The annual Button Factory Open Studios will be a celebration of the rich artistic talent and resources housed and nurtured in the sprawling red-brick complex. The Open Studios are a chance for members of the community to get an insider’s view of the Button Factory, to see what makes this building and its resident artists so special and to support local artists and craftspeople by purchasing their work.
During Open Studios, nearly 70 artists and craftspeople will show and sell their wares. They include painters, woodworkers (furniture makers, boat builders and toy makers), jewelers, photographers, sculptors, bookbinders, framers, fabric artists, metalsmiths, and more.
Open Studios is a wonderful time to visit the Button Factory workshops and view and purchase beautiful and unique gifts. In keeping with tradition, creative holiday decorations will transform the studios and halls of the Button Factory into a whimsical and fun place to visit and shop.
How to get there: The Button Factory is located on Islington Street in Portsmouth, across from Plaza 800 and the Hannaford Supermarket (formerly Pic 'n' Pay), and a short drive from the Portsmouth Traffic Circle.
For additional information, contact:
Jim Buttrick, Building Owner, YankeeReal@aol.com (617) 756-9164