Porter Mill was first occupied in 1895 and was associated with Beverly's famous shoe industry. Through the years the building housed Decoron Plastics, Superior Hat Company, Superior Real Estate, Criterion Shoe Company, Lion Leather and Plastic and Porter Sewing Machine Corporation.

Today, the building is home to forty ceramicists, jewelers, musicians, painters, printmakers, photographers and more. The gallery hosts monthly rotating exhibits featuring the work of Porter Mill artists as well as artists from the community. The building also features bi-annual Open Studios so the public can see the artist studio spaces, purchase unique works of art, and explore Porter Mill!

Interested in a studio space? Studios become available at Porter Mill sporadically. To be sure you are notified of studio spaces as they become available, please join our mailing list.

By Train
Take the Newburyport or Rockport line to Beverly Depot. Porter Mill is just a 5 minute walk from the station: simply follow the pathway to the MBTA parking garage. Porter Mill is located across the street from the garage.

By Car
Porter Mill is located just off Rt 128 N. Take Exit 22 to Rt 62 / Elliott St and turn right onto Rantoul. On-street parking and garage parking is available.

For more information regarding the studios, commercial spaces or upcoming events:

Studios at Porter Mill
95 Rantoul Street
Beverly MA 01915