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     Porter Mill was first occupied in 1895 and was associated with Beverly’s famous shoe industry.   Through the

years, the building has housed Decron Plastics, Superior Hat Company, Superior Real Estate, Criterion Shoe

Company, Lion Leather and Plastic and Porter Sewing Machine Corporation.  Today Porter Mill is home to a wide

range of artists working in a variety styles and media.   Offerings include drawing, painting, ceramics, glass work,

photography,  jewelry, fashion and more!  The building hosts biannual open studios, allowing the public to tour

studios, meet the artists and purchase art where it is created.   The lobby and first floor vitrine feature rotating

exhibitions of Porter Mill Artists.  For information about our current exhibitions and events follow us on:


 Instagram:  porter_mill_ studios

For inquiries about studio availability, please email:

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