Welcome To The Emerging Artisans Program at The Open Studio



Meet Kathy Holt
Emerging Artisans Program Director




Kathryn returned to Florida in 2015 after 20 years in northern Michigan. She has been involved in the arts throughout her life. She enjoys painting with oils, pen and ink drawing, photography, and jewelry making.

Her professional background includes managing the Victorian Summer Gallery on Mackinac Island, Michigan, and operating her own photography business, KB Holt Photography, in Atlanta, Michigan. Since her return to Florida, Kathryn has enjoyed the small-town feel of Englewood, and especially enjoys the arts community at The Open Studio.




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The Emerging Artisans Program supports and encourages up-and-coming artisans, musicians, and craftspersons. The Program provides a very low-cost venue for these artisans to display, sell, and demonstrate their handcrafted art/wares. Demonstrations of artistic and craft processes are encouraged. We are seeking program participants at this time, from as wide a range of artistic and craft styles and techniques as possible.

Held in The Open Studio Gardens, vendors and attendees interact in a beautiful, lush setting. The Program will be held from 10:00am to 2:00pm on Sundays, and will run from January 7, 2018 through April 29, 2018.

Rates for a 10'x10' space for the 2018 season are $10.00 per week, with a minimum 4-week commitment, paid up front, after which you have the option to renew. The Program will run for 17 Sundays – you may prepay for the entire season at a discounted rate of $150.00. There is no credit for unused weeks; there will be credit for cancellations due to severe weather or other non-foreseen events. Vendors must provide their own table/tent and signage as needed. Electricity will be provided as required.


We are seeking program vendor participants on an on-going basis. A vendor application for the Emerging Artisans Program is available below. For more information, please contact:

Kathy Holt
Email: artisans@TheOpenStudio.org
941-270-3307


Emerging Artisans Application Form (Word Doc)

Emerging Artisans Application Form (pdf)



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The first Emerging Artisans Program, Dec.18, 2016:




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