Porter Mill was first occupied in 1895 and was associated with Beverly, Massachusetts' rich shoe industry. Through the years the building housed Decoron Plastics, Superior Hat Company, Superior Real Estate, Criterion Shoe Company, Lion Leather and Plastic and recently Porter Sewing Machine Corporation. Now, Porter Mill is home to twenty-two artist studios.
Porter Mill is currently at full capacity. We are home to fifty cermisists, jewelers, musicians, painters, printmakers, photographers and more. The gallery hosts First Thursday opening receptions for our monthly rotating gallery exhibits featuring the work of Porter Mill artists and artists from the community. Porter Mill also hosts two annual Open Studio events in the summer and winter. Porter Mill is easily accessible, located just a two minute walk from the Beverly Depot Train Station on the Newburyport/Rockport line and a ten minute drive from Route 128. The studios are a ten minute walk from Montserrat College of Art and their three galleries and just a fifteen minute walk to the beautiful Atlantic. Contact Manager, Bea Modisett at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.