Meet Pawtucket's artist community at Open Studios

Meet Pawtucket's artist community at Open Studios

PAWTUCKET - This Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7 and 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., more than 50 artists in four historic mill buildings in the Exchange Street neighborhood will open their studios to the public for Exchange Street Open Studios, or XOS.

Visitors will have the chance to view artwork and chat with artists in their studios, watch demonstrations of processes, and buy directly from the artists. The studios are all in close proximity.

In the same neighborhood on the same weekend, visitors can meet with 50 more artists participating in the Arts Marketplace: Pawtucket at the Pawtucket Armory, a show and sale of the work of regional artists and artisans.

Other events of the 15th Pawtucket Arts Festival, like the Chinese Dragonboat Races, will also be happening that weekend.

For more on the Exchange Street Open Studios, visit