Staff Pick: Hope Mills Artist Collaborative
 Open Studio

We hear a lot about recycling grocery bags, plastic bottles and paper. The same can be said of architecture. Reuse a building, don’t knock it down — and the artists will come. Hope Mills is a former textile mill in Germantown. Built in 1902 for the Hope Worsted Mills Co., it also had a life as a tobacco warehouse for the R. J. Reynolds Co. But since 1999, it has housed artist studios and businesses. Word of mouth about this relatively unknown collaborative has enlarged the number to over 25 artists. The building houses creatives working in a variety of media, from photography, furniture-making to hat and fashion design. Tenants include sculptor Forest Boone, glass artist Johnny Gordon and painter Lynn Dunbar.


Hope Mills
2-6 p.m. | Free
1000 Swan St.
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