The “First Annual Rock and Mineral Show” will be coming to the historic Whiting Mills (100 Whiting Street, Winsted, CT 06098) on March 18th and 19th, 2023 from (10:00 A.M.– 4:00 P.M. Saturday and Sunday). Admission is free to the public, and lunch will be available for purchase. Handicapped accessible and free parking.
Sponsored by SilverSpiral Creations, the show will feature 30 tables of high-end vendors displaying and selling gemstones, jewelry, fossils, rocks, crystals and minerals.
”For some great eye candy come to the Rock and Mineral Show at Whiting Mills. We’ll have everything from crystals to fossils and everything in between.” says Lynne Patnode.
The Rock and Mineral Show is a family friendly event with chances to win door prizes. Visit our six welcome stations throughout the building for six chances to win.
The first welcome station is in studio 304, home to Jessica Rosario the resident Good Witch of the Mill community. CottageWicks creates plant-based offerings that are brewed with love and intention presenting an enchanting and otherworldly experience in ritual beauty and candle magic. Across the hall, checkout Studio 305 and meet national and international award-winning artist Tina Puckett. Her whimsical woven baskets consist of hand harvested, dyed vines and reeds brought together in Tina's intricate designs.
Continue on to Studio 308 and find Joe Hurst of On The Rocks Norfolk. Joe’s beautiful stonework and cabochons are the product of his skilled craftsmanship and colorful personality. Next door in Studio 310 find Lynne Patnode of SilverSpiral Creations. Lynne creates each piece of handmade sterling silver jewelry, one design at a time while showcasing mother nature’s beautiful stones.
Discover other hidden gems nestled among the corners as you journey through the labyrinth. Head upstairs to Studio 408 where Debra Lill, book cover artist and shop keeper of Lill Curio Shop, will greet you with a wide range of vintage curiosities. Round the corner to Studio 512 where you can see textile designer, Julie S. Rego’s quilted batik creations which can be used as wall hangings, quilts, table runners and other decor items.
Known in the 1800s as Winsted Hosiery, the largest hosiery manufacturer in the state, Whiting Mills is now home to 56 artisans, small business and retail shops. Since its renovation in 2004, the Mill received recognition from New England’s premiere publication, Yankee Magazine, as the “2016 Best Artists’ Community in Connecticut,” establishing the former factory building as a vibrant platform for the area’s most creative artisans. Many shops and studios at Whiting Mills will be open during the event offering a wide variety of unique hand-made items.
*In case of extreme weather the show will be postponed until the following weekend of March 25-26.