Pioneer Days  Open House at TOS
Sunday August 27th

The Open Studio will be participating in the Pioneer Days festivities this year and for our part will host an Open House on the grounds at 380 Old Englewood Road.

The Open House will be held  Sunday, August 27, from  11am to 4pm. Many activities are being planned for the day! We will kick it off with a large Art Sale of Pottery and Paintings at  11am  from our Art Gallery. We will also have representation from some of the vendors who participate in our seasonal Sunday Artisans Market, so there will be a lot to look at if you want to get a early jump on some Christmas shopping or just something new to display in your home. There will also be plants for sale from our nursery.
A Yoga exhibition will be held on our back yard stage at  1pm and will be followed by an acoustic duo "and friends" playing a variety of music, for about an hour or so.

All Open Studio businesses will be present and able to discuss what they have going on with their business and any upcoming classes that they have.  It should be a fun day, with lots going on so mark it on your calendar and come by to see us.  Please help spread the word by sharing our Facebook event!
The Healing Arts Building

Open House at The Healing Arts Building 11am to 4pm
Lemon Bay Yoga Studio
Beverly Katchen LMT, Therapeutic Massage 

Join Beverly and Nadine in the Healing Arts Building.  Enjoy soothing tea's and yummy treats to cool you in the summer heat.  Take the opportunity to discover how therapeutic massage can aid in relief of chronic pain.

Learn about how Yoga can benefit common health problems like stiff joints, achy back, memory loss and insomnia.  Gain an understating of Ayurveda and how to incorporate it easily into your life.  Ask questions, learn tips and tricks and enjoy our beautiful, serene space! 
ON THE BACK STAGE 1 - 1:45pm

** Enter our raffle to win Therapeutic Massage or a mini Ayurveda Consultation to benefit The Open Studio 501(c)3 Non-Profit, $10 per entry **

Englewood Homegrown Open House
August 27th from 12 to 4pm
Englewood Homegrown will be selling plants from the freshly revamped nursery. Inventory has been updated and there is a wide variety of fruit trees, vegetables, herbs, butterfly and insectary plants now in stock. Garden tours will be given throughout the day.

Open House at The Artists' Gallery

Join us on Sunday, August 27th
for the Open House and Big Sale!
We will be open 11am til 4pm. COME IN & BUY IT ALL!
Help our artists get through these lazy,
hazy, hot da ys of summer!


The Real Juice Bar Open House
Sunday August 27th from 1 to 4pm

Join us for the Pioneer Days festivities at The Open Studio and experience a fresh smoothie, wheatgrass shot, cookie dough balls and chia pudding from the Real Juice working under the name of Real Juice Real Food To Go.  Grab a brochure and learn about our new business model!  Join our 28 day Change Your Life Challenge!!!  It may not just change your life but may SAVE your life!  See you all there!!!!

Acoustic Duo Bucket List To Perform
TOS Open House Sunday Aug 27th 2:30pm
The acoustic duo Bucket List was recently formed by Rick Holt and Bill Lundgren, the two guitarists from the electric band Almost Good Enough. Rick and Bill have done acoustic performances at TOS on numerous occasions during the Emerging Artisans Program last year, and will continue to do so this year as well. Their guitar styles and diverse musical interests make for a wide-ranging playlist, covering the classic rock and blues genres, adapted to two acoustic guitars. Bucket List will perform on the Stage in The Open Studio gardens starting at  2:30pm .


Musical Tribute Walls Complete
Just in time for the TOS Open House!
Two wing walls for The Open Studio outdoor stage have been erected as a tribute to Adam Filock.  Adam is the son of Jeff and Peggy Filock, who passed away at the age of 17 after a skiing accident.
Adam was a great musician, student, friend, brother, and son. The guitar, designed by Jeff Filock, is a replica of one of the many guitars Adam played. In Western NY, where Adam grew up, an Excellence in Character Scholarship in his name is given each year to a graduating senior.
This fall, lights and sound will be added to the walls to further enhance live performances that are offered at TOS.
The metal sculptures were created and donated by local artist, Laurie O'Gara.


Lemon Bay Yoga Studio
Beat the Heat with our Summer Special ~  20 Days for $20   

We have three classes back on the schedule for pre-season: Restorative Yoga, Yoga for Every Body and Stress Release Stretching.   Click here for class time or to register.   Our regular schedule will resume in October. 
Our bodies are working hard to deal with the higher temperatures and longer days, here are some Ayurveda and Yoga tips for a happy Florida summer: 
  • Eat a variety juicy, seasonal fruits and vegetables either raw or lightly cooked and allow plenty of time for digestion between meals 
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, favor limes instead of lemons and try rose or fennel tea, all are cooling to the body
  • Practice gentle and/or slower paced yoga, preferably earlier in the morning, with cooling poses such as forward folds and side bends
  • find time in the afternoon when the sun is at it's highest for a little quiet time, meditation and/or breathing practice 
Check out our September workshops!
Yoga for Beginners: Runs for 4 weeks, starting on Monday, September 4th from 5:30 to 6:30pm. 
Chair Yoga: Runs for 7 weeks, starting on Thursday September 14th from 2 to 3pm. 


Update on the "Women of the World" Project
by Sherry O'Connell

For those of you who have been watching as each Woman comes out of the kiln, here they are!

The final count is 14. Each one represents a different culture composite. They all come together and bond to make this world a better place by sharing their love, compassion, kindness, encouragement, support, strength and leadership abilities. Now the work begins on the display and background, I am trying my hand at water color; world map was a first attempt. Thanks to all who have encouraged me all the way. Sherry

The Open Studio Wants You!!!
The Open Studio wants and needs you - volunteers, performers, artisans and craftspersons, foodies...
We're looking for performers of all ages and abilities - musicians, karaoke stars, dancers, drummers, magicians, actors, storytellers, poets, comedians - to name several. Be a part of our 2017-2018 Backyard Events program.
We're looking for artisans and craftspersons working in any medium. Been told, "... hey you should sell those...", but never thought about it? Give it a shot; we need you.
Do you make a "killer" dish, dessert, pastry, or other baked goods? We need you too.
Would you like to be a part of an amazing community and help it to grow and be even more successful? You can...
If any of these opportunities sounds like you or someone you know, please contact our administrator, Judi Jenkins, at 941-681-8188, or



380 Old Englewood Road
Englewood, FL 34223

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The Open Studio
380 Old Englewood Road, Englewood, Florida 34223

The Open Studio is a member-based, not-for-profit organization founded to support entrepreneurs with new small business ideas, and encourage creativity and healthy living. Our co-op partners provide a variety of products and services including organic food and juices, edible landscaping, pottery and visual arts classes, therapeutic massage, yoga, tai chi, an art gallery, backyard house concerts and performing arts.