“Best of New England”

— Yankee Magazine, May/June 2016

Best of New England Artist Community

Opened in 2004, Whiting Mills building is now home to a variety of artists, craftspeople, retail shops, small manufacturing companies, and a center for artistic, community, and social events. Our semi-annual Open Studio events enjoy a reputation for being a destination for the public to enjoy meeting resident and guest artists at the Whiting Mills.

Our Team

At Whiting Mills, we've got you covered. Marketing, Management, and Owners work closely to provide a great experience for tenants and patrons.

Eva and Jean-Paul Blachere


Eva and Jean Paul Blachere purchased the Whiting Mills complex of historic buildings in 2004, an old and historic mill building in Winsted, CT, and convert it into workspaces for artists and businesses. Its 56 tenants include artists, photographers, craftspeople and small businesses and manufacturing. In 2006, the nationally acclaimed American Mural Project, purchased two of the buildings for its future home scheduled to open in 2018. In November of 2017, the Connecticut Economic Resources Center and Northwestern Hills Region recognized Whiting Mills for its contribution to the economic growth of the region and state.

Sandy Evans

General Manager

Sandy Evans is the day-to-day driving force behind the revitalization of Whiting Mills and its ongoing contributions to the visual artists and craftspeople in the northwest corner of the state and the economic growth of Winsted, CT. Under her management, Whiting Mills has become recognized as a creative center in New England for events to be held throughout the year for the public to attend where they can meet and talk with the artists. They include the Annual Holiday Open Studios in December, 3rd Sunday Open Studios, and a wide variety of public fund raising events.

Sandy Evans is quoted as saying:

I am fully committed to our vision of expanding public awareness of the richness of the arts in the northwest corner of the state and of continuing to offer a variety of artists and craftspeople affordable studios at Whiting Mills.