Open Mic Night to benefit New Horizons & Nashua Honduras

Open Mic Night to benefit New Horizons & NHOT, January 18, 2018

Performers of all ages, backgrounds, and styles are invited


Perform or listen to great local talent, and do something good in your community at the same time! Studio 550 welcomes performers of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds to an Open Mic Night on Thursday, January 18th from 6:30-8:30PM. Singer-songwriters, musicians, spoken word artists, and solo/duets/trios are all welcome. There is no cost for performers or for listeners, but performances should be original material.

The hope is that this Open Mic will be a listening room and foster a community of musicians and performers to share their work, instead of a music backdrop to a bar scene.There will be a simple PA with two inputs (vocal and instrument) but the space will be small enough that acoustic would be perfectly fine. This Open Mic is also a pop-up fundraiser/awareness builder for two organizations.

Nashua Honduras Outreach Team: This is a group of leaders sharing their talents with the small community of San Francisco de la Paz, Honduras. During visits, they paint murals, teach dance, tutor and plant community gardens. At the open mic they will have a pottery & plant sale, including some lovely Honduran inspired succulent pots. Plants were donated by the NH Food Pantry Greenhouse and nurtured by St. Casimir students.


The open mic organizer, Jyl Dittbenner, is a member of this organization.

New Horizons for NH: In exchange for donation items from the New Horizons Shelter and Food Pantry “Wish List”, visitors can select free pottery made by past students at Studio 550.  So much more than just canned goods are needed! Guests can see “Wish List” items on the New Horizons website:


The Studio 550 Tea Room will be serving 24 different flavors of loose-leaf tea. Tea can also be purchased in tins to enjoy at home.For more information, see the Studio 550 Facebook Event page.


Contact us: 603.232.5597 or visit in person at 550 Elm Street in Manchester, NH

Holiday Fun At Studio 550

Holiday Fun At Studio 550


Calling all of Santa’s helpers, young and old!

Studio 550 is hosting a variety of neat events in the coming months, & we don’t want you to miss out! Looking for a gift for that special someone, interested in learning more about local Artisans, or do you want to get your hands dirty in a workshop? Whatever it is, we’ve got plenty of holiday fun at Studio 550 this season for everyone. Here’s what you can expect:


5th Annual Cup Show & Sale – Opening Party

November 9, 2017, 6-7:30PM – Opening Party

November 9, 2017 – January 6, 2018 – Exhibit

Come see and hold handmade ceramic cups made by artists from around the country! During the reception on November 9th, we will have a raffle for a coffee and tea basket with goodies from local roaster A&E Coffee Roastery & Tea and from our Studio 550 Tea Room.


Handmade Holiday Market

November 18, 2017, 10-2PM

Looking for a great place to find gifts for the holidays or stock up on new decor for your home or office? You’re invited to our 5th Annual Handmade Holiday Market!

Many of the Artisans will be creating their work before your eyes at the market. Come see how your favorite gifts are made & meet the maker behind them!


Seasonal DIY Ornament Workshop

November 18, 2017, 10-2PM

In this workshop, visitors will get to create a variety of different ornament designs. The Studio will have stations set up with materials and instructions for a variety of different ornament designs.  

Guests can make up to five different ornaments for $15. We will have some designs that are appropriate for younger makers (3-5 years) and some for older and more skilled participants.

All materials and instruction will be provided. Most designs will be make-and-take, but any clay ornaments will have to be left here to be fired. Learn more or pre-register here.


Date Night

Every Friday & Saturday, 6-7:30PM or 7:30PM-9PM

Simmer down & reserve a pottery wheel for play! We’ll guide you through a basic pottery lesson and then you will be set free on the wheel to make your own creations! One piece per person is included in the workshop. RSVP here.


More events to be added soon!



We hope you’ll join us this holiday season! For questions or event ideas, please email:

Early Registration discount ends December 19th!

Register for Winter class sessions by December 19th and get 5% off your registration when you pay in full with cash or check (credit card sales not valid for discount). Winter classes start the week of January 13. Please see the calendar or the products listings for details.