The Open Studio (TOS) is a group of small businesses, artists and entrepreneurs who work together at 380 Old Englewood Road in Englewood, FL to encourage and support creativity and healthy living. On site you will find Lemon Bay Clay Studio, The Spa and Real Juice Bar, Terah Gardens , One stop co-op, a variety of classes and workshops, and a small outdoor stage for backyard events all surrounded by lush fruit trees and vegetable gardens. Everyone associated with TOS works cooperatively to make the campus an environment of health and well being.
Click on any business to see the details of their offerings or stop by anytime to visit and enjoy our park-like grounds focused on an edible landscape and providing farm to table produce for the Homegrown Market.
We encourage you to wander through the property but please do not pick the fruit or produce. Many of our plants are uncommon and some can be poisonous so for your own safety, and to respect the growers, please eat only what you buy through the Homegrown Market or when offered on a tour with one of our knowledgeable gardeners.
If you are interested in offering a class or workshop on site please get in touch through our email OpenStudioEnglewood@gmail.com. and include a description of what you are interested in doing. Someone working in that area will get back to you.
Our campus is located in a special zoning district called the RCTOD (Residential Commercial Transition Overlay District) which makes it possible for our combination residential and small business environment to exist.
The Open Studio was the first project developed under the RCTOD zoning starting with one building and now includes 5 buildings and 2 1/2 acres of land. In the 10 years since our inception we have been developing the landscape and intention of our site. In addition to the current businesses on our campus, several other small businesses began, evolved and ultimately outgrew their space. We were happy to see them move on and thrive in a larger setting, allowing others to realize their dream. The campus also spawned 2 Open Mic programs, both still going strong. One moved to Mango Bistro and the other is at the Englewood Arts Center. Our edible landscape has inspired dozens of homeowners to convert their yards to private Food Forests. Many artists and health related practioners make use of our space for classes and workshops.