A DIY arts collective
in a Victorian Manor

We are fiscally-sponsored by registered nonprofit Playable Theatre Co. 501(c)(3), so your donations are now tax-deductible!

ESTATE OF MIND is a DIY arts collective in a storied Victorian Manor complex on 25 acres in Whitinsville, MA. We are also a...

Film & Photography Location

Popular for horror, film noir, historic Victorian-period settings, music videos, engagement & wedding photography, portraits, art photography, boudoir, and more.

The rate to book a film or photo shoot is pay-what-you-can. Affordable no matter your budget.


Venue For Your Events

A glamorous setting for DIY weddings, workshops & classes, retreats, private parties, community gatherings, performances, activism or activity meetups, exhibits, and more.

The rate to book our venue is pay-what-you-can. Affordable no matter your budget.

Collaborative Creator Community

Come make art, theatre, or sawdust with us! Our events are open-to-the-public. Meet other creators and find like-minded community.

Join us the first Friday of every month at 7-9pm for a free mini-festival of interactive arts & activities spread across the whole property, including fire spinning, flow arts, co-crafting, a music open mic, board games, and more.

Co-Living Residence 

An intentional community of artists, creatives, and makers, with a focus on collaborative projects and events.


AND THAT'S NOT ALL! We are also...

A Heritage Property

We are collectively restoring & revitalizing the historic Oakhurst Manor with the shared goal of creating local hub for arts & lifestyle events.

Home of the Frightinsville! immersive Halloween haunt

Our annual Halloween immersive-theatre haunt brings creators of all disciplines together.


Volunteer Run

Everything we do is powered by an incredible, dedicated, and talented team of volunteers. 



Donation Based

Our operations are entirely donation based. If you support what we do, please consider donating to help keep us around. Funds raised will be put toward the renovations required to house up to 20 more artists and operate as a community arts & lifestyle event venue year round.

Read more about how to book the est8. Use the links below to schedule a site visit or call with our community manager, Victoria Dobbs, to start planning an event or collaboration.

If you're interested in visiting & exploring the property as a guest, we offer a 90-minute history & vision walking tour every Sunday at 11:30am. RSVP here.

LOTS OF UPCOMING EVENTS including walking tours, board games, fire spinning, open mic nights, shibari nights, moon meditations & sound baths, volunteer opportunities and more, on our events page. All our listed events are open to the public.

WE RECENTLY HAD TO PAUSE RENOVATIONS which are necessary to modernize & winterize the 133-year-old Oakhurst Manor. Help us get back on track. Read more here.

est8 Life

We are accepting applicants for new residents.

Meet Us

Learn about some of the artists who make up the est8.

Photos

High resolution photos of the property. 

Book the est8

Host your own private party, photo shoot, or more. 

Explore the est8: 90min history & vision walking tour

Sunday mornings at 11:30am. Rain or shine. RSVP required.
$10 donation.

Join tour guide, educator & co-owner Sparr Risher for a 2hr tour of Estate of Mind. We will explore inside the buildings, around the grounds, and through the wooded trails. Topics include our history, present, and visions for the future.

Start point: Park in the rear lot, meet on the front porch of the manor.