We’ve been in our new shop in the Bellows Falls Village Square for nearly 2 months – and we’re LOVING it! On Friday we’ll join our neighboring merchants in celebrating the monthly BF3F – Third Friday Celebration. We’ll be open until 7pm. STOP IN!

Great new work by many of our artists!


Sad farewell…

It’s been a wonderful 40 years but we are closing our shop in Saxtons River today, August 26th. We will be open in our new location on Friday, September 1st – #28 in the Bellows Falls Village Square. Hours for September will be: Wednesday – Monday 10 am – 4pm. We will be closed on Tuesdays. VISIT SOON!


River Artisans is MOVING! Saturday, August 26th, will be the very last day we will be open for business at our present location in Saxtons River. On September 1 will we open at our new location in Bellows Falls – #28 in the Village Square, between Rock and Hammer jewelers and the Village Bookseller.

We hope to see all our loyal customers, and many new ones, in our bright new shop real soon!

Thank you to our School Artists

Saxtons River Artisans Inc. takes this moment to particularly thank the schools who participated in submitting their art work to grace the Windows of our store this past year. The very youngest of “artists” from the Village Early Learning Center were the first to submit their colorful art work of trees and butterflies. We were then privileged to enjoy the beautiful mobiles throughout the winter season provided by the Saxtons River Montessori School. This spring, pretty paper flowers graced our windows from the Saxtons River Elementary School and, most recently Vermont Academy’s Art Department sent over some lovely and colorful samples of student art projects.
Art has many forms – and a lifelong appreciation can begin at the earliest age. We trust that some of these students may find themselves pursing a particular art form, not only as a hobby, but to fulfil their creative instincts through participation in art shows, art galleries, or in cooperatives such as the Saxtons River Artisans shop. Thank you student artists – we have enjoyed the art work you shared with us.

BIg Tag Sale!


Saturday, June 3rd – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

– Rain Date on Sunday, June 4th –

Also – new items in the shop last week.
Nancy Peters’ adorable, cuddly hand-knitted menagerie and Bonnie North’s nature-inspired, hand pierced sterling jewelry.

Egg Painting Class a Big Success

Five people had the pleasure of creating and painting Goose Eggs under the able direction of SRA member Nancy Peters – just prior to the Easter Holiday. As it was a day that the shop was not open, it was decided that the class would be conducted in the kitchen of the Geist Home.

Nancy had all of the participants start out with the same pattern for the eggs. Directions were printed out for all. Nancy extended great patience and guidance as each person designed their egg, and, in the final stages, she encouraged everyone to add their own special creative touches. All had fun and once finished, each egg had its own distinct combination of colors and final design. But, it did seem evident that it would take many more practices before having eggs that resembled the beauty of Nancy’s Ukrainian Eggs that are located at our Saxtons River Artisans Shop.
We look forward to possibly having another class at a future date. Thank you to Nancy for all the preparation and guidance she gave everyone in this enjoyable venture.
– Roberta Geist