A space for local artists to display and sell their handmade wares since 1975. Run by members, staffed by members. Containing pottery, quilts, prints, wood products, wrought iron, stone and wood lamps and pencil cases, woodworking, leatherwork, jewelry, hand knits, silk and wool scarves, children’s clothes, cards, candles, soaps, braided rugs, pine needle baskets, toys, glassware, pottery and ceramics, stationery, decorative cones and much much more!
The River Artisans Cooperative, formerly known as the Jelly Bean Tree was created in 1975 by a group of local artists and crafts people in Saxtons River, Vermont. For over 38 years the shop was located in the Main Street Arts building in Saxtons River.
In 2013, the shop moved down the street and was renamed. In September of 2017, it moved to its present location in Downtown Bellows Falls on the square in between The Rock & Hammer and Village Square Booksellers. There is still parking right out front! The shops operating expenses come from display fees, commissions on sales, fundraisers and member contributed items. Next time you’re looking for a special gift, consider buying a handcrafted item from one of our artists at River Artisans Cooperative.
HOURS: Open 11-5 Thursdays through Mondays -Closed Tuesday and Wednesdays.
Debra A. Craigue: Acrylic painting on recycled wood barrel staves, shingles, fences. Also cards from original art work. firstname.lastname@example.org
Edward Cooney-Moore: items made from reclaimed wood
Mike Lewis: The Stonedaze Studio- river rock and wood: clocks, candle holders, trophy bases, lampposts, pencil cases, urns, special pieces and more!
Roxane Blake: Nuno-felting (Wool into Silk) Scarves and Woolie collars, and other felted items
Leslie Lassetter: drawings, stationery
Wilma Skovinski: Paper Cones & Birds, handmade bags and more!
Fred McKenny: wrought iron products and Fred Rocks fredrocksrockshop.com See Fred on the FEED!
Kailen Lott: Wood pieces
Lyn Parker Haas: Basket Case Plus- Pine needle and Gem stone Baskets and more
Catherine Randall : one-of-a-kind Bird & Animal Art www.catrinka.art
Stephanie Sullivan: Mixed Media artwork and hand-painted greeting cards sullivanart.net
Thomasin “Alyx” Alyxander: Ubeadquitous also find on Etsy.com/ubeadquitous and FB
Sue’s Stones – decorated stones in all sizes & pendants too! Check out FB Suestones
Leslie Lassetter was a guest on FACT TV on November 2022 Mike & Marty on The Feed!
Check out December 9, 2020 Live FEED on River Artisans Cooperative featuring Caitlin Pollack and Leslie