River Artisans Cooperative

A space for local artists to display and sell their handmade wares since 1975. Run by members, staffed by members. Containing pottery, quilts, prints, wooden-ware, jewelry, hand knits, ​children’s clothes, cards, baskets, toys, leather, glassware, stationery and 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.

Debra A. Craigue: Acrylic painting on recycled wood barrel staves, shingles, fences. Also cards from my original art work. nicnat8587@gmail.com

Edward Cooney-Moore: items made from reclaimed wood

Roxane Blake: Nuno-felting (Wool into Silk) Scarves and Woolie collars, and other felted items

Caitlin Pollock: Charcoal and pastel landscapes, animal, and pet portraits caitlinpollock@yahoo.com

Leslie Lassetter: drawings, stationery

 

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