The second annual River Valley Tour of artists’ work places in Chester, Essex and Deep River is Sept. 21 and 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year, there will be concurrent show at the Essex Art Association Gallery, 10 North Main St., with an opening party there Friday, Sept. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m.


You will see a wide variety of work from abstract, three-dimensional cut paper wall art to traditional oil painted landscapes and an equally divergent examples of workplaces – from kitchen tables to well-appointed studios overlooking the Connecticut River. 


There are 42 artists involved this year – most on the tour and the rest showing in the association gallery.


There will be brochures and maps available around the three towns by the end of August. If you’d like one sent to you, please send name, address and email to Claudia Van Nes, 19 Parkers Point Road, Chester, CT 06412.


We hope to see you at our opening and on our tour!