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3rd Annual River Valley Art Tour


September 18 & 19, 2021

10 a.m.- 5 p.m. each day


September 17, 5 to 7 p.m.

Essex Art Association

10 N Main St, Essex, CT 06426


   From an RV parked in Deep River to homes on the Connecticut River to enchanting studios, the annual River Valley Art Tour winds through the three riverside towns of Essex, Chester and Deep River.


The tour features forty-two local River Valley Artists who will all be on hand at 22 distinctly different locations where they create to show you their work and explain their process. In some incidences artists are sharing a space so you will be able to see the diverse work of several artists under one roof.  All art will be for sale, much of it at particularly reasonable prices, and in many locations, beverages and snacks will be served. We are requesting everyone please wear a mask whenever they are indoors.

At Essex Art Association Gallery, three artists on the tour are featured, but there is also representative work by all the artists on the walls. On Friday, Sept. 17, there will be a reception at the gallery from 5 to 7 with safely served food and drink.

The artists belong to River Valley Artists, a loosely formed group of Chester, Essex and Deep River artists (and a few others from neighboring towns) who also show at Earth and Fire Art Studio in Essex where you can see more of their work during the tour.


If you live further afield and would like us to mail you a brochure that includes a map, list of artists and images for each artist, please email:


We can’t wait to meet you.