River Valley Artists is a loosely organized group of artists and artisans from Chester, Essex and Deep River originally formed for an annual studio tour in the fall of each year. That tour also includes an exhibit at Essex Art Association of tour artists' work as well as the work of other local artists who can't or don't want to be on the tour.

 In addition, we now exhibit year-round at Earth and Fire Studio and gallery at the top of Main Street in Essex and we have plans for additional activities.

 There is no association, board of directors, membership form or dues. Artists pay a small fee when they participate in one of our activities to cover expenses. 

 You can be a part of any or all these activities. 

 You do need to live in one of the three towns albeit we have several out-of-town artists who show in the studios of local artists during the tour. You can request a spot in one of these studios and if it works out, you will be a River Valley Artist.


If interested, please send information about yourself and images of your work to claudiavannes@aol.com. For more information, call Claudia at 860-526-3459.