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Join me for OPEN STUDIOS this WEEKEND!

The 5th Annual River Valley Art Tour is a fantastic opportunity for art enthusiasts to explore the creative talents of local artists in the riverside towns of Essex, Chester, and Deep River.

Interactive map here.

Here's some additional information and tips for those planning to attend:

Tour Dates:

  • October 7 - 9, 2023

  • 10 am - 5 pm on Saturday & Sunday

  • 10 am - 2 pm on Monday

Tour Highlights:

  • The tour covers three picturesque riverside towns: Essex, Chester, and Deep River.

  • Visitors will have the chance to explore the workspaces, studios, and galleries of 43 local River Valley Artists.

  • These artists work in a wide variety of media, offering a diverse range of artistic creations.

  • In some locations, artists may share a space, allowing you to see the work of several artists under one roof.

  • All art on display will be available for purchase, with many pieces offered at reasonable prices.

  • Some locations may even provide beverages and snacks to enhance your tour experience.

What to Expect:

  • Plan your visit during the specified tour hours to ensure you have ample time to explore all the locations and interact with the artists.

  • Bring some spending money in case you come across art that captivates you and you'd like to take home.

  • Prepare to be inspired and engage in conversations with artists about their creative processes and the stories behind their artwork.

  • Don't forget to bring a camera or smartphone to capture your favorite pieces and memories from the tour.

  • Be respectful of the artists and their workspaces, and follow any guidelines or rules provided at each location.

Supporting Local Artists:

  • One of the great aspects of this art tour is the opportunity to support local talent. Many artists rely on the sales of their artwork to sustain their craft, so your purchases make a significant difference in their lives.

  • Take the time to learn about the artists and their inspirations; it can deepen your appreciation for the artwork you encounter.

Enjoy the Scenic Beauty:

  • Aside from the art, take in the natural beauty of the riverside towns. These locations often offer charming landscapes that can be inspiring in their own right.

  • Consider dining at local restaurants or exploring other attractions in the area to make the most of your visit.

The 5th Annual River Valley Art Tour promises a delightful and enriching experience for anyone interested in art, creativity, and the local culture of Essex, Chester, and Deep River. Enjoy your tour!

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