Spring Celebration Party – May 13

Spring has finally arrived and at Sawmill River Arts, we’re celebrating!

Visit the gallery on Saturday, May 13 for a full-fledged Spring Celebration Party, from Noon to 6 p.m.

Featuring artist demonstrations indoors and outdoors under a tent (glass blowing, fiber arts, painting, photography, jewelry making, weaving and more! Free refreshments, live music all day long and a raffle basket full of fine art and craft donated by our gallery members. Winning ticket drawn at 5 p.m.

We’d love to see you at the gallery!







“Guest Artist Exhibit” by Lana Fiala

Painter Lana Fiala, former galley member, will showcase new works highlighting children, during a special “guest artist exhibit” throughout March at the gallery.

“Young at Heart” features acrylic paintings of children  – “Ballet & Baseball ” –  and more, by Lana Fiala of Amherst. In 2016, Lana painted her twin boys in action! 

An opening reception will be held Sunday, March 12 from 1 to 4 p.m.


“On the Bench” by Lana Fiala

Small Works Exhibition (6×6) Opening Reception

Sawmill River Arts Gallery’s annual
Small Works (6×6) Exhibit & Sale:
February 4-27, 2017

Come join the fun! On Saturday, Feb. 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., we’ll host the opening reception for our “Small Works” Exhibit, featuring the art of dozens of community members – amateur artists and professionals alike! All pieces are for sale; free refreshments to boot.

This annual show is an open (non-juried) exhibit of original two-dimensional and three-dimensional art. Images all meet the requirements of not being larger than 6″x6″.

Pictured is an image from the 2016 Small Works’ show.

Don’t forget! If you are an artist in the exhibit, you may pick up your work after the show ends, during gallery open hours between March 1-8.

For  more information or questions, please call the gallery at (413) 367-2885.

Gallery Artists Donate to Community Action! of Franklin County

If any of you are looking for some great and affordable holiday gift items (or just great gifts for birthdays, weddings or for yourself) consider visiting Sawmill River Arts Gallery at the Montague Mill (at the Book Mill) in Montague Center.
During the month of December many artists there have agreed to give a percentage of their sales to Community Action! of Franklin County. Donations made to Community Action! will be targeted toward their Heat It Up fuel assistance program.
Visit us at:
440 Greenfield Rd
Montague, MA

Calling All Artists – Small Works (6×6) Exhibit Entry Form Available Now

Calling all artists!


The 2016 Small Works Exhibit & Sale was a great success!

The Sawmill River Arts Gallery is calling for entries into its Small Works Exhibit &  Sale, to be held February 4-27, 2017 at the gallery. This is an open (non-juried) show of original two-dimensional and three-dimensional art. At least one artwork from each artist will be exhibited. Due to space limitations, we can accept only the first 100 total pieces submitted.

Download the entry form:


Please read the document carefully; all guidelines are included.

Or, visit the gallery to pick up a paper entry form.

Once you’ve entered, feel free to use this “label” form for the backs of your artwork: artwork_label-2017

Work must be dropped off between January 14 and 28. An opening reception will be held Saturday, February 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

For more info call the gallery at (413) 367-2885.