SMRA Starts Year Two with Eyes on the Pies

Sawmill River Arts is pleased to release an eight minute video that documents the coming together of our group. The occasion is the gallery’s grand opening held last September. It details the personal stories and overall themes that have emerged in the gallery’s first successful year of operations. The piece features vignettes of our collected works along with interviews of the artists.

SMRA is getting year two underway with a splash this Saturday, February 11. From 12-6 pm we’ll be showcasing our Art & Pies event. “Just Pies” of Brattleboro, Vermont will bring a variety of pies to sell at the gallery. It is possible to order online ahead and Andi Waisman will bring them for pick up at the gallery this Saturday. For more information about ordering ahead visit Just Pies.

Please tell all your friends! We are doing this as a collaboration and hope to increase the gallery’s visibility and help “Just Pies” wonderful business increase theirs while getting people into the gallery to see what’s new at Sawmill River Arts. We have some wonderful new items especially for Valentine’s Day including cards, jewelry, paintings and more.

Hope you will come join us for a piece of pie and some Valentine’s shopping…

Sawmill River Arts Teams Up With Community Action of Greenfield

Sawmill River Arts will be sponsoring a silent auction to benefit Community Action of Greenfield at our official opening on Saturday, September 17th from 2-5 pm at our gallery at the Montague Bookmill. Each of our artisans will be donating a work.

All proceeds will go towards supporting the mission and programs  of Community Action!, a local nonprofit dedicated to promoting economic justice and improving the quality of life for people with lower incomes in the Franklin, Hampshire, and North Quabbin regions of Pioneer Valley. The organization has fully-staffed offices in Greenfield, Northampton, and Orange respectively.

Please contact Jessye Deane for more information about the group at or call 413.774.2318. We look forward to seeing everyone on the 17th.

Sawmill River Arts Grand Opening

Artist collective celebrates new gallery at the Montague Mill.


Artist Collective Celebrates New Gallery at the Montague Book Mill

MONTAGUE, Massachusetts (August 9, 2011) – The Sawmill River Arts, a newly formed collective of fine artists and crafts people located at the Montague Mill, is inviting the public to its grand opening September 17th. This  group of ten artists consisting of  painters, fiber artists, jewelers, potters and illustrators have been working for many months to establish a gallery at the Mill.
The artists have created a space that is not only vibrant and exciting but growing with local art work consigned by area artists.Located in the annex of the 1842 grist mill, The Sawmill River Arts is a sunny and inviting spot to view fine artwork in a relaxing atmosphere along the Sawmill River in Montague Center while listening to the rushing of water along the Sawmill River.


Marc Solomon | Amherst, MA | 617.549.9022 |

LINKS: Sawmill River Arts Website

Welcome to Sawmill River Arts

Welcome to the Sawmill River Arts collaborative at the Montague Mill in Montague Center, Massachusetts.

Our gallery features a diverse portfolio of landscapes, portraits, and still lifes along with fine traditional and contemporary handcrafts. Sawmill River Arts is owned and operated by its members.

Our operating model enables our collectors, students, and the public at-large the opportunity to meet us and experience the pull of our creative enterprise within the whimsical magic of the Montague Mill.

The gallery’s displays are constantly changing with new works of art and featured exhibits.