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…
The members of the Sawmill River Arts (“SRA”) wish to thank the more than two hundred guests who celebrated our gallery opening last Sunday at the Montague Bookmill. The turnout exceeded the group’s most optimistic estimates — especially considering the event-happy nature of a super busy fall calendar in the Valley arts community.
“Everyone had such nice things to say about our gallery and the beautiful location at the Mill,” said Amherst artisan Lana Fiala. That conclusion was shared by Montague-based potter Jaye Pope: “With all the competing events on Saturday, I think it was a great show.”
Sawmill River Arts Raises Awareness and Funding for Community Action!
Additionally SRA is proud to contribute the proceeds of our silent auction 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.
Stay tuned for upcoming events throughout the fall, including free workshops and an open house for the holidays.
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 email@example.com or call 413.774.2318. We look forward to seeing everyone on the 17th.
SEPTEMBER 17, 2 PM TO 5PM
Artist collective celebrates new gallery at the Montague Mill.
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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 | firstname.lastname@example.org
LINKS: Sawmill River Arts Website
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.