​The River Artisans Cooperative holds the work of over twenty local artists.

​Run by artisans and staffed by artisans, our little cooperative shop contains the work of local potters, quilters, print makers, woodworkers, silversmiths, basket makers and many more.

SUPPORTING
LOCAL ART
SINCE 1975

Our History

The River Artisans Cooperative, formerly known as the Jelly Bean Tree, was created in 1975 by a group of local artists and crafts people in Saxtons River, Vermont. 

Founded as a space to allow local artisans to display and sell their work outside of a formal gallery setting and within a supportive community of fellow creators. 

In pursuit of this goal a true cooperative was born. ​The River Artisans shop is staffed by members and run by members, most of its operating expenses are covered by a small display fee and commission on sales, with any remaining expenses met through fundraising.