2024 Rock River Artists Open Studio Tour

Saturday + Sunday July 20+21     11am – 4pm

Start at the Olallie Gallery at Olallie Daylily Garden in South Newfane,
enter our Artists Drawing, and pick up a map.

The Rock River Artists will be opening our homes and studios once again as we invite visitors to view our creative processes, purchase artwork, and interact directly with us, the artists.

Get a behind-the-scenes look into the unique locations where each artist’s work is made. Take a trip through our rural villages — visit rustic studios down county lanes, or high up in the hills with spectacular views; visit studios with lush gardens; and studios tucked away in the woods, or along the river’s edge — and see how and where art is made in Vermont.

Make a special visit to Olallie Gallery at the Olallie Daylily Garden to examples of each artist’s work, as well as the work of Ellen Darrow/Aho (1933-2023) and oil paintings of Georgie, and to pick up a map of the entire tour. For more information, contact Gianna Robinson, giannapaint@gmail.com, 802-380-4448

Rock River Artists


The tour begins at the Olallie Gallery located at the Olallie Daylily Gardens at 129 Auger Hole Rd, South Newfane, VT 05351 .

From the North:
From the North on Interstate 91, take exit 4 in Putney. Bear left onto Rte. 5 South toward Brattleboro. After 2.5 miles go right onto Schoolhouse Road for 2 miles to Dummerston Center. Proceed straight through the four-way intersection onto East West Road. After 2 miles down the hill there is a stop sign. Go left through the covered bridge, turning right onto Rte. 30 North. Two miles further take a left onto Williamsville/Depot Road. After two miles, bear left at the T, pass through Williamsville and through another covered bridge. After two more miles there is a stop sign. Go left onto Auger Hole Road for 1/2 mile to Olallie Daylily Gardens on the left.

From the South coming off Interstate 91and through Brattleboro:
Take exit 2 off Interstate 91 and turn left at the bottom of the ramp onto Western Avenue. Proceed east on Western Avenue to Cedar Street, the 5th street on the left, 0.5 mile. Turn left onto Cedar Street and follow it to its end at Route 30, 0.7 mile. Turn left and follow Route 30 for 8.2 miles. Turn left onto Williamsville/Depot Road. Pass through Williamsville, over a covered bridge, and into South Newfane (4 miles). At stop sign, bear left onto Auger Hole Road for 1/2 mile to Olallie Gardens on the left.

Southbound on Rt 30:
Take route 30 South from Bondville, Jamaica and Townshend through Newfane until you pass Newbrook Elementary School on the left. Take next right on Grimes Hill Road and follow to Williamsville and South Newfane. At stop sign in South Newfane bear left onto Auger Hole Road for 1/2 mile to Olallie Gardens on the left.

From the East:
Entering Vermont from Route 9 across the Connecticut River, enter the rotary and take first exit onto Route 5 North. After crossing Interstate 91, bear left some 1/2 mile later onto Middle Road in Dummerston. Follow about 5 miles into Dummerston Center and at the four-way stop, go left onto East-West Road. Follow this to the bottom of a long hill, app. 2 miles to a stop. Take a left through the covered bridge and turn right onto Route 30 North. After 2.3 miles take the first left onto Depot Road toward Williamsville. Two miles later this ends at a T. Go left again for 2 miles to another stop with a fork. Take the left-hand fork for 1/2 mile to find Olallie Daylily Gardens on the left.

From the West:
Take Route 9 east to downtown Wilmington. At the traffic light turn left (North) on Route 100 (North Main Street) and follow for 3.9 miles. Turn right on East Dover Road until it comes to a T with Dover Hill Road. Turn right on Dover Hill (it becomes Dover Road when over the hill) for about 8 miles to a stop sign in the center of South Newfane. Turn right at the stop onto Auger Hole Road. 1/2 mile to Olallie Gardens on the left.