2022 Rock River Artists Open Studio Tour

Saturday + Sunday July 16+17     10am – 5pm

Start at The Old Schoolhouse in South Newfane,
enter our Artists Raffle 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 landscaping; and studios tucked away in the woods, or along the river’s edge — and see how and where art is made in Vermont.

For more information, contact Gianna Robinson, giannarob@gmail.com, 802-380-4448

Places to Eat

Newfane offers several spots for great dining with locally-sourced food in a relaxed atmosphere. Nearby Brattleboro offers many more choices of restaurants, cafes, and take-out options. This year, best to call first to see who is open, and who is seating inside

Madame Jo’s Creperie
at the Schoolhouse 11am – 2:30pm

The Newfane Store
New owner David Hull.
Excellent take-out and homemade goodies in the center of Newfane.
802-365-7775

Fat Crow
Great food and vibe in a unique contemporary setting in Newfane village
802-221-4177

Artisan Restaurant & Tavern
Fine dining in a casual atmosphere in Newfane
802-365-7713

Brattleboro Food Co-op
A variety of delectable dishes, including vegan and vegetarian delights, served to order from the deli counter. Can be eaten in the casual café or wrapped to go. Best variety & value in downtown Brattleboro!  802-257-0236

Peter Havens
Continental cuisine featuring seafood, in a casually elegant atmosphere. On Eliot Street in downtown Brattleboro. Call for reservations.  802-257-3333

TJ Buckley’s
This unassuming place, housed in a former caboose car, is one of the finest restaurants in Vermont. Reservations are an absolute must. Eliot Street, downtown Brattleboro.  802-257-4922

Hazel
Handcrafted New York style pizza, applewood smoked BBQ, sandwiches, salads, kids menu desserts, & full bar
On Elliot Street in downtown Brattleboro.   802-579-1092

Duo
A great new addition to Brattleboro’s downtown restaurant scene: localvore, award-winning menu, lively atmosphere, and full bar. Located in the newly renovated historic Brooks House in the heart of downtown.  802-254-4141

Echo Restaurant & Lounge
Bustling eatery serving brick-oven pizzas & creative Italian fare in stylish surrounds.
69-73 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301 (802) 254-2073

Whetstone Station
Dine outdoors overlooking the Connecticut River in this lively, casual restaurant and brewery in Brattleboro, across from the historic train station. 802-490-2354

Places to Stay

Whether you’re looking for a country inn, a treehouse, a cozy cabin, or just a private room, you’ll find many options in Newfane’s Rock River area.

Rock River Cabin
Cozy one-room cabin on the riverfront property of Rock River Artists, Chris Triebert and Carol Ross

Treehouse Village Inn
5-room inn and luxury treehouse in South Newfane village center

Rock River Retreat
Apartment suite in historic South Newfane village home

Four Columns Inn
Elegant country inn in the heart of Newfane village

Directions 

The tour begins at the Old Schoolhouse, 387 Dover Road, at the intersection of Dover and Auger Hole Roads in South Newfane, Vermont.

From the North and South: Take I-91 to Vermont Exit 2.  Turn left at the bottom of the ramp on Western Avenue.  Proceed east on Western Avenue to Cedar Street, the 5th street on the left, 0.5 mile.  Turn left on 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 at Williamsville Road (its name changes to Depot Road at the Dummerston-Newfane town line). Follow this road for 2 miles, until it comes to a T just after the bridge over the Rock River. Turn left at the T, on Dover Road for 2 miles. You will pass through Williamsville, over a covered bridge, and into South Newfane. The Old Schoolhouse is on the left and will be signposted.

From the East: Take Route 9 west across the Connecticut River and into Vermont, straight through the roundabout to I-91 South.  Proceed south to I-91 Exit 2.  Then follow the directions above.

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. The Old Schoolhouse is across that intersection (with Augur Hole road) and will be signposted.