On Saturday I went to Bellows Falls for a tour of some art studios. I forgot to take pictures of the studios, really I don't like to ask. But took a few shots of Bellows Falls. This old station is still active.
The canal that flows into and out of the Connecticut River. One artist I met collects driftwood that gathers at the bottom of a close by waterfall and makes sculptures out of it. She lives in New York city and only comes here once in awhile to collect wood. A newspaper reporter was talking with her when I entered her studio and he wrote down my name and a quote from me.
Another view of the canal which has many bridges over it, most of them not used anymore. I also saw some lovely charcoal drawings by an artist whose work I have seen before. The small ones were $250. I was tempted, but resisted.
Another train station building. In a large warehouse used for the Great River Arts Institute classes and also used by a glassblower I saw pottery, portraits and abstract paintings on display.
I stopped in a cafe for a panini and snapped this view across the street. He put too much hot mustard on the panini so I only ate half the sandwich.
There is a building in which artists can live and work in this block. There I saw a jewelers studio. She makes incredible jewelry based on ocean creatures. These are hugely labor intensive and sell for megabucks. She explained so beautifully her process and loved talking about her work.
PS to anyone who might wonder if I could live in the artists residence, I think my asset level would bar me. You have to apply, I think it is subsidized housing.