The Mill at Shady Lea

Welcome



 

Welcome to our mill. This special place stands as a testament to my Dad,  Andy Reisert,  who began this project in the mid 90s.  Today we have over 40 studios which house many talented and creative people.  For some, it is a place of escape where their creative juices flow undisturbed by the fast pace of their daily lives.  For others, it is a place of business where they can enjoy the best of both worlds as they make a living plying their craft and enjoy the antiquity of an old mill full of local history and flavor.  Most important it is a place of bonding  as artists and artisans work together and support one another in their endeavors.

We are looking for anyone who can add to our information about our mill.   If any of your ancestors were part of the early history of this wonderful place, we would enjoy hearing  from you.


Come join us for our

   OUR 21st ANNUAL OPEN STUDIOS WEEK-END

Saturday and Sunday

DEC 1st & 2nd 2018
11am to 5pm

Click on the
OPEN STUDIOS Icon
on top of the page for information


 

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO WORKED SO HARD TO MAKE OUR OPEN STUDIOS WEEK-ENDS SUCH A SUCCESS .  
THANKS TO ALL OUR GIFTED, TALENTED TENANTS WHO MAKE THE SHADY LEA WHAT IT IS TODAY. 
THANK YOU TO OUR NEIGHBORS WHO PUT UP WITH THE TRAFFIC THAT INVADES THIS QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD FOR THESE 2 DAYS. 
LAST BUT CERTAINLY NOT THE LEAST, OUR HEARTFELT THANKS TO OUR FANS WHO TAKE THE TIME TO BRAVE THE WEATHER, TRAFFIC AND CROWDS TO VISIT US DURING THE FIRST WEEK-END IN DECEMBER EVERY YEAR.  

Meanwhile

*SAVE THIS DATE*
June 1, 2019
11 - 4

Sponsored by the North Kingstown Arts Council and RISCA (RI State Council on
the Arts)
Come & meet the resident Artists and Artisans at the Shady Lea Mill !
You are
invited to visit their studios and workshops ! Visitors can view works of art done by
painters, potters, weavers & fiber artists , jewelry designers ,
photographers, leather workers, collagists, mixed media, sculptors, spa products,  crafters, as
well as glass artists presenting glass blowing demonstrations. Guests are
welcomed to wander through this historic Mill building while enjoying various
demonstrations by different artists. 
 
 

 

CLICK ON THE FACEBOOK ICON AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE TO KEEP UP WITH OUR BUSY COMMUNITY.
also we are now on instagram

#themillatshadyleamill
#shadyleamill



 
FREE GUIDED TOURS

 In response to so many requests from Schools, Clubs and other groups, we are now offering guided tours of the mill.  You will meet some of the artists, learn about the history of the mill and hear some stories of the happy spirits that roam our halls. 
To make an appointment, please call 401-290-7548.

Classes offered at the Mill

ELIZABETH LIND SCULPTOR
Award winning artist and art instructor, Elizabeth Lind, is currently accepting a limited number of students for portfolio preparation/building, as well as private adult sculpture classes. 
With over 26 years of teaching experience, in an exemplary public school program, as well as the RISD Museum of Art, Elizabeth has been instrumental in admissions to RISD, Pratt, Parsons, Corcoran, and many more. She has received numerous teaching awards from district Teacher of the Year, finalist for RI Teacher of the Year, and Federal Junior Duck Stamp Teacher of the Year.
Adult classes are fun, effective, and geared towards personalization. Beginners are welcome!
Email for availability and rates; elizabethlindstudio@gmail.com

Michelle Jeanne Florals is planning to give some classes in floral arrangements and some other things.  More information is coming
Check out her Facebook page for more information.

Check out our facebook page
The Mill at Shady Lea
for updated information on happenings at the mill
ALSO.
#shadyleamill #themillatshadylea

 
Directions
 
From 95 South (Providence)  Follow 95 South to exit 9 (Rte 4 South, North Kingstown).
Follow Rte 4 for 7-8 miles. Rte 4 takes a hard bend to the right and becomes Rte 1 South. 
Take the exit for Rte 1 North (sign says “138 East, Jamestown, Newport”). 
Once you take the exit, stay to the right and follow the signs for Rte 1 North. 
(You will be traveling in a clockwise loop. Follow signs for Shady Lea Historic District.) 
Once on Rte 1 North, travel 1/4 mile and take first right onto Shady Lea Rd. (at “Wickford” sign)  
Mill is about 1/3 mile on right. 

From 95 North (CT, Westerly)
Take 95 North to Rte 138 East (URI, Kingston).
Follow Rte 138 for about 12 miles.
About 3 miles after the URI campus, go left at lights onto Rte 1 North (Mobile station on right). 
Follow Rte 1 for about 2 miles and take a right onto Shady Lea Rd (at “Wickford” sign).  
Mill is about 1/3 mile on the right.

From the Newport Bridge
(Newport, Fall River)
Follow Rte 138 West through Portsmouth and Middletown to the Newport Bridge (toll bridge). 
Follow Rte 138 through Jamestown and go over the Jamestown Bridge. 
Stay on Rte 138 for 2 miles to the end. 
Take Rte 1 North exit (Providence). 
Follow Rte 1 for about 1/4 mile and take a right onto Shady Lea Rd (at “Wickford” sign). 
 Mill is about 1/3 mile on the right.

From Route 1 North 
(Wakefield, Narragansett)
Follow Rte 1 North. 
After 138 East exit take a right onto Shady Lea Rd (at “Wickford” sign).
  Mill is about 1/3 mile on the right.
  


     
                                                                                                                   Lynn Krim



    Entered: 11/28/2018