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.
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OUR SPRING OPEN STUDIOS
JUNE 5, 2021
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THANK YOU TO ALL WHO WORKED SO HARD TO MAKE DECEMBER OPEN STUDIOS SUCH A SUCCESS IN THE PAST .
THANKS TO ALL OUR GIFTED, TALENTED TENANTS WHO MAKE THE SHADY LEA WHAT IT IS TODAY.
THANK YOU TO OUR NEIGHBORS WHO GIVE US THEIR SUPPORT AND PUT UP WITH THE TRAFFIC THAT INVADES THIS QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD EVERY YEAR FOR THESE 2 DAYS.
WE WANT TO THANK OUR FANS WHO HAVE TAKEN THE TIME TO BRAVE THE WEATHER, TRAFFIC AND CROWDS TO VISIT US DURING THE FIRST WEEK-END IN DECEMBER EVERY YEAR.
WE ARE SO SORRY WE CANNOT OFFER IT TO YOU THIS YEAR. COVID-19 MAKES IT IMPOSSIBLE TO HOST ALL THE GUESTS WE HAVE.
WE SAW A LOT OF NEW FACES LAST YEAR AND LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AGAIN
DEC 4 & 5, 2021 .
MEANWHILE, SOME OF OUR MULTI-TALENTED ARTISTS AND ARTISANS ARE HERE EVERYDAY, SOME ARE OPEN FOR SPECIAL HOURS ON THE WEEK-ENDS AND OTHERS ARE OPEN BY APPOINTMENT. YOU CAN CONTACT THEM THRU THEIR EMAIL ADDRESSES OR WEBSITES FROM OUR WEBSITE.
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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.
We are very excited to announce
WORKSHOPS & LESSONS
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The Mill at Shady Lea
for updated information on happenings here.
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 (Updates coming in Early January 2020)