Artists, Artisans and Fine Art Galleries in Chester Connecticut

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Sunny Morning

oil paint on linen canvas 11 x 14 inches
Leif Nilsson winter 2006 ©

nilsson studio

Leif Nilsson Spring Street Studio & Gallery, LLC
Contemporary Impressionist landscape oil paintings & limited edition fine art prints of the Lower Connecticut River Valley, the artist's garden and Chester village and from his world travels.
Open weekends 12 - 6. Other times by chance or appointment. Visit anytime at
1 Spring Street 860-526-2077



Caryn B. Davis Photography
Caryn B. Davis is a professional photographer with a studio in Chester. She creates beautiful, clean, crisp images of interiors, exteriors, home décor, gardens, boats and people for travel, corporate, portrait, event and construction site documentation.

Caryn Paradis
Interior design studio.

deb munson

Quinn-Munson Studio
The workplace and gallery of Deborah Quinn-Munson, best known for her oil, watercolor and pastel paintings of water and shoreline scenes. Open by appointment.



The Connecticut River Artisans Cooperative
Experience the unusual at our fine art and craft cooperative. Shop for beautiful handcrafts and meet the artists. Special exhibits, monthly receptions. Holiday sale. They have moved to Essex. We miss the Coop!

Phyllis Bevington Artist
89-1 Wig Hill Rd.
Phyllis Bevington 860-526-9251

chester gallery

Chester Gallery
Featuring Connecticut artists, quality custom framing by Jack Baker and contemporary baskets by Sosse Baker, in a Victorian Parlor setting since 1982. Gallery openings coordinated with Chester Nights.
Tues - Sat 10 - 5
76 Main Street 860-526-9822

Elizabeth Gourlay Artist

Jerry Weiss, Artist Studio
Artist's studio, open by appointment only.
30 S. Wig Hill Rd. 860-526-9428


jill butler

Jill Butler... art & design
Jill's watercolor illustrations, collages and tabletop products are on display and available for purchase. The Studio Gallery, located above the Wheatmarket, is open to the public. Visitors welcome, groups by appointment.

Keith Lovell Art & Design
59 Goose Hill Rd. 860-227-1528

Kismet is a one of a kind boutique that sources products solely from local artisans. It is a beautiful collaboration of jewelry, pottery, baskets, stained glass, quilts, body products, candles and so much more.
11 Main Street

c martin restoration

Thomas Dunk House Gallery
Another NoMaChe craftsman, Claude Martin, conserves, cleans and restores oil paintings with classic tools and 21st century technology.
16 North Main Street 860-526-3973



Spiritus Mundi Antiques
Quality country antiques, furniture and accessories, paintings, prints, vintage stringed instruments, blue decorated stoneware and other Americana items.
Weekends 10 - 5, and by chance or appointment.
Marta Daniels, Proprietor
122 Middlesex Avenue 860-526-3406


Petanque Plein Air Chester
Learn the basics and secrets of the popular French pastime, Pétanque, from French national Claude Martin. Private and group lessons. Arrange a Pétanque party for your next special occasion. By appointment.


jewelry designed & made by mandy carroll-leiva
chester, ct 267.408.2124


rj vickers

R. J. Vickers Herbery
We invite you to visit our gardens and browse among our extensive line of teas, herbs, topiaries, candles, bath and body products, home decor and gifts for all. An all season shop.
Wed - Sun 10 - 5
26 Water Street 860-526-4061


The Willow Tree
A fine collection of vintage clothing from the late 1800s through the 1970s, including hats, gloves, jewelry, furs, beaded purses and lingerie. Lovely antique lace, linens and doilies.

Award winning photojournalist and landscape photographer. Available for special events, weddings and environmental portraiture. Framed images, large and small, of intimate landscapes and everyday life always on hand. Constantly pursuing the art of observation. Open by chance or appointment.
4 Spring St. Tel: 860 558-5499


Danemark Photography

A collection of fine art nature, landscape and travel photographs by Dana Warnquist. Please visit my online gallery at:

hammered edge

The Hammered Edge Studio & Gallery
Hand-wrought jewelry by artist/owner Kathryne Wright. An exotic collection of new, vintage and antique jewelry, beads, buttons, textiles, world music & international artifacts. Custom design, jewelry repair & classes.
We miss you!


dina varano

Dina Varano
A spirited gallery featuring jewelry designed and handcrafted by owner Dina Varano, accompanied by a collection of innovative gifts designed by fellow artists. Visit and be inspired!
Tues - Sat 10 - 5:30 Sun 12 - 5
27 Main Street 860-526-8866

scandinavian photography

Scandinavian Photography
Known throughout New England for his wedding photo-journalism, Erik K. Johnson creates sensitive on-location and studio portrait studies of children and families. Gallery hours by chance or appointment.


Joseph's Photography, Inc.
A full-service portrait studio since 1982 specializing in on-location portraiture, serving New England and beyond.
Visit us at
By appointment. 860-526-5019


Lori Warner Studio /Gallery
Our gallery showcases a variety of unique media our artists use to express themselves while inspiring others' creative spirit. We exhibit a carefully selected collection of beautiful and thought-provoking pieces, which are meant to make a lasting impression. Our goal is to emphasize the process of art and to demonstrate the value of the time and effort devoted to each piece. Additionally, we frequently feature guest artists that are pioneering creativity in their chosen media by exhibiting their work and hosting artist talks and demos. We're located at 21 Main Street in Chester, Connecticut.
(860) 322-4265.

schafer photo

William L. Schaeffer Photographs
Vintage American and European photographs by major and minor artists bought and sold. Daguerreotypes and stereoviews. By chance or appointment.
41 Main Street 860-526-3870


Renaissance-inspired Italian majolica ceramics, handpainted by artisans in Tuscany and Umbria - particularly Deruta. An extraordinary collection of tableware, gifts and decorative accessories for the home. Open daily.

west main studio

West Main Street Studio
Enjoy the working studio of artist and sculptor Helene M. Johnson. Portrait studies, figures, people in architectural settings, animals and flora. Specializing in sculptural relief. Commission work welcomed. Open by appointment or by chance.
1 West Main Street 860-767-0445


C&G Unparalleled Apparel

A signature collection of clothing and
accessories for women and men. Easy,
comfortable, seasonal and timeless.
Come find what you didn't even know
you were looking for!


C&G Posters & Prints
A collection of posters representing
40 years of award-winning graphics by
Cummings & Good. Original fine art,
limited edition prints and the design
studio's annual "time capsule" calendar.


C&G Photo Anew

Restoration and transformation of
old (and new) photographs. Scanning,
color and value adjusting, retouching,
sizing and archival printing.

jody dole

Jody Dole Studio
Photography production and electronic imaging for product, advertising, editorial, museum and corporate design. Still life, lifestyle, location, marine, aviation and 19th century collodion wet plate specialty. Stock images, private workshops, fine art archival prints. 860-526-8602

Claudia Post Studio
Claudia Post Fine Art Paintings and Portraiture
Award winning Portrait painter and Master Pastellist.
Commisssions accepted in Oil or pastel. Portraits, Still life, Plein Air, Genre and Figure paintings.
Home Studio by appointment. 860-510-2056
website: or


cl pfeiffer

CL Pfeiffer Studio
Metals sculptor Connie Pfeiffer has worked from her Chester studio more than eight years.
Visit the artist in her new East Haddam Studio. Showcasing exceptional contemporary work by invited artist friends. We miss you!

Matt Austin Studio

Barbara Holbink

Creation of baskets made of fabric. All shapes and sizes. Custom work also done.
85 Water Street 860-526-5897


TCM Designs
Handcrafted needle felted animals and birds, stained glass mosaics, sterling and argentium silver designed jewelry, moss terrariums and wirework designs. Custom work always welcomed.
44 Straits Road

James Baker_Artist
29 East Liberty Street

Gift shop.
4 Water Street 860-526-322-4047

colt house

Colt House Gallery & Antiques
Vollers Design Gallery 31.47
Featuring box constructions, wall
reliefs, and digital imagery archival
prints by Chester artist Bill Vollers.
Also a collection of antique toys, folk
art, primitives and other collectables.
By appointment or chance.

Spiritdog Photography
For me photography is fluidly moving with the action capturing events as they unfold. Passion and love is photographing people and the diversity of their lives and feelings.
John Stack


"Not the crossroads of the world. But the crossroads of the spirit. Solitude when you need it, engagement when you want it. Walden Pond meets Broadway."
Morley Safer - Journalist, resident

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