Retail Shops and Boutiques in Chester, Connecticut.

Arline Roberts Stanton Interiors
Specializing in fine paper goods, children's gifts and vintage collectibles.
Wed - Sat 11 - 5 Sun 12 - 5
53 Main Street 860-526-5925

Antiques Etcetera
Eclectic Furnishings & Thoughtful Gifts
Brian Ledbetter 5 W. Main St.
Proprietor Chester, CT 06412
Phone: (860) 690.6762
Open Tue - Sun


Art Gallery at the Mill House
Featuring the work of fine artists from the New England and Maine coastline since 2002. Monthly exhibits and artist receptions of impressionist, contemporary, and modern art from local artists.
Tue - Sun, 11 am - 5 pm, or by appointment
5 West Main Street
gallery 860 322 4566
mobile 860 374 8260


Drew Lantrip - Studio & Gallery

Drew Lantrip's studio is on the upper floor of the Art Gallery at the Mill House where he paints figurative works, landscapes, and still lifes in oil, while he specializes in portraits. His work is inspired by his studies of 19th century painters. His latest paintings are on display in his studio and he teaches private and group drawing and oil painting lessons as well as seasonal workshops.
gallery 860 322 4566
mobile 860 374 8260


Chester Antiques

Early American - Country - Architectural Accent
Tue - Sun, 11 am - 5 pm, or by appointment
5 West Main Street
860 322 4566

"We are a retail shop and we carry fine olive oils and vinegars from around the world As well as olive oil skin care and home goods. Also some gourmet foods. We plan on opening next Saturday August 23rd. Please stop by if you can we would love to meet you."
14 Main Street next to the Red Pepper

Blue Heron Chester
Hand-chosen gifts, beautifully packaged. All waiting for you to peruse online. Stop by - we're always open.


Brown-Eyed Girl
A salon and day spa serving the needs of both men & women with professionally trained staff in a pampering and relaxed atmosphere. Cutting edge product lines, the latest in hair & fashion accessories. Accommodating hours.
4 Water Street 860-526-3035

Caryn B. Davis Photography
A fine art photography gallery & studio with works by photographer Caryn B. Davis. Studio and on-location photographic services available including architectural, product, editorial, marine, portrait, wedding and event photography. Also photography of 2D & 3D artwork for artists, galleries and portfolios.
1 Spring Street, 2nd floor 860-526-5936

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. 860-526-9978
36 Main Street 800-270-0900


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


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. 860 526 2285
website: or

CL Pfeiffer Studio
Metals sculptor Connie Pfeiffer has worked from her Chester studio more than eight years. Visit the artist and expanded space. Showcasing exceptional contemporary work by invited artist friends. Hours change seasonally.
Please call.


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!
Wed - Sun 12 - 5
3 North Main, 1st floor 860-526-3284


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.
Wed - Sun 12 - 5
3 North Main, 2nd floor 860-526-9597


C&G Photo Anew

Restoration and transformation of
old (and new) photographs. Scanning,
color and value adjusting, retouching,
sizing and archival printing.
Wed - Fri 12 - 5
3 North Main, 2nd floor 860-526-9597

Connecticut Jewelry Appraisers
Independent jewelry appraiser specializing in estate and insurance appraisals of modern, estate, antique fine jewelry, gemstones and watches.
3 Sypher Rd. P.O. Box 521
860-391-3001 860-526-9058

deja Gallery & Studio
Moving seas, marshy swamps, delectable fruits & vegetables and landscapes local and abroad. Featuring impressionistic and other original oils by Jacqueline V. Barry. Sat & Sun 2 - 6. Other hours by chance or appointment.
5 Maple Street 860-526-9849

Designed 4 Paws
I design and produce handmade clothes and accessories for dogs, accessories for cats, plus totes, pillows, etc. for animal lovers.
36 Goose Hill Rd. 860-526-5431

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

eo art lab
An art gallery featuring mostly abstract work that explores the curious realm between art and science. Both established and emerging artists from across the nation are featured. The ever-changing exhibitions present works of deep passion, keen intellect, and rare talent. Experience the energy and reward yourself or someone else with the everlasting joy of art.
69-2 Main Street, 860.526.4833


Valero Mart
The place to find whatever you need from early morning until late at night. Deli sandwiches, milk and ice cream, soda, paper goods and other staples, newspapers, ice and an ATM.
Summer: Daily 5:30AM - 11PM
Winter: Daily 5:30AM - 10PM
201 Middlesex Avenue 860-526-3054

Hitchery Books, LLC
We miss you!

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.
4 Water Street 860-526-5155

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

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

Designer Laura Williams-Larson creates collections of hand-made, hand printed clothing and accessories (+ paintings + photographs) in her studio in the village of Chester (above the Local Beet).
Available by appointment{} or visit/shop online



Lori Warner Print Studio and Gallery at 21 Main Street
A unique gallery featuring artwork by Lori Warner and select artists and designers in glass, ceramic sculpture, jewelry and more. Adult and youth workshops in Printmaking and Encaustic Painting coming soon. Open Studio atmosphere with events planned to engage the community and offer people an outlet for their own creativity. Make something! Tues - Fri 11am- 6pm, Sat 11am-9pm, Sun Market Hours or until 4pm other times by appointment / chance.
860-322-4265 or 860-326-8081,

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

A clothing design studio,
designed by (me) Trish Ginter. Stop in the studio to see the collection or see it at - a website I co-founded for Indie Designers.
Hours: By chance, or check my
blog, I always post the times I will definitely be in.
18 Main Street Chester CT 06412 Above the Local Beat. Entrance up on Spring Street.


Peekabooquet n. Cupcake

There's a new kid in town...Peekabooquet n. cupcake, the home of the original baby clothing bouquet has expanded. A unique boutique for babies and kids offers clothing and many other products made in the USA. Our faux bakery cupcakes and pastries; baby lotions and soaps are made of all natural products. You'll love our stuff. Visit us at


RadSport Outfitter's, LLC
Let RadSport Outfitters be the starting point to your
outdoor adventure around the CT River Valley.
Whether you're biking, hiking, paddling or enjoying winter sports,
we have the products and service for you to tame the outdoors!
Rentals available. Open daily.
Check to see what we're all about.
We miss you!


Colorful distinctive fashions for all occasions by Designer Cynde Iverson. Custom tailoring and color selection are available. Wednesday - Saturday 10:30 - 5, Sunday 12-4 or by appointment.
We Miss you!


Richard Sachs
For over 30 years, Richard Sachs has been making bespoke bicycles by hand at his atelier. We miss you!


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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


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.

Simon's Marketplace
A gourmet general store with a diverse selection of gifts,
as well as specialty foods, fine cheeses, sandwiches, crepes,
soups, salads, ice cream, desserts and organic coffees and teas.
Daily specials. Eat in or take out. We also cater and have prepared food to go.
Open daily.
17 Main Street 860-526-8984


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

The Chester Bottle Shop
We have one of the finest wine collections in Southeast Connecticut. Hundreds of imported and domestic beers. Expert event planning.
Mon - Sat 9 - 8 191 Middlesex Avenue 860-526-5711

The Chester Package Store
Fine wines, spirits and beers of the world. Tastings, personalized service and special orders. Let us help with your next occasion.
Mon - Sat 9 - 8
1 North Main 860-526-5305

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. Wed - Sun 11 - 6
Open everyday July, Aug, Nov, Dec.
4 Water Street 860-526-5575

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.

The Wheatmarket
Fresh deli-style daily luncheon specials, eat in or take out.
Gourmet catering, speciality foods & gift baskets.
Dennis Welch, chef/owner.
4 Water Street 860-526-9347



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.
Wed - Sat afternoons
4 Water Street 860-526-4297


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

West Main Street Services, Inc.
Complete auto service, foreign and domestic. See Carl or Al for friendly hometown service.
100 West Main Street 860-526-4004

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

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


Maple and Main Gallery of Fine Art.
At Maple and Main you will find investment quality art by local, regional and nationally known artists. Our artists bring to you a diverse mix of mediums and styles ranging from traditional realism to mixed media to cutting edge contemporary works. You will experience the finest art Connecticut has to offer whether you're looking for portraits, traditional landscapes, plein air, seascapes, marine art, still life, or modern and abstract pieces. Housed in a charming building built by Samuel Colt and Pardon Stevens in 1798 which uses four tall ship masts as support beams, Maple and Main, located right in the heart of Chester Village, brims with both New England charm and stunning art work.
One Maple Street



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