Fine Art and Handcrafted Gifts from Local Artisans

Oswego’s premier source for fine art and handmade gifts changed its name to Riverside Artisans at the beginning of 2017.  The shop at 191 West 1st St. in the Canal Commons in downtown Oswego closed briefly in early January for the transition, but we're open now, seven days a week!

Riverside Artisans offers a wide range of professional fine art and crafts, as well as an opportunity to meet the artists who have created them.  From original paintings and handcrafted wood work, to fused glass and hand-made jewelry, Riverside Artisans is the premier destination to look for that unique gift for yourself and for a special someone.  Oswego’s leading gift shop takes pride in reasonably priced, handmade quality crafts and fine art.

Open seven days a week
10 – 6   Monday through Saturday
12 – 4   Sunday


Diane Chepko-Sade - Artist of the Month for November, 2017

Fused glass artist Diane Chepko-Sade is being featured as Artist of the Month for November at the Riverside Artisans Cooperative. Her creative glass artwork has been displayed at the Riverside Artisans for several years. Diane’s art consists of fusing shapes and colors in a kiln, resulting in striking and dramatic images. The process involves placing smaller pieces of glass on a larger piece and heating them to their melting temperature in a kiln so they fuse together.  Diane makes good use of her background as a biologist to create pictures of frogs, dragonflies, birds and other creatures. She has taken several weekend courses in flame working glass at the Corning Museum of Glass, and in 2013 took a week-long course in fused glass.

To honor Diane as November’s Artist of the Month, Riverside Artisans is holding a free raffle of her work. The winner will receive an original fused glass owl. Just stop by the shop at 191 W. 1st St. in the Canal Commons in downtown Oswego to fill out a raffle ticket to register for the drawing at the end of the month. No purchase is necessary. The winner will be notified at the end of November.



Christmas Tree Paint Party  Monday, November 27, 7 p.m.

Bonnie Sommers will guide you in painting a colorful Christmas creation.  Great holiday party material!


The parties will take place in the Canal Commons Community Room. The cost of the class is $35 and includes all materials.  Brushes, paints, canvases, aprons and easels will be provided.  Participants need only to bring their own refreshments. There is a $10 registration fee with the balance of $25 due the evening of the class.

Gift certificates for Paint Parties are now available at the Riverside Artisans.  Give a certificate and the recipient can register for any of our upcoming Paint Parties!

To sign up, stop into Riverside Artisans shop at 191 West 1st Street in Oswego or give us a call at 315-342-8880. The Riverside Artisans store is open Monday - Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.



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