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


Cathy Pence - Artist of the Month for August 2017

Stained glass artist Cathy Pence is being featured as Artist of the Month for August at the Riverside Artisans Cooperative.  According to Cathy, “Working with art glass offers me unlimited opportunities for creating designs.  I make stained glass panels as large as windows and as small as sun catchers that accent a window.”

Cathy has been in love with making glass art since seeing a notice announcing a stained glass class in 1999. She sometimes incorporates natural stones or fossils, and even a 45 RPM record, into her pieces.

To honor Cathy as August’s Artist of the Month, Riverside Artisans is holding a free raffle of her work.  The winner will receive a delicate stained glass ship with billowing sails. 

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 August.



August Art Parties at Riverside Artisans

Riverside Artisans is offering four widely varied Art Parties in August.   Each Art Party will be led by one of the Riverside Artisans accomplished members. Ranging from creating Mixed Media Collages to a special Children’s Paint Party, each participant will have the opportunity to create their own personal work of art.  August’s offering include:

Fun with Watercolor – Saturday, August 12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Instructor Carol Burghart will lead participant through the basics of this amazingly beautiful medium.