The Mill at Shady Lea

Welcome



 

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.


*SAVE THIS DATE*

OUR 17TH ANNUAL OPEN STUDIOS WEEK-END

Saturday and Sunday

DEC 6th & 7th 2014

Click on the
OPEN STUDIOS Icon
on top of the page for information
ON OUR SUCCESSFUL
2013  WEEK-END.

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO WORKED SO HARD TO MAKE IT A SUCCESS .  
THANKS TO ALL OUR GIFTED, TALENTED TENANTS WHO MAKE THE SHADY LEA WHAT IT IS TODAY.  LAST BUT CERTAINLY NOT THE LEAST, OUR HEARTFELT THANKS TO OUR FANS WHO TAKE THE TIME TO BRAVE THE WEATHER, TRAFFIC AND CROWDS TO VISIT US DURING THE FIRST WEEK-END IN DECEMBER EVERY YEAR.  
WE SAW A LOT OF NEW FACES THIS YEAR AND LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AGAIN IN 2014.  

 

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  SOMETHING NEW AT THE SHADY LEA

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.

 
ALSO

  We are very excited to announce 

WORKSHOPS & LESSONS

  available
at the
SHADY LEA

Below are listed some of those being offered
 
Cut and paste their websites for more information


 

 

Dan Collins
Shady Lea Guitars
 Guitar Building Classes
  http://www.shadyleaguitars.com/


Sandra Krupp
Artist
Drawing and Painting Classes for Adults
"Connect with Your Inner Artist"
  http://www.sandrakruppart.com/3/artist.asp?ArtistID=36547&Akey=4VXEJ7WE


Jodi Manca
Artist
Art Classes for Adults and Children of all ages and abilities
"Unlimited Potential"
http://www.unlimitedpotentialnk.com


"SPACE TO BE"
Special events and space available for rent by the hour. 
Contact Cathy @ 401-667-7355
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Space-To-Be/197834043612178
 

Check out our facebook page
The Mill at Shady Lea
for updated information on happenings at the mill.
 

 
Directions
 
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



    Entered: 12/23/2013