Second Saturday on the Trail: December 8, 2018!

A Very Festive Second Saturday 

Click each featured site’s link below for more information on activities and to navigate via the online location map.  When in the county, pick up an Artisan Trail map/brochure at the Rappahannock County Visitors Center just outside Washington, VA.

Click here to plan your visit using our online Artisan Trail Map

Click here to “like” our Artisan Trail Facebook page for special stories and updates!

Here’s what’s happening Dec. 8, 2018:

Before and After  – 31 Main St., Sperryville, VA 22740

Enjoy festive food and beverages for the Holiday Season. Peppermint Mochas and Christmas Biscotti will be back on the menu, as well as some new Spirited Hot Chocolates and baked goodies! The market is stocked with heaps of locally crafted products that will make good gifts for your loved ones. A special on Virginia Wines! Means 10% off on a 4-pack and Free Virginia Wine Tote Bags!

De’Danann Glassworks – 23 Spyder Mountain, Sperryville, VA  22740

Have fun with fused glass by making a 6” winter snowflake. Assemble glass sections in a snowflake pattern and place them in the kiln. It’s a fun project for all ages. Time: 10 to noon Fee: $40.00 includes all materials.  For info and reservations, please call 540-987-8615

 

Gadino Cellars – 92 School House Rd., Washington, VA 22747

Taste two of our library Chardonnay’s and two of our library Delfino Rosso’s, all from the 2012 and 2013 vintages! These were exceptional years and these wines will show, through their age-ability and taste, that they are fine wines! Take advantage of this rare opportunity to taste and purchase 4 of our highly coveted library wines. A special bonus – included in the tasting is our sister winery’s organic certified olive oil – direct from Italy!  Tastings are $15, $12 for club members and separate from the main tasting.

 

Magnolia Vineyards & Winery – 200 Viewtown Rd., Amissville 20106

Check out Caleb Hacker’s first appearance at Magnolia Vineyards! Caleb is a singer-songwriter, born and raised in northern Virginia. He grew up singing in his church and school choirs and has spent the last few years performing his songs at venues in and around the greater Washington, D.C. area.  Performing 2 – 5 pm.

 

Middle Street Gallery  – 325A Middle St., Washington, VA 22747

Middle Street Gallery presents an exhibit of 24 regional member artists working in painting, sculpture and photography.

Old Rag Photography  at Glassworks Gallery – 11774 Lee Hwy, Sperryville, VA 22740

Ray Boc, Joyce Harman and Francie Schroeder will be at Glassworks Gallery from 11:30 till 4:30 for a holiday event. Come for last minute gifts, special handmade cards and lots of good cheer.   For info: 540-987-8474

 

River District Potters – 7 River La., Sperryville, VA  22740

Sara Adams, potter, will instruct you on creating colorful ceramic ornaments.

Workshop during hours of 11am to 3pm. Allow an hour to paint your ornament.

$5 per 2 ornaments. If you might attend text: 202 256-7005


Warmglass Designs
– 12625 Lee Hwy. inside Hazel River Arts & Antiques

Make your own fused glass ornament in a workshop from 11 to 2. Decorate a four-inch clear circle any way you choose! All materials provided. Cost $25.00

 

 

 

For more detail, refer to the Calendar of Events

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Second Saturday on the Trail: October 13, 2018!


October is the height of Autumn in Rappahannock County, VA, and the most popular season for visiting because of the incredible fall foliage and mountain views. Autumn is simply spectacular in Rappahannock County. Come for the day, or make plans to stay for the weekend in one of our fabulous Inns, B&B’s, or Air BnBs.

Autumn also brings out lots of activities, and Second Saturday on the Artisan Trail is full of great events and activities. Click each featured site’s link below for more information on activities and to navigate via the online location map.  When in the county, pick up an Artisan Trail map/brochure at the Rappahannock County Visitors Center just outside Washington, VA.

Here’s what you’ll find on Saturday, October 13:

Eastwoods Nursery –  634 Long Mountain Rd, Washington, VA 22747

This small, family run business specializes in Japanese Maples with smaller collections of ginkgoes and dwarf conifers. Now available are our wooden planter boxes that are made here of our own design from locally harvested wood.  We are most often open by appointment but we hold several open house weekends annually. October 12 – 14 is the second of three open weekends for fall of 2018. We will be on hand at the nursery for drop-in visitors from 10:00 till 4:00 Fri., Sat. and Sun. Come see us with your questions, your tree needs, your curiosity.  Watch for signs pointing the way from Rts. 211/522.

Gadino Cellars – 92 School House Rd., Washington, VA 22747

October brings a lovely Three-Pack Special for wine-lovers. Our 2016 Vidal Blanc, 2015 Merlot, and 2014 Delfino Rosso make a great fall sampling! The Vidal is a nice crisp white with great texture and complexity that can be enjoyed with lots of hearty dishes. The Merlot has a bold fruity taste with a great earthy finish that goes great with fall flavors, while the Delfino Rosso is rich and silky smooth and can complement any mood you (and your palate) are in.  $71 tax included (what a steal!) and for Club members only $67.  Come by for a tasting or a glass of your favorite!  Then stock up with our Three-Pack Special.

Gray Ghost Vineyards – 14706 Lee Hwy. Amissville, VA 20106

Enjoy a bottle or glass of wine and relax in the gazebo and garden, or the gorgeous Mosby Lounge.  Gray Ghost offers picnic specials year-round or bring your own.  While you’re enjoying your food and drink, enter our free drawing for four admission passes to the 14th Annual Rappahannock County Fall Art Tour Nov. 3-4! Tasting room open 11 am – 5 pm

 

 

Griffin Tavern – 659 Zachary Taylor Hwy. Flint Hill, VA 22627

Spike and Dorothy, an extremely talented duo from Fredericksburg, play classic tunes you’ll love to dance to and you may even sing along! Enjoy a cold craft beer and our famous fish ‘n chips on the deck and relax to great music from 8 – 11 pm.   Open from 11:30 am.

Hazel River Arts and Antiques – 12625 Lee Hwy. Washington VA 22747

We are proud to participate in our first American Craft Week and will have artists and craft persons demonstrating and displaying their work October 6,7,8,13,and 14 –  Weaving, Basketry, Turquoise Inlay, Copper Dowsing Rods & Copper Banjo Mutes, Carved Wooden Signs, Rug Hooking, Punched Needle Felting, Adirondack Chairs, Pottery, Glass Work Designs and Stone Carving. This is a fantastic opportunity to see the furniture of Master Craftsman Peter Kramer on display every day. Our antiques vendors have a vast inventory of early American craft work and treasures. On Sat., Oct. 13, Jim Mello, will demonstrate weaving on his loom and Sally Mello will demonstrate rug hooking and punch needle felting and the paintings of Bonnie Dixon will be featured.  Open daily 10 am – 5 pm.

Magnolia Vineyards & Winery – 200 Viewtown Rd., Amissville 20106

Enjoy delicious food and wine while listening to live music by the awesome Maddi Mae performing her acoustic singer-songwriter music saturated with blues, rhythm, and storytelling. Listen for original folk, blues, and acoustic reggae-rock music mixed with some incredible covers from 2 – 5 pm. Uncle Vinny’s BBQ will be serving delicious food from 12-5 pm! The tasting room is open from 11:30-5:30 pm and features tastings of craft wines paired with cheese and chocolate.

Martin Woodard Art Studio – 36 Main St., Sperryville, Va 22740

Visit our studio for an American Craft Week experience!  Examine fine handmade jewelry from Ridge Line Designs, beautiful pottery handcrafted at Juba Mountain, and landscape paintings reflecting the beautiful vistas of Rappahannock and Madison counties.  Studio open from 12- 5 pm.

Middle Street Gallery  – 325A Middle St., Washington, VA 22747

See a solo show of the sculptures of Robert E. Bouquet, well known locally for his abstract and representational stone carvings. His natural approach, using hand tools and a direct carving method, creates expressive sculptures with beautiful polished surfaces. This show is perfectly suited to American Craft Week. Gallery open 11 am – 4 pm Fri-Sun. Artist reception is 3 – 5 pm. Sat. www.robertbouquet.com

 

Old Rag Photography at Griffin Tavern –  659 Zachary Taylor Hwy. Flint Hill, VA 22627

Enjoy the beautiful night time photography of Joyce Harman, printed on metal.  Along with showing her art, Joyce will provide information about saving the dark sky views we have in Rappahannock.  This exhibit is supported by the Claudia Mitchell Fund. Joyce will be on hand for an artist reception from 2-5 pm.

 

Quievremont Winery  – 162 Gid Brown Hollow Rd., Washington, VA 22747

As we celebrate the end of harvest season, watch for new releases of wines and come to the winery for delicious wines, unbeatable music, and fond memories! From 3–6 p.m., Saturday, the indomitable Ben Mason Experience will be playing live at the piano, an experience you don’t want to miss! Ben has played at countless venues across the United States and we are honored and delighted to have him grace the tasting room. CDs of his most recent album, “Flesh and Bone”, will be available for purchase. On Saturday, and Sunday, too, master glass engraver Patty Sevre will be demonstrating her art, offering already-made pieces for sale, and taking custom orders! Have a glass or bottle personalized while you wait!  Open: 12-7 pm Sat. Closing at 6 Sun.

Rappahannock Cellars – 14437 Hume Rd, Huntly, VA 22640

It’s American Craft Week and time to enjoy our agri-artisan wines and craft cocktails.  Dine on fabulous food from Hazard Mill Kitchen food truck from 12 – 5 pm and drop your name in the hat to win four free passes to the November Fall Art Tour. Hours:   11:30 am – 6 pm

 

River District Potters – 7 River La., Sperryville, VA  22740

Sara Adams, potter, will instruct you on creating a colorful ceramic marker for your garden to designate flowers and vegetables, or for your pet’s grave.  Workshop hours from 11 am to 3 pm. Allow 1 – 2 hours to create your marker. Fee $5. Please let us know if you plan to attend by emailing: riverdistrictpotters@comcast.net or text: 202 256-7005.

Sperryville ARTists Cooperative – 3 River La., Studio 1A in the River District, Sperryville, VA  22740

Express your creative spirit with the magical fun of monotype printing. Artist Jane Forth will instruct you on how to make one-of-a-kind artworks by drawing with blocks of colored beeswax on a heated metal plate and transferring your art onto paper. Appropriate for ages 10-100.  Under 10 years requires adult supervision. No prior experience required, just bring your enthusiasm for art. $10 fee includes all materials. Two sessions: 11 am -1:30 pm and 3:30 – 4:30 pm.

 

The Inn at Little Washington – Middle and Main Sts., Washington, VA 22747

Come to the Village Market and dine on pulled pork BBQ while you pick up items like delicious gourmet sausages, jams, pickles, preserves, baked goods and more. Shop locally handcrafted items from 10 to 12 artisans each week.  A portion of the proceeds from sales of Inn items is donated to the Rappahannock Food Pantry.

Click here to plan your visit using our online Artisan Trail Map

Click here to “like” our Artisan Trail Facebook page for special stories and updates!

American Craft Week is the country’s largest celebration of handmade American craft.  This year, Oct. 5 – 14, it will put handmade crafts in a bright national spotlight. In a world of mass production, handmade crafts are unique and exciting.  Craft makes our communities vibrant, attracts tourists who spend money, and encompasses our traditions, history and way of life. On Second Saturday, Oct. 13 celebrate crafts with us!

For more detail, refer to the Calendar of Events

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY ARTISAN TRAIL!

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Second Saturday on the Trail: September 8, 2018!

There’s so much to do in Rappahannock County, Virginia! This month’s Second Saturday brings an abundance of special events, in addition to all the fabulous things to see and do every weekend in the County.

Appreciate the fall harvest and enjoy a farm-to-table meal at one of our welcoming restaurants. There’s still time for outdoor entertaining and taking in the wondrous landscape along with the fabulous food! Inns and B&B’s are opening their doors to visitors from far and wide, and area artisans are eager to display their handiwork and even teach YOU how to create your own masterpiece.  Here are activities created with you in mind for September 8!

Click each featured site’s link below for more information on activities and to navigate via the online location map.  When in the county, pick up an Artisan Trail map/brochure at the Rappahannock County Visitors Center just outside Washington, VA.

Click here to plan your visit using our online Artisan Trail Map

Here’s what you’ll find on Saturday, September 8th:

Before and After – 31 Main St., Sperryville, VA 22740

Virginia Wine Tasting! Attend the launch of a whole new wine tasting experience in Before & After’s new “During” market space.  Enjoy a casual tasting experience for those interested in sampling the diverse landscapes of Virginia produced wine. These tastings will allow you to choose and compare wines from across a spectrum of Virginia vineyards including the wines of Rappahannock County.   Open at 8 am  Reception from 5-7 pm

De’Danann Glassworks – 23 Spyder Mountain, Sperryville, VA  22740

Beginners Stained Glass Workshop. Did you ever wonder how stained glass items are made? In this workshop learn how to cut glass and make a small glass panel from start to finish! All supplies and tools will be provided. Time: 10 am – 2 pm Cost: $55.00. Call De’Danann Glassworks @ 540-987-8615 for more information.

 

18-1089_Kattle_1_Beef_-_Va_Piedmont_logo_-_COLOR.pngGadino Cellars -92 School House Road
Washington, VA 22747

Kattle1 Beef Company will be back at Gadino Cellars cooking up their local, all grass-fed beef burgers with all the trimmings. They will even have beef and steaks to take home! Come out and enjoy a delicious burger along with your favorite Gadino wine! 11:30 am – 6 pm

Hazel River Arts and Antiques – 12625 Lee Hwy., Washington VA 22747

One-stop Festival!  Ceramic artist Dawn Mickel will demonstrate how to make hand-built pottery and handmade tiles, and local author J. Stuart Willis will be signing his two books, “Gestation Seven” and “Deadly Highway.”  Divine Swine BBQ will be serving up deliciousness. All from 12-4 pm

 

 
Magnolia Vineyards & Winery – 200 Viewtown Rd., Amissville 20106

Wine and Music. Join us at Magnolia Vineyards as we welcome Dan Barry back to our tasting room! Dan is a singer-songwriter who blends influences of rock, jazz, folk, and soul into a unique sound. Dan will be playing acoustic tunes from 2pm-5pm. Our tasting room is open from 11:30-5:30 so feel free to arrive early for a wine tasting. Our tasting includes 8 wines that we pair with cheese and chocolate!  Music 2-5 pm


Narmada Winery – 43 Narmada La., Amissville, VA 20106

Musical Interlude. Singer-songwriter Jessica Weaver & The Silver Linings perform country, gospel, and bluegrass covers plus original songs.  Go along on their musical journey from 2 – 5 pm.  Enjoy small plate food pairings, or a glass or bottle of wine to enjoy in the tasting room or on the patio or grounds.  Open Sat. 11 am – 7 pm
Old Rag Photography at Griffin Tavern – 659 Zachary Taylor Hwy. Flint Hill, VA 22627

Work Hard. Old Rag Photographers presents the first of several special shows in the upstairs gallery at Griffin Tavern in Flint Hill for the month of September. The first of these exhibitions will be “Work Hard and Be Nice to People” by Francie Schroeder.  Says Schroeder, “Americans eat out frequently and for several years I have taken my camera into restaurants to photograph the patrons, the décor, the staff at work, the food and sometimes even the restrooms!” Lots of people write reviews about where to eat and photos may accompany these reviews but this exhibition is strictly visual with a focus on the social function restaurants play in people’s lives.  Browse the exhibit and then settle down for a great lunch made with fresh local produce.


Middle Street Gallery
 – 325A Middle St., Washington, VA 22747

Barns of Page County.  Katrina Ann’s solo show was born from driving back roads, jumping cattle gates, and befriending neighbors.  Exploring farms, she realized barns are treasure chests for painters, creating endless possibilities with their various textures, colors, and designs. Says Katrina, “I love building up the oil paints to capture textures in a field of harvested corn or the peeling paint on a barn door.  These barns are a part of a simpler way of life. They tell the story of hardworking farmers connected to the land. My paintings aim to reconnect people with the land. I can often be found exploring the Shenandoah Valley, gathering inspiration. Art is constantly developing in my mind and taking over my senses. I open the front door, explore the land, and drift into an imaginative state.”  Show runs through Sept. 23 on Fri.-Sun. from 10 am – 5 pm www.katrinaannart.com
Rappahannock Cellars – 14437 Hume Rd., Huntly, VA 22640

HARVEST IS UPON US and Rappahannock Cellars + Dida’s Distillery are celebrating with Live Music in our historic barn, fabulous food from Hazard Mill Kitchen Food Truck, and GREAT wine and craft cocktails all day long! Join us in the barn – no reservation needed.  The food truck is open 12 – 5 pm and Nashville Standard will entertain 2 – 5 pm. Hours of Operation: 11:30am – 6pm
Sperryville ARTists Cooperative – 3 River Ln., Studio 1A in the River District, Sperryville, VA  22740

Introduction to Jewelry Making. Local artisan Maureen Day recently returned to Rappahannock after a five year residency in California where she learned the art of metal-smithing.   Join Ms. Day for a metal-smithing demonstration and jewelry making workshop.  You will be provided with all materials needed to create your own pair of forged copper earrings or a pendant. $35.00 fee includes materials.  1-3 pm . RSVP to artiststudio@livingsky.org


The Inn at Little Washington
– Middle and Main St., Washington, VA 22747

Village Market.   Look for fall vegetables and artisan products at the The Inn at Little Washington’s weekly market.  Have some deliciously chilled lemonade or sweet tea as you stroll under the trees of a bricked courtyard to view offerings from a diverse selection of vendors. You can walk away with baked goods, canned vegetables and jams, gourmet sausages, jams, and more. Plus wearable art and home goods! A portion of proceeds benefits the Rappahannock Food Pantry.  10 am – 2 pm

Click here to “like” our Artisan Trail Facebook page for special stories and updates on future events!

For more detail, refer to the Calendar of Events

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY ARTISAN TRAIL!

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Second Saturday on the Trail: August 11, 2018!

The days are long, the evenings are light and the temperatures are warm… and August is for Art! Leave the dogs and cats at home and indulge in a day of art and entertainment before school starts up again. Rappahannock County Artisan Trail members are featuring art classes, gallery exhibitions and entertainment for your enjoyment, and there are always wonderful lodging opportunities and culinary delights for you as well.  Welcome to a day – or a weekend – of artful pleasure on the Trail!

Click each featured site’s link below for more information on activities and to navigate via the online location map.  When in the county, pick up an Artisan Trail map/brochure at the Rappahannock County Visitors Center just outside Washington, VA.

Click here to plan your visit using our online Artisan Trail Map

Click here to “like” our Artisan Trail Facebook page for special stories and updates!

Here’s what you’ll find on Saturday, August 11th:

Before and After – 31 Main St., Sperryville, VA 22740

Art Soiree.  Drown in the glorious depths of sight, sound and taste as CatBoneFace plays an acoustic set of Hendrix, Dylan, Mathews, The Who, Etc., while surrounded by thirteen of his original, bold, beautiful and grand scale oil abstracts currently exhibited on our walls!  Meet this artist of many talents and check out his expressive paintings, a must see for all who appreciate art!  There will be mouthwatering hors d’oeuvre, soul-warming wines and all while having your senses electrified in an atmosphere of bounty, feast and friends.  Open at 8 a.m.  Reception from 5-7 p.m.

De’Danann Glassworks – 23 Spyder Mountain, Sperryville, VA  22740

Mosaic for Beginners.  Students learn the process of making a glass mosaic using stained glass as a medium. You will create the artwork and then grout it. This process will give you a working knowledge of how mosaics are made.
Instructor: Patricia Brennan.  Time: 10 am – 2 pm  Fee $55.dedanannclasses@gmail.com or call 540-987-8615 with questions or to reserve.

 

Gadino Cellars – 92 Schoolhouse Rd., Washington, VA 22747

Hot Music. Linda Heimstra and Bob Williams of the “Nethers Hot Club Band” are terrific!  They will bring their jazz, blues and Latin tunes from the 30s, 40s and beyond to our tasting room from  2 – 5:30 pm. No cover charge. Open 11:30 am – 6 pm.

Griffin Tavern – 659 Zachary Taylor Hwy. Flint Hill, VA 22627

Vinyl Tracks. Wear your dancing shoes for this group’s performance from 8 to 11 pm. Classic Rock at its finest!  Come for dinner and enjoy dishes prepared with love and fresh local produce! Since it’s Art Appreciation Month, it’s a good time to check out the photography art for sale exhibited in galleries upstairs and down.  Open from 11:30 am.

Hazel River Arts and Antiques – 12625 Lee Hwy., Washington VA 22747

Nantucket Baskets.  Accomplished basket-weaver John Bauer will demonstrate his skills throughout the day and relate the origin of the Nantucket Basket. Come meet John and enjoy his stories about the history of basket-weaving. Open 10 am.  – 5 pm.

Magnolia Vineyards & Winery – 200 Viewtown Rd., Amissville 20106

Acoustic Soul. We are excited to welcome back acoustic guitar and vocal duo, Steven Shaffer and Bruce Turner to our tasting room!   From 2 to 5, Acoustic Soul will play a wide selection of classic rock, rhythm and blues. Steven and Bruce are great entertainers who enjoy engaging with the audience. Sit outside and enjoy the view of grapes ripening while you enjoy a tasting!  Open 11:30 am to 5:30 pm.

 

Middle Street Gallery 325A Middle St., Washington, VA 22747

Winter Landscapes.  This weekend is your last chance to catch Kate Anderson’s “Winter Landscapes” oil paintings.  Come in and cool off with scenes of snow and wintery skies.  This is definitely art to appreciate!  Open Fri-Sun 10 am – 5 pm.  Free.

Narmada Winery – 43 Narmada La., Amissville, VA 20106

LightSearch.  According to Mack Rowe, light is primary and positive and in all he creates. Enjoy his exhibition of watercolors and his photographs created with non-digital technology and close-up lenses. Rowe invites you to “Enjoy your trip into my visual adventures.”

Kathy Davis & Bradley Bishop team up to present a musical experience that is exciting, entertaining, and offers something for everyone! The innovative duo draws from bluegrass, old time, and swing influences to create a magical performance.  2 – 5 pm

Our Tasting Room offers Wine and Chocolate and Vineyard Picnic pairings as well as three different tasting flights that allow guests to zero in on wines they know they will love while exploring less familiar ones.  Open from 11 am – 7 pm.


Quievremont Winery – 162 Gid Brown Hollow Rd., Washington, VA 22747

Art Ahoy!  Carolyn Roth’s monotype exhibition invites you in with bold beautiful shapes and colors. While you’re appreciating the bold art, try some of our bold wines! Open from 12 pm – 7 pm.

 

River District Potters 7 River La., Sperryville, VA  22740

Art in the Garden.  Potter Sara Adams will instruct you in creating a colorful ceramic marker for your vegetable or flower garden or potted plant. Art class available between 11 am – 4 pm. Please allow an hour to create your marker.  Email: riverdistrictpotter@comcast.net or text: 202 256-7005 to let us know if you might attend. Free.

The Inn at Little Washington – Parsonage Courtyard, Middle and Main Sts., Washington, VA 22747

Village Market.  If you’ve always wanted to sample something from The Inn, here’s a chance to taste their pulled pork BBQ!  Shop for items for Sunday breakfast like delicious gourmet sausages, jams, pickles, preserves and baked goods. Celebrate Art Appreciation Month as you browse the offerings of many local artisans.  A portion of the proceeds from sales of Inn items is donated to the Rappahannock Food Pantry. 10 am. – 2 pm.

Martin Woodard Art Studio – 36 Main St., Sperryville, Va 22740dienelt_woodard

Susan Dienelt of Juba Mountain Pottery will display her work and discuss producing functional salt-fired stoneware that is designed for enjoyment and use in everyday life. She will talk about the creative process, share some of her tips and talk about her technique.  12 – 3 pm.

 

 

 

For more detail, refer to the Calendar of Events

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY ARTISAN TRAIL!

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Second Saturday on the Trail: July 14, 2018!

 

July is the month for celebrating our Independence as a nation, enjoying plenty of sunshine and taking a real vacation from school or work!  It’s the perfect time to come to the foothills in Rappahannock County to sit in the shade and relax, or explore country stores, art galleries and eclectic shops.  Our restaurants offer wonderful food and our breweries, wineries and distilleries have some top-notch refreshment.  Our artists are prolific and offer art lessons and workshops as well as exhibitions. Come for the fun and stay for the weekend at one of our welcoming B&B’s! There’s always something to discover, be inspired by, and enjoy on the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail!

Click each featured site’s link below for more information on activities and to navigate via the online location map.  When in the county, pick up an Artisan Trail map/brochure at the Rappahannock County Visitors Center just outside Washington, VA.

Click here to plan your visit using our online Artisan Trail Map

Click here to “like” our Artisan Trail Facebook page for special stories and updates!

Here’s what you’ll find on Saturday, July 14: 

De’Danaan Glassworks – 23 Spyder Mountain, Sperryville, VA  22740

Beginners Stained Glass Workshop. Did you ever wonder how stained glass was made? Artist Pati Brennan will teach you to cut glass and you will make a small glass panel from start to finish! All supplies and tools will be provided. Time: 10:00 – 2:00 ~ Cost: $55.00. Call 540-987-8615 for more information.

 

HR_Arts&Antiques_Logo - Edited (4).jpgHazel River Arts & Antiques, 12625A Lee Highway, Washington, VA 22747

July Jubilation!  Come to a festival at Hazel River Arts and Antiques featuring an exhibit by Old Rag Photography.  From 11-1 pm Carole Pivarnik is demonstrating water color techniques and 1-3 pm enjoy a textile demo of hooking rugs by Sally Mello and a book-signing by Prickly Roses author Joyce Abell. Divine Swine BBQ is serving lunch 12-3 pm and Mountainside Dance Center is holding a bake sale from 10 am-noon. For more info call 540-987-8440.  Open 10 am – 5 pm

Kevin H. Adams, Big Meadows Lodge, Skyline Dr., Shenandoah National Park

Painting in the Park. Participate in a full day “painting in the park” seminar with well-known artist, Kevin Adams. Begin your morning with learning special techniques, then take a short hike to Blackrock and start painting. In the afternoon, paint another piece with Big Meadows as your backdrop. All painting supplies will be furnished. For more information and registration, go to  www.snpbooks.org or register at www.eventbrite.com.   8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Little Washington Winery  – 72 Christmas Tree La., Washington, VA.  22747

Wine Bootcamp. Spend 2 hours with us and we’ll turn you into a certified wine snob! This seminar is all about wine in plain English. Learn how to achieve aeration perfection, how to behave in a restaurant, and more wine tidbits to make you an expert. The session includes a molecular pairing experiment with a sandwich, a chocolate pairing session and the Dirt Road Wine Tour. Cost: $40.00
Make reservations at https://littlewashingtonwinery.com

Magnolia Vineyards and Winery – 200 Viewtown Rd., Amissville 20106

Fourth Anniversary Celebration Come out and celebrate our anniversary with us! We will feature live music from 2-5 pm: Josh Lowe on Saturday and Bruce Lowe on Sunday. SoBo Mobile, dedicated to serving the best in local, natural, and organic foods all from their farm, will be on site both days.  Enjoy good food – from chicken to pork to veggies. Bees and Trees will also be on site featuring their honey and other local items!  For wine tasting, the normal fee ($10) applies.   Open 11:30-5:30

Middle Street Gallery  – 325A Middle St., Washington, VA 22747

Cool Exhibition!  Kate Anderson’s “Winter Landscapes” oil paintings are on display.  Come and cool off with scenes of snow and wintery skies! Artist Reception – 3-6 pm.  Open Fri-Sun 10 am – 5 pm.  No cost

 

Narmada Winery – 43 Narmada La., Amissville, VA 20106

Live Music. Much more than a guy with a guitar, Josh Schmidt plays popular music, classics and current hits to keep his act fresh and creative. Come hear Josh from 2-5pm.  Winery open Saturday from 11am-7pm. No admission fee.

 

Quievremont Winery – 162 Gid Brown Hollow Rd., Washington, VA 22747

Art and Music.  A brilliantly colored exhibition of over 40 monotypes by Carolyn Roth is on display.  Check the calendar for live musical entertainment.

 

 

River District Potters  7 River La., Sperryville, VA  22740  (in Copper Fox Antiques’ building)

Pottery Workshop. Create a pottery spoon rest from a clay slab with potters Sara Adams and Nancy Nord who will demonstrate how and guide you in the process. To participate email riverdistrictpotters@comcast.net   Workshop: 11am – 3 pm  Free.

The Inn at Little Washington – Middle and Main Sts., Washington, VA 22747 (parsonage courtyard)

Village Market. Farmer’s market with bluegrass music and local vendors and artisans offering fresh organic vegetables, artisanal breads and meats, dried herbs & spices, micro greens and herbs, natural beauty products, jewelry, botanical prints, and from The Inn, pulled pork BBQ, baked goods, jams, pickles and more!  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Rappahannock Food Pantry. 10 am – 2 pm

For more detail, refer to the Calendar of Events

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY ARTISAN TRAIL!

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