hARTvest Time – Second Saturday – Oct. 12, 2019

As grapes, apples and fall vegetables are being harvested for renderings of fine wines and delicious dinners and desserts, artists are filling the halls and walls of their studios with art in preparation for the Fall Art Tour, the first weekend of November. Chefs are experimenting with new menus and inns are plumping pillows in anticipation of a rush of visitors eager to Experience Rappahannock in its full Fall finery.

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

Enjoy a Wine and Cheese/Charcuterie Tasting featuring Virginia wines as well as local and international meats and cheeses.  Come celebrate Virginia Wine Month by sampling a selection of regional wines in tasting flights, by the glass, or take home a bottle from our wine wall that features wine from 33 Virginia wineries.  From 3:00 to 7:00 pm.

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

Open house all weekend, showing Japanese maples, ginkgoes and dwarf conifers. Also find planter boxes elegantly designed and crafted from locally harvested wood.  Fri. & Sat 10-4; Sun. 11-4

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

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Virginia is for Lovers campaign and Gray Ghost is honored to be selected to produce one of the commemorative wines – Gray Ghost’s Lovers Blend…the Romantic Rosé.  Bring a picnic and enjoy our southern hospitality, beautiful grounds and spacious indoor facilities. Meet our knowledgeable staff and ask about the most popular volunteer harvest program in the Commonwealth!  Open 11 am – 5 pm Fri-Mon. this holiday weekend.

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

Nebbiolo harvest

Celebrate Virginia Wine Month with a Governors Cup Gold Medal Two Pack Special of 2015 Delfino Rosso and 2013 Nebbiolo for $74 plus tax….club members $70 plus tax. These two Gold Medal wines retail for $92. This offer good only for the weekend of Oct. 11-14.

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

Robbie Limon Band rocks the pub with a mix of 70’s to 90’s classic covers from 8 to 11 pm. Bikers, hikers, and winery tours welcome as well as children (no leashes necessary) and pets on leashes.  If you prefer, take advantage of call-ahead or take-out. Delicious home style meals, 9 beers on tap and a fully stocked bar.  11:30 am – 10 pm.

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

Harvest art! Come to the paint-in!  Experienced or not, try your hand at art. Canvas and paints will be set up and waiting for you. Grab a brush and add to the painting in progress. Follow on instagram to see how your painting is coming along. When this one is finished, we will start another. This community project includes residents and visitors to our beautiful county. 12 – 4 pm every Saturday.

Kevin Adams  – exhibition at 2552 Virginia Ave. NW, Washington, DC

Adams has a solo exhibition (in the other Washington) in the prestigious Watergate Gallery at 2552 Virginia Ave., NW, near the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The show runs through Oct. 26.   Open Sat. 12-5 pm; Mon-Fri. 10 am – 6 pm

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

Celebrate Virginia Wine Month with live music and fabulous food. On Saturday we have Divine Swine BBQ food truck and music by Nilce (NIL-see).  Nilce is an indie-pop singer-songwriter from the nearby mountains of Madison County. Her performances include an eclectic mix of personalized covers and originals with a range of both genre and style. Can’t make it Saturday? On Sunday, we have SoBo food truck and music by Josh Lowe. Music 2-5 pm. Winery is open Thursday through Monday 11:30 – 5:30 pm.

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

Enjoy a group exhibit by all members of this artist-owned gallery established in 1983 to  promote quality and innovation in the arts.  Members’ work includes all aspects of the fine arts: drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, mixed-media, and photography.  Gallery Hours: Friday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm

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

Jason Frye entertains with a mix of covers and originals, ranging from folk to classic rock. Performing 2PM-5PM.  Enjoy our award winning wine, delicious food and beautiful vineyard, open from 11 am Thurs through Monday.

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

Anita Zymolka’s A Teaching Moment

Celebrate the relationship between art, the environment, and wine as the talented Anita Zymolka Amrhein shows her beautiful and inspiring works.  Meet the artist herself Saturday from 1–5 p.m. Enjoy a glass of wine grown here in the foothills of the Blue Ridge as you feast your eyes on the natural and artistic splendor of Art by Zymolka! Opening Thurs. through Sunday at noon.

Rappahannock Cellars – 14437 Hume Rd, Huntly, VA 22640

Celebrate Columbus Day weekend at the winery with patisserie, wine, and live music!  Discounts on tasting fees are offered based on one/two/three/four bottle purchases.   Open daily 12 – 6 pm.

Ridge Line Designs– 10 River La., Sperryville, VA 22740

Come for our Open House and browse custom designed and crafted jewelry made from beautifully cast metals and polished stones.  Necklace shown has sterling silver wings and skull, and  lapis beads.  Open 11 am to 5 pm.

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

Play with clay to create an earthenware wine cooler in a workshop from 12 to 2 pm. $40 per person. Register at: https://www.facebook.com/events/498923917555791  For questions email riverdistrictpotters@comcast.net or text: 202 256-7005.

Warmglass Designs–12625 Lee Hwy. at Hazel River Art & Antiques

Go rustic or neon as you design your own fused glass suncatcher or ornament in the colors of  Fall.  Choose a pumpkin or leaf motif or another design.  Workshop led by artist Jennifer Webb from 11-2 pm  $25 covers all materials.  Reserve your space at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-your-own-fused-glass-suncatcher-tickets-72262945415?ref=eios

Wild Roots Apothecary– 4 River La., Sperryville, VA  22740

If you’ve wanted to make homemade soap but are nervous about working with lye, this is the class for you. In two hours, we’ll discuss how to make soap, then divide into groups of 2-3 people and make batches of cold process lye soap that you will take home. Learn to use a lye calculator and batch record, measure ingredients, combine them to make soap, add fragrance and color, pour into a mold, insulateand take home your own homemade batch of soap.   Workshop 4 – 6 pm  

Great Works! Second Saturday – September 14, 2019

Great works of industry, great works of literature, great works of art….. September is a great month to celebrate great works.  And you can find them all over Rappahannock!

Enjoy the pristine scenery – one of our greatest works – while you explore the many creations to be found in studios, galleries, restaurants, wineries, distilleries, markets, shops, B&B’s and other points of interest.

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

At a 4 pm reception, meet the local artist with great works hanging at Before & After!  Lori Wallace-Lloyd is a former military officer once stationed in Italy where she became fascinated with Italian painting. Through rigorous atelier training, she built her own skills as a painter and has won many awards for her realist figurative work. View her works and learn about her perspective as an artist.  Her current show hanging at Before & After and named Floribunda, reflects her love of combining flowers, insects and animals in a variety of mixed media.  It is inspired by historical botanical illustrations and the spectacular beauty and nature of Rappahannock County. Join us for the reception 4 – 6 pm.

Belle Meade B & B– 353 F.T. Valley Rd., Sperryville, VA  22740

Mid-September is a beautiful time at Belle Meade Bed and Breakfast!  The pool is still open, the water inviting!  Hike nearby Old Rag Mountain while the weather is pleasant and enjoy a complimentary bag lunch at the top of the trail. Our setting in the valley surrounded by mountains is beautiful and our farm fresh meals will satisfy any appetite. Extend your adventure by exploring Sperryville’s antiques emporium, art gallery, gift shops and hiking – camping specialty store.  Reservations 540-987-9748 or www.bellemeade.net

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

Come for the food; stay for the music.  May as well have a beer while you’re here. Kick back with Vinyl Tracks, a classic rock band presenting an eclectic mix of 60s, 70s and 80s music, and a wonderful repertoire of the Beatles great works!   Performance from 8 to 11 pm.  

Kevin Adams  – at Gay Street Gallery, 337 Gay St., Washington, VA 22747

Kevin Adams, Ruthie Windsor-Mann and Shawn Ireland present a trio of great works at Gay Street Gallery. Paintings and prints by Adams are on display across the United States and a number of his American landscapes hang in embassies around the world. Windsor-Mann also has work in collections throughout the world.  Since moving to Rappahannock, her inspiration has been the nature surrounding her studio, while Ireland’s trips to Italy have inspired him to take a sculptural direction in the form of zoomorphic candlesticks, vases and bowls that he calls Animalware.  Open 10 am – 5 pm

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

Acoustic guitar and vocal duo, Steven Shaffer and Bruce Turner, return to the tasting room!  Acoustic Soul plays a wide variety of classic rock and rhythm and blues that is sure to have you singing along to awesome oldies but goodies! Open at 11 am. Performance 2-5 pm


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

Exhibition by Jo Levine and Gary Anthes illustrates how photography adapts to different subjects and perspectives. Anthes’s photographs of mostly urban landscapes span three continents and hint at the mysteries he finds there. Levine’s photographs of the beautiful Palouse countryside in Washington state range from a dreamlike quality to abstractions created from patchwork farmland. Meet the artists in a reception from  3-5 pm.   Open 10 am – 5pm

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

Joyce Harman takes you on a photographic journey through the life cycle of trees, from birth to death and beyond. Trees are among the oldest living things on the planet and contribute to its health in many ways.  They provide shade, a place for kids to climb, food for animals, building materials for people and carbon dioxide recycling through photosynthesis. Harman has collected images of trees many years and they never cease to fascinate her.  Reception in upstairs gallery 3 to 5 pm. 

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

Earth Allegiance© is a new world pledge created by Living Sky Foundation founder Cherl Crews.  The pledge, originally illustrated by students to celebrate earth day in 2010, includes images of more then 500 species native to Rappahannock County and identified as conservation concerns. This great work was donated to the Shenandoah National Park to commemorate its 75th anniversary and housed there for two years before being returned to Rappahnnock and installed at the Sperryville ARTist Cooperative,  This summer the mural was restored by a team of local volunteers and you are invited to  join them and featured artists for a mural unveiling and open house from 12-3 pm.  

The Inn at Mt. Vernon Farm– 147 Mount Vernon Ln., Sperryville, VA 22740

Great works come in many forms and our latest is a beautiful new nature trail through grounds and woods above the inn.  Stay with us for a weekend to remember and be one of the first to hike the trail with its sweeping views of Sperryville and the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains.  Take advantage of our multi-night discount by staying two or more nights. You’ll be glad you did!  Reservations at 1827inn@gmail.com or phone 540-987-8115.

Wild Roots Apothecary– 4 River La., Sperryville, VA  22740

It’s fun and a labor of love to make your own soap, guided by Lisa Ference, owner of Signal Mountain Artist.  Groups of 2-3 people will make batches of cold process lye soap, measuring and combining the ingredients, adding fragrance and color, and pouring into molds.  All necessary ingredients and equipment are provided. Bring your sense of adventure! $65 per person. 4- 6 pm  For more details and reservations click here.

Celestial Moments – Second Saturday Aug 10, 2019

The ethereal beauty and mystery of the skies prompts us to cast our eyes upward as eagerly today as fifty years ago when Neil Armstrong became the first human to step on the moon.  A vast unexplored universe wraps us within velvety nights where we wish upon twinkling stars billions of lightyears away.

In Rappahannock County you can see the Milky Way! And trace the constellations in our beautiful Dark Skies. Come see for yourself! And spend your days with art, hiking, sightseeing, meals of fresh produce and more. Visit a winery, distillery, brewery or cidery and enjoy a nightcap with your night skies. Experience Rappahannock!

Shenandoah National Park will be holding the 4thAnnual Night Sky Festival Aug 9 – 11 with stargazing, Ranger talks, kids’ activities, and guest presentations on space weather, space travel, and our future in space.  Be prepared for the weather and bring a flashlight with a red filter. All events are free with park admission.

https://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/night-sky-festival.htm

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has given us a keyhole view towards the heart of our Milky Way Galaxy, where a dazzling array of stars reside. Most of the view of our galaxy is obscured by dust. Hubble peered into the Sagittarius Star Cloud, a narrow, dust-free region, providing this spectacular glimpse of a treasure chest full of stars. Some of these gems are among the oldest inhabitants of our galaxy. By studying the older stars that pack our Milky Way’s hub, scientists can learn more about the evolution of our galaxy.

Before and After  -31 Main St, Sperryville, VA 22740

George Mason, author of the trilogy The Tale of a Woods Colt, The Call of the Whipoorwill, and The Crags of Old Rag, will speak at 7:00 PM. Mason brings back to life Rob Nickersen, who was born in the Sperryville area in the 1870s and lived 94 years.  He reveals in incredible detail the life of a mountain man who lived off the land and moonshining, through two world wars and the creation of the park, and whose life reflects many of the ideals of this area we have come to love .  Join us for the book discussion and slide show of Nickerson’s life and home.  The books are for sale and Mr. Mason is happy to sign them.   Come for an unforgettable history lesson and wine, beer, tea and other beverages that will be for sale during the evening.

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

Create your own Celestial Star – one that will shine day or night. Begin by choosing colors of stained glass to make a star with a glass nugget in the center. Learn to cut the glass, foil and solder the pieces together, and decorate the star with wire. The star will go home ready to dance in the sunshine. This project is good for all levels of experience.  Time: 9:30am – noon.   Fee: $30.00 Workshop is taught by glass artist Patricia Brennan.  For more information contact her at: 540.987.8615.

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

The large expressive paintings of Maggie Carlson, a multifaceted artist, will be displayed from August 3 to September 1.  Join her in a reception 12-4 pm on Second Saturday in August.

Kevin Adams  – at Gay Street Gallery, 337 Gay St., Washington, VA 22747 

Painters Kevin Adams and Pam Pittinger along with potter/painter Shawn Ireland continue to be featured in Gay Street Gallery’s spring exhibition.  Open 10 am – 5 pm

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

Join us for entertainment by Madonnas in a Field Duo, a rockin’ country Rappahannock-based family band. 2- 5 pm. Enjoy delicious wines in the new winery or on the lawn.

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

Come for the last day of an exhibition of fine art by 21 gallery members, also featuring new members Carol Iglesias and Fae Penland. Iglesias works in oil paintings and pastel, capturing the subtleties of color and light by painting outdoors. Penland has been creating art for over forty years in watercolor, oil and drawing and is influenced by visual rhythms, shapes and color. 

This artist-owned art gallery is run by its artist-members. It was established in 1983 to support quality and innovation in the arts and promote members with work in all aspects of the fine arts: drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, photography and mixed-media.  Visit the gallery Friday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm

Narmada Winery– 43 Narmada La, Amissville, VA 20106

Janna Audey has been singing professionally since she was 15. She cherishes the connection between live music and people, and the stories and conversations that are exchanged. Performing 2 to 5 pm   Winery open from 11 am to 7 pm 

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

Photographer Francie Schroeder will be present noon to 2 p.m. introducing her amazing exhibition Birds including beautiful metallic prints.  Schroeder has a real talent for tracking birds in the wild, catching them in interesting activities and taking spectacular photos.  You will enjoy seeing the colors and compositions, including at least one that will have you wondering “which side’s up!”

Second Saturday – July 13

July is a time for family fun. Rappahannock County hosts a spirited Independence Day celebration on Ben Venue Farm with live music, face painting, moon bounce, children’s games and more!  (www.sperryvillefire.com)  

Return on Second Saturday for a good time with our artists and inns and wineries and restaurants.  Take in the views, take in a hike and then take in some of our great offers for wining and dining and practicing your artistic skills. For a complete experience ,take in our Dark Skies and then spend the night in a comfy bed in your choice of lovely places to stay.

Belle Meade B & B– 353 F.T. Valley Rd, Sperryville, VA  22740

Take a country vacation! Hike Old Rag or White Oak Canyon and then plunge into the pool. Indulge in a farm breakfast and relax with scenic views. Make reservations at www.bellemeade.net. 10% off for a three-night stay! Call for more information 540-987-9748.

Foster Harris House– 189 Main St, Washington, VA  22747

Our $99 menu is offered to all our Rappahannock friends for $69 Thursday and Friday evenings in July and Second Saturday!  (Seating limited to 10 diners.)  Taste the difference when Chef Jose prepares one of his spectacular six-course dinners.  Phone 202-413-7690 for reservations.

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

Celebrate our 15th Anniversary!  KATTLE 1 beef will be on site grilling their grass-fed beef burgers to order and will have cuts of beef for sale.  Musical entertainment to be announced. Fun for all!

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

Celebrate the winery’s 25th Anniversary with a weekend filled with fun!  Festivities include wine tastings, winery tours, vineyard tours and live music on both Sat. and Sun.  Visit our website for the up-to-date schedule of events.  11 am – 5 pm

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

Robbie Limon Band rocks the pub with our favorite classic rock covers! 8 pm – 11 pm.  Start with dinner; stay for dancing!

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

Local Author Richell Lindinger will be autographing her new book The Flowerless Garden.  This is a great opportunity to bring your children and start their first edition collection. Refreshments provided.12 – 3 pm  Also sign up for the fused glass workshop by Warmglass Designs held 11 am til 2 pm

Kevin Adams and Pam Pittinger– at Gay Street Gallery, 337 Gay St., Washington, VA 22747

Kevin, Pam and potter/painter Shawn Ireland are featured in Gay Street Gallery’s spring exhibition.  Open 10 am – 5 pm

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

It’s our Fifth Anniversary celebration AND we are in the new winery! Two great reasons to join us and here’s one more: we’ll have live music both days.  Leon Rector is on Saturday.  The Happy Family Ranch food truck will also be on-site both days.  

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

A presentation of fine art from our 21 artists including two new members:  Carol Iglesias, an artist working in oil paintings and pastels and Fae Penland in watercolor, oil and drawing.   Exhibition includes all aspects of the fine arts: drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, mixed-media, photography as well as new developments in art-making.  Open Fri – Sun, 10 am – 5 pm

Narmada Winery– 43 Narmada La, Amissville, VA 20106

In addition to fine wines you’ll find live music by Janna Audey from 2 to 5 pm. Winery open from 11 am to 7 pm.

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

Francie Schroeder introduces her new show of bird photographs. Schroeder will be on hand in the upstairs gallery 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. 

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

Patty Sevre demonstrates her glass engraving craft and offers pieces for sale. Have your name engraved on a bottle or glass while you wait! Open 12 – 7 pm

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

Potter Sara Adams will instruct you on creating an imprint of a memory.  Imprint clay with crochet doilies, a symbol, or anything that represents a memory for you or your family. Bring items you want to use such as buttons, leaves, shells, etc. All ages welcome.  Allow two hours to create and glaze your imprint. $15 per person Open 11 am – 3 pm.

Warmglass Designs– 12625 Lee Hwy at Hazel River Art & Antiques, Washington, VA  22747

Make a star spangled sun catcher of fused glass in a fun class with Jennifer Webb. All materials included, $25 per person. Light refreshments provided by Hazel River Arts & Antiques  11 am – 2 pm  

Wild Roots Apothecary– 4 River La, Sperryville, VA 22740

Visit the River District Artisan Market and the companion Farmers Market to get beautifully fashioned artisan goods, botanicals, fresh produce and bakery items. 11 am – 3 pm

“Second Saturday” – June 8th on the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail

Outdoor Adventures

Hiking, biking, walking, running, swimming, swaying, funning, playing! June in Rappahannock is prime time for outdoor adventures. Bring your hiking shorts and swim suit and check in for a day or the weekend. Top off a day of activity with your choice of casual to gourmet fare and take your pick from a wide range of craft brews, wines and spirits to fit ANY taste.  Dive in to a scrumptious breakfast at your B&B or one of many local restaurants. Come find your nirvana.  There’s something for everyone on the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail!

 

(Click on the highlighted links to find out more information about each activity.)

 

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

We are excited to celebrate the Outdoor Adventure of our Sperryville Main Street neighbor Tony Lavato, who recently completed hiking all 512 miles of trails in the Shenandoah National Park!  Tony will share photos and information on the trails and park.  Wine, beer, and a special “Tony @ 512” beverage will be available.  Join us at 7:00 pm.

 

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

Mosaics are a fun way to learn how to work with glass. Spend a day in the studio creating an 8” x 8” mosaic panel. Students will learn how to cut glass, create a mosaic design, and glue it to a piece of tile board. We will finish the piece by grouting. It’s a fun activity for all ages, and youo can make a gift for Father’s Day. Time: 10:00 – 4:00  Fee: $65.00. For information contact Patricia Brennan at 540-987-8615. To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mosaic-workshop-tickets-59070853513

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

Come to the Eastwoods Nursery Open House! Choose a beautifully formed Japanese maple or ginkgo for your landscape. Rain or shine we will be here to help with selections and answer questions. Watch for signs out on the highway pointing the way. Please note: we will be closing at 3:00 on Sunday. 540-675-1234

Foster Harris House – 189 Main St, Washington, VA  22747fosterharris

Champagne Invitation.  Indulge in the feel of a five-diamond resort surrounded by the irresistible charm of an intimate, historic home.  Five luxury guest rooms are just a short drive from Shenandoah National Park.   Discover a wealth of nearby activities including hiking, horseback riding, climbing and more. Enjoy renowned art galleries, boutique shopping, award winning wineries, highly rated restaurants and beautiful scenery.  Make a reservation for dinner Thurs. through Sat. and enjoy complimentary champagne for a relaxing start to a wondrous culinary adventure.     http://www.fosterharris.com

Gadino Cellars  92 School House Rd, Washington, VA 22747gadino

BRONZE MEDAL THREE PACK SPECIAL – Buy a three pack with our Bronze Medal Winners from the 2019 Governor’s Cup Competition.  Petit Manseng – A lush, citrusy nose starts your mouth watering for this crisp, flavorful wine. Loads of tropical fruit delight the palate and lead to a clean finish. Petit Verdot – With a powerful aroma of violets and black cherry, a luscious, full body with plum and chocolate, this wine beckons for a juicy filet! Two bottles of Petit Manseng and one of Petit Verdot – a steal at $75 (over 15% off).  Come Taste the Tradition!

 

Glassworks Gallery – 11774 Lee Hwy, Sperryville, VA 22740glassworks

This virtual museum of art and craftsmanship will be heating up the furnace one more time before hot summer weather interferes. It’s your golden opportunity to watch free glassblowing demonstrations.  From 1 – 4 pm.

Gallery is open from 10 – 5 pm.

 

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

Summer Concert Series – Enjoy featured musician Jacob Allen who returns to Virginia after two years in Nashville.  Live music from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.   Graze to Griddle Food Truck will be on site 3:30 to 7:00 pm!  Wine tastings conclude at 5:00 pm. Bottle and glass sales only from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

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

Sophia on vocals and guitar and Jackson on cajon/bop kit and bass, the two musicians who led the successful Mercury Avenue Band are now a dynamic duo delighting crowds all over Northern Virginia. They take you on a journey from ABBA to Zac Brown Band, with stops at Amy Winehouse, The Cranberries, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Dire Straits, Jimi Hendrix, Lady Gaga, Linda Ronstadt, Portugal the Man, Queen, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, The White Stripes, with even some whimsical salutes to Spongebob Squarepants. They are sought after for performances and return gigs and look forward to putting on a great show.

 

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

Celebrate our one year anniversary all day. Nationally known photographer Jackie Bailey Labovitz is the featured artist for June. Her photography takes the viewer on a closeup journey of the forest floor that most people rarely have the opportunity to see. Meet the artist in a reception 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Also workshop by fusedglass artist Jennifer Webb, Something Fishysun catcher class is 11 am to 2 pm  –   just in time to make a Father’s Day gift. http://www.hazelriverartandantiques.com

Kevin Adams  – 337A Gay St, Washington, VA 22747gaystreet

Adams joins painter Pam Pittinger (painting shown left) of Amissville, and potter Shawn Ireland of N.C. in a new three-man show at Gay Street Gallery – next door to his studio. Drop in to see great art and meet the artists in a reception 4 to 7 pm.   http://www.gaystreetgallery.com/exhibitions

 

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

Nashville Standard will be performing hits from Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Hank Williams, Chuck Berry, Patsy Cline, Waylon Jennings, Buddy Holly and more  2 – 5 pm

 

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

Artist Phillip Ward is featured with the work of other gallery members also on display.  Ward’s contemporary works are hard-edged coloristic abstractions, some of which are free standing objects of art.

 

Old Rag PhotographyatGriffin Tavern – 659 Zachary Taylor Hwy, Flint oldragHill, VA 22627

Insight Beyond Sight by Ray Boc.  Boc has developed a distinct style of work photographed in black and white infrared.  Most of the images, both old and new, are enhanced with the addition of a sepia tone. Boc will be in the Upstairs Gallery of Griffin Tavern to discuss infrared photography as well as any camera and photography issues that visitors may have.  12:00 to 4:00 pm

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

Patty Sevre will engrave crystal and glass while you watch. Order a custom-engraved decanter, wine glasses or a vase, engraved to your specifications or choose one of her unique designs created with little more than revolving stones, copper and diamond wheels and cooling water.  Enjoy the farm and mountain views from the tasting room and patio and luscious wines.

River District Potters – 7 River Lane, Sperryville, VA  22740riverdistrict

Tie-Dye workshop. Create a dynamic blue design: fold, stitch and tie fabric. Cost of $50 includes silk scarf, cotton bandanna or t-shirt. Contact Janet Kerig for information: plantdyes@icloud.com or call 540 987-8670. To reserve a space email riverdistrictpotters@comcast.net or text 202-256-7005.  Workshop 11 am – 3 pm

Warmglass Designs – 12625 Lee Hwy at Hazel River Arts and Antiques,  Washington, VA 22747warmglass

Join in the fun with a fused glass workshop for ages 12 and up from 11 to 2 pm.  Design your fish to suit your fancy, decorating with colorful pieces of glass. All materials provided.  Projects will be fired and ready for pick up at Hazel River on Thursday, May 16.   $25.

Wild Roots Apothecary – 4 River Lane, Sperryville, VA  22740wildroot

We are excited to be hosting the River District Artisan Market with local artisans and next to the Farmer’s Market in the River District!  Saturday from 11-3 pm.  The Apothecary will be open as well and we have lots of nourishing and loving gifts for the Dads in your lives! Apothecary hours: 12-6 pm.

 

 

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