Second Saturday on the Trail, January 13, 2018!

Happy New Year! Rappahannock County Artisan Trail members invite you to a day of art, entertainment, shopping and good food and drink!  It’s a brand New Year and here’s a great way to get into a celebratory spirit.  Take the Second Saturday tour on the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail.  Stretch your artistic muscles, learn about herbs, enjoy musical entertainment, and dine on delectable food and drink.  Take home a good book, a bottle of wine, an herbal mix, a piece of your own art or other unique products!

Here’s what you’ll find on Saturday, January 13, 2018:

The featured trail sites below are listed in alphabetical order.  Click the linked name to learn more about each member, their Google map location and the activities, artists, and specialties they are featuring. When in the county, pick up an Artisan Trail map/brochure at the Rappahannock County Visitors Center on Route 211 West, just east of Washington, VA and adjacent to the Rappahannock County Library.

Contemporary Color  – Trail Site #110   (82 Resettlement Rd., Huntly, VA 22640)

Create a Tessellation. The rotating and repeating pattern of a tessellation reminds me of the movement of time, something I am thinking about as the New Year begins. Join Carolyn Roth in the studio to design your own symbol and see it play out on the page as you print your design. Come alone or bring friends. $37 fee includes studio space, instruction and all materials.  Reservations required –  8 participant limit.
Class  1 – 4 p.m.

DK Artfelt  – Trail Site #8 (Sperryville Schoolhouse, Upper Level Rm 8, 12018 Lee Hwy., Sperryville, VA 22740)

Felt Dreamscape.  “Winter is rich with long starry nights.” Tap into your dreamscape to create a flat felt in luscious colors of merino wool, silk and mohair. $55 fee includes studio time, instruction and all tools and materials. Reservations required – 6 participant limit.
Contact:  Class 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Griffin Tavern – Trail Site #74 (659 Zachary Taylor Hwy, Flint Hill, VA 22627)

Food and Music.  Give your personal chef the day off and dine with us.  Then, rock out with the Side Men, an awesome classic rock band performing at 8:30 p.m. Open 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.



Little Washington Winery – Trail Site #60 (72 Christmas Tree LA, Washington, VA 22747)

Wine Bootcamp.   Appreciate wine even more by learning about it from grape to glass.  This session includes a sandwich pairing, three chocolate pairings plus the Dirt Road Wine Tour!  Register online: $20 with coupon code: wb358   Class 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Winery open until 5 p.m.

Magnolia Vineyards and Winery – Trail Site #61 (200 Viewtown Rd, Amissville, VA 20106)

Wine, Herbs and Song.  Michael Frank of family owned and operated Full Moon Farms in Sperryville, will be on hand to offer certified organic culinary herbs and products made from those herbs.  Full Moon specializes in organic produce from their greenhouse and farm of more than 6 acres free of herbicides and pesticides. 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The talented and lovely Toni Clare, a young country artist from Madison County has been performing since the age of 10.  A singer, musician and songwriter, her music is influenced by Johnny Cash, Patty Loveless, Alison Krauss, and Mary Chapin Carpenter.  Performing 2 – 5 p.m.    Open 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Middle Street Gallery  – Trail Site #45  (25 Middle St., Washington, VA 22747)

Doodling in the Dark.  Rosabel Goodman-Everard Solo Exhibit, December 1, 2017 – January 14, 2018.  In the Fall of 2016, I needed a new approach to my art – colorful and beautiful, relaxing to do but interesting, and with an intensity to distract me from everyday events. I embarked on a series of colored panels with abstract truncated tree shapes and continued with marks and patterns: circles, dots, squares, rectangles, bark patterns, thorns, nets, droplets and foot prints, blending drawing with painting.  Every panel was an adventure and it was the most fun I have ever had making art!  Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Quievremont Winery –  Trail Site #64 (162 Gid Brown Hollow Rd. #335, Washington, VA 22747)

Wine and Word.  Come for a glass, or a bottle, of our newly-released 2015 Meritage or other Bordeaux-style wine and get acquainted with Flint Hill native Chuck Smith.  Smith will be signing his newly published Vietnam: Stories from a War, a collection of humorous short stories based on his 1966-1968 “free trip to Southeast Asia courtesy of the U.S. Army.”  Smith will also have copies of his first book, a collection drawn from experiences growing up in Rappahannock County – Stories from Potomac County: Truths, Half-Truths, and Lies from Rural Virginia and Someplace Else.  Book signing 1 – 5 p.m.   Open until 7 p.m.

River District Potters  – Trail Site #32 (7 River Lane, Studio 3B, Sperryville, VA 22740)

Look and Learn.  Come by for a visit with potter Nancy Nord who will be working in the studio, throwing bowls on her wheel.  Get the scoop on pottery-making techniques, browse our many designs, or just visit for a while.  Open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.




Wild Roots Apothecary – Trail Site #104 (4 River Lane, Sperryville, VA 22740)

Self-Care Saturday.  Visit Wild Roots Apothecary for a wonderful morning of making your own herbal bath soaks and learning which herbs promote self-care on a daily basis.  All guests will take home their own herbal bath soak.  Self-care 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Open until 6 p.m.



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Second Saturday on the Trail, December 9, 2017!

Rappahannock County Artisan Trail members invite you to a day of art, entertainment, shopping and good food and drink!  

What you’ll find on Saturday, December 9, 2017 in Rappahannock are lots of options for holiday gifts, either created by local artisans, or made by you in several fun workshops! Plus wine tastings, live music, great food, art gallery exhibits, beautiful views … Rappahannock County has it all!

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

IMG_5797Blue Ridge Artisans – Trail Site #106 (12018-B Lee Highway, Sperryville, VA 22740) 

Holiday Shopping – Visit our gallery and shop for that special, one-of-a-kind holiday gift, created by local Rappahannock County artists!  Two working artist studios, plus a gallery and shop featuring the work of  both studio arts, plus other Rappahannock artists in ceramics, glass, jewelry, woodworking, printmaking, hand-dyed silk scarves, hand-dyed luxury yarns and fine art paintings in oil and acrylic. A unique and wonderful selection of gifts!  Enjoy hot mulled cider, a selection of teas and coffees, and treats while you browse our beautiful shop.  Open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

dkartfeltDKArtfelt – Trail Site #8 (12018 Lee Highway, Upstairs Room 8, Sperryville, VA 22740)

Open House – Join Dabney Kirchman of DKArtfelt for an open house featuring beautiful hand-felted ornaments and gifts. Enjoy a cup of hot tea while you peruse Dabney’s gorgeous work in bas relief art, one-of-a-kind pillow tops, and other work. Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Griffin TavernTrail Site #74 (659 Zachary Taylor Hwy, Flint Hill, VA 22627)

A Little Night Music – Elizabeth Lawrence Band. Lawrence’s eclectic style and powerful voice cause her to be compared to Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt and Susan Tedeschi.  With her band’s tight solid rhythm and two studio albums under her belt, she has emerged as a local favorite. Performing 8:30 p.m.   Open 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Little Washington Winery – Trail Site #60 (72 Christmas Tree Lane, Washington, VA 22740)

Wine Bootcamp – Become a certified wine snob in this two-hour class.  The session includes lots of aha moments – a molecular sandwich pairing, three chocolate pairings and the Dirt Road Wine Tour! Register online: $20 with coupon code: wb358   Class from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Winery open until 5 p.m.

magnolia-300x279Magnolia Vineyards and Winery – Trail Site #61 (200 Viewtown Rd, Amissville, VA 20106)

Holiday Cork Craft!  Help put our used corks to good use!  Make your own ornaments and holiday decorations! No reservations required.  $5 per craft and we will provide instruction and all of the supplies! 11:30-5:30 p.m.


Middle Street Gallery – Trail Site #45  (25 Middle St., Washington, VA 22747)

Doodling in the Dark – Rosabel Goodman-Everard Solo Exhibit, December 1, 2017 – January 14, 2018.  There is only one remedy for darkness: light.  What brings light?  For this artist it is beauty, color, pattern, the freedom to explore new things.  I set out to pour those ingredients onto canvases and panels and it worked.
Artist’s Reception: Saturday, December 9, 2017 – 3 – 5 p.m.   Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Old Rag Photography – Trail Site #46 (12625 Lee Hwy Washington, VA 22747)

Holiday Show and Celebration –  Gallery members will be on hand through the day with holiday sweets and witty conversation about photography and other topics.  Open 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Quievremont Winery –  Trail Site #64  (115 Reality Farm Ln. #335, Washington, VA 22747)

Wine, Music and More – Come for a wine tasting and stay for the music! Forrest and Jonathan Marquisee will be playing their original folk and country music from 3 to 6 p.m.  Winery hours are noon to 7 p.m. However, stay after hours for a 7:30 p.m. talk on the evolution of firearms during the interwar period, presented by CPT Matthew DiRisio, United States Army. 5% off glasses of wine during the talk.

Rappahannock Cellars – Trail Site #63 (14437 Hume RD, Huntly, VA 22640)

Christmas At The Cellars – Join us for mulled wine and Christmas tunes, and shop our selection of fine wines and spirits for holiday gifts!  Enjoy the warmth and hospitality that only a family nurtured winery can provide.  Open 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

River District Potters  –Trail Site #32 (7 River Lane, Studio 3B, Sperryville, VA 22740)

Make and Take – Painting on clay is fun! Make an ornament for your home or one to give as a gift.  Potters will guide you in a workshop from 1 – 3 p.m. Free! Open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Warmglass DesignsTrail site #109 – (located at Ginger Hill Antiques, 12625 Lee Hwy Washington, VA 22747)

Suncatcher/Ornament – Make a suncatcher or holiday ornament. Create your own design, arranging colorful glass on a 4” round clear base. Items are glued, and fired offsite. All ornaments will be ready for pick-up the following Thursday at Ginger Hill. All tools and materials are supplied. Fee: $20  Workshop: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Studio open til 4 p.m.



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