February is for Lovers…. and we’d love for you to bring your valentine to the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail where you can find romance and a lot more! Make new friends and exercise your own artistic inclinations. Enjoy musical entertainment. Dine on locally grown food. Sample locally produced wine, spirits, and beer. Take home a bottle of wine, a piece of your own art or other unique products!
Click each featured site’s link below for more information on the artists, and click on the event link for more information on planned 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.
There’s so much going on in Rappahannock County this weekend! Here’s what you’ll find on Saturday, February 10, 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.)
Blue Ridge Artisans – Trail Site #106 (12018 B Lee Highway, Sperryville, VA 22740)
Dyeing Fun ~ Silk Scarves! In this workshop, attendees will join Jennifer Heverly of Spirit Trail Fiberworks to learn the basics of handpainting gorgeous silk scarves, and will dye two different scarves: one 14” x 72” 60% silk / 40% wool blend scarf, and one 35” x 84” 100% silk scarf. $160 fee includes all materials, tools, instruction & studio space. Reservations required; 10 am – 1 pm. Click here for more information or to reserve your spot.
Contemporary Color – Trail Site #110 (82 Resettlement Rd., Huntly, VA 22640)
Collograph a Valentine for your sweetie! A collograph is a print made from a “collaged” plate. You (the artist) glue fabric, paper and textures to a rigid substrate that you then ink and print! All materials and tools are supplied as well as creative art direction. Come alone or bring friends. Reservations required – 4 to 8 participant limit. $35 fee includes studio space, instruction and all materials. 1 – 4 p.m.
Gray Ghost Vineyards – Trail Site #58 (14706 Lee Highway, Amissville VA 20106)
Chocolates and Cabernet. Celebrate the 24th Anniversary of the most popular winery Valentine Event in Virginia! Indulge in an extensive array of chocolate desserts while enjoying Gray Ghost’s Gold-medal winning red wines! Fee includes red and white wine tasting, a glass of wine of your choice, unlimited buffet of desserts and a limited edition, collectible Valentine glass! (If you would like real food, feel free to bring a picnic. Gray Ghost is only serving dessert this weekend!) Snow, rain or shine. No reservations necessary. $25 per person. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Winery open til 5 p.m.
Griffin Tavern – Trail Site #74 (659 Zachary Taylor Hwy, Flint Hill, VA 22627)
Dine, Dance, and Romance. Bring your valentine and dance to the music – band to be announced! 8 – 11 p.m. Dine on light fare or select from a full menu of entrees made from fresh ingredients. Restaurant and pub are open 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. Dinner served until 10.
Little Washington Winery – Trail Site #60 (72 Christmas Tree LA, Washington, VA 22747)
Wine Bootcamp Seminars. Boost your wine appreciation with a seminar! Sign up for Wine Bootcamp starting at 11 a.m. or Guess the $100 Bordeaux starting at 2:30 p.m. Register online: BOGO deal – buy one class and get one free. Save $20 with coupon code: wb358 Winery open until 5 p.m.
Magnolia Vineyards and Winery – Trail Site #61 (200 Viewtown Rd, Amissville, VA 20106)
Live Music. Bruce Lowe will be back in the tasting room entertaining with fun songs that will have you singing along! Surprise your valentine with a day out, invite a group of friends or come meet some new ones! 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Winery open 11:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Middle Street Gallery – Trail Site #45 (25 Middle St., Washington, VA 22747)
Fine Art. Enjoy a fine art exhibition of the works of 22 artists. This show includes painting, sculpture, and photography. Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
River District Potters – Trail Site #32 (7 River Lane, Studio 3B, Sperryville, VA 22740)
Two Events Today! Throwing pots. No, we’re not breaking bowls, we’re making them. Browse our shop full of artful and useful pottery designs and observe pottery-making techniques as Nancy Nord throws bowls on her wheel. And Play Time: Sara Adams will be painting valentines with young at heart souls.Paint a valentine for your sweetie. Both from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Scrabble School Preservation Foundation – Trail Site #97 (111 Scrabble Road, Castleton, VA 22716)
Black History. Singer, songwriter, and storyteller Taryn Weaver will perform as Harriet Tubman at the Scrabble School Preservation Foundation’s Black History Month program. The event is free and open to the public. Come early for light refreshments. Ms. Weaver believes that portraying Harriet Tubman is a gift from God. Harriet has become a component of her being and she enjoys sharing Harriet’s Underground Railroad experiences and the hardships endured in her quest for freedom. Ms. Weaver has performed “Harriet Tubman” at venues throughout Fauquier, Warren, Culpeper, and Rappahannock Counties, including James Madison’s Montpelier and the Afro-American Historical Museum in The Plains. Free. Donations gratefully received. Refreshments at 3:30 p.m. Program at 4 p.m. Open until 6:30 p.m.
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