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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