In the middle of a rainy and snowy winter, Cabin Fever can strike at any moment! Don’t worry! We have the remedy to this winter affliction – a visit to member sites on the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail! March, the month of lions and lambs, you’ll find special treats to nourish body and soul. Soak up the beauty of our rolling hills and mountains as you enjoy wine, workshops, fine food and more.
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’s happening March 9, 2019:
Before and After – 31 Main St., Sperryville, VA 22740
Sperryville History. Cabin fever is raging and we want to help! Here’s a good reason to get out of the house and into a place where you can see old friends and make new ones! Join us at 7:00 pm for a discussion of Sperryville History led by the Rappahannock Historic Society and enjoy our selection of Virginia wines.
De’Danann Glassworks – 23 Spyder Mountain, Sperryville, VA 22740
March is for Mosaics, a fun way to learn how to work with glass. Spend a day in the studio creating an 8” x 8” mosaic panel. Learn how to cut glass, adhere it to the panel and grout a finished piece. It’s a fun activity for all ages. For more information please contact 540-987-8615 Time: 10:00 – 2:00 Fee: $55.00 To reserve a place in the class click here.
Griffin Tavern – 659 Zachary Taylor Hwy. Flint Hill, VA 22627
Rocking Rappahannock. Surf Jaguars perform 8 to 11 pm. It’s a beach party in the pub! Wear your Hawaiian shirts and drink some margaritas with us!
Hazel River Arts and Antiques – 12625 Lee Hwy. Washington VA 22747
Let the spinning wheel spin. Potter Michele Soderman will be demonstrating techniques for creating wheel built and hand built pottery. Enjoy visiting Michele’s studio filled with gorgeous pottery and try your own hand at giving the wheel a spin under her supervision. 12 – 3 pm.
Kevin Adams – 337A Gay St., Washington, VA 22747
Adams is joined by Catherine White, Gisselle Gautreau and Warren Frederick in an exhibition of encaustic and oil paintings and clay work that continues at Gay Street Gallery through March 19. Drop in while there’s still time to view works by these acclaimed artists. Gay Street is adjacent to the Kevin H. Adams studio.
Middle Street Gallery – 325A Middle St., Washington, VA 22747
Three Visions. Enjoy art inspired by our natural environment during a March “Cabin Fever Breakout!” Katrina Ann Marcey’s oil paintings, Jane Forth’s encaustic paintings and Marilyn Hayes’ encaustic monotypes all capture the beauty of the Natural Landscapes of the Shenandoah Valley, but in ways that differ in perspective, intensity and style and invite the viewer to compare and contrast the interpretations. Fri. through Sun. 10 am – 5 pm
Quievremont Winery – 162 Gid Brown Hollow Rd., Washington, VA 22747
Spring forward into warmer weather with delectable, delicious, and delightful Rosé! We’re so glad to be releasing our 2018 vintage, made from merlot, cabernet franc, and cabernet sauvignon grapes—a great Spring and Summer beverage with supremely quaffable qualities. Come to the winery both Sat. and Sun. to enjoy special pricing on this wonderful wine! Hours: Noon–7 p.m. on Sat,; noon–6 p.m. on Sun. Questions: 540.827.4579; email@example.com
Dida’s Distillery – 144327 Hume Rd., Huntly, VA 22640
Cabin Fever? Time to break out of the old homestead, saddle up the F-150 and meet the neighbors at Dida’s for a special drink. An all-new lineup of specialty vodka, gin, and brandy cocktails will debut and be served from 12-5.
River District Potters – 7 River La., Sperryville, VA 22740
Doris Jones and Sara Adams, potters, will instruct you on creating a pig or another small animal. Workshop during hours of noon to 3pm. Allow an hour and a half to make your animal. $5 per object created. Please let us know if you might attend: email: firstname.lastname@example.org or text: 202 256-7005
The Inn at Mt. Vernon Farm – 147 Mount Vernon Ln., Sperryville, VA 22740
Cabin Fever? Get out of your “cabin” and into our Inn for a few days of relaxation and rejuvenate for the coming Spring. Enjoy complimentary wine and cheese while you sit on our porches and enjoy our fantastic view. Stay two or more nights to receive a 10% discount. Mention the Artisan Trail for a free box of dark chocolate caramels in your room! Call 540-987-8115 to reserve.
Warmglass Designs – 12625 Lee Hwy. at Hazel River Arts & Antiques
Make your own fused glass Shamrock in a class with artist Jennifer Webb. Each person will get a 4” clear base and choose from an assortment of colored glass pieces to create your own design. Workshop 11 – 2 pm $25 fee covers all materials needed. All projects will be fired off site (in kilns in my home studio) and returned to Hazel River by the following Thursday. March 14 for pick up. Come by any time to see examples in my gallery – #1 in The River District Artists section of Hazel River Arts and Antiques.