Second Saturday on the Trail, February 10, 2017!

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.)

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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 SeminarsBoost 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 MusicBruce 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 ArtEnjoy 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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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.
Contact:  carolyn@contemporarycolor.net
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: dabneykirchman@gmail.com  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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Second Saturday, November 11, 2017

This month’s Second Saturday falls on Veterans Day on the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail: We salute active and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces and thank them for their service!

Rappahannock County Artisan Trail members invite you to indulge in creating your own art and crafts, browsing art exhibitions, supporting animal welfare, enjoying live entertainment and shopping for holiday gifts!  Also, enjoy culinary experiences, a variety of delicious beers or wine-tasting while appreciating the beautiful rolling countryside and mountains.

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.

Here’s what you’ll find on Saturday, November 11, 2017:

(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)

Belle Meade School – Trail Site #79  (353 F.T. Valley Rd., Sperryville, 22740)

Crop in the Country – Work on your craft of choice at your own 5’ round table. Marsha Melkonian’s Stampin’ Up team will be on site with supplies for purchase and projects to try.  Two felting classes with local fiber artist Regina Yurkonis will be on Saturday.  Meals provided from dinner Friday to lunch on Sunday.  Fee $200.   Belle Meade’s beautiful Bed & Breakfast offers comfortable rooms on site. Rates run from $160-$220/night. Stay two nights and save $20/night!   540-987-9748

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Blue Ridge Artisans – Spirit Trail Fiberworks – Trail Site #106 (12018 B Lee Highway, Sperryville, VA 22740)

Knit and Purr! Purchase yarn or silk scarves and 20% of the proceeds will be donated to our local animal shelters: Rappahannock Animal Welfare League (RAWL) and RappCats (10% to each).  A worthy cause, and a great opportunity to purchase some unique Holiday gifts!  Our gallery also features local artists’ work in ceramics, glass, jewelry, fine art paintings, prints, as well as hand-dyed yarn and silk scarves. Open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Eastwoods Nursery  Trail Site #55 (634 Long Mountain Road, Washington, Va. 22747)

Trees! Trees! Trees!  We are here to answer questions, help visitors select trees for particular spaces, and just enjoy the Fall weather.  Maples keep their leaves longer than many trees so there should be some good color. Thinking about Christmas?  We have gift certificates on hand!   There will be signs on Rt. 211 to direct you toward the nursery.  10 a.m. – 4 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 and save 50% with coupon code: wb358   Class from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Winery open until 5 p.m.

Sperryville ARTists Cooperative  – Trail Site #44  (Sperryville ARTist Cooperative, 3 River Lane, Sperryville, VA 22740)

Adam Disbrow will create a live painting and discuss the meaning behind his art and the impact it has on society.  Disbrow’s work is a commentary on the history and culture of man. The paintings address current and ancient issues of relationship, spirituality, sexuality, beauty, duality, relativism, nature, and dominion. Freedom, entropy, life, death, and time are key concepts. Each piece is intended to draw attention to different aspects of humanity in order to provoke analysis and deeper understanding.  Free event  1- 3 p.m.

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

Gemstones, Beads, and Pearls – Christmas is just around the corner and we’re featuring handmade jewelry creations by Gina of Ridge Line Designs. Get one-of-a-kind necklaces, earrings and bracelets, set in sterling silver or 14k gold.  Check out semi-precious stones and a selection of Estate Jewelry from antique to modern.   From 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Music Man – Tom Robbins is a solo artist who hails from Natchez, Mississippi, and has been a bluesman for the past 25 years.  He plays traditional folk blues from the Delta to the electric sound of Chicago.  Normal $10 tasting fee applies.   Open 2 – 5 p.m.

Middle Street Gallery  – Trail Site #45 ( 31 Main Street, Sperryville, VA 22740)

Member Exhibition  – Enjoy a group exhibition with strong and clear artistic vision by twenty accomplished artists who are members of the gallery.  Artists work in a full range of media and their works encompass many art forms.  Browse from landscape to abstract to still life to sculptural.  Exhibition runs through the month of November.   Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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

Make an Ornament – Potters will be in the studio helping guests make and paint holiday ornaments. Bring your children or your older self. Free! Studio open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Click here to plan your visit using our online Artisan Trail Map

CLICK HERE to find out what’s being featured next on the trail’s “Calendar of Events”

Special thanks to our supporters:

Second Saturday: October 14, 2017

October kicks off the most wonderful time of the year to visit Rappahannock County, Virginia: Autumn! The air is cool and crisp, the leaves are changing and the mountains are a riot of color. Located close to Washington, DC, and the DC Metro Area, the County is the perfect place for a day or weekend getaway, and there’s so much on offer in Autumn: craft demonstrations, art instruction, open studio experiences, gallery openings, culinary experiences, wonderful brews and wines, live entertainment, special rates and more! With the Shenandoah National Park in our back yard, the options for hiking and enjoying the outdoors abound. And, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention our many wonderful orchards and farm stands, chock full of locally grown apples, cider, pumpkins and more!

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, or at any of the participating venues, or check it out online here.

 

Here’s what you’ll find on Saturday, October 14, 2017:

 (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).

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Blue Ridge Artisans – Spirit Trail Fiberworks – Trail Site #106 (12018 B Lee Highway, Sperryville, VA 22740)

Hot Cider and Knit!  Join us in our gallery and studios, on a beautiful October day in the country.  We feature local artists’ work in ceramics, glass, jewelry, fine art paintings, prints, and hand-dyed yarn and silk scarves. Get a leg up on Holiday shopping! We’ll have hot cider, a selection of teas and coffees, and treats in the gallery. Bring your knitting and hang out with us for a while!  11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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

Monotype Demonstration  Join artist Carolyn Roth in her studio as she demonstrates how to create a multi-layered monotype.  Roth’s work, expressed in paintings, prints and mixed media, embraces aspects of the natural world, cultural diversity, and the subconscious.  Noon – 4 p.m.

 

De’Danann Glassworks – Trail site #4 (23 Spyder Mountain Lane, Sperryville, Va 22740)

Making Fused Glass Earrings  Fused glass is the process of melting glass together in a kiln at a high temperature. Artist Patricia Brennan will teach students how to cut glass and explain the process of using a glass kiln. Working with small pieces of different colored glass, students will each create 3 pairs of earrings in this class. They will make and fuse the earrings on Saturday and arrange a time to pick up their projects after the earrings are out of the kiln and cooled the next day. Call 540-987-8615 or email dedanannclasses@gmail.com if you are interested or would like more information.   $30 covers instruction and all materials  10 a.m. – Noon

Glassworks Gallery  – Trail Site #42 (11774 Lee Hwy Sperryville, VA 22740)

Glass Engraving  Master engraver Patty Sevre demonstrates hand-carved and engraved illustration on fine crystal and glass. While you watch, Sevre will custom engrave a design for you on wine glasses, decanters or other items with special pricing.  Sevre creates her unique engravings with little more than revolving stones, copper and diamond wheels, and cooling water. Come see her unique hand engraving firsthand!    10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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

Wine Bootcamp   Spend 2½ hours and become a certified wine snob!  This is an advanced class on all the basics.  Led by winemaker Carl, it is in plain English. The session includes a molecular sandwich pairing, three chocolate pairings and the Dirt Road Wine Tour! Register online and save 50% with coupon code: wb358   Class from 11 a.m. -1:30 p.m.

Living Sky Foundation – Trail Site #44  (Sperryville ARTist Cooperative, 3 River Lane, Sperryville, VA 22740)

Communication ART  Art For All.  You are invited to join artists Jane Forth and Cherl Crews for this simple, yet personal creative workshop.  Draw, paint or collage a postcard and send it to a friend or someone in need of cheer. All materials are provided.  Drop in anytime from  11 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Suggested donation $5.00 per person.  Reservations encouraged.  540-987-9288

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

Live Music  Join us for an afternoon of entertainment with music by Grass Fed, a local favorite from Flint Hill, VA. We are excited to welcome back Dan and Brian to our tasting room! Grass Fed plays an acoustic mix of funk/groove and reggae with both original songs and covers.  Normal $10 tasting fee applies   2 – 5 p.m.

 

Middle Street Gallery  – Trail Site #45 ( 31 Main Street, Sperryville, VA 22740)

Nancy Brittle Exhibition  “Completing the painting in one sitting works best for my goals of freshness of both idea and paint,” says Brittle on her alla prima painting style.  “For the last year, I have been consciously working with looser but more precise brushstrokes on smaller canvases. I work from life, the subjects usually being my family and my home. These works reflect my effort to create a painting, not a picture.”   Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.   Artist talk from 3 – 4 p.m.

Narmada Winery – Trail Site #62 (43 Narmada Lane, Amissville, VA 20106)

Harvest Fest   After the harvest in ancient India, the Festival of Lights, or Diwali, marked the end of the farming year. As grape growers in Virginia, Sudha and Pandit keep the tradition alive and the Indian harvest festival of DIWALI is one of our most anticipated events of the year.  Dinners or antipasto and cheese platters are available by pre-order.  There will be a dance performance followed by a Bollywood dance lesson and then freestyle dancing. All ages and skill levels are welcome.  The evening concludes with a fireworks display at 7:30 p.m.   11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Ridge Line Designs – Trail site #33 (10 River Lane, Sperryville, VA 22740)

Artisan Jewelry Demonstration  Jeweler Gina Irwin will be demonstrating the art of sheet and wire construction, using sterling silver and assorted stones.  See Irwin at work while enjoying apple cider and assorted snacks.  11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

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

Play With Clay!   Potters will be working in the studio, answering questions, sharing techniques and introducing new products.   Join in the free “play with clay” workshop from 2 – 4 p.m.  Studio open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Warmglass Designs – Trail site #109 (Located at Ginger Hill Antiques, 12625 Lee Hwy, Washington, VA 22747)

Glass Suncatcher Workshop  Artist Jennifer Webb will teach you how to fuse glass to make your own suncatcher.  A round clear base and colored glass are provided to make a mandala – a circular pattern that starts from the center.  All tools and materials are supplied.  Suncatchers will be fired off site and ready for pick-up within a week. Fee: $10.00 (Additional $5 fee if shipping needed.)    11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

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