“Second Saturday” – June 8th on the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail

Outdoor Adventures

Hiking, biking, walking, running, swimming, swaying, funning, playing! June in Rappahannock is prime time for outdoor adventures. Bring your hiking shorts and swim suit and check in for a day or the weekend. Top off a day of activity with your choice of casual to gourmet fare and take your pick from a wide range of craft brews, wines and spirits to fit ANY taste.  Dive in to a scrumptious breakfast at your B&B or one of many local restaurants. Come find your nirvana.  There’s something for everyone on the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail!

 

(Click on the highlighted links to find out more information about each activity.)

 

Before and After  – 31 Main St, Sperryville, VA 22740beforeandafter

We are excited to celebrate the Outdoor Adventure of our Sperryville Main Street neighbor Tony Lavato, who recently completed hiking all 512 miles of trails in the Shenandoah National Park!  Tony will share photos and information on the trails and park.  Wine, beer, and a special “Tony @ 512” beverage will be available.  Join us at 7:00 pm.

 

De’Danann Glassworks – 23 Spyder Mountain, Sperryville, VA  22740dedanann

Mosaics are a fun way to learn how to work with glass. Spend a day in the studio creating an 8” x 8” mosaic panel. Students will learn how to cut glass, create a mosaic design, and glue it to a piece of tile board. We will finish the piece by grouting. It’s a fun activity for all ages, and youo can make a gift for Father’s Day. Time: 10:00 – 4:00  Fee: $65.00. For information contact Patricia Brennan at 540-987-8615. To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mosaic-workshop-tickets-59070853513

Eastwoods Nursery – 634 Long Mountain Rd, Washington, VA 22747eastwood

Come to the Eastwoods Nursery Open House! Choose a beautifully formed Japanese maple or ginkgo for your landscape. Rain or shine we will be here to help with selections and answer questions. Watch for signs out on the highway pointing the way. Please note: we will be closing at 3:00 on Sunday. 540-675-1234

Foster Harris House – 189 Main St, Washington, VA  22747fosterharris

Champagne Invitation.  Indulge in the feel of a five-diamond resort surrounded by the irresistible charm of an intimate, historic home.  Five luxury guest rooms are just a short drive from Shenandoah National Park.   Discover a wealth of nearby activities including hiking, horseback riding, climbing and more. Enjoy renowned art galleries, boutique shopping, award winning wineries, highly rated restaurants and beautiful scenery.  Make a reservation for dinner Thurs. through Sat. and enjoy complimentary champagne for a relaxing start to a wondrous culinary adventure.     http://www.fosterharris.com

Gadino Cellars  92 School House Rd, Washington, VA 22747gadino

BRONZE MEDAL THREE PACK SPECIAL – Buy a three pack with our Bronze Medal Winners from the 2019 Governor’s Cup Competition.  Petit Manseng – A lush, citrusy nose starts your mouth watering for this crisp, flavorful wine. Loads of tropical fruit delight the palate and lead to a clean finish. Petit Verdot – With a powerful aroma of violets and black cherry, a luscious, full body with plum and chocolate, this wine beckons for a juicy filet! Two bottles of Petit Manseng and one of Petit Verdot – a steal at $75 (over 15% off).  Come Taste the Tradition!

 

Glassworks Gallery – 11774 Lee Hwy, Sperryville, VA 22740glassworks

This virtual museum of art and craftsmanship will be heating up the furnace one more time before hot summer weather interferes. It’s your golden opportunity to watch free glassblowing demonstrations.  From 1 – 4 pm.

Gallery is open from 10 – 5 pm.

 

Gray Ghost Vineyards – 14706 Lee Hwy, Amissville, VA 20106grayghost

Summer Concert Series – Enjoy featured musician Jacob Allen who returns to Virginia after two years in Nashville.  Live music from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.   Graze to Griddle Food Truck will be on site 3:30 to 7:00 pm!  Wine tastings conclude at 5:00 pm. Bottle and glass sales only from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

Griffin Tavern – 659 Zachary Taylor Hwy, Flint Hill, VA 22627griffin

Sophia on vocals and guitar and Jackson on cajon/bop kit and bass, the two musicians who led the successful Mercury Avenue Band are now a dynamic duo delighting crowds all over Northern Virginia. They take you on a journey from ABBA to Zac Brown Band, with stops at Amy Winehouse, The Cranberries, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Dire Straits, Jimi Hendrix, Lady Gaga, Linda Ronstadt, Portugal the Man, Queen, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, The White Stripes, with even some whimsical salutes to Spongebob Squarepants. They are sought after for performances and return gigs and look forward to putting on a great show.

 

Hazel River Arts and Antiques– 12625 Lee Hwy, Washington VA 22747hazelriver

Celebrate our one year anniversary all day. Nationally known photographer Jackie Bailey Labovitz is the featured artist for June. Her photography takes the viewer on a closeup journey of the forest floor that most people rarely have the opportunity to see. Meet the artist in a reception 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Also workshop by fusedglass artist Jennifer Webb, Something Fishysun catcher class is 11 am to 2 pm  –   just in time to make a Father’s Day gift. http://www.hazelriverartandantiques.com

Kevin Adams  – 337A Gay St, Washington, VA 22747gaystreet

Adams joins painter Pam Pittinger (painting shown left) of Amissville, and potter Shawn Ireland of N.C. in a new three-man show at Gay Street Gallery – next door to his studio. Drop in to see great art and meet the artists in a reception 4 to 7 pm.   http://www.gaystreetgallery.com/exhibitions

 

Magnolia Vineyards & Winery – 200 Viewtown Rd, Amissville 20106magnolia

Nashville Standard will be performing hits from Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Hank Williams, Chuck Berry, Patsy Cline, Waylon Jennings, Buddy Holly and more  2 – 5 pm

 

Middle Street Gallery – 325A Middle St, Washington, VA 22747middlestreet

Artist Phillip Ward is featured with the work of other gallery members also on display.  Ward’s contemporary works are hard-edged coloristic abstractions, some of which are free standing objects of art.

 

Old Rag PhotographyatGriffin Tavern – 659 Zachary Taylor Hwy, Flint oldragHill, VA 22627

Insight Beyond Sight by Ray Boc.  Boc has developed a distinct style of work photographed in black and white infrared.  Most of the images, both old and new, are enhanced with the addition of a sepia tone. Boc will be in the Upstairs Gallery of Griffin Tavern to discuss infrared photography as well as any camera and photography issues that visitors may have.  12:00 to 4:00 pm

Quievremont Winery  – 162 Gid Brown Hollow Rd, Washington, VA 22747quievermont

Patty Sevre will engrave crystal and glass while you watch. Order a custom-engraved decanter, wine glasses or a vase, engraved to your specifications or choose one of her unique designs created with little more than revolving stones, copper and diamond wheels and cooling water.  Enjoy the farm and mountain views from the tasting room and patio and luscious wines.

River District Potters – 7 River Lane, Sperryville, VA  22740riverdistrict

Tie-Dye workshop. Create a dynamic blue design: fold, stitch and tie fabric. Cost of $50 includes silk scarf, cotton bandanna or t-shirt. Contact Janet Kerig for information: plantdyes@icloud.com or call 540 987-8670. To reserve a space email riverdistrictpotters@comcast.net or text 202-256-7005.  Workshop 11 am – 3 pm

Warmglass Designs – 12625 Lee Hwy at Hazel River Arts and Antiques,  Washington, VA 22747warmglass

Join in the fun with a fused glass workshop for ages 12 and up from 11 to 2 pm.  Design your fish to suit your fancy, decorating with colorful pieces of glass. All materials provided.  Projects will be fired and ready for pick up at Hazel River on Thursday, May 16.   $25.

Wild Roots Apothecary – 4 River Lane, Sperryville, VA  22740wildroot

We are excited to be hosting the River District Artisan Market with local artisans and next to the Farmer’s Market in the River District!  Saturday from 11-3 pm.  The Apothecary will be open as well and we have lots of nourishing and loving gifts for the Dads in your lives! Apothecary hours: 12-6 pm.

 

 

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“Second Saturday” – May 11 on the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail

“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” -Abraham Lincoln   

Show Mom your appreciation with a relaxing day at your favorite winery or learning a new art technique in a fun workshop. Want to say thanks for all the things she does to make life better?  Choose a unique way to celebrate 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.

Here’s what’s happening May 11, 2019:

De’Danann Glassworks – 23 Spyder Mountain, Sperryville, VA  22740

Stepping Stones are fun to have in any garden or walkway. In this workshop you will make an 8” x 8” stepping stone from stained glass pieces. You will assemble the artwork and pour the cement into the stone molds. The stepping stones will be
ready to pick up the next day. This is a great workshop for all ages. Time: 1:00 – 4:30 Fee: $38.00.    Please call Patricia Brennan 540-987-8615 to register or for more information.

Eastwoods Nursery –  634 Long Mountain Rd, Washington, VA 22747

​Eastwoods Nursery will be open for drop-in visitors and customers for three days, Fri-Sun, May 10-12. Otherwise we are open by appointment. Come with questions, to buy or just to look around and enjoy.   We will have directional signs from Rt. 211.  10-4 pm Fri and Sat and 10-3 pm Sunday.

Gray Ghost Vineyards – 14706 Lee Hwy. Amissville, VA 20106

We are beginning the Mother’s Day festivities a day early! Treat your Mom to a relaxing afternoon with live music at Gray Ghost. The winery is open from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm with live music from 1:00-4:00 pm. Picnics welcome. Free admission, wine tastings only $5 per person.

Hazel River Arts and Antiques – 12625 Lee Hwy. Washington VA 22747

Fun things for Mom and the family!  Take in a free Nantucket lightship basket demonstration from 11 to 3 pm and join the fused glass workshop making three colorful garden stakes from 11 to 2 pm. $50 fee.  Jazz pianist Bill Harris entrtains from 2 to 5 pm.  Relax as you browse our shops and galleries.

Looking high and low for the gift that one seeks
You will find it at Hazel River Arts & Antiques
Unique gifts abound from all over the world
The myriad of which will now be unfurled
We have rugs and books and jewelry and such
Also, furs and lamps and trinkets so much
You’ll find statues and china and Grandfather clocks
We have art glass, paintings and a bird cage that rocks
We have clay pots, and brass pots, and copper galore
Just when you thought there couldn’t be more
There are fantastic baskets of all shapes and size
Keep looking we’re certain you’ll find a great prize
The treasure you seek must be like no other
Something that says you’re such a great Mother
Bring her antiquing she will think you’re the bomb
Because the best gift of all is time spent with Mom

Kevin Adams  – 337A Gay St., Washington, VA 22747

Kevin ​Adams unveils new work from Virginia and his travels elsewhere in an exhibition at Gay Street Gallery. Also featured in the exhibition are colorful and bold still life and landscape paintings by Elizabeth Geiger and striking wood sculptures by Jeffrey Cooper.

Kevin is a member of New York City’s Salmagundi Club, the oldest association of artists in the U.S., and one of his Virginia landscapes currently is featured in an exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach, Va.   10 am – 5 pm daily except Tuesday.


Magnolia Vineyards & Winery
 – 200 Viewtown Rd., Amissville 20106

Show Mom your appreciation with a relaxing afternoon of wine and music.  Leon Rector plays live music from 2 – 5 pm. Try a wine tasting or enjoy a glass or bottle of your favorite.

 

 

Martin Woodard Art Studio – 36 Main St., Sperryville, Va 22740

Come in and celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend with us by browsing ceramics by Juba Mountain Pottery (on sale at 10% off), and the new paintings by resident artist Martin Woodard.  As a special treat, photographer Patricia Obregon will be showing her photos of the land and people of Rappahannock county. Open 10:00 – 5:00

 

 Middle Street Gallery  – 325A Middle St., Washington, VA 22747

Examine paintings by featured artist Joan Wiberg as well as work by gallery members.  Wiberg’s contemporary and coloristic style captures the landscapes of the many locations she visits.  Friday – Sunday 10 am-5 pm

 

Narmada Winery – 43 Narmada La., Amissville, VA 20106

Celebrate all MOMS at Narmada Winery Saturday and Sunday.  Complimentary tastings and roses for all MOMS all weekend. The winery tasting room is open from 11 am – 7 pm Saturday and from 11 am – 6 pm Sunday. Live music Saturday from 2-5 pm by Aubrey Driggers and Sunday from 2 – 5 pm by APP.   Delicious food pairings all weekend, too. Narmada’s signature wine MOM is an appealing white wine with tropical notes of pineapple and passion fruit and makes a great gift for MOM, GrandMOM, Mother-in-law or even yourself!  We will be offering special discounts on MOM – 5% off 1 bottle, 10% off 3 bottles, 15% off 6 bottles and 30% off of a case.  We hope to see you all on Mother’s Day!

The Inn at Mt. Vernon Farm – 147 Mount Vernon Ln., Sperryville, VA 22740

Honor your mother or your wife by giving her a wonderful weekend getaway at the relaxing and luxurious Inn at Mount Vernon Farm. Mention Second Saturday and we will provide a small bouquet of wildflowers to brighten her room and a full farm fresh breakfast in the mornings. She can relax, sip wine, and enjoy the magnificent views from one of our comfortable porches. Book more than one night and receive 10% off. Gift Certificates available too!

 

Warmglass Designs – 12625 Lee Hwy. at Hazel River Art & Antiques

Join in the fun with this fused glass workshop for ages 12 and up from 11 to 2 pm..  Make 3 colorful glass garden stakes 8” x 1.5”.   Choose 3 base colors and decorate with colorful pieces of glass any way you want. All materials provided.  Projects will be fired and ready for pick up at Hazel River Thursday, May 16.  $50.

 

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!

 

For more detail, refer to the Calendar of Events

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“Second Saturday” – April 13 on the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail

“Went to a Garden Party to reminisce with my old friends ,
A chance to share old memories and play our songs again …”   by Rick Nelson

Spring has arrived and it’s time for garden parties, planting parties, birding parties, hiking parties and even wine and Girl Scout Cookie parties! There’s no better place to celebrate than in Rappahannock County.  Find extraordinary wining and dining, hiking and biking, and  art workshops and exhibitions, After a day of fun, relax in the comfort of a bed and breakfast where you can step just outside to enjoy night skies ablaze with stars. Enjoy it all on the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail.

 

Click on the name of each featured site below for a link to 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 April 13, 2019:

De’Danann Glassworks – 23 Spyder Mountain, Sperryville, VA  22740

Make a mosaic together in this Child and Adult Workshop.  Come have some fun, and take home a lasting memory. This workshop is for an adult and child (or grandchild). Together you will create a mosaic picture using pieces of pre-cut glass. It’s wonderful to see what beautiful things the children make. All materials and tools are provided. Class is limited to 4 pairs. Please call 540-987-8615 if you have any questions.

Gadino Cellars – 92 School House Rd., Washington, VA 22747

All four wines entered in the Governor of Virginia’s wine competition won medals this year.  Now you can try each of them in our Governor’s Cup Wine Flight!!  This includes the 2013 Nebbiolo and 2015 Delfino Rosso that won Gold and the 2015 Petit Manseng and 2016 Petit Verdot that won Bronze!  Bill & Aleta Gadino recently poured the Gold Medal Wines at the Governor’s Cup Gala where all Gold Medalists were honored.  $8 for this flight ($5 for club members). Open: 11:30 am – 6 pm on Sat. (Friday, Sunday, Monday close at 5)

 

Griffin Tavern – 659 Zachary Taylor Hwy. Flint Hill, VA 22627 Hypnotic Willie plays from 8 to 11 p.m.  Oh yeah, funky music! You’ll love their twist on classic rock. Plus, you’ll love our food, whether it’s fish ‘n chips, ravioli or a stuffed pork chop!  Open 11:30 a.m. to 11 pm.

 

Hazel River Arts and Antiques– 12625 Lee Hwy. Washington VA 22747

Attend guest artist reception with Elaine Krauss from 11 am to 2 pm and admire her magnificent watercolors, on display through April 30. Make an egg-shaped sun catcher with Jennifer Webb.  $25 per student – all materials provided. 11 am – 2 pm. This is a super fun class!  Let us know you will be coming. Call 987-8440 or email hrartandantiques@gmail.com. Enjoy refreshments provided by Hazel River Arts & Antiques as you browse our many shops and displays.

 

Kevin Adams  – 337A Gay St., Washington, VA 22747

Kevin ​unveils new work from Virginia and his travels elsewhere in a three-artist exhibition at Gay Street Gallery. Also featured in the exhibition are colorful and bold still life and landscape paintings by Elizabeth Geiger and striking wood sculptures by Jeffrey Cooper. 

Kevin is a member of New York City’s Salmagundi Club, the oldest association of artists in the U.S., and one of his Virginia landscapes currently is featured in an exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach, Va.  Open 10 am – 5 pm daily except Tuesday.  

Magnolia Vineyards & Winery – 200 Viewtown Rd., Amissville 20106

Indulge in a unique Girl Scout Cookie and Wine pairing both Saturday and Sunday. Eight wines are paired with select cookie varieties for a tasting fee of just $10. Don’t want cookies?  Enjoy the normal tasting paired with cheeses and chocolates. Watch for updates on special events for the Grand Opening of the new tasting room.!”  www.magnoliavineyards.com

Middle Street Gallery  – 325A Middle St., Washington, VA 22747

Journey is a duo exhibit featuring Nancy Brittle and Phyllis Northup. Brittle says of her oils,” My paintings are reflective of places and experiences I have loved as I travel physically, emotionally, and artistically.” In her watercolors, Phyllis Northup captures breathtaking broader views as well as intimate perspectives of the forest floor.  She shares the magic of nature in all its moods through her work. Also on display are paintings, sculptures and photography by numerous gallery members.   Hours: Friday – Sunday, 10am-5pm

River District Potters – 7 River La., Sperryville, VA  22740

Sara Adams and Nancy Nord, potters, will instruct you on creating colorful ceramic markers for your garden to designate flowers and vegetables.  Instruction from 11am to 3 pm. $5 per marker.  Allow an hour or two to create one. To attend, email: riverdistrictpotters@comcast.net or text: 202 256-7005.

The Inn at Mt. Vernon Farm – 147 Mount Vernon Ln., Sperryville, VA 22740

Relax on our front porches as you take in the magnificent views of Old Rag and Mary’s Rock. Enjoy wine and cheese while spring blooms around you and Indigo Buntings have their own Garden Party, flitting from tree to tree. Stay two or more nights and receive 10% off your reservation!    https://www.theinnatmountvernonfarm.com/

 

Warmglass Designs – 12625 Lee Hwy at Hazel River Art & Antiques

​Make a fused glass Egg suncatcher!  You’ll receive a clear egg shaped base and may decorate it any way you wish with small bits of clear colored glass that you assemble mosaic style.  All materials are provided. Eggs will be fired at my studio and ready by Thursday for pick up at Hazel River. Add $5 if shipping is preferred.

 

Plan your visit using our online Artisan Trail Map

 “Like” our Artisan Trail Facebook page for special stories and updates!

For more detail, refer to the Calendar of Events

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“Second Saturday” – March 9 on the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail

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.

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’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: 540.827.4579info@quievremont.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: riverdistrictpotters@comcast.net 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.

For more detail, refer to the Calendar of Events

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY ARTISAN TRAIL!

“Second Saturday” – February 9 on the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail

As you whisper sweet nothings to your sweetheart, you can savor sweet somethings on the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail!  Throughout February, the month of romance, you’ll find special treats to nourish body and soul. Make your own valentine under the guidance of an experienced artist or sway to the soulful strains of a love song.  Indulge in a delectable multi-course dinner with specially selected wines, or give in to the temptations of chocolates, baked treats and drinks lovingly crafted.  Soak up the silent beauty of the piedmont landscape – a visual valentine for every visitor.  Explore studios, shops and galleries and end your day relaxing in the comfort of a charming bed and breakfast.  Whether you are a would-be lover or wish to avoid cupid and his arrows, you will discover that there’s something for everyone 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’s happening Feb. 9, 2019:

 

Beech Spring Gift Shop – 11600 Lee Hwy., Sperryville, VA 22740

Valentine Workshop. Create Valentines for someone you love. Make two to four cards, depending on your speed. There will be a wide array of materials to choose from, but If you have something special you’d like to use in your cards, bring it.  $10.00 covers all supplies needed. Class will be limited to 12 people. Begins at noon. Email bswindler@verizon.net or phone 540-987-8704 for reservation

 

Before and After  – 31 Main St., Sperryville, VA 22740

Lovin’ on Sperryville.  Enjoy heart and rose themed treats, including a Rosewater-Pistachio Latte, chocolate wine tastings, a complimentary piece of gourmet fudge from The Chocolatier’s Palette for lunch, candy hearts with every espresso drink, and a surprise dessert that will surely fill the heart (and stomach) of even the loneliest Rappahannock resident. For hours, check http://beforeandaftersperryville.com/

 

De’Danann Glassworks – 23 Spyder Mountain, Sperryville, VA  22740

Valentines for the Ages.  Create a lasting valentine by making a charming beveled glass heart sun catcher and ornament with the guidance of stained glass artist Patricia Brennan.  In this workshop  learn the process of copper foiling a pre-cut beveled heart. You will solder the piece together, to create a sparkling heart that can be enjoyed for years to come.  Class limit is 6 students. Cost $28.00. Time 10 am – noon.

 

Gray Ghost Vineyards – 14706 Lee Hwy. Amissville, VA 20106

Irresistible Chocolates and Cabernet.  Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the most popular Valentine winery event in Virginia!  Treat your sweet tooth to a decadent array of chocolate desserts while sipping Gray Ghost’s Gold-medal winning red wines. Admission includes an unlimited chocolate dessert buffet, red and white wine tasting, glass of wine of your choice and collectible Valentine glass.  $25 per person Saturday and Sunday. Snow, rain or shine.  11:00 am to 5:00 pm

 

Griffin Tavern – 659 Zachary Taylor Hwy. Flint Hill, VA 22627

​Robbie Limon Band.  This classic rock band packs the house!  Music from the 60s, 70s and 80s! This is the perfect time to treat your sweetheart to dinner and dancing! Band from 8 to 11 pm – great food all day!

 

Hazel River Arts and Antiques 12625 Lee Hwy. Washington VA 22747

Handmade Love. “I love the mountain heritage of a hand made chair, I love to paint chairs, and I love creating rugs that bring out the character of our animals or the beauty of our trees.” So says Sally Mello who will discuss the origin of heritage crafts and have many fine examples on display.  She will demonstrate how to splint bottom a chair, a nearly lost art from the Blue Ridge Mountains. From 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Also on hand will be artist Jennifer Webb with a fused glass valentine workshop. See Warmglass Designs below.

 

Kevin Adams  – 337A Gay St., Washington, VA 22747

Heart to Heart.  Indulge your senses in this new exhibition with clay work by Catherine White and Warren Frederick, encaustic paintings by Giselle Gautreau and new work by Kevin H. Adams, known near and far for his Virginia landscapes.  This is also your opportunity to engage in heart-to-heart discussions with the artists at a reception from 4 to 7 pm.  It all takes place at Gay Street Gallery, next door to Adams’ studio.

 

Magnolia Vineyards & Winery – 200 Viewtown Rd., Amissville 20106

Wine and Song. Bring your sweetheart and celebrate Valentine’s Day a little early at Magnolia Vineyards! We will be featuring live music with popular local musician Leon Rector. Leon is an acoustic singer-songwriter performing both original music and covers. Influenced by the likes of Jack Johnson and Johnny Cash, Leon plays a spectrum of tunes including the Beatles, the Doors, Elvis, Jim Croce, and, of course, Johnny Cash! As always, tastings include a chocolate and cheese pairing!  Music 2 – 5 pm.  Wine you will LOVE, all day!

 

Middle Street Gallery  – 325A Middle St., Washington, VA 22747

Loving Art.  During the L-O-V-E themed month of February, gallery artists and their friends are featured.  Celebrate the Valentine’s season with forty regional artists exhibiting contemporary art including paintings, sculpture, photography and mixed media.

Hours: Friday to Sunday, 10am-5pm.  540-675-1313   Meet the artists at a reception with light refreshment Feb. 9, from 3-5 pm.

 

Narmada Winery – 43 Narmada La., Amissville, VA 20106

Sweet Somethings! Savor a romantic Valentine dinner catered by Rangoli Restaurant.  Enjoy four award winning Narmada wines carefully selected to pair with a mouthwatering four course menu  Receive a case discount the evening of dinner:
Club Members 30% off. Guests 20% off.   $90 Person Begins at 6:00pm

 

 

Old Rag Photography  – at Glassworks Gallery, 11774 Lee Hwy.,, Sperryville, Va.

Winter Sale. ​Old Rag photographers will be discounting a lot of work, both framed and unframed images. Pieces will be marked with color coded dots to indicate percent of discount and we are also offering bargains on some equipment. Pick up a good deal for your love or yourself!    11:30 am – 4 PM   Questions? schroeder.eastwood@gmail.com

 

 

River District Potters – 7 River La., Sperryville, VA  22740

Play With Clay. Potter Sara Adams will instruct you on creating colorful ceramic valentines. Allow an hour for painting. Workshop  from noon to 3 pm.  $5 fee for two valentines.  Reserve at riverdistrictpotters@comcast.netor text 202-356-7005

 

 

 

Sperryville ARTists Cooperative – 3 River La., Studio 1A in the River District, Sperryville, VA  22740

Art With HeART.  “What the heart thinks, the mind feels.” Create your own prose to use with your hand made, personalized valentines. All ages welcome to free open workshop from 12-3 pm.  All materials provided. Donations accepted but not required. Reservations: lsf@livingsky.org or 540-987-9288

 

The Inn at Mt. Vernon Farm – 147 Mount Vernon Ln., Sperryville, VA 22740

Lovely Living.  Cozy up by a warm fire in one of the South’s best Bed and Breakfasts as voted by Southern Living. With our comfortable beds and fine linen sheets you will truly relax and unwind and leave refreshed to face the new week ahead. Get 10% off a multi-night stay and if you mention this post you will receive a free box of Gearharts Salted Caramel Chocolates.  Reservations:  540-987-8115

 

Warmglass Designs – 12625 Lee Hwy. at Hazel River Art & Antiques

Fused Glass HeART.  Create your own beautiful glass sun catcher.  You will be provided a 4” clear glass circle or heart-shaped base and small bits of colored glass that have been pre-cut for you to arrange mosaic style. Patterns are available or you may choose your own freestyle approach. Projects will be fired off site in a kiln at my home studio and be ready for pick-up the following Thursday at the front desk.  Workshop   $25.00 – add $5.00 if shipping is required  Hours  11 – 2 pm   Phone  540-987-8440

 

For more detail, refer to the Calendar of Events

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