“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

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY ARTISAN TRAIL!

“Second Saturday” – January 12 on the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail

Winter Sparkles!

Experience crisp clear sparkling days and starry sparkling nights on the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail in January.  Add some sparkle to your Second Saturday at these trail members locations on January 12th.

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 Jan. 12, 2019:

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

The Tavern reopens after a two-week winter break and sparkles with genuine beauty and charm.  Show up for a fun night of dancing to classic rock favorites and embrace the warmth and local spirit of our magnificent 1800 building.  You’ll find food and drink to suit your taste and your wallet, as well as a great time on the dance floor.

 

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

Acoustic guitar and vocal duo Steven Shaffer and Bruce Turner return to play a wide variety of classic rock, rhythm and blues that is sure to have you singing along!

 

In addition to live music we will also have Patty Sevre, local Master glass engraving artist in our tasting room all weekend!  Patty will be offering custom engraving on wine glasses and assorted glass items – while you wait. Can’t make it out Saturday? We will have live music from local favorite Maddi Mae on Sunday 1/13 from 2-5 pm! As always, tastings include a cheese and chocolate pairing!

 

 

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

Check out a sparkling exhibition of landscapes by Kathleen Willingham and abstracts by Phyllis Magrab, who  are featured in this exhibit that includes Middle Street Gallery Members.   Hours are Friday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm     www. middlestreetgallery.org     540-675-1313

 

 

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

As a visual, fine or graphic artist it is important to have a body of work that represents your skills and talents.   To get work in the industry, or be represented by a studio or gallery, it’s essential to have both traditional and online portfolios. Online representation is replacing the print resume as the best way to showcase yourself as an artist.   In this workshop we will review your finished work, present it either chronologically, by medium or subject; create digital files; show you how to upload your files electronically or create an effective online portfolio and recommend several online sites where you may publish your work.  Cost covers digitizing your work and saving your files on a storage device that you can continue to build on.   Reservations required. Space is limited. For reservation: 571-213-2749 or email artiststudio@livingsky.org. 1-4 pm

 

For more detail, refer to the Calendar of Events

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY ARTISAN TRAIL!