Smith River Artisan Trail
An Open Door Tour Event in the City of Martinsville and Across Henry County
April 8-17, 2016
Along the trail, experience Artist Studios, Farms and Markets, Museums and Cultural Sites, Demonstrations, Tastings, Tours, Music and so much more!
Trout-filled rivers, quiet lakes and gentle mountains surround this beautiful location that’s full of rich history. Home to some of the finest recreational and cultural activities in the country, Martinsville-Henry County is proud of our excellent medical facilities, innovative school systems and advantageous housing opportunities. The climate is just right for those who enjoy all four seasons with cool winters and pleasant summers. And with a scenic backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains, spring is simply breathtaking. Aside from our beautiful location, rich history, and quality of life, the true key to our community is the people. In Martinsville-Henry County, Virginia you, too, will find that warm and friendly people seem to be one of our strongest assets.
Stay tuned by following the Smith River Artisan Trail Facebook for Open Door Tour updates and activity details. Or check out ArtisanTrailNetwork.org for a list of additional trail sites and VisitMartinsville.com for additional information on the region.
Click here to download the list of participants and read below for the specific dated activity details.
Map #2 de Spot School of Art, 38 Franklin St., Martinsville, VA 24112
Wednesday, 4/13 9:30a-8:30pm & Thursday, 4/14 1:30-8:30p.m.
Student demonstrations (Free)
Map #3 First Day Designs, 105 E Church St., Martinsville, VA 24112
Friday, 4/8 and Friday, 4/15, 1-4p.m.
Demonstrating Warm Glass Techniques (Free)
Map #4 Gallery 22, 22 Walnut St., Martinsville, VA 24112
Mondays-Sundays, 4/8 – 17, 1-4p.m.
Gallery 22 – Make a fused glass suncatcher for ($20 all supplies included)
Tuggle Farms at Gallery 22 – Product samplings (Free)
Windy Ridge Farm at Gallery 22 –English Tea sampling – Saturdays Only 4/9 & 4/16
Map #5 Glass Art, Studio 107, 105 E Church St., Martinsville, VA 24112
Fridays & Saturdays 4/8 & 9, 4/15 & 16, 1-3p.m.
Stained glass demos (Free)
Map #7 In Frame Visual Arts, Studio 107, 105 E. Church St., Martinsville, VA 24112
Mondays – Fridays, 10a.m.– 5:30p.m., Saturdays, 11a.m. – 4p.m. Closed on Sunday
Demos and art displayed (Free)
Map #9 Mitchell Woodcrafts, Studio 107, 105 E Church St., Martinsville, VA 24112
Mondays – Saturdays, 12-6p.m
Woodturning Demos (Free)
Map #13 Painting Studio, 385 Country Place Rd. Axton, VA 24054
Tuesday & Wednesday, 4/12 & 13, 10a.m. – 5p.m.
Workshop: “How to set up an art studio in an unfinished basement” (Free)
Map #14 The Sewing Studio, 1310 Memorial Blvd. S., Martinsville, VA 24112
Saturdays 4/9 & 16, 1:00pm, Monday-Friday, 3:00pm. Closed on Sundays
Make & Take – A mini pillow case that can be used to hold a travel size pillow or for a favorite 18” doll to rest her head on. All materials provided and will help you the entire way using our Babylock sewing machines and sergers. Each participant will receive printed directions for the mini pillow case as well as a standard size pillow case to take home along with their completed pillow case. (Free)
Map #15 Simply the Best Flowers, 105 Broad St., Martinsville, VA 24112
Saturday, 4/16, 2:00pm
Demonstration on projects using sedums (Free). Light refreshment will be served.
Map #17 Zelma Lee Designs, Studio 107, 105 E Church St., Martinsville, VA 24112
Friday, 4/8, floating necklace. Fee 5.00 for supplies.
Saturday, 4/9, bracelet using toggle clasp. Fee for supplies is 5.00.
Monday, 4/11, simple wire ring. Free.
Tuesday, 4/12, stretchy bracelet. Fee for supplies is 5.00.
Wednesday, 4/13, earrings. Fee for supplies is 5.00.
Thursday, 4/14, necklace with matching earrings. Fee for supplies is 8.00
Friday, 4/15, bracelet with matching earrings. Fee for supplies is 8.00.
Saturday, 4/16, floating necklace. Fee for supplies 5.00.
Hours 10-4 each day
Map #20 Dippers Ice Cream, 4970 Greensboro Rd., Ridgeway, VA 24148
Thursday, 4/14, 6:30-7:30p.m.
Inaugural Flight Night Gourmet Ice Cream Tasting ( $15 per person)
Map #21 Greater Bassett’s Community Market, 3536 Fairystone Park Hwy., Bassett, VA 24055
4/16, 10a.m. – 4p.m.
Sneak Peek Day at the Market (prices of items for sale varies per vendor)
Map #22 Hamlet Vineyards, 405 Riverside Dr., Bassett, VA 24055
Saturday, 4/9, 6:30-9:30p.m.
Featured the Virginia Museum of Natural History Gala ($50 per person)
Sundays 4/10 & 17, 1-5p.m
Wine Tastings at the Vineyard ($5 per person)
Map #23 Infinity Acres Ranch, 136 Joppa Rd., Ridgeway, VA 24148
Saturday, 4/16, 11a.m. – 3p.m
Walk a Llama activity. Essential Oil Hand Therapeutic Reflexology. Artisan Display (Free)
Map #24 Mountain Valley Hops, 4220 Mountain Valley Rd., Axton, VA 24054
Tuesday, 4/12 5:30 – 7p.m.
Drop in “social” to take a tour of the farm and taste a variety of beers. ($3 per person)
Map #26 Ridgeway Farm Market, 6697 Greensboro Rd., Ridgeway, VA 24148
Monday – Saturdays, 9a.m. – 6p.m, Sundays, 11a.m. – 5p.m.
10% off all jarred goods & 10% Greenhouse purchases.
Map #27 Sandy River Pork, 193 Axton Rd., Axton, VA 24054
Friday, 4/8, 9a.m. – 6p.m., Saturday, 4/9, 9a.m – 3p.m, Wednesday, 4/13, 9a.m. –5p.m
Thursday & Friday, 4/14-15, 9a.m. – 6p.m., Saturday, 4/16 9a.m – 3p.m
Product Samplings (Free)
Map # 28 ,Stonehaus Farms, 59 Forsythia Dr., Martinsville, VA 24112
Monday-Saturdays , 10a.m.-4p.m. -One Hour Farm Tours ($5)
Tuesday & Thursday, 4/12 & 14 – Cheese Making Demos (free)
Monday Wednesday & Friday, 4/11, 13 & 15 -Candle Making Demos (free)
Map #34 Daily Grind, 303 E Church St, Martinsville, VA 24112
Open Daily, Special Saturday, 4/9, 10:30 a.m.
Tasting/Origin presentation – email dailygrinduptown.com to RSVP (Free)
Map #35 Hugo’s Restaurant & Sports Bar, 10 E Church St., Martinsville, VA 24112
Tuesday, 4/12, 8p.m
Open Mic Night & Coupons (Free)
Map #36 Jerry’s Pizza, 2635 Greensboro Rd., Martinsville, VA 24112
Open Daily, except Mondays, 10:30a.m. -10:30p.m.
Providing coupons at several trail sites featured during the Open Door Tour
Map #37 Mtn’ Jax Restaurant & Pub, 45 E Church St., Martinsville, VA 24112
Open Daily, Special Live Music on Fridays, 4/8 and 15, 8p.m.
Mason Via + Friends. ($7 Fee)
Map #38 Papa’s Pizzeria, 4288 Fairystone Park Hwy., Bassett, VA 24055
Open Daily, with special Karaoke on Saturdays, 4/9 & 16, 8:30p.m
Karaoke & Coupons
Map #39 Rising Sun Breads Bakery/Café, 1049 Brookdale St., Ste.D., Martinsville, VA 24112
Mondays – Fridays, 7a.m. – 6p.m., Saturdays 8a.m.-noon. Closed Sundays
Join them for a special classic Southern menu, including Cornbread made from organic ground corn accompanied by a bowl of fresh made soup; Peanut Butter Silk Pie (a Virginia Diner specialty); Ambrosia Salad; Traditional Cheese straws or Salt Rising Breads. Made the old fashioned way – from scratch. (Prices vary)
Map #40 Serendipity Coffee House & Bistro, 10 E Church St., Martinsville, VA 24112
Friday, 4/8, 10a.m. – 2p.m.
Special – $2.50 Lattes & Frappes between 10am & 2pm. In addition, VA baked ham sandwiches with a side and chips for special $6.95.
Map #43 Indian Heritage RV Park, 184 Tensbury Dr., Martinsville, VA 24112
Open Daily, 10a.m.-5p.m
Special Sunday, 4/10, 1-5 p.m Reception with Smith River Outfitters. Facility Tours available during tour (Free).
Map #44 KeeBee B&B and Vineyard, 60 Tara Dr., Ridgeway, VA 24148
Open House (Dates Pending, please check back)
Map #45 The Simmons House B&B, 209 Starling Ave., Martinsville, VA 24112
Reservations available for Friday & Saturday, 4/8 & 9.
Map #47 Bassett Historical Center, 3964 Fairystone Park Hwy., Bassett, VA 24055
Tuesdays – Thursdays, 10a.m. – 5p.m.
Friday, 4/15, 10a.m.-2p.m., Special presentation of “Fayerdale” (Free)
Map #49 Fayette Area Historical Initiative African American Museum and Cultural Center
211 Fayette St., Martinsville, VA 24112
Friday, 4/8, 11a.m.-2p.m and Tuesday – Thursday, 4/12-14, 11a.m. – 4p.m.
Guided Tours and light refreshments. Donation of $5.00 per person appreciated.
Map #50 Friends of the Blue Ridge Regional Library, 310 E Church St. Martinsville, VA 24112
Saturday, 4/16, 9:30a.m. – 2p.m.
Spring Book Sale (book prices vary)
Map #52 Martinsville-Henry County Heritage Center & Museum, 1 E Main St., Martinsville, VA 24112
Open Weekly, Wednesdays-Fridays, 2-5p.m
Special Opening on Saturdays, 4/9 & 4/12, 2-5p.m (Free)
Map #53 Piedmont Arts 215 Starling Ave., Martinsville, VA 24112
Tuesday – Saturday, Regular Museum Hours
Friday, 4/15, 5-7p.m. ,Art @ Happy Hour (Free)
Saturday 4/16, 7p.m., Dancing for the Arts, ($10 & $25)
Map #54 Rucker’s Antique Emporium & Auction House, 20 E Church St., Martinsville, VA 24112
Regular hours, Call ahead
Gambling museum will be open (Free) Friday 4/8 & 15 noon-6; Saturday 4/9 & 4/16 10-6;
Sunday 4/10 & 17 1-4; Wednesday 4/13 2-6; and Thursday 4/14 noon-6.
Telephone Museum will be open (Free) by request – call ahead.
Map #56 Spencer Penn Centre 475 Spencer Penn Rd., Spencer, VA 24165
Saturday, 4/9, 8:30am-4p.m.
Annual Pig Cookin’ Contest- BBQ, Craft Fair, Bike Ride, Cruise-In (cost for vendor offerings vary)
Map #57 Virginia Museum of Natural History, 21 Starling Ave., Martinsville, VA 24112
Open Daily, except on Sundays
Saturday, 4/9, 6:30-9p.m.
Special Event “Grapes & Grains” ($50 per person)
Thursday, 4/14, 6-7p.m.,
2nd Thursday Science Talks- “How do we protect what we have?” (Free)
Map #60 MJ’s Boutique Studio, Studio 107, 105 E Church St., Martinsville, VA 24112
Open Mondays-Saturdays, with special 2p.m. workshops on the following days:
Friday, 4/8, 2pm, Stretch Bracelet Class ($4 per person)
Saturday, 4/9, 2pm, Beginning Crochet Class ($7 per person)
Monday, 4/11, 2pm, Simple Necklace & Matching Earrings Class ($20 per person
Tuesday & Wednesday, 4/12 & 13, 2pm Yarn Wreath Class (ability to crochet required) ($10 per person)
Thursday – Saturday, 4/14- 16, times vary all day, Jewelry and Crochet Demos (Free)
Map #61 Owen’s Chair Caning, Studio107, 105 E Church St., Martinsville, VA 24112
Fridays, 4/8 & 15, (10-4) Chair Caning Demonstrations (Free)
Chair Caning Classes are available – ask for information and details.