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

All across the county trail sites are featuring a diverse collection of special events, artist classes, farm-to-table workshops, exclusive open studio experiences, special package rates for lodging, culinary highlights, wonderful wines and more!

Click each site’s link listed below to navigate via their online location map or for more information on their activities year ‘round. And, be sure to pick up one of our Artisan Trail map/brochure the minute you hit the county!

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

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Here’s what you’ll find on Saturday, July 8, 2017

(The featured trail sites locations below are listed in alphabetical order)

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

Knitting in the Vineyard Visit Spirit Trail Fiberworks at Blue Ridge Artisans and make a purchase of either yarn or silk scarves, and receive a coupon for a free wine tasting for two at Gray Ghost Vineyards (Trail Site #58, 14706 Lee Highway, Amissville, VA 20106). Take your knitting and enjoy a lovely afternoon, tasting the fabulous wines at Gray Ghost Vineyards. Coupon is valid for a free wine tasting for two and must be redeemed at the time of tasting. Not redeemable for cash or special event entry. Tasting room is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Federal Monday Holidays from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.  (Coupons available while they last.)

De’Danann Glassworks Trail Site #4:  Artist – Patricia Brennan (23 Spyder Mountain Lane, Sperryville, VA 22740)

Stepping Stone Workshop – Join a fun class learning how to make a stepping stone for your garden or pathway. Students will use stained glass pieces to create patterns to place in a stepping stone molds. Saturday we will cut and place the glass, then pour the cement in the molds. On Sunday afternoon we will meet again to take the stones out of the mold, top dress them and take them home. July 8th, time: 9:30 – noon, fee $30.00 for more information email: dedanannclasses@gmail.com

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

Meet our Artists – One of our artists will be working in the gallery all day for you to meet! Since 1984, Glassworks Gallery has offered excellent quality hand made art and fine craft. Stop by and see what we are doing on July 8th, from 10:30 – 5:00.

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

Open Studio – Potters, Sara Adams, Susan Hornbostel, Doris Jones, Nancy Nord will be working in the studio, answering questions and enjoying visitors all day.


Sperryville ARTist Cooperative/ Living Sky Foundation Trail Site #44  (3 River Lane, Studio 1A in the River District Sperryville, VA 22740)

Drawing Workshops with VCU Artist Cy Parker – Drop in or pre-register for one or all three still life drawing sessions. These workshops will focus on observational drawing fundamentals for all skill levels. Supplies will be include (charcoal, drawing board, paper, etc.) Easels, stools, tables also provided. Open Life Drawing will meet on Second Saturday from 11-1 pm. $17.00 for members and students with ID; $22.00 for non-members. Restricted to only 8 participants per session. Reservations are suggested. For more information, please contact: Cherl Crews at artiststudio@livingsky.org.


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