“Second Saturday” – May 12 on the Northern Neck Artisan Trail

“Second Saturday” – May 12 on the Northern Neck Artisan Trail

All across the Trail, our sites are featuring a diverse collection of special events, artist classes, delicious tours and tastings, exclusive open studio experiences, culinary highlights, wonderful wines and more!


Click each featured site’s link below for more information on activities and to navigate via the online location map.

Here’s what you’ll find on Saturday, May 12, 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.)


Bee’s Stained Glass, Virginia “Bee” StumpfTrail Site #5 (233 Longfield Rd, Colonial Beach, VA 22443)

Fused Glass Pendant Come and create 1 one-of-a-kind Fused Glass Pendant (more than one (1) pendant is an extra fee)…There is no experience necessary to make this fused glass pendant. We will introduce you to our studio and all the things you can create with glass, and with a little guidance from our staff you will have a beautiful, ready to wear pendant to show off to your friends! When you come in we will give you a brief overview of glass fusing, then set you free to play with a box full of glittery glass pieces to design your pendant with. We will fuse your pendant for you and it will be ready for pickup in a week. If you cannot pick up your pendant we can mail your pendant to you for a small shipping fee. $5. 12pm-5pm.

Historic Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern — Trail Site #39 (73 Monument Place, Heathsville, VA 22473)

Artisan Open House The Tavern Blacksmith Guild will be teaching “Blacksmithing 101” in their operational forge. Visitors are invited to watch.
The Tavern Woodworking Guild will be demonstrating woodturning, a fascinating method of making bowls, pepper grinders, Christmas ornaments, and more.
A member of the Tavern “Crafters” group will be demonstrating basic “Parchment Papercraft.” This crafting hobby involves the embossing, coloring and perforating of special parchment paper. You’ll see how it is possible to make the most beautiful paper lace with just a few tools. Free. 10am-2pm.

The Weaving Process: From Concept to Product The Tavern Spinners & Weavers Guild will be demonstrating the various stages involved in the weaving process. Separate looms will be set up to show putting on a warp, threading, sleying the reed, and actual weaving. The public is invited to sit down at the looms and participate in the process. “If you can think it, you can weave it!” Free. 10am-2pm.



Ingleside VineyardsTrail Site #58 (5872 Leedstown Road, Oak Grove, VA 22443)

Tours & Tastings Enjoy a tasting of 8 wines for $8 (includes a souvenir glass). Take a tour of our production facility and learn about our history and our winemaking process. Shop our extensive gift shop, which is stocked with gift items, wine accessories and housewares. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in our courtyard! We’ll also be offering a special sale on select wines. $8. 10am-5pm.


Petite Louisiane, Dolores FlessnerTrail Site #26 (21 Little Florida Rd, Farnham, VA 22460)

Open Studio My studio will be open for the ACV “Second Saturday” events as often as possible! On May 12th I plan an open studio between 2-5 pm. Currently, I’m working on local landscapes, equestrian, and Southern monument themes. I am getting ready for two regional shows where I plan to display works with these themes, so I will be working on pieces for these shows. I will be happy to show visitors recent works and explain what I am trying to achieve with unfinished pieces, as well as the genesis of these works. I love talking about the artistic process (which is something I’ve done a lot of as an art teacher)! My recent media focus has been watercolor and colored pencil, but I’m also planning to work with oils again soon. Visitors with a love for the outdoors will really enjoy our little neck of the woods. We’re within sight of the Rappahannock River and right across the road from a lovely section of Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge bordering Farnham Creek. And mid-May is when the pink laurel bushes are usually blooming; our road and the Laurel Grove RRVNWR pond are lined with them! (I have a plein air piece of that theme on hand.) Hope to see you! Free. 10am-1pm.


Sewlovelee, Lee Taylor Trail Site #30 (85 First St, White Stone, VA 22578)

Ruler Tips and Tricks Modern quilting is anything but square. Use specialty rulers to create quilts with different angles. Lee will show you how to use the specialty rulers more quickly and effectively for a practically perfect finished product! Free. 10am-4pm.


Stratford Hall — Trail Site #120 (483 Great House Road, Stratford, VA 22558)

Kayaking on the Potomac Celebrate spring while paddling a kayak down the Potomac River. Join us on Saturday, May 12, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for this special kayaking experience brought to you by Stratford Hall. View the spectacular prehistoric cliffs and search for birds and wildlife along the shore from your kayak.
The kayaking tour will be led by Denise and Bill Micks, retired school teachers, who opened a Fredericksburg-based outdoor recreation and interpretive business in the early ‘70s. They will supply Old Town traditional tandem kayaks, large and stable with easy access in and out, ideal for both the absolute novice and experienced kayaker.
Beginner and experienced paddlers over the age of twelve are welcome. Preregistration is required. The registration deadline is Thursday, May 10. To register please contact Jon Bachman at 804-493-1972 or jbachman@stratfordhall.org. $40/person or $20/ per person double kayak. 1pm-5pm.

For more detail, refer to the Calendar of Events.

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

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SAVE THE DATE! The next Second Saturday on the Northern Neck Artisan Trail is June 9, 2018.


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