Experience summertime on the Rappahannock County Artist Trail. Come for art, workshops, galleries, wine education, meet a local writer, enjoy our restaurants, find an amazing maple tree for your collection and ….. stay for the weekend at one of our fine B&B’s! There’s always something to discover, be inspired by, and enjoy in the scenic countryside of Rappahannock County!
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 you’ll find on Saturday, June 9, 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.
De’Danaan Glassworks – Trail Site #4 (23 Spyder Mountain, Sperryville, VA 22740)
Make a Fused Plate. Learn how to make your own unique plate by using fusing glass. We will arrange our glass and place it in the kiln on Saturday. Then the glass is slumped on a plate mold. When it’s cooled it will be ready for pick up. Class size is limited to 4 students. Students need to wear close-toed shoes. All material and tools will be supplied with the class fee ~ $55.00 Time is from 10:00 – Noon. Call 540-987-8615 for more information.
Eastwoods Nursery – Trail Site #55 (634 Long Mountain Rd, Washington, VA 22747)
Second Spring Open House. Eastwoods Nursery will be open for drop-in customers and the simply curious. The nursery will be open for the three days for buyers, questioners and the curious. This is a fabulous time to come and just enjoy the beauty of the maples. Their spring color is as beautiful as the fall colors.
Greenfield Inn Bed and Breakfast – Trail Site #108 (30 September Song La., Washington, VA 22747)
20% discount for June. Enjoy a 20% discounted rate when you book two consecutive nights the second weekend in June just mention “June is bliss” when you call. Come and enjoy the tranquility of county living and southern hospitality at its very best. Relax and read a good book under the 3350-year-old Linden tree or sit in the shade of the 250-year-old Ginko Tree. Take a walk to the pond, and enjoy the gentle flowing creek, sit in the shade and do something you don’t allow yourself to do, but don’t worry we won’t tell. Call 540-675-1114 to book.
Little Washington Winery – Trail Site #60 (72 Christmas Tree La., Washington, VA. 22747)
Wine Bootcamp. Spend 2 hours with us and we’ll turn you into a certified wine snob! Led by our wine maker, Carl, this seminar is the snob free zone in plain English all about wine. Learn how to achieve aeration perfection, how to behave in a restaurant, and all the tidbits about wine nobody will tell you. The session includes a molecular pairing experiment with a sandwich, a chocolate pairing session & the Dirt Road Wine Tour. Cost: $40.00.
Magnolia Vineyards & Winery – Trail Site #61 (200 Viewtown Rd Amissville, VA 20106)
Live Music with Aaron Lowry We are excited to welcome Aaron Lowry back to our tasting room!! Aaron is a local musician who has a knack for incorporating all types of music into his performances. No matter where your musical interests may reside, you’re guaranteed a pleasant afternoon by coming to hear him play! Normal tasting fee ($10) applies, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
Middle Street Gallery – Trail Site #45 (325A Middle St., Washington, VA 22747)
Ann Currie Collaborative Show. Ann Currie, Pam Pittinger and Jim Ramsay have been working collaboratively for some time and will be showing the fruit of their labor in a show entitled “kuh-lab-uh-reyt.” Different sized panels and a wide range of materials were used to stimulate work that reflects creative responses by these three artists, who have very different styles and approaches to making art. The show opens May 25 at Middle Street Gallery and the Opening Reception is scheduled for Saturday, June 9 from 3 to 5 pm.
Rappahannock Cellars – Trail Site #63 (14437 Hume Rd, Huntly, VA 22640)
Book Signing. Get acquainted with Flint Hill native Chuck Smith who will be signing his two short story collections. Stories from Potomac County: Truths, Half-Truths, and Lies from Rural Virginia and Someplace Else is based on experiences growing up in Rappahannock County. Vietnam: Stories from a War, borrows from Smith’s and fellow soldiers’ experiences following their “free trip to Southeast Asia, courtesy of the U.S. Army.” Book signing 1 – 5 p.m. Open 11:30 am – 6 pm.
For more detail, refer to the Calendar of Events.
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