“Second Saturday” August 11 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!

Here’s what you’ll find on Saturday, August 11:

(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.)


Allure Art Center – Art Yard Sale

Local Artists will be on the grounds of Allure Art Center in White Stone for an Art Yard Sale. This is a great time to get original local art at discounted prices!

Location: (Trail Site #37) 419 Rappahannock Drive, White Stone, VA 22578
Date/Time:  Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 9:00am – 3:00pm
Cost:  Free
Contact Email:   info@allureartcenter.com


Artists’ Alliance at Jarrett Thor Fine Arts  – Second Saturday Art Event

Open house for new exhibit highlighting 20 regional artists in many media. Special opportunity to meet featured artists, Steve Griffin, from 1-3pm. Steve is currently working on a series of small paintings. He works with abstract geometric compositions on each panel separately and, after much rearranging, settles on a pair of two panels for each painting. Sometimes the combinations are based on harmonious colors or compositions, whereas other combinations are chosen for opposing or contrasting shapes and colors.

Location: (Trail Site #40) 100 Taylor St Colonial Beach, VA 22443
Date/Time: Saturday, August 11th, 2018 at 10:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: Free
Contact Email: robrudick@yahoo.com


Bee’s Stained Glass – Fused Glass Pendant

Ever wonder what Fused Glass is? well here’s your chance to find out…. Come by the studio and create a one-of-a-kind Fused Glass Pendant…these are great for gifts for yourself or others…
No glass cutting experience needed! No age limits!
All glass needed to create your pendent will be pre-cut, all you need to do is put it together…You will need to return the next day (or we can mail them to you) to pick-up your creations

Location: (Trail Site #5) 233 Longfield Rd, Colonial Beach, VA
Date/Time:  Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 10:00am – 4:00pm
Cost:  $5
Contact Email: beessg@verizon.net


Rice’s Hotel / Hughlett’s Tavern in Heathsville  – Hand Weaving Demonstration

The Tavern Spinners & Weavers will demonstrate weaving on several loom “oddities,” as well as conventional looms. See how you can weave by hand in any different ways in the guild’s studio, located on the second floor of Rice’s Hotel / Hughlett’s Tavern.
While you’re here, browse the Tavern’s “Heritage Arts Center” Gift Shoppe, which sell hand-crafted wares made by local artists and artisans. Several artisans also have studios on-site, including the Tavern Quilt Guild, a jewelry-maker, a weaver, a spinner & maker of bobbin lace, a “thread artist”, a sewer, and an artist who gives new life to “furniture roadkill” with whimsical painted designs.
Have lunch in the Tavern Café, which sells light luncheon fare and sweet treats, including fresh-baked bread, all made by the volunteer members of the Tavern Culinary Guild.
Out back in the Tavern’s operating forge, the Blacksmith Guild is at work until noon. Come watch and chat with a Blacksmith.

Location: (Trail Site #39) Rice’s Hotel / Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Pl, Heathsville, VA 22473
Date:  Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 10:00am – 2:00pm
Cost:  Free
Contact Email:  info@rhhtfoundationinc.org


Westmoreland Berry Farm – Second Saturday Farm Tours

Join us for our Second Saturday event with the Virginia Artisans Trail. We will be offering guided tours of the Farm, with tours beginning at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM. Each tour includes an ice cream sundae from Twinkle’s Cafe. Enjoy for $10 per person. Our Farm store will be offering peaches by the pound, and by the peck. We’re anticipating an abundant supply of pick-your-own blackberries, as well!

Location: (Trail Site #69) 1235 Berry Farm Ln, Colonial Beach, VA 22443
Date/Time:  Saturday, August 11, 2018 – (All Day)
Cost:  $10
Contact Email:   soozi@westmorelandberryfarm.com


Zekiah Glass Studio – Stained Glass Painting Demo

See how detail is achieved in glass panels using traditional kiln-fired painting

Location: (Trail Site #36) 511 Oakley Lane, Farnham, VA 22460
Date/Time:  Saturday, August 11, 2018 – (All Day)
Cost:  Free
Contact Email: Zekiahglass@wildblue.net

For more detail, refer to the Calendar of Events.

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