Visit artisan’s studios…participate in the process, delight in their story, savor the materials. Stop in a winery/brewery/cidery...sip and enjoy. Mosey on into an art/craft venue…enrich your soul. Take pause at an agri-artisan farm…pet an animal, discover where craft begins. Drop anchor at a cultural site…revel in regional history and customs. Feast at unique culinary eateries ...meet the artisan chef, taste the flavors of the region. Finish the day at a B&B or quaint country inn...relax, revive.....wake up and do it again!
Let those you visit know you are on the Artisan Trail Network or trail by its name. CLICK HERE TO FIND A TRAIL
The Artisans Center of Virginia's “Artisan Trail Network” connects visitors to Virginia’s artisan and artist studios, galleries, craft venues, museums, festivals and agri-artisans (farms, waterman experiences, markets, vineyards, breweries, etc.) as well as local restaurants, lodging & cultural points of interst all across the commonwealth. .
Create a journey of discovery as you plan your unique Virginia adventure on the Artisan Trail Network!
Expand your creative and agri-artisan business endeavors by attending Invoking Art as Business Workshops & Seminars.
ACV Studio School Locations:
Ask ACV to customize an entrepreneur workshop for your next gathering!
Attend the ACV Statewide Artisan Conference, March 16-18 2015
Scholarship assistance is available to ACV members. APPLY NOW!
To Shop ACV is to Buy Local
ACV affiliates feature Virginia artisans who are widely accomplished and distinguished at creating fine craft… the best in their field!
Discover the joy of owning hand-crafted, functional pieces, heritage craft items, unique collectibles and wear-ables of the highest quality made by a Virginia craft artisan.
"Beadwoven jewelry..a continuation of a lifetime of design."
Jewelry: Glass, Precious/Semi-Precious Stone, Woven,
"I relish the freedom to transform wonderful woods into equally wonderful pieces of custom furniture art that people can use. "
Northern Neck Artisan Studios Wood: Furniture, Hand Carved,
"I use the structure of my weaving to blend colors at the loom just as a painter mixes colors on palette and canvas. "
Fiber-Wearable: Accessories, Woven,
"Brenda uses natural materials mostly found locally in the Shenandoah Valley to create her one-of-a-kind baskets"