Summer Festivals & Fun 

CLICK HERE to jump to ACV's very active Facebook page for day to day announcments of the may exciting activities and events taking place across the Commonwealth.  There's something for everyone!  From arts and agricultural festivals to outdoor adventures and spur-of-the-moment get-a-ways.....workshops, music & more!  Our members are in full season and ready to welcome you to their door!

Plan an excursion on one of Virginia's 27 Artisan Trails this summer: 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. .   

Get on the trail to discover an insider’s view of Virginia! 

Artisan Trail Network

Create a journey of discovery as you plan your unique Virginia adventure on the Artisan Trail Network!


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ACV has received Virginia Tourism Corporation grant support to produce photo-video presentations of select artisan trail participants.

Visit the ACV’s YouTube channel →


Studio School

Expand your creative and agri-artisan business endeavors by attending Invoking Art as Business Workshops & Seminars.

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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!

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Retail Partners

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.

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News & Updates

Virginia’s Northern Neck Names Its Artisan Trail
ACV Announces Development of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Artisan Trail
Virginia - Statewide Artisan Economic Impact Study Invitation
Virginia Artisan Center Feasibility Study
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Our Juried Artisans

Ligon, Judith

"Ligon Art/Wearable Art and More"
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Fredericksen, Nell J

"First and foremost, the beauty I see in everything around me flows both consciously and subconsciously through all my designs."
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Ceramics:  Functional, Jewelry:  Metal,  Precious/Semi-Precious Stone,

Fairweather, Brenda

"Brenda uses natural materials mostly found locally in the Shenandoah Valley to create her one-of-a-kind baskets"
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Harrisonburg/Rockingham Artisan Studios Baskets:  Vines,

Brown-Steedly, Paula

"The common threads throughout these unique works are motion, change, & the passage of time. "
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Ceramics:  Functional,  Sculptural,

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