Spring onto Virginia's Artisan Trail Network

Visit artisan’s studiosparticipate 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 venueenrich your soulTake pause at an agri-artisan farmpet an animal, discover where craft begins.  Drop anchor at a cultural siterevel in regional history and customsFeast at unique culinary eateries ...meet the artisan chef, taste the flavors of the regionFinish the day at a B&B or quaint country inn...relax, revive.....wake up and do it again!

Planning A Visit? Here are some helpful hints:

  • Create a driving itinerary – map it out, print out directions, phone numbers, etc.
  • Call ahead & make appointments – not all sites keep regular hours
  • Allow time for lingering, meandering and impromptu photo-ops.
  • Look for the Artisan Trail Network Trail Site Sign
  • Wear Layers, comfy shoes and be prepared for changes in weather
  • Take a phone charger/ inverter for your vehicle- roaming service means low batteries.

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. .   

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.
 
 


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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 

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News & Updates

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Our Juried Artisans

Daily,  Alicia


"Come and see stoneware pottery with animals and fun art-- in the midst of real animals and fun art!"
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Bedford Artisan Studios Ceramics:

Morse, Dale


"A school for ornamental blacksmithing, beginning artistic welding/fabrication and metalsmithing/jewelry instruction."
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SAW Artisan Studios

Hudson, Kathy


"I love creating art with glass and stones incorporating nature's ever-changing light."
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Glass:

Duxbury, Laurie


"I use the structure of my weaving to blend colors at the loom just as a painter mixes colors on palette and canvas. "
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