Bask in the sun and let your creative yearnings soar as you get out and experience the many artisan-inspired activities and offerings all across the Commonwealth!
Artisan festivals, farm markets & cultural celebrations invite you to take part in a wide array of joyous talents, tastes & treasures! Check out "Our Artisans" to find workshops that will nurture your thirst for a new found skill. Venture out on an Artisan Trail for first-hand arts & agri/aqua Artisan experiences in one of Virginia's extraordinary communities.
Create a journey of discovery as you plan your unique Virginia adventure on the Artisan Trail Network!
ACV has received Virginia Tourism Corporation grant support to produce photo-video presentations of select artisan trail participants. Email us if you’re interested in being featured.
Invoking Art as Business Workshops & Seminars:
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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.
"The common threads throughout these unique works are motion, change, & the passage of time. "
Ceramics: Functional, Sculptural,
"Hooked rugs are a great medium for expressing an artistic idea."
Rappahannock Artisan Studios
"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,