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It’s been a banner growth year for ACV thanks to You!

As we head into the holidays we wish to gratefully acknowledge our members’, partners’ and patrons’ contributions toward helping to make Virginia’s Artisan Industry alive and thriving! There’s hardly a place you can go across the Commonwealth these days where you won’t hear the word “artisan” used as someone jubilantly describes what they just experienced! A word we are proud to embrace, expand and exalt as it affirms Virginia as THE state to come to for quality handmade goods and services.

You are the reason for this thankful season and we wish you the very best as you capture artisan moments throughout the holidays!

Click here for a list of fun activities and events for you and yours throughout the holiday season!


Help us Forge the Future for Virginia Artisans

We believe Creative/Craft and Aqua/Agricultural Artisans are vital to Virginia’s cultural and economic future. Your end-of-year donation will help elevate and enhance creative enterprises and provide essential services to artisan endeavors across the Commonwealth.


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News & Updates

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Virginia Artisan Blog

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Our Juried Artisans

Nan Rothwell

"My pots meld early British studio pottery traditions with the influences of historical American functional salt ware."

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Trew Bennett

"I am inspired by the ancient and timeless traditions of Southeast Asian, folk-craft ceramic pottery. "

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Karen Shapcott

"The combinations of colors and textures of felt allow me to express myself in abstract as well as functional art."

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