Artisans Center of Virginia

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We believe craft and agricultural Artisans are vital to Virginia’s cultural and economic future.
Do you remember the first time you held Play-Doh or served up a mud pie to your best friend?

Do you remember the feel? The Smell? The Taste? (yes, you know who you are). The glow from creating something appreciated by others?

Whether you squeezed it through your fingers, rolled it into a snake or flattened it into a pancake, you created something new, you created something that didn’t exist a moment ago. It stimulated your senses, your purpose and at that moment, you were an artisan!

In this moment potential is awakened. Many become inspired to continue on a path of creating and developing their skills with the ultimate goal of “making a living” yet often struggle with the entrepreneurial steps necessary for success.

This inspired path is why the Artisans Center of Virginia (ACV) is firmly dedicated to helping Virginia’s creative and agricultural artisans ‘Shape a New Future’ in today’s economy. Not only are our artisans honing their talents and technical skills to create amazing tangible, functional and edible products, but with ACV’s entrepreneurial assistance they are successfully networking and transforming their talents into viable businesses. They are becoming connectors, economic drivers in their communities with ACV helping them voice their uniques stories and implement new avenues for providing unforgettable cultural experiences to visitors who explore their farms, studios, and storefronts.

Please join in helping ACV carry on its mission!

For ACV to stay the course, elevating and providing essential service to Virginia artisans and continue establishing connective artisan communities through our Virginia Oyster and Artisan Trail programs, we need your financial assistance.

As with Play-Doh and mud pies, you can help shape Virginia’s artisan renaissance and expand its economic landscape across the Commonwealth. Join us in ending the ‘starving artist’ stigma, and help us continue to implement efficient systems, strategies and networks for viable artisan entrepreneurial growth in your community.

Your gift of just $25 to ACV will support applicable resources and outreach for current and future generations of Virginia artisan entrepreneurs.

Make your donation today!

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” -Henry Ford

Thank you for your support!


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Send a check payable to Artisans Center of Virginia to:


VA Artisans
P.O. Box 166
Greenville, VA 24440
Or call: 540-886-1684

ACV is “Handcrafting Virginia’s Cultural Economy” as it establishes Virginia as the nation’s destination for distinctive, handcrafted goods.


All gifts are tax-deductible.

The Artisans Center of Virginia is a non-profit, tax exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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