Artisans Center of Virginia

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Give the Gift that Grows Your Virginia Artisan Community!

At the Artisans Center of Virginia…

We believe in the power of Virginia’s Creative-Craft and Aqua-Agricultural Artisans as they transform their amazing talents into viable businesses that inspire, cultivate, teach, mentor and build community.

Mission: The Artisans Center of Virginia (ACV) fosters artisan-focused economic growth, develops vibrant communities, and facilitates connective visitor experiences.

As an entrepreneur development organization, ACV provides services, resources and networking opportunities to growing small businesses.

Our popular Virginia Artisan Trail Network and Virginia Oyster Trail programs provide these entrepreneurial tools to local businesses while exalting their enriching experiences and talents, connecting patrons, students and visitors from all around the world. (see more below)

Last year over 800 people gathered for our inaugural Virginia Wine & Oyster Festival at On Sunny Slope Farm in Harrisonburg. This year we will celebrate our artisan culture again, August 5, 2018; 11am- 5pm, providing our Virginia community with quality wines, oysters, food, artisan goods, musical entertainment from businesses all across our Commonwealth and family-friendly farm activities to its attendees.

Your gift to support ACV and/or sponsor one one these vibrant programs/ upcoming events will make a lasting cultural and economic impact across the Commonwealth in the year ahead.

Call: 540.524.2764 to find out more about Sponsorship Opportunities

Click Here to Give the Gift that Grows Your Virginia Artisan Community…

... or send a check payable to Artisans Center of Virginia to:

P.O. Box 166, Greenville, VA 24440

Thank You for Your Support!

We look forward to another incredible year supporting and celebrating Virginia’s Creative and Agricultural Artisans!


The Artisans Center of Virginia is all about collaboration, inspiring and uplifting the human experience! We do not just talk collaboration, we LIVE IT everyday!

Not only are our Virginia Artisans honing their talents and technical skills to create amazing tangible, functional and edible products, with ACV’s entrepreneurial assistance they are learning to successfully network and transform their talents into viable businesses.

They are becoming connectors and economic drivers in their communities with ACV helping them voice their unique stories and implement collaborative programs that provide unforgettable cultural experiences to visitors who seek to explore their farms, studios, and storefronts.


2017 At-A-Glance:

Of the five new ACV Artisan Trails in development last year, ACV inaugurated two, while two of our signature Trails refreshed with the redesign and launch of a new printed map/brochure; bringing the total number of Virginia Artisan Trails to 32 across the state (inclusive of the ‘Round the Mountain Artisan Trails of Southwest Virginia).

Virginia Artisan Month (October) exceeded past years in both visibility and the number of artisans participating in American Craft Week.

Virginia Oyster Month (November) saw us partnering for the first time in the Virginia Aquaculture Conference.

We collaborated with the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts for the ACV Juried Artisan Exhibition “Artful Giving.”

We officially launched the Virginia Oyster Trail with the completion of its mobile-responsive website, publishing 10 industry partner sponsored issues of its very popular White Boot Blog.

Serving 1400+ Virginia Artisan (creative, craft, agri and aqua-cultural) entrepreneurs and related businesses.

ACV led 479 artisan entrepreneurial program meetings and tourism events across the Commonwealth, while working with just over 210 volunteers and community leaders.


Give the gift that grows Your Virginia Artisan Community.

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

Thank you for your support!


Prefer to give another way?

Send a check payable to Artisans Center of Virginia to:

ACV- 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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Please note that this gift does not secure your membership with ACV. If you’d like to join or renew, please visit here.

Tribute Gifts of all kinds may be made in honor of a family member or loved one. We welcome the opportunity to create a tribute that reflects the honoree’s passion for Virginia’s Artisan Culture. Questions: Contact Connie Weyrick: 540-886-1684 [email protected]


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