Quench Your Cultural Cravings!

Plant a creative seed this spring as you get out and experience some of the many artisan inspired activities and offerings all across the Commonwealth!  

Artisan festivals, farm markets & cultural celebrations are in full bloom, ready to abate the long winter's cabin fever with joyous talents, tastes & treasures! And, don't let a rainy day stop you....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.  

Take Home A Piece of Virginia - An Experience; A Memory; A Skill

Artisan Trail Network

Create a journey of discovery as you plan your unique Virginia adventure on the Artisan Trail Network!


HeART & Soil of the Shenandoah Valley Artisan Trail

Monticello Artisan Trail

O Shenandoah County Artisan Trail 

Virginia's Western Highlands Trail 

Developing Trails:

Bedford Artisan Trail 

Eastern Shore Artisan Trail (working title)

Martinsville/Henry County Artisan Trail (working title) 

Page County Artisan Trail (working title) 

Rappahannock County Artisan Trail

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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.

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Studio School

Invoking Art as Business Workshops & Seminars:

Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave, VA

Patrick Henry Community College, Martinsville, VA

Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, VA.

Scholarship assistance is available to ACV members.  APPLY NOW!

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Retail Partners

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.

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News & Updates

Artisans Center of Virginia Announces Development of Eastern Shore Artisan Trail.
Artisans Center of Virginia - Part-time Field Officer Position Opening - Eastern Shore, VA
Help Martinsville/Henry County Name Their Artisan Trail
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Our Juried Artisans

Christy, Richard

"For me there is no better fulfillment then preserving the Art of Hand Carved Decoys."
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Wood:  Hand Carved,

Hicks, Jane

"I hope all who view my quilts, enjoy my ideas and are drawn into my world of color."
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SAW Artisan Studios Fiber-Decorative:  Quilts,  Wall Pieces,

Morse, Dale

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

Robins, Karen

"Original designs that reflect multicultural, symbolic and universal themes - carved in wax and cast in silver and gold."
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