Rappahannock County Artisan Trail members are inviting visitors to their studios, breweries, wineries, galleries, B&B’s and restaurants this Saturday. Take advantage of classes, demonstrations, culinary experiences, wine tastings, artisanal beers, live entertainment, special rates and more. Here’s what’s happening on the trail:
SPERRYVILLE Blue Ridge ArtisansSpirit Trail Fiberworks:
Get a leg up on holiday shopping in this gallery of local artists’ work in ceramics, glass, jewelry, fine art paintings, prints, and hand-dyed yarn and silk scarves. Even bring your knitting and hang out for a while as you enjoy hot cider, a selection of teas and coffees, and treats. 11 to 5.
Make Fused Glass Earrings under the direction of artist Patricia Brennan. Learn how to cut glass and using pieces of different colored glass, create 3 pairs of earrings. Call 540-987-8615. or email email@example.com to sign up. $30 covers instruction and all materials 10 to Noon.
Master glass engraver Patty Sevre demonstrates engraving and will custom engrave a design for you on wine glasses, decanters or other items. Sevre creates her unique engravings with little more than revolving stones, copper and diamond wheels, and cooling water. 10:30 to 6.
Middle Street Gallery:
From 3 to 4 hear artist Nancy Brittle talk about her alla prima painting style and exhibition. Says Brittle, “I work from life, the subjects usually being my family and my home.” Open 10 to 5.
Ridge Line Designs:
Enjoy apple cider and assorted snacks while watching jeweler Gina Irwin demonstrate the art of sheet and wire construction, using sterling silver and assorted stones. 11 to 6.
River District Potters:
Join in a free “play with clay” workshop from 2 to 4 or visit potters throughout the day as they work in the studio. Open 11 to 5.
Sperryville ARTists Cooperative:
Draw, paint or collage a postcard and send it to a friend. All materials are provided and all ages welcome. Suggested donation $5 per person. Make a reservation or drop in anytime from 11 to 4.
FLINT HILL Contemporary Color:
Join artist Carolyn Roth in her studio as she demonstrates how to create a multi-layered monotype. Roth’s work, expressed in paintings, prints and mixed media, embraces aspects of the natural world, cultural diversity, and the subconscious. Noon to 4.
WASHINGTON Little Washington Winery:
Learn the basics of wine. Wine Bootcamp includes a sandwich pairing, three chocolate pairings and the Dirt Road Wine Tour. $20 with coupon code: wb358. Class 11 to 1:30. Winery open til 6.
Artist Jennifer Webb will teach you glass fusing to make a colorful suncatcher. A $10 fee covers tools and materials. (At River District Arts in Ginger Hill Antiques) 11 to 2.
VIEWTOWN/AMISSVILLE Magnolia Vineyards and Winery:
Sip award-winning wine and enjoy live music by local favorite Grass Fed. Grass Fed plays an acoustic mix of funk/groove and reggae with both original songs and covers. $10 tasting fee. 2 to 5.
Celebrate the end of the harvest with the Indian festival of DIWALI from 11 to 8. Enjoy a dance performance, Bollywood dance lesson and freestyle dancing for all ages and skills. Conclude with a fireworks display at 7:30. Food is available by pre-order at 540-937-8215.