Rappahannock County’s lushly forested mountains and bucolic countryside provide inspiration for the creative process. More than 50 artists, artisans and photographers live in the county and exhibit their work in the county, where more than nine art galleries in Washington, Sperryville and Flint Hill exhibit the work of local, regional and national artists. Many private studios are open by appointment and for the annual Artists of Rappahannock Studio & Gallery Tour sponsored by the Rappahannock Association for the Arts and the Community (RAAC).
309-A Main Street, Washington, VA 22747 540-675-1411
Blue Ridge Artisans is the joint studio of Jennifer Heverly and Kate Anderson.
The gallery and shop features the work of both artists, as well as a curated selection of other local artists, including stained glass, wood working, ceramics, jewelry and other arts and crafts.
12018B Lee Highway Sperryville, VA 22740
Stained Glass artist Patricia Brennan is the owner of De'Danann Glassworks, a commission stained glass studio. She works in traditional stained glass techniques and creates detail in her glass by silk screening, etching or hand painting.
De'Danann Glassworks is a lovely, relaxing place to come, be inspired and create glass projects. We offers classes in stained glass and mosaics. A one day work shop for small groups on the weekend can be arranged, or you may attend one of the regular classes offered on Wednesday or Thursday mornings. The studio is open by appointment, we look forward to your call. If you’re passing through Sperryville, Patricia’s work can also be found at River District Artisan Market, located on 3 River Lane, Sperryville VA.
PO Box 456, 23 Spyder Mountain Lane, Sperryville Va 22740
540 987 8615
Four Calling Birds, Ltd. is the design and music studio of Gail Crouthamel and daughters Anne, Robbin, and Holly. Our work incorporates elements from historical designs and nature, and compliments both traditional and contemporary settings. We form and glaze all of our ceramics by hand, and handpaint all of our artwork.
325 Middle Street P.O. Box 324 Washington, VA 22747
Gay Street Gallery presents the work of select, award-winning artists from Virginia and around the country. With a focus on representational landscape and figurative paintings, the Gallery also shows sculpture and other three-dimensional art, and hosts exhibitions of contemporary work in various media. Open daily 10-5 except Tuesdays, please check our website or Facebook page for information on exhibition opening parties and gallery talks by artists.
337 Gay St., Washington VA 22747
341 Main St., Washington VA 22747 540-675-3332
The largest, most unusual gallery in the area since 1984, with unique, top-quality local artwork and gifts — hand-blown art glass, exquisite ceramics, striking jewelry, stained glass, fine sculpture, woodwork, metalwork, photography, needle-felting, and many one-of-a-kind pieces. 90% of our artwork is locally made- with a lot of it made right here on the property! We also fill propane tanks. Look for our red swinging bridge one mile west of Sperryville. Visit our online store at the address below.
11774 Lee Hwy Sperryville, VA 22740
540 987 8474
PO Box 391, Washington VA, 22747 (703) 282- 9135
Fine art, jewelry and sculpture from the region's foremost artists. Revolving shows, group exhibits and demonstrations. Collectors welcome.
42 Main Street Sperryville VA 22740
540 987 1000
Born and educated in Germany, Hans Gerhard first came to the US as an exchange student for "just one year", but returned to teach at American Universities, and has lived in the US since 1958. For many years, he considered himself a recreational painter of landscapes, and occasional carver of wooden objects, sometimes recognizable as birds,mammals,or fish. Since moving to Hughes River Farm in Rappahannock County in 1987, and encouraged by kindred spirits among the Rappahannock arts and craft community, he has turned to working with scrap iron and steel to create sometimes bizarre,usually rusty, and occasionally whimsical sculptures. In this genre he follows ideas derived from folk art and richly developed by masters of modernist art in different countries. His paintings,meanwhile, have left the realm of observed "reality" and turned emphatically abstract: creating their own reality, leaving the viewers to reach into their own imagination.
Gerhard's work was first publically shown by the late venerable Washington,D.C. Arts Dealer Franz Bader during the 1970ies, and, more recently, in Virginia galleries. His paintings and sculptures have been acquired by public and private collections in the United States and Europe.
3494 Slate Mills Road Sperryville, Va 22740
Hughes River Trading Co. is the studio and gallery of Sperryville printmaker and artist Margaret Rogers, whose intaglio etchings, engravings and illustrations are on display at the family coffee business, where Maggie's studio is tucked behind the roastery.
11836 Lee Hwy., Sperryville, VA 22740
96 Juba Mountain Lane Sperryville VA 22740 540 987 8041
Kevin H. Adams keeps his Studio in historic Little Washington in what — circa 1950 — was a garage for the local school bus. Kevin, who is represented by galleries in Provincetown, New York and Washington, DC, has been recognized by both the Department of the Interior and the Department of State's Art in Embassies program for his portrayals of American landscapes, including especially his work in the National Parks. Adjacent to the Gay Street Gallery, Kevin welcomes visitors to his working Studio daily 10a-5p except Tuesdays.
337A Gay Street, Washington, Va 22747
Living Sky Foundation is an educational organization in support of the Living Arts and is committed to being a culturally diverse foundation to improve the quality of rural existence through social change, public outreach, continuous learning and youth leadership. The Sperryville ARTist Cooperative was established to showcase a unique group of new and emerging artists who celebrate the natural beauty and farmland heritage of Rappahannock County and the Virginia’s Piedmont region. Located not more than hours drive from Washington DC, Northern VA, Fredericksburg and Charlottesville, the artist cooperative is considered a welcoming center to the Sperryville River District area. Here you will find a wide selection of rich in tradition, handcrafted, creative and cultural items, fine art, jewelry, and learning tools. Services included: Artist Representation, studio space by the day, week or month, workshops and demonstrations, community art projects, and youth presentations.
3 River Ln. Sperryville, VA 22740
For over thirty years the Middle Street Gallery's mission has been to support quality and innovation in the arts and to promote the exhibition and sale of our members' work. As a non-profit cooperative, we also strive to foster interaction and collaboration among member and non-member artists and the public. Our gallery is located above the Before and After Coffee Shop at 31 Main Street, Sperryville, Virginia. Access is both from the coffee shop as well as from the parking lot in the rear. We are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.
31 Main St., Sperryville VA 22740
Molly M. Peterson is an award-winning and published professional photographer based in Sperryville with travel available world-wide. Molly is the former director of photography for three regional publications, and is a contributor to several cookbooks. Molly is available for custom photography: portraits, editorial, weddings, and births all documented in a naturally-lit, photo-journalistic style. More information available on her websites.
7 River Lane, Unit A Sperryville VA 22740
540 987 9429
Old Rag Photography Gallery is a cooperative of four photographers from diverse backgrounds with individual specialties. Members include Joyce Harman, Bette Hileman, Ray Boc and Francie Schroeder. We offer fine quality prints, classes and photographic services. You can find us in Ginger Hill Antiques, Washington, VA in association with River District Artists and in Glassworks Gallery, Sperryville, Va.
12625 Lee Hwy Washington VA 22747
POB 232, 311 Gay Street Washington VA 22747 540 675 3625
r.h. ballard shop & gallery was established in 1997 and is an award winning, artful two-floor gift shop and art gallery located in the historic town of Washington, Virginia, just one block from the Inn at Little Washington. The colorful boutique gift shop exudes a European flair and the fine art gallery mounts high quality art exhibitions from regional and international artists. They offer a beautiful and unique blend of merchandise that includes a wide selection of French Jacquard table linens, fine gifts, women's accessories, vintage items, tabletop, fine art, sculpture and rugs. The shop & gallery was heralded in 2013 as one of the "BEST GIFT SHOPS" of Central Virginia from Virginia Living Magazine Readers, and as one of the "Top 50 Shops in the South" by the Editors of Southern Living Magazine.
307 Main Street Washington, VA 22747
We have a large selection of Estate Jewelry from antique to modern. We feature jewelry by Gina,handmade in silver,gold and semi-precious stones.
Our focus now is vintage sterling silver necklaces and earrings and offer mineral and fossil specimens that range from cabinet grade to "just for fun." We also feature local artists who work with watercolor, oil, stone, etc.
10 River Ln Sperryville, VA
Four potters – Sara Adams, Susan Hornbostel, Doris Jones and Nancy Nord – joyfully making functional and artful ceramics. We are located at Copper Fox Antiques in Studio 3B in Sperryville, VA where the north and south forks of the Thornton River converge. Thanks goes to Alex Sharp for building studio space for us after River District Arts closed in 2016. We opened our new studio in November, 2016, just in time for the 2016 RAAC Art Tour. We welcome visitors to see our work and how our work in made. We are usually there on the weekends.
Each of the potters views pottery from a different perspective and that is reflected in our unique work. Making pottery offers us an outlet for our creativity and a balance between the right and left sides of our brains, as well as an escape from the hustle/bustle of everyday life. Ceramics/pottery is a diverse medium of expression and offers an ever changing source of joy in creating objects from clay.
7 River Lane Sperryville, VA 22740