A concert amid the spectacular surroundings of Castleton Farms — whether in the state-of-the-art intimacy of the Castleton Theatre House year-round, or the 650-seat Festival Theatre during Castleton's summer music and opera festival — is a unique experience. The property and acoustically superb performance spaces are jewels created by artistic directors Lorin and Dietlinde Maazel to nurture performers and audience alike. First presented in 2009, the annual Castleton Festival presents fully staged operas, symphonic concerts, recitals, chamber music and open master classes. With performances beginning in late June and running through July at Castleton Farms and other locations both within and outside Rappahannock County, this festival attracts best young talent from around the world to study, collaborate and perform in a bucolic country setting. Advance tickets and information available at castletonfestival.org.
7 Castleton Meadows Lane, Castleton, VA 22716
703 403 7172
Our Mission is to inspire and empower children to work together to become creators of their own music and to rekindle creativity as a core value in education.
274 Hunters Rd Washington, VA 22747
540 322 2022
Celtic and Renaissance Music
Linn Barnes and Allison Hampton are well known musicians who live in Rappahannock County and are available for weddings and parties, including house concerts, a unique and intimate experience. Their blend of Celtic and Renaissance music played on harp, lute, guitar and mandolin lends elegance to any event, formal or informal.
540 937 4648
EXPERIENCE THE JOY OF OUTDOOR PAINTING in the beautiful countryside of Rappahannock County.
You will be supplied with everything you need to create an oil painting onsite, including a french field easel, oil paints and a 12" x 16" stretched canvas.
Whatever your skill level I will guide you through the process of creating a plein air oil painting step by step, and in the end you will have an incredible memento of the day you spent painting in the countryside!
Lessons are taught in three hour sessions and are timed to start near sunrise or end near sunset.
Please book within a week prior to the date of the lesson.
The cost per student, per lesson including materials, is $160.
Group lessons may be booked at a discount of -$10 per additional student. The maximum for groups is 8 students.
Payments may be made by check or cash.
171 Sunnyside Orchard Lane Washington, VA 22747
RAAC is a nonprofit community organization. Our mission is to create the opportunity for all residents of Rappahannock County to enrich their lives through exposure to the arts. RAAC promotes a sense of community through programs, November's popular annual Artists of Rappahannock Studio & Gallery Tour and other arts events, cinema, workshops, theater, speakers, concerts, school events and other activities that enhance our communal and artistic well-being.
310 Gay Street, Washington VA 22747
540 675 2205
The Society is a nonprofit and is committed to collecting, preserving, interpreting, and disseminating the unique history and heritage of Rappahannock. Co., promoting knowledge of the past for a better understanding of the future. Our gift shop features historical maps, books, memorabilia and Rappahannock made products. Our Museum contains artifacts relating to the history and heritage of the county.
328 Gay Street Washington VA 22747
540 675 1163
Built in 1921 and operational until 1968, Scrabble School is just one of more than 5,000 African-American schools built across the South with the help of Julius Rosenwald and Booker T. Washington. Now the National Trust for Historic Preservation lists Rosenwald Schools among America’s “most endangered” places. Scrabble School is one of the few that is restored and open to the public. An interactive exhibit at the school is based on the stories of those who lived our nation’s history. The building operates as a Senior Center Monday-Thursday (10-2). Visitors are welcome to visit the self-guided exhibit during those hours. Guided tours are by appointment only. Scrabble School is located at 111 Scrabble Road in Castleton, VA. Visit the website for more information & a virtual tour of the exhibit.
111 Scrabble Rd, Castleton, VA 22716
3753 Slate Mills Rd Boston VA 22713
The Theatre presents professional concerts: piano recitals, classical, jazz, chamber music, bluegrass, Celtic music -- and occasional theatrical performances. Please visit our website for more information on upcoming performances or visit the Calendar of Events page on this site.
291 Gay Street, PO Box 322, Washington VA 22747
540 675 1253