Artist Studios and Art Galleries

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

Cottage Curator

Cottage Curator is an independent art gallery owned by artist/curator Jackie Bailey Labovitz. As a curator with over thirty years’ experience in organizing art collections for corporations, embassies and public spaces around the world, Jackie now assists residential clients with the purchase and placement of her own art as well as artworks by other local, regional, and nationally recognized fine art and craft artists.

12018A Lee Highway Sperryville, VA 22740
(540) 773-2700
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De’Danann Glassworks

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
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Dwell Fine Art

Contemporary art gallery featuring original works of art by Virginia, national, and international artists.

4301 Fauquier Ave, The Plains, VA 20198
(804) 269-6319
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Gallery 3 Fine Art

Gallery 3: Fine art and teaching studio, showcasing art by Mary Allen and a variety of art instruction offerings managed by Carole Pivarnik.

12018B Lee Highway, Sperryville, VA 22740
(540) 987-5078
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Gay Street Gallery

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
(540) 227-5100
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Geneva Welch Gallery

341 Main St., Washington VA 22747 (540) 675-3332

Glassworks Gallery

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
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Gregorio Photography

PO Box 391, Washington VA, 22747 (703) 282-9135

Haley Fine Art

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
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Hans W. Gerhard Art at Hughes River Farm

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
(540) 547-2447
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Hughes River Trading Company

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
(540) 987-1006
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Juba Mountain Pottery

96 Juba Mountain Lane Sperryville VA 22740 (540) 987-8041

Julie McGuire Photography

There are many reasons to have a professional photographer create images of your pet: you're welcoming a new addition to the family and want to document your first year together, you need a high quality image for a holiday card, or sadly have a treasured pet nearing the end of their days with you. Whatever your reason, I specialize in creating animal imagery that tells your pet’s unique story. From horses to hamsters, puppies to ponies, pussycats to parrots, no creature is too great or too small! My candid and insightful photographs reflect each animal's true personality and can be made into stunning wall art, memory books or traditional prints.

Your photo session can be held in my studio near Orlean, VA, which has both indoor and safe, outdoor space in beautiful woodland. Alternatively, I can bring my studio to either your home or your favorite outdoor space. I travel across the throughout the northern and central regions of Virginia and Washington DC Metro areas.

I have worked for more than 12 years as a photographer and have received a prestigious World Press Photo Award and multiple national and international newspapers placements, including the New York Times, International New York Times, The Times of London, and People, among many others. My work has been exhibited and sold internationally in Asia, Europe, the UK and the USA. I am a member of the association of Professional Photographers of America, the British Royal Photographic Society, the Orlean Artist Collective (OAC) and HeARTs Speak, a global organization that pairs artists with local animal shelters to help raise their profile and adoption success.

Since moving to Virginia in May 2018, I have partnered with a number of organizations to help with their adoption efforts including photographing the dogs and cats at WAAAG, (the Washington Area Animal Adoption Group) and some of the huge beautiful dogs at the Colonial Newfoundland Rescue and the Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue.

10363 Welhams Lane, Marshall VA 20115
(540) 905-2269
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Kevin H. Adams Studio

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
(540) 522-9688
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Martin Woodard Studio & Gallery

Martin Woodard draws inspiration from the panorama of the Blue Ridge Mountains as well as intimate details found along old back roads.  His oil paintings embrace shapes, colors, shadows, and compelling compositions to provide thoughtful interpretations of nature. Woodard grew up in Herndon, Virginia and has lived in Rappahannock County for over 45 years.  He and his wife, Cheri, operate Cheri Woodard Realty in Sperryville.

36 Main Street, Sperryville, VA 22740
(540) 244-0349
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Middle Street Gallery

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 next to the Inn at Little Washington at 325A Middle Street, Washington VA 22747. We are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.

325A Middle Street, Washington VA 22747
(540) 675-1313
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Old Rag Photography

Old Rag Photography Gallery is a cooperative of three photographers from diverse backgrounds with individual specialties. Members include Joyce Harman, Ray Boc and Francie Schroeder. We offer fine quality prints, classes and photographic services. You can find us in Griffin Tavern, Flint Hill, VA and in Glassworks Gallery, Sperryville, Va.

11774 Lee Hwy Sperryville VA 22740
(540) 987-8474
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Peter Kramer, Furniture Maker

POB 232, 311 Gay Street Washington VA 22747 (540) 675-3625

r.h. ballard shop & gallery

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
(540) 675-1411
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Ridge Line Designs

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
(540) 987-5056
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River District Potters

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
(202) 256-7005
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Silver Maples Gallery

Located 60 miles from Washington, DC at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains near the entrance to Skyline Drive in Washington, VA. is Silver Maples Gallery. Two very prominent Silver Maple trees grace the front of the property. Hence the name. The building was built in 1920 by George Washington Hawkins, a local builder of many Virginia Farmhouse style homes in Rappahannock County, Virginia.

Our mission is to provide an opportunity for Artists to exhibit their works in an exclusive setting. We want to focus on the individual Artist and their work. The unique accessibility of Silver Maples Gallery is what sets us apart from other boutique galleries.

Silver Maples Gallery plans to host several Artists each year representing many styles and techniques. Please visit our website for information on current and future Artists. Patrons are invited to sign up for email notifications on shows and events. 

12720 Lee Highway, Washington, VA 22747
(540) 675-1121
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Sperryville Artist Cooperative

A Showcase of the Heart with Soul ~ Sperryville ARTist Cooperative features fine artists and craftsmen who celebrate the natural beauty and farmland heritage of the Virginia’s Piedmont Region.  Supporting both traditional and non-traditional artists, this inviting, yet rustic gallery exhibits an enticing collection of paintings, mixed media, photography, three-dimensional work and art of social commentary.  In addition to an exciting collection of fine art, handcrafts, and custom designed jewelry; the gallery shop includes educational tools, art supplies, fair trade, hemp products, folk art and cultural gift items for all ages.  

Located little more than an hours drive from Washington DC, Northern VA, Fredericksburg, Harrisonburg, and Charlottesville, this inviting village shop is considered a welcoming center for the Sperryville River District area and provides its visitors with a unique experience that reaches beyond hometown boundaries.  

Studio is open limited weekend and holiday hours. Private viewings by appointment are encouraged.

3 River Ln, Sperryville, VA 22740
(540) 987-9288
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