The “Art Lovers’ Buy-Way” provides a convenient guide for locating art studios, art shops, and artisan boutiques along Virginia’s beautiful “Blue Ridge Whiskey Wine Loop.” The way leads visitors to an impressive variety of mostly locally produced artwork including glasswork, pottery, jewelry, painting, furniture, and sculpture.
For additional information on the “Blue Ridge Whiskey Wine Loop”, Dining locations, and antique shops along the route, see www.DiscoverShenandoah.com.
Here’s a listing of selected businesses:
24 Crows Art Gallery
24 Crows is an art gallery, a coffee and gift shop. They feature local artists and unique items from Heidi and Vinnie’s travels and visits to regional craft shows.
Enjoy freshly baked scones, ice cream and a delicious lunch menu of homemade soups and sandwiches Wednesday through Sunday.
Wednesday-Saturday: 8:30 am-5 pm
Sunday: 9 am-4 pm
Lunch Hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11:30 am-2:30 pm
Blue Ridge Arts Council
The arts council coordinates several gallery spaces throughout the county, and exhibits and sells fine art by local and regional artists. Music and Art Lessons are offered at our Main Street Gallery throughout the week.
Each summer the council presents “Gazebo Gatherings,” a summer concert series held at the Town Commons each Friday evening at 7pm, June through August. Special events throughout the year include Third Thursday (May- October), and the annual community holiday kick-off event Deck the Halls (held the 3rd Friday/Saturday November).
Check website for events and times.
Thursday – Saturday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Performing Arts Luray - Music / Theater
The mission of the Regional Center for the Performing Arts of Luray (PAL) is to provide varied opportunities to explore, study, and enjoy the performing arts. Its goals are to support the community in a variety of ways:
- offer dance, music and theatrical instruction led by certified and experienced instructors;
- offer an ever-expanding diversity of professional, high quality entertainment;
- provide space to private and public entities that desire a first-class space in which to stage their events;
Through its own programs and by being an active community partner, PAL has become a premier attraction, increasing the cultural and economic activity in our region.
Check website for schedule of performances
Shenandoah Moon - Bead & Fiber Arts
You will be dazzled by the sparkling array of jewelry, gifts, and beads available at Shenandoah Moon in Luray, Virginia. People travel far and wide to find these types of products, Now, you can easily find them and probably less expensive in this store.
Owner, Susan Rocke and other talented artists will help you find or design the perfect accessory for your wardrobe, or a gift for someone special. Their selection of thousands of beads in hundreds of colors and designs provide our classes with exactly what they need for their projects.
If you have never tried making your own jewelry and accessories, They can teach you. Their classes are designed for both the beginner and intermediate. Check out their web site for class descriptions & information. She can also customize any of their classes as parties for your group.
Thursdays & Fridays: 11am – 6pm
Saturdays: 10am – 5pm
Sundays: 12noon – 4pm
Warehouse Art Gallery
The Gallery is located in an old warehouse building in historic downtown Luray, Virginia. With high ceilings and over 7000 square feet of floor space, they have the opportunity to display many large sculptures and paintings and a great diversity and selection of art. This is a bright, open, fun gallery.
The gallery offers a wide variety of artwork. Paintings , Sculptures, Stain glass and Blown glass, Bone Sighs, Pottery, Jewelry, Photography, Turned bowls, Baskets, and Painted children’s furniture and numerous other items
12 noon – 5 pm
7 days a week
Cathie Miranda Pottery
Sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm about potter with others helped inspire her to build a studio behind her home in Luray. That’s where you’ll find her most days, making pottery on the wheel and by hand. Her pieces are fired in the electric kiln at 2200 Degrees Fahrenheit. Cathie mixes her own lead free glazes. All the pottery is dishwater safe and microwavable.
She and her husband opened a gallery in their home, on the first floor, to retail her own pottery and that of other potters. Along with other special hand made gifts, you will be sure to find something for everyone.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm or by appointment
Arts & Artisans Gallery
Antique Tables Made Daily Showroom
Located in Rappahannock County, Virginia for over 25 years, they custom-buildsthe most authentic reproduction farm tables for homes and historical residences throughout the U.S. Their furniture is hand-crafted with American hardwoods, pine and recycled antique lumber — available in custom sizes and finishes.
They also custom-build servers, coffee tables, end tables, desks, children’s tables and benches. They also offer a wide selection of chairs/barstools.
Tuesday-Saturday: 10 am – 5pm
Beech Spring Gift Shop & Quilts
Beech Spring Gift Shop is the largest quilt outlet in the Northern VA area. Their handmade quilts sell below wholesale cost. They also carry polish pottery, local jams, jellies, ciders, local wild mountain honey.
They have over 100 different patterned quilts all handmade and most are 100% cotton and the prices range from $75.00-$225.00.
The largest, most unusual gallery in the area, with unique, top-quality local artwork and gifts — hand-blown art glass, exquisite ceramics, striking jewelry, stained glass, fine sculpture, woodwork, metalwork and many one-of-a-kind pieces. They make most of the products we sell on the property. This is their 25th year in business. Glass-blowing classes by appointment. Look for the red swinging bridge one mile west of Sperryville.
Thursday -Tuesday -10:30 am-5 pm
Haley Fine Art
Revolving shows, group exhibits and demonstrations. Collectors welcome.
Thursday -Monday – 10 am-6 pm
River District Arts
RDA is a collective of more than a dozen artists working in a wide variety of media and styles including oil, watercolor, photography, ceramic and collage. They are the heart and soul of River District Arts. During your visit, you will experience artists at work in their studios, have an opportunity to talk with them about their latest creations and browse our two exhibiting galleries. The River Gallery and The Confluent Gallery feature regularly changing shows by local and regional artists. River District Arts is a hidden treasure. Discover us at Rappahannock Central along with our neighbors, Cafe Indigo and Middle Street Gallery.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
We invite you to step through our doors to experience fine art, fine food and friendly people. Rappahannock Central currently houses the River District Arts studios, The Confluent Gallery, The River Gallery, Artisan Market, Cafe Indigo and Middle Street Gallery. We are in Sperryville’s River District – just a turn here and a turn there from downtown Sperryville, VA . Our venue is a beautifully restored apple packing facility from the 1930s with touches of modern architecture like stainless steel railings, corrugated steel and ultra-chic European light fixtures combined with rustic wood floors and sliding stable doors. A definite must see on the Art Lover’s Buyway!
Friday – Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm
Suzanne Zylonis, resident potter, will work with you on a custom commission,
or teach you – or your group – the fine art of throwing a clay vessel of your own!
Come watch a potter in action — but be careful not to get dirty!
Thursday-Monday – 10 am-6 pm