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Culpeper - Nov 24 - Holiday Open House in Downtown Culpeper - Find the perfect gifts in unique shops that are all decked out for the holiday season. Trolley rides, live holiday music, children's story time, and a visit from Santa Claus himself.
Fredericksburg - Dec 7-8 - Fredericksburg Holiday Craft Show - The annual Holiday Craft Show is your one stop shopping destination where you can find memorable and unique gifts for your family, friends and of course for your pet too. Come join the fun festive mood at one of the area's best Holiday Craft Shows at the Fredericksburg Expo Center.
Herndon - Dec 8 - Herndon Holiday Arts & Crafts Show - At this popular annual show, more than 100 arts and craft vendors offer unique gifts, decorations and handmade items.
Where to Shop
Round Hill - At the Round Hill Arts Center Gallery one will find the wonderful works by Virginia artisans. RHAC seeks to blur the line which, in the mind of the individual, often separates fine crafts (or "folk arts"), such as woodworking, basketry, weaving, and blacksmithing, from the fine arts: painting, photography, drawing, printmaking and sculpture. To that end, our programs and gallery encourage the juxtaposition of elements of the craft and fine arts traditions.
Williamsburg - Nov 23-24 - Colonial Williamsburg Fall Arts and Crafts Show - Colonial Williamsburg employees, volunteers and retirees combine to present and sell handmade gifts. Fabulous jams and handmade birdhouses are only a portion of the wonderful items available for personal enjoyment or as a special gift for that certain someone.
Yorktown - Dec 7 - Yorktown Christmas Market on Main Street - Join us for Yorktown's annual Christmas Market on historic Main Street. The market features musical entertainment, living history exhibits, antique cars, roasted chestnuts, arts and crafts, and much more.
Norfolk - Visit d'ART, 28 studios featuring the works of more than 40 regional artists - all under one roof!
Stanardsville - Browse and purchase pottery by Holly Horan and sculpture by John Pluta at Noon Whistle Pottery & Sculpture Gallery.
A. Korotky Studio is a textile and surface design studio, specializing in woven linens, luscious wearables, blankets, wraps, throws, crowns, signs, and inventions of all kinds.
Somerset - The Market at Grelen has their own bees, busy making honey, so that you can purchase honey by the bottle, caramel and granola this Christmas. The Market is also a source for locally made food like jam, hickory syrup, and pancake mixes.
Monterey - Dec 6-8 - Wintertide - Experience an old-fashioned Christmas in a rural, mountain setting reminiscent of Currier & Ives at Highland County's Wintertide weekend. Galleries, gift and antique stores will extend their shopping hours, and a variety of handcrafted gift items, baked goods and maple products will be available at various Holiday Craft Shows. A Christmas concert will follow the tree-lighting service.
Mt. Jackson -
The Art Group Gallery, a non-profit artists' cooperative, is a great place to find a plethora of goods by Shenandoah Valley artists.
Foster - Choose from a multitude of Chesapeake Bay Wildlife themed pottery, wall pieces, decorative tiles, bird houses and more at The Poddery. They're open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.!
The Eastern Shore Art League co-op gallery features 20 artists of the Eastern Shore Art League. Shop for paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor plus mixed media, drawings, photography, wood cuts, small original crafts and jewelry. Most of the works are originals. Giclees, prints, and cards are also available.
Where to Shop
Cedar Bluff - The Appalachian Arts Center is both a retail gallery and exhibition space featuring the work of local and regional artists, craftspeople, authors, and musicians. The Appalachian Arts Center proudly features hand-made work including baskets, book art, clay, drawing, fiber art, glass, greeting cards, jewelry, metal, mixed-media, musical instruments, painting, photography, printmaking, and woodwork.
Mountain Art Works is a homey atmosphere that includes locally created paintings, woodwork, afghans, quilts, jams and jellies, candles and much more. Occasionally a local luthier will drop by with a handcrafted guitar, mandolin, fiddle or banjo for sale. Don't miss out on these one-of-a-kind creations!
Martinsville - Dec 22-23 - Handmade Holiday Market - You will find unique hand-crafted gifts for your family and friends made by local and regional artisans!
de Spot is a unique gallery that showcases the work of Karen Despot. It is now located within The Artisan Center in historic uptown Martinsville! The gallery features an assortment of items including glass, wood craft, ceramics, decorative painting, jewelry, stained glass, delicately hand painted eggs and gourds and just about anything else to satisfy your needs.
Floyd - Dec 6-7- Annual Winterfest - This is a great opportunity to start holiday shopping while supporting local artists and artisans. For all the young artists, free children's holiday activities are also offered.
Abingdon - Shop crafts by local artisans, juried to be the best of the best, and the most complete collection of Crooked Road old time, bluegrass and gospel music when you shop Heartwood: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Gateway.
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