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Returning artists gear up for tour

Beautiful Rappahannock County has drawn a great number of highly talented and widely recognized artists to its vibrant and diverse community for decades. The extraordinary result is reflected in this year’s 12th annual Studio and Gallery Tour.
The Rapp for Oct. 20

View and discuss an "Old Friends" documentary with friends old and new; brush up on your plein air appreciation at R.H. Ballard; "Hollywood on the Potomac" author speaks.
Unpaved Roadshow: Transferware tells a story

Transferware is the closest thing to printed pottery – earthenware, porcelain, ironstone or bone china. Developed in Staffordshire, England in around 1760, the process permitted transferring an etching onto pottery.
Washington column for Oct. 20

Winter is coming and the Knights of Columbus want your coats; Anna Weatherley, internationally acclaimed porcelain artist, will make a guest appearance at The Inn's Tavern Shops; bring your greens and make a wreath with the Garden Club.
Sperryville column for Oct. 6

A new exhibition celebrating the simple beauty of trees is in store in Rappahannock County. Jackie Bailey Labovitz, an accomplished artist, curator and proprietor of the Cottage Curator in Sperryville, will join the celebration honoring the Park's 100th anniversary.
Art Tour: Sage, felt and wool 

Two artist studios new to Rappahannock — and to the Artists Tour — include Sage Gallery, with photographer Michael Sage and guest artist Ryn McKenna, and Dabney Kirchman and Jenn Heverly and their new Blue Ridge Artisans gallery.
Passion and creativity on Art Tour

Philip Ward, Linda Croxson and Carolyn Roth are three of the exciting and distinctive new artists who will be opening their new studios for the 12th annual Artists of Rappahannock Studio and Gallery Tour.
The Rapp for Sept. 22

It’s Farm Tour weekend, plus a bluegrass benefit for Gary Jenkins Jr., Chester Gap VFD's open house, a Starry Nights Festival, Jane Dittmar at "the donkey barn," River District Artists' open house, a Kid Pan Alley concert and PEC’s photo…
The Artists Tour: Spyder Mountain duo

High atop Spyder Mountain you’ll find two highly talented artists who will be opening their studios for the first time on this year’s 12th annual Rappahannock Artists Studio and Gallery Tour.
The Rapp for Sept. 8

An artists' tour, Stone Hill theater and how the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society found its way to Little Washington 25 years ago (and regularly ever since, including this coming Sunday).
The Rapp for Aug. 25

Fourth (Estate) Friday, 1000 Faces at Stone Hill, the Park turns 100 and waives entrance fees this weekend and Gay Street Gallery joins in on the celebration.