Art

Fall Art Tour keeps growing

Two new studios and three new galleries are joining returning artists. The Tour newcomers further enrich our Tour with distinctive art forms and display spaces. The new artists are Jen Perrot and Kat Habib at Flourish Root-Floral Studio and Steve Marquisee at the family’s new studio complex. Dwell Fine Arts, Hazel River Arts and Antiques, and Sperryville Artists Cooperative are the three new galleries on the Tour — Nov. 3-4. […]

Tourism

Farm Tour celebrates its 10-year anniversary

The Annual Farm Tour is a free, two-day, self-guided tour offering a behind-the-scenes glimpse of our working farms. This year’s Farm Tour will be held Sept. 29-30. It’s a great opportunity to go behind the scenes and see real, working farms surrounded by the county’s pristine beauty. […]

Land Use/Zoning

‘Welcome to Sperryville’ creator petitions BOS for additional murals in county

Such welcome murals in Rappahannock will foster the already strong arts community while highlighting our rural character and historical charm to delighted visitors. They would quickly become identifiable landmarks and physical manifestations that our county is indeed welcoming. […]

Tourism

Seeing more visitors? Let’s hope so

In 2017, tourism in Virginia supported 232,000 jobs — an increase of 1.1 percent compared to 2016. The tourism industry also provided $1.73 billion in state and local revenue, an increase of 2.8 percent compared to 2016. The travel industry is the fifth largest employer in Virginia. […]