WHAT’S HAPPENING IN DECEMBER WITH FALL ART TOUR VENUES AND ARTISTS!
The Fall Art Tour is over for 2022, but our artists and galleries have loads of events and specials happening! Come out to Rappahannock in December!
Here’s what’s happening this month:
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Annual Holiday Open House at Merrill Strange’s
December 3 – 4, 2022
12 pm – 5 pm both days
Gordonsville, VA 22942
Ruthie will be at this popular open house that features original art and one-of-a-kind pieces including wreaths, paintings, prints, food, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, and accessories, all from Virginia artists.
Christmas in Little Washington Market
December 4, 2023
11 am – 4 pm
22 Avon Lane, Washington
Join Jason and many other local artists for the Christmas in Little Washington Market at Avon Hall in Washington, VA. More details available here.
Open Studios at the Jackson Art Center
December 4, 2022
3050 R Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Tim will be showing a mix of people and landscapes, including this one, entitled Prophet, which transplants a figure from the Sistine Chapel to a Rappahannock County summer landscape at the Open Studio event.
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE IN THE RIVER DISTRICT
Visit the resident artists of the River District
December 17, 2022 from 11 am – 5 pm
December 1 – 25, 2022
During this holiday season Ron Paras is offering a 15% discount on purchases of any two framed or unframed limited edition pieces from his entire portfolio if purchased before December 25th.
For details, go to his special “Holiday Orders” page.
THORNTON RIVER ART
Special Holiday Hours
December 1 – 31, 2023
Thursday – Monday, 11 am – 5 pm
36 Main Street, Sperryville
Visit Thornton River Art for an eclectic collection of local art including fine art, stained glass, mosaics, pottery, weaving, jewelry, metal art and more. From thoughtful and creative gifts to heirloom quality art, this gallery on Main Street in Sperryville showcases the innovative and inventive energy of Rappahannock County.
Field Trip – online and in gallery
December 1 – 31, 2022
12018A Lee Highway
Sperryville, VA 22740
Take a journey into the field with our artists as they capture nature in paintings, photographs, ceramics, and sculpture.
Humans have always been inclined to record the beauty of the natural world around them. While artists have long been painting en plein air, the invention of paints in tubes allowed them to more easily paint outdoors. At the same time increasingly faster photo emulsions and shutter speeds, flash photography, and smaller cameras allowed photographers to capture flora and fauna in more remote areas. The legacy of these developments is ever present in the work of the artists included here.