February might be cold and dreary, but it’s still a great month to visit Rappahannock County! Come out for the fine art and stop to shop in our local shops, and enjoy wine tastings and more!

Here’s what’s happening this month:

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Members and Friends
January 27 – March 5, 2023

Middle Street Gallery
311 Gay Street, Lower Level, facing Main Street & across from Ballard’s
Washington, VA 22747
(540) 675-1313

Friday – Sunday, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Middle Street Gallery in Washington, Va. is putting on its annual Members and Friends exhibition, in which members of the arts cooperative show their works alongside those of invited guest artists. On exhibit from Jan. 27 through Mar. 5 will be views of the natural world, the built world, and even the supernatural realm – trees, water, wildlife, city structures, computer-generated figures, and people going about their everyday lives. Prints, photographs, paintings, drawings, and sculptures will all be offered.  

For more information, visit Middle Street Gallery.


New exhibition featuring Kevin H. Adams, J.S. Herbert, and Aster da Fonseca

January 14 – March 7, 2023
Opening Reception January 14 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm, with refreshments. Visit with artists Kevin H. Adams and J.S. Herbert at the reception.

Gay Street Gallery
337 Gay Street
Washington VA 22747

Wednesday-Monday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, or by appointment 540-522-9688

J.S. Herbert, a ceramicist based in Northern Virginia, is a member of multiple associations of artists, including the Studio Gallery in Washington, D.C. and the Art League Gallery in Alexandria. This is her first show at Gay Street Gallery.

Kevin H. Adams, the Gallery’s resident artist, unveils new paintings from Virginia, Cape Cod, and his travels. Kevin is a member of New York City’s Salmagundi Club, the oldest association of artists in the U.S., and also of The Provincetown Art Association and Museum. His work is regularly on display in both venues. His focus when capturing the landscapes he witnesses is on the light and its impact on color as we see it.

Aster da Fonseca is a self-taught artist born in Volta Redonda, in the state of Rio di Janeiro, Brazil. He moved to Washington, D.C., in 1995 and began painting in 1998. Gay Street Gallery has had the pleasure of showing Aster’s work in recent years and is excited to feature him in this new exhibition. Aster paints and cuts tape, applying it to the paper or board, to create his gorgeous, detailed, abstract landscapes.


Online Exhibition: Form & Function

Cottage Curator
12018 Lee Highway
Sperryville, VA 22740


Thursday – Sunday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm and by appointment

Contemporary studio furniture makers, like painters and sculptors, eloquently balance line, shape, texture and visual rhythm. One difference—their works of art have an added dimension: function.

Form + Function features accomplished artists who paint surfaces, forge steel, carve and steam-bend wood. The finished products are both stunning and functional. You can make these pieces, available at Cottage Curator part of your home.