Tour Participants and Map Floyd Artisan Trail

over 45 trail sites in the heart
   of the Blue Ridge Mountains

Click here for pdf of 2013 MAP & Trail Participants

Click here for printable pdf version of 2013 MAP & Trail Participants

Reminder: GPS will more than likely not be accurate !

 

Hard-copy Artisan Tour BROCHURE with map & listings available at downtown Floyd sites including : Jacksonville Center,  Bell Gallery, Troika Gallery... or email us at info@floydartisantrail.org for one mailed to you !

 

Trail Site Listings provide:

       ♦   Regular hours all-year of all Trail Sites

                          (so brochure is useful for any visit !)   

        ♦   June Tour - detailed information at bottom of listings under June Tour Info.  All sites participate in June Tour.                    

          ♦   Mini-Artisan Tours - Watch for updates during Virginia's Blue Ridge Music Festival May 31 through June 8.  Check Mini-tour Schedule page for updates.

           

               

        2014 Upcoming ...

Artisan Studios  


Alice_Walker._orange_butterfly.jpg  1.  Alice Walker Studio
9472 Pine Forest Road, Copper Hill, VA 24079
540-929-4622   By appointment during non-tour hours/ days
Fiber Art studio:  One of a kind wearable and decorative art using batik,
a wax-resist dyeing technique on silk.
June Tour Info:  Sales and exhibits. Batik Demos 
 
2.  Seth Guzovsky Pottery
781-771-4921 or 605-413-0241
High-fired, wheel-thrown porcelain and stoneware pottery designed for use in the home.
June Tour Info: Exhibit at Community Pavilion #21
 
3.   Anne Armistead
Ring Your Neck Jewelry Designs
540-320-7093
ahajewelryfs@gmail.com
Specializing in precious metal clay jewelry, work
-shops, private tutorials and open studio days by appointment
June Tour Info: Exhibiting at  downtown Community Market Pavilion # 21
 
 
4.  Calico & Old Lace
3033 Daniel’s Run Road NE, Check, VA 24072
540-651-4066. By appointment during non-tour hours/days.
Fiber artist making quilted garments for everyday
wearables or special occasion such as Bridal Wear. I
also make gifts and Quilted décor for home or office.
June Tour: Sales & exhibits. Sewing machine work.
 
5.  Frog Hollow Pottery
917 Harvestwood Road, Floyd, VA 24091
540-745-8999, or 540-250-0420 By appointment
during non-tour hours/days. Rsutterer@swva.net
Functional Pottery
June Tour Info:  Sales & exhibits. Studio tour.
 
GretchenSt.LawrenceHawk.jpg    6.  Gretchen St. Lawrence Pastels 
293 Silverleaf Lane SE, Floyd, VA 24091
540-320-7582. By appointment during non-tour hours/days.
ww.facebook.com/GSLPastels gretchenstlawrence@gmail.com I am a pastel artist, specializing in wildlife, portraits
of family and pets. Lovely woodland studio setting.
June Tour Info: Demos pastels. Sales & exhibits.  

 

 

7.  Karen Sewell, Art’s It
2045 Duncans Chapel Road NW, Willis, VA 24380
540-763-2862, 540-695-0003. By appointment during non-tour hours/days.
karensewellartist.com;
www.karensewellfineart.com  www.karensewellartist.com
I paint subjects in multiple mediums that draw
heavily on my memories and the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. To see my work regularly, visit Floyd Artists Assoc. # 22 at The Station, in downtown Floyd, VA
June Tour Info:  Demonstrations, sales & exhibit.
8. Maureen Hearn Jewelry
9160 Sugar Run Road, Copper Hill, VA 24079
540-929-4567, 540-797-6788
 maureenhearnjewelry.com
Maureen specializes in stunning copper creations
combined with glass and stone - as well as using
silver and gold as accents. Living in the town of Copper Hill was an influence in her decision to use copper as her primary jewelry metal.
June Tour Info:  Sales & exhibits. Studio tour.
 
 
9. Northwind Woodworks - Brad Warstler
297 Sumner Lane NE, Floyd, VA 24091
540-745-3595
Founding member of 16 Hands. Visit thewoodworking studio and gallery. Hardwood tables,
chairs, lathe-turned clocks, mirrors, lamps, & bowls.
June Tour Info: Sales & exhibits. Studio tour.

10. Paintings Studio of Joli Ayn Wood
657 Poor Farm Road, Floyd, VA 24091
540-449-9078. By appointment or by chance during non-tour hours/days.
www.jolisart.blogspot.com
Visit the studio of regional landscape artist Joli   
Wood. Works in oil created on location & in the studio.
June Tour Info: Demos, sales & exhibit

 


11.  Phoenix Hardwoods-Bill & Corinne Graefe
2540 Floyd Highway North (Rt. 221) , Floyd, VA 24091
540-745-6403 or 540-745-7475. By appt or chance during non-tour hrs.
www.www.phoenix-hardwoods.com
Handcrafted, one-of-a-kind furniture using local hardwoods and slabs we mill ourselves. Slab Stools, Tables, Beds, Cutting boards, & much more.
June Tour Info: Woodworking demos every day.
 Have a picnic by the river!
 
12. Sarah McCarthy Pottery
512 Fairview Church Road, Floyd, VA 24091
540-745-7255, 540-250-8361. By appointment during non-tour hours/days.
Eclectic functional ceramics and ceramic jewelry. Bonsai gallery for viewing. Gallery is close to town with easy access, 5 miles off Rt. 8 South.
June Tour Info: Sales & exhibit. Studio tour.
 
13.   Sarvisberry Gallery & Studio
174 Sarvisberry Lane SW, Floyd, VA 24091
540-745-6330 By appointment during non-tour
hours/days.
www.sarvisberry.com
Featuring artist/owner Gibby Waitzkin - papermaker, and photographer - working with natural , local fibers and botanical objects to create handmade paper compositions.
June Tour Info: Workshops on papermaking, cooking natural fibers, pulp painting & book binding.
 
14. Shankin Pottery
297 Sumner Lane NE, Floyd, VA 24091
540-745-3595 ; Open 9-6 daily
Founding member of 16 Hands. Come visit the Studio. Earthy functional stoneware pottery on display in our own rural gallery.
June Tour Info: Sales & exhibit. Studio tour.
 
 
15. Teri’s Clay Smiles
302 Kristi Lane, Floyd, VA 24091
540-745-6445. By Appointment during non-tour
hours/days.  twalters@swva.net
Unique, colorful and functional polymer clay art creations and one-of-a-kind jewelry.
June Tour: Daily demos by Teri & guild members. Create your own souvenir in a “make & take it” activity.
 
16. The Natural Woodworking Company
- Swede McBroom
Workshop: 1527 Franklin Pike SE, Floyd, VA 24091
540-392-6287 Mon.- Fri. 8am-5pm
Showroom: 203 South Locust Street, Floyd, VA
24091 (in The Station) Fri. 5-9pm or by appt during non-tour hours/days. www.naturalwoodworkingco.com
Workshop - wood & furniture operation in progress.
Showroom features show pieces & design portfolios.
June Tour Info: Friday - Workshop open;
  Saturday & Sunday Showroom open only.
 
17. Things by Ernest C. Bryant
741 Lick Ridge Road, Check, VA 24072
540-651-3831 By appt during non-tour hours/days.
Antique reproductions, custom-designs, carvings,
June Tour Info: 2 sites open during tour. Home
Studio at Lick Ridge: Sales & exhibit, Studio tour, plus a stroll through “the wood zoo.”
“Pine Springs” Open House (1145 Meadow Run Rd, Copper Hill)
1860’s Farm housecabinetry and carvings, including
a Medical Library, living rm, kitchen & dining rm.
 
18. Tom Phelps Studio
636 Stagecoach Run SE, Floyd, VA 24091
540-745-3145; 9am-5pm daily. By chance or appt
We make functional stoneware including plates, bowls, cups and decorative items. Also our line of fantastical fanciful facepots.
June Tour Info: Ongoing. Free gift w/ purchase
 
19.   Wrennpottery Studio
227 Remington Road, Floyd, VA 24091
540-745-4043; By appt only during rest of the year.
Home working studio. I still use the Jacksonville Center (#26) when time to glaze fire. A great community resource for beginning potters getting studios together.
June Tour Info: Demos in throwing carving and decorating work



 


 

 


 



 


 

 


 


 


 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 


 

Galleries & Shops

 

 

20.  Bell Gallery and Garden
112 North Locust Street, Floyd, VA 24091
540-745-4494, 540-745-2987. Mon & Tues. 10am –2pm;
Wed.-Sat. 10am-5pm; Sun. 12-5pm.Open late Friday eve.
www.bellgalleryandgarden.com
We feature the region’s best arts & crafts, landscape
photography, pressed floral art, handcrafted jewelry,
garden art, gifts & more. A fun place to shop.
June Tour Info: Free refreshments. Daily craft & art demos.
Plant & Herb Sale.
 
21. Floyd Artisan Market  - under the Community Pavilion
205 South Locust Street, Floyd, VA
540-745-7333. Fridays 6-9pm May-October
Features diverse local artisans exhibiting their work: jewelry, pottery, wood, soap and more.
June Tour Info: Sales & exhibit. Tour Information
at Community Market Pavilion all tour days.
 
22.  Floyd Artists Association LLC
203 South Locust Street, Suite J, Floyd, VA 24091
(in The Station) 540-745-7367 Mon.-Thu. 11am-5pm;
Fri. 11am-8pm; Sun. 1-4pm
www.floydartists.com
We are a co-op gallery showcasing both 2-D and
3-D art in all media,sterling silver and stone jewelry,
pottery, books from local authors, and textile art.
June Tour Info: Demonstrations daily.
 
23.  Jeanie O’Neill Gallery & Boutique
109 East Main Street, Floyd, VA 24091
540-745-2423; 540-230-7546; Wed.-Sat. 11am-4pm
www.JeanieOneill.com
; Original art, apparel and one-of-a-kind accessories by Jeanie O’Neill.
June Tour Info: Sales & exhibit.
 
24. New Mountain Mercantile
114-A South Locust Street, Floyd, VA 24091
540-745-4278 In season 7 days a week. Reduced winater hours.
For over 20 yrs, NMM has offered quality art, handcrafts, gifts, aromatherapy soaps & candles, pottery, clothing, in a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere.
June Tour Info: Sales & exhibits.
 
25.  Over The Moon Gallery
227B North Locust Street, Floyd, VA 24091
(above the Harvest Moon in Natasha‘s Café )
540-745-2450; Open when Natasha Market Cafe
open #44 A must-see for Floyd visitors. This bright,
airy and welcoming gallery features many highly
acclaimed artists.
June Tour Info: Sales & exhibits
  

 

26. The Jacksonville Center for the Arts
220 Parkway Lane South, Floyd, VA 24091
(half mile past stop light, RT 8 South)
540-745-2784; Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 12-5pm
www.jacksonvillecenter.org
Located in a renovated dairy barn with open
studios, gallery exhibits, gift shop, art classes and
special events.
June Tour Info: Exhibits: Hayloft Gallery-
Chiaroscuro (Italian: Light-Dark) & Breezeway
Gallery- Floyd County High School Art Exhibit.
Opening Reception Saturday, June 15, 5-8pm
Classes : Forging, Hardening and Tempering of Tool
Steel, Stained Glass Basics, Watercolor Batiking,
& Watercolors (Preregistration suggested & fee).
Artist work displayed and sold.
 
27. The Jax Galleria
203 South Locust Street, Floyd, VA 24091 (in The
Station) 540-745-4529 (4JAX). Check website for
updated hours.
Showcasing Jacksonville Center artists and artisans
in downtown Floyd in the Station.
June Tour Info: Sales & exhibits.
 
28. Troika Contemporary Crafts
203 South Locust Street, Floyd, VA 24091 (in The
Station) 540-745-8764; Wed./Thu. 12-4pm; Fri. 12-
8pm; Sat. 12-5pm; Sun. 12-4pm
Owners/artists Silvie Granatelli, Susan Icove and
Gibby Waitzkin display their pottery, lighting, hand-made paper/photography as well as 20 new artists from the area, ceramics, jewelry, prints, lamps, furniture, fiber works
June Tour Info: Wood Exhibit.
 
29. Woolly Jumper Yarns
202 South Locust Street, Floyd, VA 24091
540-745-KNIT (5648) ; Thu./Fr. 12-5pm; Sat. 10am- 5pm; Sun. 12-4pm www.woollyjumpers.com 
 
Woolly Jumper Yarns is Floyd’s source for fine
yarns, yarn crafting accessories, and classes. Bring
your knitting and crochet on Thursday evenings and
join us for “Yarn Crafting Night” 6pm -8pm.
June Tour Info: Sales & exhibits

 

 


Farms & Local Farm Markets

 

 

30.  Floyd Farmers Market - under the Community Pavilion
205 South Locust Street, Floyd, VA 24091
540-250-0111; Saturdays. 9am-1pm Memorial Day
weekend throughout the summer
Weekly Saturday morning Market featuring local,
fresh vegetables, cheeses, meats, eggs and herbal
products. Special events and market breakfasts
scheduled during the season.
June Tour Info: Open Saturday 9am-1pm; Tour
Information at Community Pavilion all tour days.
 
31. Harvest Moon Food Store
227B North Locust Street, Floyd, VA 24091
540-745-2898; Open 7 days a week
www.harvestmoonfoods.com
Representing local farmers, artisans and producers of gourmet food and specialty items including produce, meat,eggs, cheese, wine, locally roasted coffee and other gifts.
June Tour Info: Member discount and in-store samples and specials for all tour visitors.
 
32. Heaven & Earth Medicinal Herb Gardens
- Blue Ridge Center for Chinese Medicine
144 Silver Maple Lane, Pilot, VA 24138
540-651-2682; Call for information about programs,
classes, and appointments.
A community health center specializing in Chinese medicine, martial arts and traditional Chinese Medicinal herb products. Services include clinical
appointments, classes, workshops, special events and facility rentals.
June Tour Info: Garden, apothecary and center tours; Talks & demos
 
33. Ocotilla’s Mountainside Alpacas
4388 Buffalo Mountain Road SW, Willis, VA 24380
540-593-2143; Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm; Sun.1-5pm or by appt.
Family owned and operated Alpaca ranch. We
provide high quality breeding, care, and handmade
and other Alpaca products from exquisite alpaca
fleece. Everyone welcome! Some areas are handicap
accessible.
June Tour Info: Farm tours, interactions with alpacas; discussions of alpaca qualities, ownership & products
 
34.   Republic of Floyd
114-B South Locust Street, Floyd, VA 24091
540-745-2898 Open 7 days a week.
www.republicoffloyd.com
In the heart of metropolitan Floyd. Offering fine wine, craft beer, local libations, gourmet snacks, a distinctive array of T-Shirts and unique Floyd inspired gifts and all sorts of things you didn’t realize you needed.
June Tour Info: Sales & exhibits.
 
35. Riverstone Farm
708 Thompson Road SE, Floyd, VA
540-745-4780 (office), 540-745-7700 (farm). Presently
by appointment during non-tour hours/days.
riverstoneorganicfarm.com
A beautiful river valley farm being developed as
a certified organic vegetable and sheep operation
with leading edge four-season growing practices.
June Tour Info:See our crops, animals, picnic by the river and walk the trails unguided or experience a farm tour (walk or ride) twice daily Saturday and Sunday - 10:00am & 3:00pm. Produce and specialty farm products for sale.
 
36. Specialty Garden Design
133 Rifton Lane, Pilot, VA 24138
40-651-8464 ; By appt during non-tour hours/days
.As garden designer, I offer for sale: beautiful dwarf conifers, ornamental grasses & new perennial cultivars; fun, gorgeous container gardens; and
one-of-a-kind garden ornaments.
June Tour Info: Sales, tours, talks.
 
37. Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary
371 Hideaway Lane, Floyd, VA 24091
540-745-2153 ; Open to the public Fridays 10am-
4pm or by appt during non-tour hours/days.
www.spikenardfarm.org
Home to over 25 hives, this beautiful 25-acre honey
bee sanctuary is an invigorated landscape of perennial and vegetable gardens, woodlands and fields of bee forage.
June Tour Info: Saturday, June 15, 11am - talk by
Gunther Hauk on “Current State of the Honeybee

 

  

Eat & Sleep

 

38. Ambrosia Farm B&B & Pottery
271 Cox Store Road, Floyd, VA 24091
540-745-6363;
Traditional log-built B&B with new green-built cabin 3 miles from Floyd and Blue Ridge Parkway. Large organic garden, pottery studio. Wifi.
June Tour Info: Lodging open all tour days.
 
39. Dogtown Roadhouse
302 South Locust Street, Floyd, VA 24091
540-745-OVEN; Thu. 5pm - 12am; Fri./Sat. 11am -
3pm; 5pm-12am; Sun. 4-10pm
Woodfire pizza. Taps. Performance. Now located in beautiful Sun Music Hall.
June Tour Info: Check tour website for special events & specials using local foods.
 
40. Grateful Bread Bakery & Artist Garden
109 Old Hensley Road, Floyd, VA 24091 (behind WinterSun)
540-558-9395; Fri.10am - 6pm & Sat.10am –4pm
 Facebook: Grateful Bread
A sweet little artisan bakery specializing in craft breads, treats and locally famous cinnamon rolls -and surrounded by a delightful artist’s garden.
JuneTour Info: Check tour website for specials.
 
41. Historic Pine Tavern Restaurant
611 Floyd Hwy N (Rt. 221 N), Floyd, VA 24091
540-745-4482; Fri. & Sat: 4:30pm - 9:00pm; Sun.11am-8pm
Serving traditional Blue Ridge Mountain cuisine (home cooking) since 1927. Step back in time and discover one of Floyd’s favorite places for 82 years.
 
42. Hotel Floyd
120 Wilson Street, Floyd, VA 24091
540-745-6080; 24/7 For guests and by appt only for tours.
A “green” boutique hotel with themed rooms featuring local art, craft, and culture. Adding 24 new units and a conference space in 2012/2013. Check out our website for more details and updates.
June Tour Info: Advance reservations suggested.
 
43. Mickey G’s Bistro & Pizzeria
113 Parkview Road, Floyd, VA 24091
540-745-2208 Sun. 12-8pm; Mon. 11am-8pm; Tues.
closed; Wed. 11am-9pm; Thu. 11am-9pm. Fri. & Sat.11am-10pm
Finally Real Italian... Featuring a full menu of classics and our signature pasta dishes. Brick oven pizza & calzones. Daily lunch & dinner specials.
 
44. Natasha’s Market Café
227B North Locust Street, Floyd, VA 24091
(above the Harvest Moon
540-745-2450; Lunches Tue.-Sat.
11am-3pm; Dinner: Tue. 5:30-8pm, Thu. Thai Night
6-8pm; Fri - Sat. 5:30-9pm, Sun. Brunch 10:30am – 2pm.
All items are made in-house - crackers, breads, sausages
   & desserts. 75% of menu items are purchased
locally and we choose organic products whenever
possible. Dinner reservations preferred
 
45. Oddfella’s Cantina & Tapas
110 North Locust Street, Floyd, VA 24091
540-745-DINE (3463); Lunch: Wed.-Sat. 11am-
2:30pm; Dinner: Wed.-Sun. 5-9pm; Sunday Brunch:10am-3pm

 

 (Reservations recommended)

Tapas bar (up stairs) Thu. – Sat. 4-10pm
Fresh, seasonal products, prepared simply & artifully. 
 Local art, live music. Organic wines, local brews.
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46. Red Rooster Coffee Roaster & BlackWater Loft
117 South Locust Street, Floyd, VA 24091
540-797-3746; Wed.-Fri. 11-6; Sat 9am-5pm; Sun. 12-5pm
Fair Trade & Organic Coffee roasted fresh. Specialty coffee drinks, all fruit smoothies available upstairs.
June Tour Info: Roast demos & tastings.
 
47. Tuggles Gap Restaurant & Motel
3351 Parkway Lane South, Floyd, VA 24091
Blue Ridge Parkway Mile Post 165.2 Route 8 South,
540-745-3402; 7 Days - 8am-8pm
Historic restaurant and motel. Delicious home-
cooked food. Breakfast served all day, along with American and
Southwestern specialties.
 
48. Woodberry Inn, Restaurant & Bar
182 Woodberry Road SW, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120
540-593-2567; Inn lodging available 7 days / week.
Restaurant/Bar Closed Sunday through Wednesday
16 rooms in tranquil setting just off BRPkwy. Free WIFI, tv with cable, full restaurant and bar. Close to Mabry Mill wineries and great hiking.
June Tour Info: Restaurant Hours: Fri. & Sat. 5-9pm