Tour Opening Night in Floyd - Friday, June 10, 5-8pm Floyd Artisan Trail

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


  A staffed information table at the downtown Community Market Pavilion will remain open throughout the tour to provide a town location for information, brochure and map, and updated daily schedule. 

To view all Artisan Trail Tour Sites visit the

   Tour Participants and Map page



All 51 sites are open ALL tour hours Fri/Sat 10-5 & Sun 12-5

Below are special Demos & Offers on-going throughout the 2014 June Tour:

             (updates and additions will continue until tour dates.) 

  PDF printable version of Brochure Corrections & Updates- on-going & scheduled tour special activities



Artisan Studios


#4  Calico & Old Lace
Free motion Machine Quilting demonstrations


#5  Carolyn Deck

Studio clearance sale-

Many original paintings marked down to $300 or less! 
Carolyn is ready for letting go of the old and making space for the new!

#7  Gretchen St. Lawrence
Demonstating pastels 

#9  Michael Costello
Stone carving demonstrations


#10 Paintings by Joli Ayn Wood 

Painting works in progress


#11 Phoenix Hardwoods
Woodworking demos every day. Picnic by the river!

#12 Poor Farm Pottery - Seth Guzovsky  Ongoing pottery demos
Ongoing pottery demos


#14 Teri's Clay Smiles - Teri Walters
Daily femo clay demos and mini classes by Teri & guild members. 

Create your own souvenir in a "make & take it" activity.


 #16 Things by Ernest Bryant

Two sites during tour. 1.Home studio at Lick Ridge: Sales, exhibits, studio tour,

plus a stroll through the "Wood Zoo" Exotic Wood Garden.

Site 2: "Pine Springs" Open House (1145 Meadowview Run Rd., Copper Hill) 1860's farm house featuring

cabinetry, woodwork and carvings by Ernest, including a Medical Library, living room, kitchen & dining room.


 #18 Tom Phelps Pottery
Ongoing pottery making. 


#19 Wrenpottery Studio
Demonstrations in throwing, carving & decorating work. 


Galleries & Shops :   


#20 Bell Gallery & Garden


         Free refreshments. Daily craft & art demonstrations. Camera, pressed floral, jewelry demos. Plant & Herb Sale


 #21 Electric Eye Custom Tattoos

            Live Demonstrations of tattooing, jewelry making and lots of other FUN stuff


#23 Floyd Artists Association
Demonstrations daily 


#26 Mountain High Tie-Dye & Screen Printing

Studio tour, free refreshments & 10% off tie-dye purchases or 5% off screen print orders made during tour.


 #29 The Jacksonville Center for the Arts
        Ceramics Studio open throughout tour with on-going demos. Hayloft Gallery & Breezeway Gallery ooen.

        Opening Gallery Receptions: Saturday, June 14, 5-8pm.   


#31  Troika Contemporary Crafts Gallery  -  Artists Exhibit 


Farms & Farm Markets


 #34  Harvest Moon Food Store
10% members discount & specials to all tour visitors & in-store samples


  #35  Medicinal Herb Growers Consortium - Blue Ridge Center for Chinese Medicine (BRCCM) 

Ongoing Herb Garden Tours; Schedules talks and activities.  website for more info


#36 Ocotilla's Mountainside Alpacas

  Farm tours, interactions with alpacas; discussions of alpaca qualities, ownership & products.  


#37  Riverstone Farm   Visit our working farm for tour with a farmer and walk along the wooded nature trail animals.  Saturday only from 10-3  the farm shop will be open featuring Riverstone lamb and pork and seasonal veggies.

#38 Specialty Garden Design - Sales, tours, talks.


#39 Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary
Saturday, June 14, 11am - talk by Gunther Hauk on "Current state of the Honeybee".  Visit the bees & farm tours daily.


 #40 Wildwood Daylily Farm & General Store
  June 15 Antique Car Cruise 2-5pm with live music outside


Eat & Sleep 

#42  Dogtown Roadhouse -
Saturday Afternoon of Open Mic - Floyd music and performances

#43  Floyd Country Store - Jingle Tap Cafe'

Offering to pack picnic lunches for tour folks


#49  Red Rooster Coffee Roaster
Free Tastings  daily.    


#50  The Artist's Table 

During the Tour, treat yourself to special pricing on our Potter's Plates dining wares created by local artists and filled with culinary treats.



     Tour Activities

      for each day:
NOTE: These are TIME-SPECIFIC activities during tour. ALL SITES ARE OPEN ALL TOUR HOURS)

Friday, June 13


#35  Medicinal Herb Gardens at Blue Ridge Ctr Chinese Medicine (BRCCM)


    Open Bagua Class

 #22/33 Market Pavilion 

  10am- 8pm 

    Staffed Tour Info Table 

 #22  Floyd Artisan Market


    Downtown Community Pavilion

Saturday, June 14


#33  Farmers Market 



#22/33  Market Pavilion        

10:00am - 5:00pm

  Staffed Tour Info Table 


#39  Spikenard Farm

      Honeybee Sanctuary 


 talk by Gunther Hauk 

  "Current State of the Honeybee"


#35  Medicinal Herb Gardens at Blue Ridge Ctr Chinese Medicine  (BRCCM)


    Martial Arts Interactive Session

#35  Medicinal Herb Gardens at Blue Ridge Ctr Chinese Medicine  (BRCCM)


    Talk "The Id of Food"

Evening "Celebration of the Arts"


#29  The Jacksonville Center


Celebration of the Arts

   Gallery Opening Receptions

#42 Dogtown Roadhouse
8:00pm- until... -  
Music of Floyd

#40 Wildwood Daylily Farm & General Store


Music -  Marshall Bros & High Band -

Sunday, June 15


#22/33  Market Pavilion 


   Staffed Tour Info Table


#40 Wildwood Daylily Farm & General Store

  Antique Car Cruise with live music outside


 #13   3:00-6:00pm

  Sarvisberry Gallery& Studio 

   Continuum of Being Exhibit

          Opening Reception

       wine & cheese - all welcome!