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


  For information during the tour - visit  the Jacksonville Center for the Arts (Site #22) or The Floyd Visitor Center - downtown Floyd across from the county Courthouse (#38)  for information, brochure and map, and updated daily schedule. 

To view all Artisan Trail Tour Sites visit the

   Tour Participants and Map page



All 38 sites are open ALL tour hours Fri/Sat 10-5 & Sun 12-5

Below are special Demos & Offers on-going throughout the 2015 June Tour:

             (updates and additions will continue until tour dates.) 




Artisan Studios


#2  Calico & Old Lace
Free motion Machine Quilting demonstrations


#6  Marsha Slopey Paulekas' Studio painting demos

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 Paintings by Joli Ayn Wood 

Painting works in progress


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

#9 Poor Farm Pottery - Seth Guzovsky & Andrea Denniston  
Ongoing pottery demos


#10  Red Sheep workshopMosaic, goat kids & lambs


#12 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.


 #13 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.


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


Galleries & Shops :   


#16 Bell Gallery & Garden


         Daily craft & art demonstrations. Plant & Herb Sale


 #21 St. Pierre Woodworking & Sawmill-Tours 


#23 Old Church Gallery 
           Early musical history of Floyd County 


 #22 The Jacksonville Center for the Arts
         on-going workshops and demos. Hayloft Gallery & Breezeway Gallery ooen.



Farms & Farm Markets


 #26  Broadened Horizons Organic Farm - 
Farm Tours, skill sharing & demos


  #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.  


#28  Riverstone Farm   Visit our working farm for tour with a farmer and walk along the wooded nature trail animals. the farm shop will be open

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


#31 Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary
Saturday, June 13, 1pm  - talk by Gunther Hauk on "Current state of the Honeybee".  Visit the bees & farm tours daily.


 #32 Wildwood Daylily Farm & General Store
  Daylily Garden Seminar from 2-3pm on Friday, Live Bluegrass Saturday 7-9pm 


Eat & Sleep


#33 Floyd Country Store - Jingle Tap Cafe'

Offering to pack picnic lunches for tour folks


#36  Red Rooster Coffee Roaster
Free Tastings  daily. Will NOT be open on Sunday 




     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!