Virginia Celebrates American Craft Week

by Casey Higgins | Posted: Oct 2, 2014 | Updated: Mar 18, 2019

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It always makes me feel good to know I’ve supported local businesses, especially the artisans. I often look for handmade jewelry, scarves and sketches to store away for gift-giving, and this week – American Craft Week, October 3-12, 2014 – celebrates those treasures I love.

Jeaneane McKinnon, an artisan at Cave Arts in Abingdon, poses with her hand made jewelry.

Jeaneane McKinnonis an artisan at Cave Arts in Abingdon.

This season has many of us out and about anyway, soaking in the fall color, enjoying cooler temperatures, and tasting the local food, wine and craft beer. Why not also seek out the local galleries and shops to discover beautiful, and often affordable, homegrown artistry that awaits?

Make a scenic drive out of the Virginia Artisan Trails. There are more than 20 to choose from, and they’re all over the state. Wherever you want to go, there’s an artisan trail dotted with treasure troves nearby.

Williamsburg Gallery Crawl

Williamsburg Gallery Crawl

American Craft Week Events:

Other Crafts to Consider:

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