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The art of tourism (and vice versa)

A few photos from last weekend’s 11th annual Artists of Rappahannock Studio and Gallery Tour, a production of the Rappahannock Association for Arts and Community, which proved again what a big draw the county’s unique artists and galleries are.
Rae’s back in her place: Rappahannock

Rae Gadke, serial creator of welcoming community centers/cafes in Rappahannock, has returned from a five-year sojourn in Florida — and, appropriately, her arrival is just in time to deliver her trademark sandwiches and soups (including her famous Hungarian mushroom soup)…
Around Sperryville, artists gear up for the tour

While a grand total of 21 artists open their personal studios Nov. 7-8 for the annual Artists of Rappahannock tour, nine of them are located in the southern end of the county to provide visitors with a kaleidoscope of creative…
International sculptor joins artists tour

If you are looking for sculpture that expresses the soul, look no further than the Main Street, Washington studio of Lisbeth Sabol. Sabol and her studio mate, Robert — a green Amazon parrot — will greet visitors as one of…
Another gem for the artists’ tour

Meet Gina Sweatt, an accomplished jewelry designer, who joins the Nov. 7-8 Artists of Rappahannock Studio and Gallery Tour as one of six artist studios new to the event this year, plus more on the Sperryville galleries on the tour.