2018 Floyd Artisan Trail Annual Tour
Venue: Downtown Floyd, Floyd
Directions: Google Map Link
Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Event Types: Music, Food, Miscellaneous, Arts & Theatre, Speaking Engagements
The Floyd Center for the Arts hosts the annual three-day Floyd Artisan Trail starting on Friday, June 8, 2018 through Sunday, June 10, 2018.
Artisan Trail Schedule:
• Friday, June 8: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
• Saturday, June 9: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
• Sunday, June 10: 12:00-5:00 pm
The free annual tour of over 30 artisans sites across Floyd will provide visitors a chance to join free lectures / workshops, tour working artists’ studios and organic farms, view pottery-making and woodworking demonstrations, purchase beautiful artwork, crafts, and farm products, learn about beekeeping, and make friends with sheep, alpacas, and goats. Many tour sites will offer refreshments for sale such as hand-dipped ice cream, wine tastings, fresh eggs, organic vegetables, pasture-raised meat, fresh-baked bread and pastries, even local distilled moonshine.
This year’s trail will feature returning and new makers of all kinds. artisan studios featuring fiber arts, jewelry, pottery, fine paintings, and woodworking. Galleries and shops on the tour include art cooperatives, country farm stores, local galleries and businesses representing numerous Floyd artists, as well as our host organization, the Floyd Center for the Arts.
Bluegrass, old time music, blues and dancing will be featured at several tour sites, to include the world famous Friday Night Jamboree at the Floyd Country Store and a live rock band at Dogtown Roadhouse on Friday and Saturday nights.
On one stop on the trail, participants will have a chance to meet the alpacas at a unique farm store, Ocotilla’s Mountainside Alpacas. At another stop on the tour, meet world-renowned beekeeper, Gunther Hauk, at Spikenard Honeybee Sanctuary.
Floyd is known for its inspired “new folk” approach to pottery. A variety of pottery studios across Floyd will be included in the tour. The tour will include Abby Reczek, Greta Pots, Sarah McCarthy Pottery, Frog Hollow Pottery, The Phelps Studios, and Wrenn Pottery. See the potters in action at these full-time working studios.
Numerous fine art studios have special activities and demonstrations planned. Find oil on canvas painting demonstrations by Joli Ayn Wood at her studio, quilt making at Calico & Old Lace. Woodworking demonstrations and information can be seen at Phoenix Hardwoods and St. Pierre Woodworking.
To view the tour listings, visit: http://floydartisantrail.org/tour-listings/
Visitor information will be available at the Floyd County Visitor Center and at The Floyd Center for the Arts. Visit either site for brochures that include information and a map of tour sites.
For more information, visit: http://floydartisantrail.org/
or call 540-745-2784 or email info@FloydArtisanTrail.org.