Mar
22
Fri
Spring Sip & Shop @ Grovewood Gallery Tickets
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am – Mar 23 @ 5:30 pm
Spring Sip & Shop @ Grovewood Gallery

Grovewood Gallery celebrates spring with their annual Sip & Shop event, which will take place from 10am – 5:30pm on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23. Enjoy complimentary wine and treats, craft demonstrations by local artisans, and a 10 percent discount on gallery merchandise. Visitors can shop two expansive floors of finely crafted furniture, ceramics, jewelry and much more, contributed by over 400 artists and craftspeople from across the United States.

Apr
27
Sat
Artisan Saturdays @ Explore Park Tickets
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Artisan Saturdays @ Explore Park

On April 27, June 8 and August 10 from 10:00AM – 3:00PM Roanoke County’s Explore Park will host Artisan Saturdays. Located on the Blue Ridge Parkway, at mile post 115, the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center and Gift Shop will have local artisans on hand to demonstrate a number of uniquely different crafts. Gourd work, jewelry making, plein air painting, fiber art, and woodworking are just a few of the demonstrations that will be showcased during the Artisan Saturday’s season. The day may also include book signings, live music, food vendors, and informative fun presentations. Artisans from Southwest Virginia whose work reflects both creativity and quality craftsmanship will be available for questions during the demonstrations. Additionally, their original pieces of work will be for sale.
Educational and fun craft activities for children will be available along with the amenities that the park has to offer. Make a whole day of it and take advantage of Explore Park’s hiking and biking trails and view the historical buildings at the park. Bring the fishing gear and fishing license to spend an hour or two on the Roanoke River or visit the museum located in the Visitor Center. Explore Park’s Visitor Center Gift Shop, newly redesigned and expanded, is open from 9:00AM to 5:00PM for all refreshment needs. The gift shop is home to a variety of local artisan wares that are available for sale along with Explore Park memorabilia, T-Shirts and fun items for the children.

May
24
Fri
Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational @ Burnsville Town Center Tickets
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – May 26 @ 3:30 pm
Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational @ Burnsville Town Center

The Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational showcases the art of hand building fine, stringed instruments. The three-day event includes exhibits, workshops, a concert and more, with some of the most talented luthiers in the Southeast participating. Jay Lichty of Tryon, North Carolina, is the host luthier.

Festivities kick off Friday evening (7 p.m.) with a free luthier jam at Homeplace Beer Co. The public is invited to explore exhibits and workshops throughout the day Saturday (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.). Saturday night (7:30 p.m.), guitar virtuoso Kaki King performs a concert at Parkway Playhouse.

Jun
1
Sat
Quick Draw @ Laurel Ridge Country Club Tickets
Jun 1 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Quick Draw @ Laurel Ridge Country Club

A fun lively event where professional artists race the clock to start and complete a work of art in one fast-paced hour while you watch.

Artists provide a glimpse into their worlds of pottery, woodwork, metal sculpture, fiber arts, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, fused glass, oils, jewelry design and basketry. Meet the artists and enjoy delicious food in a spectacular setting.

Entertaining and enlightening!

Jun
8
Sat
Artisan Saturdays @ Explore Park Tickets
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Artisan Saturdays @ Explore Park

On April 27, June 8 and August 10 from 10:00AM – 3:00PM Roanoke County’s Explore Park will host Artisan Saturdays. Located on the Blue Ridge Parkway, at mile post 115, the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center and Gift Shop will have local artisans on hand to demonstrate a number of uniquely different crafts. Gourd work, jewelry making, plein air painting, fiber art, and woodworking are just a few of the demonstrations that will be showcased during the Artisan Saturday’s season. The day may also include book signings, live music, food vendors, and informative fun presentations. Artisans from Southwest Virginia whose work reflects both creativity and quality craftsmanship will be available for questions during the demonstrations. Additionally, their original pieces of work will be for sale.
Educational and fun craft activities for children will be available along with the amenities that the park has to offer. Make a whole day of it and take advantage of Explore Park’s hiking and biking trails and view the historical buildings at the park. Bring the fishing gear and fishing license to spend an hour or two on the Roanoke River or visit the museum located in the Visitor Center. Explore Park’s Visitor Center Gift Shop, newly redesigned and expanded, is open from 9:00AM to 5:00PM for all refreshment needs. The gift shop is home to a variety of local artisan wares that are available for sale along with Explore Park memorabilia, T-Shirts and fun items for the children.

Aug
10
Sat
Artisan Saturdays @ Explore Park Tickets
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Artisan Saturdays @ Explore Park

On April 27, June 8 and August 10 from 10:00AM – 3:00PM Roanoke County’s Explore Park will host Artisan Saturdays. Located on the Blue Ridge Parkway, at mile post 115, the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center and Gift Shop will have local artisans on hand to demonstrate a number of uniquely different crafts. Gourd work, jewelry making, plein air painting, fiber art, and woodworking are just a few of the demonstrations that will be showcased during the Artisan Saturday’s season. The day may also include book signings, live music, food vendors, and informative fun presentations. Artisans from Southwest Virginia whose work reflects both creativity and quality craftsmanship will be available for questions during the demonstrations. Additionally, their original pieces of work will be for sale.
Educational and fun craft activities for children will be available along with the amenities that the park has to offer. Make a whole day of it and take advantage of Explore Park’s hiking and biking trails and view the historical buildings at the park. Bring the fishing gear and fishing license to spend an hour or two on the Roanoke River or visit the museum located in the Visitor Center. Explore Park’s Visitor Center Gift Shop, newly redesigned and expanded, is open from 9:00AM to 5:00PM for all refreshment needs. The gift shop is home to a variety of local artisan wares that are available for sale along with Explore Park memorabilia, T-Shirts and fun items for the children.