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The Floral Artistry of Becky Parrish

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How I Became a Crazy Chicken Lady
Backyard chicken “farming” has become quite popular over the past few years. The fact is, it’s easy, inexpensive, and just about anyone can do it.
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Treasures of the Piedmont
A Case of Horse Feathers: Antiques specialist Kirsten Dueck discovers an “old” horse head is neither antique or unique.
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Old Towns: Gordonsville
In Gordonsville, History — and Historically Good Fried Chicken
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Upcoming Events


Historic Garden Week House & Garden Tour- Walking Tour of Historic Gordonsville
Apr. 26, 2014
@ 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Celebrate Historic Garden Week with a special walking tour of Gordonsville on April 26, 2014 from 10am to 5pm sponsored by the Dolley Madison Garden Club.  Gordonsville, a charming southern town of quaint shops and galleries, features a noted Civil War museum and critically acclaimed restaurants in the heart of historic central Virginia.  The Historic Garden Week walking tour will include three private homes and gardens as well as special events and very special cuisine. Tickets are available on-line at  Proceeds go to the Garden Club of Virginia for use in restoring historic gardens throughout the Virginia.

Prince William

Intersections of Art and Life by William Woodward & Becky Parrish
Apr. 15, 2014 through May. 24, 2014

William Woodward and Becky Parrish bring to light Intersections of Art and Life through their artistry depicting both visual and emotional compositions including some of Woodward’s “Seven Deadly Sins Series”. Parrish counteracts Woodward’s boldness with her works of serene beauty and layers of grace. Artist/Organization: Arts Consulting International, LLC. Gallery Reception: Thursday, April 24, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Buchanan Partners Art Gallery is open to the public Tue-Sat, 10 am-6 pm, Thur., 10 am-8 pm and two hours before performances. For more information about the current exhibit, visit  


Events at River District Arts
Feb. 12, 2014 through Dec. 31, 2014

  • Makin' It in Virginia - Artisan Center of Virginia  February  15 -  April 13. A collaboration between the Artisan Center of Virginia and River District Arts featuring a collection of fine hand-made craft by juried members of the Artisan Center of Virginia at RDA  to highlight the creative talent of artisans who are makin' a living makin' craft in Virginia. In conjunction with this exhibit, there will be a series of five Makin' It in Virginia seminars for artisans to fine tune their business aptitude and an enrollment desk for artisans and other enterprises who want to participate in the Artisan Trail that is being developed in Rappahannock County. River District Arts, 3 River Lane, Sperryville. 540-987-8770, Ext # 3.
  • Second Annual Rappahannock Creates  April 19 - June 15. Artistic talent abounds in Rappahannock County. This spring exhibit brings well deserved attention to the artists who create paintings, photography, sculpture, fine craft and furniture here in Rappahannock County.  
  • Virginia Equine Artist Association June 21 -  August 10. A group exhibit featuring equine and canine paintings, photographs and sculpture by members of the prestigious Virginia Equine Artists Association. This ain't your typical dog and pony show!   
  • Plein Air Shenandoah  August 16 - October 12. A group exhibit by artists who were invited to participate in multiple plein air paint outs to create paintings that capture the natural and timeless beauty of the Shenandoah experience.  This show has also been humorously referred to as Fifty Shades of Green! 
  • Second Annual Piedmont  Virginian Artist Showcase October 18 - December 28. Establishing itself as the premier annual art exhibit in the Piedmont, this juried exhibit is sponsored by Piedmont Virginian Magazine and hosted by River District Arts.  You won't find a better art exhibit in the Piedmont region!
River District Arts, 3 River Lane, Sperryville. 540.987.8770.
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