November 6-7, 2021
There have been few certainties in our lives over the past year and a half, but this year’s Fall Art Tour is certain to please everyone. The Tour will be available for your enjoyment both in person and online to allow visitors from near and far to meet and interact with Rappahannock’s many fine artists and see their wide range of artwork. If you prefer to enjoy the Tour from the comfort of your home, you will be treated to the displays of works from 40 studio artists and galleries and special features that acquaint you with the artists.
What You Won’t Want to Miss on This Year’s Tour: Rappahannock artists have been busy creating over the year in a wide range of media. More than 80 local artists are displaying in 30 studios and 10 galleries. Many renown artists are returning to the Tour and there are 6 exciting new artist studios. The wide range of artwork includes paintings in all media, furniture, drawings and engravings, sculpture, ceramics, photography, wood works, jewelry, book binding, glass works, and pottery. You can also see their work displayed online and can contact the artists for future appointments.
An Accommodating Twist on the Traditional: The Fall Tour has become a beloved Rappahannock tradition with many visitors returning each year and new guests quickly becoming devoted fans. Last year, because of the pandemic, Rappahannock Association for Arts and Community (RAAC) created popular monthly virtual exhibitions. This year, the pandemic is still with us but vaccinations and other protective measures make it possible for the majority of Tour artists and galleries to be open to visitors for the traditional in-person Tour experience. Those studio artists who are uncertain will rely on their online presence to arrange visits with interested visitors. The two options will ensure a safe and special experience for all.
Enjoy the Fall Art Tour—Your Way: The in-person and online Tour offerings will allow visitors to choose the way(s) in which they want to enjoy the Fall Tour. The in-person Tour will differ from prior years in that there won’t be a Headquarters Gallery as the starting point and there will be no admission. Instead, the website at www.FallArtTour.org will be the online headquarters gallery where you can get information, directions, and a downloadable map to open studios and galleries. There you will find everything you need for your special self-guided Tour through Rappahannock’s beautiful landscapes to the unique studios of their remarkable artists.