Woven Mountains and River Bends
Refresh your spirit along mountain streams and the highest peaks in Virginia on the winding roads of Grayson County. The New River connects the valley from Independence to Galax and provides a muse for the artisans who draw inspiration from their natural surroundings. Many musical instruments on which the traditional ballads are played are crafted from Appalachian spruce and the wood turner works, much of their supply from local forests, from “stump to bowl.” Nature’s bounty provides flowers for lamp shades, clay for pots, natural dyes for alpaca fiber and inspiration for jewelers and painters. Visit a stained glass studio or adorn yourself with creations from master jewelers and fiber artisans who use native and natural elements. The artisans invite you to visit their home studios to share their incredible talents. Grayson County is adding to its long farming tradition with new local farmers’ markets.