Lonesome Pine Artisan Trail
Lonesome Pine Artisan Trail: The artisans who live along the Lonesome Pine Artisan Trail draw from a culture steeped in mountain scenery to create masterpieces that reflect their rich heritage. Weavers transform white oak and hickory into traditional Appalachian baskets. Glass artisans create curios and exceptional pieces of jewelry. Quilts sewn by hand throughout the long winter months reflect spring in Appalachia: trillium, dogwood, and Virginia bluebells. Find beeswax candles, pottery, wooden bowls, handmade musical instruments, local wines and more inside the museums and shops, and throughout the areas festivals. Many artisans and musicians share their talents at schools, workshops and gatherings throughout the year, including the Mountain Music School at Mountain Empire Community College. The college is also the site of one of the region’s most popular craft festivals, Home Craft Days. The members of the Lonesome Pine Artisan Trail invite you to an experience that will last a lifetime.
For more information: http://www.roundthemountain.org/map/lonesome-pine-artisan-trail
M. Buren Bloomer
The Clapboard House/Appalachian Showcase, 207 West Main St., Wise, VA 24293 276-328-4470, clapboardhouse.com
Wood, pottery, jewelry, textiles, photography, books, music, food items and more
Southwest Virginia Museum Poplar Hill Cottage, at Southwest Virginia Museum State Park, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219, 276-523-1322, http://www.swvamuseum.org/poplar.htm
Quaint garden-themed cottage that is the perfect get-a-way in the beautiful scenic mountains of Southwest Virginia.
MountainRose Vineyards, Inc.
10439 N. Reservoir Rd, Wise, VA, 24293
Award winning wine.