Charlotte Pollard

Diane Shields

Emily Booth

Artisans at the Visitor Center

We take great pride in displaying and consigning for the artisans in and around our community.  The arts and crafts you find on display have been through a jury process to ensure that they are handcrafted and create a beautiful display of the talent in our region.  Our arts and crafts village within the Visitor Center is open 7 days a week from 9AM-5PM with the exception of major holidays, please stop by and take a piece of hand crafted here in the Blue Ridge home with you and we thank you for supporting our local artisans.

  • Accents With Love

    Terrie Timmerman and Sharon LaCombe operate Accents With Love and make pillows.  They are glad that their pillows will be a part of a home.  Their fabrics are high-end, handpicked and made with loving care.  There is nothing that they want to do more than encourage, so they make their pillows with that is mind.  Read more [...]

  • Adrian Childress

    Adrian Ann) studied clay and  fiber arts at Florida State University, receiving a B.S. and the University of Tennessee, receiving a M.S. and she has taken classes at Arrowmont,John C. Campbell and Penland.  A Florida native, Adrian has lived in Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia over the past 30 years while working for Read more [...]

  • Alfred C. Knight

    Alfred is author and illustrator of the novella  “Wing Toward The Stars”.  He was involved with Appalachian timber and coal industries for 15 years.  As a fan of bluegrass music, he plays a banjo and attends various bluegrass music festivals, including the Galax Old Fiddlers Convention.  Alfred is a member of several choral groups and Read more [...]

  • Amanda Boyd

    Amanda Boyd is a North Carolina native, moving to Carroll County, Virginia at age three. She never could find hair barrettes she liked for her two daughters ages six and three, so she began creating them. Now, her daughters are older and have begun helping create designs using different color combinations. An added bonus is Read more [...]

  • Amy MacConnell

    Amy MacConnell is a native of North Carolina and owns her own business-Amys Dips.  She makes yummy mixes like stuffed baby portabellas, artichokes, spinach, as well as what doesn’t kill you mixes.  Amy travels to shows and fairs in the southeast sampling and  selling her mixes.   Amy’s dip mixes are on display for sale in Read more [...]

  • B. Todd Shaw

    Todd Shaw has over twenty-five years of experience in residential construction and fine woodworking. He is also an author, professional speaker and the maker of Foggy Top Turkey Calls. Todd is an Eagle Scout and Scoutmaster of Troop 424 in Galax, Virginia. He has also authored “A Scout Is” Todd and his wife reside on Read more [...]

  • Barbara Downs Caton

    Barbra Downs Caton is a retired middle school teacher. She found that painting watercolors was a natural transition from the chaos of the classsroom. Both are unpredictable and sometimes difficult to control. Her paintings are inspired by the amazing details of nature,focusing on the close-up of nuances of color and shape. Her work is on Read more [...]