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.

  • 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 Clark

    Amy Clark 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 [...]

  • Barbara Bowers

    Ms. Bowers is a native of Galax and Carroll County.  She worked in the Carroll County Treasurer’s Office for 20 years.  Her love of crafting magnetic jewelry has been a hobby for over 20 year.

  • 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 [...]

  • Bertha Conner

    Bertha is a quilter, having been hand quilting since 1980 She loves working with quilts. Her son, Bud is a wood turner. He began working with wood in 2005 and makes cutting boards, rolling pens, bowls, wine stoppers, and pens. They reside in Woolwine, Virginia. Their work is displayed at Carroll County Tourisim Office, Hillsville, Read more [...]

  • Bonnie Appleby

    Bonnie and husband moved to Spring Valley, Virginia some thirty years ago. They are both nature lovers and are enjoying Virginia. Bonnie began pressing and drying flowers, with wildflowers being some of her best picks. She loves bringing flowers indoors whey they cannot exist outside. Her flower cards can also be framed and makes a Read more [...]