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"O, the places you'll go…" for great arts and crafts!

Mira, the St Brigid Press shop dog, overlooking autumn in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Here in the Central Blue Ridge region of Virginia, we are blessed to have an array of wonderful galleries and shops that curate and highlight the rich, diverse art and craft being made here. From pottery to book arts, painting to textiles, wood turning, jewelry, and much more, there is a veritable cornucopia of handmade beauty to explore.

Including, we must say, lovely letterpress printed items ;-)

St Brigid Press is fortunate to be included in the artisan offerings at a number of fine establishments. We thought we'd share their info, so the next time you're looking for art or crafts for your home or for giving, stop by and see what awaits!

Not in the area? No problem. Many of these shops ship anywhere in the world.

All best to all,

St Brigid Press

* Click on the gallery and shop names below (in green) to be directed to their website *

The Barn Swallow Artisan Gallery

More than 80 artists' work, including pottery and glass and fabrics, curated by Mary Ann Burk and Janice Arone and beautifully displayed in an early-1800s barn near Charlottesville, Virginia.

Photo courtesy of The Barn Swallow.

The Barker Gallery of Staunton

The area's newest fine art gallery, founded and curated by artist David Barker, featuring the work of Ann Deutermann, Sharon Morris Kincheloe, William Bishop, and many more in a gorgeous loft in Staunton's historic Wharf District.

Photo courtesy of The Barker Gallery of Staunton.

Stone Soup Books and Cafe

Wonderful collection of books (used, new, and vintage), homemade locally-sourced food (soups, salads, sandwiches), beautiful gardens, and artisan goods ~ all tucked into a 1895 farmhouse in Waynesboro.

Photo courtesy of Stone Soup Books and Cafe.

The Market at a.m.FOG

Food is an art and a craft, too! This new market, located in Afton, offers a wide selection of local organic fruits, veggies, meats, and now artisan goods from jewelry and painting to iron-work.

Photo courtesy of The Market at amFOG.

Black Swan Books and Music

Excellent stock of used and vintage books and vinyl records, including local/regional authors' works and regular live music events, in a great location in Staunton's historic Beverley Street shopping and dining district.

Photo copyright

Barrister Books

Thousands of excellent used and rare books, curated by Anthony Baker, in a sweet little shop near Staunton's historic courthouse. On display currently: miniature hand-made books from the Virginia Arts of the Book Center.

Photo courtesy of

The Sacred Circle

"Enlighten the mind, nurture the spirit," is this shop's motto, and they live up to it with a space packed with handmade fair-trade artisan gifts from around the world ~ books, CDs, wood crafts, jewelry, and much more.

Photo courtesy of The Sacred Circle.


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