Thank you for your interest in the Lynchburg Region Artisan Trail!

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Let us help you market your business for success!

The City of Lynchburg and the Counties of Amherst, Appomattox and Campbell have partnered with the Artisan Center of Virginia to create an Artisan Trail for the enjoyment of our Central Virginia visitors. This is an exciting venture that will give the Lynchburg and county tourism offices a tangible tool for promoting the creative and agricultural artisan and related businesses of the region to entice visitors to the area.

To register to be a part of the Lynchburg Artisan Trail, or to ask questions of our team, fill out the form below:

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Don't forget to mark your calendar!

The Artisan Center of Virginia staff and Lynchburg Region Artisan Trail team are here to help you. We have scheduled the following opportunities for you to hear more about the Artisan Trail Network and ask questions:

  • Tuesday, November 21st Lunch and Learn, 11:30 a.m. at the American Civil War Museum, Appomattox: 159 Horseshoe Road
  • Tuesday, December 5th in Campbell County, time and place TBA
  • Friday, February 16th Lunch & Learn, 11:30 a.m. at Second Stage, Amherst: 194 2nd. Street

Or, come to the Naming Party!

Tuesday, January 23rd from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Point of Honor Historic Home in Lynchburg at 112 Cabell Street.

You are invited to participate in the naming of this newest Trail! Enjoy great food and camaraderie, while taking part in the naming process. While you're there, take time to see how being a member of the Artisan Trail Network can work for you, ask questions and maybe even join!

About the Trail:

A program of the Artisan Center of Virginia with support from the Virginia Tourism Corporation and Trail localities, Virginia's Artisan Trail Network connects artisan lovers to artist studios, galleries, retailers, agri- artisan farms, tasting rooms and markets, highlighting their stories and unique ways of life. The Artisan Trail will provide an enriching and intimate experience while linking with cultural points of interest, restaurants and accommodations.

Who Should Get on the Trail:

  • Bed & Breakfasts, Inns and Boutique Lodging
  • Independent Restaurants
  • 2D and 3D Artist Studios: Painters, Potters, Woodworkers/Cabinet Makers, etc.
  • Performing Arts Centers
  • Agri-Artisans: Farms, Breweries, Wineries, Markets, Pick-Your Own, etc.
  • Galleries and Virginia Artisan Retailers
  • Cultural Sites/ Attractions/ Festivals
  • And others!

How the Trails Works for You:

Did you know? From the 2014 Economic Impact study of the Artisan Industry in Virginia

  • The Virginia artisan industry is an economic driver, creating jobs, generating tax revenue and attracting a large number of visitors to the state
  • 1 out of 3 artisan customers are travelers
  • 1 out of 7 customers planned their trip around an Artisan Trail Customers purchase an estimated 8.6 artisan made goods per year 59% of sales are made at Artisan Trail locations

Get on the Artisan Trail and increase your marketing exposure with:

  • Our regional Artisan Trail page via the Artisan Trail Network website, (your personal page, mapping and digital tools to help you increase your visibility) in addition to connective trail-wide promotion efforts
  • Your listing on the LynchburgVirginia.org Trail page plus Amherst, Appomattox and Campbell County website links
  • Our Artisan Trail listing on Virginia.org
  • Our regional Artisan Trail inaugural print brochure/map distributed at City of Lynchburg and Amherst, Appomattox and Campbell County Visitor Centers; other Virginia community Visitor Centers; and Virginia Welcome Centers
  • And your very own fabulous Artisan Trail sign for display!

How to take advantage of this opportunity:

Ready to jump on board? Click HERE to begin your membership with our Artisan Trail program!

Contact the Artisan Center of Virginia/Artisan Trail Program at (540) 886-1684 or  admin@artisanscenterofvirginia.org

To be included in the inaugural publishing of the brochure/map, participants must be enrolled by March 1, 2018!  This will come sooner than you think!

For more information and invitations to events contact the Artisan Center of Virginia directly at 540-886-1684 or your area representative listed below.

City of Lynchburg:
Krista Boothby
Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator
Lynchburg Office of Economic Development & Tourism
Krista.Boothby@LynchburgVA.gov
(434)485-7269

Appomattox County:
Anne Dixon
Director, Appomattox County Parks, Recreation & Tourism
Anne.Dixon@AppomattoxCountyVA.gov 
(434) 352-5996

Campbell County:
Sarah Johnson
Economic Development Specialist
Campbell County Economic Development
smjohnson@campbellcountyva.gov
(434) 332-9869

Amherst County:
Vanessa Angus
Director, Amherst County Chamber of Commerce
information@amherstvachamber.com
(434) 946-0990