Join us for something special! We hope to see you.
Real. Pure. Maple. It’s the best.
Tucked away in the beautiful Back Creek valley of Highland County, Virginia is a retreat like no other. Go behind the scenes and learn about the methods and artisanal practices involved in making pure maple syrup.
Visitors are welcome!
Learn the “sweet facts” on a guided tour and sample some of our maple products. We are always working on new flavors and would love to share them with you.
For more information email Valerie & Pat Lowry at email@example.com or contact them on Facebook.
Experience the Magic of Hot Glass!
Sunspots is open with limited hours due to the coronavirus.
Watch Art Happen Daily at Sunspots!
Feel the heat of the furnaces as you sit close enough to ask questions and chat with our artists. We have three glassblowers that rotate in our studios and demonstrate LIVE for you, everyday. You can even buy the piece you watched them create!
Glassblowing demonstrations last until 4pm daily. We suggest calling ahead to ensure an artist is in the studio on the day of your visit. (Please call ahead to schedule groups of 10 or more.)
We are located in historic Staunton, Virginia. Visit our website to learn more about Sunspots Studios.
- Eco Printing
- Stained Glass
- Barn Quilt Painting
- Painting With Wood (Marquetry)
Creative learning in a tranquil environment.
Highland Country provides the perfect setting to learn new skills or perfect a technique as you work alongside other artists and crafters. Experienced teachers will lead hands-on instruction in one of seven possible classes: pottery, basketry, eco printing, photography, stained glass, barn quilt painting and painting with wood (marquetry).
This arts education program will be offered by the Highland County Arts Council in keeping with their mission to bring the arts to the community in which we live. Enjoy other popular events during the week such as the Participant Dinner and the Show & Tell.
This will offer an opportunity to learn basic skills, complete projects, and add a new dimension to your art. Class size is limited and personalized instruction will be a key element of each session.
NEW Workshops for 2020 with 3/4 and 5 day options to be offered. Register early!
More information and registration materials are available on their website.
Warm Springs Gallery is delighted to announce the Eighth Annual Bath County Plein Air Festival, celebrating the tradition of outdoor painting with some of the finest painters from Virginia and across the country. Thirty nationally acclaimed artists will set up their easels, pull out their paintbrushes and document the landscape and culture of Bath County, Virginia.
For seven days artists will paint picturesque scenes throughout Bath County. Visitors and locals will have the unique opportunity to observe artists as they paint on location. Listen and learn from daily artist demonstrations. Discover the talent and techniques behind this painting tradition and become a part of our flourishing arts scene. At the end of the week, join us for a Gala Celebration and cast your vote for the best painting at the Reception and Awards Ceremony. Explore one of the most beautiful small towns in Virginia while interacting with some of the nation’s top plein air painters.
Visit our website for more information.