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Address: 3 River Lane, Sperryville, VA 22740
Phone Number: +1 540-987-8770
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Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Description: Founded in May 2011, River District Arts is an eclectic group of more than...
Founded in May 2011, River District Arts is an eclectic group of more than a dozen artists working in a wide variety of media and styles including oil, watercolor, photography, ceramic and collage. They are the heart and soul of River District Arts. During your visit, you will experience artists at work in spacious, inviting and light filled studios. You will have an opportunity to talk with them about their latest creations and browse our Confluent Gallery feature regularly changing shows by local and regional artists. An adjacent Artisan Market features fine hand made craft from Virginia artisans. Plan to experience a wonderful selection of tapas and traditional Spanish cuisine at El Quijote. They are open for lunch and dinner Thursday through Monday. Please call for openings hours. Located in Sperryville's River District, RDA is housed in a beautifully restored post and beam apple packing facility from the 1930s era, with touches of sophisticated modern interior architecture combined with exposed beams, rustic wood floors and sliding barn doors. Openings Hours: Thursday % Friday: 11 am till 8 pm. Saturday & Sunday: 10 am till 8 pm.
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Great gallery in a rural setting

Great place to see and buy local art from pottery to photography. A nice restaurant located inside and antique store and whiskey distillery nearby. Fun destination to hit on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Great place to see and buy local art from pottery to photography. A nice restaurant located inside and antique store and whiskey distillery nearby. Fun destination to hit on your travels around rural Virginia.

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Hieronymus N, Owner at River District Arts, responded to this review

Dear "Love to Travel". Thank you for your nice review. I hope you enjoyed our two new art shows. Please come back in spring, when the dogwoods and the redbuds will be blooming; it is Rappahannock at its best! More 

Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This was my 6th visit to River District Arts over the last two years. I would go more often but live a bit too far away! I love the ambiance of the restored apple mill which combined with the fantastic artwork makes RDA a charming place to visit! The artwork and pottery are top notch and the exhibits have been... More 

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Amissville, VA
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This "gallery" is a mini "Torpedo Factory (Alexandria VA). Numerous artisans of all types many of which are there in their own spaces. Some of the artists are much friendlier than others - some have an overvalued self but you can find something by carefully perusing all that is available.

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Richmond, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This is a wonderful gallery with top quality artists and craftsmen. The pottery is grand and the staff so welcoming and knowledgeable. always my firt stop when I am looking for gifts.

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Arlington, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Tucked away on River Lane in Sperryville VA - off Rte 211, is a jewel of a place. Stop here on your way to or from the Shenandoah National Park It has avariety of fine art, photography crafts and pottery here. And there were wonderful Virginia crafts, pottery, felt, beautiful rugs, hand woven scarves, - a tapas and traditional Spanish... More 

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

I would like to say there is something here fir everyone. That us not the case. A grouping of diverse art styles that does not seem well organized. Expensive (is there a price on art?), off-center, not openly friendly.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

tucked in along side the river in the little town of Sperryville, Va., sits the River District Arts. Amazing renov done to this old apple barn structure that now showcases many talented local artists studios. Definitely a spot to stop and see great arts & crafts and enjoy the scenic mountain views from the large outside porch. Adjacent you will... More 

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Sierra Vista, Az, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I stopped at River Districts Arts and couldn't believe what a treasure exists in Sperryville. What a great selection of art - it's well displayed - well layed out and and well priced. A great stop just to visit and browse and enjoy. Congrats to the local artists and to RDA's management - You've created something that can be enjoyed... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

River District Arts is located in a wonderful old apple packing building in the heart of beautiful Rappahannock County. The facility has a number of studios featuring a range of fabulous artistic works by some of the Rappahannock's best artists. I understand a tapas/Spanish restaurant will be opening in the building in very near future. Just a few steps a... More 

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Haymarket, Virginia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

If you are like me and enjoy furnishing the walls of your home with original art, this is a great place to be. They have a wide selection of artists using various media. I have a hard time going and not bringing something home with me. Even if you're simply invested in seeing what local artists are up to, it's... More 

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