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Address: 3 River Ln, Sperryville, VA 22740-2147
Phone Number: +1 540-987-8770
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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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awesome variety of art

River District is an awesome destination to view artwork from some VERY talented artists. Rappahannock is home a large number of artists. Call ahead though because word is that... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 26, 2016
Culpeper, Virginia
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Culpeper, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

River District is an awesome destination to view artwork from some VERY talented artists. Rappahannock is home a large number of artists. Call ahead though because word is that the building is being sold and the artists may need to relocate! I've heard many are going to Ginger Hill Antiques.

Thank hoograp
Richmond, va
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Nice place but nothing that I liked enough to even think about getting. There are some talented people displaying their art work.

Thank techgmu
North Garden, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

Let me start by saying that I'm more than a little biased since the Artisans Market at RDA sells my woodworking. That said, I can't imagine that you will be disappointed with the quality of both the art and the artisan wares at the gallery. Everyone there constantly refreshes their offerings and the gallery very effectively show cases the works.... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2015

River District Arts is a gallery that is a co-of of local artisans....mostly painters, potters, wood carvers, jewlery makers and one who made art using his/her handmade paper. I particularly liked the wood pieces - many of which were made from trees that were felled by a dramatic storm that passed through the area. I had a great chat with... More 

Thank Sharon G
Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2015

There aren't that many things to do in the area, so we stopped in here. They didn't have anything that we would have wanted to buy.

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Madison, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2015

We visited River District Arts in Sperryville again in April (we've visited many times in the past) during a special show featuring our friends, Richard Young and Leslie Barham. The show was terrific and the refreshments very special. This gallery is always fun and we always see something new. I got to see our other friend, Bonnie Dixon, from whom... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2015

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 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank gho4
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank shopper807

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