Category Archives: Artists, Authors and Musicians

Virginia artists are widely recognized as visionaries. From the Nobel Laureate poet Rita Dove to Shakespeare theatre in the round, Virginia is rich in art experiences. Va Wine Country has much to offer from local bands playing at a vineyard to huge stadium shows by musicians like the Dave Matthews Band and Pharrell Williams who grew up here.  Our Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond is a world-class art museum and is in good company with the nearby Smithsonian, Museum of the Shenandoah and the Chrysler Museum to name just a few. Talented authors call also Virgina home: John Grisham, David Baldacci, Jan Karon and Rita Mae Brown among others. Ballet and contemporary dancers, painters, sculptors, designers, sketch artists, carvers and more create beautiful objects that enrich life. Virginia Wine Country is rich in culture and beauty. Read on to learn more about the artists, authors and musicians that make Va Wine Country such a beautiful place to live and visit.

Shakespeare at the Barboursville Ruins

Read about the revival of dinner theater Shakespeare at the Ruins by Four County Players [...]

Nature Inspired Art

Watercolor artist Maria Pace creates nature-inspired art in her studio. She creates delicate nature-inspired designs [...]

A Man of Many Talents

Get to know Charlottesville Musician and Painter Darrell Rose as he shares his passion for [...]

Equestrian Artist Martha Strawther

Meet equestrian artist Martha Strawther. In addition to her love of horses and talent for [...]

Award-Winning Vocalist René Marie

Join us On Stage with Award-Winning Vocalist René Marie and learn about how she overcame [...]

Lara Call Gastinger’s Gold Medal Botanical Art

Virginia Artist Lara Call Gastinger shares her Gold Medal Botanical Art as it pairs science [...]

The Creative Talents of Will Overman

Learn The Creative Talents of Will Overman and how this singer-songwriter who appeared on "The [...]

In the Studio with S. Ross Browne

In the studio with S. Ross Browne, see how this Virginia artist creates positive and [...]

The Chamomile & Whiskey Band

Charlottesville-based band Chamomile & Whiskey shares stories of their beginning as they release new tracks. [...]

Books on Every Wine Lover’s Reading List

These Books on Every Wine Lover's Reading List are a great way to expand your [...]