Virginia's Newest Destination is a Love Letter to the Arts, Music and Culture of Appalachia


(C) 2011 Heartwood

Virginia is a destination where history is found in every corner. In addition to its historical heritage Virginia delivers Heartwood, southwestern Virginia's Artisan Gateway. Travelers have the privilege to explore the rich culture, music, and artistic heritage of Heartwood. Music lovers have an opportunity to attend live concerts and jams at Heartwood's performance space and interact with the musicians. Merchandise and clothing are all on sale at The Crooked Road Store.

For travelers who desire more experience, The Crooked Road can plan a trip along the extensive music trail using Heartwood's interactive trip planning kiosks. Visitors will enjoy authentic and renowned old-time country and bluegrass music venues, along with outdoor recreation, museums, crafts, dining and historic and cultural programs.

Heartwood will also showcase southwestern Virginia's premiere artisans. All artisans who display and sell their work at Heartwood are members of Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Network. Visitors have the opportunity to meet and talk with artisans, see the work firsthand, visit craft venues, shop at galleries, take classes, plan trips and more. For those interested in making a purchase, there is an abundant variety of handmade arts and crafts available in the Heartwood galleries.

Culinary enthusiasts will get an opportunity to have a first taste of Southwest Virginia's regional food and wine through Heartwood's restaurant, the wine and coffee bar and gift shop. Chefs re-interpret traditional home cooking and use locally grown ingredients o create dishes that are adventurous and satisfying. Guests have the pleasure of purchasing homemade jams, jellies and much more.

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