Artisan Marketplace

’Round the Mountain: Arts & Crafts

Artisans who sell their work at the SWVA Cultural Center & Marketplace are members of ‘Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Network. They are masters of their media, carefully selected through a rigorous jurying process.

Artisans appear at demonstrations to meet and talk with visitors about their work.

’Round the Mountain is a non-profit economic development organization working to cultivate and promote sustainable economic development in Southwest Virginia by focusing on the crafts, heritage and traditions of the region. ’Round the Mountain serves 19 counties and 4 cities in Southwest Virginia. 


A soaring space retailing the art and craft of over 200 artisans from Southwest Virginia who have been juried by fellow artisans. From traditional pottery and quilting to modern paintings and glasswork, you’ll learn the stories of our traditional art and explore over 5,000 pieces for sale.


The Marketplace hosts four seasonal markets each year. All members of ’Round the Mountain are invited to participate as vendors at these events. In addition to local, handcrafted art, our markets often feature live music, children’s activities, book signings, and are fun for the entire family!

Artisan Information

To have your work sold at the SWVA Cultural Center & Marketplace, you must be an active member of ‘Round the Mountain and have your work approved through our jurying process. Click here for more information on joining ’Round the Mountain.

Jury sessions take place twice a year, typically in April and September. Click here for more information.

Please contact the SWVA Marketplace Manager, Jamee Gillespie, if you are interested in submitting your book. Staff will determine if your book(s) is a appropriate fit for the SWVA Marketplace.

Jamee Gillespie

Marketplace Manager