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County Seeking Local Artisans to Join Monticello Artisan Trail

February 2, 2011

The Artisans Center of Virginia urges local Nelson, Albemarle and Charlottesville craft-artisans, agri-artisan farms and supporting businesses to enroll onto the "Monticello Artisan Trail" by March 1, 2001.

The Monticello Artisan Trail will consist of a series of driving trails looping through the communities of Nelson and Albemarle Counties, including City of Charlottesville to attract visitors who wish to experience the creativity, bounty and beauty of the area. Trail sites along the Monticello Artisan Trail will include local artisan studios and craft venues, farms and markets, as well as businesses that provide food, lodging or are a point of interest for the visiting traveler.

"Launching the first of the statewide artisan trails, the 'Monticello
Artisan Trail' promotes Nelson and Albemarle Counties as a destination for the artisan craft lover. The Trail links the artisan community with the existing winery, brewery and orchard trails as well as the many local establishments that make our area a welcoming experience for visitors," said Tommy Bruguiere, Nelson County Board of Supervisors and Proud Agri-Artisan.

The Monticello Trail is part of a statewide Artisan Trail Network with distinct community loops that are designed to attract visitors to artisan studios, agri-artisan farms and local craft businesses.

There are three ways to enroll in the program:

1) Bring yourself, interested friends, your lunch and your questions to a "Monticello Artisan Trail LUNCH-N-LEARN":

a. Thursday, February 10th from 12:30 - 1:30 PM at the Nelson Center, 8445 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston, VA

b. Tuesday, February 22nd from 12:00 - 1:00 PM at the Albemarle
Community Development Building, Meeting Room B, located at the Albemarle County office building at 401 McIntire Road in Charlottesville, VA.

RSVP: trails@artisanscenterofvirginia.org

2) Enroll online by visiting the Monticello Artisan Trail page at the ACV website.

3) Email ACV and request a "Monticello Artisan Trail Participation Toolkit" at trails@artisanscenterofvirginia.org


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