THERE'S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE ON THE ARTISAN TRAIL NETWORK!

WE’RE NOT JUST BUILDING A TRAIL, WE’RE CULTIVATING A LOCAL ECONOMY!

ENROLL NOW TO ENJOY THESE BENEFITS:

MARKETING AND BRANDING

UNIQUE INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS PROFILE

CALENDAR AND DIGITAL MARKETING

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING FEEDS

DYNAMIC GOOGLE MAPPING


Participation Details

 

GENERAL CRITERIA – ALL ARTISAN TRAIL NETWORK SITES

  • The site celebrates the cultural diversity of the region and reflects positively on its heritage.
  • The site is well marked with a business sign (an ATN trail sign will be provided once qualified).
  • The site specifies and maintains regular business hours. Seasonal hours are acceptable. Businesses that are open to the public “by appointment only” or fewer than two days per week will be considered.
  • The site is visitor friendly, clean, safe and provides adequate restrooms, ample parking, directional signs, icon denoting handicap accessibility, etc.
  • The site’s parking area is easily accessible by 2 wheel drive vehicles (4 wheel drive only access areas do not qualify).
  • The site promotes, connects and collaborates with other participants on the Artisan Trail Network.
  • The site is featured or agrees to be featured on the Virginia Tourism Corporation website: Virginia.org 

Program Disclaimer: All trail site businesses/owners are solely responsible for complying with zoning regulations, ordinances, health and business licensing requirements as well as any required or discretionary insurance liability coverage in addition to taking steps to reduce/eliminate risk due to negligence.

The enrollment application is subject to review to ensure the business meets participation criteria. Once you are approved, you will receive an official 'welcome' with the login codes and a trail sign will be made available.

Complete Application

ARTISTS

Examples: Painters, jewelers/sculptors and other craft artisans, Production level artisans creating authentic Virginia collectibles

  • The artist’s studio has qualified as a business by presenting evidence of at least one of the following for approval: website; photo, maps, brochure, video or another expressed written method.
  • The artist’s studio may also provide demonstrations and/or workshops on their art.
  • The artist’s studio features 5 or fewer artists (including the owner of the studio). If more than 5 artists are featured, the site must upgrade to “an affiliate venue”.


$85 PER YEAR

+ $40 one-time setup fee

Open enrollment on the ATN is year ‘round with exposure online in real time, all the time.

Complete Application

ART-RELATED RETAIL VENUES / AFFILIATES

Examples: Locally-owned business where retail sales are made such as: galleries; retail shops; gift shops

  • The affiliate venue promotes original works and/or exhibitions featuring local artists.
  • The affiliate venue, gift shop and/or gallery prioritizes “American-made” with an emphasis on locally created art from the trail region. Shops with a strong product line of imports or crafts made from kits may not qualify.


$180 PER YEAR

+ $50 one-time setup fee

Open enrollment on the ATN is year ‘round with exposure online in real-time, all the time.

Complete Application

AGRI-ARTISANS

Examples: Agri- Artisans, Aqua-Artisans, Agro-Artisans, Wineries, Breweries, Distilleries, Cideries, Farmers Markets

  • The site has qualified as a business by presenting evidence of at least one of the following for approval: photo, exhibits, demonstrations, workshops, maps, brochures, video or another expressed written method.
  • The site’s agricultural and food products prioritize locally grown or produced goods.


$85 PER YEAR

+ $40 one-time setup fee

Open enrollment on the ATN is year ‘round with exposure online in real time, all the time. 

Complete Application

RESTAURANTS

Examples: Restaurants, Oyster Bars, Diners, Night Clubs, Cafés

  •  The site has qualified as a business by presenting evidence of at least one of the following for approval: photo, exhibits, demonstrations, workshops, maps, brochures, video or another expressed written method.
  • Serves Virginia-made beverages, condiments, produce, meats, and/or dairy products 


$150 PER YEAR

+ $50 one-time setup fee

Open enrollment on the ATN is year ‘round with exposure online in real-time, all the time. 

Complete Application

LODGING

Examples: Bed & Breakfast; Campsite; Cabin; Inn

  • The lodging site is locally-owned/managed.
  • In the event a lodging property does not qualify, yet the property has a restaurant serving Virginia-made beverages, condiments, produce, meats, and/or dairy products, it may qualify as a “restaurant” (see Restaurants tab for specific restaurant criteria).


$150 PER YEAR

+ $50 one-time setup fee

Open enrollment on the ATN is year ‘round with exposure online in real-time, all the time.

Complete Application

POINTS OF INTEREST

Examples: Historic & cultural centers; museums; information/ interpretive; educational; recreational; events/festivals

  • A point of interest site specifically features the Virginia’s cultural heritage within the region.
  • A point of interest site features educational activities that are open to the public and provide content whether artistic, environmental, historical, or business related.
  • A point of interest site features recreational and/or event activities 

 

$150 PER YEAR

+ $50 one-time setup fee

Open enrollment on the ATN is year ‘round with exposure online in real-time, all the time.

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Artisan Trail Network Sponsors

Virginia Commission for The Arts
Virginia is for Lovers
Take Home A Piece of Virginia

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