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2nd Friday Art Walk. Take a Sip, stroll and see!

ArtWalk Sign

The once a month art walk event draws residents and visitors from all over the area who enjoy the opportunity to view a wide variety of artwork on display from local and regional artists while socializing with friends and merchants.

Commercial locations in Colonial Beach provide space to exhibit the fine workmanship.  Many of the locations are near the Town Commons and include local shops, Bed & Breakfasts and restaurants. 

Brochures, maps and information are available at each participating location. Held year-round the 2nd Friday of each month from 6:00pm - 9:00pm, admission is free, and free parking is readily available on the street and in several local lots.

2024 June 14 Art Walk Locations
Sip and Stroll Logo

New for the November 2022 Art Walk was the establishment of a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area where you can Sip and Stroll! (Postponed to December due to weather)

For this first event, beverages were purchased at these downtown, Virginia ABC-licensed businesses:

Colonial Beach Brewing
Monroe Bay Winery (Washington Ave. location)
Oomboon Restaurant
Raven’s Point Restaurant
Tides Inn Market

Attendees were able to take their Sip & Stroll beverages onto the premises of the following businesses during the November event:

Coldwell Banker Elite
Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce
Colonial Beach Printing
Dockside Realty
Hawthorne Mercantile/The Hive
Jarrett Thor Gallery/Colonial Beach Artist Alliance
Julie’s Coffeehouse
Riverview Inn

The Art Walk is sponsored by the Colonial Beach Artists’ Guild in cooperation with area merchants. Their mission is to bring more visual arts to the community and offer educational opportunities, while sharing interests and having fun.

Sample Art Walk Map

NOTE: The route and venues vary, so be sure to pick up a current map at one of the stops for that month's featured artists and locations.

1. Potomac River Fisheries Commission bldg, 222 Taylor St.

2. Jarrett Thor Fine Arts Gallery, 100 Taylor St. #101 (see photo below)

3. Pottery By Hand (building for sale) and the adjoining Studio A at 10 & 10A Hawthorn.

4. Riverview Inn motel on Hawthorn.

5. Esco Limited (closed) on Hawthorn. 

6. Visions By Shirl (closed) at 116 Hawthorn #C-2.

7. Colonial Beach Museum, 128 Hawthorn St.

8. Tides Inn B&B, 200 N. Irving Ave. 

9. LaLa's Hair Studio (now Colonial Beach Brewing) at 215-A Washington Ave.

10. Coldwell Banker Elite Realty, 233 N. Irving Ave.

11. Griffin Gallery (closed) 222 Wilder Ave.

Other participating locations include/have included Bay Haven Landscape Design Studio, Espresso Station (The Tattle Tale Cafe) at 215 Washington Ave., Fat Freda’s (Kelsea's Kitchen) now Suki The Cuisine at 119 Hawthorn, the Lighthouse Restaurant & Lounge at 11 Monroe Bay Ave and more.

art walk map

One fine spring day I hopped on my bike and made a few stops on the route to see some of the amazing works by these incredibly talented artists. One of the places I visited was the Wide River Gallery, (which later became Attica) and there was a good crowd in attendance, admiring the items on the gallery walls, talking and snacking on some yummy appetizers.

ArtWalk at Wide River Gallery

At the Jarrett Thor Gallery I was blown away by an amazing Giclee print of The Bell House B&B (currently a private residence), former home of telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell. It was just stunning.

thor gallery

Come out on the Second Friday of each month between 6 - 9 p.m. and join in the fun!

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Some Art Walk Archives

2023 ArtWalk June 9th
November 11th 2022 Artwalk2022

Friday, June 11, 2021 6:00 p.m. Art Walk

  • JarretThor Fine Arts is featuring Artist Vicki Marckel from Maryland. Stop by from 6-9 PM to say hi to Vicki and view her new cityscapes. Their partner. Artists Alliance, will have a variety of works from regional artists. 
  • Colonial Buzz Espresso Bar is featuring the art of Robert Wayt Smith and John Barber.
  • The Museum will be showcasing the fiber art of Judith McIrvin and the literary arts will be represented by author Pocahontas Schuck. You can also enter a free raffle to win a vintage "Jumbo" bottle from the Colonial Beach Bottling Company which operated here in the 1920's.
  • Dockside Realty at 104 Taylor Street will feature art by the Northern Neck Art Alliance.
  • RMS Design (new venue!) at 106-A North Irving Ave. features Jackie Shepard's images for Hawthorn Street which were designed for Downtown Colonial Beach.
  • The Chamber of Commerce offices at 106 Hawthorn will show the art of Michele Costello.
  • Colonial Beach Playhouse at 108 Hawthorn has donated artwork and other items which will be auctioned off to fund theater renovations.
  • Hawthorn Mercantile at 116 Hawthorn is open in support of the event.
  • Holistic Haven has works by Jay Hall and Ichshe (Diane Davis)
  • Monroe Bay Winery's tasting room on Washington has work by local artists.
  • Colonial Beach Brewing at 215-C Washington Ave.
  • Coldwell Banker Elite at 223 North Irving has new work by Colonial Beach Artist Guild members.
  • Colonial Beach Community Garden on Washington Ave. will showcase art outdoors, weather permitting.
  • Steve Griffin Studio (new venue!) at 29-A Colonial Ave. has paintings by Steve Griffin
  • Dell Ford Studio at 29-B Colonial Ave has paintings by Dell Ford.

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