October Newsletter

With all the rain we have had this summer, we expect the fall color to be spectacular this year!

There is so much to do in Luray and Page County, and October is the most beautiful month to do it in. So if you haven’t been here lately, come visit us soon.

The best local activities (after visiting Shenandoah Moon, of course) include the month-long COLOR Art Show at the Warehouse Art Gallery (see below). The Heritage Festival at the Fairgrounds on Columbus Day weekend is a great family activity. Enjoy the fall colors along Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park, or from the back roads of Page County. Other top family activities include Valley Star Farm’s Pumpkin Patch, the Luray Rescue Zoo, and Luray Caverns.

We are pleased to welcome new business owner Lisa Smith to Main Street. Compass Tea Room, on Broad Street near the main stop light in town, is opening October 3. In addition to tea and other beverages, Lisa has a great collection of stylish and affordable American-made casual clothes.

October Classes

We have some new classes this month! Create an abstract masterpiece suitable for framing in Lucia King’s popular “Acrylic Pouring” class on Saturday, October 13 and 27. No painting or drawing skills required!

Lucia also teaches “Awaken Your Inner Artist”. Explore Composition (10/14) and Value (10/28). These Sunday afternoon classes are for artists or non-artists and can be taken individually or as a series.

Carol Lawrence kicks off the four session “Introduction to Knitting” class on Sunday, October 14. Learn to cast on and off, knit, pearl, and more as you make a pair of fingerless gloves.

I’ll be teaching two Saturday classes, including the new Leather & Pearl Earrings & Bracelet on October 13, and our popular Beaded Leather Wrap Bracelet class on October 21.

Remember, you can always book a private event with one of our teachers.Don’t forget our free Essential Oils class on Saturday, October 20 and Sit & Knit a week later on the 27th.

New Products & October Giveaway

Store ItemsWe just got five HUGE boxes of fall and gift merchandise last week. This is just a short list of some of our great new things!

  • New tunics from the Parsley & Sage’s fall collection.
  • Practical $16 knit hats with a rechargeable headlight, ideal for every guy and gal on your list.
  • Super soft three button and texting gloves in lots of colors, less than $10.
  • Adorable knit hats for girls and boys.
  • Scansafe crossbody bags in two sizes that protect your credit cards from electronic pick pocketing.
  • New colors and styles of our popular fringed infinity scarves, only $8 – $9!

The bridge closure and Main Street detour has hit us hard — cutting us off from most of the other shops and restaurants in Luray. We need your help to let people know that we are still here. All of the items in the photo will be part of our fall giveaway on Facebook.


It’s simple, just like and share the Facebook post with the item you like, and we will choose one winner a week after the item is posted. Hopefully you will be a winner!

COLOR at the Warehouse Art Gallery

Color art ExhibitColor is an amazing thing – it brings so much energy and enjoyment to our lives. “COLOR” is also the theme for Page Valley Art’s new exhibit at the Warehouse Art Gallery, which features 30 different artists and runs through the end of October. The exhibit is free — you can visit the Warehouse from 12-5pm, and weekends from 11am-5pm.

If you happen to be in town on October 19, 25 or 26, stop by the Warehouse and watch me make jewelry from 10am until noon. PotteryLady Cathie Miranda and stone carver Wendy Rome will also be demonstrating.

If you would like to know about other Arts events in Luray and Page County, including live music and performances, sign up for Page Valley Arts monthly newsletter. You can also check the Arts Council website and download the one-page monthly events schedule.