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The Barn Swallow Artisan Gallery

Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Lots of interesting crafts by local artists. Very nicely displayed and labeled with prices. Outside... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Dianne S
Locally made pottery, textiles, etc.

Aa little hard to find out 250 West. Enter through the garden. A charming old building chock full... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
Charlottesville, Virginia
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It's not just a shop. It's not just a stop to pick out a gift... The Barn Swallow unfolds into a stroll through flower-strewn paths that open up into an early 1800's barn… filled with artisan craft that owners Janice Arone and Mary Ann Burk have...more
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796 Gillums Ridge Rd, Corner of Gillums Ridge Road and Route 250 west., Charlottesville, VA 22903-7603
+1 434-979-4884
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

Lots of interesting crafts by local artists. Very nicely displayed and labeled with prices. Outside gardens could use some attention

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dianne S
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Aa little hard to find out 250 West. Enter through the garden. A charming old building chock full of oneof-a-kind items. Gift ideas as well as treasures for your home. Tie it in with a visit to the Ivy Nursery. They're pretty close.

Date of experience: May 2018
Reviewed 7 May 2018

This is, bar none, the most beautiful gift shop in the Charlottesville area. You might drive right past it if you don't pay attention. Gorgeous selection of jewelry and home and garden goods. A visual feast. It has a boho vibe, with lots of wood,...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Molly S
Reviewed 8 March 2018

After collecting several pieces of Janice Arone's beautiful pottery @ Williamsburg's Occasion for the Arts, my sister zoomed me up last year to Charlottesville to celebrate my birthday with brunch at the Boar's Head Inn followed by the absolute treat of visiting the Barn Swallow...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Reviewed 27 January 2018

This is one of the few places in Charlottesville where you can experience the beauty of nature along with peace of mind.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Jikuza
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This shop with easy parking and a beautiful location when traveling west from Charlottesville, is packed with some really unique local fine artisan craft items. A nice variety and a knowledgeable staff as well.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Cindy M
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The Barn Swallow is a fun place to stop and shop at when you are traveling out to the Blue Ridge Parkway. They have interesting functional art pieces from local artists including jewelry, pottery, sculpture, textile art and more. The old barn is a beautiful...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Linda W
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This is such a fun little shop. The handmade creations make it the perfect spot to find an unique gift for someone special. I liked that the staff knew history / genre of the artists that I had questions about. They did not have as...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Tanner84
Reviewed 19 November 2016

This is a place that I would go to on rare occasion for an extra special gift. While they have a wonderful selection of top quality, unique, handcrafted items, the pricing is inline with this type of work. I definitely recommend going in to look,...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank EmersonL68
Reviewed 2 September 2016

I really, really wanted to like this place, but it was just too expensive for me. I did find some whale print placemats that were quirky and fun, but that's about the level I can afford! Lovely things, just too dear for me.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Katrien V
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