aMuse Art & Craft Festival

Woodworking, printmaking, painting, collage, ceramics and more! aMuse Art & Craft Festival is Winchester’s only festival dedicated to the arts. With a committee of local arts professionals, we are community driven and proud to host artists from across the region to our charming little town.

• Shop original art and hand crafted gifts
• Watch artists in action
• See original, site specific art installations

Join local and regional artists and crafters showing and selling their works in a variety of mediums, including jewelry, art, leather goods, woodworking, ceramics, and more! This two-day event also features live demonstrations and hands-on creative activities. Barbecue from Jordan Springs Market, pizza from 3Fires Oven, seafood from the Skrimp Shack (Sunday only), wine, and beer will be available for purchase.

aMuse Art & Craft Festival will take place May 25 & 26 at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) in Winchester VA . The MSV is the region’s largest museum in the area attracting over 40,000 visitors a year.

Admission is FREE.

Plaid Friday and Shop Small Saturday

Escape the crazy hustle and bustle of the big box stores this year and shop local! Bring your friends and spend the day browsing the shops in Old Town for gifts that are truly unique.

Grab a cup of coffee, have a glass of wine, or enjoy lunch at one of Old Town’s restaurants. Gift certificates to local restaurants or breweries are also a great idea!

On this special weekend, shops will be offering special promotions, including a Shopping Passport. Pick up your Shopping Passport from a participating business in Old Town.

Visit 8 Old Town Winchester participating businesses for your chance to win a fabulous gift basket! Attach a receipt from any Old Town business for an additional chance to win! (max 10) Turn in completed passport and receipt(s) by Monday November 26 at Winchester Book Gallery or Espresso Bar.

Plaid Friday – Nov. 23

• Shop Small/Win Big Passport Promotion – Shop Small and Win Big over Plaid Friday and Shop Small Saturday! Participating businesses include The Polka Dot Pot, Winchester Brew Works, LoX Salon, Bluebells, Posh Pets Boutique, World’s Away Escape, Dharma Studio, Handworks Gallery, Espresso Bar and Cafe, Once Upon A Find, Eugene B. Smith Gallery, Simply Charming, Scarpa Alta, Murphy’s Beverage Company, The German Table, Tin Top, Thinker Toys, Fresco Kitchen, Old Town Stained Glass Studio, Taste Winchester History, Incredible Flying Objects, Fellowship of the Sip, Winchester Book Gallery, Time Traveler Toys and Collectibles, Runners’ Retreat, and First Night Winchester.
• Pick up your Shopping Passport from a participating business in Old Town.
• Visit 8 Old Town Winchester participating businesses for your chance to win a fabulous gift basket!
• Attach a receipt from any Old Town business for an additional chance to win! (max 10)
• Turn in completed passport and receipt(s) by Monday November 26 at Winchester Book Gallery or Espresso Bar.

• Winchester Book Gallery – Open 6am. Discounts all day long on all merchandise. Morning: 6-7am 25%, 7-8am 20%, 8-9am 15%. Night: 6-7pm 15%, 7-8pm 20%, 8-9pm 25%. Special Plaid Friday deal: Buy 5 or more books and get an additional 10% off your purchase, all day! Giveaways all day long including totes, books, posters, cookies, Pepperbiscuits bookmarks, and more!

• Murphy Beverage Company – Opening at 6am with 25% off for the 1st hour with mimosa’s, coffee and refreshments from the Espresso Bar. From 7a-8a a 20% discount, from 8a-9a a 15% discount and from 9a-10a a 10% discount.

• The Polka Dot Pot – 25% off items painted at 10 am seating. Reservations needed and must arrive by 10:15.

• Once Upon A Find – Opening at 8am. Complimentary coffee and donut with every purchase. Free $5.00 “Santa Bucks” good on every $25.00 purchase. Register for our door prize giveaway, no purchase necessary.

• Eugene B. Smith Gallery & Custom Framing – Open 10am-7pm.

• Posh Pets Boutique – Open 9am. 25% off all Christmas themed pet toys, beds, and holiday treats.

• Handworks Gallery – Open 8am. 20% off from 8a-9am, 15% off from 9-10am.

• Scarpa Alta – Open 7am. 40% off from 7-9am, 20% off from 9am-5pm. Storewide.

• Runners’ Retreat – Open 10am-8pm. $49 Clearance on all kids shoes*. $89 Shoes Clearance on select 2018 styles*. 75% off Winter Apparel Closeouts**. 65% off Summer Apparel Closeouts**. (*in stock items only) (**taken off regular price)

• Espresso Bar & Cafe – Open 6am.

• Blue Peacock Antiques – Open 9am. 10% discount on regular priced merchandise over $20.00. Hot apple cider for customers.

• Brewbaker’s Restaurant – 10% discount off the purchase of gift cards. 15% discount off the purchase of gift cards if you bring a receipt from a purchase made today at an Old Town business.

• Flavor Pourfection – Open 9am-8pm. 25% off entire store from 9am-10am, 15% off entire store from 10am-8pm.

• Knit 1 Purl 2 – Open 10:30am-4:30pm. 20% off all yarn and novelty flags.

• Simply Charming – Open 6am-9pm. Refreshments served. 20% off purchase 6-9am. 20% off an item (of choice) 9-6pm. Special edition Alex + Ani snow globe bracelet.

• Old Town Snow White Grill – Open 6am with coffee, hot chocolate, and egg sandwiches.

• Total Image & Workingman’s Store – Sales including assorted Under Armour Caps $14.99, assorted Men’s Wallets $9.99, assorted Ladies’ Flannel Hoodies $14.99, Ladies’ Camo Handbag $14.99, Men’s Wrangler Jeans (13MWZ) $28.99, Men’s, Ladies’ and Children’s Western Boots 15% off, select Jewelry by Montana Silversmith $14.99

Shop Small Saturday – Nov. 24

• Shop Small/Win Big Passport Promotion – Shop Small and Win Big over Plaid Friday and Shop Small Saturday!
• Pick up your Shopping Passport from a participating business in Old Town.
• Visit 8 Old Town Winchester participating businesses for your chance to win a fabulous gift basket!
• Attach a receipt from any Old Town business for an additional chance to win! (max 10)
• Turn in completed passport and receipt(s) by Monday November 26 at Winchester Book Gallery or Espresso Bar.

• Winchester Book Gallery – 9am-10pm. Indies First – a collaboration among publishers, retailers, and authors– is an annual campaign to celebrate independent bookstores. Hundreds of indies across the country will be hosting local authors and holding events on November 24. Other participating Indies First stores and authors may be found on IndieBound.org. Small Business Saturday, founded by American Express in 2010, is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It is a day dedicated to helping support the local businesses that help to create jobs, boost the economy, and preserve neighborhoods.

• Eugene B. Smith Gallery & Custom Framing – Open 10am-7pm.

• Posh Pets Boutique – Open 9am. 25% off all pet toys, beds, and pet clothing.

• Scarpa Alta – 20% off from 10am-5pm. Storewide.

• Runners’ Retreat – Open 10am-6pm. Store-Wide Staggered Sale:* 10AM – 12PM: 30% off, 12PM – 2PM: 20% off, 2PM – Close: 10% off. Stocking Stuffer Specials, Extended Plaid Friday Specials AND Refreshments! *sale items not included. Cannot be combined with any other sales or promotions. Valid only on same day purchases. Not to be applied to returns or exchanges.

• Murphy Beverage Company – Wine tasting 2-5pm.

• Lox Salon – Offering two specials for November 24th. $20 off color services or $25 off full highlights. Offers not to be combined.

• Blue Peacock Antiques – 10% discount on regular priced merchandise over $20.00. Hot apple cider for customers.

• Brewbaker’s Restaurant – 10% discount off the purchase of gift cards. 15% discount off the purchase of gift cards if you bring a receipt from a purchase made today at an Old Town business.

• Flavor Pourfection – Open 10am-8pm. 15% off entire store.

• Knit 1 Purl 2 – Open 10am-2pm. 20% off all yarn and novelty flags.

• Simply Charming – Open 10am-5pm. Refreshments served. Buy 3 Get 1 Free Blue Q socks. $5 fleece leggings. 3 for $10 Erimish bracelets. Free Scout tote & mystery coupon with purchase, while supplies last.

• Total Image & Workingman’s Store – Sales including Carhartt Jackets, Coats and Vest 30% off, Carhartt Pants and Bibs 10% off, Insulated Boots 15% off, Carhartt Keychain $9.99, assorted Men’s Wallets $9.99, select Jewelry by Montana Silversmith $14.99