The Artisans Center of Virginia (ACV) fosters artisan-focused economic growth, develops vibrant communities, and facilitates connective visitor experiences. As an entrepreneur development organization, ACV develops and implements systems and strategies to improve economic outcomes for Virginia artisans and their communities while assisting them in promoting their local artisan culture.
Artisan entrepreneurship exists in abundance across the state and as a hard-working, talent-based industry made up of creative and agricultural businesses it is of growing significance on Virginia's economic landscape.
The Artisan Trail Network is deliberately coordinating efforts to leverage this talent into a recognized and established industry that is connected, branded, promoted and celebrated. Now, more than ever, diversifying economic development initiatives statewide to elevate artisan enterprises is critical to sustaining the authentic work, cultural and economic contributions that these entrepreneurs make daily as they uniquely contribute to the vitality and character of Virginia communities.