The Pickin' Porch is dedicated to providing high quality acoustic instruments, supplies and services at the best value. Inspired by the robust Floyd County music community, we are committed to fostering a deeper appreciation and understanding of traditional music and creating a community of acoustic music makers and music lovers.
We offer an array of handcrafted, new and vintage acoustic instruments including: guitars, banjos, mandolins, dulcimers, fiddles, ukuleles and more. We also provide acoustic instrument repair and instrumental lessons. In addition to a wide selection of acoustic music supplies, we also offer instructional books…
Anne creates one-of-a-kind jewelry comprised of earthy materials and semi-precious stones with sterling silver that is wearable in both formal and casual settings.
All necklaces, earrings and bracelets are created from quality stones with sterling silver connections, and backed by a lifetime guarantee.
Anne shows her work at the Roanoke Market, festivals and various private parties. Please visit her website at www.AnneVaughanDesigns.com to view her work and check upcoming events.
Anne has a small gallery in association with Wildfire Pots pottery gallery(www.wildfirepots.com) located under the Winter Sun at 302 South…
With 40 years of experience, this local artist crafts some of the finest violins made today-using methods from the past. Mr. Conner uses some of the same tools and techniques used by the master, Stradivari.The only thing man -made on his violins is the strings.
If it were not for craftsmen like Arthur, the techniques he uses would have been forgotten. Fortunately, Arthur is preserving his legacy by teaching other crafters his magic. The documentary will ensure that future generations will have the knowledge to craft beautiful instruments with such materials as bee vomit and other…
Fine Art in Oils, Pastels, and Multiple Other Media
I have had a passion to create all of my life. I enjoy working with multiple media and any subject matter that whispers to me. I was raised in Floyd County, and the beautiful surroundings are a constant inspiration. Being diverse in my creative process prevents me from becoming stagnant, allowing me to continue to grow as an artist. I feel artists should be open to learning from each other; I believe a competitive spirit destroys artistic ability and meaning. Sharing knowledge enriches everyoneâ€™s life.…