Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace

Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace The Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace is the gateway to regional craft, music, food outdoors and local culture.

Visit the SWVA Cultural Center & Marketplace and experience Southwest Virginia's creative culture. Dine on locally grown food featured in the best regional recipes. Shop six galleries of the region's best craft, music and literature. Listen to the region's music heritage come alive at events featuring gifted artisans of all ages.

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06/06/2019

❗️ATTENTION ALL ❗️
Due to an unresolved power outage, we our cancelling tonight’s Open Jam and closing the building for the rest of the day. We apologize for the inconvenience!

Amy's Idle In Cafe will be here tomorrow, the 7th for the kitchen takeover!

DYK we have Red Rooster Coffee Roaster coffee beans for sale? If you don’t have a coffee grinder, don’t fret! We can...
06/06/2019

DYK we have Red Rooster Coffee Roaster coffee beans for sale? If you don’t have a coffee grinder, don’t fret! We can grind your beans to any consistency for free! 🤯 Red Rooster is too good to pass up! Check it out today! ☕️
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Join us today at 5 PM! 🌤
06/05/2019

Join us today at 5 PM! 🌤

Join us on June 5th to learn all about community engagement, volunteerism, and sustainable recreation development hosted by our guest speaker: Laura Belleville from Appalachian Trail 🌲😃
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What’s better than a VA peanut?! We have 3 awesome flavors of Virginia Diner peanuts: salted, sriracha & honey roasted...
06/04/2019

What’s better than a VA peanut?! We have 3 awesome flavors of Virginia Diner peanuts: salted, sriracha & honey roasted, and dill pickle seasoned! You won’t be disappointed 🤩🥜
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Artisan of the Week is: Sondra Blevins from Meadowview, VA! Sondra has been working in fiber for over 38 years! She crea...
06/03/2019

Artisan of the Week is: Sondra Blevins from Meadowview, VA! Sondra has been working in fiber for over 38 years! She creates unique, quilted and patchwork functional pieces including: potholders, the famous mug mats, zippered bags, and ornaments! Her mountain mug mats sell like hot cakes! Stop by anytime during our business hours to check them out! 😍
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❗️Attention book worms❗️Our next book club meeting is Monday, June 3rd @ 11 AM! Grab a coffee and enjoy discussi...
06/01/2019

❗️Attention book worms❗️Our next book club meeting is Monday, June 3rd @ 11 AM! Grab a coffee and enjoy discussion on books by local authors! 📚☕️
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Join us on June 5th to learn all about community engagement, volunteerism, and sustainable recreation development hosted...
05/31/2019

Join us on June 5th to learn all about community engagement, volunteerism, and sustainable recreation development hosted by our guest speaker: Laura Belleville from Appalachian Trail 🌲😃
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Join us for Open Jam tonight at 6:30 PM! Grab a 🍺 or 🥪 at the cafe and enjoy the music! We hope to see your smilin...
05/30/2019

Join us for Open Jam tonight at 6:30 PM! Grab a 🍺 or 🥪 at the cafe and enjoy the music! We hope to see your smiling faces there!
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9 days until the #MountainsOfMusic kick off!!! Tickets are still available online, or visit our front desk for assistanc...
05/29/2019

9 days until the #MountainsOfMusic kick off!!! Tickets are still available online, or visit our front desk for assistance in purchasing a ticket! 🎻🎟🎤
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#SWVA #LoveVA #TheCrookedRoad

Artisan of the week is: Emily Edwards aka Buffalo Betty Trading Co. !!! Emily creates “one-of-a-kind and dyed wearable...
05/28/2019

Artisan of the week is: Emily Edwards aka Buffalo Betty Trading Co. !!! Emily creates “one-of-a-kind and dyed wearable artwork such as kimonos, shawls, and scarves”! Visit anytime during our business hours to try them on! 😍🧣
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This Sunday’s Feature: “King Egg Bake” -This delicious treat features amazing kale and scallion, both from David K...
05/26/2019

This Sunday’s Feature: “King Egg Bake” -This delicious treat features amazing kale and scallion, both from David King of River Valley Farm, who is also our farmer of the month! This dish has local eggs, fresh mozzarella, parmesan cheese, and a few herbs. It is served atop a sweetened Aja Pepper Sauce, from Windy Hill Flower Farm, and is served with fresh, local sliced strawberries and peaches! Only $7!!! Made by our one and only Charles Parker!!! Yum! 🍳🍓🍑
#SWVA #LoveVA #EatLocal

Have you seen our anchor area section? Find places to 🚣🏼‍♂️, ⛺️, 🚴🏼‍♂️, and more! You can ex...
05/25/2019

Have you seen our anchor area section? Find places to 🚣🏼‍♂️, ⛺️, 🚴🏼‍♂️, and more! You can experience countless adventures in one of the SWVA anchor destinations! Visit our website at https://www.myswva.org/outdoors to learn more, or come grab a brochure!
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DYK we’re pet friendly? Bring in your pup and we’ll give your special friend a yummy treat! Leashed dogs are welcome...
05/24/2019

DYK we’re pet friendly? Bring in your pup and we’ll give your special friend a yummy treat! Leashed dogs are welcome to roam the galleries with you, but no pups are allowed in our cafe area for sanitary reasons! However, our patio areas are always open to four-legged friends! 🐕
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We will be closed this coming Monday for Memorial Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, the 28th. Have a beautiful Memorial D...
05/23/2019

We will be closed this coming Monday for Memorial Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, the 28th. Have a beautiful Memorial Day weekend! 🇺🇸
#SWVA #LoveVA #NeverForget

Join us for Open Jam tomorrow night at 6:30 PM presented by The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail! The caf...
05/22/2019

Join us for Open Jam tomorrow night at 6:30 PM presented by The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail! The cafe will re-open at 5 PM serving hot specials and quick serve meals! The specials tomorrow will be soup beans & corn bread and our delicious SWVA patty melt! 🤩🎻
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Artisan of the week is: Walter Shroyer with Twin Creek Studio from Tazewell, VA! His art will be on display all week! St...
05/21/2019

Artisan of the week is: Walter Shroyer with Twin Creek Studio from Tazewell, VA! His art will be on display all week! Stop by and check it out or visit his business page: Twin Creek Studio! 😄
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We will close at 6 PM on Wednesday, May 22nd for a private event! Sorry for any inconvenience.
05/20/2019

We will close at 6 PM on Wednesday, May 22nd for a private event! Sorry for any inconvenience.

Now serving boiled peanuts at our SWVA Cafe! Only $2!! Grab some tonight while listening to the jams! Music starts at 6:...
05/16/2019

Now serving boiled peanuts at our SWVA Cafe! Only $2!! Grab some tonight while listening to the jams! Music starts at 6:30 PM! 🥜😀
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Join us for JaZz TuEsDaY presented by the Southwest Virginia Community College Jazz Combo TOMORROW at noon!!!! Their nex...
05/13/2019

Join us for JaZz TuEsDaY presented by the Southwest Virginia Community College Jazz Combo TOMORROW at noon!!!! Their next show with us will be June 11th, 2019. Don’t miss out on this free musical journey! 🎷🎹
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Start your week off right with today’s lunch special! Today, we have the roasted beet sandwich with sunflower sprouts,...
05/13/2019

Start your week off right with today’s lunch special! Today, we have the roasted beet sandwich with sunflower sprouts, arugula, and basil honeyed goat cheese. Locally sourced and only $8.50 with chips included! Stop by for lunch today between 11-3! #swva #loveva #shoplocal

We are proud to host the Richard Leigh Songwriters Festival on Friday, May 24th at 5 PM & music starts at 5:30 PM! Ticke...
05/11/2019

We are proud to host the Richard Leigh Songwriters Festival on Friday, May 24th at 5 PM & music starts at 5:30 PM! Tickets and more info are available at www.vhcc.edu/songwriters! 🎼🎤
Saturday’s concert will be located right down the road at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center!
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AWESOME NEWS!   ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀We are now carrying Tha Best Kombucha!!! It’s naturally sparkling ...
05/09/2019

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We are now carrying Tha Best Kombucha!!! It’s naturally sparkling and full of antioxidants, probiotics, and digestive enzymes! We have 2 delicious flavors of TBK Kombucha: Hemp Lemon Ginger is $8/cup & Lavender Lemonade is $4/cup!! YUM! Get your cup today at our SWVA Cafe! 🍹
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Artisan of the week is: John Alexander from Independence, VA!! From testing cakes to sweeping crumbs off the floor, John...
05/08/2019

Artisan of the week is: John Alexander from Independence, VA!! From testing cakes to sweeping crumbs off the floor, John has created every use for a broom imaginable! Pick yours up today anytime from 11-7! Spring cleaning is in commence! 😁🧹
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Comfort food galore!! 🤩 Cheesy Does It Food Truck will be at our Youth Music Festival this Saturday from 11 AM - 2 PM...
05/07/2019

Comfort food galore!! 🤩 Cheesy Does It Food Truck will be at our Youth Music Festival this Saturday from 11 AM - 2 PM! Music and delicious, cheesy food... does it get any better?! 🧀
#SWVA #SWVACulturalCenter #LoveVA #EatLocal

• @chef_chaz_ This just in (my belly): Grilled flatbread topped with fresh mozzarella, tomato, kale, basil, pesto, bac...
05/05/2019

• @chef_chaz_ This just in (my belly): Grilled flatbread topped with fresh mozzarella, tomato, kale, basil, pesto, bacon, sunflower sprouts, and fried egg, all drizzled with balsamic reduction! Available today @swvaculturalcenter #yum #delicious #loveVA #SWVA #eatlocal #brunch #flatbread

The SWVA Book Club will meet Monday, May 6th at 11am! Our first book is The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap by Wendy W...
05/03/2019

The SWVA Book Club will meet Monday, May 6th at 11am! Our first book is The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap by Wendy Welch. Join us for this tale of the little bookstore that could: how two people, two cats, two dogs, and thirty-eight thousand books helped a small town find its heart ❤️📚

Artisan of the week is: HeartMoss Pottery from Independence, VA! Heartmoss Pottery creates beautiful, functional stonewa...
05/01/2019

Artisan of the week is: HeartMoss Pottery from Independence, VA! Heartmoss Pottery creates beautiful, functional stoneware pieces inspired by our very own Appalachian scenery! Need a stylish travel mug for your morning coffee? They have it! Need a large dish to serve your appetizer in style? They have it! Visit anytime from 11-7 to check it out! 😍😍😍
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04/25/2019

Open jam happening now! The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail

Artisan of the week is: Phoenix Hardwoods from Floyd, VA!! Phoenix Hardwoods is a family owned business that remains rel...
04/23/2019

Artisan of the week is: Phoenix Hardwoods from Floyd, VA!! Phoenix Hardwoods is a family owned business that remains relatively small to ensure the best quality work! Phoenix cutting boards are definitely a crowd favorite and make a wonderful gift! 😍

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Go planet! It’s your Earth Day! 🌍••Meet some of our recycling artists: Nancy Songer, Beverly Walker, & Rick Rad...
04/22/2019

Go planet! It’s your Earth Day! 🌍


Meet some of our recycling artists: Nancy Songer, Beverly Walker, & Rick Radman!! “The Earth is what we all have in common”, let’s keep it beautiful! 🦋🌲🌞
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Artist of the week is: WALTER MESSICK with Cabin Creek Musical Instruments from Mouth of Wilson, VA! Walter has been a m...
04/17/2019

Artist of the week is: WALTER MESSICK with Cabin Creek Musical Instruments from Mouth of Wilson, VA! Walter has been a music lover since early childhood and has carried his passions of SWVA and heritage music throughout this life, making beautiful instruments for other music lovers out there! Stop by anytime from 11-7 to try them out yourself! 🎻🎼

www.cabincreekmusic.com
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We’re open until 7:00 PM today. Swing by for a quick bite, brew and to get inspired to travel Southwest Virginia! #SWV...
04/13/2019

We’re open until 7:00 PM today. Swing by for a quick bite, brew and to get inspired to travel Southwest Virginia! #SWVA #LoveVA

❤️🇺🇸❤️ Southwest Virginia
04/11/2019

❤️🇺🇸❤️ Southwest Virginia

Spring is in the air, and so is Easter! Come check out our egg-cellent selection of Easter themed craft on display and t...
04/10/2019

Spring is in the air, and so is Easter! Come check out our egg-cellent selection of Easter themed craft on display and throughout the galleries! Buy an authentic gift for your special some*bunny* this year! 💐🐰
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Good morning, Southwest Virginia!
04/10/2019

Good morning, Southwest Virginia!

THE BEAUTY 😍 Our artisan of the week is: Grim Pottery!! Debbie Grim Yates from Konnarock, VA has been experimenting w...
04/09/2019

THE BEAUTY 😍 Our artisan of the week is: Grim Pottery!! Debbie Grim Yates from Konnarock, VA has been experimenting with pottery for many years while passing down the awesome tradition to her two daughters! The multi-talented Yates family also spends their time performing acoustic heritage music across the region! Can someone say impressive?
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Southwest Virginia Patty Melt on Special TODAY! Made with grass fed beef from Laurel Springs Farm. The Crooked Road: Vir...
04/04/2019

Southwest Virginia Patty Melt on Special TODAY! Made with grass fed beef from Laurel Springs Farm. The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail Open Jam happening tonight at 6:30 PM! Stop by and grab a bite!

Looks who's back in stock! 🐕...Over the years, Rick Radman's recycled dog sculptures have been a best seller and gues...
04/03/2019

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Over the years, Rick Radman's recycled dog sculptures have been a best seller and guest favorite. Don't miss out on this little guy! We're open until 7pm. And for all you cat lovers... He brought a new friend 😺

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Artisan of the week: Paula & Rob Kahn with Chinquapin Designs from Bristol, VA! Swipe to see more about Paula and Rob’...
04/02/2019

Artisan of the week: Paula & Rob Kahn with Chinquapin Designs from Bristol, VA! Swipe to see more about Paula and Rob’s unique craft! If you’d like to see it for yourself, come by anytime from 11-7! 🤩🌰 @ Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace

DYK...we now carry Red Rooster Coffee? We’re open from 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM every day. Stop by and pick up a bag! #SWVA ...
04/02/2019

DYK...we now carry Red Rooster Coffee? We’re open from 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM every day. Stop by and pick up a bag! #SWVA #LoveVA

03/28/2019

Crooked Road jamming! Listen in 👂

We’re jamming tonight! Dinner available starting at 5:00 PM, music at 6:30 PM. Bring your instrument and pick along Th...
03/28/2019

We’re jamming tonight! Dinner available starting at 5:00 PM, music at 6:30 PM. Bring your instrument and pick along The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail.



Brisket plate available for $10.50 and the #SWVA Cafe is open! We will be here until 8:00 PM.

Discover all there is to see and do in Southwest Virginia when you begin your journey at the Cultural Center & Marketpla...
03/27/2019
Virginia Attractions eNewsletter for Spring 2019

Discover all there is to see and do in Southwest Virginia when you begin your journey at the Cultural Center & Marketplace – showcasing the region's rich musical heritage, crafts by local artisans, and flavors of the Appalachian Mountains.

Thank you Virginia is for Lovers for featuring us in your Spring newsletter » http://bit.ly/2FzfXbd

Artisan of the week is: Buren Bloomer from Dryden, VA! Come see us to check out all the unique work he has mastered! *Fu...
03/27/2019

Artisan of the week is: Buren Bloomer from Dryden, VA! Come see us to check out all the unique work he has mastered! *Fun Fact* : Buren does 99% of his work with a chainsaw! How cool is that?!? All of his items are both stunning and useful; the perfect combination!! 👨🏻‍🍳👏🏼
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Address

1 Heartwood Cir
Abingdon, VA
24210

General information

The SWVA Cultural Center is open seven days a week: Monday-Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM **Cafe closed on Mondays. Grab & Go Available. Thursday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM (Crooked Road Jam) Friday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Saturday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Sunday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 19:00
Thursday 11:00 - 21:00
Friday 11:00 - 19:00
Saturday 11:00 - 19:00
Sunday 11:00 - 15:00

Telephone

(276) 492-2400

Services

  • Groups
  • Kids
  • Outdoor
  • Takeout
  • Walkins

Specialties

  • Coffee
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Lunch

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