Historic Occoquan Historic Town
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Welcome to Historic Occoquan, Virginia
& to HistoricOccoquan.com

Often duplicated. Never replicated.

Historic Occoquan is a community rich in history and consists of residents, artists, shops, restaurants, businesses, and a local town government.  It's outdoor dining, ghost walks, town boat dock and more are located just 11 miles south of the Capital Beltway on I-95 at exit 160 and then north on Gordon Blvd/Rte 123 to Commerce Street.  Directions to Historic Occoquan are available at Google Maps.

Occoquan is located at 38°40′58″N, 77°15′39″W and is accessible by car, boat, raft, bike, and foot traffic.  Access is available by road, river and the East Coast Greenway.

Occoquan is also conveniently located just minutes from the Amtrak Auto Train stop in Lorton, VA.  Unlike a plane or the car, the auto train provides onboard entertainment, a lounge car and a dining car as it takes both you and your vehicle on a stress free journey to Florida.  So when you next consider a trip to Florida, please remember your opportunities of shopping and dining in Historic Occoquan before you depart or upon your return.

The Town of Occoquan can be explored by this aerial view where you can click on shops and business for more information or you can access an on-line map of the town which includes a little bit of history and is provided by the Business Guild of Occoquan.  For even more history, the Historic Occoquan Self Guided Walking Tour has been made available with the permission of LaVerne Carson.

Read about the current masthead celebrating the Summer of 2018 in Historic Occoquan!

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Historic Occoquan Community Events
for this month & Beyond

Historic Occoquan.com can now be viewed on your phone
 by going to
Historicoccoquan.mobi

 

Pictures of some of the Historic Occoquan Town Markers are now online.  Read about some of the town history as more markers are added to the site.

If you would like to look more quickly for specific items, participating Occoquan Merchants and items that they provide can be found using the Google custom search feature below:

The "Just say 'Hi' Campaign"

  • Show your support for the "HistoricOccoquan.Com" website and  help maintain the friendly Occoquan lifestyle.  When next in town, don't forget to smile and say 'Hi".  Having a sparkle in your eye is optional.

Kalen Golden Goose article

Local Poet Leo Smith now has some of his work on-line

The Historic Occoquan Theatre is now On-Line!

Watch events that have occurred in Historic Occoquan that you may have missed....

Historic Occoquan Theatre

During the Month:

  • Spinaweb is featuring fabric woven in their shop that they make into fashionable clothing and boutique items.  See their site for details.
  • Sincerely Yours Stained Glass Studio is holding classes to teach how to create a copper-foil stained glass panels of your choice.  Call or Email to schedule.
  • The Preservation Station is providing -
    • Furniture Painting and Distressing Fun!
      • Learn the basics of restoring, painting, distressing and finishing furniture and home furnishings. 
      • Classes are hands–on and include all supplies and your choice of a mirror, shelf or frame (etc.) to finish and take home.
      • Fee is $50 per person or $175 for a group of 5 ($35 each).
    • Free Chalky Painting Mini-Class
      • With any paintable purchase, receive small jar of TPS Chalky Paint w/brush and quick lesson. TPSCP is UV–protected for indoor or outdoor items. Available are mirrors, frames, baskets, architectural cast-iron and tin stars, shelves, wall art, candlesticks, bowls and (yes!) more— all from just $7.00! 
    • Drop in Upcycling & Restoration Clinics
      • There's always something new going on!
      • Drop in (7 days 12 - 5pm) to get a list of current offerings. 
      • Groups of 15+ possible w/ tea room.
      • All clinics are just $10 to $15 per (+tea if applicable) and most include all supplies and your finished item(s).

Own a piece of the Occoquan Arts and Crafts Show

Tynes Automotive

July 1 (Sunday) - July 31(Tuesday)

  • Red Art Design is having a Closing Sale!
    • All art supplies and selected artwork 20 to 25% off.  
    • Artist Stash Clean Out! Pay what you want!

July 3 (Tuesday) - August 6 (Monday)

Summer Nights

  • The exhibit features rare and unique works of art that include: 
    • Painting and Mixed Media Fiber by Lauren Jacobs of Dumfries, VA and
    • Mosaics by Diann Root of Alexandria, VA.
    • The gallery is open 1100 Hours - 1700 Hours (11:00 AM – 5:00 PM) daily and
      • is located at 309 Mill Street in Historic Occoquan, VA.
      • For more information contact the gallery at 703-494-0584

“Turtle Trivet” by Diann Root – Mosaic “Dragonfly Trivet” by Diann Root - Mosaic “Pathways” by Lauren Jacobs – Acrylic & Gouache Paint on Canvas “As Above So Below” by Lauren Jacobs – Cut Paper

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July 3 (Tuesday) - August 5 (Sunday)

Transitions
Abstract Art by Lisa Katic

  • The Loft Gallery is pleased to announce that talented Lisa Katic is their featured artist in July!  
  • The Loft Gallery is located at 313 Mill Street, Occoquan VA and is open
    • Tuesday - Friday 1100 Hours - 1600 Hours (11:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
    • Saturday 1100 Hours to 1700 Hours (11:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
    • Sunday 1200 Hours - 1700 Hours (12:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
  • For more information, access their site or call (703) 490-1117

Lost Lease Sale

July 7 (Saturday) - August 5(Sunday)

  • Personally Yours is having a Summer Clearance Sale
    • Month long clearance sale.
    • Huge selection of merchandise 25-50% off.
    • More items added weekly.

July 13 (Friday)

  • Soaring Sprits Yoga Studio is offering Yoga for Recovery
    • Yoga for Recovery is a community class that provides an encouraging and nurturing environment during and after cancer treatment.
    • Caregivers, family members and loved ones are welcome to attend as well.
    • Donations being accepted for the Children's National Hospital.
    • Please sign up on our website.

July 20 (Friday) and July 21 (Saturday)

  • The Occoquan Merchants' Guild is sponsoring the Occoquan Lemonade Summer Sale Event
    • From 10:00 Hours to 17:00 Hours (10:00 AM to 5:00 PM) both days
    • They are having a special 2-day event! 
      • Huge sales and discounts, special finds and offerings at their retail shops and services, restaurants and cafes.
      • Participating businesses flying yellow balloons. Lemon treats and lemonade served.
      • Don't miss the steals and deals, specials, delicious treats and fun.
      • Something for everyone! ​
    • They are also having a "Find a Lemon, Pick it up All Day Long You'll Have Good Luck" Event
      •  Look for plastic lemons hidden around town, each marked with a business name and address.
      • Take the lemon to that business and receive a special offering.
      • One lemon per customer, per business.
      • Must be 18 or older.
      • Lemons must be turned in during the Lemonade Summer Sale.
      •  Terms of specials designated by each business. 

July 21 (Saturday)

  • Art a La Carte is demonstrating Live Ceramic Painting
    • One of their newest artist will be demonstrating her color vibrancy and movement in her contemporary works reflecting ideas of landscaping, seascapes and floral arrangements---working with alcohol ink on ceramic tile--and more.

July 29 (Sunday)

  • Soaring Sprits Yoga Studio is offering Vetoga
    • Vetoga is a class for our military, veterans, their families and those who wish to support our community.
    • Class is free and we will be collecting donations for Vetoga which provides yoga training for those who have served our country.
    • Please register through our website.

August 7 (Tuesday) - September 3 (Monday)

Summer Sun, Summer Flowers

  • The exhibit features rare and unique works of art that include: 
    • Salt-Fired Pottery by Marianne Cordyack of Reston, VA and
    • Photography by Gerry Gantt of Fairfax, VA
    • The gallery is open 1100 Hours - 1700 Hours (11:00 AM – 5:00 PM) daily and
      • is located at 309 Mill Street in Historic Occoquan, VA.
      • For more information contact the gallery at 703-494-0584
      • The gallery has extended summer hours through August, on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, staying open until 8 pm.

“Salt-Fired Stoneware Vase” by Marianne Cordyack – 4”x6” “Salt-Fired Stoneware Serving Tray” by Marianne Cordyack – 5”x12” “Salt-Fired Stoneware Mugs” by Marianne Cordyack – 4”x4”

“Lotus-Snuggle Bud” by Gerry Gantt – Metal Print – 16”x20” “Common Sunflowers and Bumblebee” by Gerry Gantt – Metal Print – 11”x14” “Swamp Rose and Metallic Bee” by Gerry Gantt – Metal Print – 11”x14”

August 7 (Tuesday) - September 2 (Sunday)

And Now for Something Completely Different

  • The Exhibit features the artistry of photographer, Rick Reda and fused glass artist, Maureen Storey
  • The Loft Gallery is located at 313 Mill Street, Occoquan VA and is open
    • Tuesday - Friday 1100 Hours - 1600 Hours (11:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
    • Saturday 1100 Hours to 1700 Hours (11:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
    • Sunday 1200 Hours - 1700 Hours (12:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
  • For more information, access their site or call (703) 490-1117

“Horse of a Different Color”,  14 x 30, Archival Pigment Photography by Rick Reda “Storey-Nana-Three”

August 6 (Monday)

  • Art a La Carte is hosting Wrapped Gems by Fred
    • From 11:00 Hours to 17:00 Hours (11:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
    • Sea glass wrapping will be demonstrated by Fred Walker who is celebrating the Art a La Carte's 9th year in Occoquan.
    • Fred is one of the 24 local artists that go with the MOTTO  "if you want something unique and quick" we have it. .

August 11 (Saturday)

  • The Artists’ Undertaking Gallery in Historic Occoquan is hosting an Artist Reception!
    • From 13:00 Hours to 16:00 Hours (1:00 PM to 4:00 PM)
    • This is your opportunity to meet gifted artists
      •  Marianne Cordyack of Reston, VA and
      •  Gerry Gantt of Fairfax, VA
    • The gallery is open 1100 Hours - 1700 Hours (11:00 AM – 5:00 PM) daily and
      • is located at 309 Mill Street in Historic Occoquan, VA.
      • For more information contact the gallery at 703-494-0584
      • The gallery has extended summer hours through August, on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, staying open until 8 pm.
  • The Loft Gallery in Historic Occoquan is hosting an Artist Reception
    • From 13:00 Hours to 16:00 Hours (1:00 PM to 4:00 PM)
    • Opportunity to meet artists Rick Reda and Maureen Storey.
    • The Loft Gallery is located at 313 Mill Street, Occoquan VA and is open
      • Tuesday - Friday 1100 Hours - 1600 Hours (11:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
      • Saturday 1100 Hours to 1700 Hours (11:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
      • Sunday 1200 Hours - 1700 Hours (12:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
    • For more information, access their site or call (703) 490-1117

The Hampton Inn by Hilton of Historic Occoquan

August 13 (Mondy)

  • Art a La Carte is hosting Wrapped Gems by Fred
    • From 11:00 Hours to 17:00 Hours (11:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
    • Sea glass wrapping will be demonstrated by Fred Walker who is celebrating the Art a La Carte's 9th year in Occoquan.
    • Fred is one of the 24 local artists that go with the MOTTO  "if you want something unique and quick" we have it. .

August 20 (Monday)

  • Art a La Carte is hosting Wrapped Gems by Fred
    • From 11:00 Hours to 17:00 Hours (11:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
    • Sea glass wrapping will be demonstrated by Fred Walker who is celebrating the Art a La Carte's 9th year in Occoquan.
    • Fred is one of the 24 local artists that go with the MOTTO  "if you want something unique and quick" we have it. .

August 27 (Monday)

  • Art a La Carte is hosting Wrapped Gems by Fred
    • From 11:00 Hours to 17:00 Hours (11:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
    • Sea glass wrapping will be demonstrated by Fred Walker who is celebrating the Art a La Carte's 9th year in Occoquan.
    • Fred is one of the 24 local artists that go with the MOTTO  "if you want something unique and quick" we have it. .

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Glory Be

Artist Undertaking Gallery

Artaville Rugs

Sincerely Yours Stained Glass Studio

Spinaweb - Specialty weaving in Occoquan

Elements of Occoquan - Fun and Wacky

Union Street Guitar Works

Hair Studio 14

Personally Yours

Art A La Carte

Occoquan Spices-Tea-and Sweets

Haunted Occoquan Tours

The Cock and Bowl

Occoquan Craft Show

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