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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 Occoquan Peep Show

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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.

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

 Own a piece of the Occoquan Arts and Crafts Show

During the Month:

  • Serendipity is having a Closing Sale!
    • See the graphic below...
  • 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).

Historic Occoquan products can be found at Spriral Creations

Serendipity is closing and having a sale

March 7 (Tuesday) - April 3 (Monday)

Art from Soil to Life

  • The  exhibit features rare and unique works of art that include: 
    • Wooden Boxes by Jon Kaufman of Fairfax Station, VA,
    • Paintings by Anne Rust Pearson of Fairfax Station, VA and
    • Paintings and Ribbon Embroidery by Tatiana Harr of Fairfax Station, 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.
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      • For more information contact the gallery at 703-494-0584

“Wooden Box 2” by Jon Kaufman – Wooden Boxes “Wooden Box 1” by Jon Kaufman – Wooden Boxes “Roses and Berries” by Tatiana Harr – Ribbon Embroidery

“Attractive Arina” by Tatiana Harr – Painting “New Life” by Anne Rust Pearson – Painting “Shenandoah Farm” by Anne Rust Pearson – Painting

March 7 (Tuesday) - April 2 (Sunday)

Primarily Springtime
Paintings by Jackie Perry

  • Jackie Perry’s new featured artist show at The Loft Gallery is full of early springtime signs, and captures the primary colors: red, blue and yellow.  Fields of flowers, butterflies, dragonflies and birds are the subjects of her acrylic paintings on canvases and paper under glass.  All of the paintings invite the viewer to think “Spring” and feel the warmth.
  • As a local artist of Virginia, Jackie Perry’s paintings have been on exhibit at the Loft Gallery since 2009.  For the past year, she has occupied a studio there displaying more of her artwork.  Websites to view Jackie’s work are www.loftgallery.org and www.springfieldartguild.org .
  • For further information call The Loft Gallery 703-490-1117.
  • 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)

“Blue Dragonfly”, 6x6, Acrylic on Canvas “Red Tulip Field”, 24x24, Acrylic on Canvas

March 17 (Friday)

  • Madigan's Waterfront is hosting St. Patrick's Day on the Waterfront!
    • From 16:00 Hours to 20:00 Hours (4:00 PM - 8:00 PM) - Live DJ
    • From 21:30 Hours to 01:00 Hours (9:30 PM - 1:00 AM) - Live Music
    • Enjoy Corn Beef & Cabbage, Irish Stew, Red Buttered Potatoes, & Green Beer.
    • Celebrate with good food & good friends!

April 1 (Saturday) - April 30 (Sunday)

Showers to Flowers

  • Raindrops of beaded fringe dangle from several of Pam's pieces of wearable art jewelry. This inspired her to create the show "Showers to Flowers" since April showers bring May flowers. Why wait for May for flowers to get here? Spring began in March!  Shop now. This will be Pam's LAST featured artist show with Art A La Carte, as she will be leaving the gallery for New Mexico this summer.
  • ART A La Carte, an artist-owned cooperative gallery and gift boutique, opened August 1, 2010.  It showcases the work of 26 top artists producing a kaleidoscope of gift items including photography, original fine art and prints, one-of-a-kind glass items, jewelry, wood work and textiles. Artists are juried and selected for their edgy vision that compliments the personality of the gallery.
  • Gallery Hours: 11:00 Hours to 17:00 Hours (11:00 AM to 5:00 PM) 7 days a week

Pam Troutman's “Blue Roses” Russin Pendant, Bead Embroidered Black Lacquer Russian Pendant Necklace with fringe Pam Troutman's “Spring Greens”, Bead Woven Necklace with fringe over a lampwork glass focal

April 4 (Tuesday) - May (Monday)

The Flowers Are Coming

  • The  exhibit features rare and unique works of art that include: 
    • Photography by Gerry Gantt of Fairfax, 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

“Pink Lady Slipper” by Gerry Gantt – Photography - Metal Print “Lotus-Sisters I” by Gerry Gantt – Photography - Metal Print “Pink Virginia Bluebells” by Gerry Gantt – Photography – Metal Print

“Blue Flower Trivet” by Diann Root – Mosaic “Brown Flower Trivet” by Diann Root – Mosaic “Yellow Flower Trivet” by Diann Root – Mosaic

April 4 (Tuesday) - April 30 (Sunday)

Not Alone: Recent Monotypes and Relief Block Prints
By Linda Rose Larochelle

  • Along with the theme of mother and child so prevalent in Linda’s work, this show explores the human figure in relation to landscape and cityscape. The works are abound with stylized patterns, textures and colors reflective of monotypes and block prints. These expressive images convey the human connection to family, animals and the environment.
  • See more of Linda Larochelle’s work at www.loftgallery.org.
  • For further information call The Loft Gallery 703-490-1117.
  • 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)

“Not Alone”,  19x24”   Relief Block Print “Winter Walk”,  20x20”  Monotype

April 4 (Tuesday)

  • Another action packed Town Hall meeting starting at 1900 Hours (7:00 PM)
    • Open your wallets and lock down your property... go see what they are up to at Town Hall.

Little Free Library at 204 Union Street

April 8 (Saturday)

  • The Loft Gallery is hosting an Artist Reception for Linda Rose Larochelle
    • From 13:00 Hours to 16:00 Hours (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
    • Great opportunity to meet a very talented and gifted artist
    • Linda is also giving a talk and a printmaking demonstration
      • from 14:00 Hours to 14:30 Hours (2:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
    • For further information call The Loft Gallery 703-490-1117.
    • 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)

Watch the video of the Occoquan Peep Show as created by talented artist Pam Troutman

April 15 (Saturday)

  • The Occoquan Peep Show!
    • From 11:00 Hours to 16:00 Hours (11:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
    • Over 20 Occoquan Shops will be displaying their creative dioramas using Easter Peeps
    • These marshmallow Peeps will be doing amazing things…..
      • there will be Peep Artists,
      • Peep Santa’s,
      • Peep Wine Connoisseurs,
      • Peep Fashion show and more….
    • Free “Peep Hats” while supply lasts
    • Look for the Yellow Balloons at participating shops
    • Vote for your favorite Peep Diorama and be entered to win a Peep Swag Bag
  • Art A La Carte Gallery is having a Meet the Artist Reception!
    • This is a great opportunity to meet gifted artist Pam Troutman
    • ART A La Carte, an artist-owned cooperative gallery and gift boutique, opened August 1, 2010.  It showcases the work of 26 top artists producing a kaleidoscope of gift items including photography, original fine art and prints, one-of-a-kind glass items, jewelry, wood work and textiles. Artists are juried and selected for their edgy vision that compliments the personality of the gallery.
    • Gallery Hours: 11:00 Hours to 17:00 Hours (11:00 AM to 5:00 PM) 7 days a week

Historic Occoquan Tidbit: New article by Leo Smith

April 16 (Sunday)

  • The Loft Gallery is hosting an Artist Talk and Printmaking Demonstration given by their artist of the month, Linda Rose Larochelle
    • From 13:30 Hours to 14:00 Hours (1:30 PM - 2:00 PM)
    • For further information call The Loft Gallery 703-490-1117 .
    • 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)

May 2 (Tuesday) - June 4 (Sunday)

More than a Whim
Paintings by Lynn Martin

  • Lynn Martin’s featured artist show at The Loft Gallery in Occoquan is inspired by nature, travel and everyday experiences.  Her paintings capture  mood and sentiment, with subjects spanning landscapes, birds, animals, and people. Her works, which are done in acrylics, watercolor, and combined media, reflect her adventurous approaches to her art.    
  • Lynn is a Northern Virginia artist who shows her work at the Loft Gallery and has a studio there. Websites where her paintings can be viewed include http://loftgallery.org/LynnMartin.shtml, and www.springfieldartguild.org 
  • For further information call The Loft Gallery 703-490-1117.
  • 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)

“Marsh in Blue and Gold”, 12x24, acrylic on canvas “Poised with Flowers”, 12x30, acrylic on canvas

May 13 (Saturday)

  • The Loft Gallery is hosting an Artist Reception for talented artist Lynn Martin
    • From 13:00 Hours to 16:00 Hours (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
    • For further information call The Loft Gallery 703-490-1117 .
    • 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)

 

The Hampton Inn by Hilton of Historic Occoquan

Prince William County Community Alert Network

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Hawthorne House

Jerry's Occoquan Jewelers

The Golden Goose

River Shore Charters

Glory Be

Artist Undertaking Gallery

Artaville Rugs

Sincerely Yours Stained Glass Studio

Spinaweb - Specialty weaving in Occoquan

Elements of Occoquan - Fun and Wacky

Spiral Creations

Union Street Guitar Works

Haunted Occoquan Tours

Fetch Pet Bakery

The Preservation Station

Hair Studio 14

Personally Yours

Art A La Carte

The Prince William Art Society, Inc.

The Cock and Bowl

Occoquan Craft Show

Lorton Valley Star Newspaper

 
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