This website is produced by Dixon Studio & Gallery, located in Staunton, Virginia.
It's a charming town, located in the Shenandoah Valley.
You should come visit when this isolation is all over!
In the meantime, have a look around at some of our favorite picks, via our curated links.
NEW: The Heifetz International Music Institute trains talented young musicians from all over and treats the locals to world class performances in our local venues. This year is a bit different, with daily concerts live-streamed on their YouTube and Facebook channels. They are available free for seven days following the broadcast and then archived exclusively for Virtual Season Pass Holders.
NEW: The Statler Brothers hail from and retired in Staunton.
Sadly, Harold Reid passed away in April, prompting tributes at our local interactive monument to their career (at left), as well as in the pages of Rolling Stone.
Here is the Statler Brothers with their version of their classic, Flowers on the Wall.
And another original, chronicling their life on the road with Johnny Cash.
The Frontier Culture Museum is an outdoor museum that tells the story of the thousands of people who migrated to colonial America, and of the life they created here for themselves and their descendants.
The American Shakespeare Center is located downtown in a replica of the Blackfriars Theater.
Since audiences can't come to the theater now, ASC is offering streaming plays.
Three Notch'd Road, The Virginia Baroque Ensemble, performs a full season of early music on period instruments at various locations in Staunton, Charlottesville, Richmond.
Although the current season is cancelled you can order their albums online.
The Judy Chops is a fusion of modern and vintage musical styles, blending elements of swing, blues, rock, and soul.
The Staunton Augusta Art Center is a non-profit community art organization devoted to providing area children and adults, as well as visitors to the region, diverse experiences in the creation and appreciation of the visual arts.
Here are two of our favorite things combined in one compact offering:
art + chocolate = the tastefully tasty Santiago Chocolates.
Sorry, shipping not available; you'll have to visit someday and buy a box
at Cranberries Grocery & Eatery or order them for dessert at Znyodoa restaurant.
Plan ahead for your real visit to Staunton, by looking at the variety of places to stay.
Build Your Own Staunton
Until you can come visit,
you can use these printable scale designs
of Staunton's beautiful buildings
to construct your own model town.