Floyd Center for the Arts

220 Parkway Lane South

Suite 1

Floyd, VA 24091

Email: info@floydartcenter.org

Phone: 540-745-2784

Normal Business Hours:

Mon - Sat, 10 am - 5 pm

2019 Floyd Center for the Arts

Saturday, June 29, 2019

9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Tour Details

On Line ticket Sales have closed.  All ticket Sales must be made in person.  The Floyd Center for the Arts will open at 8:30 am on Saturday, June 29, for Ticket Purchases.  You may also purchase your tickets at any of the Houses, beginning at 9:30 am.   Please Note:  Cash and Check preferred at the homes, if purchasing with a card, please visit the Floyd Center for the Arts to make your purchase.

$30 Ticket Includes Tour of All 5 Houses and Gardens and a Gourmet Box Lunch, available 11:30-1:30 pm at the Floyd Center for the Arts.  No single-site tickets will be sold. Tour occurs rain or shine.

Special thanks to our homeowners for opening their homes and gardens for us to enjoy on tour day.

Out of respect for them, please comply with the following requests:

*Please, no children under 6 on the tour.

*Please stow cellphones and cameras when entering homes. There is to be NO photography indoors.

*The tour cannot accommodate backpacks, wheelchairs, strollers or pets.

*Please do not smoke indoors or in gardens.

Thank you for taking part in our 5th Annual House and Garden Tour!

You may purchase tickets in advance with cash, check or credit/bank card at the Floyd Center for the Arts, or online HERE.   Tickets may also be purchased at The Floyd Center for the Arts or at the individual houses on Saturday, June 29.  Please note:  Cash or Check only at the individual houses, all credit/bank card sales must be processed by the Floyd Center for the Arts.

About the Houses……




1)  3413 Ridgeview Road, Floyd, VA

Laura and Chuck Cain

This handsome property, once a dairy farm, has been considerably remodeled. The oak front door’s stained and etched glass pieces are original. The much-enlarged living room showcases a whale’s huge baleen, fishing floats and other collected pieces. There are artworks by the family’s children, collections from their 12 years in Alaska, and three large face jugs by N.C. potter Bulin Craig. Flower gardens near the house, meadows, and a nearby stream enhance the porches and terrace. that make this, as the owner says, “a party house.”


From stop light continue on N. Locust St/VA-8 for 4.32 miles;

Turn left on Ridgeview for 6.1 miles. House is on right. 

(You can continue on Ridgeview to Alum Ridge and turn left for 4.6 miles to 221 South)





2)  1039 Canning Factory Rd, Floyd County

Kathleen Sowder

“Baile na nGael”: Gaelic for “Irish House,” is the sign at the entrance to this many-times enlarged and remodeled farmhouse, dating from c 1900. Irish artifacts and antiques include a Waterford “slag glass” fire screen and a chunk of green glass from aN. Ireland beach. A rarity: a handwritten page of a VA law book from 1888-89 is open on the desk in the “gentlemen’s parlour.” The owner’s finely-made crewel works in Irish patterns are seen throughout the house.


From stop light continue 221 South 2.5 miles;

Turn left on Long Level Rd. for 1.8 miles,

Turn left on Canning Factory Rd. for 2 miles.  House is on  left.




3)  420 Borderline Rd. Willis, VA

Chad and Kimberly Quesenberry

This light-filled, two-year-old timber frame house on 112 acres, looks toward Buffalo Mtn. There’s a lot to see also in the open-plan living area: artwork from many countries where the owners have lived or visited, collections ranging from bird feathers to shark teeth to decades-old plants.  The kitchen features a 450-lb. table of oak, walnut and cedar.   Kimberly, a serious gardener winters her plants in the nearby greenhouse, built in the style of the main house. (Open for the tour.)

DIRECTIONS:  From stop light continue 221 South 16.8 miles;

Turn right on Borderline Rd. for 1.3 miles.  House is on left.


4)  302 Thistle Hill (off Conner Grove Rd.) Floyd County

David and Cathie Plyler

An  almost-new  Craftsman-style house presents a welcoming aspect: rocking chairs on the house-wide front porch and windows on all sides that maximize the views. Handsome horses graze in front; Buffalo Mtn. rises behind. With muted colors and antiques mixed with repurposed vintage pieces, the house has a sense of calm. A dramatic open-plan kitchen features a huge armoire, headboard ceilings and leathered granite countertops. (Five rescue dogs have their own shower facilities to one side.)

DIRECTIONS:  From stop light continue 221 South 6.2 miles;

turn left on Union School Road for 4.7 miles;

turn right on Conners Grove for .3 miles;

turn left on Thistle Hill for .3 miles.  House is on right.


5)  1145 Rock Church Rd, Meadows of Dan

Silvie Granatelli and Jim Newlin

The house and lower-level terrace look toward the North Carolina mountains. Inside, it’s a showcase for Silvie’s pottery, the works of her friends, and many other artisans.  Custom cabinets, tables, and lamps were handmade by Floyd-area woodworkers and designers; some antiques are Jim’s family pieces from N.C.  The second floor guest rooms exhibit Silvie’s love of collections, from vintage postcards to blue and white jars.  Note: Silvie’s studio will be open for the tour, but her work will not be for sale.

DIRECTIONS:  From stop light continue 221 South 4.2 miles;

Turn left on Canning Factory and then an immediate right on Black Ridge Rd. (rt.726)

Continue to Blue Ridge Parkway, about 7 miles;

Cross Parkway and continue about 0.4 miles until sign for Granatelli Pottery, turn right.


The House and Garden tour of Floyd County, is in part underwritten by Atlantic Union Bank, benefits the Floyd Center for the Arts (www.FloydArtCenter.org). The self-guided tour will be held Saturday, June 29, (rain or shine) from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Tickets are $30 per person and may be bought in person, by phone 540-745-2784, or online. If tickets are purchased on line, your receipt is your ticket. The ticket includes a gourmet box lunch, offered at the Center between 11:30 and 1:30. In addition to the complimentary lunch, visitors can purchase ice cream from Homestead Creamer, who will be  set up at the Center during the event. You can pick up and take your lunch or enjoy your lunch with other tour goers at tables in the Community Room at the Center.


For more information about The Floyd Center for the Arts: FloydArtCenter.org or call 540-745-2784. The Center is located at 220 Parkway Lane South in Floyd, ½ mile south of the stoplight on Route 8. Regular hours are: Monday – Saturday, 10AM – 5PM.


About The Floyd Center for the Arts
The Floyd Center for the Arts seeks to showcase, support, and facilitate artistic endeavors and rural creativity throughout Southwest Virginia. Located in a historic dairy barn in Floyd, Virginia, the center pursues its mission through year-round educational opportunities, housing resident studio artists, mounting rotating exhibits that feature local and regional artists and artisans and more.

Brochures for the tour are available at The Floyd Center for the Arts.