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 some of the shops 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.

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:

  • 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

August 1 (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.

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August 1 (Tuesday) - August 31 (Thursday)

  • Art A La Carte is offering this month  "Wrapped Gems by Fred"
    • Featuring Gifted Artist Fred Walker
    • Free demonstrations on Mondays (August 7, 14, 21, & 28)
      • Every Monday in August you can meet the artist & get items wrapped during a personal demonstration any time between 11:00 Hours &17:00 Hours (11:00 AM-5:00 PM). 
      • Fred Walker "The Artist" will be answering questions and sharing the "ART" of wrapping to those who would like to have one of there items wrapped.
      • If unable to make it on a Monday, please leave messages at 703.496.9540 for other appointment times.
    • Artist Statement:
      • August is the 7th year anniversary of "ART A La Carte" and I find it fitting to show off beautiful jewelry to bring many smiles to the town of Occoquan and to our many customers.  
    • Description:
      • All of Fred's GEM stones are obtained in it's "RAW"  form.. They are then tumbled for 6 weeks then polished and wrapped for display and sale.  His "Sea Glass" has been obtained/collected from the Eastern U.S., and trips to the beaches of the Caribbean Islands and of Europe.  They are wrapped in sterling silver as is to make it unique and original.  
      • Fred can be reached at: wf1717walk@verizon.net
    • 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.
      • The gallery is located at 310 Mill Street Occoquan, Virginia  22125
      • Gallery Hours: 11 am-5 pm 7 days a week
      • For additional information - 703.496.9540 

Fred Walker, Jewelry

Occoquan website of the month

July 4 (Tuesday) - August 7 (Monday)

Down the Shore

  • The  exhibit features rare and unique works of art that include: 
    • Fused Glass by David & Dale Barnes of Sterling, VA,
    • Pencil Paintings by Tina Kannapel and
    • Oil Paintings by Steve Myles of Reston, 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

“South Carolina Sea Oats” by Steve Myles (Oil Painting) “Blue Moves” by David Barnes (Fused Glass) “Blue Crab” by Tina Kannapel (Colored Pencil)

August 6 (Sunday)

  • Soaring Spirit Yoga Studio is offering "Yoga for Vets", free classes
    • From 12:00 Hours to 13:00 Hours (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
    • Open to all active duty military personnel and veterans and their spouses.
    • In collaboration with the non-profit Yoga for Vets, students will gain an understanding of yoga poses, breathing techniques and meditation practices.

August 7 (Monday)

  • Free Gem wrapping demonstration at Art A La Carte
    • From 11:00 Hours &17:00 Hours (11:00 AM-5:00 PM). 
    • Fred Walker "The Artist" will be answering questions and sharing the "ART" of wrapping to those who would like to have one of there items wrapped.
    • If unable to make it on a Monday, please leave messages at 703.496.9540 for other appointment times.

August 8 (Tuesday) - September 4 (Monday)

Sea Escapes

  • The  exhibit features rare and unique works of art that include: 
    • Beautiful watercolors and Mixed Media by Mary Rose Janya of Springfield, VA and
    • Attractive and stylish jewelry by Tyler Kulenguski of Annandale, 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

“Point Loma Lighthouse” by Mary Rose Janya (Watercolor) “Caribbean Cruise” by Tyler Kulenguski (Silver Jewelry “Hawaiian Islands” by Tyler Kulenguski (Silver Jewelry) “Quiet Harbor” by Mary Rose Janya (Watercolor)

August 8 (Tuesday) - September 3 (Sunday)

District Moods
By Nick Aman

  • Artist Statement:
    • These are my recent paintings of D.C. street scenes, which focus on iconic structures that define the city for me. I use the early morning and late evening light to create a deep sense of mood and atmosphere.  
  • See more of Nick Aman’s work at nicholausaman.com
  • 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 Gate”, 8x8” Oil on Wood “Crossing the Triangle”, 16x24”, Oil on Wood

Historic Occoquan Tidbit: New article by Leo Smith

August 8 (Tuesday)

  • Art A La Carte is hosting a Free Earrings and Sale Event!
    • From 11:00 Hours to 17:00 Hours (11:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
    • Free computer part earrings made and given to customers on the 8th and 15th while Lisa Norton is the Artist on Duty. 
    • Also 30 percent off of all Paris Winx items.

August 12 (Saturday)

  • The Loft Gallery is hosting A Meet the Artist Reception for "District Moods" artist Nick Adams
    • From 13:00 Hours to 16:00 Hours (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
    • These are Nick Amans’ recent paintings of D.C. street scenes, which focus on iconic structures that define the city for him.  He uses the early morning and late evening light to create a deep sense of mood and atmosphere.
  • The Loft Gallery is hosting an Artist Talk with artist Nick Adams
    • From 14:00 Hours to 14:30 Hours (2:00 PM - 2:30 PM)

August 13 (Sunday)

  • Soaring Spirit Yoga Studio is offering "Yoga for Vets", free classes
    • From 12:00 Hours to 13:00 Hours (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
    • Open to all active duty military personnel and veterans and their spouses.
    • In collaboration with the non-profit Yoga for Vets, students will gain an understanding of yoga poses, breathing techniques and meditation practices.
  • The Artists’ Undertaking Gallery in Historic Occoquan is hosting an Artist Reception
    • From 13:00 Hours to 17:00 Hours (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
    • This is your fabulous opportunity to meet and greet gifted artists Mary Rose Janya of Springfield, VA, and Tyler Kulenguski  of Annandale, 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

August 14 (Monday)

  • Free Gem wrapping demonstration at Art A La Carte
    • From 11:00 Hours &17:00 Hours (11:00 AM-5:00 PM). 
    • Fred Walker "The Artist" will be answering questions and sharing the "ART" of wrapping to those who would like to have one of there items wrapped.
    • If unable to make it on a Monday, please leave messages at 703.496.9540 for other appointment times.

August 15 (Tuesday)

  • Art A La Carte is hosting a Free Earrings and Sale Event!
    • From 11:00 Hours to 17:00 Hours (11:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
    • Free computer part earrings made and given to customers on the 8th and 15th while Lisa Norton is the Artist on Duty. 
    • Also 30 percent off of all Paris Winx items.

August 20 (Sunday)

  • Soaring Spirit Yoga Studio is offering "Yoga for Vets", free classes
    • From 12:00 Hours to 13:00 Hours (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
    • Open to all active duty military personnel and veterans and their spouses.
    • In collaboration with the non-profit Yoga for Vets, students will gain an understanding of yoga poses, breathing techniques and meditation practices.

August 27 (Sunday)

  • Soaring Spirit Yoga Studio is offering "Yoga for Vets", free classes
    • From 12:00 Hours to 13:00 Hours (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
    • Open to all active duty military personnel and veterans and their spouses.
    • In collaboration with the non-profit Yoga for Vets, students will gain an understanding of yoga poses, breathing techniques and meditation practices.

September 5 (Tuesday) - October 1 (Sunday)

"Good Dogs, Bad Cats, and Weirdos"
Artwork by Charla Wilkerson

  • Charla Wilkerson’s off-beat and often humorous paintings and painted objects bring a groovy weirdness to the Loft Gallery and Occoquan.  Charla is a self-taught visionary artist with a highly individualized style drawn from her inner desire to do whatever the heck she wants
  • See more of Charla’s work at http://www.facebook.com/CharlaWilkersonArt  
  • 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)

“Bad Black Cat”, 8x8, acrylic “Good Blue Dog”, 12x12, acrylic

September 23 (Saturday)

  • Occoquan Craft Show
    • Event is from 10:00 Hours to 18:00 Hours (10:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
    • Historic Occoquan's streets are filled with unique crafters.  
    • Streets are closed to traffic - look for signs to satellite parking.  
    • Continuous shuttle bus service from satellite parking for a minimal fee.  
    • Children under 13 ride free
  • The Loft Gallery is hosting a Meet the Artist Reception!
    • From 13:00 Hours to 15:00 Hours (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
    • Fantastic opportunity to meet talented artist Charla Wilkerson
    • 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

September 24 (Sunday)

  • Occoquan Craft Show
    • Event is from 10:00 Hours to 18:00 Hours (10:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
    • Historic Occoquan's streets are filled with unique crafters.  
    • Streets are closed to traffic - look for signs to satellite parking.  
    • Continuous shuttle bus service from satellite parking for a minimal fee.  
    • Children under 13 ride free

September 30 (Saturday)

  • Art A La Carte is hosting a Meet the Artist Reception for Pam Eisenmann of Fantasy Lives of Pets
    • From 12:00 Hours to 16:00 Hours (12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
    • Pam Eisenmann's works on display explore imagined or incongruous situations and things at play in whimsical ways.
    • Some reveal odd characterizations, fantasized beings, or hint what creatures might do if they were us and we weren’t looking.  
    • 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.
      • The gallery is located at 310 Mill Street Occoquan, Virginia  22125
      • Gallery Hours: 11 am-5 pm 7 days a week
      • For additional information - 703.496.9540 

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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

Hair Studio 14

Personally Yours

Art A La Carte

The Cock and Bowl

Occoquan Craft Show

Lorton Valley Star Newspaper

 
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