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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 Annual Lemonade Stroll 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).

Occoquan website of the month

Historic Occoquan products can be found at Spriral Creations

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 2 (Tuesday) - June 5 (Monday)

Celebrating Art on the Block

  • 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 and
    • Colored Pencil by David Cochran of Alexandria, VA and
    • Paintings by Anne Rust Pearson of Fairfax Station, VA and
    • Paintings by Lauren Jacob and Jewelry by Tyler Kulenguski
    • 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

“Round Vase with Bird” by Marianne Cordyack – Salt-fired Stoneware “Purple Trivet” by Diann Root – Mosaic “Oceana Silver Ring” by Tyler Kulenguski – Jewelry “Bluebird Morning” by Anne Rust Pearson – Painting

“Looking Glass” by David Cochran – Colored Pencil “Jefferson Memorial” by Gerry Gantt – Photography “If Roots Were Birds” by Lauren Jacobs – Painting

Historic Occoquan Tidbit: New article by Leo Smith

June 3 (Saturday) - June 4 (Sunday)

  • Occoquan Craft Show
    • From 10:00 Hours to 18:00 Hours on Saturday (10:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
    • From 10:00 Hours to 17:00 Hours on Sunday (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
    • Occoquan's Historic Streets are filled with unique crafters from all over the US. 
    •  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.

June 6 (Tuesday) - July 3 (Sunday)

Celebrating the Arts

  • The  exhibit features rare and unique works of art that include: 
    • Paintings and Etchings by Roger Frey of Woodbridge, VA and
    • Salt-Fired Pottery by Marianne Cordyack 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.
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      • For more information contact the gallery at 703-494-0584

“Diana & Apollo Dancing with the Stars” by Roger Frey (Acrylic Painting) “The Three Graces in the 22nd Century” by Roger Frey (Acrylic Painting)  “Dish with Two Birds” by Marianne Cordyack (Salt-Fired Pottery) “Round Vase with Bird” by Marianne Cordyack (Salt-Fired Pottery)

 

June 6 (Tuesday) - July 2 (Saturday)

Everyday Life
Drawings by Janet Flickinger

  • Janet Flickinger’s featured artist show at The Loft Gallery in Occoquan is inspired by her desire to capture everyday life with an emphasis on work. She has had a long desire of recording life around her. Her works are done primarily in pencil.  
  • Janet is a Northern Virginia artist who shows her work at the Loft Gallery.
  • The website where her drawings can be viewed is http://loftgallery.org/JanetFlickinger.shtml.
  • 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)

“A Street in Pittsburgh”, 14.5”x20”, Pencil “A Lost Art”, 20”x16”, Pencil

June 6 (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.

June 10 (Saturday)

  • The Loft Gallery is hosting a Meet the Artists Reception
    • From 13:00 Hours to 17:00 Hours (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
    • This is a simply fabulous opportunity to meet gifted artists Roger Frey and Marianne Cordyack!
    • Special Presentation of interpretive Dance will be performed!
      • At 14:00 Hours (2:00 PM)
      • Dance is being performed by Helping Hearts through the Arts
      • A group founded by Sue Skaddan and dedicated to connecting individuals and groups within our community in artistic and meaningful ways. 
      • The dancers will be Sue Skaddan, Pat Hall and Peg Schaefer, accompanied by keyboardist, Richard Nash.
      • Sue was captivated by Roger’s colorful, whimsical, abstract paintings, especially the “Three Graces in the 22nd Century”.  The three dancers will perform an interpretation of Isadora Duncan’s “Three Graces”.
    • 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

June 10 (Saturday)

  • The Loft Gallery is hosting a Meet-The-Artists Reception
    • From 13:00 Hours to 16:00 Hours (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
    • Come and meet gifted artists Janet Flickinger
    • 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)

July 5 (Wednesday) - August 6 (Sunday)

Still Life and From Life - Act II
Paintings by Deena Hunkler-Sanks and Sculptures by Francesca Di Lorenzo

  • Still Life and From Life – Act II has artists Deena Hunkler-Sanks and Francesca Di Lorenzo teaming up again to show the contrast presented by Deena’s “Still Life” oil paintings and Francesca’s “From Life” sculptures.  The contrasting forms of artwork presented in this show reflect each artist’s interpretation of what makes “life” a joy to paint and to sculpt.
    • Deena Hunkler-Sanks – Deena collects memories and tells stories weaving together bits and pieces of peoples’ lives to present a rendition of their story captured in her paintings.  Old photographs, keepsakes, and memorabilia are included in her still life scenes.  A glance shows the beauty of a time past… a closer look tells the story.
    • Francesca Di Lorenzo – Francesca’s “From Life” sculptures are created with clay using live models.  The nuances of the human figure are captured in her traditional sculptural style.  Her sculptures celebrate the beauty and differences of life as depicted in her interpretation of the female and male forms.
    • To see more of Deena’s and Fran’s works go to The Loft Gallery www.loftgallery.org and Facebook page www.facebook.com/loftgalleryoccoquan
    • 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)

“Airforce”, 18”x18”, Oil on panel “Tranquility”, 18”H x 7”W x 10”D, Terra Cotta

July 15 (Saturday)

  • The Loft Gallery is hosting a Meet-The-Artists Reception
    • From 13:00 Hours to 16:00 Hours (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
    • Come and meet talented artists Deena Hunkler-Sanks and Francesca Di Lorenzo
    • 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)

 

 

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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 Prince William Art Society, Inc.

The Cock and Bowl

Occoquan Craft Show

Lorton Valley Star Newspaper

 
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