'Round the Mountain
Sculpture, glassworks, pottery, jewelry, violins, and soap are created right before your eyes at the stops on the Montgomery County Artisan Trail. These visitor-friendly galleries and artisan studios not only exhibit and sell amazing work, but also offer classes for apprentices.
Along with the museums, galleries, gardens, and dramatic architecture of the Virginia Tech campus and the county’s sprawling, working farms, the artisan trail hums with the sights and sounds of a region carrying on its rich cultural heritage.
A trip-planner highlighting the various sites is available here.
Did You Know?
In 2010, Virginia Tech ranked 10th among universities globally on the “IEEE Spectrum Patent Power Scorecard,” which analyzed the strength of patent portfolios for calendar year 2009. During fiscal year 2010, 37 U.S. patents and 7 foreign patents were awarded to Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties and 44 license and option agreements were signed.