Monday - Saturday, 11 - 6
Sunday, 11 - 5
Lemon Tree Gallery and Studio is an interactive space featuring world-class artwork by local artists and offering live entertainment on Fridays. They represent many talented artists and artisans including Giuseppe Dovis, Bethany Simpson, David Turner, and David Crane.
Lemon Tree Gallery serves as a gathering place for musical and social events, a place where locals and tourists can mingle among wine and cheese, talented performers, as well as sculpture, jewelry, paintings, leatherwork—"something for all five senses," as they say.
Lemon Tree’s partnership with GEAR (Global Exchange Arts Roundtable) sponsors Experimental Film Virginia, a two-week summer festival. Filmmakers work with local sets, a dance troupe, and their imaginations to produce short films shown to the public in a climactic show at the end of the festival.
Clelia and John Sheppard, Lemon Tree’s owners, purchased the (next door) vintage Palace Theater in June 2018, so that the performing arts and the visual arts could come together for residents and visitors. "The synergy created by the fusion of the arts is the lifeblood of any small community," says Clelia, who for 18 years was Executive Director of ArtsEnter, a major engine for the development of local artists.
Photos courtesy Phillip Spohn Photography