Welcome to Water Street Studio

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915 A Sophia Street, Fredericksburg, VA
on the second floor

What’s in a Name?

As we were choosing a name for our writing and arts working and teaching space, we wanted it to describe both the location at our address on the banks of the Rappahannock and our city of Fredericksburg. We wanted to honor the river, the town and its people, their interests and enthusiasms, which inspire us as artists.

On many old maps of Fredericksburg, Sophia Street was alternatively called Water Street. Water, river, growth in the arts, roots, sustenance, all images seemed to come together in that name.

Stop by to shop in our gift store, sign up for a class, or to see what we do! We want to be a creative space for artists and writers of all ages.

Susan Carter Morgan
Lynette L. Reed
Elizabeth W. Seaver

On the Road

IMG_1005Lynette Reed will be traveling to this Art Show next weekend:

Bowling Green Arts Commission’s Art Show. Nov 15th from 9:00 to 3:00, Saturday at the Bowling Green Events Hall, 117 Butler Street, Bowling Green, Virginia. Over 20 artists from VA & MD will be participating in judged and non-judged categories. This event grows each year and the art is fabulous.
If you are in the area, stop in to see her!

Calling Middle School Girls!!!


Our Illustrating Your World workshop was filled, but Elizabeth has graciously agreed to teach it with me. SO, we can take two more–only two–middle school girls for 6 weeks of art and writing. We have some fun plans that involve journaling and getting our hands dirty.

The workshop meets Tuesday afternoons from 4:30 – 5:30, beginning November 11. If you are interested, let us know right away. Call 540-907-9732 or email writingandarts@gmail.com $120



Sophia Street- Explore downtown by the river!!


We Sophia Street stores have decided to run a promotion for the month of November. Buy anything from any of the stores listed above, and your name will be entered for a drawing on Small Business Saturday– the prize is a $25 gift certificate to be used at any of the stores listed. Two will be drawn!!

We think our corner of #downtown #fxbg is pretty cool. Stop by and see what’s new!