Welcome to Water Street Studio, on Sophia Street


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Writing, Arts, Conversation, Community
915 A Sophia Street, Fredericksburg, VA

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


10-5 M, W, Th, Fri, Sat
12-4 Sunday
Closed Tuesday


What a Month!

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I know the month is not over yet, but, wow, it’s been full! Elizabeth has been finalizing her show for Bistro Bethem, Lynette won awards and sold fiber art in a show out of town, and Susan pressed 30+cards for Main Street Initiative’s volunteers.

That, and we are in the middle of two bookbinding classes. If you like to sew, read, create, or enjoy paper, sign up for the second class this Sunday at 1!

Coming up: friend Gloria Lloyd will lead a collaging workshop designed to help you learn about yourself. She’s been doing this for 30 years, and let me tell you, it’s relaxing and insightful. July 13, Sunday, from 1-3. Call 540-907-9732 if you don’t want to register with PayPal.

If that’s not enough, we’ve got  Make It/Take It  up on July 7. Lynette will show you how to paint eyeglass holders with markers. They are beeeuuuutiful!!

Then  First Friday (changed to July 11 this month because of the 4th celebrations around town) at the studio will be fun–demos by your three favorite people (us!).

Deep breath. Ahhhhhh.

Fabulous First Friday


We know there’s a heck of a lot of stuff going on around the Burg tonight. We are going to be in TWO places! E&L will be in the studio with our guest artist Eric Cork Woolfolk. Erin is a fiber artist, and we are delighted to feature her in the studio this month.

And Susan will be at 25 30 Espresso to talk about our art and classes. 25 30 has also invited Bowman Distillery, Blue-Gray Brewery, and The Popcorn Bag to give away free samples. Susan is happy.



This I Believe

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I hope you are working on your “This I Believe” essay for our project with the library! The submission page opens this weekend. We’ll be uploading as many as we can, inviting some to present in August at the library’s community meeting.

And I had a thought. How cool would it be to create a book of the essays, a print-on-demand that anyone can purchase? Hmmmm. I’ll have to think about this (and maybe call on my friend Mary to help out). Yoo hoo, Mary… how’s your schedule these days?




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