If you drive around the Main Street district of Fredericksburg, VA, you’ll see clever window displays, sidewalk chalkboard signs, and local inhabitants meandering from one spot to another. It’s easy to miss the artistry and creativity that drives such a uniquely #FXBG vibe.
The women makers and creators of our historic downtown are unsung heroes in our community. Here’s a list of just a few of those incredible women.
Owner of Kickshaws Downtown Market, Kathy is an artisan baker at heart. From sourdough bread to cupcakes, everything she makes is gluten-free and vegan! Keep an eye out for her brand-new restaurant: Kickshaws Kitchen. (101 William St.)
2Susan Carter Morgan
Printer of impeccable letter press, Susan owns Downtown Writing and Press. Stop into Forage and make your way upstairs to her print-filled studio. You’ll be glad you did. (208 William St.)
Susan is a woodworker who provides Fraser Wood Elements with hand-carved Santa’s around the holidays. We definitely recommend checking them out this season! (820 Caroline St.)
Sarah—photographer and co-owner of Kitt Creative—has an amazing background in studio and journalistic photography. Their gorgeous downtown studio is guaranteed to inspire, no matter the occasion. (810 Caroline St.)
5Crystal and Morgan Wellman
This mother-caught duo runs Ladyburg Bath and Body Apothecary. We’re talking amazing bath and body care with a handmade approach. (726 Caroline St.)
6Joy Crump and Beth Black
Executive Chef Joy and Manager Beth are the talent behind two of Fredericksburg’s favorite restaurants: Foode and Mercantile. Enough said. (900 Princess Anne & 205 William St.)
7Elizabeth Woodford and Barbara Posey
Artful Dimensions Gallery hosts the talents of Elizabeth and Barbara. Elizabeth is a textile collage and bead artist, while Barbara features beautiful needle felting. (911 Charles St.)