Debbie and Jimmy Ballowe - D&J Woodcrafts

Jimmy has spent his whole life in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Debbie moved to Nelson County after college. This is where D&J Woodcrafts has been based for about 20 years.

In the beginning, Jimmy had been dabbling in woodworking and buying woodworking tools. In one of his wood magazines was a silhouette pattern of an old man and woman in rocking chairs. That was cut on a scroll saw and Debbie was immediately captivated. Jimmy then bought Debbie a scroll saw for Christmas that year. With lots of practice, Debbie started making more, and more diverse, items. A business and hobby were born!

Jimmy and Debbie use local hardwoods that have either fallen, or already died. No trees are killed for their ornaments or boxes!


Mon 10–6
Tues 10–6
Wed 10–6
Thurs 10–6
Fri 10–6
Sat 10–6
Sun 12–5
118 E Main St
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: (434) 972–9500
C’ville Arts offers a tremendous range of crafts and art, including decorative & functional objects for your home & garden, wearable art such as jewelry and scarves, organic balms, photography, paintings, sculpture, and more. As a cooperative, we work together to operate the store, helping keep our art affordable. Visitors are able to meet and chat with the artists who are on duty each day. C’ville Arts has become a popular place to find unique gifts for all occasions and locally made mementos for visitors to our area.
The Gallery is honored to be a part of the Virginia Artisans Trail Network, specifically the Monticello Artisans Trail.  “Choose from the many creative excursions and activities available as you plan your trip to Virginia!  The Artisan Trail Network will help you navigate a unique adventure.  We invite you to explore the byways and back roads, visiting craft artisan studios, agri-artisan gardens & farms, wineries & breweries, galleries & craft related venues, local businesses & eclectic shops and historical & cultural points of interest.”  The Gallery was recently featured in a video produced for the Virginia Artisans Trail Network.