Downtown Lynchburg: Where the Makers Are


Lynchburg has plenty of shopping options, but for those in the market for something unique and skillfully crafted, Downtown Lynchburg is the place to go. Only along Main Street will you find a local jeweler who has forged wedding bands and family heirlooms for more than 80 years. Only at the Lynchburg Community Market will you find a family working in the early morning hours to turn out fresh bread and pastries for their loyal customers.

These artisans, and so many more, are waiting to help you find the one-of-a-kind wares and services our Downtown businesses provide.

For these reasons, we are thrilled to unveil our brand new series—Downtown Lynchburg: Where the Makers Are. Each short film will introduce you to a different Downtown-based artisan or business, with an up-close-and-personal look at the innovation, creativity, and effort that goes into their work.

In bringing these stories to the spotlight, we hope to provide a sense of the community and spirit that is found in Downtown Lynchburg. Our makers are wildly talented and equally passionate about our Downtown district, both in growing it and making it ever more accessible to our city. A purchase from one of our Downtown businesses is an investment in this community and a vote of confidence for our neighbors.

If you haven’t ventured Downtown in a while, then you’re bound to be pleasantly surprised. Several brand new restaurants, shops, services, and galleries have opened in the last year alone—just further evidence of all there is to discover.

So, we hope you enjoy this series as much as we have enjoyed putting it together! And we hope these stories inspire you to visit Downtown Lynchburg—it’s where the makers are.