ARTISTICALLY SPEAKING-CALENDAR OF ART EVENTS

 (this page is updated almost daily, so check back frequently)

 

SUMMER ART CAMPS FOR KIDS ARE OFFERED AT:

 

CALLS FOR ARTISTSArtists, please look ahead on the calendar for deadline dates. If you would like to receive a separate weekly email with Calls For Artists, please let Cathy know by emailing office@caldwellarts.com. We have a separate email “group” for artists.

New Window Gallery of Valdese NC (Play It Again Records Building, 150 W Main St., Valdese) is in its second year of offering choice works of art from local and regional artists. There is no charge to exhibit art work and it is an excellent opportunity to make the public aware of local artistic talent. So far there have been many examples of artistic talent including sculpture, glass work, calligraphy, acrylic, watercolor and oil paintings, drawings, screen printing, pottery and clay work. To exhibit please contact Mark or David Mench at 828-874-1800

 

JUNE 2018

Through JULY 3 – VALDESE – New Window Gallery of Valdese NC showcases two local experimental artists: MICHDENIS & LD. Connelley Springs NC’s MICHDENIS’s painting process allows the work to take on a life of its own. Colorful shapes pool & swirl creating a universe of visual activity – a lot of detail to get lost in.  Burke County’s LD enjoys using his own masking tape process to create jolting images & both artists are tuned in to the celebration of imagination. New Window Gallery is at 150 West Main Street in Valdese (Play It Again Records Building)

Through JULY 30 - MORGANTON – Arts In The Morganton City Hall Lobby features artwork by Nancy Hilliard Joyce and Nelson Brookshire. Nancy creates art in her home studio in Concord NC and will display on the 1st floor.  Nelson lives in Lenoir. His artwork is created with cut magazine paper rolled into small tubes that he uses in a manner similar to mosaics to create his pictures. His artwork will be displayed on the 2nd floor at 305 East Union Street, Morganton. http://www.morgantonnc.gov/index.php/government/city-manager/city-hall/art-in-the-hall

Through JULY 30 – HIDDENITE – The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s Lucas Mansion Gallery features an exhibit by renowned Forsyth County artist Barbara Mellin “Lasting Impressions” showcasing the varied forms of Printmaking.  Meet-the-Artist Reception June 16th 12noon-2pm; www.hiddenitearts.org

Through JULY 31 – HICKORY – Tuesdays 6-9pm at Western Piedmont Community College - Hand Built Pottery Techniques with Evelyn Arnold for Info email Evelyn Arnold at earnold@cvcc.edu – to register email Cheri Toney at ctoney@cvcc.edu or call 828-327-7037

Through AUGUST 1 – HICKORY (no class July 4) – Pottery on the Wheel with Evelyn Arnold at Western Piedmont Community College Wednesdays 6-9pm – for Info email Evelyn Arnold at earnold@cvcc.edu – to register email Cheri Toney at ctoney@cvcc.edu or call 828-327-7037

Through AUGUST 2 – HICKORY – Thursdays 6-9pm (no class July 5) Pottery on the Wheel II with Preston Tolbert at Western Piedmont Community College $166.25/person – for Info email Evelyn Arnold at earnold@cvcc.edu – to register email Cheri Toney at ctoney@cvcc.edu or call 828-327-7037

Through AUGUST 7 – LENOIR – Summer Guitar Group, a fun and educational class offered for students interested in learning guitar for the first time or those interested in improving on basic skills they have already learned; Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-7pm – The Harper School, College Ave., Lenoir – 828-754-2297 or karenburton@theharperschool.org

 

Now through AUGUST 15 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Arts Council will have a Summer JAM Program that will run weekly June 13-August 15 on Wednesday afternoons for ages 8 & up.  This is a more involved music program than the JAM Camp shown below, and is geared toward new, returning, and previous students. Students will learn Appalachian Traditional Music and choose between learning to play guitar, banjo, mandolin, or fiddle. Class size is limited so register soon at www.caldwellarts.com or call 828-754-2486

JUNE 18-22 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art Summer Camps “Surf, Sand & Sea” for ages 4-6, “Superheroes & Fairy Tales” for ages 4-6, “Cartooning & Anime” for ages 7-9, “Paint a Masterpiece” for ages 10-14 & “3D Art” for ages 7-14; pre-register by calling Ginny Zellmer at 828-327-8576 extension 207 or email at gzellmer@hickoryart.org;  www.hickoryart.org   

JUNE 18-22 – HUDSON – CCC&TI Extreme Super Summer Camps presents Cheerleading/Dance and Gymnastics/Dance 8am-12noon – Learn age appropriate dances, cheers and chants. To register call 828-726-2242; www.cccti.edu

JUNE 18-22 – BOONE – Turchin Center for Visual Arts (TCVA) offers “Drawing From Life” for grades 3-8, 10am-12pm $85 – Young artists will explore and develop skills, confidence and creativity in drawing from observation. They will learn to draw realistically by looking at objects such as photographs, still life, self-portraits and the landscape. Beginning with focused drawing exercised, they will then move toward long-term drawing projects. Pre-register by calling 828-262-3017; tcva.org/workshops

JUNE 19-21 – LENOIR – Frye Art Studio / Folk Keeper Gallery summer camp “Funky Chickens & Other Critters” for ages 8-10 (3 day class 9-11am). Fun drawings & paintings of various animals. 10 slots available; $85 includes instruction, materials & snack. To register, call or text 828-320-7819 or send a FB message to Folk Keeper Gallery

JUNE 19-21 – LENOIR – Frye Art Studio / Folk Keeper Gallery summer camp “Mixed Media Montage” for ages 8-12 (3 day class 1-3pm). Use various mediums to create sculpture, as well as 2-D pieces. 10 slots available; $90 includes instructions, materials & snack. To register, call or text 828-320-7819 or send a FB message to Folk Keeper Gallery

JUNE 20-21 – WEST JEFFERSON – Watercolor Collage with instructor Freda Lee-McCann at Florence Thomas Art School; www.florenceartschool.org

JUNE 21 - BOONE – Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music presents The John Cockman Family “The Family That Plays Together Stays Together” at 2pm – Harvest House Performing Arts Venue, 247 Boone Heights Dr., Boone. http://mountainhomemusic.com/upcoming-concerts

JUNE 22 - LENOIR – Lenoir Parks & Recreation presents the Night Move Band as part of the Friday after Five Summer Concert Series starting at 7pm on the Downtown Lenoir Stage (rain location – Old Lenoir High School Auditorium. All FREE and Family Friendly. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, grab a bite to eat at one of our local restaurants, sit back and relax while listening to fabulous music!

JUNE 22 – LENOIR – Opening reception for Caldwell Visual Artists Competition 5-7pm hosted by Lenoir Woman’s Club. Exhibit continues through July 28

JUNE 22 – HUDSON – Hudson Home Town Concert Series sponsored by the Hudson Community Development Association & the Rotary Club-Hudson presents Two Lane Blacktop in Hickman Windmill Park (Behind the Hudson Town Hall) 7-9pm – Bring a lawn chair – FREE Admission!

JUNE 22 – BLOWING ROCK – The Blowing Rock Arts & History Museum presents a workshop Decorate a Face Mug 1-2:30 pm for ages 9 & up, and again 4-6pm for adults; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

JUNE 22 - HICKORY – Sails on the Square every Friday night May, June and September starting at 6:30pm Facebook: Sails Original Music Series – tonight: The Moon and You

JUNE 22 - BOONE – Andrew Finn Magill & The Page Turners to perform Free Outdoor Summer Concert at the Jones House; bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Concerts start at 5pm and there is free parking in downtown after 5pm. Concerts are free and open to the public. www.joneshouse.org/outdoor-concerts

JUNE 22 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School “Drawing” for grades 1-7 with instructor Freda Lee McCan; 336-846-3827; www.FlorenceArtSchool.org

JUNE 22 – HIDDENITE – Town of Taylorsville and Alexander County Government and the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center present the C.J. Ballard Band performing at the new Alexander County Courthouse Park, 131 West Main Ave., Taylorsville at 7pm; Rain location – Hiddenite Center’s Educational Complex. 828-632-6966; www.hiddenitearts.org

JUNE 22-JULY 28 – LENOIR – Caldwell Visual Artists Competition works on display at Caldwell Arts Council; www.caldwellarts.com 828-754-2486

JUNE 23 – LENOIR – City of Lenoir presents the movie “Ninjago” on the Square in downtown Lenoir, starting at approximately 8:30pm; bring your own chairs & blankets for seating. Concessions will be available to purchase.  Rain location will be the Old Lenoir High School Auditorium. For more information, call 828-757-2196

JUNE 23 – LENOIR – Caldwell Arts Council’s Art Around Caldwell Studio Tour, featuring artists set up in their home studios or in local businesses throughout Caldwell County. Free. Map to each location will be available after June 15th. 828-754-2486; www.caldwellarts.com

JUNE 23 – LENOIR - The Patterson School Incubator Farm workshop “Wool Felting with Jane Campbell” – http://www.facebook.com/PattersonSchoolFoundation/events www.pattersonschoolfoundation.org/if; benloomis@pattersonschoolfoundation.org

JUNE 23 - BOONE – The Turchin Center for Visual Arts presents Art Workshops for Kids: Toddler Power Hour 10:30-11:30am for ages 3-5, $5/class – Toddlers will explore art through engaging hands-on activities with sculpture, painting, story time and more, gaining confidence in self-expression and artistic exploration while learning about color, texture and shapes. Pre-registration required 828-262-3017; tcva.org/workshops

JUNE 23 - BOONE – Turchin Center for Visual Arts (TCVA) presents Creative Kids Studio for ages 6-10, 1-2:30pm,  $10/class. Creative kids will be inspired and create colorful memories. Students will learn new skills as they create sculpture, drawing and painting, using a wide variety of materials. As they design their very own unique creations, they will learn about craftsmanship, artistic styles, art history, the power of self-expression and expanding their self confidence. Pre-registration required 828-262-3017; tcva.org/workshops.

JUNE 23 – WEST JEFFERSON – Beginner Watercolor with instructor Freda Lee-McCann at Florence Thomas Art School; www.florenceartschool.org

JUNE 23 – HICKORY – Dueling Pianos at Market on Main – a Western Piedmont Symphony FUNdraiser 6:30pm; $125/couple or $1,000 VIP Table of 10; www.wpsymphony.org

JUNE 24 – HICKORY – Summer Pops! Symphony Under the Sails, downtown Hickory 6pm FREE! Join western Piedmont Symphony for a Fun, Free event on Union Square in downtown Hickory

JUNE 25-27 – WEST JEFFERSON – Alla Prima Portraits with instructor Robin Wellner at Florence Thomas Art School – www.florenceartschool.org

JUNE 25-29 – HUDSON – CCC&TI Extreme Super Summer Camps presents Basketball Camp and Kickin’ Martial Arts 8am-12noon; for more info or to register call 828-726-2242; www.cccti.edu

JUNE 25-29 – HUDSON – CCC&TI Extreme Super Summer Camp presents Baking Magic (ages 9 & up only; $160) 9am-12noon – to register call 828-726-2242; www.cccti.eduJUNE 25-29 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art Summer Camps “Dragons & Fairies” for ages 4-6, “Ancient Arts” for ages 7-9, “Art Explosion” for ages 10-14, and “Draw-Paint-Sculpt” for ages 7-9; pre-register by calling Ginny Zellmer at 828-327-8576 extension 207 or email at gzellmer@hickoryart.org;  www.hickoryart.org   

JUNE 26-28 – LENOIR – Frye Art Studio / Folk Keeper Gallery summer camp “Over the Moon for Owls” for ages 8-12 (3 day class 9-11am). Drawing & painting of all kinds of owls. 10 slots available; $85 includes instruction, materials and snack. To register, call or text 828-320-7819 or send a FB message to Folk Keeper Gallery.

JUNE 25-29 – BOONE – Turchin Center for Visual Arts (TCVA) offers “International Art” for Grades 1-5, 1-4pm, $100/student. Campers will grab their passports and travel around the world to experience cultural history and international art. The trip starts in Panama, then travels south to Brazil, across the ocean to Ghana, Ukraine, Middle East, India, China, Australia, Fiji and will finish in the state of Alaska. Students will learn about techniques, styles and art created in each of the countries including printmaking, painting, mosaics, and more. Preregister by calling 828-262-3017; tcva.org/workshops

JUNE 26-28 – LENOIR – Frye Art Studio / Folk Keeper Gallery summer camp “Sculpy Sculpt-Off” for ages 11-18 (3 day class 1-3pm). Creating small sculptures using Sculpy clay & paint. Judged art show following final class (more details to come). $120 includes instruction, materials & snack. To register, call or text 828-320-7819 or send a FB message to Folk Keeper Gallery.

JUNE 27-29 – BLOWING ROCK – Drawing with Mary Dobbin 10:30am-4:30pm – open to mature teens and adults – www.blowingrockmuseum.org

JUNE 28 – WEST JEFFERSON – Art Party with instructor Raney Rogers at Florence Thomas Art School; www.florenceartschool.org

JUNE 29 - LENOIR – Lenoir Parks & Recreation presents Chad Triplett as part of the Friday after Five Summer Concert Series starting at 7pm on the Downtown Lenoir Stage (rain location – Old Lenoir High School Auditorium. All FREE and Family Friendly. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, grab a bite to eat at one of our local restaurants, sit back and relax while listening to fabulous music!

JUNE 29 - HUDSON – Hudson Home Town Concert Series sponsored by the Hudson Community Development Association & the Rotary Club-Hudson presents FracXured in Hickman Windmill Park (Behind the Hudson Town Hall) 7-9pm – Bring a lawn chair – FREE Admission!

JUNE 29 - HICKORY – Sails on the Square every Friday night May, June and September starting at 6:30pm Facebook: Sails Original Music Series – tonight: Twisted Pine

JUNE 29 - BOONE – Shay Martin Lovette & Fwuit to perform Free Outdoor Summer Concert at the Jones House; bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Concerts start at 5pm and there is free parking in downtown after 5pm. Concerts are free and open to the public. www.joneshouse.org/outdoor-concerts

JUNE 29-JULY 6 – BANNER ELK – Ensemble Stage presents “Red White & Tuna” by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears & Ed Howard – ensemblestage.com

 

JULY 2018

JULY (DATE & LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED) yART Sale, Caldwell Arts Council, 50/50 split of sales, consignment based (you don’t have to be present, we take care of everything). Watch for more details to come. 828-754-2486; www.caldwellarts.com

JULY 2-6 (CLOSED JULY 4) – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art Summer Camps “Musical Madness” for ages 4-6, “Disney Daze” for ages 4-6, “Wild Things” for ages 7-9, “Fabric & Fiber Arts” for ages 10-14, “Cartooning & Anime” for ages 10-14; pre-register by calling Ginny Zellmer at 828-327-8576 extension 207 or email at gzellmer@hickoryart.org;  www.hickoryart.org   

JULY 4 – BLOWING ROCK – Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music presents Grass and Brass – The Mountain Home Bluegrass Boys and King Street Brass. Doors open at 6:30pm – Blowing Rock School Auditorium, 130 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock http://mountainhomemusic.com/upcoming-concerts

JULY 5 – LENOIR – Tucker’s Barn Singer & Songwriters Series, featuring Andrew Massey, Jimmie Griffith & Bobby Steadman at 1841 Café, 117 S. Main St, 7pm – www.facebook.com/events/563537470664948/  

JULY 6 - LENOIR – Lenoir Parks & Recreation presents the Tre’King Band as part of the Friday after Five Summer Concert Series starting at 7pm on the Downtown Lenoir Stage (rain location – Old Lenoir High School Auditorium. All FREE and Family Friendly. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, grab a bite to eat at one of our local restaurants, sit back and relax while listening to fabulous music!

JULY 6 - HUDSON – Hudson Home Town Concert Series sponsored by the Hudson Community Development Association & the Rotary Club-Hudson presents the Shelby Rae Moore Band in Hickman Windmill Park (Behind the Hudson Town Hall) 7-9pm – Bring a lawn chair – FREE Admission!

JULY 6 – HICKORY – Red June, live at the Drendel; Pre-Concert Party starts at 5:30pm, Red June takes the stage at 7pm; hickoryart.org

JULY 6 - BOONE – Dave Brewer’s Foscoe Four & Dead of Summer to perform Free Outdoor Summer Concert at the Jones House; bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Concerts start at 5pm and there is free parking in downtown after 5pm. Concerts are free and open to the public. www.joneshouse.org/outdoor-concerts

JULY 6-7 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School “Landscape Accordian Books” for Grades 1-7; 336-846-3827; www.FlorenceArtSchool.org

JULY 6-31 – VALDESE – The New Window Gallery of Valdese NC (Play It Again Records Building) presents art works created by Robert Goins; details call Mark or David 828-874-1800JULY 7 – LENOIR - – LENOIR – City of Lenoir presents the movie “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” on the Square in downtown Lenoir, starting at approximately 8:30pm; bring your own chairs & blankets for seating. Concessions will be available to purchase.  Rain location will be the Old Lenoir High School Auditorium. For more information, call 828-757-2196

JULY 7 – LENOIR – Make your own high quality soap with instructor Dawn Mathews at The Patterson School (Highway 268 between Lenoir & Wilkesboro) – info & registration at https://www.facebook.com/events/306226006536616/

JULY 7 – BLOWING ROCK – The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum presents Fun and Fanciful Artist Books for Ages 8-12, 10am-12noon, with instructor Sigrid Hice; www.blowingrockmuseum.org – and again at 1-3pm for adults (ages 13 & up)

JULY 9-11 – WEST JEFFERSON – Watercolor “Warmth and Light” with Cheri Fry at Florence Thomas Art School; www.florenceartschool.org

JULY 9-13 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Arts Council’s summer art camp for kids: Sculpting Our Future is back and offers campers (ages 7 & up) the opportunity to create three-dimensional artwork that will then be displayed at the Sculpture Celebration in September.  The camp will be held on the Patterson School campus July 9-13. Class size is limited so register soon at www.caldwellarts.com or by calling 828-754-2486.

JULY 9-13 – HUDSON – CCC&TI Extreme Super Summer Camp presents Indoor Soccer Camp & Pinewood Derby 8am-12noon; to register call 828-726-2242; www.cccti.edu

JULY 9-13 – HUDSON – CCC&TI Extreme Super Summer Camp presents Chocolates and Candies 9am-12noon (ages 9 and up only; 4160) – to register call 828-726-2242; www.cccti.edu

JULY 9-13 and 23-27 – HUDSON – CCC&TI Extreme Super Summer Camp presents Archery classes 9am-11am at Hudson Elementary or the HUB Gymnasium in Hudson. To register call 828-726-2242; www.cccti.edu

JULY 9-13 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art Summer Camps “Wild Things” for ages 4-6, “Lights, Camera, Action!” for ages 7-14, “Art Explosion” for ages 7-9; pre-register by calling Ginny Zellmer at 828-327-8576 extension 207 or email at gzellmer@hickoryart.org;  www.hickoryart.org   

JULY 9-13 – LENOIR – Lenoir Parks and Recreation Summer Fun Camp at Martin Luther King Jr. Center includes Arts, Crafts & Games and daily field trips including Bo’s Family Entertainment, Water slides and swimming at Lenoir Aquatic & Fitness Center, Golden Ticket Cinemas, Balloon Lady & a cookout.  $50/city residents, $75/non-city residents. Fees cover lunch, snacks, tee-shirt & all activities (for Campers 8-12 years old) 9am-4pm M-F. Register before Monday, July 2. For more information call MLK Center at 757-2170. http://www.cityoflenoir.com/parksrecreation

JULY 9-13 – BOONE – Turchin Center for Visual Arts (TCVA) offers “Mixed Media Mania for Grades 4-9, 1-4pm, $100/student. Students will mix it up with mixed media mania. They will create art with a multitude of mediums including paper, paint, pastels, and printmaking to create treasure boxes, masks, portraits, altered books and mosaics. The class will also include art criticism and art history. Pre-registration required by calling 828-262-3017; tcva.org/workshops

JULY 10 – BOONE – Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music presents Old Time Jamboree – By the Young for the Young at Heart, featuring Strictly Strings with Rodney Sutton at 2pm – Harvest House Performing Arts Venue, 247 Boone Heights Dr., Boone NC http://mountainhomemusic.com/upcoming-concerts/

JULY 10-12 – BLOWING ROCK – The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum presents Plein Air Watercolor workshop with instructor Dwight Rose 10:30am-4:30pm daily; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

JULY 10-12 – BLOWING ROCK – The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum presents Acrylic Plein Air Workshop with Mary Dobbin 10:30am-4:30pm daily; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

JULY 10-AUGUST 7 – LENOIR – Ukulele Class at The Harper School on College Avenue Tuesdays & Thursdays 7-8pm – contact 828-754-2297 or karenburton@theharperschool.org

JULY 10-AUGUST 7 – BOONE – Turchin Center for Visual Arts (TCVA) offers “Metalsmithing 101” for adults (16+ years), Tuesdays 6-8pm, $175/student. Metalsmithing 101 will introduce students to the basics of metal working including technical skills, building and problem solving. Emphasis will be on the fundamentals of working with hand tools to gain proficiency in sawing, riveting, soldering, simple forming and finishing techniques. Through small projects, students will learn to incorporate these skills to create unique jewelry designs. Supplies are included in the class fee. Additional metals and materials are available for purchase during class. Pre-registration is required by calling 828-262-3017; tcva.org/workshops

JULY 13 - HIDDENITE – Town of Taylorsville and Alexander County Government and the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center present Strictly Strings performing at the new Alexander County Courthouse Park, 131 West Main Ave., Taylorsville at 7pm; Rain location – Hiddenite Center’s Educational Complex. 828-632-6966; www.hiddenitearts.org

JULY 13 - BOONE – Never Too Late & Danny Whittington to perform Free Outdoor Summer Concert at the Jones House; bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Concerts start at 5pm and there is free parking in downtown after 5pm. Concerts are free and open to the public. www.joneshouse.org/outdoor-concerts

JULY 13-14 - WEST JEFFERSON – Advanced Silver Jewelry with instructor Zoe Nelson at Florence Thomas Art School; www.florenceartschool.org

JULY 14 - BLOWING ROCK – Art in the Park, downtown Blowing Rock; https://blowingrock.com/artinthepark

JULY 14 - BOONE – The Turchin Center for Visual Arts presents Art Workshops for Kids: Toddler Power Hour 10:30-11:30am for ages 3-5, $5/class – Toddlers will explore art through engaging hands-on activities with sculpture, painting, story time and more, gaining confidence in self-expression and artistic exploration while learning about color, texture and shapes. Pre-registration required 828-262-3017; tcva.org/workshops

JULY 14 - BOONE – Turchin Center for Visual Arts (TCVA) presents Creative Kids Studio for ages 6-10, 1-2:30pm,  $10/class. Creative kids will be inspired and create colorful memories. Students will learn new skills as they create sculpture, drawing and painting, using a wide variety of materials. As they design their very own unique creations, they will learn about craftsmanship, artistic styles, art history, the power of self-expression and expanding their self confidence. Pre-registration required 828-262-3017; tcva.org/workshops.

JULY 16-20 – LENOIR – Lenoir Parks and Recreation Summer Fun Camp at Mulberry Recreation Center (register before Monday, July 2 by calling 757-2165. Arts, Crafts, Games and daily field trips include Bo’s Family Entertainment, Water slides & swimming at Lenoir Aquatic & Fitness Center, Hickory Regional Airport museum and tour, Lazy 5 Ranch, Tuttle State Forest. $50/city residents & $75/non-city residents. Fees include lunch, snacks, tee-shirt & all activities – geared for campers 8 to 12 years old; hours are 9am-4pm M-F. http://www.cityoflenoir.com/parksrecreation

JULY 16-20 – BANNER ELK – Ensemble Stage Summer Theatre Camp daily hours 9am-3pm; 828-414-1844; ensemblestage.com

JULY 16-20 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art Summer Camps “Mini Masters” for ages 4-6, “Draw-Paint-Sculpt” for ages 7-9, “Garden Art” for ages 7-9, and “Put Yourself in the Picture” for ages 10-14; pre-register by calling Ginny Zellmer at 828-327-8576 extension 207 or email at gzellmer@hickoryart.org;  www.hickoryart.org   

JULY 16-21 – NEWTON – The Green Room Theatre presents Summer Shakespeare Theatre Institute: Romeo & Juliet; call 828-464-6583

JULY 16-20 – HUDSON – CCC&TI Extreme Super Summer Camp presents Super Hero in the Making and Comi-Con Camp 8am-12noon; to register call 828-726-2242; www.cccti.edu

JULY 16-20 – HUDSON – CCC&TI Extreme Super Summer Camp presents “Exploring Health Careers” for Rising 9th Grade students & up only at a cost of $50, 8am-12noon. Students will explore a wide variety of health-related career fields with hands-on activities facilitated by CCC&TI Health Science and Health Service Program instructors. The week will conclude with an open panel discussion with healthcare professionals and will give students a glimpse into what it’s like to work in the fast-paced world of healthcare, To register call 828-726-2242; www.cccti.edu

CALL FOR ARTISTS JULY 16-21 DEADLINE FOR AUGUST EXHIBITION – The Arts Council of Moore County presents the 38th Annual Fine Arts Festival, a major art exhibit featuring artwork by artists from all over the country. Judged in 5 categories with over $2,000 in cash prizes. Details at www.MooreArt.org; 910-692-2787

JULY 16-26 – LENOIR – Camp Treble at Harper School of Performing Arts 828-754-2297 www.theharperschool.org – offering sessions in concert band, rock band, music theory, drumming, jazz band, piano, guitar, brass, sax & jazz, chorus, percussion & recorder.

JULY 18-AUGUST 9 – HUDSON – The Caldwell Arts Council and Town of Hudson announce The Art in Motion Dance Camp will be held twice weekly July 18-August 9 at the HUB.  Students (ages 5 and up) will learn how to use dance and movement to make artistic expression and then display their skills at the Sculpture Celebration in September in a live performance.  Class size is limited so register soon at www.caldwellarts.com or by calling 828-754-2486!

JULY 20 – LENOIR - Lenoir Parks & Recreation presents Shiloh Hill as part of the Friday after Five Summer Concert Series starting at 7pm on the Downtown Lenoir Stage (rain location – Old Lenoir High School Auditorium. All FREE and Family Friendly. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, grab a bite to eat at one of our local restaurants, sit back and relax while listening to fabulous music!

JULY 20 - BOONE – Everydays & Lazybirds to perform Free Outdoor Summer Concert at the Jones House; bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Concerts start at 5pm and there is free parking in downtown after 5pm. Concerts are free and open to the public. www.joneshouse.org/outdoor-concerts

JULY 20 DEADLINE FOR AUGUST 24-SEPTEMBER 2 EVENT – MORGANTON - 4th Annual Creative Age Senior Art Exhibit in Morganton, NC. Sponsored by Good Moods at Grace Ridge in partnership with the Burke Arts Council, the invitational exhibit will recognize and celebrate the creative talent of senior artists throughout North Carolina. We encourage all North Carolina artists, 60 years or older, professional or non-professional, to enter up to two (2) works of art for consideration. Entry deadline is Friday, July 20, 2018. All major media types are welcome. A $5 display fee per each piece of artwork is required, with all proceeds benefiting the Burke Arts Council. A People’s Choice award will be presented to the artist who receives the most votes from exhibit attendees.  The exhibit will be open to the public August 24 – September 2 at Grace Ridge Retirement Community in Morganton. A VIP reception and wine tasting on August 23 at 4 p.m. will give the media and area civic and business leaders and artists’ guests a sneak peek before the exhibit opens for public viewing. Selected artists and their guests are invited to attend the reception. To learn more or to submit an entry, visit graceridge.org/art. For additional questions, contact us at  graceridgeart@walker-marketing.com

JULY 20- WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School “The Magic of Color: Oil Sticks” with instructor Paul deMarrais for Grades 1-7; 336-846-3827; www.FlorenceArtSchool.org

JULY 21 - – LENOIR – City of Lenoir presents the movie “Coco” on the Square in downtown Lenoir, starting at approximately 8:30pm; bring your own chairs & blankets for seating. Concessions will be available to purchase.  Rain location will be the Old Lenoir High School Auditorium. For more information, call 828-757-2196

JULY 21 – BLOWING ROCK – Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music presents Celtic Time Machine – Puddingstone at 7:30pm at Blowing Rock School Auditorium, 130 Sunset Dr., Blowing Rock http://mountainhomemusic.com/upcoming-concerts

JULY 21-NOVEMBER 25 - HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art presents BlowUP Inflatable Contemporary Art in the Shuford & Coe Galleries; www.hickoryart.org

JULY 22 – LENOIR - The Patterson School Incubator Farm workshop “Scrap Metal Sculpture Welding with artist Joseph Bigley” – http://www.facebook.com/PattersonSchoolFoundation/events www.pattersonschoolfoundation.org/if; benloomis@pattersonschoolfoundation.org

JULY 22 – The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum presents Classical vocal and piano duet featuring Ken Frazelle and Jodi Barnes at 4pm; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

JULY 23-27 – HUDSON – CCC&TI Extreme Super Summer Camp presents Building Robots & Robots Everywhere (geared for ages 5-8 only) 8am-12noon; to register call 828-726-2242; www.cccti.edu

JULY 23-27 – HUDSON – CCC&TI Extreme Super Summer Camp presents Pizza! Pizza! For ages 9 & up only 9am-12noon; to register call 828-726-2242; www.cccti.edu

JULY 23-27 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art Summer Camps “Once Upon a Time” for ages 4-6, “Art Explosion” for ages 7-9, “Ancient Arts” for ages 10-14, and “Larger than Life” for ages 7-9; pre-register by calling Ginny Zellmer at 828-327-8576 extension 207 or email at gzellmer@hickoryart.org;  www.hickoryart.org   

JULY 23-27 – BOONE – Turchin Center for Visual Arts (TCVA) offers “Trash Art” for grades 4-8, 1-4pm, $100/student. This class is all about trash. Students will have a blast creating fun works of art using recyclables including water bottles, bottle caps, grocery bags, zip ties, plastic lids, cereal boxes and more. They will make animal sculptures, assemblages boxes, mosaics, alter boxes, and Chihuly-inspired hanging sculptures. The class will also include art criticism and art history. Pre-registration required by calling 828-262-3017; tcva.org/workshops

JULY 25 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School “Mixed Up Sculpture” for Ages 4-5 with instructor Marilyn Wooten; 336-846-3827; www.FlorenceArtSchool.org

JULY 27 - BOONE – David Childers & Lauren and Earleine to perform Free Outdoor Summer Concert at the Jones House; bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Concerts start at 5pm and there is free parking in downtown after 5pm. Concerts are free and open to the public. www.joneshouse.org/outdoor-concerts

JULY 27 - LENOIR – Lenoir Parks & Recreation presents Deacon Black as part of the Friday after Five Summer Concert Series starting at 7pm on the Downtown Lenoir Stage (rain location – Old Lenoir High School Auditorium. All FREE and Family Friendly. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, grab a bite to eat at one of our local restaurants, sit back and relax while listening to fabulous music!

JULY 27-AUGUST 4 – BANNER ELK – Ensemble Stage presents “Slow Dance on the Killing Ground by William Hanley; ensemblestage.com

JULY 28 - BOONE – The Turchin Center for Visual Arts presents Art Workshops for Kids: Toddler Power Hour 10:30-11:30am for ages 3-5, $5/class – Toddlers will explore art through engaging hands-on activities with sculpture, painting, story time and more, gaining confidence in self-expression and artistic exploration while learning about color, texture and shapes. Pre-registration required 828-262-3017; tcva.org/workshops

JULY 28 - BOONE – Turchin Center for Visual Arts (TCVA) presents Creative Kids Studio for ages 6-10, 1-2:30pm,  $10/class. Creative kids will be inspired and create colorful memories. Students will learn new skills as they create sculpture, drawing and painting, using a wide variety of materials. As they design their very own unique creations, they will learn about craftsmanship, artistic styles, art history, the power of self-expression and expanding their self confidence. Pre-registration required 828-262-3017; tcva.org/workshops.

JULY 28 – BOONE – Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music presents The American Songster: Dom Flemons at 7:30pm at Harvest House Performing Arts Venue, 247 Boone Heights Drive, Boone; http://mountainhomemusic.com/upcoming-concerts/

JULY 30-AUGUST 3 – HUDSON – CCC&TI Extreme Super Summer Camp presents Building Robots and Robots Everywhere (designed for ages 9 & up only); to register call 828-726-2242; www.cccti.edu

JULY 30-AUGUST 3 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art Summer Camps “Garden Art” for ages 4-6, “Tar Heel Art” for ages 7-9, “Draw-Paint-Sculpt” for ages 10-14,  and “Surf, Sand, & Sea” for ages 7-9; pre-register by calling Ginny Zellmer at 828-327-8576 extension 207 or email at gzellmer@hickoryart.org;  www.hickoryart.org   

JULY 30-31 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School “Paint Like Picasso” with instructor Susan Payne for Grades 1-7; 336-846-3827; www.FlorenceArtSchool.org

 

 

AUGUST 2018

AUGUST 1-SEPTEMBER 30 – MORGANTON – Arts In The Morganton City Hall Lobby features Matt Strawn, who graduated from the Ringling School of Art in 1981. Matt works primarily in printmaking, specializing in etching. He also works in woodcut prints and paints in watercolor.305 East Union Street, Morganton. http://www.morgantonnc.gov/index.php/government/city-manager/city-hall/art-in-the-hall

AUGUST 2 – LENOIR – Tucker’s Barn Singer & Songwriters Series to feature Nathan Brown, Patrick Crouch and Opal Moon at 1841 Café, 7pm - https://www.facebook.com/events/414899702256942/

AUGUST 3 - LENOIR – Lenoir Parks & Recreation presents the King Bees 6:30-8pm and The Alligators 8:30-10pm as part of the Friday after Five Summer Concert Series starting at 7pm on the Downtown Lenoir Stage (rain location – Old Lenoir High School Auditorium. All FREE and Family Friendly. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, grab a bite to eat at one of our local restaurants, sit back and relax while listening to fabulous music!

AUGUST 3 - BOONE – John Cockman Family Band & Amantha Mill to perform Free Outdoor Summer Concert at the Jones House; bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Concerts start at 5pm and there is free parking in downtown after 5pm. Concerts are free and open to the public. www.joneshouse.org/outdoor-concerts

AUGUST 3-SEPTEMBER 29 – LENOIR – Caldwell Arts Council presents an exhibit “Collaborative Empiricism” featuring artwork by five Art Professors from ECU; opening reception August 3rd, 5-7pm hosted by Foothills Performing Arts; www.caldwellarts.com; 828-754-2486

AUGUST 4 – LENOIR – Sound Bites Food & Music Festival will be held outdoors at the Caldwell County Fairgrounds in Lenoir 11am-7pm – Food vendors, shopping, activities for kids, etc. Vendors/arts & crafts desired – contact adamseventsnc@gmail.com; visit their website at http://adamseventsnc.wix.com/adamseventsnc

AUGUST 4 – LENOIR - The Patterson School Incubator Farm workshop “Grow Mushrooms in Bags with Brooke Kornegay” – http://www.facebook.com/PattersonSchoolFoundation/events www.pattersonschoolfoundation.org/if; benloomis@pattersonschoolfoundation.org

AUGUST 6-10 – HUDSON – CCC&TI Extreme Super Summer Camp presents Pottery & Art: A Little Bit of Everything 8am-12noon; To register call 828-726-2242; www.cccti.edu

AUGUST 6-10 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art Summer Camps “Superheroes & Fairy Tales” for ages 4-6, “Kitchen Art” for ages 4-6, “Paint A Masterpiece” for ages 7-9, “Larger than Life” for ages 10-14, and “Lights, Camera, Action! For ages 1-14. pre-register by calling Ginny Zellmer at 828-327-8576 extension 207 or email at gzellmer@hickoryart.org;  www.hickoryart.org   

AUGUST 7-9 – LENOIR – Frye Art Studio / Folk Keeper Gallery summer camp “Art About Town” for ages 6-12 (3 day class 9-11am). Sidewalk drawings, sketches & paintings of downtown buildings, sculpture tour & more. 10 slots available. $85 includes instruction, materials & snack. To register, call or text 828-320-7819 or send a FB message to Folk Keeper Gallery

AUGUST 7-9 – LENOIR – Frye Art Studio / Folk Keeper Gallery summer camp “Appalachian Art & Folk Lore” for ages 11-17 (3 day class 1-3pm). Learn about the culture of Appalachia through various art forms, music & stories from our past. 10 slots available. $120 includes instruction, materials & snack. To register, call or text 828-320-7819 or send a FB message to Folk Keeper Gallery.

AUGUST 10 - LENOIR – Lenoir Parks & Recreation presents The Bryan Anderson Project as part of the Friday after Five Summer Concert Series starting at 7pm on the Downtown Lenoir Stage (rain location – Old Lenoir High School Auditorium. All FREE and Family Friendly. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, grab a bite to eat at one of our local restaurants, sit back and relax while listening to fabulous music!

AUGUST 10 - HIDDENITE – Town of Taylorsville and Alexander County Government and the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center present Shakedown, performing at the new Alexander County Courthouse Park, 131 West Main Ave., Taylorsville at 7pm; Rain location – Hiddenite Center’s Educational Complex. 828-632-6966; www.hiddenitearts.org

AUGUST 10 - BOONE – Clay Lunsford and Matthew Weaver & Dashboard Hula Boys to perform Free Outdoor Summer Concert at the Jones House; bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Concerts start at 5pm and there is free parking in downtown after 5pm. Concerts are free and open to the public. www.joneshouse.org/outdoor-concerts

AUGUST 11 – LENOIR – City of Lenoir presents the movie “Sherlock Gnomes” on the Square in downtown Lenoir, starting at approximately 8:30pm; bring your own chairs & blankets for seating. Concessions will be available to purchase.  Rain location will be the Old Lenoir High School Auditorium. For more information, call 828-757-2196

AUGUST 11 - BLOWING ROCK – Art in the Park, downtown Blowing Rock; https://blowingrock.com/artinthepark

AUGUST 11 - BLOWING ROCK – The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum presents Cork & Canvas 10:00am-12:00noon with instructor Raney Rogers, inspired by Claude Monet’s “Grainstacks at the End of Summer, Morning Effect.” www.blowingrockartmuseum.org

AUGUST 11 - BOONE – The Turchin Center for Visual Arts presents Art Workshops for Kids: Toddler Power Hour 10:30-11:30am for ages 3-5, $5/class – Toddlers will explore art through engaging hands-on activities with sculpture, painting, story time and more, gaining confidence in self-expression and artistic exploration while learning about color, texture and shapes. Pre-registration required 828-262-3017; tcva.org/workshops

AUGUST 11 - BOONE – Turchin Center for Visual Arts (TCVA) presents Creative Kids Studio for ages 6-10, 1-2:30pm,  $10/class. Creative kids will be inspired and create colorful memories. Students will learn new skills as they create sculpture, drawing and painting, using a wide variety of materials. As they design their very own unique creations, they will learn about craftsmanship, artistic styles, art history, the power of self-expression and expanding their self confidence. Pre-registration required 828-262-3017; tcva.org/workshops.

AUGUST 13-17 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art Summer Camps “Disney Daze” for ages 4-6, “Wild Things” for ages 4-6, “Surf, Sand & Sea” for ages 7-9, “Tar Heel Art” for ages 10-14, and “Garden Art” for ages 7-14. pre-register by calling Ginny Zellmer at 828-327-8576 extension 207 or email at gzellmer@hickoryart.org;  www.hickoryart.org   

AUGUST 14-16 – LENOIR – Frye Art Studio / Folk Keeper Gallery summer camp “Lovely Landscapes” for ages 5-10 (3 day class 9-11am). Drawings & paintings of scenery from our area and from the imagination. 10 slots available. $85 includes instruction, materials & snack. To register, call or text 828-320-7819 or send a FB message to Folk Keeper Gallery.

AUGUST 14-16 – LENOIR – Frye Art Studio / Folk Keeper Gallery summer camp “Ponderous Portraits” for ages 10-18 (3 day class 1-3pm). Drawing & painting of portraits from abstract to realism. 10 slots available. $90 includes instructions, materials & snack. To register, call or text 828-320-7819 or send a FB message to Folk Keeper Gallery.

AUGUST 14-17 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Art & History Museum presents Pet Portraits Camp for ages 6-10 with instructor Charlene Trestain, 10am-12noon daily; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

AUGUST 14-17 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Art & History Museum presents Mapping My Future Camp for ages 10+ 1-3pm daily with instructor Charlene Trestain – explore the compass rose and legend; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

AUGUST 17 - BOONE – Bluegrass Showcase: Cane Mill Road, Dollar Brothers, and Surefire to perform Free Outdoor Summer Concert at the Jones House; bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Concerts start at 5pm and there is free parking in downtown after 5pm. Concerts are free and open to the public. www.joneshouse.org/outdoor-concerts

AUGUST 17-25 – BANNER ELK – Ensemble Stage presents “Weekend Comedy” by Jeanne and Sam Brobrick; ensemblestage.com

AUGUST 18 – BOONE – Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music presents Piano Man of the Blue Ridge featuring the Jeff Little Trio at 7:30pm at Harvest House Performing Arts Venue, 247 Boone Heights Dr., Boone; http://mountainhomemusic.com/upcoming-concerts/

AUGUST 19 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Art & History Museum presents a bluegrass concert featuring Cane Mill Road at 4pm; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

AUGUST 20 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Resurrection: A Journey Tribute” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

AUGUST 20-24 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Arts Council is partnering with CCC&TI through their Extreme Super Summer Camps to offer our JAM Camp August 20-24 (for ages 8 and up) 9am-12noon at CCC&TI; $95/student.  Students will learn Appalachian Traditional Music and instruments in a fun environment. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in the Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention Labor Day weekend. Instruments are provided. Class size is limited so register soon by calling 828-726-2242

AUGUST 22 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School “Self-Portraits” for Ages 4-5 with instructor Marilyn Wooten; 336-846-3827; www.FlorenceArtSchool.org

AUGUST 24 - BOONE – Alexa Rose & Appalucians to perform Free Outdoor Summer Concert at the Jones House; bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Concerts start at 5pm and there is free parking in downtown after 5pm. Concerts are free and open to the public. www.joneshouse.org/outdoor-concerts

AUGUST 24-SEPTEMBER 2 - MORGANTON – 4th Annual creative Age Senior Art Exhibit at Grace Ridge Retirement Community in Morganton. www.graceridge.org/art 

AUGUST 25 - – LENOIR – City of Lenoir presents the movie “Early Man” on the Square in downtown Lenoir, starting at approximately 8:30pm; bring your own chairs & blankets for seating. Concessions will be available to purchase.  Rain location will be the Old Lenoir High School Auditorium. For more information, call 828-757-2196

AUGUST 25 - BOONE – The Turchin Center for Visual Arts presents Art Workshops for Kids: Toddler Power Hour 10:30-11:30am for ages 3-5, $5/class – Toddlers will explore art through engaging hands-on activities with sculpture, painting, story time and more, gaining confidence in self-expression and artistic exploration while learning about color, texture and shapes. Pre-registration required 828-262-3017; tcva.org/workshops

AUGUST 25 - BOONE – Turchin Center for Visual Arts (TCVA) presents Creative Kids Studio for ages 6-10, 1-2:30pm,  $10/class. Creative kids will be inspired and create colorful memories. Students will learn new skills as they create sculpture, drawing and painting, using a wide variety of materials. As they design their very own unique creations, they will learn about craftsmanship, artistic styles, art history, the power of self-expression and expanding their self confidence. Pre-registration required 828-262-3017; tcva.org/workshops.

AUGUST 28 – BOONE – Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music presents The America Show, featuring Clay Lunsford, thumb picking guitarist and Matthew Weaver on piano – 2pm – Harvest House Performing Arts Venue, 247 Boone Heights Drive, Boone. http://mountainhomemusic.com/upcoming-concerts/

AUGUST 31 – SEPTEMBER 2 – LENOIR – Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention – www.happyvalleyfiddlers.org

AUGUST 31 - BOONE – Jazzfest: Swing Guitars, Shane Chalke’s BE Jazz, and Todd Wright to perform Free Outdoor Summer Concert at the Jones House; bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Concerts start at 5pm and there is free parking in downtown after 5pm. Concerts are free and open to the public. www.joneshouse.org/outdoor-concerts

AUGUST 31 - BOONE – Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music presents Music, Comedy and Magic: The VW Boys, with Tim White of “Song of the Mountains” 7:30pm at Harvest House Performing Arts Venue, 247 Boone Heights Drive. http://mountainhomemusic.com/upcoming-concerts/

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2018

SEPTEMBER 6 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Zoe & Cloyd with Abby The Spoon Lady 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

SEPTEMBER 6 – LENOIR – Harper School of Performing Arts presents Tuckers Barn featuring Thomas Garlow, Alyssa McLean, Quinn and Crowe at 1841 Café 7-9pm at 1841 Café; www.tuckersbarn.com

SEPTEMBER 7 - HICKORY – Sails on the Square every Friday night May, June and September starting at 6:30pm Facebook: Sails Original Music Series – tonight: Big Sound Harbor

SEPTEMBER 7 – LENOIR – Sculptors Welcome Dinner at the Broyhill Walking Park 7pm $20/person in advance, $25 on-site – www.caldwellarts.com – 828-754-2486

SEPTEMBER 7-23 – NEWTON – See “Grease” at The Green Room Community Theatre; www.thegreenroomtheatre.org

SEPTEMBER 8 – LENOIR – 33rd Annual Sculpture Celebration at the Broyhill Walking Park 9am-4pm; winners announced at 3:30pm – Free to the public – www.caldwellarts.com – 828-754-2486

SEPTEMBER 8 - BLOWING ROCK – Art in the Park, downtown Blowing Rock; https://blowingrock.com/artinthepark

SEPTEMBER 9 - BLOWING ROCK – The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum presents Alexa Rose, Country-Folk Singer-Songwriter at 4pm; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

SEPTEMBER 13 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “The Sauce Boss” Includes GUMBO! - 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

SEPTEMBER 14 - HICKORY – Sails on the Square every Friday night May, June and September starting at 6:30pm Facebook: Sails Original Music Series – tonight:  Seth Walker

SEPTEMBER 14 DEADLINE – My America 2018 Art Contest, a great opportunity for North Carolina artists to support our veterans and their families in times of need. Closing date for submission of images and background stories is September 14; online voting September 17-October 1; deadline for delivering artwork October 1; Fair Barn Dinner, Judging and Silent Auction is October 12. More info at http://strokeofpatriotism.org

SEPTEMBER 15 – LENOIR - The Patterson School Incubator Farm workshop “Wild Mushroom Foraging with Ken Crouse” – http://www.facebook.com/PattersonSchoolFoundation/events www.pattersonschoolfoundation.org/if; benloomis@pattersonschoolfoundation.org

SEPTEMBER 18 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “The Hot Sardines” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

SEPTEMBER 21 - HICKORY – Sails on the Square every Friday night May, June and September starting at 6:30pm Facebook: Sails Original Music Series – tonight: Howard Levy/Chris Siebold

SEPTEMBER 22 – HIDDENITE – Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s 37th Annual Hiddenite Celebration of the Arts, 9am-4pm – Admission is free and open to the public. Currently seeking fine arts and crafts vendors; 828-632-6966, hiddenitearts.org

SEPTEMBER 22 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Aaron Tippin” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

SEPTEMBER 25 – BOONE – Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music presents A Music Potpourri: Dulcimers, Ukuleles and Vocals with Lois Hornbostel and Ehukai Teves starting at 2pm at Harvest House Performing Arts Venue; http://mountainhomemusic.com/upcoming-concerts

SEPTEMBER 28 - HICKORY – Sails on the Square every Friday night May, June and September starting at 6:30pm Facebook: Sails Original Music Series – tonight: Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands

SEPTEMBER 28-OCTOBER 6 – NEWTON – See Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” at The Green Room Community Theatre; www.thegreenroomtheatre.org

 

OCTOBER 2018

OCTOBER 1-NOVEMBER 30 - MORGANTON – Arts In The Morganton City Hall Lobby features Carol Turner “To See Clearly” – with artwork including figurative, still life, landscape and abstract -  305 East Union Street, Morganton. http://www.morgantonnc.gov/index.php/government/city-manager/city-hall/art-in-the-hall

OCTOBER 4 – LENOIR – Harper School of Performing Arts presents Tuckers Barn Singer/Songwriter Series featuring Amber Steadman, Tim Hall, Matt Eckard, at 1841 Café; www.tuckersbarn.com

OCTOBER 5 – NOVEMBER 10 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Arts Council presents the exhibit “Double Vision: Artists In Ireland” and the WAANC Traveling Postcards. Opening ‘meet the artists’ reception October 5th, 5-7pm hosted by Lenoir Service League; www.caldwellarts.com or 828-754-2486

OCTOBER 5-7– LENOIR – Plein Air Landscape Painting Workshop with Jean Cauthen in Happy Valley at the Patterson School. Friday 10-2, Saturday 10-4 & Sunday 10-3 for a total of 15 hours of instruction. Class fee $300. Call Jane Harrison, Registrar, for questions, supply list, and to register at 828-729-2980 or email fofumstudio@gmail.com.

OCTOBER 6 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “My Sinatra” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

OCTOBER 6 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Masterworks I with Maestro Matthew Troy www.WPSymphony.org

OCTOBER 6 - BLOWING ROCK – Art in the Park, downtown Blowing Rock; https://blowingrock.com/artinthepark

OCTOBER 6 - BOONE – Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music presents Three Generations of Music – Old and New starting at 7:30pm at Harvest House Performing Arts Venue; http://mountainhomemusic.com/upcoming-concerts

OCTOBER 12-21 - NEWTON – See “Twelve Angry Jurors” at The Green Room Community Theatre; www.thegreenroomtheatre.org

OCTOBER 13 - MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “What Would Mary Ann Do?: Dawn Wells Tells All” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

OCTOBER 13 – BLOWING ROCK – Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music presents Best of Old-Time Mountain Music with The Sheets Family and Trevor McKenzie starting at 7:30pm at the Blowing Rock School Auditorium. http://mountainhomemusic.com/upcoming-concerts

OCTOBER 16 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Steel Magnolias Movie screening” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

OCTOBER 18, 19, 20 & 25 26, 27 – HUDSON – The Town of Hudson presents the dinner theatre show “Children of Eden” which tells the stories of Adam and Noah from the Book of Genesis in the Old Testament. It deals with such timeless, monumental issues as perfection, innocence, curiosity, free will, creativity, disobedience of children, sacrifice and redemption.  Hudson Uptown Building (HUB), 145 Cedar Valley Road, Hudson.

OCTOBER 25 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Keith Allynn: A Neil Diamond Tribute” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

OCTOBER 28 – BOONE – Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music presents Mountain Treasures – Bobby McMillon and Glenn Bolick at 2pm at Harvest House Performing Arts Venue. http://mountainhomemusic.com/upcoming-concerts/

 

NOVEMBER 2018

NOVEMBER 1 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Bits and Pieces Puppet Theatre: Three Billy Goats Gruff” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

NOVEMBER 3 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Masterworks II with Maestro Arthur Post; www.WPSymphony.org

NOVEMBER 16-DECEMBER 2 – NEWTON – See “Scrooge!” at The Green Room Community Theatre; www.thegreenroomtheatre.org

NOVEMBER 17 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Yesterday: A Tribute to the Beatles” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

NOVEMBER 24 – BOONE – Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music presents A Celtic Christmas with Jamie Laval, Scottish Fiddle Champion at 7:30pm – Harvest House Performing Arts Venue; http://mountainhomemusic.com/upcoming-concerts

NOVEMBER 29 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

NOVEMBER 30-DECEMBER 24 – LENOIR – Satie’s Holiday Sale at the Caldwell Arts Council! Open M-F 9am-6pm and Saturdays 10am-3pm. www.caldwellarts.com 828-754-2486

 

DECEMBER 2018

DECEMBER 1 – JANUARY 30 - MORGANTON – Arts In The Morganton City Hall Lobby features Uschi Jeffcoat who was born in Germany. She is German-American and finds her home in both cultures. Her watercolors typically are metaphors referencing the study of the natural world in relation to cultural patterns and perspectives. She now lives in Florence SC; 305 East Union Street, Morganton. http://www.morgantonnc.gov/index.php/government/city-manager/city-hall/art-in-the-hall

DECEMBER 7-8 – HICKORY – A Handcrafted Holiday at Hickory Metro Convention Center; visit www.artshowgirls.com to register or for more information.

DECEMBER 13 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Close To You: A Carpenter’s Christmas” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

DECEMBER 14 – BOONE – Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music presents An Appalachian Christmas featuring various artists from the 2018 anniversary concert season – 7:30pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 115 E King St, Boone; http://mountainhomemusic.com/upcoming-concerts/

DECEMBER 18 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Handel’s The Messiah Sing-a-Long at FBC Morganton 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

DECEMBER 31 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “New Year’s Eve Masquerade” (Limited Tickets) 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

 

 

JANUARY 2019

JANUARY 11 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Kinky Boots: National Broadway Tour” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

JANUARY 18-27 – NEWTON – Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Nile” at The Green Room Community Theatre; www.thegreenroomtheatre.org

JANUARY 21 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

JANUARY 29 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Carolina Blue” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 2019

FEBRUARY 2 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Masterworks III with Maestro Bruce Kiesling; www.WPSymphony.org

FEBRUARY 8-24 – NEWTON – “Love Letters” at The Green Room Community Theatre; www.thegreenroomtheatre.org

FEBRUARY 9 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Cirque Eloize Saloon” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

FEBRUARY 21 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Rock of Ages” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

 

MARCH 2019

MARCH 2 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Masterworks IV with Maestro Melisse Brunet

MARCH 8-24 – NEWTON – “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” at The Green Room Community Theatre; www.thegreenroomtheatre.org

MARCH 12 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Peter Pan and Friends On Ice” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

MARCH 21 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Jersey Boys: National Broadway Tour” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

MARCH 26 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Switchback: Traveling Down An Irish Road” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

MARCH 30 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “An Evening with Alberta Hall” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

 

 

APRIL 2019

APRIL 5-14 – NEWTON – “Snow White” at The Green Room Community Theatre; www.thegreenroomtheatre.org

APRIL 11 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Tied Up In Knotts: Karen Knotts” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

APRIL 30 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “The Sound of Music: National Broadway Tour” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

 

 

MAY 2019

MAY 3-19 – NEWTON – The Green Room Community Theatre presents “The Drowsy Chaperone” www.thegreenroomtheatre.org

 

 

JUNE 2019

 

JUNE 7-23 – NEWTON – The Green Room Community Theatre presents “Savannah Sipping Society” – www.thegreenroomtheatre.org