ARTISTICALLY SPEAKING-CALENDAR OF ART EVENTS

Do you know of a tatting instructor? Please call the Caldwell Arts Council at 828-754-2486 or email info@caldwellarts.com. 

ARTIST CALL (NO DEADLINE) - United Arts Council of Catawba County has a small hallway area for exhibiting visual art for three month time periods; contact kgreathouse@artscatawba.org for application.

NOW THROUGH JULY 13 – LENOIR - Harper School presents “Triangle Session” Music Together Program weekly for 10 weeks; www.theharperschool.org; 828-754-2297

NOW THROUGH JULY 15 – BANNER ELK – “The Landscape-Masculine and Feminine” by Kevin Beck & Amy Sullivan on display at Carlton Gallery; 828-963-4288 www.carltongallery.com

NOW THROUGH JULY 17 – MORGANTON – Burke Arts Council presents the Fourth Annual Western NC Studio Glass Exhibition; artist reception June 13; www.burkearts.org

NOW THROUGH JULY 20– HIDDENITE – Monday Night Pottery for Adults with Sallay Warren at Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center, www.hiddenitearts.org

NOW THROUGH JULY 21 – HICKORY – Hickory Arts Advanced Acting Summer Intensive for ages 16-adult; www.hickoryarts.com

NOW THROUGH JULY 22– HIDDENITE – Wednesday night Adult Oil Painting with Martha Burgin at Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center, www.hiddenitearts.orgNOW THROUGH JUNE 28 – BLOWING ROCK – Studio 12 exhibit at BRAHM; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

NOW THROUGH JULY 24 – VALDESE - Old Rock School Arts Gallery presents Andrew Atkin (acrylic) and Victoria Bauer (oil, watercolor) reception June 4; www.visitvaldese.com

NOW THROUGH JULY 25 – GRANITE FALLS – CAST Flip-Flop Summer Theatre ShowCamps for youth rising kindergartners through high school; www.casttheatre.com

 

NOW THROUGH JULY 26BLOWING ROCK - Floating Sculpture: Bryce Barclay Cameron Duck Decoy Collection at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum www.blowingrockmuseum.org

NOW THROUGH JULY 30 – HICKORY – “Collaboration II” by The Brush & Palette Club of Lenoir on display at the Bethlehem Branch Library on Rink Dam Road in Hickory; 828-495-8753

NOW THROUGH AUGUST 8 – BOONE - Lynn Duryea sculpture exhibit at Turchin Center in Boone; reception April 3, 6pm www.lynnduryea.com

NOW THROUGH AUGUST 14 – CALDWELL COUNTY – Grassroots Grant Applications are available for non-profit organizations bringing art events to Caldwell County; www.caldwellarts.com or 828-754-2486

NOW THROUGH AUGUST 21 - HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art Kids Art Camps – about 20 art camps to choose from for ages 4-14; www.hickoryart.org

NOW THROUGH SEPTEMBER 6 – HICKORY-  “From The Master’s Hands (Eddie Hamrick, Woodright)” thru Sept 6 Hickory Museum of Art www.hickorymuseumofart.org

NOW THROUGH SEPTEMBER 6  - HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art presents “Woven Together” art exhibit; reception & gallery talk May 29. www.hickoryart.org

NOW THROUGH SEPTEMBER 11 - BETHLEHEM -  The Bethlehem Community Community Development Association is now accepting applications for the 6th annual Bethlehem Day Festival to be held on September 19th, 2015. Food and Vendor applications are $25 and must be pre-registerd by September 11th. 

NOW THROUGH NOVEMBER 15 HICKORY - “Artistic Influences on Paul Whitener” thru Nov. 15 Hickory Museum of Art www.hickorymuseumofart.org

NOW THROUGH NOV. 15HICKORY - “Artistic Influences on Paul Whitener” thru Nov. 15 Hickory Museum of Art www.hickorymuseumofart.org

NOW THROUGH NOVEMBER 18 - HICKORY - The Downtown Hickory Farmers Market is open every Wednesday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Each third Thursday is "Tastin' Tunes and Tomatoes" from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Located under the Sails in downtown Hickory. 

 

 

 

JUNE 29-JULY 11 – GRANITE FALLS – CAST Theatre presents Eloise; www.casttheatre.com or 828-493-2758

JUNE 29-AUGUST 17 – LENOIR – James C Harper School presents Music Together Triangle Session for children birth-5 years old and the adults who love them. Classes will start June 29 and run for 8 weeks. Tuition is $120 and includes a CD, songbook, and parent guide plus a $20 registration fee; 828-754-2297 or www.theharperschool.org

JULY – LENOIR – Caldwell Arts Council calling all Junior traditional musicians to participate in the Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention September 5 – wonderful opportunity for any & all junior musicians and JAM (Junior Appalachian Musicians) students from all around. Well known musicians will conduct teaching sessions on Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar & Mandolin to junior plaers, along with opportunities for stage performance and competitions. Visit www.caldwellarts.com and www.happyvalleyfiddlers.com for more details. 

 

JULY 1 - 4 - MORGANTON - "RED, WHITE, AND BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL" Tickets on sale (available online!) now. Events will be starting at 1 p.m. every day and continue through 9:30 p.m., www.RedWhiteandBluegrassFestival.com

JULY 1 - 31 - ALEXANDER COUNTY - Huddenite Arts & Heritage Center's Lucas Mansion Gallery to feature "Carolinas' Nature Photographers Association". Located at 316 Hiddenite Church Rd. in Alexander County this event is freee and open to the public Monday-Friday 10 - 4:30 and Saturday 10 - 3. 

JULY 1-AUG. 31 – MORGANTON - “Watercolor Society of North Carolina” on display at Morganton City Hall, www.ci.morganton.nc.us

JULY 1-SEPT. 6 – HICKORY-  “From The Master’s Hands (Eddie Hamrick, Woodright)” thru Sept 6 Hickory Museum of Art www.hickorymuseumofart.org

JULY 1-SEPT. 30LENOIR - Cathy Taylor’s exhibit “Pigments Of Your Imagination” on display at Caldwell Memorial Hospital Art-in-Healing Gallery through end of September; open 7am-8pm daily. 828-754-2486 or www.caldwellarts.com

JULY 1-NOV. 15HICKORY - “Artistic Influences on Paul Whitener” thru Nov. 15 Hickory Museum of Art www.hickorymuseumofart.org

JULY 2 - LENOIR - Tucker’s Barn Singer & Songwriters Series at 1841 Cafe in downtown Lenoir www.tuckersbarn.com 828-729-5959 or www.theharperschool.org

JULY 2-7 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Historical Society presents Artists in Residence-Cathy Taylor (mixed media ink) and Jeff Aliberti (photography) at Edgewood Cottage (corner of South Main at Chestnut Street) http://www.blowingrockhistoricalsociety.com/artists-in-residence/

JULY 3 - LENOIR - 6-9pm - Sylvio Martinat Band Pre-4th concert at American Legion Building downtown Lenoir

JULY 3 – BOONE – Turchin Center presents STREAM: Razi Projects, the Collaborations of Suzi Davidoff and Rachelle Thiewes; www.appsummer.org

JULY 3 - BLOWING ROCK – The Inn at Ragged Gardens outdoor concert series presents “Harris Brothers” 5:30-8:30pm

JULY 3 – BOONE – The Jones House Summer Concert Series presents Soul Benefactor; http://joneshousecommunitycenter.org/concertsoutdoor.html

JULY 3 - WEST JEFFERSON - Basketry-Rustic Leg Stool with Cathey Purvey at Florence Thomas Art School; www.florenceartschool.org

JULY 3 - LENOIR- Terry Edwards will be playing at 1841 Cafe in downtown Lenoir, music will start around 6:30 p.m. 

JULY 3-AUGUST 29 – WILKESBORO – Wilkes Art Gallery presents “Whimsical – Elegant – Extraordinaire ART” exhibit www.wilkesartgallery.org

JULY 4 – BOONE – Ensemble Stage Kids Theatre presents “The Commedia: The Princess and the Pea” at Blowing Rock School Auditorium, www.ensemblestage.com

JULY 4 – BOONE – Bluegrass & Brass-The Mountain Home Music Bluegrass Boys and The King Street Brass, Blowing Rock School Auditorium 7pm - Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music-Celebrating Appalachian Culture; www.mountainhomemusic.com

JULY 6-7 - WEST JEFFERSON - Botanical Illustration class with Linda Coffenburger at Florence Thomas Art School; www.florenceartschool.org

JULY 6-10 – BLOWING ROCK - Kids Theatre Camp at Ensemble Stage, Blowing Rock for ages 7-11; www.ensemblestage.com  

JULY 6-10 – HICKORY – Hickory Music Factory Rock Camp; www.hickorymusicfactory.com

JULY 6-10 – WILKESBORO – Wilkes Art Gallery Kids Summer Art Camp presents “Stained Glass” or “Film Camp” www.wilkesartgallery.org

JULY 7 – BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival: Broyhill Chamber Ensemble at Rosen concert Hall; www.appsummer.org

JULY 7-9 – BANNER ELK – Landscape Into Abstraction with Mike Grady at The Carlton Gallery – www.carltongallery.com/workshops/

JULY 7-11 – BOONE - Pottery: Hand-building and Pottery on the Wheel classes by Laurie Kirkpatrick at the Art of Living Retreat Center; program.artoflivingretreatcenter.org/pottery-studio-classes/ .

JULY 7-30LENOIR- (Tuesdays & Thursdays) Summer Guitar Group with instructor Jonathan Beal at Harper School of Performing Arts; 828-754-2297 or www.theharperschool.org

JULY 8 – LENOIR – Caldwell Heritage Museum “Coffee with the Curator” features “Celebrating the US Constitution” with Superior Court Judge Beverly Beal; www.caldwellmuseum.org

JULY 8 – BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM presents a mixed media kids’ workshop for ages 6-10; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

JULY 8 – BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival Global Film Series: “GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem” at Schaefer Center for Performing Arts; www.appsummer.org

JULY 8 – BOONE – Turchin Center Lunch and Learn Lecture; www.tcva.org

JULY 8-9 - WEST JEFFERSON -  Watercolor Portraits class with Carole Whitmore-Herring at Florence Thomas Art School; www.florenceartschool.org 

JULY 9 - BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival: Broyhill Chamber Ensemble at Rosen concert Hall; www.appsummer.org

JULY 9 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art workshop “Chipped China and Tile Mosaic Mirror” www.hickoryart.org

JULY 9 - HICKORY - Concert on the Green continues with a performance by "Cross Anchored- Gospel Quartet" featuring Todd Baker, Jay Pass, Myron Waddell, and Roger Parks. Concert will begin at 7:15 p.m. on the grass behind the Viewmont Baptist sanctuary at 1246 2nd St NE in Hickory. This concert is free to the public and audience members are encouraged to bring their own chairs/blankets. *See July 23 and August 6 for more Concerts on the Green  concerts.* 

JULY 9-14– BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Historical Society presents Artists in Residence-Judy Rider (watercolor) and Craig Franz (soft pastel & oil) at Edgewood Cottage (corner of South Main at Chestnut Street) http://www.blowingrockhistoricalsociety.com/artists-in-residence/

JULY 10 – BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival presents “Parsons Dance” at Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts; www.appsummer.org  

JULY 10 - BLOWING ROCK – The Inn at Ragged Gardens outdoor concert series presents “Soul Benefactor” 5:30-8:30pm

JULY 10 – BOONE – The Jones House Summer Concert Series presents Sound Traveler; http://joneshousecommunitycenter.org/concertsoutdoor.html

JULY 10-AUGUST 8 (Fridays & Saturdays) – VALDESE – Old Colony Players present “From This Day Forward” www.visitvaldese.com

JULY 11 - MILLS RIVER - Appalachian Pastel Society presents Nancy Nowak in an open meeting and morning demonstration which is free and open to the public from 10 am - 12 p.m at Grace Community Church on 495 Cardinal Rd. in Mills River, NC.  This will be followed from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. with an afternoon workshop that will cover in edpth the foundations and techniques of pastel painting. REGISTRATION is required for the workshop; contact Kitty Williams at 423.764.2911 or at bk@btes.tv for more information. 

JULY 11 - WEST JEFFERSON - Beginner Watercolor class with Bob Eoff at Florence Thomas Art School; www.florenceartschool.org 

JULY 11 – LENOIR – Blackberry Festival featuring live music, arts & crafts vendors and blackberries galore! www.caldwellcochamber.orgCaldwell Arts Council will be open 10-5 offering FREE children’s art activities

JULY 11 – LENOIR – Lenoir Parks & Rec presents Fabulous Family Films on the Square in downtown Lenoir starting at 8:30 (rain location is Old Lenoir High School): “Maleficent”.; www.cityoflenoir.com

JULY 11 – BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival: Brian Stokes Mitchel with the Winston-Salem Symphony at Schaefer Center for Performing Arts; www.appsummer.org

JULY 11-18 –LENOIR - CCC&TI Compass Class artwork on display Monday-Friday 9-5 & Saturdays 10-2; evening open reception July 14th,  5-7pm at the Caldwell Arts Council; much of the artwork will be for sale with proceeds going to provide programming and field trips for students; www.caldwellarts.com or 828-754-2486

JULY 11-19 –BLOWING ROCK - “Killing Time” Ensemble Stage, Blowing Rock; www.ensemblestage.com

JULY 12 – BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival presents the Eastern Festival Orchestra with Awadagin Pratt; www.appsummer.org

JULY 12 – BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM presents Pastyme Concert (a cappella from late Middle Ages and High Renaissance) at the Museum 5:30pm; http://www.blowingrockmuseum.org/concerts-at-the-museum/

JULY 12 – BLOWING ROCK – Ensemble Stage presents “Julie & Mary & Ethel & Babs” starring Laura Hodos; 828-414-1844 or www.ensemblestage.com

JULY 13 – BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival presents Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Energy Summit Keynote at Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts; www.appsummer.org

JULY 13 - ARTIST CALL DEADLINE - Visual Art Exchange (Raleigh) invites artists to participate in "Navigating the Natural" art exhibit August 7-28. http://visualartexchange.org/2015/04/navigate-the-natural/

JULY 13-16LENOIR - James C Harper School of Performing Arts presents 2015 Summer Camps for piano, guitar, band, chorus & strings; call 828-754-2297 www.theharperschool.org

JULY 13-17 – HICKORY – Hickory Music Factory Recording Camp; www.hickorymusicfactory.com

JULY 13 -17 – WILKESBORO – Wilkes Art Gallery Kids Summer Art Camps “Works in Clay 1” or “Photography” www.wilkesartgallery.org

JULY 13-17 – BOONE – Watauga County Arts Council Summer Arts Camp www.watauga-arts.org

JULY 13-16 – LENOIR – Frye Art Studio Summer Art Camp 9am-11:30am – “All About Art” for ages 5-10 – or -- 1-4pm “Portraits: Abstract to Realism” for ages 11&up; www.fryeartstudio.com or 828-320-7819

JULY 13-24BLOWING ROCK - Kids Theatre Camp at Ensemble Stage, Blowing Rock for ages 12-15; www.ensemblestage.com

JULY 13-25 – GRANITE FALLS – CAST Theatre presents Little Rascals; www.casttheatre.com or 828-493-2758

JULY 14-15 – BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM presents “Build Your Own Can Dulcimer” for ages 7-14; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

JULY 14-16 – BANNER ELK – Realistic Impressioinism In Oils with Egi Antonaccio at The Carlton Gallery – www.carltongallery.com/workshops/

JULY 14-18 – BOONE - Pottery: Hand-building and Pottery on the Wheel classes by Laurie Kirkpatrick at the Art of Living Retreat Center; program.artoflivingretreatcenter.org/pottery-studio-classes/ .

JULY 15 – BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival Global Film Series “The Hunt” at Schaefer Center for Performing Arts; www.appsummer.org

JULY 15 – BOONE – Turchin Center Lunch and Learn Lecture; www.tcva.org

JULY 16HICKORY - Tastin’, Tunes & Tomatoes (downtown Hickory farmers market) to feature “Mid-Life Crisis

JULY 16 – MORGANTON - Downtown Morganton Third Thursday Art Crawl 5-8pm; www.burkearts.org

July 16, 17, & 18 - HICKORY - INTAKE for the Full Circle Arts Third Annual Tiny Arts Show. There is a $5 entry fee for up too 5 pieces that can be no larger than 12 inches including the frame. The 16th & 17th intake will be from 11 - 5 and the 18th it will be from 10 - 2. 

JULY 16-21  – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Historical Society presents Artists in Residence-David Wilson (oil) at Edgewood Cottage (corner of South Main at Chestnut Street) http://www.blowingrockhistoricalsociety.com/artists-in-residence/

JULY 17 – LENOIR – Friday After Five downtown features The Neighbors (Bluegrass); www.cityoflenoir/parks

JULY 17 - BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM presents “Fossil Fanatics” for ages 8-13; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

JULY 17 – BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival: The David Grisman Sextet and Bryan Sutton Band at Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts; www.appsummer.org

JULY 17 - BLOWING ROCK – The Inn at Ragged Gardens outdoor concert series presents “The Nautical Wheelers” 5:30-8:30pm

JULY 17 – BOONE – The Jones House Summer Concert Series presents Jazzfest; http://joneshousecommunitycenter.org/concertsoutdoor.html

JULY 17-19 - HUDSON - “God’s Man In Texas” at Foothills Performing Arts; www.fpatheatre.org or 828-726-2318

JULY 18 - LENOIR - Basic Crochet class with Rebecca Bayless at the Caldwell Arts Council; $25/person; 10-11:30am; 828-754-2486 www.caldwellarts.com

JULY 18 – LENOIR -  At Patterson School in Happy Valley, Instructor Chuck Marsh will teach simple permaculture design strategies and growing methods for creating family-scale home food systems in “Growing Our Way Home Again”. To register call Kitty at 919/971-1348 or kittyrosati007@gmail.com

JULY 18 – LENOIR – Shop-A-Paloozza

JULY 18 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Art in the Park 10a-5p; www.blowingrock.com/artinthepark

JULY 18 - BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM presents Summer Stories: A Hero’s Journey: Stories for the Young and the Old, the Meek, and the Bold” with Sherry Lovett  www.blowingrockmuseum.org

JULY 18 – BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival: The Beach Boys at Holmes Convocation Center; www.appsummer.org

JULY 18 – BOONE – The Piano Man of the Blue Ridge – The Jeff Little Trio, 7:30pm - Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music-Celebrating Appalachian Culture, Harvest House Performing Arts Venue, Boone; www.mountainhomemusic.com

JULY 18 – BOONE – Ensemble Stage Kids Theatre presents “The Commedia Voyages of Sinbad” at Blowing Rock School Auditorium www.ensemblestage.com

JULY 19 – LENOIR – At Patterson School in Happy Valley, Instructor Chuck Marsh will instruct “Land is Ecosystem” introducing landowners to regerative land management and permaculture, building soil, conserving/managing water resources and healing damaged landscapes. To register call Kitty at 919/971-1348 or kittyrosati007@gmail.com

JULY 19 – BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival presents the Rosen-Schaffel Competition for Young & Emerging Artists; www.appsummer.org

JULY 20-21 – HUDSON – Auditions for Foothills Performing Arts for Arsenic and Old Lace; www.fpatheatre.org; 828-726-2318

JULY 20-23 – LENOIR – Frye Art Studio Summer Art Camp, 9am-11:30am “Animals: Field to Farm” for ages 5-10 – or – 1-4pm “All About Painting” for ages 11&up; www.fryeartstudio.com or 828-320-7819

JULY 20-23 - LENOIR – James C. Harper School of Performing Arts presents 2015 Summer Camps for piano, guitar, band, chorus & strings; call 828-754-2297 www.theharperschool.org

JULY 20-24 – LENOIR – At Patterson School in Happy Valley, “Boot Camp for Healing at the Roots” based on the renowned Rice Diet Program to promote heart and reverse disease. To register call Kitty at 919/971-1348 or kittyrosati007@gmail.com

JULY 20-24 – NEWTON – NewArt School presents Princess Boot Camp (dance, graceful movement) and Carnival of Animals (musical instruments, classical music training); www.newton-conoverauditorium.org or 828-464-8100

JULY 20-24 – WILKESBORO – Wilkes Art Gallery presents Kids Summer Art Camps “Works in Clay II” www.wilkesartgallery.org

JULY 21 - BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival: Broyhill Chamber Ensemble at Rosen concert Hall; www.appsummer.org

JULY 21-23 – BANNER ELK – Painting the Landscape and Architecture with Kevin Beck at The Carlton Gallery – www.carltongallery.com/workshops/

JULY 21-25 – BOONE - Pottery: Hand-building and Pottery on the Wheel classes by Laurie Kirkpatrick at the Art of Living Retreat Center; program.artoflivingretreatcenter.org/pottery-studio-classes/ .

JULY 22 – BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM presents “Nature Weaving” for ages 6-12; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

JULY 22 – BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival Global Film Series “Twenty Feet from Stardom,” www.appsummer.org

JULY 22 – BOONE – Turchin Center Lunch and Learn Lecture; www.tcva.org

JULY 23 - HICKORY - Concerts on the Green continues with a performance by "Granite Station" featuring Brett Miller, Ava Miller, and Dave Bondi. This concert is free to the public and audience members are encouraged to bring their own chairs/blankets. *See July 9 & 23 and August 6 for more Concerts on the Green concerts.*

JULY 23 – BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival: Twenty Feet from Stardom’s Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton; Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts; www.appsummer.org

JULY 23 - AUG 29 - Full Circle Arts Third Annual Tiny Arts Show at 42- B Third St. NW, Hickory NC. Reception will be on the 23rd from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

JULY 23-28 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Historical Society presents Artists in Residence-Jeremy Sams (acrylic) at Edgewood Cottage (corner of South Main at Chestnut Street) http://www.blowingrockhistoricalsociety.com/artists-in-residence/

JULY 24 - LENOIR – Friday After Five downtown features The Low Counts (Blues, Rock/Rockabilly; 7pm on the Square. www.cityoflenoir.com/parks

JULY 24 – BOONE – The Jones House Summer Concert Series presents Hard Cider & Claybank Bluegrass; http://joneshousecommunitycenter.org/concertsoutdoor.html

JULY 24-25 - BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival: In/Visible Theatre presents “Without Words” at Valborg Theatre; www.appsummer.org

JULY 24-26 – HUDSON - “God’s Man In Texas” Foothills Performing Arts www.fpatheatre.org 828-726-2318

JULY 25 - LENOIR - Intermediate Crochet class with Rebecca Bayless at the Caldwell Arts Council; $25/person; 10-11:30am; 828-754-2486 www.caldwellarts.com

JULY 25 – LENOIR – Lenoir Parks & Rec presents Fabulous Family Films on the Square in downtown Lenoir starting at 8:30 (rain location is Old Lenoir High School): “Big Hero 6 (with concessions sponsored by Waterlife Church)”.; www.cityoflenoir.com

JULY 25 – BOONE – 29th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Walk at the Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition; www.appsummer.edu

JULY 25 – BOONE – Old-Time Music from the Appalachians to the Cascades; The Sheets Family Band and the Canote Brothers Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music-Celebrating Appalachian Culture, Harvest House Performing Arts Venue, Boone; www.mountainhomemusic.com

JULY 25 - TAYLORSVILLE - Summer on the Square will continue with bluegrass music from Alexander County's own "The Idle Time Band" The concert will begin at 7 p.m. and will be hosted on the Alexander County Courthouse lawn in Taylorsville (29 W Main Ave.) Free to the public. Audience members are encouraged to bring their own chairs/blankets for their convenience.  *See August 21 for more Summer on the Square events*

JULY 25-26 BLOWING ROCK - “And a Child Shall Lead” – Ensemble Stage Blowing Rock; www.ensemblestage.com; 828-414-1844

JULY 25-SEPTEMBER 15 – BANNER ELK - 2015 Mid-Summer Group Exhibition featuring Andrew Braitman and Toni Carlton “From a Textural Point of View” at The Carlton Gallery www.carltongallery.com/schedule/

JULY 27 - ARTIST CALL DEADLINE - Visual Art Exchange (Raleigh) invites artists to participate in "N.E.W. Exhibit" September 4-25 http://visualartexchange.org/2015/04/26th-annual-n-e-w-show/

JULY 27-31 – WILKESBORO – Wilkes Art Gallery presents Summer Kids Art Camps “All Wrapped Up” or “Comics For Kids” or “Build em & Break em II”” www.wilkesartgallery.org

JULY 28 & 30 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art workshop “Paint Your Own Pet” www.hickoryart.org

JULY 28-30 – BANNER ELK – Oil Painting and Much More Part 2 with Andrew Braitman at The Carlton Gallery – www.carltongallery.com/workshops/

JULY 28-AUGUST 1 – BOONE - Pottery: Hand-building and Pottery on the Wheel classes by Laurie Kirkpatrick at the Art of Living Retreat Center; program.artoflivingretreatcenter.org/pottery-studio-classes/ .

JULY 29 - ARTIST CALL DEADLINE – LENOIR – Register now for August 1 event: Festival In The Park will combine with the Harambee Festival featuring food, vendors, children’s activities, musical & dance acts and other activities for the day, 11am-4pm; contact Zack Carter at City of Lenoir Parks & Recreation: zcarter@ci.lenoir.nc.us or 828-757-2196

JULY 29 – BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival Global Film Series “Valley of Saints” Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts; www.appsummer.org

JULY 29 – BOONE – Turchin Center Lunch and Learn Lecture; www.tcva.org

JULY 30 - BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival: Broyhill Chamber Ensemble at Rosen Concert Hall; www.appsummer.org

JULY 30-AUGUST 4 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Historical Society presents Artists in Residence-Paul & Kim Fuelling (woodworking & oil) and Mary Jones Wiley (oil) at Edgewood Cottage (corner of South Main at Chestnut Street) http://www.blowingrockhistoricalsociety.com/artists-in-residence/

JULY 31 – LENOIR – Friday After Five downtown features Sylvio Martinat Swing Band (Swing & big band); 7pm on the Square. www.cityoflenoir.com/parks

JULY 31 - BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival: Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox at Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts; www.appsummer.org

JULY 31 - BLOWING ROCK – The Inn at Ragged Gardens outdoor concert series presents “Drive South” 5:30-8:30pm

JULY 31 – BOONE – The Jones House Summer Concert Series presents Swing Guitars & Jon Stickley Trio; http://joneshousecommunitycenter.org/concertsoutdoor.html

 

 

 

 

AUGUST – LENOIR – Register students now for classes with the Caldwell Arts Council’s JAM (Junior Appalachian Musicians) program. Classes available after-school at Granite Falls Elementary, Happy Valley K-8, and downtown Lenoir. Visit www.caldwellarts.com or call Adrienne at 828-754-2486 for more information.

AUGUST 1 - LENOIR - Advanced Crochet class with Rebecca Bayless at the Caldwell Arts Council; $25/person; 10-11:30am; 828-754-2486 www.caldwellarts.com

AUGUST 1 ARTIST CALL DEADLINE– HICKORY - Deadline for artist applications for the September 17 Downtown Hickory Art Crawl; blsinclair1@bellsouth.net or info@downtownhickory.com or call 822-322-1121

AUGUST 1 ARTIST CALL DEADLINEHICKORY - Deadline for arts/craft booth applications for Hickory Oktoberfest; www.hickoryoktoberfest.com , info@downtownhickory.com

AUGUST 1 – BOONE – Ensemble Stage Kids Theatre presents “The Commedia” The Princess and the Pea” at Blowing Rock School Auditorium; www.ensemblestage.com

AUGUST 1 – BOONE – Spicy Cajun Fiddlin’ with Michael Doucet Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music-Celebrating Appalachian Culture, Harvest House Performing Arts Venue, Boone; www.mountainhomemusic.com

AUGUST 1-31 – MORGANTON - “Watercolor Society of North Carolina” on display at Morganton City Hall, www.ci.morganton.nc.us

AUGUST 1-SEPT. 6 –HICKORY - “From The Master’s Hands (Eddie Hamrick, Woodright)” thru Sept 6 Hickory Museum of Art www.hickorymuseumofart.org

AUGUST 1-SEPT. 30 –LENOIR - Cathy Taylor’s exhibit “Pigments Of Your Imagination” on display at Caldwell Memorial Hospital Art-in-Healing Gallery through end of September; open 7am-8pm daily. 828-754-2486 or www.caldwellarts.com

AUGUST 1-NOV. 15HICKORY - “Artistic Influences on Paul Whitener” thru Nov. 15 Hickory Museum of Art www.hickorymuseumofart.org

AUGUST 3-7 – HUDSON - CCC&TI Extreme Summer Camp for Kids “Art Expo” – Pottery & A Little Bit Of Everything; 828-726-2242

AUGUST 3-7 - LENOIR - Beginning Band Workshop for rising 6th grade students at James C Harper School, www.theharperschool.org

AUGUST 4-6 – BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM presents “Into the Mountains” water-based & mixed media for ages 6-10; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

AUGUST 4-6 – BANNER ELK – Impressionistic Landscapes in Acrylic Using Palette Knives with Egi Antonaccio at The Carlton Gallery – www.carltongallery.com/workshops/

AUGUST 4-8 – BOONE - Pottery: Hand-building and Pottery on the Wheel classes by Laurie Kirkpatrick at the Art of Living Retreat Center; program.artoflivingretreatcenter.org/pottery-studio-classes/ .

AUGUST 5-7 – WEST JEFFERSON – Flo Kid’s Art Camp II: Color & Collage: Painting, printing and pasting at Florence Thomas Art School; www.florenceartschool.org

AUGUST 6 – LENOIR - Tucker’s Barn Singer & Songwriters Series 1841 Cafe Lenoir www.tuckersbarn.com 828-729-5959 or www.theharperschool.org

AUGUST 6 - HICKORY - Concerts on the Green continues with a performance by "Day Three" featuring Danny Gouge, Leslie Michaels, and Beverly Flemming. This concert is free to the public and audience members are encouraged to bring their own chairs/blankets. *See July 9 & 23 and August 6 for more Concerts on the Green concerts.*

AUGUST 6-10 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Historical Society presents Artists in Residence-Pat Moritz (contemporary basketry) and Jan Frazee (oil) at Edgewood Cottage (corner of South Main at Chestnut Street) http://www.blowingrockhistoricalsociety.com/artists-in-residence/

AUGUST 7 – LENOIR – Friday After Five downtown features Brown Mountain Conspiracy (Americana music); 7pm on the Square. www.cityoflenoir.com/parks

AUGUST 7 - BLOWING ROCK – The Inn at Ragged Gardens outdoor concert series presents “King Bees” 5:30-8:30pm

AUGUST 7 - BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM presents “Watauga Wanderings” discussion series; www.blowingrockmuseum.org or 828-295-9099

AUGUST 7 – BOONE – The Jones House Summer Concert Series presents Amantha Mill; http://joneshousecommunitycenter.org/concertsoutdoor.html

AUGUST 7-SEPT. 25LENOIR - “Figuratively Speaking” exhibit featuring regional figurative sculptors and 2-D artisans at the Caldwell Arts Council. Reception August 7, 5-7pm hosted by _______________________. Open Tuesday-Friday 9-5 & Saturdays 10-2. www.caldwellarts.com or 828-754-2486

AUGUST 8 – LENOIR – Lenoir Parks & Rec presents Fabulous Family Films on the Square in downtown Lenoir starting at 8:30 (rain location is Old Lenoir High School): “When the Game Stands Tall”.; www.cityoflenoir.com

AUGUST 8HICKORY  - Creating Unique Pottery: Decorating Techniques with Raine Middleton at CVCC Potters’ Workshop; www.cvcc.edu/Potters_Workshop; 828-327-7000 ext. 4032

AUGUST 8 – BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM presents “Appalachian Music and Jug Band” – www.blowingrockmuseum.org  

AUGUST 8 – BOONE – Sweet Mountain/Celtic and Traditional Inspired Originals with The Mountain Laurels and Zoe & Cloyd (of Red June) Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music-Celebrating Appalachian Culture, Harvest House Performing Arts Venue, Boone; www.mountainhomemusic.com

AUGUST 8-SEPTEMBER 21 – VALDESE – Old Rock School art gallery presents Open Art Competition/People’s Choice Award; www.visitvaldese.com

AUGUST 8-NOVEMBER 2 – BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM presents “Romantic Spirits: Nineteenth Century Paintings of the South from the Johnson Collection” www.blowingrockmuseum.org

AUGUST 8-16 – BLOWING ROCK - “I Ought To Be In Pictures” Ensemble Stage, Blowing Rock; www.ensemblestage.com

AUGUST 10-14HUDSON - CCC&TI Extreme Summer Camp for Kids “Musical Madness” – Mountain Music & Art of Music 101; 828-726-2242

AUGUST 10-14 – BOONE – Watauga County Arts Council Summer Arts Camps; www.watauga-arts.org

AUGUST 10-NOV. 9 BLOWING ROCK - Romantic Spirits: Nineteenth Century Paintings of the South from the Johnson Collection at Blowing Rock Museum;  www.blowingrockmuseum.org

AUGUST 11 & 13 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art workshop “Mixed Media Artwork” www.hickoryart.org  

AUGUST 11-13 – BANNER ELK – Landscape, Streams and Rural Scenes with Freeman Beard at The Carlton Gallery – www.carltongallery.com/workshops/

AUGUST 11-15 – BOONE - Pottery: Hand-building and Pottery on the Wheel classes by Laurie Kirkpatrick at the Art of Living Retreat Center; program.artoflivingretreatcenter.org/pottery-studio-classes/ .

AUGUST 12 – LENOIR – Caldwell Heritage Museum Coffee with the Curator presents “The Polio Epidemic of 1944 with Melinda Herzog; www.caldwellmuseum.org

AUGUST 12-17 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Historical Society presents Artists in Residence-Tim Larsen (watercolor, acrylic, oil) and Shirley Story (watercolor) at Edgewood Cottage (corner of South Main at Chestnut Street) http://www.blowingrockhistoricalsociety.com/artists-in-residence/

AUGUST 14 – LENOIR – Friday After Five downtown features Fracxured (80’s rock n roll, southern rock, today’s hits); www.cityoflenoir/parks

AUGUST 14 - BLOWING ROCK – The Inn at Ragged Gardens outdoor concert series presents “Soul Benefactor” 5:30-8:30pm

AUGUST 15 – LENOIR – Summer Bash to benefit the Wig Bank with performances by The Extraordinaires! – video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbrDHi8-Kuc ; tickets Angie 828-493-1731, Bennett 828-850-1103 or Kimmie 828-260-0492

AUGUST 15 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Art in the Park 10a-5p; www.blowingrock.com/artinthepark

AUGUST 15 - BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM presents Summer Stories by the Legend Lady, Charlotte T. Ross with authentic folktales from the Appalachian Mountains; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

AUGUST 15 - BOONE – The Jones House Summer Concert Series presents the Adam Pope Band & Buck Haggard Band; http://joneshousecommunitycenter.org/concertsoutdoor.html

AUGUST 15 - BOONE – Mountain Variety with a Splash of Youth Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music-Celebrating Appalachian Culture, Harvest House Performing Arts Venue, Boone; www.mountainhomemusic.com

AUGUST 18 – ARTIST CALL DEADLINE SPRUCE PINE – Toe River Arts (Spruce Pine) Juried Show will be October 17-November 14 in Spruce Pine; open to artists in NC, SC, GA, TN & VA. www.toeriverarts.org; 828-682-7215

AUGUST 18-20 – BANNER ELK – Basics of Oil Painting with Connie Winters at The Carlton Gallery – www.carltongallery.com/workshops/

AUGUST 18-22 – BOONE - Pottery: Hand-building and Pottery on the Wheel classes by Laurie Kirkpatrick at the Art of Living Retreat Center; program.artoflivingretreatcenter.org/pottery-studio-classes/ .

AUGUST 19 – BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival Film Series “Reaching for the Moon” Schaefer Center for Perfomrming Arts; www.appsummer.org

AUGUST 20HICKORY - Hickory Arts to be featured performers during the “Tastin’, Tunes & Tomatoes” event at the Hickory downtown farmers market

AUGUST 20 – MORGANTON - Downtown Morganton Third Thursday Art Crawl 5-8pm; www.burkearts.org

AUGUST 20 – BOONE – Renegade Traditionalists Mipso – Legends, on the Campus of ASU in Boone, 9pm - Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music-Celebrating Appalachian Culture; www.mountainhomemusic.com

AUGUST 21 – LENOIR – Friday After Five downtown features Fox & Company (Variety of music); 7pm on the Square. www.cityoflenoir.com/parks

AUGUST 21 - BLOWING ROCK – The Inn at Ragged Gardens outdoor concert series presents “Harris Brothers” 5:30-8:30pm

AUGUST 21 – BOONE – The Jones House Summer Concert Series presents Marcy Marxer & Cathy Fink: Tellico; http://joneshousecommunitycenter.org/concertsoutdoor.html

AUGUST 21- TAYLORSVILLE - The Summer on the Square Free Concert Series Finale featuring a performance from "The Shake Down Band" Event will begin at 7 p.m. and will be hosted on the Alexander County Courthouse lawn. Audience members are encouraged to bring their own chairs/blankets for their convenience. 

AUGUST 22 – LENOIR – Lenoir Parks & Rec presents Fabulous Family Films on the Square in downtown Lenoir starting at 8:30 (rain location is Old Lenoir High School): “Earth to Echo”.; www.cityoflenoir.com

AUGUST 25-27 – BANNER ELK – Masters Class in Mixed Media Collage and Acrylic Painting with Vae Hamilton at The Carlton Gallery – www.carltongallery.com/workshops/

AUGUST 25-29 – BOONE - Pottery: Hand-building and Pottery on the Wheel classes by Laurie Kirkpatrick at the Art of Living Retreat Center; program.artoflivingretreatcenter.org/pottery-studio-classes/ .

AUGUST 26 - BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival Film Series “Oranges and Sunshine” Schaefer Center for Performing Arts” www.appsummer.org

AUGUST 28 - LENOIR – Friday After Five downtown features Southern Ember (Country, Southern Rock); 7pm on the Square. www.cityoflenoir.com/parks

AUGUST 28 - MORGANTON – Supreme Reflections, The Ultimate Tribute to the Music of Diana Ross & The Supremes, 7:30pm, Morganton COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org

AUGUST 28 - BLOWING ROCK – The Inn at Ragged Gardens outdoor concert series presents “Possum Jenkins” 5:30-8:30pm

AUGUST 28 – BOONE – The Jones House Summer Concert Series presents Strictly Strings & Spencer Branch; http://joneshousecommunitycenter.org/concertsoutdoor.html

AUGUST 29 – BOONE – Afro-Lachian Banjo and Appalachian Old-Time with Carl Johnson and The Elkville String Band – Blue Ridge Ballroom, Plemmons Student Center on the campus of ASU, 7:30pm - Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music-Celebrating Appalachian Culture,; www.mountainhomemusic.com

AUGUST 29-SEPT. 6 – BLOWING ROCK - “Ears on a Beatle” Ensemble Stage Blowing Rock; www.ensemblestage.com

AUGUST 30 – BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM presents New Century Saxophone Quarte (Baroque to innovative contemporary works)t, 5:30pm - http://www.blowingrockmuseum.org/concerts-at-the-museum/

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 1-6 – HICKORY-  “From The Master’s Hands (Eddie Hamrick, Woodright)” thru Sept 6 Hickory Museum of Art www.hickorymuseumofart.org

SEPTEMBER 1-OCT. 31 – MORGANTON - “Downtown Yesteryear” Picture Burke at Morganton City Hall, www.ci.morganton.nc.us

SEPTEMBER 1-NOV. 15HICKORY - “Artistic Influences on Paul Whitener” thru Nov. 15 Hickory Museum of Art www.hickorymuseumofart.org

SEPTEMBER 3 - LENOIR - Tucker’s Barn Singer & Songwriters Series at 1841 Cafe in downtown Lenoir www.tuckersbarn.com 828-729-5959 or www.theharperschool.org

SEPTEMBER 3 – LENOIR – Jeanne Enloe will instruct quilting and Needlework classes at the Senior Center beginning September 3. 828-758-2883; www.caldwellseniorcenter.org

SEPTEMBER 4 - BLOWING ROCK – The Inn at Ragged Gardens outdoor concert series presents “Smokey Breeze” 5:30-8:30pm

SEPTEMBER 4 & 5 - HICKORY - Hickory Community Theatre presents "Legally Blonde" at 8 p.m. For tickets and information call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org---see also August 10-13 & August 17-20. 

SEPTEMBER 4-6LENOIR - Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention on the Jones Farm in Happy Valley; www.happyvalleyfiddlers.com

SEPTEMBER 5 – LENOIR – Regional JAM-Fest during Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention on the Jones Farm in Happy Valley – one of Caldwell Arts Council’s programs – well known musicians will conduct teaching sessions on Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar and Mandolin to junior players, opportunities for stage performance & competitions – JAM-Fest is a program of the Caldwell Arts Council; www.caldwellarts.com

SEPTEMBER 6 – BOONE – Hammered Dulcimer, Guitar and Bass with a Twist – with Walt Michaels and Company Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music-Celebrating Appalachian Culture, Harvest House Performing Arts Venue, Boone; www.mountainhomemusic.com

SEPTEMBER 7 - BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM presents Roy Book Binder Concert (finger-picking blues learned at the feet of legendary bluesmen Rev. Gary Davis and Pink Anderson) at the Museum http://www.blowingrockmuseum.org/concerts-at-the-museum/

SEPTEMBER 7-9 – WEST JEFFERSON – Tom Edgerton Portrait Workshop “Life on Canvas” Florence Thomas Art School; 336-846-3827; www.FlorenceArtSchool.org; www.TomEdgerton.com

SEPTEMBER 9 – LENOIR – Caldwell Heritage Museum Coffee with the Curator presents “The Battle of Kings Mountain: The Turning Point in the War That Won Us Our Freedoms” with Senator James Broyhill; www.caldwellmuseum.org

SEPTEMBER 10 ARTIST CALL DEADLINE – Craven Arts Council & Gallery invites artists to enter 2015 Bank of the Arts Annual Juried Exhibition www.cravenarts.org; 252-638-2577

SEPTEMBER 10 – MORGANTON – The Midtown Men, 4 Stars from the original Broadway cast of Jersey Boys at Morganton COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org

SEPTEMBER 10-13 - HICKORY - Hickory Community Theatre presents "Legally Blonde" at 8 p.m---Show will be at 7:30 p.m. in the 10th and at 2:30 p.m. on the 13thFor tickets and information call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org---see also August 17-20. 

SEPTEMBER 11LENOIR - Blue Jeans (casual) dinner party 7-9pm to welcome sculptors attending 30th Annual Sculpture Celebration – a program by the Caldwell Arts Council. 828-754-2486 www.caldwellarts.com

SEPTEMBER 11 - BLOWING ROCK – The Inn at Ragged Gardens outdoor concert series presents “Soul Benefactor” 5:30-8:30pm

SEPTEMBER 11 ARTIST CALL DEADLINE – BETHLEHEM -  Bethlehem Day Festival vendors applications deadline (Event September 19) – Call Bud & Judy Caywood 828-495-1057; www.Bethlehem-cda.org or bethlehemday@gmail.com

SEPTEMBER 11-13 – HUDSON – Foothills Performing Arts presents Arsenic and Old Lace; www.fpatheatre.org

SEPTEMBER 12 – LENOIR – Lenoir Parks & Rec presents Fabulous Family Films on the Square in downtown Lenoir starting at 8:30 (rain location is Old Lenoir High School): “Strange Magic”.; www.cityoflenoir.com

SEPTEMBER 12 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art presents The Autolawn Party; www.hickoryart.org; www.theautolawn.com

SEPTEMBER 12 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Art in the Park 10a-5p; www.blowingrock.com/artinthepark

SEPTEMBER 12LENOIR - 30TH annual Sculpture Celebration 9am-4pm at the TH Broyhill Walking Park off Norwood Street – a program of the Caldwell Arts Council. www.caldwellarts.com 828-754-2486

SEPTEMBER 14-15 – HUDSON – Auditions for “The Elephant Man” at Foothills Performing Arts Theatre; www.fpatheatre.org

SEPTEMBER 15 WRITERS CALL DEADLINE – FRANKLIN COUNTY – Franklin County Arts Council Writers Guild call to writers of poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction for 2016 issue of County Lines: A Literary Journal; CountyLinesLiteraryJournal@gmail.com

SEPTEMBER 15-17 – BANNER ELK – Heartfelt Art Expressions-Art Is A Prayer with Toni Carlton at The Carlton Gallery – www.carltongallery.com/workshops/

SEPTEMBER 15-NOVEMBER 14 – BRAHM presents “The Sculptor’s Voice” www.blowingrockmuseum.org

SEPTEMBER 17HICKORY - Downtown Hickory Art Crawl; 828-322-1121 or www.downtownhickory.com

SEPTEMBER 17HICKORY - Strictly Clean & Decent to perform during “Tastin’, Tunes & Tomatoes” (downtown Hickory farmers market)

SEPTEMBER 17-20 - HICKORY - Hickory Community Theatre presents "Legally Blonde" at 8 p.m---show will be at 7:30 p.m. on the 17th and at 2:30 p.m. on the 20thFor tickets and information call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org

SEPTEMBER 18 - BLOWING ROCK – The Inn at Ragged Gardens outdoor concert series presents “Harris Brothers” 5:30-8:30pm

SEPTEMBER 18-20 – HUDSON – Foothills Performing Arts presents Arsenic and Old Lace; www.fpatheatre.org

SEPTEMBER 19 - BETHLEHEM - 6th Annual Bethlehem Day Festival - Featuring live music, entertainment, activities for children, arts & crafts, and food & drinks. Located at the crossroads of Shiloh Church Road and Rink Dam Road. For moreinformation contact Bud & Judy Caywood at 828-495-1057 or bethlehemday@gmail.com

SEPTEMBER 19 – MORGANTON – Burke Arts Council’s Third Annual Burke County Artist Studio Tour; www.burkearts.org

SEPTEMBER 19 – BLOWING ROCK – Second Annual Blowing Rock Music Festival 9am-8:30pm at The Blowing Rock. http://www.theblowingrock.com/event/the-blowing-rock-music-festival-2014/

SEPTEMBER 22-24 – BANNER ELK – Realistic Impressionism in Oils Part 1 with Egi Antonaccio at The Carlton Gallery – www.carltongallery.com/workshops/

SEPTEMBER 25 - BLOWING ROCK – The Inn at Ragged Gardens outdoor concert series presents “Lucky Strikes” 5:30-8:30pm

SEPTEMBER 25-26HUDSON – Auditions for “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” at the JE Broyhill Civic Center with Foothills Performing Arts; www.fpatheatre.org

SEPTEMBER 26 - HAPPY VALLEY/LENOIR -  Happy Valley Optimist Park Family Fun Fest invites artists/crafters for booths;  Traci 828-855-5808 or Carrie 828-215-0859; justforyouevents@yahoo.com 

SEPTEMBER 26 - HAPPY VALLEY/LENOIR - Happy Valley's Family Fun Fest at the Happy Valley Optmist Park from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. This even is free to the public and the first 100 adults and 25 children through the gate will recieve a bag a goodies with something from all of the venders!  

SEPTEMBER 26-NOVEMBER 15 – BANNER ELK – 2015 Autumn Group Exhibition “Celebrating a Lifetime of Art featuring Warren Dennis at The Carlton Gallery www.carltongallery.com/schedule/

 

SEPTEMBER 28 ARTIST CALL DEADLINE –LENOIR - Caldwell Visual Artists (2-D and 3-D) invited to compete for cash awards in the annual Caldwell Visual Artists Competition at the Caldwell Arts Council; deliver 2 pieces of artwork on September 28. Prospectus with requirements at www.caldwellarts.com, 828-754-2486. Opening Reception October 2, 5-7pm, then open Tuesday-Friday 9-5 & Saturdays 10-2

SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 1 – BANNER ELK – Realistic Impressio0nism in Oils Part 2 with Egi Antonaccio at The Carlton Gallery – www.carltongallery.com/workshops/

SEPTEMBER 30-NOVEMBER 6 – MORGANTON – Burke Arts Council presents The Second Annual Juried Photography Exhibition; artist reception October 2; www.burkearts.org

 

 

 

OCTOBER 1-31 – MORGANTON - “Downtown Yesteryear” Picture Burke at Morganton City Hall, www.ci.morganton.nc.us

OCTOBER 1-NOV. 15HICKORY-  “Artistic Influences on Paul Whitener” thru Nov. 15 Hickory Museum of Art www.hickorymuseumofart.org

OCTOBER 1-DEC. 30LENOIR -  Vaun Healey’s exhibit “Art Is My Heart” on display at Caldwell Memorial Hospital Art-in-Healing Gallery through end of December – brought to you by the Caldwell Arts Council; open 7am-8pm daily. 828-754-2486 or www.caldwellarts.com

OCTOBER 2 - BLOWING ROCK – The Inn at Ragged Gardens outdoor concert series presents “Worthless Son in Laws” 5:30-8:30pm

OCTOBER 2-31LENOIR  - “Caldwell Visual Artists Competition” features 2-D and 3-D artwork by Caldwell County artists in competition for cash prizes at the Caldwell Arts Council. www.caldwellarts.com 828-754-2486 Open Tuesday-Friday 9-5 & Saturdays 10-2

OCTOBER 3 - HICKORY - Hickory Community Theatre present "Dueling Divas!" at 8 p.m. Call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information. 

OCTOBER 3 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Art in the Park 10a-5p; www.blowingrock.com/artinthepark

OCTOBER 3 - MORGANTON – Artists/Craftspeople AND volunteers wanted for Community Strong Day for Art4aPurpose.Org; www.art4apurpose.org or 828-475-2881

OCTOBER 4-NOVEMBER 13 – VALDESE – Old Rock School art gallery presents Carolina’s Nature Photographers; Bob Phipps photography; www.visitvaldese.com

OCTOBER 6-NOV. 4 – BETHLEHEM - Autumn Inspiration artwork by Foothills Visual Artists Guild at Bethlehem Library

OCTOBER 9 - BLOWING ROCK – The Inn at Ragged Gardens outdoor concert series presents “Soul Benefactor” 5:30-8:30pm

OCTOBER 13-15 – BANNER ELK – Exploration in Oil/Cold Wax/Mixed Media with Lisa B. boardwine at The Carlton Gallery – www.carltongallery.com/workshops/

OCTOBER 14 – LENOIR – Caldwell Heritage Museum Coffee with the Curator presents “The Fellowship of Kindred Minds: History of Caldwell County Churches with John O. Hawkins, Director Emeritus; www.caldwellmuseum.org

OCTOBER 15HICKORY - The Neighbors to perform during “Tastin’, Tunes & Tomatoes” (downtown Hickory farmers market)

OCTOBER 15 – MORGANTON – Live and Let Die, a Symphonic Tribute to the music of Paul McCartney at Morganton COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org

OCTOBER 16 & 17 - HICKORY - Hickory Community Theatre present s "Game's Afoot" at 8 p.m. Call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information. See also October 22-25 & October 29-30.

OCTOBER 16-17HICKORY - Catawba Valley Quilters’ Guild show at Hickory Metro Convention Center; jypearce@charter.net or www.catawbavalleyquiltersguild.com

OCTOBER 17 – MORGANTON – Burke Arts Council’s October Oyster and Shrimp Festival; www.burkearts.org

OCTOBER 18 – HICKORY - Hickory Choral Society performs at First Baptist Church, Hickory

OCTOBER 20-22 – BANNER ELK -  Follow Your Intuition-Exploration in Acrylics with Debbie Arnold at The Carlton Gallery – www.carltongallery.com/workshops/

OCTOBER 22-25 - HICKORY - Hickory Community Theatre present s "Game's Afoot" at 8 p.m--the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. on the 21st and at 2:30 p.m. on the 24th. Call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information. See also October 29-30.

OCTOBER 24 – LENOIR – Lenoir Parks & Rec presents Fabulous Family at 8:30pm at the Old Lenoir High School Auditorium: “Box Trolls”; www.cityoflenoir.com

OCTOBER 29 & 30 - HICKORY - Hickory Community Theatre presents "Game's Afoot" at 7:30 p.m. on the 29th and at 8 p.m on the 30th. Call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information.

OCTOBER 31 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents "THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW" at 9 p.m. and Midnight on Halloween Night. Call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information. 

 

 

 

NOVEMBER 1 - HICKORY- The Hickory Community Theatre presents "Game's Afoot" at 2:30 p.m. Call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information. 

NOVEMBER 1-15HICKORY - “Artistic Influences on Paul Whitener” thru Nov. 15 Hickory Museum of Art www.hickorymuseumofart.org

NOVEMBER 1-DEC. 31 MORGANTON - “Paint, Pen, and Pastel” – Edgewood Cottage Artists from 2014 on display at Morganton City Hall

NOVEMBER 6 & 7 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents "Watson Intelligence" at 8 p.m. Call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information. See also November 12-14 & November 19-21.

NOVEMBER 6 – MORGANTON – “All Hands on Deck” performance at Morganton COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org

NOVEMBER 6-8 – HUDSON – Foothills Performing Arts presents “The Elephant Man” www.fpatheatre.org

NOVEMBER 6-21LENOIR - “Young At Art-Middle/High Student Artwork” exhibit at the Caldwell Arts Council; reception November 6, 3-6pm. www.caldwellarts.com 828-754-2486, then open Monday-Friday 9-5 & Saturdays 10-2

NOVEMBER 7 –LENOIR – Hues & Brews Festival bringing together visual arts & brewing arts – Studio Tours throughout Caldwell County and Festival in downtown Lenoir – a program from the Caldwell Arts Council. www.caldwellarts.com 828-754-2486

NOVEMBER 12-14 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents "Watson Intelligence" at 7:30 p.m. on the 12th and at 8 p.m. on the 13th & 14th. Call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information. See also November 19-21.

NOVEMBER 13-15 – HUDSON – Foothills Performing Arts presents “The Elephant Man” www.fpatheatre.org

NOVEMBER 13-DECEMBER 22 – MORGANTON – Burke Arts Council presents First Frost Art Show & Sale; artist reception November 13; www.burkearts.org

NOVEMBER 19 – MORGANTON – “Country Royalty” Jason Petty and Carylyn Martin pay tribute to Hank Williams and Patsy Cline at Morganton COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org

NOVEMBER 19-21 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents "Watson Intelligence" at 7:30 p.m. on the 19th and at 8 p.m. on the 20th & 21st. Call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information.

NOVEMBER 27-APRIL 30 – BANNER ELK – 2015/16 Winter Group Exhibition featuring various artists & “Small Works” at The Carlton Gallery www.carltongallery.com/schedule/

 

NOVEMBER 29-JANUARY 2016 – VALDESE – Old Rock School presents Holiday Art & Fine Crafts: Beth Oczkowski (quilling), Angel Vite (oil) and other artists in Studio 101, Galleries I & II; www.visitvaldese.com

 

 

 

 

 

DECEMBER 1-31 –MORGANTON - “Paint, Pen, and Pastel” – Edgewood Cottage Artists from 2014 on display at Morganton City

DECEMBER 3-6 – LENOIR – JE Broyhill Civic Center and Foothills Performing Arts presents “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”; www.broyhillcenter.com or www.fpatheatre.org

DECEMBER 4 & 5 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents "Music Man" at 8 p.m. Call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information. See also December 10-13 & December 17-20. 

DECEMBER 4-6HICKORY - Hickory Choral Society performs at Corinth Reformed Church, Hickory

DECEMBER 4-23 –LENOIR - “Satie’s Holiday Sale” at the Caldwell Arts Council; whole house filled with beautiful handmade items for creative gifting. www.caldwellarts.com 828-754-2486 Grand opening Friday December 4th, 5-7pm, hosted by Caldwell Women’s Club; open M-F 9-6 & Saturdays 10-3.

DECEMBER 5 – HUDSON – Hudson Uptown Building Christmas Show, craft & food vendors – www.facebook.com/TheHudsonUptownBuilding; 828-726-8871

DECEMBER 7-8 – HUDSON – Auditions for “To Kill A Mockingbird” at Foothills Performing Arts; www.fpatheatre.org 

DECEMBER 10-13 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents "Music Man" at 8 p.m---show will begin at 7:30 p.m. on the 10th and at 2:30 p.m. on the 13thCall 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information. See also December 17-20. 

DECEMBER 11 – MORGANTON – Tony Orlando “The Great American Christmas” at Morganton COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org

DECEMBER 12 – LENOIR – Lenoir Parks & Rec presents Fabulous Family at 8:30pm at the Old Lenoir High School Auditorium: “The Polar Express”; www.cityoflenoir.com

DECEMBER 17-20 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents "Music Man" at 8 p.m---show will begin at 7:30 p.m. on the 17th and at 2:30 p.m. on the 20thCall 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information.

DECEMBER 22 – MORGANTON – Sweet Potato Pie & Puddingstone present “Homegrown Christmas” at Morganton COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org

DECEMBER 31 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents James Gregory "The Funniest Man in America" at 8 p.m. on New Years Eve. Call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information. 

 

 

 

 

 

2016

 

JANUARY 8-9 – HUDSON – Auditions for “Jesus Christ Superstar at Foothills Performing Arts; www.fpatheatre.org

JANUARY 10 – MORGANTON – “Buddy” The Buddy Holly Story, National Broadway Tour at Morganton COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org

JANUARY 15 & 16 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents "Superior Donuts" at 8 p.m. For more information call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org. See also January 21-24 and January 28-31. 

JANUARY 21-24 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents "Superior Donuts" at 8 p.m--show will begin at 7:30 p.m. on the 21st and at 2:30 p.m. on the 24th. For more information call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org. See also January 28-31. 

 

JANUARY 28-31 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents "Superior Donuts" at 8 p.m--show will begin at 7:30 p.m. on the 28th and at 2:30 p.m. on the 31st. For more information call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org.

FEBRUARY 5 & 6 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents "Outside Mullingar" at 8 p.m. Call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information. See also February 11-13 & February 18-20. 

FEBRUARY 11-13 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents "Outside Mullingar" at 8 p.m---show will being at 7:30 p.m. on the 11thCall 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information. See also February 18-20. 

FEBRUARY 12-14 – HUDSON – Foothills Performing Arts presents “To Kill a Mockingbird” www.fpatheatre.org

FEBRUARY 18-20 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents "Outside Mullingar" at 8 p.m.---show will begin at 7:30 p.m. on the 18th. Call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information. 

FEBRUARY 19-21 – HUDSON – Foothills Performing Arts presents “To Kill a Mockingbird” www.fpatheatre.org

MARCH 3-6 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents 'Ain't Misbehavin'" at 7:30 p.m. on the 3rd, at 8 p.m. on the 4 & 5, and at 2:30 p.m. on the 6th. Call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information. See also March 10-13.  

MARCH 10-13 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents 'Ain't Misbehavin'" at 7:30 p.m. on the 10th, at 8 p.m. on the 11th & 12th, and at 2:30 p.m. on the 13th. Call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information. 

APRIL 1 & 2 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents "Incorruptible" at 8 p.m. Call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information. See also April 7-9, April 14-16, & April 21-23.

APRIL 7-9 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents "Incorruptible" at 7:30 p.m. on the 7th and at 8 p.m. on the 8th & 9th.  Call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information. See also April 14-16 & April 21-23.

APRIL 14-16 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents "Incorruptible" at 7:30 p.m. on the 14th and at 8 p.m. on the 15th & 16th. Call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information. See also April 21-23.

APRIL 21-23 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents "Incorruptible" at 7:30 p.m. on the 21st and at 8 p.m. on the 22nd & 23rd. Call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information. 

APRIL 28-30, MAY 1 – HUDSON – “Jesus Christ Superstar” performed at Foothills Performing Arts; www.fpatheatre.org

 

 

MAY 2-3 – HUDSON – Auditions for “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” at Foothills Performing Arts; www.fpatheatre.org

MAY 6 & 7 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents "Young Frankenstein" at 8 p.m. Call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hockorytheatre.org for more information. See also May 12-15 & May 19-22.

MAY 12-15 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents "Young Frankenstein" at 8 p.m--show will start at 7:30 p.m. on the 12th and at 2:30 p.m. on the 15thCall 828.328.2283 or visit www.hockorytheatre.org for more information. See also May 19-22.   

MAY 19-22 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents "Young Frankenstein" at 8 p.m--show will start at 7:30 p.m. on the 19th and at 2:30 p.m. on the 22ndCall 828.328.2283 or visit www.hockorytheatre.org for more information. 

JUNE 6 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents "2016 Vacation Extravaganza" Call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hckorytheatre.org for more information. 

 

JULY 15-17 – HUDSON – Foothills Performing Arts presents “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” www.fpatheatre.org

 

JULY 22-24 – HUDSON – Foothills Performing Arts presents “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” www.fpatheatre.org