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The current edition of Carolina Arts e-zine is available at www.carolinaarts.com

NOW THROUGH MAY 22WILKESBORO-  Lenoir artist Margaret Carter Martine will judge and exhibit during the Northwest Artist League juried competition, Wilkes Art Gallery, 336/667-2841, www.wilkesartgallery.org

NOW THROUGH MAY 29 –   LENOIR - “The Other Group-Reunited” art exhibit at the Caldwell Arts Council; opening reception May 1, 5-7pm, hosted by Lenoir Woman’s Club. www.caldwellarts.com, 828-754-2486; This exhibit will be partially sponsored by LifeStore.

NOW THROUGH JUNE 30 –LENOIR - Stevens Family Scholarship Award winning artists work on display at Caldwell Memorial Hospital Art-in-Healing Gallery through end of June open 7am-8pm daily – a program brought to you by the Caldwell Arts Council. 828-754-2486 or www.caldwellarts.com

NOW THROUGH JUNE 30 – MORGANTON -  “Whimsical Folk Art” by John David Brown III at Morganton City Hall, www.ci.morganton.nc.us

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

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

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

 

MAY 4 – LENOIR – Patrick & Kay Crouch are playing music for Caldwell Arts Council’s  Caldwell  Junior Appalachian Musicians on Monday, May 4  at Granite Falls Elementary School at 2:45 pm We are also playing twice on Wednesday, May 6 for the JAM students.  We will be at Happy Valley School at 3 pm and in the Livingston Rogers Room in the 1841 Café at 5 pm The Caldwell JAM program is three years strong and offers a valuable cultural experience for our local students.  You may find more information here:http://www.caldwellarts.com/174-caldwell-jam-junior-appalachian-musicians-program/

MAY 7LENOIR  - Tucker’s Barn Singer & Songwriters Series  to feature Patrick Crouch, Gwyn Call & Jimmie Griffith at 1841 Cafe in downtown Lenoir www.tuckersbarn.com 828-729-5959 or www.theharperschool.org

MAY 7 – MORGANTON - “Blood Sweat & Tears” featuring Bo Bice at Morganton’s Comma Auditorium

MAY 7-9 – HICKORY - Vanya Sonia Masha and Spike at the Firemen’s Kitchen at Hickory Community Theatre; 828-328-2283 or www.hickorytheatre.org

MAY 7-JUNE 6 – HICKORY – Full Circle Arts Photography Show competition & exhibition (reception May 7th); www.fullcirclearts.org

MAY 8-10– NEWTON -  “Little Shop of Horrors” at The Green Room Community Theatre; www.thegreenroomtheatre.org or 828-464-6128

MAY 9LENOIR - Jim Breuer, comedian & Saturday Night Live alum to perform at JE Broyhill Civic Center 828-726-2407 www.broyhillcenter.com

MAY 9 – LENOIR – The Artist-In uptown working gallery open house 10am-6pm https://www.facebook.com/theartistin?fref=ts

MAY 9 – LENOIR – Mark Bumgarner (Southern originals & covers) plays at 1841 Cafe; 828-472-4145

MAY 9 – HICKORY-  15th Annual Spring Art At The Farm, 5726 Grace Chapel Road, Hickory 10-5; live music, local artists

MAY 9 – HIDDENITE - Nature Crafting Classes, artists & craftspeople during RockyFest 2015; Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area, info contact Hiddenite Center www.hiddenitecenter.com

MAY 9 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Art in the Park 10a-5p; www.blowingrock.com/artinthepark  

MAY 9 – MORGANTON – Australian bluegrass artist Kristy Cox plays at The Grind in Morganton; www.nostalgic-boom/kristycox  

MAY 9-JULY 26BLOWING ROCK - Blowing Rock Art & History Museum opens a Summer Exhibition Celebration with several exhibits including “Floating Sculpture”, Millhands/Handmade” and “1923”;  www.blowingrockmuseum.org

MAY 10 LENOIR - South Carolina Broadcasters perform concert at 4pm in the Chapel of Rest in Happy Valley; $30 for concert & BBQ supper, $15 concert only; 828-758-0906

MAY 11 – LENOIR - Harper School Spring Recitals, College Avenue Baptist Church, www.theharperschool.org

MAY 13 – LENOIR – Simon Everett and Kyle Teeters present their Acoustic Beatles Show at 1841 Cafe; 828-572-4145.

MAY 14 – LENOIR - Make a textured aluminum cuff bracelet (1” to 1.5” wide) with Ellen Ball at the Caldwell Arts Council, 6-7:30pm, $35 fee includes materials. Advance registration & payment required; 828-754-2486 or info@caldwellarts.com

MAY 14 – HICKORY - The Hot Club Duo performs at Highland Avenue in Hickory

MAY 14 – BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM presents “Early Theaters in Blowing Rock with Dr. Gary Boye” www.blowingrockmuseum.org

MAY 15 – BOONE - The Hot Club of Lenoir performs at Lost Province (Boone, NC)

MAY 15 – NEWTON - Bach’s Lunch ‘n Listen presents Eclectic Winds, Newton-Conover Auditorium, newton-conoverauditorium.org

MAY 15-16– HICKORY - “La Cage Aux Folles” at Hickory Community Theatre; 828-328-2283 or www.hickorytheatre.org

MAY 15-16 – MORGANTON - Joara Pottery Festival; 828-433-7282 or www.burkearts.org

MAY 15-17– NEWTON - “Little Shop of Horrors” at The Green Room Community Theatre; www.thegreenroomtheatre.org or 828-464-6128

MAY 16 – MORGANTON – Sycamore Bones performs at Brown Mountain Bottle Works in Morganton; https://www.facebook.com/sycamorebones

MAY 16 – FERGUSON - Daniel Boone Day at Whippoorwill Academy and Village 10-4; for crafts booths contact whippoorwillvillage@gmail.com or 336-973-3237; featuring food, music, clogging, heritage crafts, folk arts & stories, blacksmith, Plays and demonstrations

MAY 16 – NEWTON - The Little Mermaid sing along at Newton-Conover Auditorium; www.newton-conoverauditorium.org 

MAY 17 – BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM presents “Jeremy B. Jones Appalachia Through Memoir and Song” www.blowingrockmuseum.org

MAY 18 - ARTIST CALL DEADLINE – HICKORY - Spring auditions for the Hickory Choral Society; call Bonita Ferretti, 828-322-2210 for appointment

MAY 21 – HICKORY - Downtown Hickory Art Crawl; 828-322-1121 or www.downtownhickory.com

MAY 21HICKORY - Tastin, Tunes & Tomatoes (downtown Hickory farmers market) to feature “Shake Down”

MAY 21-24 – LENOIR – Shrek The Musical at JE Broyhill Civic Center – www.broyhillcenter.com

MAY 21-24– HICKORY - “La Cage Aux Folles” at Hickory Community Theatre; 828-328-2283 or www.hickorytheatre.org

MAY 22 LENOIR - The Hot Club of Lenoir performs at 1841 Cafe in Lenoir

MAY 22 – SAWMILLS - Sawmills Elementary School will be hosting their 2nd annual Art Extravaganza on Friday May 22nd from 5pm until 8pm on campus. This will be a festival that incorporates both the visual and performing arts. We are inviting local artists within the community to come and display artwork, sell own artwork if you would like, and possibly help students make little crafts to take with them that night. Our goal is to have a variety of artists and art styles and mediums. If you would be interested please RSVP by Friday May 1st. You may contact me by email at bwright@caldwellschools.com or at the school at 828-396-2610

MAY 22-24 – NEWTON - “Little Shop of Horrors” at The Green Room Community Theatre; www.thegreenroomtheatre.org or 828-464-6128

MAY 25 ENTRY DEADLINE – Call for artists and photographers to participate in the “Top 40” International Juried Competition for Los Angeles Center for Digital Art; http://lacda.com/juried/juriedshow.html.

MAY 26 – BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM presents “Coffee with the Curator” www.blowingrockmuseum.org

MAY 28 – GRANITE FALLS – Chickweed The Band to perform in downtown Granite Falls, courtesy of the Town of Granite Falls and the Caldwell Arts Council as part of Art in The Park; www.caldwellarts.com (828-754-2486) or www.granitefallsnc.com (828-396-3131)

MAY 28-31 – HICKORY - “La Cage Aux Folles” at Hickory Community Theatre; 828-328-2283 or www.hickorytheatre.org

MAY 30 –HICKORY -  “Let’s Talk Pots” with Shane Mickey at CVCC Potters’ Workshop; www.cvcc.edu/Potters_Workshop; 828-327-7000 x4032

MAY 30 –MORGANTON - Art on the Square, Morganton, www.burkearts.org

 

 

JUNE 1 ARTIST CALL DEADLINE – HENDERSONVILLE -  Art on Main Fine Art/Fine Craft Festival October 3 & 4 in Hendersonville NC; acofhc@bellsouth.net, acofhc.org; 828-693-8504

JUNE 1-30 – MORGANTON - “Whimsical Folk Art” by John David Brown III at Morganton City Hall, www.ci.morganton.nc.us

JUNE 1-30 – LENOIR - Stevens Family Scholarship Award winning artists work on display at Caldwell Memorial Hospital Art-in-Healing Gallery through end of June open 7am-8pm daily.

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

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

JUNE 2—JULY 21 – HICKORY – Hickory Arts Advanced Acting Summer Intensive for ages 16-adult; www.hickoryarts.com

JUNE 3-17– HICKORY - Hickory Choral Society Children’s Choral Camp for rising 4th-6th grade students; www.hickorychoralsociety.org

JUNE 4LENOIR - Tucker’s Barn Singer & Songwriters Series at 1841 Cafe in downtown Lenoir www.tuckersbarn.com 828-729-5959 or www.theharperschool.org

JUNE 5 – LENOIR – Friday After Five downtown features Night Move Band (Beach, R&B, Rock, Funk); 7pm on the Square. www.cityoflenoir.com/parks

JUNE 5-7 – NEWTON - “Red, White and Tuna” at The Green Room Community Theatre; www.thegreenroomtheatre.org or 828-464-6128

JUNE 5-26 –LENOIR - “Schooled” with art by NY artist Lisa DeLoria Weinblatt, and artwork by Penland School of Craft Fellows on display at the Caldwell Arts Council. Opening Reception June 5, hosted by Liz Eller & Caldwell Friends, 5-7pm; www.caldwellarts.com or 828-754-2486

JUNE 6 – BLOWING ROCK - “And a Child Shall Lead” – Ensemble Stage Blowing Rock; www.ensemblestage.com; 828-414-1844

JUNE 8LENOIR - Blues Jam 7pm (free admission; part of Pop Ferguson Blues Festival  VII) www.cjblues.com

JUNE 9LENOIR-  Ladies Night Blues Jam and Open Mic 7pm (free admission; part of Pop Ferguson Blues Festival VII) www.cjblues.com

JUNE 10LENOIR - Wing-dang-doodle (free admission; part of Pop Ferguson Blues Festival VII) www.cjblues.com

JUNE 11LENOIR - Thursday Night VIP “Jook Joint” 6:30pm (part of Pop Ferguson Blues Festival VII) www.cjblues.com

JUNE 11-13MORGANTON - “Creative Age” Art Exhibit, Morganton, Grace Ridge Retirement Community; www.graceridge.org/Art or 704-262-1112

JUNE 12LENOIR – Pop Ferguson Blues Heritage Festival VII – “Friday night Jook Joint” 6pm; 3 shows at 3 locations, www.cjblues.com

JUNE 12 ARTIST CALL DEADLINE– YADKINVILLE - Deadline for entries into Yadkin Arts Council’s Eye of the Artist 5th Annual Juried Show: Art from the HeArt. http://www.yadkinarts.org/membership/artist-opportunities/

JUNE 12-14 – NEWTON - “Red, White and Tuna” at The Green Room Community Theatre; www.thegreenroomtheatre.org or 828-464-6128

JUNE 13 – LENOIR – Pop Ferguson Blues Heritage Festival VII – “Saturday night Jook Joint” 6pm 2 shows at 3 locations; late night “Jook” 9pm (part of Pop Ferguson Blues Festival VII) www.cjblues.com  

JUNE 13 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Art in the Park 10a-5p; www.blowingrock.com/artinthepark

JUNE 13 - BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM presents Summer Stories, Traditional Tales with ReVonda Crow; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

JUNE 15-17 - WEST JEFFERSON – Flo Kid’s Art Camp: Color & Collage: Painting, Printing and Pasting; www.florenceartschool.org

JUNE 17-19 – BLOWING ROCK – Brilliant at BRAHM creative art activities for ages 6-10; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

JUNE 18 –HICKORY  - Tastin, Tunes & Tomatoes (downtown Hickory Farmers Market) to feature “Second Hand Still”

JUNE 19 – LENOIR – Friday After Five downtown features Matt Stratford Band (Soul, Blues, Pop, Classic Rock); 7pm on the Square. www.cityoflenoir.com/parks

JUNE 19-21 – NEWTON - “Red, White and Tuna” at The Green Room Community Theatre; www.thegreenroomtheatre.org or 828-464-6128

JUNE 20HICKORY  - Creating Platters & Plates on the Potters’ Wheel with Po-Wen Liu at CVCC Potters’ Workshop; www.cvcc.edu/Potters_Workshop; 828-327-7000 ext. 4032

JUNE 20-28 – BLOWING ROCK -  “The Love List” Ensemble Stage, Blowing Rock; www.ensemblestage.com

 

JUNE 22 – BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM presents Felted Beads & Bangles for ages 6-12; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

JUNE 22-26 – HUDSON - CCC&TI Extreme Summer Camp for Kids “You’ve Got Talent” – Costumes & Props, Characters & Scripts; 828-726-2242

JUNE 24 – BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM presents Fun & Fanciful Artist Books for ages 8-12; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

JUNE 26 – LENOIR – Friday After Five downtown features Chad Triplett (Country music); 7pm on the Square. www.cityoflenoir.com/parks

JUNE 26 - HICKORY – Corey Raquel Lovelace with John Coffey House Concert; www.hickoryarts.com

JUNE 26 – BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM presents “Our Rocky World” for ages 6-8; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

JUNE 27 – WILKESBORO - Photography Workshop with Kevin Adams, 1-5pm, Wilkes Art Gallery; www.wilkesartgallery.org

JUNE 27 – BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM presents “Get Your Kicks Clogging” – www.blowingrockmuseum.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-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 6-10 – BLOWING ROCK - Kids Theatre Camp at Ensemble Stage, Blowing Rock for ages 7-11; www.ensemblestage.com

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

JULY 11-18 –LENOIR - CCC&TI Compass Class artwork on display; 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 – LENOIR – Blackberry Festival featuring live music, arts & crafts vendors and blackberries galore! www.caldwellcochamber.org

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

JULY 13-16 & 20-23LENOIR - 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 13-24BLOWING ROCK - Kids Theatre Camp at Ensemble Stage, Blowing Rock for ages 12-15; www.ensemblestage.com

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

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

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

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; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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 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 1-31 – 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 5-7 – WEST JEFFERSON – Flo Kid’s Art Camp 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 7 – LENOIR – Friday After Five downtown features Brown Mountain Conspiracy (Americana music); 7pm on the Square. www.cityoflenoir.com/parks

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 _______________________. www.caldwellarts.com or 828-754-2486

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

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

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

AUGUST 15 - BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM presents Summer Stories; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

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

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

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

AUGUST 29-SEPT. 6 – BLOWING ROCK - “Ears on a Beatle” Ensemble Stage Blowing Rock; www.ensemblestage.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 4-6LENOIR - Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention on the Jones Farm in Happy Valley; www.happyvalleyfiddlers.com

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 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 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 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 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 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

 

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 2-31LENOIR  - “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

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

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

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

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

 

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 6-21LENOIR - “Young At Art-Middle/High Student Artwork” exhibit at the Caldwell Arts Council; reception November 6, 3-6pm. www.caldwellarts.com 828-754-2486

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

 

 

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

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 & Saturday 10-3.