ARTISTICALLY SPEAKING-CALENDAR OF ART EVENTS

Caldwell Arts Council events are highlighted in yellow

GRASSROOTS GRANT APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE NOW - http://www.caldwellarts.com/258-grassroots-grants-program/

ARTIST CALLS – NORTH CAROLINA ARTS COUNCIL - http://ncartseveryday.org/2016/05/artist-opportunities-5252016/

ARTIST CALLS - Subscribe (free) to Art Deadlines List: artdeadlineslist.com (free monthly email list of available artist opportunities, calls for artists, etc.

CURRENT EDITION OF CAROLINA ARTS E-ZINE available at http://www.carolinaarts.com/616/616carolinaarts.html

ARTISTS OFFERING ART CLASSES and summer art camp opportunities are listed on our website: http://www.caldwellarts.com/21-art-classes-and-artist-information/

ARTIST CALL – VALDESE – New Window Gallery seeks artists to display in September, October, November, December & January – Contact David Mench at the Play It Again Records Building, 150 West Main Street in Valdese; 828-874-1800

KILNS FOR SALE – LENOIR – Caron Baker Wike has some kilns for sale – one 7 cu ft. Cress (almost new); two 3 cu. ft. Paragons; one 3 cu. ft. dead kiln for parts. Call 828-403-7368

CURRENT  EVENTS

SUMMER – Register for private music lessons in bagpipes, bass guitar, cello, guitar, harp, mandolin, organ, piano, voice, violin, viola & percussion (and more!) with the Harper School in Lenoir – 828-754-2297 or www.theharperschool.org

now through JUNE 25 – HIDDENITE – Hiddenite Center to feature a group exhibit by members of the Piedmont Pastel Society; 828-632-6966; www.hiddenitearts.org

now through JUNE 25 – NORTH WILKESBORO – Wilkes Art Gallery presents the Watercolor Society of North Carolina – an exhibit featuring the work of 25 watercolor artists from across Western NC – and The Photographic Art of The Hudson Family; www.wilkesartgallery.org

now through June 28 - VALDESE – New Window Gallery in the Play It Again Records Building, 150 West Main St. to feature Rodger Revlon’s Experimental Images and Judy Wright’s Leaves; hours are 11-5 Tuesday-Saturday (window lit 24 hours/day). Questions call 828-874-1800

now through JUNE 28 – BETHLEHEM – Bethlehem Branch Library Exhibiting Artist Series Presents “So Much to See” landscapes by Chris Parsons (reception June 2, 5:30-7pm

now through JUNE 30 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School presents a gallery art exhibit featuring detailed pen and ink drawings by James Greer; www.florenceartschool.org

through JUNE 30 - MORGANTON - “Folk and Americana Art” – Charlie Frye  at the Art in the Hall gallery in Morganton

now through JUNE 30 - LENOIR -  “Scenic Perspectives” photographic art exhibit by Daniel Amick at Caldwell Arts Council’s Art-in-Healing Gallery at Caldwell Memorial Hospital. 828-754-2486; www.caldwellarts.com

now through JULY 2 -  HICKORY – Full Circle Arts Members Show – associate and exhibiting members display their work www.fullcirclearts.org 42 B Third St NW, Hickory – 828-322-7545; opening reception June 9th 6-8pm at the gallery; public invited

now through JULY 9 – LENOIR – Caldwell Visual Artists Competition at Caldwell Arts Council; 828-754-2486 info@caldwellarts.com

now through JULY 17 - Catawba Valley Photography Club and Hickory Museum of Art present the 9th Annual Open Photography Competition “Image*Ination”; opening reception April 16, 6-7:30pm in the entrance gallery www.hickorymuseumofart.org

now through JULY 24 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of art exhibit “We Are The Music Makers” www.hickorymuseumofart.org; 828-322-8576

now through July 24 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Art & History Museum exhibits: Ralph Burns: A Persistence of Vision; Elliott Daingerfield: Collected; The Art of Native Plants; History of the Horse Show; and The Annual Young at Art Student Spectacular; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

now through JULY 24 - HICKORY - "Memories of Appalachia: Paintings by Arlee Mains" Hickory Museum of Art; www.hickorymuseumofart.org; 828-322-8576

NOW THROUGH JULY 31 – HIDDENITE – The work of Alexander County resident & Mitchell Community College student Molly Poulter will be featured at the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s Emerging Artists Wall; www.hiddenitearts.org

now through AUGUST 14 – HICKORY – Collecting Starkweather: Then & Now at Hickory Museum of art; www.hickorymuseumofart.org

NOW THROUGH AUGUST 19  - HICKORY – Summer Art Camps for Kids (choose from more than 20 different art camps – morning & afternoon options available for ages 4-14) www.hickorymuseumofart.org; 828-327-8576

CALLING ALL KIDS #1 – Caldwell Arts Council will offer Sculpting Our Future Summer Sculpture Camp July 11-18, 10am-12noon, $65/child – call 828-754-2486 to register www.caldwellarts.com

CALLING ALL KIDS #2 – Caldwell Arts Council offering Summer music classes in our Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) program – learn to play guitar, mandolin or fiddle on Wednesday evenings July 13-August 31 & Saturday September 3rd at Fiddlers Convention – and play on stage at Fiddlers Convention! $80/child;  Call 828-754-2486 to register.

JUNE MONDAYS (10AM-12NOON) – LENOIR – Oil Painting For Fun – Bring your project & paint with other artists this summer at the Caldwell Senior Center, Pennton Street, Lenoir; 828-758-2883.

JUNE MONDAYS (9:30AM-11:30AM) – LENOIR – join with the experienced knitters and learn about new projects at the Caldwell Senior Center, Pennton Street, Lenoir; 828-758-2883

JUNE TUESDAYS AT 10AM – Senior crafters work on a variety of projects using low cost or recycled items you can find in your home – join us at the Caldwell Senior Center, Pennton Avenue, Lenoir – 828-758-2883

JUNE TUESDAYS – LENOIR – Richard Pinson, the piano man, performs every Tuesday in the 1841 Cafe.

JUNE TUESDAYS – BLOWING ROCK – The Neighbors perform at the Woodlands in Blowing Rock every Tuesday

JUNE WEDNESDAYS (1-3PM) – Wood Carving – experienced and new carvers welcome at the Caldwell Senior Center, Pennton Avenue, Lenoir – call 828-758-2883

JUNE WEDNESDAYS (11AM-12NOON) – Line Dancing for Beginners & Intermediates at the Caldwell Senior Center, Pennton Avenue, Lenoir – call 828-758-2883

JUNE THURSDAYS – HICKORY – The Harris Brothers play most Thursdays at the Crescent Moon in Hickory, 8:30pm-midnight

JUNE (SEVERAL DATES) – FERGUSON – Fairy workshops for children, parents & grandparents at Whippoorwill Academy in Ferguson; http://www.explorewilkes.com/whippoorwill.php and on Facebook: Whippoorwill Academy

JUNE 21 – BLOWING ROCK - Ever wonder what an art gallery is like behind the scenes? The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (BRAHM)  in downtown Blowing Rock will allow you to see for yourself with their Coffee with the Curator event on Tuesday, June 21, from 11 a.m. to Noon. Dianna Cameron, BRAHM Exhibitions & Collections Director, will lead a tour exploring the exhibition titled Ralph Burns: A Persistence of Vision. The exhibition features the work of Ralph Burns, a documentary photographer. Afterwards, guests are invited to converse and pose questions while enjoying complimentary coffee (courtesy of Hatchet Coffee Co.). Admission is free for members and general admission for non-members. www.blowingrockmuseum.org

JUNE 23 – ANYWHERE – Earthcaster, a documentary about the life and work of Thomas Sayre is scheduled for state-wide broadcast on UNC-TV at 10pm; www.earthcasterdoc.net

JUNE 23 – BLOWING ROCK – The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum will feature musician Laura Boosinger for its event “Scholars & Scones: Traveling the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina” at 11am; admission is suggested donation of $5; info call Leila Weinstein at leila@blowingrockmuseum.org

JUNE 23 – HICKORY – Concerts on the Green to feature the Catawba Bluegrass Band Free at Viewmont Baptist Church on the grass behind the sanctuary, 1246 2nd St NE, Hickory; 828-322-6732; www.viewmontbaptist.org

JUNE 23-24 – WEST JEFFERSON – Rug Hooking with Cheryl Roberts at Florence Thomas Art School; www.florenceartschool.org

JUNE 23-27 – WEST JEFFERSON – Ashe County Little Theatre presents Hello Dolly; www.ashecountyarts.org

JUNE 23-28 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Historical Society’s Edgewood Cottage presents Artist In Residence: Derrick Chalfant; http://www.blowingrockhistoricalsociety.com/artists-in-residence/ Open Thursday-Tuesday 10am-6pm & Sundays noon-6pm

JUNE 24 – 7-10PM – DOWNTOWN LENOIR – Sylvio Martinat Swing Band (swing style music) on the square in downtown Lenoir – Free; bring your favorite chair – brought to you by City of Lenoir Parks & Rec, Lenoir Main Street Program and Smoking in the Foothills BBQ

JUNE 24 – BLOWING ROCK – Face Jug Workshop at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum with Michael Ball, 1-3pm & $:30-7:30pm – Participants will customize a blank jug (formed by Michael ball) with features such as broken plate teeth and glaring eyes; Michael will fire & glaze and return to the museum. 828-295-9099

JUNE 24-26 DEADLINE FOR JULY 8-29 EVENT – ARTIST CALL – Charlotte Artist League invites artists 18+ to participate in “Beyond Skin and Street” – a cultural experience created to showcase the work of local tattoo and graffiti artists; non-juried/no awards; details at www.charlotteartleague.org; 704-376-2787

JUNE 25 – LENOIR – Bolick and Traditions Pottery Annual Heritage Day and Wood Kiln Opening 10am-4pm; pottery. live bluegrass music, regional arts & crafts, horse drawn wagon rides, interactive events. Free; bring chairs; no pets, no alcohol. 828-295-5099 or 828-295-3862; www.traditionspottery.com; 4443 Bolick Road, Lenoir (3 miles south of Blowing Rock off 321. Turn on Blackberry Road, go ½ mile then right on Bolick Road

JUNE 25-JULY 3 – BLOWING ROCK – Ensemble Stage presents The Melville Boys by Norm Foster – a Carefree Comedy; www.ensemblestage.com

JUNE 25 – 8:30PM – DOWNTOWN LENOIR – Star Wars, The Force Awakens presented by the City of Lenoir Parks & Recreation Fabulous Family Films Series – shown on the big screen outdoors on the square (or at Old Lenoir High School Auditorium in case of rain); concessions available; bring own chairs or blankets for seating; info call 828-757-2196

JUNE 25 – WEST JEFFERSON – Barn Quilt Square Workshop with Renee Brooks 9am-4:30pm, $130 all materials provided – www.florenceartschool.org Make your own 3’ x 3’ barn quilt square!

JUNE 26 – WEST JEFFERSON – Artist Talks resume at the Florence Thomas Art School with “A Mixed Palette” 5-6:30pm featuring artists Joanie Bell & Addren Doss. www.florenceartschool.org

JUNE 26 – HICKORY – Summer Pops Symphony Under the Sails in downtown Hickory – free to the public; Western Piedmont Symphony; www.wpsymphony.org; 828-324-8603

JUNE 27-28 – WEST JEFFERSON – Glorious Pastel Skies class with Addren Doss at Florence Thomas Art School; www.florenceartschool.org

JUNE 27-29 – LENOIR – Theatre Crash Course for ages 7-12, 8:30am-12:30pm daily: Three-day theatre adventure presented by the 4-H Junior Leader and C.A.S.T. Performing Arts, 200 Timberbrook Lane, Granite Falls; ; info contact 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent Darlene Berry at 828-757-1257 or darlene_berry@ncsu.edu

JUNE 27-JULY 1 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art Summer Art Camp for Kids: Ages 4-6 Story book Art & Frozen; Ages 7-9 Ancient Arts, Drawing & Painting; Ages 10-14 Book-It Creative Arts; www.hickoryart.org

JUNE 27-JULY 1 – HICKORY – Hickory Choral Society Children’s Choral Camp; one-week, half-day program (8:50a.m.-Noon) for rising 4th-6th grade students to gain basic choral fundamentals through vocal classes; 828-322-2210; hickorychoralsociety.org

JUNE 28 – BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival presents The Helen & Stephen Weicholz Global Film Series: Labyrinth of Lies (2014), 7pm, Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts; www.appsummer.org

JUNE 28-JULY 24 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Art & History Museum presents ‘Inside 28605-The Art Of Blowing Rock’ upstairs in the Alexander Community Gallery; Artists Featured: Theresa Early, Kathy Leahey, Ellie Lyne, Priscilla Popper, Linda Dease Smith, Annie Stone & LaMae Strange.  BRAHM: 828-295-9099, www.blowingrockmuseum.org . Opening Reception June 28, 5-6:30pm

JUNE 30-JULY 5 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Historical Society’s Edgewood Cottage presents Artists In Residence: Pam Washer (RagBags) and Lynn Downham (oil paintings); http://www.blowingrockhistoricalsociety.com/artists-in-residence/ Open Thursday-Tuesday 10am-6pm & Sundays noon-6pm

 

 

 

 

JULY 1 – BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival presents the Summer Exhibition Celebration, 6pm at Turchin Center for the Visual Arts; www.appsummer.org; www.tcva.org “Color Me This” is a stunning exhibition and “A Sense of Place”

JULY 1 - BOONE- TCVA Lecture Series: Show Me the Way to Go Home: Brad Thomas at 4 pm.   For More Information Contact: Emily Nunn, nunner@appstate.edu

JULY 1 – BOONE – Djangovers perform at Turchin Center

JULY 1 - BOONE - Summer Exhibition Celebration and App Summer Festival Kick-Off at the Turching Center for the Visual Arts in Boone, NC from 6-10 p.m.  - Main Gallery: International Series: “Contemporary Artists from Brazil: Brigida Baltar, Raul Mourao, Sergio Sister and Vik Muniz” July 1-December 3; Mezzanine Gallery: Contemporary Art: Jewelry; Community Gallery: Eliana Arenas’ “A Sense of Place”; Gallery A: Melting: Marietta Patricia Leis & David Vogel; Gallery B: Show Me the Way To Go Home: Brad Thomas; www.tcva.org 828-262-3017

JULY 1 – MORGANTON – Lonesome River Band to perform at Catawba Meadows Park in Morganton at 9pm

JULY 1-31 – VALDESE – Ed Lane (E.W. Lane) Photographer work to be featured at NWG New Window Gallery (Play It Again Records Building), 150 West Main St. Valdese 28690; 828-874-1800

JULY 2 – BLOWING ROCK – Ensemble Stage presents The Commedia Cinderella as one of their Saturday Kids Theatre Series; www.ensemblestage.com

JULY 2 – WEST JEFFERSON – Christmas In July Children’s Activities at Ashe County Arts Council; www.ashecountyarts.org

JULY 3 – MORGANTON – Marty Rabon to perform at Catawba Meadows Park in Morganton 6:30pm

JULY 4 – BLOWING ROCK – Bluegrass and Brass – A Fourth of July Dazzle featuring The Mountain Home Bluegrass Boys and King Street Brass at Blowing Rock School Auditorium 7pm

JULY TUESDAYS (10AM-12NOON) – Senior Crafters meet at the Caldwell Senior Center in Lenoir; 828-758-2883

JULY 5 – BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival presents The Helen & Stephen Weicholz Global Film Series: Difret (2014), 7pm, Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts; www.appsummer.org

JULY 5-6 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School Flo Kids Summer Art Camp:Paper Marbeling and Printmaking with Elizabeth Lauer; www.florenceartschool.org

JULY 5-8 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art Summer Art Camps for Kids; Ages 4-6 Junk Jam; Ages 7-9 Comic Book Clinic; Ages 10-19 Drawing & Painting; www.hickoryart.org

JULY WEDNESDAYS (11AM) – LENOIR – Line Dancing at the Caldwell Senior Center in Lenoir; 828-758-2883

JULY WEDNESDAYS 1-3PM – LENOIR – Wood Carvers at the Caldwell Senior Center in Lenoir; 828-758-2883

JULY 1-30 – HIDDENITE – Andrew Atkin  to exhibit “To See Is To Paint” in the Lucas Mansion Gannery, 316 Hiddenite Church Rd in Alexander County; reception July 10th 3-4:30 at the Gallery; free; www.hiddenitearts.org; 828-632-6966

JULY 6 – BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival presents Broyhill Chamber Ensemble, 8pm Rosen Concert Hall; www.appsummer.org

JULY 7 – BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival presents TheYoung People’s Global Film Series: Oddball and the Penguins (2015), 1pm, Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts; www.appsummer.org

JULY 7 – LENOIR – Tucker’s Barn Singer/Songwriter Series, 7-9pm at 1841 Cafe, featuring J. Patrick Warren, Debra Jean Greene, and Matt Eckard; reserve a table at 828-572-4145; https://www.facebook.com/tuckersbarn

JULY 7 – HICKORY – Concerts on the Green to feature Marsha King Ministries-music and storytelling event Free at Viewmont Baptist Church on the grass behind the sanctuary, 1246 2nd St NE, Hickory; 828-322-6732; www.viewmontbaptist.org

JULY 7 & 8 – BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival presents Reduced Shakespeare Company: “William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play, 8pm at Valborg Theatre; www.appsumer.org

DELIVER JULY 7-9 FOR DISPLAY JULY 14-AUGUST 13 – HICKORY – Full Circle Arts invites artworks 7” or smaller in frames/bases no bigger than 12”  to compete and display in their Tiny Art exhibition www.fullcirclearts.org

JULY 7-12 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Historical Society’s Edgewood Cottage presents Artists In Residence: Dawn Wicklow (paintings) and Barbara Sox (basketry); http://www.blowingrockhistoricalsociety.com/artists-in-residence/ Open Thursday-Tuesday 10am-6pm & Sundays noon-6pm

JULY 8 – WEST JEFFERSON – Gallery Crawl in Ashe County; www.ashecountyarts.org

JULY 8 – VALLE CRUCIS – Music in the Valle Concert with the Djangovers, 7pm: http://www.vallecrucispark.com/music-in-the-valle-2016-2/

JULY 9 – 8:30PM – DOWNTOWN LENOIR – “The Minions” presented by the City of Lenoir Parks & Recreation Fabulous Family Films Series – shown on the big screen outdoors on the square (or at Old Lenoir High School Auditorium in case of rain); concessions available; bring own chairs or blankets for seating; info call 828-757-2196

JULY 9 – BLOWING ROCK – Ensemble Stage presents The Commedia Robin Hood as one of their Saturday Kids Theatre Series; www.ensemblestage.com

JULY 9 – BOONE - Prairie and Mountain Homes meet Linda and Robin Williams at the Harvest House Performing Arts Venue in Boone, 7:30pm; www.mountainhomemusic.com

JULY 9 – BOONE – Broadway and Beyond with Tony Award Winner Kelli O’Hara 8pm at Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts; www.appsummer.org 828-841-2787 or 828-262-4046

JULY 10 – BLOWING ROCK – Don Flemons to play at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 5:30pm; 828-295-9099 x3001 or www.blowingrockmuseum.org

JULY 10 – BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival presents the Eastern Festival Orchestra with Gerard Schwarz, Music Director; 4pm at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

JULY 10-31 – HIDDENITE – The work of Molly Poulter will be featured on the Hiddenite Arts’ Emerging Artists Wall at 316 Hiddenite Church Rd; www.hiddenitearts.org; 828-632-6966

JULY 11 – HICKORY – Cooking Class: Sushi Rolling with Annette at Turnip the Arts in downtown Hickory; www.turnipthearts.com

JULY 11 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Art & History Museum to host a lecture and book signing 2-3pm featuring author Warren L. Bingham and his recently released book, “George Washington’s 1791 Southern Tour” (The History Press); www.blowingrockmuseum.org

JULY 11 – HICKORY – Crescent Moon presents Monday Moon Sessions featuring Kay & Patrick Crouch with Shaunie Smith & guests; https://www.facebook.com/events/1409374552694615/

JULY 11-15 – LENOIR Sculpting Our Future Summer Sculpture Camp for chilren in grades K-8th, 10am-12pm $65/child (Registration for Sculpture Celebration included). Campers will focus on creating three-dimensional art forms using established public and outdoor art as insporation. Tuition covers cost of materials and entry into the Youth Cat4egory of the Caldwell Sculpture Celebration. All entries eligible for prizes. Registration Deadline June 1. $15 deposit due at time of registration. 828-754-2486 or www.caldwellarts.com Scholarships available.

JULY 11-15 – BOONE – Art Workshop with Sue Archer: Commanding Color and Design in Watercolor; www.cheapjoes.com/art-workshops.html

JULY 11-15 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art Summer Art Camps for Kids: Ages 4-6 Dragons & Fairies, Animal Planet; Ages 7-9 Art Explosion; Ages 7-14: Puppets & Plays; Ages 10-14: Ancient Arts; www.hickoryart.org

JULY 12 – BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival presents The Helen & Stephen Weicholz Global Film Series: The Dinner (2014), 7pm, Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts; www.appsummer.org

JULY 12 – WEST JEFFERSON – Djangovers perform at Mountain T’s (Tuesdays) Mt. Jefferson Presbyterian Church, 201 South Jefferson Ave.

JULY 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28 AND AUGUST 2 & 4 - LENOIR - Harper School of Music ‘Music Seminar’ instructed by Jonathan Beal from 7-8 pm every night.   Have you ever wanted to know more about music and understand music history? Join this fun & educational class at the Harper School; 828-754-2297; brittany@theharperschool.org

JULY 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, AND AUGUST 2 & 4 - LENOIR - Harper School of Music to host Guitar Group from 6-7 pm instructed by Jonathan Beal. 

JULY 13 DEADLINE! – ARTIST/CRAFTER CALL – Enter the Made In NC awards with Our State Magazine – www.madeinncawards.com

JULY 13-AUGUST 24 (Consecutive Wednesdays) DOWNTOWN LENOIR, AND SEPTEMBER 3RD AT HAPPY VALLEY FIDDLERS CONVENTION – LENOIR -  Come pick your heart out this Summer with the Caldwell JAM Summer Camp, for students ages 7 years and up. Want to join a band this summer? Want to learn how to play an instrument? $80/student, registration deadline is June 1. Call 828-754-2486 or visit www.caldwellarts.com. Scholarships available.

JULY 14 – BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival presents TheYoung People’s Global Film Series: On the Way To School (2013), 1pm, Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts; www.appsummer.org

JULY 14-19 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Historical Society’s Edgewood Cottage presents Artists In Residence: Beth Taylor (collage artwork) and Marti Kardol (paintings); http://www.blowingrockhistoricalsociety.com/artists-in-residence/ Open Thursday-Tuesday 10am-6pm & Sundays noon-6pm

JULY 14-AUGUST 13 – HICKORY – Full Circle Arts invites artworks 7” or smaller in frames/bases no bigger than 12”  to compete and display in their Tiny Art exhibition www.fullcirclearts.org 42-B Third St NW, Hickory (next to McGuire’s Pub; 828-322-7545

JULY 15 – HIDDENITE – The Shake Down Band will perform at Summer on the Square – free – Alexander County Courthouse lawn in Taylorsville (rainsite will be the Center’s Educational Complex); 828-632-6966 or www.hiddenitearts.org

JULY 15 – BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival presents Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo and Melissa Etheridge 8pm at Holmes Convocation Center; www.appsummer.org 828-841-2787 or 828-262-4046

JULY 15 DEADLINE - ARTIST & CRAFTER CALL - Be part of the Hands on Arts Fall Festival, the first Annual Fall Art Festival presented by Arts of the Pamlico in Historic Downtown Washington, NC on Saturday & Sunday September 24th & 25th. Artisans and craftspeople are invited to showcase their own work of the highest quality and originality in concept and design! Applications will be reviewed and selected based on quality, diversity, and originality of work. http://files.ctctcdn.com/a778f95e001/728acb42-2c8e-4a30-8ee7-2a746a9d0271.pdf

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

JULY 16 – WEST JEFFERSON – Blues in the Night with CSSP and Martha Bassett; details at www.ashecountyarts.org

JULY 16 – HICKORY – Suzanne Williams CD release party at Tastefull Beans with Patrick Crouch, Denise Baxter-Yoder and Mike Willis, 7pm; free admission

JULY 16-24 – BLOWING ROCK – Ensemble Stage presents TOYER by Gardner McKay – a Suspense-Thriller; www.ensemblestage.com

JULY 17 – BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival presents the Rosen Schaffel Competition for Young and Emerging Artists, 1pm at Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

JULY 17 – LENOIR – Kay & Patrick Crouch special program of music in Collier’s United Methodist Church, 11am, Clarks Chapel Road; https://www.facebook.com/Colliers-United-Methodist-Church-145509100822/

JULY 18-22 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art Summer Art Camp for Kids: Ages 4-6 Garden Art; Ages 7-9 Mini Masters and Surf Sand & Sea; Ages 10-14 Printmania; www.hickoryart.org

JULY 18-22 – BOONE – Art Workshop with Frank Webb: Watercolor Mastery in Seeing and Knowing; www.cheapjoes.com/art-workshops.html

JULY 18 - 21 & 25-28 - LENOIR - Harper School of Music Two Week Summer Music Camp Experience - Camp Treble. Camp runs Monday through Thursday from 10 am - 4 pm. Students will perform and show off what they have learned at a concert at the end of this 2 week camp. 

JULY 18 – HICKORY – Auditions for the Hickory Choral Society – contact Bonita Ferretti at Hickory Choral Society 828-322-2210 for an appointment.

JULY 19 – BOONE - Appalachian Summer Festival presents The Helen & Stephen Weicholz Global Film Series: Baba Joon (2015), 7pm, Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts; www.appsummer.org

JULY 20 – LENOIR - Carole Childers’ next Painting pARTy is tentatively planned to meet on Wednesday (by popular demand) July 20 at My Happy Place Gallery from 6:30 til ? If interested call the gallery (828-572-2688) or Carole Childers (828-758-9787) to reserve a place. They will be painting a landscape in this session. Bring a friend.  “Like” My Happy Place Gallery on Facebook! 210 Main St NW, Lenoir

JULY 20 – BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival presents Broyhill Chamber Ensemble, 8pm Rosen Concert Hall; www.appsummer.org

JULY 20-23 – LENOIR – yART Sale at the Caldwell Arts Council – Artists get clean studios – you get great art – what could be better?! Open weekdays 9-5 & Saturday 10-2. www.caldwellarts.com; 828-754-2486

JULY 21 – HICKORY – Concerts on the Green to feature the Pan Jive Steel Drum Band Free at Viewmont Baptist Church on the grass behind the sanctuary, 1246 2nd St NE, Hickory; 828-322-6732; www.viewmontbaptist.org

JULY 21-26 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Historical Society’s Edgewood Cottage presents Artists In Residence: Kathy Rosenberger (paintings) and Potters of the Blue Ridge; http://www.blowingrockhistoricalsociety.com/artists-in-residence/ Open Thursday-Tuesday 10am-6pm & Sundays noon-6pm

JULY 22-23 – JEFFERSON – 47th Annual Ashe County Bluegrass & Old Time Fiddlers Convention, sponsored by the Ashe County Arts Council; 336-846-2787; www.ashefiddlersconvention.org

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

JULY 23-24 – FERGUSON – Tom Dooley Days at Whippoorwill Village in Ferguson; Seeking vendors who create high quality arts and crafts;  Interested vendors need to contact Margaret Carter. You would need to submit images of what you plan to sell. It will be a 2-day event (Friday is set up time at 4:00 p.m. and a picnic following)...Saturday 10 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Sunday 1-5:00. Cost is $25.00 for a 10 x 10 (or so ) space. No pets....no guns...Martine:  mrmartine@gail.com  This event will include live music, a performance by the Bleu Moon Production Company who do the outdoor drama on Tom Dooley, authors, videos, games and lots of fun!  There will also be paintings on display at The Smokehouse Gallery of landscapes of western North Carolina by Betty Powell, Susan Powers, Mary Dobbin and Margaret Carter Martine. ; http://www.explorewilkes.com/whippoorwill.php

JULY 23 – 8:30PM – DOWNTOWN LENOIR – “Inside Out” presented by the City of Lenoir Parks & Recreation Fabulous Family Films Series – shown on the big screen outdoors on the square (or at Old Lenoir High School Auditorium in case of rain); concessions available; bring own chairs or blankets for seating; info call 828-757-2196

JULY 23 - BOONE – Rare Old Time Band Reunion – Tom, Brad and Alice – at Harvest House Performing Arts Venue, Boone, 7:30pm; www.mountainhomemusic.com

JULY 23 – BOONE – 30th Annual Rosen Sculpture Walk 10am-12noon with judge Willie Ray Parish; Smith Gallery, Schaefer Center for the Performing ArtsAppalachian State University campus; sculptures remain on view through April 1, 2017; www.rosensculpture.org

JULY 23 – BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival presents RIOULT Dance NY: “Bach Dances” with live music by the Broyhill Chamber Ensemble, 8pm at Schaefer center for the Performing Arts

JULY 23 – BLOWING ROCK – Ensemble Stage presents The Commedia Cinderella as one of their Saturday Kids Theatre Series; www.ensemblestage.com

JULY 24 – BEECH MOUNTAIN – Strictly Clean & Decent to perform at Fred’s General Mercantile 6:30-8pm; free. http://www.fredsgeneral.com/local%20events.html

JULY 24 DEADLINE – CALL FOR ARTISTS – WESTERN NC & EASTERN TN ARTISTS - 16th Arts in the Airport Exhibition (Knoxville TN) Call For Artists – Over $32,000 in sales during the past seven years; Entries due at midnight July 24th; $1,000 in cash prizesWe are pleased to announce a call for artwork for the next Arts in the Airport juried exhibition! Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts are joining with Arts in the Airport to showcase an art exhibition that celebrates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service. One of 409 units of the park service, the Smokies not only have extraordinary scenic beauty but are also home to more than 18,000 species of life and 100 historic log buildings. Artists are encouraged to submit work inspired by or in celebration of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Submitted work may reflect the beauty of the landscape, wildlife and fauna or reference the rich creative and cultural heritage of the area. Contemporary fine craft which reflects an appreciation of craft tradition will be considered. Approximately 40-45 fine art works encompassing all styles and genres from both emerging and established artists will comprise the exhibition in the secured area behind McGhee Tyson Airport’s security gate checkpoint from September 29, 2016 – April 19, 2017. View the information online athttp://www.knoxalliance.com/arts-in-the-airport.The call for entries is open to all artists 18 years and older residing in the 33 counties of East Tennessee and 24 counties of Western North Carolina.

JULY 25 DEADLINE FOR SEPTEMBER 24 EVENT – CALL FOR ARTISTS & CRAFTERS – Art on the Mountain – Ashe Arts Center Grounds in North Wilkesboro – go to www.ashecountyarts.org for application & for more info call 336-846-2787; sponsored by the Ashe County Arts Council

JULY 25 – BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival presents Pink Martini 8pm at Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts; www.appsummer.org 828-841-2787 or 828-262-4046

JULY 25-29 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art Summer Art Camp for Kids: Age 4-6: Art Explosion and Super Heroes & Fairytales; Ages 7-9 Drawing & Painting; Ages 10-14 Art Explosion; www.hickoryart.org

JULY 25-29 – BOONE – Art Workshop with Cathy Taylor: Creating Magic with Alcohol Inks; www.cheapjoes.com/art-workshops.html

JULY 25, 26 & AUGUST 1, 2 – HUDSON – Auditions at 7pm for all parts in the Rodgers and Hammerstein classical musical, “The King and I” at the Hudson Uptown Building. Show dates are October 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29.

JULY 26 – BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival presents The Helen & Stephen Weicholz Global Film Series: Three Hearts (2014), 7pm, Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts; www.appsummer.org

JULY 26 DEADLINE FOR OCTOBER 1-NOVEMBER 5 EVENT - The Toe River Arts Council in Mitchell and Yancey Counties in WNC is hosting the Second Annual Toe River Arts Juried Show. Deadline is July 26, 2016. The exhibition will run from Oct 1-Nov 5 at the Spruce Pine TRAC Gallery and is open to artists 18+ in all mediums in GA, VA, TN, SC, and NC. This year’s juror is Sherry Masters. The the former manager at Asheville’s Grovewood Gallery, she is owner of Art Connections in Asheville. Prizes total $2,000. For more information, please call 828.682.7215 or email kate@toeriverarts.org, or go to http://www.toeriverarts.org/toe-river-arts-juried-show/ to download an application.

JULY 26 – HICKORY – Cooking Class: Chicken Rollatini with Pasta with Chef Calvin Kerr at Turnip the Arts in downtown Hickory; www.turnipthearts.com

JULY 26 – BOONE – Special Matinee – Old Time Jamboree by the Young for the Young at Heart with Strictly Strings & Rodney Sutton; 2:30pm at Harvest House Performing Arts Venue in Boone; www.mountainhomemusic.com

JULY 27-28 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School Flo Kids Summer Art Camp: Art Cards, Editions and Originals with Kelly Cameron; www.florenceartschool.org

JULY 28 – BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival presents TheYoung People’s Global Film Series: Belle & Sebastian, 1pm, Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts; www.appsummer.org

JULY 28-29 – BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival presents In/Visible Theatre’s “Mauzy” – a play about tale-telling, about songs, about how storytellers can mix so deep into the stories themselves that they never find their way out; 8pm, Valborg Theatre; www.appsummer.org

JULY 28-AUGUST 2 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Historical Society’s Edgewood Cottage presents Artists In Residence: Charlie Frye (Appalachian Folk & Americana) and Susan Sharpe (nature themes in fiber & fabric); http://www.blowingrockhistoricalsociety.com/artists-in-residence/ Open Thursday-Tuesday 10am-6pm & Sundays noon-6pm

JULY 30 – BLOWING ROCK – Ensemble Stage presents The Commedia Robin Hood as one of their Saturday Kids Theatre Series; www.ensemblestage.com

JULY 30 – BOONE – Ireland in Poetry and Song with Hickory-based musical duo g Rock School Auditorium; 7:30pm; www.mountainhomemusic.com

JULY 30 – BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival presents Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue 8pm at Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts; www.appsummer.org 828-841-2787 or 828-262-4046

JULY 31 – BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival presents Broyhill Chamber Ensemble, 8pm Rosen Concert Hall; www.appsummer.org

 

 

 

 

 

AUGUST 1 – HICKORY – Cooking Class with Chef Rick Doherr at Turnip the Arts in downtown Hickory; www.turnipthearts.com

AUGUST 1 DEADLINE - HICKORY – Hickory Downtown Development Association seeks artists to participate in the Downtown Hickory Art Crawl September 15th – juried, room for 30 artists. blsinclair1@bellsouth.net or info@downtownhickory.com; 828-322-1121

AUGUST 1 DEADLINE – CRAFTER/ARTIST CALL – HICKORY – Hickory’s Oktoberfest 2016 is now accepting applications for Arts and Crafts vendors; the event will be held October 7, 8 & 9 & estimated attendance is 100,000 for the three-day event; www.hickoryoktoberfest.com

AUGUST 1-3 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School Flo Kids Summer Art Camp: The Many Faces of Me – Self Portraits with Cora Mae Pipkin; www.florenceartschool.org

AUGUST 1-4– BOONE – Art Workshop with Anne Abgott: From the Ordinary to the Extraordinary; www.cheapjoes.com/art-workshops.html

AUGUST 1-5 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art Summer Art Camp for Kids: Age 4-6 Surf Sand & Sea and Dragons & Fairies; Ages 7-9: Garden Art; Ages 10-14 Ceramics & Sculpture; Ages 7-14: Masquerade; www.hickoryart.org

AUGUST 2 – BOONE - Appalachian Summer Festival presents The Helen & Stephen Weicholz Global Film Series: Tangerines (2013) 7pm, Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts; www.appsummer.org

AUGUST 4 – BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival presents TheYoung People’s Global Film Series: Marie’s Story, 1pm, Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts; www.appsummer.org

AUGUST 4 – HICKORY – Concerts on the Green to feature the Jason Lanier vocalist sharing a variety of styles from Christian to Broadway, Free at Viewmont Baptist Church on the grass behind the sanctuary, 1246 2nd St NE, Hickory; 828-322-6732; www.viewmontbaptist.org

AUGUST 4-9 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Historical Society’s Edgewood Cottage presents Artists In Residence: Frank Freer (chip carving & carved chains and caricatures) and Deone Roe (oil & watercolor wildlife artist); http://www.blowingrockhistoricalsociety.com/artists-in-residence/ Open Thursday-Tuesday 10am-6pm & Sundays noon-6pm

AUGUST 5 – LENOIR – 5-7PM opening reception for “Sculpt Mettle: Redux” and “Thinking Outside the Box” at the Caldwell Arts Council; 828-754-2486 www.caldwellarts.com

AUGUST 5 – OCTOBER 1 – LENOIR  “Sculpt Mettle: Redux” featuring sculptural and other creative artwork by Dr. Gaston Henry Michaux and “Thinking Outside the Box” with artwork by Bob Ebendorf, Jane Harrison, et al, on display at the Caldwell Arts Council; 828-754-2486www.caldwellarts.com

AUGUST 6 – BOONE – The Law Firm – Representing Old-Time Musicians: Craver, Watson, Hicks and Newberry at Harvest House Performing Arts Venue in Boone, 7:30pm. www.mountainhomemusic.com

AUGUST 6 – BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival presents the Jerry Douglas Band with special guest Mipso 8pm at Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts; www.appsummer.org 828-841-2787 or 828-262-4046

AUGUST 6-14 – BLOWING ROCK – Ensemble Stage presents Visiting Mr. Green by Jeff Baron, a Dramatic Comedy; www.ensemblestage.com

AUGUST 8-12 - LENOIR - Harper School of Music to host Beginning Band Camp from 5:30 - 7:30 pm for rising 6th grade band students.  www.theharperschool.org

AUGUST 8-12 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art Summer Art Camp for Kids:  Ages 4-6 Frozen and Garden Art; Ages 7-9 Lights Camera Action and Art Explosion; Ages 10-14 Comic Book Clinic; www.hickoryart.org

AUGUST 8-12 – BOONE – Art Workshop with Alexis Lavine: Design for Success; www.cheapjoes.com/art-workshops.html

AUGUST 11-16 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Historical Society’s Edgewood Cottage presents Artists In Residence: Ed Dyer (classical realism paintings) and Caron Baker Wike (food-safe, decorative stoneware vessels); http://www.blowingrockhistoricalsociety.com/artists-in-residence/ Open Thursday-Tuesday 10am-6pm & Sundays noon-6pm

AUGUST 11-20 – STATESVILLE – Theatre! Statesville presents “Over the River and Through the Woods” - https://www.facebook.com/TheatreStatesville/

AUGUST 12 – WEST JEFFERSON – Ashe County Gallery Crawl; details at www.ashecountyarts.org

AUGUST 13 – 8:30PM – DOWNTOWN LENOIR – “The Good Dinosaur” presented by the City of Lenoir Parks & Recreation Fabulous Family Films Series – shown on the big screen outdoors on the square (or at Old Lenoir High School Auditorium in case of rain); concessions available; bring own chairs or blankets for seating; info call 828-757-2196

AUGUST 13 – BOONE – Piano Man of the Blue Ridge – Jeff Little Trio perform at Harvest House Performing Arts Venue in Boone 7:30pm

AUGUST 15 – HICKORY – Cooking Class with Chef Calvin Kerr at Turnip the Arts in downtown Hickory; www.turnipthearts.com

AUGUST 15-19 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art Summer Art Camp for Kids: Ages 4-6 Animal Planet; Ages 7-9 Surf Sand & Sea; Ages 7-14 3D Art; www.hickoryart.org

AUGUST 15-19– BOONE – Art Workshop with Maureen Killaby: Drawing Realism Techniques in Portraits; www.cheapjoes.com/art-workshops.html

AUGUST 19 – HIDDENITE – Tin Can Alley will perform at Summer on the Square – free – Alexander County Courthouse lawn in Taylorsville (rainsite will be the Center’s Educational Complex); 828-632-6966 or www.hiddenitearts.org

AUGUST 20 – BOONE – Family Bluegrass Gospel Harmonies with The Cockman Family at Harvest House Performing Arts Venue in Boone, 7:30pm; www.mountainhomemusic.com

AUGUST 22-26 – BOONE – Art Workshop with Karlyn Holman: Watercolor Fun and Free; www.cheapjoes.com/art-workshops.html

AUGUST 26 – BOONE – Special Matinee – From Across the “Big Pond” to Appalachia: A Musical Journey with Little Windows (Julee and Mark Weems) at Harvest House Performing Arts Venue in Boone, 2:30pm; www.mountainhomemusic.com

AUGUST 27– 8:30PM – DOWNTOWN LENOIR – “Zootopia” presented by the City of Lenoir Parks & Recreation Fabulous Family Films Series – shown on the big screen outdoors on the square (or at Old Lenoir High School Auditorium in case of rain); concessions available; bring own chairs or blankets for seating; info call 828-757-2196

AUGUST 27 – BLOWING ROCK – The Family That Plays Together Stays Together – Whitetop Mountain Band performs at blowing Rock School Auditorium, 7:30pm; www.mountainhomemusic.com

AUGUST 27-SEPTEMBER 4 – BLOWING ROCK – Ensemble Stage presents Waiting for MacArthur by P. Paulette MacDougal, a Historical Drama; www.ensemblestage.org

AUGUST 29 – HICKORY – Cooking Class with Chef Josh Phillips at Turnip the Arts in downtown Hickory; www.turnipthearts.com

AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 2 BOONE – Art Workshop with Skip Lawrence: How to Make Your Work Yours; www.cheapjoes.com/art-workshops.html

 

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 1 ARTIST CALL DEADLINE FOR OCTOBER 1 EVENT – NEWTONFoothills Folk Art Festival is now accepting artist applications for the juried festival to be held in downtown Newton on Saturday, October 1. Artists should be primarily self-taught and must submit three to five digital or hard-copy photos of their art to the selection committee; more info: Hickory Museum of Art, Clarissa Starnes: cstarnes@hickorymuseumofart.org or 828-327-8576 ext. 210

SEPTEMBER 1 – LENOIR – Quilters & Needleworkers class with Instructor Jeanne Enloe begins again at the Caldwell Senior Center; call 758-2883.

SEPTEMBER 4 – BOONE – A Special Labor Day Tribute to American Workers with Laurelyn Dossett at Harvest House Performing Arts Venue in Boone, 7:30pm

SEPTEMBER 6-9 -  BOONE – Art Workshop with Judy Betts: Creative Expression and Design in Watercolor; www.cheapjoes.com/art-workshops.html

SEPTEMBER 8 - BOONE – An Evening with The Avett brothers, 8pm, Holmes Convocation center; www.appsummer.org

SEPTEMBER 9 - LENOIR -  Sculptor Welcome Dinner -  welcoming sculptors to Lenoir for the 31st Annual Sculpture Celebration, 7pm, Broyhill Walking Park; 828-754-2486 www.caldwellarts.com

SEPTEMBER 9 – WEST JEFFERSON – Ashe County Gallery Crawl; details at www.ashecountyarts.org

SEPTEMBER 9-11 – HUDSON – “A Woman of No Importance” by Oscar Wilde to be performed at Foothills Performing Arts directed by Lori Franklin; www.fpatheatre.org; 828-726-2318

SEPTEMBER 10 - LENOIR -  31st Annual Sculpture Celebration at the Broyhill Walking Park 9am-4pm FREE (awards announced at about 3:30pm followed by Judge’s Walking Tour of winners) Caldwell Arts Council 828-754-2486 www.caldwellarts.com

SEPTEMBER 12 – HICKORY – Cooking Class with Annette at Turnip the Arts in downtown Hickory; www.turnipthearts.com

SEPTEMBER 12-16 – BOONE – Art Workshop with Catherine Nash: Drawing & Painting Folks and Furry Friends; www.cheapjoes.com/art-workshops.html

SEPTEMBER 14 – FIRST DEADLINE to jury in handmade items for the Satie’s Holiday Sale at the Caldwell Arts Council; 828-754-2486www.caldwellarts.com

SEPTEMBER 15 - HICKORY - Downtown Hickory Art Crawl, 5-8pm; www.downtownhickory.com; 828-322-1121

SEPTEMBER 15 – HICKORY – Cooking Class: Appetizers by various chefs at Turnip the Arts in downtown Hickory during the Art Crawl; www.turnipthearts.com

SEPTEMBER 16 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Soup, Salad & Strings Luncheon Music Series, 11:45 a.m. in the Keiser Community Room at the SALT Block; 828-324-8603; www.wpsymphony.org

SEPTEMBER 16-18 – HUDSON – “A Woman of No Importance” by Oscar Wilde to be performed at Foothills Performing Arts directed by Lori Franklin; www.fpatheatre.org; 828-726-2318

SEPTEMBER 17– 8:30PM – DOWNTOWN LENOIR – “Tomorrowland” presented by the City of Lenoir Parks & Recreation Fabulous Family Films Series – shown on the big screen outdoors on the square (or at Old Lenoir High School Auditorium in case of rain); concessions available; bring own chairs or blankets for seating; info call 828-757-2196

SEPTEMBER 17 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Chamber Classics Series #1 featuring TESLA Quartet, 7:30pm, Drendel Auditorium at the SALT Block; 828-324-8603; www.wpsymphony.org

SEPTEMBER 18-22 – CULLOWHEE – Opportunity open to all artists & writers – an opportunity to get away and rediscover your Muse – Late Summer Retreat at Lake Logan: Plein Air, Studios, Writing Room, Mindfulness & Yoga; http://www.cullowheemountainarts.org/lake-logan-artist-writer-workshop-retreats/late-summer-retreat-at-lake-logan#sthash.K3QnoaaA.dpbs

SEPTEMBER 19 DEADLINE FOR SEPTEMBER 20-24 EVENT - ARTIST & CRAFTER CALL – CALDWELL COUNTY – Caldwell County Agricultural Fair seeks artists and crafters to participate, along with selling vendors.  They Also need a judge for photography category and for arts/crafts categories. Contact Revonda Cassavaugh at 828-758-0617. Entries to be received 9/19/16 and judging on 9/20/16.

SEPTEMBER 19-23 – BOONE – Art Workshop with Michael Holter: Faces & Places; www.cheapjoes.com/art-workshops.html

SEPTEMBER 24 – ASHE COUNTY – Art on the Mountain – Ashe Arts Center Grounds – Fine Art, Cool Crafts, 9am-3pm; 336-846-2787; artists apply by July 25

SEPTEMBER 26 – HICKORY – Cooking Class at Turnip the Arts in downtown Hickory; www.turnipthearts.com

SEPTEMBER 26-30 – BOONE – Art Workshop with Edwina May: Lifelike Watercolor Pawtraits (our furry friends and children with paws); www.cheapjoes.com/art-workshops.html

SEPTEMBER 30 DEADLINE FOR OCTOBER 14-15 EVENT – LENOIR - ARTIST & CRAFTER CALL – LENOIR – Smoking in the Foothills BBQ Festival will be held October 14-15 in downtown Lenoir rain or shine; vendors being sought – applications available at www.smokinginthefoothills.com This is an NC State Championship sanctioned by The Kansas City Barbecue Society.

 

 

 

OCTOBER 1 – NEWTON – Foothills Folk Art Festival in Newton by Downtown Newton Development Association and Hickory Museum of Art 10am-4pm; artist/crafters application due by September 1; contact Clarissa Starnes, cstarnes@hickorymuseumofart.org, 828-327-8576

OCTOBER 1 – HICKORY – 7:30pm – Western Piedmont Symphony Masterworks 1, PE Monroe Auditorium at LRU; www.wpsymphony.org

OCTOBER 1-2 – HENDERSONVILLE – 57th Annual Art on Main fine art/fine craft festival; 828-495-8504 or www.acofhc.org) 

OCTOBER 2 – LENOIR - SECOND DEADLINE to jury in handmade items for the Satie’s Holiday Sale at the Caldwell Arts Council; 828-754-2486www.caldwellarts.com

OCTOBER 3-7 – BOONE – Art Workshop with Rose Edin: Colors That Sing; www.cheapjoes.com/art-workshops.html

OCTOBER 6-15 – STATESVILLE – Theatre! Statesville presents “War of the Worlds Radio Play” https://www.facebook.com/TheatreStatesville/

OCTOBER 7 – LENOIR 5-7pm opening reception for “2 Squared” exhibit featuring artwork by Rob Amberg, Mercedes Jelinek, Jon Sours & Tamie Beldue - reception hosted by Foothills Performing Arts 828-754-2486 www.caldwellarts.com

OCTOBER 7 – NOVEMBER 19 – LENOIR  “2 Squared” exhibit of artwork by Rob Amberg, Mercedez Jelinek, Jon Sours & Tamie Beldue at the Caldwell Arts Council; 828-754-2486 www.caldwellarts.com

OCTOBER 10-14 – BOONE – Art Workshop with Frank Francese: Let’s Paint the Colors Step-by-Step; www.cheapjoes.com/art-workshops.html

OCTOBER 14 – WEST JEFFERSON – Ashe County Gallery Crawl; details at www.ashecountyarts.org

OCTOBER 17-21 – BOONE – Art Workshop with Linda Kemp: Transforming Imagery-Journey to Abstraction; www.cheapjoes.com/art-workshops.html

OCTOBER 20-29 - HUDSON - Hudson Uptown Building & dinner theatre presents the Rodgers and  828-726-8871

OCTOBER 23 – HICKORY – Hickory Choral Society concert at First Baptist Church in Hickory

OCTOBER 24-28  – BOONE – Art Workshop with Ken Hosmer: Energizing Your Color; www.cheapjoes.com/art-workshops.html

 

 

 

 

 

NOVEMBER 5 – LENOIR – Shop-A-Paloozza! 10am-3pm at Rooster Bush Automotive Showroom – Over 35 vendors & crafters; 828-455-1289; shop.a.paloozza@gmail.com  

NOVEMBER 5 – LENOIR - FINAL DEADLINE to jury in handmade items for the Satie’s Holiday Sale at the Caldwell Arts Council; 828-754-2486www.caldwellarts.com

NOVEMBER 5 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Masterworks II, 7:30pm; Drendel Auditorium; SALT Block; www.wpsymhony.org

 

 

DECEMBER 1-3 – STATESVILLE – Theatre! Statesville presents “Surprise Christmas Show” https://www.facebook.com/TheatreStatesville/

DECEMBER 1-4 – LENOIR – “A Christmas Carol” by Mark Woodard, Adapted from the story by Charles Dickens & Directed by Mark Woodard – A Foothills Performing Arts play to be performed on the Main Stage at the JE Broyhill Civic Center; tickets: www.broyhillcenter.com or 828-726-2407 

DECEMBER 2 – WEST JEFFERSON – Christmas Art Crawl; details at www.ashecountyarts.org

DECEMBER 2, 3, 4 – HICKORY – Hickory Choral Society concerts at Corinth Reformed Church in Hickory. 

DECEMBER 2-23 – LENOIR Satie’s Holiday Sale at the Caldwell Arts Council – the entire house changes over to a gift shop full of local and regional handcrafts. 828-754-2486 www.caldwellarts.com

 

JANUARY 2017

JANUARY 20 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Soup, Salad & Strings Luncheon Music Series, 11:45 a.m. in the Keiser Community Room at the SALT Block; 828-324-8603; www.wpsymphony.org

JANUARY 21 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Chamber Classics Series #2 featuring TESLA Quartet, 7:30pm, Drendel Auditorium at the SALT Block; 828-324-8603; www.wpsymphony.org

 

 

FEBRUARY 2017

FEBRUARY 4 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Masterworks III, 7:30pm; PE Monroe Auditorium at LRU; www.wpsymphony.org

FEBRUARY 9-18 – STATESVILLE -  Theatre! Statesville presents “Willy Wonka” https://www.facebook.com/TheatreStatesville/

 

 

MARCH 2017

MARCH 3 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Soup, Salad & Strings Luncheon Music Series, 11:45 a.m. in the Keiser Community Room at the SALT Block; 828-324-8603; www.wpsymphony.org

MARCH 4 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Chamber Classics Series #3 featuring TESLA Quartet, 7:30pm, Drendel Auditorium at the SALT Block; 828-324-8603; www.wpsymphony.org

MARCH 17 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Soup, Salad & Strings Luncheon Music Series, 11:45 a.m. in the Keiser Community Room at the SALT Block; 828-324-8603; www.wpsymphony.org

MARCH 18 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Masterworks IV, 7:30pm; PE Monroe Auditorium at LRU: www.wpsymphony.org

 

 

APRIL 2017

APRIL 7– HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Soup, Salad & Strings Luncheon Music Series, 11:45 a.m. in the Keiser Community Room at the SALT Block; 828-324-8603; www.wpsymphony.org

APRIL 8 – HICKORY - Western Piedmont Symphony Chamber Classics Series #4 featuring TESLA Quartet, 7:30pm, Drendel Auditorium at the SALT Block; 828-324-8603; www.wpsymphony.org

 

APRIL 13-16 – LENOIR – “A Midsummer Night’s Roller Disco” by William Shakespeare & Directed by Scott Woodard to be performed by Foothills Performing Arts on the Main Stage at the JE Broyhill Civic Center; A Midsummer Night’s Dream is re-imagined as a 1970’s disco spectacular set in a roller disco. The classic speech is paired with bright lights, outrageous costumes, non-traditional casting and 4 plots. Tickets: www.broyhillcenter.com or 828-726-2407

APRIL 20 – STATESVILLE – Theatre! Statesville presents “The Spitfire Grill” https://www.facebook.com/TheatreStatesville/

APRIL 22 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Masterworks V, 7:30pm PE Monroe Auditorium at LRU; www.wpsymphony.org; 828-324-8603

 

MAY 2017

 

 

 

JUNE 2017

 

 

JULY 2017

JULY 24-AUGUST 9 – HUDSON – Jack Tales free children’s camp offered to Caldwell county youth –the oran traditions of the Jack Tales will come to life in this productions. The Jack Tales typically involve a young hero named Jack who is thrown onto the road to adulthood and must overcome obstacles with bravery, intelligence and trickery. Children will elarn basics of acting, how to stage a play, adapt the stories into scripts, make costumes and set pieces, and perform in front of audience. This is the perfect opportunity to introduce young actors and theatre technicians to the art; Then performances will occur August 10-12!  Contact Foothills Performing Arts at 828-726-2318 or www.fpatheatre.org

 

AUGUST 2017

AUGUST 10-12 – HUDSON – Jack Tales camp participants (see July 24-August 9 above) will perform the plays they’ve created on stage at Foothills Performing Arts Theatre; Contact Foothills Performing Arts at 828-726-2318 or www.fpatheatre.org