ARTISTICALLY SPEAKING-CALENDAR OF ART EVENTS

Caldwell Arts Council events are highlighted in yellow

ARTIST CALLS-No Deadline (See Current events below this section for Deadlined events)

ARTIST CALLS – NORTH CAROLINA ARTS COUNCIL - http://ncartseveryday.org/arts-news/current-artist-opportunities/

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

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 by June 1st. 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 by June 1st.

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

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.

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

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

ARTIST CALL - HENDERSONVILLE - Artists are needed for the 57th Annual Art On Main Fine Art/Craft Festival on October 1 & 2. Go to acofhc.org for more information and to view the application. 

ARTIST CALL – NEWTON – Foothills 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

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.

 

ONGOING EVENTS (Current events below this section)

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

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

now through MAY 28 – HICKORY – Full Circle Art Photography Show; www.fullcirclearts.org Opening Reception May 19, 5-8:30pm

now through MAY 28 - LENOIR “Art Mix: Creative Women Making Art” and “Mountain Whimsy” featuring art by Alan F. Gordon at the Caldwell Arts Council; 828-754-2486 www.caldwellarts.com

now through MAY 28 – HICKORY – Foothills Painters exhibition and sale at Taste Full Beans Coffeeshop (south entrance Hickory Furniture Mart), 9am-6pm Monday-Saturday.

now through MAY 29 - HICKORY - Tribute to the Harlem Renaissance at the Hickory Museum of Art. www.hickorymuseumofart.org; 828-327-8576

now through MAY 31 – VALDESE – New Window Gallery at the Play It Again Records Building (150 West Main Street in Valdese) presents Alvin Ward: “Thrift Store Beauties” - Found And Re-Imagined Artworks; 828-874-1800 or waggletone@yahoo.com

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

 

CURRENT DATED EVENTS

“31 Days of May” in Hickory can be found here : http://www.hickorymetro.com/31daysofmay/

 MAY 27-28 – NEWTON – Newton-Conover Auditorium presents Louis Nunnery Ballet; www.newton-conoverauditorium.org; 828-464-8100

MAY 27-28 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School presents “Painting A Landscape with Water” in oil paints with instructor John Houglum; www.florenceartschool.org

MAY 28 – HICKORY – Strictly Clean & Decent will play a reception outside the Chapel at Lenoir-Rhyne University after a classical concert 5-6:30pm by their friends from Altenburg, Germany;

MAY 29 – BOONE – A Memorial Day Salute with The Mountain Home Bluegrass Boys at Harvest House Performing Arts Venue in Boone, 7:30pm; www.mountainhomemusic.com

MAY 31 DEADLINE FOR JUNE 18 EVENT – LENOIR – Just For You Summer Kickoff Festival seeking 150 vendors to fill up the Caldwell County Fairgrounds June 18 10am-8pm – http://justforyouevents-nc.wix.com/site - or justforyoueventsnc@gmail.com

MAY 31 DEADLINE – LENOIR – Caldwell Visual Artists Competition delivery deadline for artists (over age of 18) residing in Caldwell County or who attend school or work full time in Caldwell County; details at www.caldwellarts.com 828-754-2486

 

 

JUNE 1 – HIDDENITE – The Sugar Loaf Ramblers 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

JUNE 2 – LENOIR – Tuckers Barn Singer Sonwriters Series presents Andrew Massey, Thomas Garlow & Zoe Lafemina 7-9pm at 1841 Cafe in dowwn Lenoir; www.theharperschool.org  

JUNE 2-30 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School presents a gallery art exhibit featuring detailed pen and ink drawings by James Greer; www.florenceartschool.org

JUNE 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – HICKORY – The Harris Brothers play most Thursdays at the Crescent Moon in Hickory, 8:30pm-midnight

JUNE 3 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School presents their First Friday art class “Yes I Can” 6-9pm with instructor Kelly Cameron; www.florenceartschool.org

JUNE 3 – HICKORY – Hickory Arts houce concert featuring Grace Bollinger & Lucy Weaver, accompanied by John Coffey; Tickets are $20 – visit www.hickoryarts.org

JUNE 3 – LENOIR – 5-7PM Opening reception for the Caldwell Visual Artists Competition at the Caldwell Arts Council hosted by Lenoir Service League; 828-754-2486 www.caldwellarts.com

JUNE 3 – JULY 9 – LENOIR – Caldwell Visual Artists Competition at Caldwell Arts Council; 828-754-2486 info@caldwellarts.com

JUNE 3 – NEWTON – Newton-Conover Auditorium presents Ferris Bueller’s Day Off; www.newton-conoverauditorium.org; 828-464-8100

JUNE 3 – LENOIR – Djangovers will be playing at 1841 Cafe in Lenoir

JUNE 3, 6-10pm - LENOIR – Strictly Clean & Decent will play for the Taste of Caldwell, sponsored by Communities in Schools at Cedar Rock Country Club: http://www.ciscaldwell.org/a_taste-of-caldwell-celebrate-the-children/

JUNE 3- LENOIR – Carole Childers has been teaching Cork and Canvas painting "parties" at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum and am ready to launch Painting Parties at My Happy Place Gallery. We will be painting together in acrylic on 16" x 20" canvases. All materials will be provided and the cost for a class will be $40 for a two hour + session. Payment is due in advance when registering. During the "pARTy" you will complete your painting and enjoy kindred spirits while sharing drinks (BYO) and provided snacks. Here is an example of a previous class painting based on an original by V. Van Gogh. The first class is scheduled for Friday, June 3 from 5:30 till 7:30 at the gallery. Call the gallery (572-2688) or contact me for further information and to register. We will need a minimum of six painters to make a class, so invite a friend to come too! It is lots of fun, so DO COME

JUNE 3 DEADLINE FOR AUGUST EVENT IN ATLANTA – Piedmont Park Arts Festival 2-day outdoor event presenting visual arts featuring up to 250 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal work, glass blowers, jewelers and crafters – details http://www.piedmontparkartsfestival.com; 404-873-1222

JUNE 3 – BOONE – Jimmie Griffith & The Lazybirds play an outdoor concert at the Jones House: http://www.joneshouse.org/outdoor-concerts or 828-268-6282

JUNE 3-4 – WEST JEFFERSON/ASHE COUNTY – Ashe County Studio Tour; www.ashecountyarts.org; 336-846-2787

JUNE 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 – NEWTON – Dixie Swim Club to be performed at Green Room Community Theatre in Newton; www.thegreenroomtheatre.org; 828-464-6583

JUNE 4  or June 11, 10AM-2:30PM – LENOIR – Pick any day or multiple days to attend - Violin Maker Bob Kogut to teach Violin/Fiddle Repair & Set-up in Happy Valley - Patterson School Foundation will host a series of four introductory classes to be taught at the historic Patterson School campus in Happy Valley; $45/session & registrants may attend multiple sessions. Call the Caldwell Arts Council to register: 828-754-2486.

JUNE 4 – NEWTON – Newton-Conover Auditorium presents Finding Nemo; www.newton-conoverauditorium.org; 828-464-8100

JUNE 4 – SAWMILLS – Just For You Events presents their 2nd Annual Sherry’s Dance Studio Fundraiser Event; justforyoueventsnc@gmail.com seeking artists/craft vendors etc. 828-215-0859

JUNE 5 – HICKORY – Afternoon Art Tea, 4:30pm at Hickory Museum of Art; www.hickoryart.org

JUNE 5 – VALDESE – Sunday Morning Jam 11am-1pm at 100 Main in Valdese to feature David Lynn Frye - https://www.facebook.com/david.frye.792?fref=ts

JUNE 5, 12, 19, 26 – HICKORY – Dana & Tyler Haas host a jam at Shooters Lounge in Hickory every Sunday night starting around 7pm

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

JUNE 6-August 15 (10 classes on Mondays)  – LENOIR – Harper School of Performing Arts presents Music Together: Bringing Harmony Home 2016 Summer Session for preschoolers & their caregivers; 828-754-2297 or www.theharperschool.org

JUNE 6-7 AUDITIONS - HUDSON - From Keith Smith: I am happy to announce that our Town of Hudson fall dinner theatre production will be “Children of Eden.”  This is the story of the Father, Adam and Eve, Noah and his family and dealing with the joys and heartbreaks brought about by children.  The fine music and delightful, clever lyrics are the creation of Stephen Schwartz, the composer of “Godspell,” “Pippin” and “Wicked.”  This is an actor’s and singer’s show for sure! Tentative First Auditions for Children of Eden: Monday and Tuesday, June 6th and 7th – this is early and rehearsals will not ensue until later, but I want to get it cast ASAP. Dates for Fall Dinner Theatre: Fall Dinner Theatre Production Dates: October 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29. This show requires a large chorus that will be more involved than in any of our past musicals.  They are called storytellers, resembling an ancient Greek Chorus and this will involve young folks (including YES) and adults.  I can honestly tell you that I am more excited about this show than any musical we have done to date! Call Keith Smith, Director of Hudson Dinner Theatre at Hudson Town Hall, 828-728-8272

JUNE 7 – JULY 2 – HICKORY – Full Circle Arts Member Show; www.fullcirclearts.org Opening Reception June 9th, 6pm

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 7, 14, 21, 28 – LENOIR – Richard Pinson, the piano man, performs every Tuesday in the 1841 Cafe.

JUNE 7, 14, 21, 28 – BLOWING ROCK – The Neighbors perform at the Woodlands in Blowing Rock every Tuesday

JUNE 9-17 – MORGANTON – 2nd Annual Creative Age Senior Art Exhibit at Grace Ridge Retirement Community; www.graceridge.org/art

JUNE 9 – JULY 2 – HICKORY – Full Circle Arts Members Show – associate and exhibiting members display their work www.fullcirclearts.org

June 11, 10AM-2:30PM – LENOIR – Pick any day or multiple days to attend - Violin Maker Bob Kogut to teach Violin/Fiddle Repair & Set-up in Happy Valley - Patterson School Foundation will host a series of four introductory classes to be taught at the historic Patterson School campus in Happy Valley; $45/session & registrants may attend multiple sessions. Call the Caldwell Arts Council to register: 828-754-2486.

JUNE 11 – HIDDENITE – Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center to feature a group exhibit by Piedmont Pastel Socity; 828-632-6966 or www.hiddenitecenter.org Artist reception June 11, 1-3pm

JUNE 13-17 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art Summer Art Camp for Kids: Ages 4-6 Super Heroes & Fairytales; Ages 7-9 eD Art; Ages 10-14 Ceramics & Sculpture; www.hickoryart.org

JUNE 14, 21, 28, JULY 12, 19, 26 – HIDDENITE – Hiddenite Center’s Annual Kid’s Summer Art Camp with instructor Martha Burgin; 828-632-6966; www.hiddenitearts.org

JUNE 13 – HIDDENITE  - Six-week session of pottery classes with instructor Sally Warren for adults begin Monday June 13, 7-9pm at the Hiddenite Center’s Educational Complex; 828-632-6966; www.hiddenitecenter.org

JUNE 13 – AUGUST 19 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art presents Summer Art Camps for ages 4-14 with 20 different Camp Themes; 828-327-8676; www.hickoryart.org/summercamps

JUNE 14 – HIDDENITE – Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s Kids Summer Art Camp begins & continues for 6 2eeks in a variety of mediums; 828-632-6966 or www.hiddenitearts.org

JUNE 15-16 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School Flo Kids Summer Art Camp: Building Birdhouses with Cheyney Nicholson; www.florenceartschool.org

JUNE 16, 17, 18 19, 23, 24, 25, 26  – HICKORY – Blythe Spirit at Hickory Community Theatre; www.hickorytheatre.org; 828-328-2283

JUNE 17 – BOONE – Jack Lawrence & Patrick Crouch play at the Jones House in Boone for the Doc Watson Celebration, joined by Jeff Little Trio, David Holt & Josh Goforth, and Charles Welch and John Kirby. http://www.joneshouse.org/outdoor-concerts

JUNE 17 DEADLINE FOR OCTOBER EVENT – ROCKY MOUNT NC SCULPTURE SALMAGUNDI XX 20th anniversary year at the Maria V. Howard Arts Center. Exhibition dates October 3, 2016-September 15, 2017; Juror Phil Proctor; $1,000 honorarium for each sculpture chosen for the show: MVHArtsCenterSubmissions@gmail.com; prospectus at www.imperialcentre.org/arts (click on Artist Opportunities); 252-972-1175

JUNE 18 – ASHEVILLE – Design & Marketing Symposium for Artists, Musicians, Crafters, Performers – www.ashevillearts.com

JUNE 18 – LENOIR – 1st Annual Just For You Summer Kickoff Festival 10am-8pm Caldwell County Agricultural Fairgrounds; seeking artists/craft vendors; justforyoueventsnc@gmail.com or 828-215-0859

JUNE 19 – BLOWING ROCK – Bill and the Belles to play at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 5:30pm; 828-295-9099 x3001 or www.blowingrockmuseum.org

JUNE 19 - VALDESE – Sunday Morning Jam 11am-1pm at 100 Main in Valdese to feature David Lynn Frye - https://www.facebook.com/david.frye.792?fref=ts

 

JUNE 19 – MORGANTON – Kay & Patrick Crouch join Tom Garlow at the Silver Fork Winery for a singer/songwriter event: http://silverforkwinery.com/events/

JUNE 20-24 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art Summer Art Camp for Kids: Ages 4-6 Mini Masters & Surf Sand & Sea; Ages 7-9 Animal Planet; Ages 7-14 Lights Camera Action; www.hickoryart.org

JUNE 20-23 – 9AM-4PM – LENOIR – Encaustic Workshop for ‘Thinking Inside the Box’ exhibit with Jane Wells Harrison at Patterson School in Happy Valley/Lenoir 9am-4pm daily; $80/person covers 3-day class; materials list and details on the website: http://www.caldwellarts.com/337-art-classes-at-patterson-school/.  Call the Caldwell Arts Council to register: 828-754-2486 or register on the website shown. 

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

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 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

 

 

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 - 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: Brazil; Mezzanine Gallery: Contemporary Art: Jewelry; Community Gallery: Eliana Arenas; Gallery A: Melting: Marietta Patricia Leis & David Vogel; Gallery B: Show Me the Way To Go Home: Brad Thomas; www.tcva.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

JULY 23 – FERGUSON – Tom Dooley Day at Whippoorwill Village in Ferguson; http://www.explorewilkes.com/whippoorwill.php

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

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 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 – 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 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 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 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

 

 

 

 

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 1-3 – 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 1-5 – 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 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 6-14 – 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 11-20 – STATESVILLE – Theatre! Statesville presents “Over the River and Through the Woods” - https://www.facebook.com/TheatreStatesville/

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

AUGUST 15-19 – 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 18 – SEPTEMBER 10 – HICKORY – Full Circle Arts invites artworks 12” or smaller to compete and display in their Tiny Art exhibition www.fullcirclearts.org

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 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 – 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

 

 

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 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 9-11 – 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 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 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 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 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; application contact Clarissa Starnes, cstarnes@hickorymuseumofart.org, 828-327-8576

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

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

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 20-29 - HUDSON - Hudson Uptown Building & dinner theatre presents “Children of Eden.”  This is the story of the Father, Adam and Eve, Noah and his family and dealing with the joys and heartbreaks brought about by children.  The fine music and delightful, clever lyrics are the creation of Stephen Schwartz, the composer of “Godspell,” “Pippin” and “Wicked.”  828-726-8871

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

 

 

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

 

 

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, 3, 4 – HICKORY – Hickory Choral Society concerts at Corinty 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

 

 

FEBRUARY 2017

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

 

 

MARCH 2017

 

 

APRIL 2017

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/

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