THE ARTS CALENDAR FOR
CALDWELL & CONTIGUOUS COUNTIES
(this page is updated daily, so check back frequently)
Caldwell Arts Council events are highlighted in yellow
pARTies for the ARTs are in green!
ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES HIGHLIGHTED IN BLUE
(See more deadlines in the “Current Events” section below)
NC Arts Council - http://ncartseveryday.org/
Carolina Arts E-zine – http://www.carolinaarts.com/317/317carolinaarts-sp.pdf
Professional Artist Magazine - https://www.professionalartistmag.com/listings/
MAY 6 Hudson Butterfly Festival – Artists register at http://ncbutterflyfest.com or call 828-726-1009 (rain date May 13th)
My Happy Place Gallery is looking for diverse, local artists working in all forms of art, who would be interested in joining our cooperative gallery. Being a member of our coop has many advantages to working by yourself. We are in a great location with a lot of natural light, and high end display fixtures that really shows off the work that is displayed, we pool our resources for advertising while creating and participating in all the special events occurring in town. We are members of the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce with its advantages. Being a member also entitles your work to be shown and sold in our satellite partnership locations at The Local Bean in Hudson and the Blue Ridge Room, the large conference room at Bo's which accommodates 40 pieces of hanging work that changes every quarter. We also partnered with the City of Hudson in helping The Hudson Art Festival which will become and annual event established just last year. We are a busy, proactive group working together to help promote the arts and encouraging each other to keep creating and growing.
Anyone interested in being juried please stop by the gallery located at 210 Main Street NW Lenoir Tuesdays-Fridays 11-7 and Saturdays 11-3.
My Happy Place Gallery
210 Main Street NW
Lenoir NC 28645
continuing through APRIL 29 – ALEXANDER COUNTY – The Alexander County Library will feature the exhibit “Ask Me What I Remember: Images of Perseverance” featuring work by local and regional photographers. The exhibit is inspired by the work of NC author Joyce Hostetter and her landmark young adult novel, “Blue,” set in Catawba County and telling the story of the polio epidemic in our region during the 1940s. (PHOTOGRAPHERS deadline to participate is February 24-25); contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-632-2256 or Laura Crooks email@example.com or 828-632-4058 for more information.
continuing through APRIL 29 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Arts Council presents “Young At Art – The Middle & High School Student Art Show” – open Tuesday-Friday 9-5 & Saturdays 10-2; opening reception for this exhibit set for April 7, 3-6pm; 828-754-2486; www.caldwellarts.com
continuing through APRIL 30 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art exhibition “Emergence: Imagining the Unseen Story,” with Noelle Rasmussen; www.hickoryart.org; 828-327-8156
continuing through APRIL 30 – VALDESE – The New Window Gallery (Play It Again Records Building) will feature the artist Cathy Vaughan’s acrylic paintings in their 24/7 window gallery. Cathy says she has been a dreamer and a scribbler from the time she could pick up a pencil. My best works were done back in the 1980's in high school. Unfortunately, those are long lost. Life moved on and I stopped drawing and painting until just in the last year or so, except for the occasional still cartoon for my own amusement. My inspirations come from random thoughts, things that catch my attention while walking around, and images that just pop into my head and won't go away until I do something with them. I love variety, so I paint anything and everything, real and unreal, and experiment with different techniques. Almost anything that is washable or disposable might be used to achieve a particular texture, but most of the work is done with a variety of brushes, cotton balls, fingers, toothpicks, and cotton swabs. I use mostly acrylic paint, but sometimes water color gives the perfect effect. – The New Window Gallery is at 150 West Main Street in Valdese; 828-874-1800
continuing through APRIL 30 – HIDDENITE – The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s Emerging Artist Wall exhibit space will feature the work of Donald Dabner of Caldwell County; www.hiddenitearts.org or 828-632-6966
continuing through MAY 6 – LENOIR – Two Man Art Show of Mark Anderson Potter and Matthew Strawn at the BO’s Entertainment Complex. Reception March 18th in the Blue Ridge Room 6-8pm. Open to the public – for info contact Heidi Icenhour: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 828-754-9000.
continuing through MAY 21 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art - Solitude & Mystery: John Julius Wilnoty; www.hickoryart.org
continuing through MAY 25 – BETHLEHEM – Ekphrastica: The Writing is on the Wall – a unique exhibition of Art & Word by 33 local & regional artists + photographers + writers at the Bethlehem Branch Library. Opening reception April 6 5:30-7:30pm
continuing through MAY 30 – MORGANTON – Art on display in Morganton City Hall: “Inspired” – Foothills Painters. http://www.morgantonnc.gov/index.php/government/city-manager/city-hall/art-in-the-hall
continuing through JUNE 11 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art – IMAGE*INATION
Continuing through JUNE 16 – The local color works by Joe Lafone and Steve Brooks will be displayed at Atlanta Bread Company, 1756 Catawba valley Boulevard, Hickory; opening event Thursday March 30 at 6:30pm.
APRIL 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES
APRIL 27-29 – HICKORY – Lenoir-Rhyne University presents Playmakers: Making Scenes 2017 at Belk Centrum 7:30pm; lr.edu
APRIL 27-29 DEADLINE – HICKORY - Call for Artists "Tiny Art" at Full Circle Arts - Full Circle Arts is looking for artists from the greater Hickory area to enter their next exhibition which will be one for small works of art. Small works can be put in many places in the home or office to give the owner pleasure every time he/she looks at it. Generally pieces of "tiny art" are very affordable and make wonderful gifts. Make no mistake, tiny works are just as demanding and difficult for the artist to create and portray as larger paintings and sculptures, but they project an intimate quality and appeal to the imagination in all of us. We have decided to move our well-received "Tiny Arts Show" to the month of May during slightly cooler evenings and days. The same requirements will be stipulated for the artwork. The artwork itself can be no larger than 7 inches in any direction and the total with frame and/or pedestal can be no larger than twelve inches side to side or top to bottom. The entry fee for this show is only ten dollars for up to 5 entries. Ribbons will be given and visitors will vote on the artwork to determine a People's Choice Award. In the past we have had wonderful responses to this show and have sold quite a few pieces of art. All work should be suitably presented and properly wired for hanging. We cannot accommodate two dimensional artwork which does not have wire hangers because of our hanging system. Artwork should conform to the art world's general idea of good taste. We prefer not to accept standing photo frames. Please deliver artwork to our gallery at 42-B Third Street NW, Hickory during our regular gallery hours, Thurs.- Fri., Apr. 27-28, 11 am - 5 pm and Sat. Apr. 29, 10 am - 2 pm. Reception will be Thursday, May 11, 6 - 8pm. FCA is a non-profit artists' cooperative located in downtown Hickory, 42-B Third Street NW. More information about Full Circle Arts, classes, membership, or other upcoming events is available at 828-322-7545. You may also write to Full Circle Arts, PO Box 3905, Hickory NC 28603, or email email@example.com. Please visit our website at www.fullcirclearts.org.
APRIL 28 – HICKORY – Gallery Talk with Artist Jonathan Brilliant at 6:30pm Hickory Museum of Art; www.hickoryart.org
APRIL 29 – LENOIR – Spring Shop-A-Paloozzaa with over 35 Vendors & Crafters at the Rooster Bush Automotive Showroom on Hwy 321 in Lenoir. Door Prizes & Caldwell County Animal Shelter Adoption Fair; info call 828-455-1289 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
APRIL 29 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Men’s Chorus Spring Concert, with special guests Youth Ensemble Singers (YES), the Catawba Valley Community College Chorus (CVCCC) and the Acapella Fellas Barbershop Quartet – 7:30pm at Lenoir Presbyterian church. The concert is free and open to the public, though donations are encouraged. This is an eclectic concert with a wide array of music and musical styles. Dr. David Abernethy and members of Puddingstone will also join in. For more info, call Director Keith Smith at 322-3169
APRIL 29 – LENOIR – April’s Featured Artist at the Lenoir Library is Kara Fohner – Hula Hoop Artistry at 1pm. This FREE event is for ages 8 and up. Space is limited and registration is required. Reserve your spot by calling 757-1270.
APRIL 29 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School presents Chair Caning with Michael Dees 10am-4pm; www.florenceartschool.org
APRIL 29 – MARION – Artists & crafters in recovery from addiction, mental health challenges, and/or life in general are invited to participate in this event “Recovery Happens” on the Court House Lawn in Marion from 3pm-7pm. To participate, contact Rebekah McCloy, email@example.com or 828-759-2160 ext. 3357
APRIL 30 – CALDWELL COUNTY ARTISTS CALL FOR JULY/AUGUST EXHIBIT – Foothills Arts Council in Elkin call for Caldwell County, Alexander County, Iredell County artists to participate in Artreach South; email submission information by April 30th; firstname.lastname@example.org foothillsartscouncil.org
APRIL 30 – WEST JEFFERSON – 5-6pm “A Mixed Palette” featuring guest speaker, Robbie Franklin on the topic of works by Florence Thomas at the Florence Thomas Art School. http://www.florenceartschool.org/a-mixed-palette/
APRIL 30 – CALL FOR ARTISTS DEADLINE FOR MAY 13 EVENT – Art on the Neuse Art and Music Festival in Oriental. – http://www.pamlicoarts.org/opportunities.html
MAY 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES
MAY 1 DEADLINE – CALL FOR SCULPTORS – BOONE – Downtown Boone Development Association is seeking three sculptures for the 2017-2018 Downtown Boone Public Art Exhibit located at sculpture sites on West King Street. Details call Virginia Falck at 828-268-6280 or email email@example.com.
MAY 2 – HUDSON – CCC&TI’s Performing Artist Series presents the CCC&TI Chorus concert under director Dr. Vincent Crist at 12:15pm in room B100 on the Hudson campus. www.cccti.edu
MAY 4 – LENOIR – Tucker’s Barn Singer-Songwriter Series; 828-754-2297; www.theharperschool.org
MAY 4 – HUDSON – CCC&TI’s Performing Artist Series presents the CCC&TI Chorus concert under the direction of Dr. Vincent Crist at St. James Episcopal Church, 12:15pm, 806 College Ave SW, Lenoir – free & open to the public. www.cccti.edu
MAY 4 – HICKORY – United Arts Council of Catawba Valley presents the opening of their Artist Wall Exhibit 32 Salt Block HeaDS featuring the works of Dan Smith. Reception and Meet-the-Artist May 4, 5-7pm in the United Arts Council of Catawba County office west wing; admission free; no RSVP necessary. www.artscatawba.org
MAY 4 – HUDSON – “Twisted Painting” with Lolli-Lus Art Studio at the Twisted Vine Winery 4-6pm 487 Legion Rd, Lenoir. Call 828-493-3509 or 828-610-3336 for more info and to register. It’s “Teacher Appreciation Night” so teacher’s registrations are discounted.
MAY 4 – MORGANTON – “Artrageous” on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium – an interactive art & music experience; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469
MAY 5-29 – LENOIR – “POP!” art exhibit featuring artists Michelle Johnson Fairchild, Richard Wright, Chris Fowler, and Mary Margaret Myers – opening reception 5-7pm on May 5th, exhibit will continue through May 29. 828-754-2486 www.caldwellarts.com
MAY 5 – WEST JEFFERSON – Oil Sticks with Paul deMarrais 6-9pm at Florence Thomas Art School; $30, all materials provided; www.florenceartschool.org
MAY 5 DEADLINE FOR MAY 26 EVENT – SAWMILLS – Sawmills Elementary School 4th Annual Arts Extravaganza. The purpose of the Art Extravaganza is to help expose Sawmills School students to a wide variety of local performing and visual artists. All proceeds raised during this event will help purchase supplies for our music and visual arts programs at school. Artists are invited to set up examples of artwork, demonstrate if possible, and sell their artwork the night of the event. At school, we can provide chairs and tables. We will attempt to provide outdoor tents, but they are limited. Please contact Brad Wright if interested – firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school at 828-396-2610 & RSVP by May 5th
MAY 5 DEADLINE FOR JUNE 8-21 EVENT – MORGANTON – Grace Ridge Retirement Community in Morganton will host the 3rd Annual Creative Age Invitational Senior Art Exhibit, open to pro & non-pro artists age 60 and over in NC. Details at http://www.graceridge.org/art/ and artwork can be submitted at http://www.graceridge.org/call-for-artist-2/. Walker Marketing (Kristine Goodyear) is coordinating – 704-262-1112
MAY 5 – HICKORY – Sails Original Music Series features Holy Ghost Tent Revival (Indie/Rock fun) facebook.com/sailsmusic
MAY 5-21 – NEWTON – The Green Room Community Theatre presents “All Shook Up” https://thegreenroomtheatre.org 828-464-6128
MAY 6 – LENOIR – It’s Brazilian Time – a party at the home of Jimmie & Carrie Griffith in Lenoir; enjoy a Brazilian meal and refreshing Brazilian beverage, and the soothing sounds of Jimmie & Carrie playing and singing Brazilian music for your enjoyment. 6:30pm, limit 8, $35/person. This event is part of our pARTy Series of fundraiser events which benefit the Caldwell Arts Council. Call 828-754-2486 or visit www.caldwellarts.com to register and pre-pay.
MAY 6 – HUDSON – The Town of Hudson is hosting the Annual Butterfly Festival on May 6, 9am-6pm. Crafters and artisans booth spaces available; applications at http://www.ncbutterflyfest.com or 828-726-1009. Rain date is set for May 13. Facebook event is facebook.com/ncbutterflyfestival.
MAY 6-SEPTEMBER 9 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art exhibit: Hickory Sticks: Jonathan Brilliant Installation; www.hickoryart.org
MAY 6-SEPTEMBER 17 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art exhibit: Past Lives: Installation by Brian Lackey; www.hickoryart.org
MAY 7 – LENOIR – The Ciompi Quartet of Duke University, joined by Douglas Miller for Mozart’s Quintet for Clarinet and Strings will perform at the Chapel of Rest in Happy Valley at 4pm. A champagne reception with the mjusicians will follow the concert; admission $15. Details at www.chapelofrest.org
MAY 7 – LENOIR – Harper Concert Band performance scheduled; www.theharperschool.org; 828-754-2297
MAY 8-10 – WEST JEFFERSON – Plein Air with Scott Boyle – Take your paints outside with North Carolina landscape painter Scott Boyle during a three-day plein air workshop consisting of brief lectures, group discussions, outdoor painting demonstrations, and student painting opportunities. The focus of Scott’s workshop will be to simplify your painting process. You will learn exercises to improve the fundamentals of drawing, composition, values, and color to create stronger paintings. All levels invited, $330 – Register online at http://www.florenceartschool.org/plein-air-with-scott-boyle-508sb/
MAY 9 – JUNE 5 – VALDESE – The New Window Gallery presents artist Martha S. Hartman works in glass and porcelain at the NWG Gallery (Play It Again Records Building, 150 West Main St, Valdese; 828-874-1800; 24-hr lit window display
MAY 12 DEADLINE FOR JUNE 24 EVENT – CALDWELL COUNTY – Art Around Caldwell Studio Tour to feature artisans and crafters either in their own home studio – this event is open to non-Caldwell County artists as well – we can arrange to have you at the Caldwell Arts Council or a local business in Lenoir, Hudson or Granite Falls – just let us know! Register on our website, www.caldwellarts.com or call 828-754-2486
MAY 12-13 – HICKORY – Hickory Community Theatre presents “Rent” on the Main Stage – https://hickorytheatre.org 828-328-2283
MAY 13 – LENOIR – Out of Africa is the theme of the pARTy at Christie Arney and Allen Miller’s Lenoir home. Serving beef, chicken and vegetarian dishes, some of which will be prepared by natives of the Ivory Coast and Egypt. Other dishes will be from Morocco, Mali, Ghana and the hosts and chefs will be in native African attire! $35/person, the party runs 6:30-10pm, limit 12 guests. This event is part of our pARTy Series of fundraiser events which benefit the Caldwell Arts Council. Call 828-754-2486 or visit www.caldwellarts.com to register and pre-pay.
MAY 13 – NEWTON – Newton Conover Auditorium Cinema Social presents “Mamma Mia! The Movie 3pm; www.newton-conoverauditorium.com supporting the Women’s Resource Center
MAY 15 – LENOIR – Recital by students of the Harper School of Performing Arts; www.theharperschool.org or 828-754-2297
MAY 15 – GRANITE FALLS - The Caldwell Arts Council and the Town of Granite Falls are sponsoring the annual Art in the Park concert in downtown Granite Falls on Monday, May 15, 2017, beginning at 6:30 p.m. This year, the featured artists for Art in the Park will be The Band Country. The Band Country is a five-piece band consisting of Daniel Justin Smith (former lead singer with Big Daddy Love), Ritch Bolick on bass, Phillip Lail on guitar, lead vocalist Chad Raby, and vocalist Shea Bolick. Country plays a variety of classic rock, southern rock, classic and current country, bluegrass, and pop. Country covers bands including Chris Stapleton, Tim McGraw, Johnny Cash, Eric Church, Prince, Old Crow Medicine Show, and the Marshall Tucker Band. The Band Country will play a variety of hits that everyone in your family is sure to love! The annual Art in the Park concert is held on the square in downtown Granite Falls as a public service to the community. ADMISSION IS FREE! Bring your lawn chairs and spend the evening listening to live music in downtown Granite Falls. Make sure you bring your dancing shoes too! In case of rain, the concert will be held in the Granite Falls Middle School auditorium. “This project received support from the Caldwell Arts Council and the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Cultural Resources.”
MAY 18 – HICKORY – Downtown Hickory Art Crawl starts at 5pm
MAY 18-21 – HICKORY – Hickory Community Theatre presents “Rent” on the Main Stage – https://hickorytheatre.org 828-328-2283
MAY 19 – HICKORY – Sails Music Series features Miss Tess and the Talkbacks (new, old-school jazz and song) facebook.com/sailsmusic/
MAY 19-20 – WEST JEFFERSON – Watercolor – Painting Bold & Controlled with Wes Waugh at Florence Thomas Art School, 9am-4pm daily, $200; www.florenceartschool.org
MAY 20 – LENOIR – Henry Cho, actor, comedian and rancher – an Asian with a Southern accent - JE Broyhill Civic Center; www.broyhillcenter.com; 828-726-2407
MAY 20 – LENOIR – Hues & Brews, meet artists and craft brewers in downtown Lenoir - a fundraiser event of the Caldwell Arts Council; 828-754-2486; www.caldwellarts.com Regional brewers, artisans, and musicians are coming to Downtown Lenoir for the Third Annual Hues and Brews. Chat with the brewers and artists, and check out their handcrafted offerings. With a $10 entry fee, you’ll receive a keepsake glass and 5 tokens. Additional tokens are $1 each. For $35, get a VIP experience that includes a special preview hour. Advance tickets are available at the Caldwell Arts Council. Early $10 tickets come with an extra token, and early VIP tickets can be had at $30.
MAY 20 - FERGUSON – Whippoorwill Academy and Village’s TOM DOOLEY DAY (live music, old-time demonstrations on many crafts and skills that are almost forgotten, cloggers, Appalachian toys, blacksmithing, wood working, flint napping, fireplace cooking, authors, art, drama performances, lectures about early rifles and guns, Civil War artifacts, collecting and much more). Interested vendors may request applications now by contacting Margaret Carter Martine: email@example.com or PO Box 268, Ferguson NC 28624. Whippoorwill Academy and Village will then be open on each 3rd Saturday through October
MAY 22 – LENOIR – Recital by students of the Harper School of Performing Arts; www.theharperschool.org or 828-754-2297
MAY 25-28 – HICKORY – Hickory Community Theatre presents “Rent” on the Main Stage – https://hickorytheatre.org 828-328-2283
MAY 26 – LENOIR – Lindsay Barrick and Abigail Taylor invite you to their Lenoir home for a House Concert featuring Sycamore Bones and Love Like This. You will kick back with hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and friends, while they entertain you with an eclectic mix of traditional folk, Americana, Bluegrass, Rock and Roll and Country music. Party starts at 7pm, $20/person, limit 25 guests. This event is part of our pARTy Series of fundraiser events which benefit the Caldwell Arts Council. Call 828-754-2486 or visit www.caldwellarts.com to register and pre-pay.
MAY 26 – SAWMILLS – 4th Annual Arts Extravaganza to feature artisans set up to demonstrate and sell their artwork, will feature live music, and will introduce Sawmills School students & community to a wide variety of local performing and visual arts. All proceeds raised during this event will help purchase supplies for the music & visual arts programs at school. Contact Brad Wright: firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school at 828-396-2610 (ARTIST DEADLINE MAY 5)
MAY 26 – WEST JEFFERSON – Watercolor Journaling with Annie Glacken at Florence Thomas Art School 9am-4pm; $110; www.florenceartschool.org
MAY 26 – HICKORY – Sails Music Series features Barefoot Movement (the best of barefooted bluegrass) facebook.com/sailsmusic/
MAY 27 – LENOIR – Make a Native American Dream Catcher and enjoy a Native American meal 1-3pm at the Caldwell Arts Council 1-3pm. $15/person, limit 20. This event is part of our pARTy Series of fundraiser events which benefit the Caldwell Arts Council. Call 828-754-2486 or visit www.caldwellarts.com to register and pre-pay.
JUNE 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES
JUNE 1 - LENOIR – Tucker’s Barn Singer-Songwriter Series; 828-754-2297; www.theharperschool.org
JUNE 1 – JULY 30 – MORGANTON – Art on display at Morganton City Hall: UNI4 ARTISTS - http://www.morgantonnc.gov/index.php/government/city-manager/city-hall/art-in-the-hall
JUNE 1 DEADLINE FOR JULY 13-AUGUST 6 EXHIBIT – NORTH CAROLINA ARTIST CALL – “Truth to Power” is a juried exhibit focusing on matters of social justice; exhibit open to all NC artists working in 2D and 3D media. https://pleiadesgallery.submittable.com/submit/80751/truth-to-power-5
JUNE 1-4 – HICKORY – Hickory Community Theatre presents “Rent” on the Main Stage – https://hickorytheatre.org 828-328-2283
JUNE 2 – HICKORY – Sails Music Series features Dave Eggar Circus – Featuring Sasha Lazard (musical forces of nature and friends) facebook.com/sailsmusic/
JUNE 2-JULY 29 – LENOIR – Calling all Caldwell County artists (adult artists 18 & older who live, work or go to school full-time in Caldwell County or who are currently taking art classes in Caldwell County). Caldwell Visual Artists Competition deliveries accepted May 26-27; reception & awards June 2, 5-7pm, exhibit continues through July 29. 828-754-2486 or http://www.caldwellarts.com/345-caldwell-visual-artists-competition/
JUNE 3 – NEWTON – Newton-Conover Auditorium Cinema Social presents “Dirty Dancing Dance Along 4pm dance class, move at 6pm in support of the Louis Nummery School of Ballet. www.newton-conoverauditorium.com
JUNE 8-21 – MORGANTON – 3rd Annual Creative Age Invitational Senior Art Exhibit at Grace Ridge Retirement Community; http://www.graceridge.org/art/
JUNE 9 – HICKORY – Sails Music Series features Ed Snodderly Band (the song master) facebook.com/sailsmusic/
JUNE 16 – HICKORY – Sails Music Series features The Fretless (musically eclectic maestros) facebook.com/sailsmusic
JUNE 17 - FERGUSON – Whippoorwill Academy and Village open on each 3rd Saturday through October; operated by Margaret Carter Martine and her husband, Dick Martine; email@example.com; 828-754-3047
JUNE 17 – HICKORY – Art of Poetry Tour, Hickory Museum of Art, 2pm www.hickoryart.org
JUNE 17-SEPTEMBER 17 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art exhibit Beer Type Logos; www.hickoryart.org
JUNE 19-23 – BANNER ELK – Kids Theatre camp “Theatre Magic” at Ensemble Stage for ages 6-11, 9am-3pm – http://www.ensemblestage.com/Theatre-Classes.html
JUNE 23 – HICKORY – Sails Music Series features Caravan of Thieves (rollicking mayhem) facebook.com/sailsmusic
JUNE 23 – NEWTON – Newton-Conover Auditorium Cinema Social presents “Jurassic Park” www.newton-conoverauditorium.com supporting the Catawba Science Center
JUNE 24 – CALDWELL COUNTY – Art Around Caldwell Studio Tour – tour artists studios throughout Caldwell County, and in local businesses in Lenoir, Granite Falls and Hudson. www.caldwellarts.com or 828-754-2486
JUNE 25 – HICKORY – Symphony Under The Sails, 6pm – Sails on the Square
JUNE 26-29 - LENOIR – Harper School of Performing Arts presents Chimes Choir – Learn to play Choir chimes – it’s an excellent way to learn basic elements of reading music and a great group experience in creating beautiful works scored just for chiles & handbells. This camp for children ages 8-12 10:30-12noon. $125. theharperschool.org
JUNE 30 – HICKORY – Sails Music Series features Danielle Howle facebook.com/sailsmusic/
JULY 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES
JULY 1 DEADLINE FOR AUGUST 5 EVENT – LENOIR – Adams Events is proud to host it's first annual SoundBites Food & Music Festival Saturday August 5, 2017 from 10am-6pm at the Caldwell County Fairgrounds in Lenoir, NC. This event will host between 50-100 vendors of all kinds. The cost of admission is one donation per person of either a school supply, non-perishable food item, band instrument, or a money donation. All donations and money collected from the raffle will be split between the Communities in Schools program and Yokefellow of Caldwell County. SoundBites Food & Music Festival invites any business that sells products or offers services, any entertainers, artists, crafters, direct sales businesses, non-profit organizations, food vendors, etc. We also need support of people who are interested in helping the community and these two charitable organizations by donations of items for our raffle. This can include goods you sell, gift cards, baskets of items, or even gift certificates for a service. All donors will receive a thank you letter to use as receipt for tax purposes. If you are interested in helping in any way, or setting up for the event, please contact Adams Events NC asap! All applications and fees are due by no later than July 1st! Details at https://gallery.mailchimp.com/47e2d293687c07b4c190de886/files/e1cb8777-309b-4dc7-a3fa-9e5e8bbfbf06/Adams_Events_SoundBites_Food_Music_Festival_Contract.01.pdf
JULY 6 - LENOIR – Tucker’s Barn Singer-Songwriter Series; 828-754-2297; www.theharperschool.org
JULY 11-AUGUST 3 – LENOIR – Summer Guitar Group at the Harper School of Performing Arts – Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-7pm- contact 828-754-2297 or www.theharperschool.org
JULY 11-AUGUST 3 – LENOIR – Music Seminar at the Harper School of Performing Arts – Tuesdays & Thursdays 7-8pm– contact 828-754-2297 or www.theharperschool.org
JULY 15 - FERGUSON – Whippoorwill Academy and Village open on each 3rd Saturday through October; operated by Margaret Carter Martine and her husband, Dick Martine; firstname.lastname@example.org; 828-754-3047
JULY 17-18 AND 24-25 – AUDITIONS for the classic musical, “Annie” at the HUB in the town of Hudson will be these dates, with call backs on Monday, July 31st. www.townofhudsonnc.com or email Keith Smith email@example.com 828-728-8272
JULY 17-20 & 24-27 – LENOIR – 2017 Camp Treble hosted by the James C Harper School of Performing Arts – a two-week summer music camp experience Monday-Thursday both weeks, 10am-4pm with a follow-up concert July 28th. theharperschool.org or 828-754-2297
JULY 24-AUGUST 9 – HUDSON – Jack Tales free children’s camp offered to Caldwell county youth –the oral 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 learn 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
LENOIR – Harper School of Performing Arts presents Chimes Choir – Learn to play Choir chimes – it’s an excellent way to learn basic elements of reading music and a great group experience in creating beautiful works scored just for chiles & handbells. This camp for children ages 8-12 10:30-12noon. $125. theharperschool.org
AUGUST 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES
AUGUST 1 – SEPTEMBER 30 – MORGANTON – Art on display at Morganton City Hall: Natalia Leigh. - http://www.morgantonnc.gov/index.php/government/city-manager/city-hall/art-in-the-hall
AUGUST 3 - LENOIR – Tucker’s Barn Singer-Songwriter Series; 828-754-2297; www.theharperschool.org
AUGUST 5 – LENOIR – SoundBites Food & Music Festival 10am-6pm at the Caldwell County Fairgrounds in Lenoir is expected to host 50-100 vendors including crafters, direct sales companies, local businesses, non-profit organizations, entertainers, food providers, and much more; Facebook event page is https://www.facebook.com/events/308119092868697/ Details call Carrie Adams 828-215-0859 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
AUGUST 6 – LENOIR – Harper Concert Band performance; www.theharperschool.org; 828-754-2297
AUGUST 7-11 – LENOIR – Beginning Band Camp to be held at the Harper School for students starting band at school this year; 828-754-2297 or www.theharperschool.org
AUGUST 10-12 – LENOIR – Foothills Performing Arts presents “Jack Tales” JE Broyhill Civic Center; www.broyhillcenter.com; 828-726-2407. This is the culmination of the free children’s acting camp (above)offered to Caldwell County youth by the FPA. Jack Tales are based on Appalachian folk tales, and retell the adventures of a young hero thrown on the road to adulthood, overcoming obstacles with bravery, intelligence and trickery.
AUGUST 15 DEADLINE FOR SEPTEMBER 21 EVENT – HICKORY – The Hickory Downtown Development Association seeks artists for 2017 Downtown Hickory Art Crawl September 21st – for application contact Barbara at email@example.com or Connie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 828-322-1121.
AUGUST 19 - FERGUSON – Whippoorwill Academy and Village open on each 3rd Saturday through October; operated by Margaret Carter Martine and her husband, Dick Martine; email@example.com; 828-754-3047
SEPTEMBER 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES
SEPTEMBER 1 – HICKORY – Sails Music Series features Free Planet Radio (world music manifested) facebook.com/sailsmusic
SEPTEMBER 7 - LENOIR – Tucker’s Barn Singer-Songwriter Series; 828-754-2297; www.theharperschool.org
SEPTEMBER 8 – LENOIR – Welcome Dinner for sculptors arriving for Sculpture Celebration!
SEPTEMBER 8 – HICKORY – Sails Music Series features Big Sandy and His Flyrite Boys (Los Angeles rockabillyists) facebook.com/sailsmusic
SEPTEMBER 9 – LENOIR – SCULPTURE CELEBRATION! Broyhill Walking Park in Lenoir 9am-4pm; www.caldwellarts.com 828-754-2486
SEPTEMBER 15 – HICKORY – Sails Music Series features Western Centuries (newly imagined, country, rhythm and blues) facebook.com/sailsmusic/
SEPTEMBER 15-16 - FERGUSON – Whippoorwill Academy and Village DANIEL BOONE FESTIVAL - (live music, old-time demonstrations on many crafts and skills that are almost forgotten, cloggers, Appalachian toys, blacksmithing, wood working, flint napping, fireplace cooking, authors, art, drama performances, lectures about early rifles and guns, Civil War artifacts, collecting and much more). Interested vendors may request applications now by contacting Margaret Carter Martine: firstname.lastname@example.org or PO Box 268, Ferguson NC 28624.
SEPTEMBER 22 – HICKORY – Sails Music Series features Mile Twelve (New Chambergrass darlings) facebook.com/sailsmusic
SEPTEMBER 29 – HICKORY – Sails Music Series features Adam Levy (guitar hero, song maker) facebook.com/sailsmusic
OCTOBER 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES
OCTOBER 1 – NOVEMBER 30 – MORGANTON – Art on display at Morganton City Hall: Kathi Yarnall; http://www.morgantonnc.gov/index.php/government/city-manager/city-hall/art-in-the-hall
OCTOBER 3 DEADLINE FOR DECEMBER EVENT – New artists & crafters invited to bring samples of your work to the Caldwell Arts Council to be juried in for the Satie’s Holiday Sale – when the whole Caldwell Arts Council house becomes a gift shop full of beautiful handmade items for holiday gifting. Call 828-754-2486 or visit www.caldwellarts.com for more information.
OCTOBER 19-20-21 AND 26-27-28 – HUDSON – The classic musical, “Annie,” will be presented at the HUB. “Annie” tells the classic cartoon tale of Little Orphan Annie and Daddy Warbucks as Annie and her dog, Sandy, seek love and the family that Annie has always desired. www.townofhudsonnc.com or email Keith Smith at email@example.com 828-728-8272
OCTOBER 20-21 – LENOIR – The Smoking In The Foothills website is live with information about this year’s event, artist/crafter/vendor calls, etc. www.smokinginthefoothills.com
OCTOBER 21 - FERGUSON – Whippoorwill Academy and Village open; operated by Margaret Carter Martine and her husband, Dick Martine; firstname.lastname@example.org; 828-754-3047
NOVEMBER 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES
DECEMBER 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES
DECEMBER 1-23 – LENOIR – Satie’s Holiday Sale – a house full of delightful handmade items for your holiday gifting at the Caldwell Arts Council; 828-754-2486; www.caldwellarts.com
DECEMBER 1-JANUARY 30 – MORGANTON – Art on display at Morganton City Hall – Jeanne Schlumbohmhttp://www.morgantonnc.gov/index.php/government/city-manager/city-hall/art-in-the-hall
DECEMBER 9 – LENOIR – Home For The Holidays – the annual Harper School of Performing Arts fundraiser and home tour. details at www.theharperschool.org or 828-754-2297
DECEMBER 10 – LENOIR – Harper Concert Band performance; www.theharperschool.org 828-754-2297