CALENDAR OF ART EVENTS

NOW THROUGH MAY 30 –   LENOIR - “The Other Group-Reunited” art exhibit at the Caldwell Arts Council; open Tuesday-Friday 9-5 & Saturday 10-2. www.caldwellarts.com, 828-754-2486; This exhibit is partially sponsored by LifeStore.

NOW THROUGH MAY 30 – HIDDENITE – Hiddenite Center hosts a Senior Art Showcase; www.hiddenitecenter.com

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

NOW THROUGH JUNE 26 – YADKINVILLE – Yadkin Arts Council presents “Courage II: Finding Courage Through Art” www.yadkinarts.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

NO DEADLINE - COURTESY POST ARTIST CALL – Carolina Vines (on the square in Newton) has a long wall available for displaying large paintings, photography, etc., call Michael at 828-743-8463 or visit 19 N College Ave. Newton.

 

NO DEADLINE - COURTESY POST ARTIST CALL – Hickory Museum of Art Gallery Museum Store invites artists to create 2-dimensional unframed artwork on 5-1.2” x 8-1/2” (no larger please). Commission is 70% to artist, 30% to store; Ronni Smith at the Galleria 828-327-8576 to arrange drop off and pricing

 

MAY 28 - HICKORY – Learn to paint a Beautiful Butterfly or Dragonfly at Wine & Design http://www.wineanddesign.com/location/hickory-nc/home

MAY 28 - HICKORY – Opening Reception for “Inside a Creative Mind: The Drawings and Paintings of Scott Millar” at the United Arts Council office on the SALT Block; www.artscatawba.org

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

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

MAY 29 – LENOIR – The Hot Club of Lenoir Trio at Howard’s Brewery

MAY 29 – HICKORY – Learn to paint a Patchwork Cat or Dog at Wine & Design http://www.wineanddesign.com/location/hickory-nc/home

MAY 29 – HICKORY – Jeff Sipe Trio (Jazz/Rock Fusion) to play under the Sails on the Square Stage downtown Hickory

MAY 29 – MORGANTON – Morganton TGIF Concert Series presents Carolina Soul Band (R&B music) 7pm http://morgantonfest.org/tgif-concert-series/lineup/

MAY 29-JUNE 27 – WILKESBORO – Wilkes Art Gallery presents “Clay Expressions” exhibit: 8 artists in 8 different styles; www.wilkesartgallery.org

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

MAY 30 – BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM presents Ellen Ball jewelry class: “Hand-Crafted Brass and Tin Earrings Jewelry Workshop” www.blowingrockmuseum.org 828-295-9099

MAY 30 – HICKORY – ArtBuzz Kids learn to paint a Rainbow at Wine & Design http://www.wineanddesign.com/location/hickory-nc/home

MAY 30 - HICKORY – Learn to paint a Caribbean Escape at Wine & Design http://www.wineanddesign.com/location/hickory-nc/home

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

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

MAY 30 – MORGANTON – Grind Cafe Coffeehouse presents Ginny McAfee

MAY 30 – MORGANTON – Sycamore Bones to perform at Fonta Flora Brewery; https://www.facebook.com/sycamorebones

MAY 31 - HICKORY – Poetry by Bluz, Sculpting by Timothy Boyd, Live Painting by Stephanie Burke, Vocals frou Courtney Chay – SALT Block Auditorium; 704-692-6555

 

 

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

JUNE 1 – HICKORY – Turnip the Arts presents an adventure in the Culinary Arts “Tastin’ the Arts with Middle Eastern Delights” 6-8pm; 828-441-2014; www.facebook.com/TurnipTheArts

JUNE 1-2 – WEST JEFFERSON – Alla Prima Oil Painting with Amy Evans at Florence Thomas Art School; www.florenceartschool.org

JUNE 1-29 – TODD – Learn how to make a giant puppet for the Liberty Parade, Mondays 10-2, Fridays 1-4 through June at Elkland Art Center; free; www.elklandartcenter.org

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

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

JUNE 1-JULY 24 – VALDESE - Old Rock School Arts Gallery presents Andrew Atkin (acrylic) and Victoria Bauer (oil, watercolor) reception June 4; www.visitvaldese.com

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

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

JUNE 2-28 – BLOWING ROCK – Studio 12 exhibit at BRAHM; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

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

JUNE 3-5 – WEST JEFFERSON – People, Pets and Flora in Watercolor with Suzanna Winton at Florence Thomas Art School; www.florenceartschool.org

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

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

JUNE 4 – HICKORY – Learn to paint some Pretty Daisies at Wine & Design http://www.wineanddesign.com/location/hickory-nc/home

JUNE 4 – VALDESE – Opening Reception for Victoria Bauer and Andrew Atkin at Rock School; www.visitvaldese.com

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

JUNE 5 - MORGANTON – Morganton TGIF Concert Series presents the 20/20 Rock Band (classic rock) 7pm http://morgantonfest.org/tgif-concert-series/lineup/

JUNE 5 - HICKORY – The Honeycutters (Singer/Songwriter Plus) to play under the Sails on the Square Stage downtown Hickory

JUNE 5 – HICKORY – Learn to paint a Sand Dollar at Wine & Design http://www.wineanddesign.com/location/hickory-nc/home

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

JUNE 5 – BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM presents “Watauga Wanderings” discussion series; www.blowingrockmuseum.org or 828-295-9099

JUNE 5 – BOONE – Jones House Summer Concerts presents: The Lazybirds; http://joneshousecommunitycenter.org/concertsoutdoor.html

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

JUNE 5-26 –LENOIR - “Schooled” with art by NY artist Lisa DeLoria Weinblatt, and artwork by Penland School of Craft Fellows on display at the Caldwell Arts Council. Opening Reception June 5, hosted by Liz Eller & Caldwell Friends, 5-7pm; Open Tuesday-Friday 9-5 and Saturdays 10-2; www.caldwellarts.com or 828-754-2486

JUNE 6 – LENOIR – At Patterson School in Happy Valley, Dawn Mathews will teach a day-long “Bread and Jam” class at Patterson School; learn to make bread from whole-grain wheat berries, ground into flower for several loaves of fresh bread. Strawberry jam will also be made from scratch and everyone will have bread and a jar of jam to take home Call 919-971-1348 or kittyrosati007@gmail.com .

JUNE 6 – HICKORY – Kids Art Class “Mommy or Daddy and Me” at Wine & Design http://www.wineanddesign.com/location/hickory-nc/home

JUNE 6 – HICKORY – Paint a Pink Lagoonn at Wine & Design http://www.wineanddesign.com/location/hickory-nc/home

JUNE 6 – WEST JEFFERSON – Learn to paint with Acrylics with Marsha Holmes at Florence Thomas Art School www.florenceartschool.org

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

JUNE 6 – BOONE – Spring Into Summer ArtsFest at ArtSpace in Boone; www.watauga-arts.org; 828-264-1789

JUNE 9-30 – BOONE – Watauga County Arts Council’s Blue Ridge Art Space presents an exhibit by Anne Welch; www.watauga-arts.org

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

JUNE 8-9 – WEST JEFFERSON – Creating with Alcohol Inks with Cathy Taylor at Florence Thomas Art School; www.florenceartschool.org

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

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

JUNE 10 – LENOIR – Coffee with the Curator at Caldwell Heritage Museum “Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend”, 10am; www.caldwellheritagemuseum.org 828-758-4004

JUNE 10 – HICKORY – Open Studio, Paint anything you like! at Wine & Design http://www.wineanddesign.com/location/hickory-nc/home

JUNE 10 – ARTIST CALL DEADLINE – Waterworks Visual Arts Center in Salisbury Call for Plein Air Artists -  is accepting submissions for a special juried exhibition to occur in July-September; http://waterworks.org/artistinformation/callforpleinairartists.html .

JUNE 10-12 – WEST JEFFERSON – Loosen Up Abstract Painting with David Kessler at Florence Thomas Art School; www.florenceartschool.org

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

JUNE 11 – HICKORY – Paint an African Sunset at Wine & Design http://www.wineanddesign.com/location/hickory-nc/home

JUNE 11-12 – MORGANTON – Burke Arts Council presents “Breathing New Life Into Your Pastel Paintings” with Natasha Isenhour instructor; www.burkearts.org

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

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

JUNE 12 – LENOIR – Blues on the Grass 2015, 415 Hibriten Avenue, www.cjblues.com

JUNE 12 – HICKORY – River Whyless (Americana Whimsy) to play under the Sails on the Square Stage downtown Hickory

JUNE 12 – HICKORY – Paint some Psychedelic Mushrooms or some Red Boots at Wine & Design http://www.wineanddesign.com/location/hickory-nc/home

JUNE 12 – MORGANTON – Morganton TGIF Concert Series presents Continental Divide (variety of music) 7pm http://morgantonfest.org/tgif-concert-series/lineup/

JUNE 12 - BLOWING ROCK – The Inn at Ragged Gardens outdoor concert series presents “Supa Tight” 5:30-8:30pm

JUNE 12 – BOONE – The Jones House Summer Concerts Series presents Michael Reno Harrell & The King Bees; http://joneshousecommunitycenter.org/concertsoutdoor.html

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

JUNE 12 DEADLINE-SCULPTURE ARTIST CALL – Imperial Centre in Rocky Mount NC presents Sculpture Salmagundi XIX Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition; prospectus www.imperialcentre.org/arts 252-972-1175

JUNE 12 OR 13 – FERGUSON – Whippoorwill Academy & Village presents two Fairy House Workshops (9am-12noon either day: ” Learn to make a fairy home” $10/person any age. Margaret Martine 828-754-3047 or Sharon Underwood 336-973-3237

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

JUNE 12-JULY 17 – MORGANTON – Burke Arts Council presents the Fourth Annual Western NC Studio Glass Exhibition; artist reception June 13; www.burkearts.org

JUNE 13 – LENOIR – At Patterson School in Happy Valley, Deneice Guest, author of “Drink the Harvest” will instruct “Safe and Easy Home Canning”. To register call Kitty at 919/971-1348 or kittyrosati007@gmail.com

JUNE 13 – LENOIR – At Patterson School in Happy Valley, Deneice Guest, author of “Drink the Harvest” will instruct “Make Your Own Garden Wine and Mead. To register call Kitty at 919/971-1348 or kittyrosati007@gmail.com

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

JUNE 13 – HICKORY – Art Buzz Kids paint a Turtle at Wine & Design http://www.wineanddesign.com/location/hickory-nc/home

JUNE 13 – HICKORY – Paint Cape Hatteras at Wine & Design http://www.wineanddesign.com/location/hickory-nc/home

JUNE 13 – HIDDENITE – “Swing Into Summer” family friendly dance party with music by legendary DJ Dirk Myers II; www.hiddenitearts.org or 828-632-6966

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

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

JUNE 13 – WEST JEFFERSON – Basketry with Pat Moritz at Florence Thomas Art School; www.florenceartschool.org

JUNE 15-AUGUST 21 - HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art Kids Art Camps – about 20 art camps to choose from for ages 4-14; www.hickoryart.org

JUNE 15-17 - WEST JEFFERSON – Flo Kid’s Art Camp I: Elements of design, at Florence Thomas Art School; www.florenceartschool.org

JUNE 15-19 – WILKESBORO – Wilkes Art Gallery Kid Summer Art Camp “Art/Literature” or “Painting Landscapes” or “Culture Art” www.wilkesartgallery.org

JUNE 16 – LENOIR – Book signing with author Jeanie Cline at Caldwell Heritage Museum “Our Childhood at East Harper Elementary School,” 828-758-4004 www.caldwellmuseum.org

JUNE 16 – HICKORY – Paint a Watermelon at Wine & Design http://www.wineanddesign.com/location/hickory-nc/home

JUNE 16-28 - HIDDENITE – Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s annual Summer Art Camp for Children, 6 weeks, theme “Painting with the Masters” www.hiddenitearts.org or 828-632-6966

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

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

JUNE 18 – HICKORY – Paint a Rooster at Wine & Design http://www.wineanddesign.com/location/hickory-nc/home

JUNE 18 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art workshop “Fused Glass Pendant” www.hickoryart.org

JUNE 18 – MORGANTON - Downtown Morganton Third Thursday Art Crawl 5-8pm; www.burkearts.org

JUNE 18-19 – WEST JEFFERSON – Exploring Mosaics with Jody Pounds at Florence Thomas Art School; www.florenceartschool.org

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

JUNE 19 - MORGANTON – Morganton TGIF Concert Series presents The Alligators (Blues & Classic Rock) 7pm http://morgantonfest.org/tgif-concert-series/lineup/

JUNE 19 - HICKORY – Joe Hertler and The Rainbow Seekers (Indie-Rock group) to play under the Sails on the Square Stage downtown Hickory

JUNE 19 – HICKORY – Paint a Pastel Tree at Wine & Design http://www.wineanddesign.com/location/hickory-nc/home

JUNE 19 - BLOWING ROCK – The Inn at Ragged Gardens outdoor concert series presents “Harris Brothers” 5:30-8:30pm

JUNE 19 – BOONE – The Jones House Summer Concerts Series presents Doc Watson Day; http://joneshousecommunitycenter.org/concertsoutdoor.html

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

JUNE 20 – LENOIR – At Patterson School in Happy Valley, Dawn Mathews will teach three short classes. “Cheese Making” will demonstrate the production of mozzarella and chevre made in class with fresh goat’s milk. Processes will be explained & websites provided for purchase of equipment. To register call Kitty at 919/971-1348 or kittyrosati007@gmail.com

JUNE 20 – LENOIR – At Patterson School in Happy Valley, Dawn Mathews will instruct “Drop Spindle Spinning” which uses wool of sheep, goat, llama and alpaca as well as cotton, flax and other natural fibers to create yarn for weaving, crocheting and knitting. To register call Kitty at 919/971-1348 or kittyrosati007@gmail.com

JUNE 20 – LENOIR – At Patterson School in Happy Valley, Dawn Mathews will teach “Soap Making, reviewing the 8,000-year history of soap making and a fresh batch of soap will be made, with soap for everyone to take home.  To register call Kitty at 919/971-1348 or kittyrosati007@gmail.com

JUNE 20 – HICKORY – ArtBuzz Kids paint a Horse at Wine & Design http://www.wineanddesign.com/location/hickory-nc/home

JUNE 20 - HICKORY – Date Night! Paint Summer Love at Wine & Design http://www.wineanddesign.com/location/hickory-nc/home

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

JUNE 20 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art presents “The Art of Poetry Tour” www.hickoryart.org

JUNE 20 – WEST JEFFERSON – Old Masters Wipe Out Technique with Lorelle Bacon at Florence Thomas Art School; www.florenceartschool.org

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

JUNE 21 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Historical Society presents Artists In Residence at Edgewood Cottage-opening Reception 5-7pm; corner of South Main and Chestnut Streets in Blowing Rock.

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

JUNE 22-24 – WEST JEFFERSON – Have Fun with Watercolor with June Rollins at Florence Thomas Art School; www.florenceartschool.org

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

JUNE 22-26 – WILKESBORO – Wilkes Art Gallery Summer Kids Art Camp presents “Build em & Break em” or “Clay Art for Gardens” or “Patriotic Pictures & Paintings” www.wilkesartgallery.org

JUNE 23 – HICKORY – Paint a Piggy In Pearls at Wine & Design http://www.wineanddesign.com/location/hickory-nc/home

 

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

JUNE 25 – HICKORY – Paint a sugar skull Rose at Wine & Design http://www.wineanddesign.com/location/hickory-nc/home

JUNE 25-26 – WEST JEFFERSON – Rug Hooking with Cheryl Roberts at Florence Thomas Art School; www.florenceartschool.org

JUNE 25-JUNE 30 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Historical Society presents Artists in Residence-2014 Alumni Week at Edgewood Cottage (corner of South Main at Chestnut Street) http://www.blowingrockhistoricalsociety.com/artists-in-residence/

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

JUNE 26 - HICKORY – Paint Your Pet (photos due several days prior to class) at Wine & Design http://www.wineanddesign.com/location/hickory-nc/home

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

JUNE 26 – MORGANTON – Morganton TGIF Concert Series presents Emily Minor (country music) 7pm http://morgantonfest.org/tgif-concert-series/lineup/

JUNE 26 – HICKORY – Caroline Rose (Rockabilly Indie style) to play under the Sails on the Square Stage downtown Hickory

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

JUNE 26 - BLOWING ROCK – The Inn at Ragged Gardens outdoor concert series presents “Smokey Breeze” 5:30-8:30pm

JUNE 26 – BOONE – The Jones House Summer Concert Series presents Songwriter Showcase; http://joneshousecommunitycenter.org/concertsoutdoor.html

JUNE 26 – BOONE – Ensemble Stage Kids Theatre presents “The Commedia Voyages of Sinbad” at Blowing Rock School Auditorium www.ensemblestage.com

JUNE 27 – LENOIR – Lenoir Parks & Rec presents Fabulous Family Films on the Square in downtown Lenoir starting at 8:30 (rain location is Old Lenoir High School): “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”.; www.cityoflenoir.com

JUNE 27 – HICKORY – Paint a Sleepy Sloth or a Pelican at Wine & Design http://www.wineanddesign.com/location/hickory-nc/home

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

JUNE 27 – BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM presents “Get Your Kicks Clogging” – www.blowingrockmuseum.org

JUNE 27 – BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival: Kacey Musgraves (Nashville-based singer/songwriter) Outdoor Fireworks Concert, Kidd Brewer Stadium; www.appsummer.org

JUNE 27 – WILKESBORO – Wilkes Art Gallery presents a Photography Workshop with Kevin Adams “The Waterfall Guy”; www.wilkesartgallery.org

JUNE 27 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony auditions for several positions; email pm@wpsymphony.org. www.wpsymphony.org

JUNE 29-AUGUST 17 – LENOIR – James C Harper School presents Music Together Triangle Session for children birth-5 years old; 828-754-2297 or www.theharperschool.org

JUNE 30 DEADLINE FOR JULY 11 EVENT – LENOIR – Blackberry Festival vendor applications are available at www.NCBlackberryFestival.com

JUNE 30 – HICKORY – Paint a Dog or Cat (fundraiser for Humane Society of Catawba County) at Wine & Design http://www.wineanddesign.com/location/hickory-nc/home

 

 

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

JULY 1 – BOONE – Appalachian Summer Festival Global Film Series: “Pride” at Schaefer Center for Performing Arts; www.appsummer.org

JULY 1 – ARTIST CALL DEADLINE for September 27 event – Historic West End ArtsFest in Winston Salem; www.artsfestws.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JULY 18 – LENOIR – Shop-A-Paloozza

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

JULY 18 - BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM presents Summer Stories: A Hero’s Journey; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

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