ARTISTICALLY SPEAKING-CALENDAR OF ART EVENTS

 Caldwell Arts Council events are highlighted in yellow

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS / CFA / FOR SALE

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

CALLING ALL KIDS  – 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.

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

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

ARTIST CALLS – Subscribe (free) to Professional Artist Magazine e-newsletter at www.professionalartistmag.com

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

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

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

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

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

 

CURRENT  EVENTS

now through 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 JULY 2016 EVENTS & DEADLINES

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

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

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

JULY WEDNESDAYS – HICKORY - 6-9PM – Hickory Museum of Art Open Studio with the Figure – an opportunity for artists to work with an unclothed model. Participants can draw, paint, collage or use the printing press. The model holds the same position for three hours with several breaks. There is no instruction. All ability levels are welcome. Pre-registration required by calling 828-327-8576

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

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

JULY 1 – BOONE – Djangovers perform at Turchin Center

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

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

JULY 1 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School presents First Friday Workshop with Pat Morrison, All Levels; Tuition $30 per person or $50 for adult/youth combo (youth must be 7th grade & up(); all materials provided – Christmas in July theme – www.florenceartschool.org; 336-846-3827.

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

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

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

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

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

JULY 4 – LENOIR – Mulberry Recreation Center to feature live music by the Matt Stratford Band 6:30-9:30pm followed by fireworks!

JULY 4 – COLLETTSVILLE – Independence Day at Wilson Creek with Merlefest Band Award Winning Group Bearwallow; Free; 11am-3pm https://www.facebook.com/events/1611802905776576/

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

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

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

JULY 6-8 – BLOWING ROCK – The Blowing Rock kArt & History Museum will host a summer camp for ages 6-12: “Modern Master Mash-Up” – children will learn about the masters of modern art through two-dimensional works inspired by Van Gogh, Mondrian, Matisse, Pollock, and more. www.blowingrockmuseum.org; 828-295-9099 x3001

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

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

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

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

JULY 7 – BLOWING ROCK – The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum will feature NC native, teacher, folklorist and writer H. Byron Ballard at Scholars & Scones: Yarb Doctors and Witches in Appalachian Healing, 11am. www.blowingrockmuseum.org; 828-295-9099

JULY 7 – MORGANTON – David Benedict to perform on the Back Porch at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

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

JULY 7-8 – WEST JEFFERSON – “Creating Beautiful Landscapes” class, watercolor, all levels, with Ken Hobson – Florence Thomas Art School; www.florenceartschool.org 336-846-3827

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

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

JULY 8 – LENOIR – Friday After Five Music Madness on the square in downtown Lenoir presents 7pm Front Porch Pickin’ Competition with Charlie Carpenter along with a beer garden;

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

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

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

JULY 9 – 10AM-4PM – DOWNTOWN LENOIR – NC Blackberry Festival; 1-4pm Live Music on the Square featuring Shelby Moore, Tyler Cannon Trio, and Love Like This music.

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

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

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

JULY 9 – HICKORY – Celtic Summer Nights at SALT Block https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celtic-summer-nights-tickets-25695892105?aff=ebapi

JULY 9 – MILLS RIVER – Appalachian Pastel Society presents Cathyann Burgess, 10am-12noon at Grace Community Church, 495 Cardinal Road in Mills River with a Plein Air Workshop 1-4pm; Appalachianpastelsociety.org

JULY 9-30 – HIDDENITE – (4 Saturdays) – Saturday Pottery Classes at Hiddenite Arts with Linda Merry Parker of Merry Pottins Studios – classes for children and adults, 10am-1pm; 828-632-6966; www.hiddenitearts.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

JULY 11-13 – WEST JEFFERSON – Life Drawing class for Intermediate-Advanced with Tony Griffin at Florence Thomas Art School; Florence Thomas Art School; www.florenceartschool.org 336-846-3827

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

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

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

JULY 11 – AUGUST 15 – LENOIR – Harper School’s Ukulele class to be held on Monday evenings; you will need to provide your own ukulele which can be purchased at the Music Center in Lenoir; 6-7pm $35 includes enrollment fee. 828-754-2297; theharperschool.org

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

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

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

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

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

JULY 13-15 – BLOWING ROCK – The Blowing Rock kArt & History Museum will host a summer camp for ages 8-12: “The art of Native Plants” - Children will tour through the current exhibition of the same name and learn the importance of native plants in our unique mountain ecology and explore various forms of art such as watercolors, mosaic, printmaking, and more. www.blowingrockmuseum.org; 828-295-9099 x3001

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

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

JULY 14 – BLOWING ROCK – 6pm - July's TAC (Thursday Arts & Culture) Talk will feature longtime High Country writer Randy Johnson as he presents a talk based on his new book “Grandfather Mountain: The History and Guide to an Appalachian Icon.” Johnson was the mountain’s founding trail manager, and his 1970s hiking program kept the trails open after Hugh Morton closed the backcountry due to hiker deaths. Copies of Johnson’s book will be available for purchase and signing. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session and light refreshments. Free for members, $5 for non-members. Registration and prepayment not required. More information is available by calling the Museum at 828-295-9099 ext. 3001.

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

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

JULY 15 DEADLINE FOR JULY 30 EVENT – LENOIR – Vendor applications for the Harambee Festival’s Family Fun Day at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center; application at https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/15597468889faf46?projector=1

JULY 15 – LENOIR – “The Logic” (Contemporary cover music) 7pm on the square in downtown Lenoir

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JULY 19 – BLOWING ROCK – 11am – Coffee with the Curator: Featuring Elliott Daingerfield: Collected - Take a walk through the galleries with the Curator and get a behind-the-scenes look into Elliott Daingerfield: Collected.  Afterwards, guests are invited to converse and pose questions while enjoying complimentary coffee (courtesy of Hatchet Coffee Co.) with the Curator at the Museum. Admission is free to members and the cost of Museum admission to nonmembers. More information is available by calling the Museum at 828-295-9099 ext. 3001.

JULY 19 – BLOWING ROCK – 6pm – Movies at the Museum: Thunder Road - The Museum’s annual Movies at the Museum event is presenting “Thunder Road,” a black and white 1958 drama about running moonshine in the Appalachian Mountains during prohibition in the late 1950s. The film will be followed by a discussion led by historian Bruce E. Stewart, a professor of history at Appalachian State University and author of “Moonshiners and Prohibitionists: The Battle over Alcohol in Southern Appalachia.” After the film and discussion, take your admission ticket to The Town Tavern of Blowing Rock, Bistro Roca Antlers Bar, or Six Pence Pub in downtown Blowing Rock for dinner, drinks, and conversation and receive 10% off your meal. Discount good for Tues, Wed, and Thurs nights after the screening. Tickets are available at the door for $5 for Members & Students and $7 for nonmembers. More information is available by calling the Museum at 828-295-9099 ext. 3001.

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

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

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

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

JULY 21 – MORGANTON – The Loose Strings Band to perform on the Back Porch at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

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

JULY 22 – LENOIR – 7pm concert featuring the Deacon Black Band (classic and Southern Nrock) on the square in downtown Lenoir.

JULY 22 – BLOWING ROCK – 10am-12pm – Fun & Fanciful Artist Books for Children - Guest art instructor Sigrid Hice will be leading workshops on Friday, July 22 where children can make origami accordion and spiral artist books. Registration is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Please register in advance by calling the Museum at 828-295-9099 ext. 3001.

JULY 22 – BLOWING ROCK – 1pm-3pm – Fanciful and Functional Artist Books For Adults - Guest art instructor Sigrid Hice will be leading workshops on Friday, July 22 where guests can make secret room artist books out of colorful decorative paper. This workshop is intended for teens and adults. $25 for members, $30 for non-members. Please register in advance by calling the Museum at 828-295-9099 ext. 3001.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JULY 25, 27, 29 – HICKORY – Wacky Wire Sculptures Teen Workshop at Hickory Museum of Art; students will learn sculptural basics and then create their own wire sculptures. We will twist, bend and manipulate colored wire to make wild character figures, animals and trees. We will embellish our creations with additional materials; instructor is Gin Hurley. Pre-registration is required by calling 828-327-8576.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JULY 28 – BLOWING ROCK – 6:30pm – Blowing Rock Art & Antiques Show Preview Party - Don’t miss the sneak preview of this year’s show. This is your best opportunity to acquire that “must have” antique or artwork. Enjoy a full bar and fabulous food. An $80 preview Party ticket includes admission to the three-day show. More information is available by calling the Museum at 828-295-9099 ext. 3001.

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

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

JULY 29 – LENOIR – 7pm concert featuring Soul Watt (pop music) on the square in downtown Lenoir

JULY 29-31 – BLOWING ROCK - The three-day Blowing Rock Art & Antiques Show boasts over 5,000 square feet of furnishings, porcelain, jewelry, silver, art, and more from antique dealers from Pennsylvania to Texas. Tickets to the show are $10 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. More information is available by calling the Museum at 828-295-9099 ext. 3001.

JULY 30 – LENOIR – Family Fun Day at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center – festival featuring food, vendors, children’s activities, musical and dance acts, and other activities for the day, 11am-4pm – 828-757-2170, Lenoir Parks & Recreation

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

AUGUST 2016 EVENTS & DEADLINES

AUGUST 1 DEADLINE – LENOIR – “Capture the Community” Photo Contest” – The Caldwell Chamber of Commerce and The News-Topic invite submissions for photo contest – open to anyone, no age limit; Winners to be announced by August 31. Details email caldwellchambernc@gmail.com or visit www.caldwellchamber.com or www.newstopicnews.com  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AUGUST 4 – MORGANTON – Strictly Clean & Decent to perform on the Back Porch at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

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

 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 – LENOIR – 7pm concert featuring Chad Triplett (country music) on the square in downtown Lenoir

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

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

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

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

AUGUST 8-12 - LENOIR - Harper School of Music to host Beginning Band Camp for rising 6th grade band students from 5:30 - 7:30 pm for rising 6th grade band students.  www.theharperschool.org 828-754-2297

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

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

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

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

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

AUGUST 12 – LENOIR – 7pm concert to feature J. Swann Band (R&B, jazz and soul music) on the square in downtown Lenoir

AUGUST 12-13 – PENLAND – Penland School of Crafts 31st Annual Benefit Auction; www.penland.org

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

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

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

AUGUST 15-17 - BLOWING ROCK – The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum will host a summer camp for ages 6-12: “Art Around the World” for ages 6-12; children will take a voyage around the continents, learning different art and craft techniques such as painted Talavera tiles, Tibetan sand art mandalas, Panamanian mola, African batik, Hopi pottery, and more. www.blowingrockmuseum.org; 828-295-9099 x3001

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

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

AUGUST 18 – MORGANTON – The Hushpuppies to perform on the Back Porch at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

AUGUST 19 – LENOIR – 7pm concert featuring the Nautical Wheelers (variety music) on the square in downtown Lenoir

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

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

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

AUGUST 25 - MORGANTON – Collin Raye performs on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

AUGUST 26 - LENOIR – 7pm concert featuring Matt Stratford Band (blues and rock music) along with a beer garden on the square in downtown Lenoir.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2016 EVENTS & DEADLINES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SEPTEMBER 15 – MORGANTON – “You’ve Got A Friend” on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

OCTOBER 2016 EVENTS & DEADLINES

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

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

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

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

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

OCTOBER 6 – MORGANTON – “Fame” The Musical on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

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

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

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

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

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

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

OCTOBER 20 – MORGANTON – “Shanghai Nights” Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

NOVEMBER 2016 EVENTS & DEADLINES

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

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

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

NOVEMBER 12 – MORGANTON – “Steppin’ Out” with Ben Vereen on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

 

 

DECEMBER 2016 EVENTS & DEADLINES

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

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

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

DECEMBER 2 – MORGANTON – The Texas Tenors “Deep in the Heart of Christmas” on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

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

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

DECEMBER 15 – MORGANTON – “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” The Musical on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

 

 

JANUARY 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

JANUARY 12 – MORGANTON – “The Game Show” on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

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

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

JANUARY 30 – MORGANTON – “42nd Street” National Broadway Tour on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

 

 

FEBRUARY 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

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

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

FEBRUARY 10 – MORGANTON – “Live From Nashville” on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

FEBRUARY 23 – MORGANTON – “Pippin” on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

 

 

MARCH 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

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

MARCH 3 – VALDESE – Rhonda Vincent and the Rage to perform at Old Rick School, 400 west Main Street, Valdese

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

MARCH 9 – MORGANTON – “Cinderella” Russian National Ballet Theatre on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

MARCH 16 – MORGANTON – The High Kings on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

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

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

 

 

APRIL 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

APRIL 4 – MORGANTON – “Jump, Jive and Wail” Featuring The Jive Aces on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

MAY 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

MAY 4 – MORGANTON – “Artrageous” on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

 

 

JUNE 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

 

 

JULY 2017 EVENTS & DEADLINES

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 EVENTS & DEADLINES

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