ARTISTICALLY SPEAKING-CALENDAR OF ART EVENTS

ARTIST SPACE OPENINGS AT THE ARTIST-IN (co-op gallery) on West Avenue in downtown Lenoir; stop in and take a look!

JULY – LENOIR – Caldwell Arts Council calling all Junior traditional musicians to participate in the Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention September 5 AND our JAM CAMP August 10-13 in advance of the Fiddlers convention– wonderful opportunity for any & all junior musicians and JAM (Junior Appalachian Musicians)

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

JULY 31-AUGUST 1 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School presents Silver Metal Clay Jewelry with instructor Zoe Nelson; www.florenceartschool.org

JULY 31-AUGUST 2 - BLOWING ROCK - BRAHM presents the ninth annual Blowing Rock Art & Antiques Show; www.blowingrockmuseum.org  

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

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

July 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

July through AUGUST 17 – LENOIR – James C Harper School presents Music Together Triangle Session for children birth-5 years old and the adults who love them. Classes will start June 29 and run for 8 weeks. Tuition is $120 and includes a CD, songbook, and parent guide plus a $20 registration fee; 828-754-2297 or www.theharperschool.org

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

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

July through AUGUST 25 - SALISBURY - Call to water color artists for the Waterworks Visual Arts Center's Miniture Art Show and Sale. Deadline for art submission is August 25th.

July through AUGUST 31 - HIDDENITE - Now thru August 31 the Hiddenite Arts & Heitiage Center's Emerging Artists Wall features an exciting nre exhibit that combines innovative materials and techniques with the use of recycled tin from colorful, printed, or patterened cans and containers. For more information call 828.632.6966 , NOW THRU JULY 24 – VALDESE - Old Rock School Arts Gallery presents Andrew Atkin (acrylic) and Victoria Bauer (oil, watercolor) reception June 4; www.visitvaldese.com

July through JULY 25 – GRANITE FALLS – CAST Flip-Flop Summer Theatre ShowCamps for youth rising kindergartners July through high school; www.casttheatre.com

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

July through JULY 31 - ALEXANDER COUNTY - Huddenite Arts & Heritage Center's Lucas Mansion Gallery to feature "Carolinas' Nature Photographers Association". Reception July 12th, 3-4:30pm. Located at 316 Hiddenite Church Rd. in Alexander County this event is freee and open to the public Monday-Friday 10 - 4:30 and Saturday 10 - 3. email info@hiddenitearts.org, or visit www.hiddenitearts.org. 

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

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

July through SEPTEMBER 10 - NEW BERN - Entry deadline for the 2015 Juried Show at the Craven Arts Council & Gallery is September 10th. Visit www.callforentry.org or call 252.638.2577 for more information. 

July through SEPTEMBER 11 - BETHLEHEM -  The Bethlehem Community Community Development Association is now accepting applications for the 6th annual Bethlehem Day Festival to be held on September 19th, 2015. Food and Vendor applications are $25 and must be pre-registerd by September 11th. 

July through SEPTEMBER 24 - Call to artists 60+ years. Must be art that has been made in the last 5 years and should display what inspires and enlivens you. Artist can include up to two pieces. For more information or to schedule an interview please contace the Geezer Gallery Director, Turner Goins, at  828.400.4281 or send an email to turner@geezergallery.com. 

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

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

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

July through NOVEMBER 18 - HICKORY - The Downtown Hickory Farmers Market is open every Wednesday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Each third Thursday is "Tastin' Tunes and Tomatoes" from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Located under the Sails in downtown Hickory. 

 

 

 

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 - LENOIR - Harambee Festival & family fun day 11am-4pm at MLK Jr Center on Greenhaven Drive in Lenoir; admission $5 adults, $3 children 12 & under.

AUGUST 1 - LENOIR - Come out this Saturday night for Blues and Brews 2015!! The JJL boys will be teaming up with The Red Dirt Revelators for night of good down home rockin' music and BEER!!! The event will be at the Barrel Room downtown Lenoir at the O.P. Lutz Building. 1001 West Ave N W, Lenoir, NC. Doors open at 5:00 and music starts at 6:00 with our buddy Cory Goble. Tickets are available at Larry's Music & Sound and Dragon's Den Tattoo.

AUGUST 1 - WEST JEFFERSON - Ashe County Studio Tour; for details www.ashecountyarts.org

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 DEADLINE– HICKORY - Deadline for arts/craft booth applications for Hickory Oktoberfest; www.hickoryoktoberfest.com , info@downtownhickory.com

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

AUGUST 1 – BOONE – Spicy Cajun Fiddlin’ with Michael Doucet Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music-Celebrating Appalachian Culture, Harvest House Performing Arts Venue, Boone;www.mountainhomemusic.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 - SEPTEMBER - HIDDENITE - During the months of August and September, the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s Lucas Mansion Gallery will feature an exciting new exhibit by Uni4Artists as they explore the Center’s Celebration of the Arts theme, “Will the Circle be Unbroken.”

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

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

AUGUST 2 - LENOIR - 2pm the Caldwell Heritage Museum will be hosting the 26th NC reenactment regiment. They will be giving talks and demonstrations on subjects including Caldwell County and the Civil War; Collett Lenenthorpe; Images of Caldwell County Soldiers; Late War Organizational Structure of NC Troops (ie...Junior and Senior Reserve units, Home Guard, etc.); Uniforms and Equipment of NC's Soldiers; and The Civil War comes to Caldwell - Stoneman's Raid and Ft. Hamby. The Regiment will also be treating us to period music. The event is free to the public but donations are appreciated

AUGUST 3-4 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School presents Dyeing-Shibori/Summer Hues with instructors Susan Fennel and Janine LeBlanc; www.florenceartschool.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 4-6 – BANNER ELK – Impressionistic Landscapes in Acrylic Using Palette Knives with Egi Antonaccio at The Carlton Gallery – www.carltongallery.com/workshops/

AUGUST 4-8 – BOONE - Pottery: Hand-building and Pottery on the Wheel classes by Laurie Kirkpatrick at the Art of Living Retreat Center; program.artoflivingretreatcenter.org/pottery-studio-classes/ .

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 - WILKES - Acryllic Canvas Painting with Artist Raney Roger. Beginner level. All supplies provided. Class is that Thursday from 6-8 p.m. and costs $35. 

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

AUGUST 6 - HICKORY - Concerts on the Green continues with a performance by "Day Three" featuring Danny Gouge, Leslie Michaels, and Beverly Flemming. This concert is free to the public and audience members are encouraged to bring their own chairs/blankets. *See July 9 & 23 and August 6 for more Concerts on the Green concerts.*

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 6 - SEPTEMBER 24 - BETHLEHEM - Bethlehem Branch Library Exhibiting Artist Series Presents “Thousand Words”―Images & Recollections by Nancy Posey. Opening reception August 6th from 5:30-7 p.m.

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. 25 –LENOIR - “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 - HIDDENITE - Please join us and the staff of the Lucas mansion in Hiddenite for an afternoon of art, conversation and refreshments. Saturday, August 8, 2015 2:00 - 4:00 pm

AUGUST 8 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School presents Watercolor with Cora Mae Pipkin & Sue Boggs;www.florenceartschool.org

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 8 – HICKORY  - 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 – BOONE – Sweet Mountain/Celtic and Traditional Inspired Originals with The Mountain Laurels and Zoe & Cloyd (of Red June) Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music-Celebrating Appalachian Culture, Harvest House Performing Arts Venue, Boone; www.mountainhomemusic.com

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 10-11 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School presents Watercolor with Eddie K Tallent;www.florenceartschool.org 

AUGUST 10, 12, & 14 - HICKORY - Hickory Museum of Art, Teen Summer Art Class "Clay Creatures". Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 3:30-5 p.m., cost is $40 for members and $55 for non-members. www.hickoryart.org

AUGUST 10-13 – LENOIR – Caldwell Junior Appalachian Musicians summer JAM CAMP; www.caldwellarts.com

AUGUST 10-14 – HUDSON - 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 - LENOIR - Come out this Saturday night for Blues and Brews 2015!! The JJL boys will be teaming up with The Red Dirt Revelators for night of good down home rockin' music and BEER!!! The event will be at the Barrel Room downtown Lenoir at the O.P. Lutz Building. 1001 West Ave N W 
Lenoir, NC. Doors open at 5:00 and music starts at 6:00 with our buddy Cory Goble. Tickets are available at Larry's Music & Sound and Dragon's Den Tattoo.

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

AUGUST 11-13 – BANNER ELK – Landscape, Streams and Rural Scenes with Freeman Beard at The Carlton Gallery – www.carltongallery.com/workshops/

AUGUST 11-15 – BOONE - Pottery: Hand-building and Pottery on the Wheel classes by Laurie Kirkpatrick at the Art of Living Retreat Center; program.artoflivingretreatcenter.org/pottery-studio-classes/.

AUGUST 12 – LENOIR – Caldwell Heritage Museum Coffee with the Curator presents “The Polio Epidemic of 1944 with Melinda Herzog; www.caldwellmuseum.org

AUGUST 12-13 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School presents Drawing with instructor Stephen Shoemaker;www.florenceartschool.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 14 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School presents Pastels with instructor Addren Doss;www.florenceartschool.org

AUGUST 15 – LENOIR – Summer Bash to benefit the Wig Bank with performances by The Extraordinaires! – video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbrDHi8-Kuc ; tickets Angie 828-493-1731, Bennett 828-850-1103 or Kimmie 828-260-0492

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

AUGUST 15 - BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM presents Summer Stories by the Legend Lady, Charlotte T. Ross with authentic folktales from the Appalachian Mountains; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

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

AUGUST 15 - BOONE – Mountain Variety with a Splash of Youth Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music-Celebrating Appalachian Culture, Harvest House Performing Arts Venue, Boone;www.mountainhomemusic.com

AUGUST 15 – HIDDENITE – Hiddenite Center offers Recycled Tin Collage Workshop with instructor Thomas Graham; 828-632-6966; www.hiddenitearts.org

AUGUST 17-NOVEMBER 23 - WILKES - Beginning Knitting with Cynthia Sturdivant. Class will run Mondsays from 5:30-8 p.m. and costs $65 for nonmembers and $60 for members. 

AUGUST 17-DECEMBER - LENOIR - Mary Dobbin will be teaching Painting at CCC&TI this fall semester (ART240 & ART241). The class will include still life, landscape & figure painting in a variety of media including monoprints. The class will be held on Mondays & Wednesdays from 2:00-4:45pm starting August 17th through December. Pre-registration goes through August 6th at CCC&TI. Regular registration is on August 12th. For more information, visit http://www.cccti.edu/

AUGUST 17-18 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School presents Felting-Wall Hanging with instructor Rachel Nicholson; www.florenceartschool.org

AUGUST 18 – ARTIST CALL DEADLINE SPRUCE PINE – Toe River Arts (Spruce Pine) Juried Show will be October 17-November 14 in Spruce Pine; open to artists in NC, SC, GA, TN & VA.www.toeriverarts.org; 828-682-7215

AUGUST 18-20 – BANNER ELK – Basics of Oil Painting with Connie Winters at The Carlton Gallery –www.carltongallery.com/workshops/

AUGUST 18-22 – BOONE - Pottery: Hand-building and Pottery on the Wheel classes by Laurie Kirkpatrick at the Art of Living Retreat Center; program.artoflivingretreatcenter.org/pottery-studio-classes/.

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

AUGUST 19-21 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School presents Oils with instructor Judy Crane;www.florenceartschool.org

AUGUST 20 – HICKORY - 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 20 – BOONE – Renegade Traditionalists Mipso – Legends, on the Campus of ASU in Boone, 9pm - Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music-Celebrating Appalachian Culture;www.mountainhomemusic.com

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 21- TAYLORSVILLE - The Summer on the Square Free Concert Series Finale featuring a performance from "The Shake Down Band" Event will begin at 7 p.m. and will be hosted on the Alexander County Courthouse lawn. Audience members are encouraged to bring their own chairs/blankets for their convenience. 

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 22 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Arts School presents Heritage Craft-Creating a Floorcloth with instructor Lisa Reavis-Drum; www.florenceartschool.org

AUGUST 24-25 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School presents Asian Brush Painting with instructor Dawn Wicklow; www.florenceartschool.org

AUGUST 25-27 – BANNER ELK – Masters Class in Mixed Media Collage and Acrylic Painting with Vae Hamilton at The Carlton Gallery – www.carltongallery.com/workshops/

AUGUST 25-29 – BOONE - Pottery: Hand-building and Pottery on the Wheel classes by Laurie Kirkpatrick at the Art of Living Retreat Center; program.artoflivingretreatcenter.org/pottery-studio-classes/.

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

AUGUST 27 - WILKES - Paper Batiking with Nancy Carter. Batiking is achieved using rice paper, wax, watercolor and ink to  create an unique art piece. Beginner level, all supplies provided. Class is that Thursday from 6-8 p.m. and costs $35. 

AUGUST 27-28 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School presents Composition with instructor Robert Way;www.florenceartschool.org

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

AUGUST 28 - MORGANTON – Supreme Reflections, The Ultimate Tribute to the Music of Diana Ross & The Supremes, 7:30pm, Morganton COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org

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 – BOONE – Afro-Lachian Banjo and Appalachian Old-Time with Carl Johnson and The Elkville String Band – Blue Ridge Ballroom, Plemmons Student Center on the campus of ASU, 7:30pm - Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music-Celebrating Appalachian Culture,; www.mountainhomemusic.com

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

AUGUST 30 – BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM presents New Century Saxophone Quarte (Baroque to innovative contemporary works)t, 5:30pm - http://www.blowingrockmuseum.org/concerts-at-the-museum/

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER JULY THROUGH OCTOBER 30 (Deadline subject to change) – LENOIR – Applications from sculptors will be accepted for sculptures to be installed in Tucker’s Gallery, Caldwell Arts Council’s downtown outdoor gallery of sculptures for sale; www.caldwellarts.com

SEPTEMBER 1 - LENOIR - Frye Art Studio begins its Fall Art Class Schedule- 3-4 p.m. is the Elementary School Art (After School pickup for Davenport students is available) 4:15-5:15 p.m. Elementary School Art-----The 3-4 o'clock class recurrs every Tuesday-Thrsday throughout the Fall---828.320.7819

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

SEPTEMBER 2 - LENOIR - Frye Art Studio begins its Fall Art Class Schedule- 9:15-10:15 a.m. is the Home School Art Class; 3-4 p.m. Elelmentary School Art (After school pickup for Davenport students available); 4:15-5:15 p.m. Middle/High School Art; 5:30-6:30 p.m. Elementary School Art--828.320.7819---These classes recurr every Wednesday throughout the Fall 

SEPTEMBER 3 - DECEMBER 10 - WILKES - Knitting with Cynthia Sturdivant. Class will run Wednesdays from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and costs $65 for nonmembers and $60 for members. 

SEPTEMBER 3 - LENOIR - The Frye Art Studio begins its Fall art Class Schedule-9-11 a.m. Adult Art Class; 3-4 p.m. Elementary School Art (after school pickup available for Davenport students); 4:15-5:15 p.m. Middle/Highschool Art. 828.320.7819

SEPTEMBER 3 LENOIR - Tucker’s Barn Singer & Songwriters Series at 1841 Cafe in downtown Lenoirwww.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 4 BLOWING ROCK – The Inn at Ragged Gardens outdoor concert series presents “Smokey Breeze” 5:30-8:30pm

SEPTEMBER 4 –WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School presents First Friday-Alcohol Ink/Greeting Cards with instructor Dawn Wicklow; www.florenceartschool.org

SEPTEMBER 4 & 5 - HICKORY - Hickory Community Theatre presents "Legally Blonde" at 8 p.m. For tickets and information call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org---see also August 10-13 & August 17-20. 

SEPTEMBER 4-6 – LENOIR - 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 6 – BOONE – Hammered Dulcimer, Guitar and Bass with a Twist – with Walt Michaels and Company Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music-Celebrating Appalachian Culture, Harvest House Performing Arts Venue, Boone; www.mountainhomemusic.com

SEPTEMBER 7 - BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM presents Roy Book Binder Concert (finger-picking blues learned at the feet of legendary bluesmen Rev. Gary Davis and Pink Anderson) at the Museumhttp://www.blowingrockmuseum.org/concerts-at-the-museum/

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

SEPTEMBER 7-9 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School presents Oils-Portraits with instructor Tom Edgerton;www.florenceartschool.org

SEPTEMBER 8 - OCTOBER 13 - WILKES - Handbuilding Pottery Class with Kin Reid. Students will learn basic hand building techniques, clay carving, sculpting, and glazing. Classes will run on Tuesdays from 4:15 - 5:30 p.m. and are for children after school,  costs are $80 for nonmembers and $70 for members. 

SEPTEMBER 8-OCTOBER 13 - WILKES- ADVANCED CLAY WITH REMO PIRACCI. This class will be based on Remo's techniques. Members of this class will dicuss and determine their own goals. Class will be held on Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m. and is $120 for nonmenbers and $110 for members. 

SEPTEMBER 9-OCTOBER 7 - WILKES - BEGINNING STAINED GLASS W/ KEVIN MCKEITHLAN. Learn to cut, grindm solder, and foil glass into a pattern to make a minituare stained glass window. All supplies and tools will be provided. Class will run Wednesdays from 5-7:30 p.m. and costs $120 for nonmenbers and $110 for members. 

SEPTEMBER 9 – LENOIR – Caldwell Heritage Museum Coffee with the Curator presents “The Battle of Kings Mountain: The Turning Point in the War That Won Us Our Freedoms” with Senator James Broyhill;www.caldwellmuseum.org

SEPTEMBER 10 - OCTOBER 15 - WILKES - Mix Media Paint Class with Delisa Anderson. In this class students will explore the use of watercolor, acrylic, collage, and colored pencils to create a variety of subjects. Class will run Thursdays and is for students after school, costs is $80 for nonmembers and $70 for members. 

SEPTEMBER 10 - AUGUST 15- WILKES - Beginner pottery class at the Wilkes Art Gallery. This class will teach the basics of how to make a cylinder, a cowl, a plate, and a cup along with the basics of glazing. This class will be taught by Jane Maddocks, the costs are $120 for nonmombers and $110 for members, and will run on Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

SEPTEMBER 10 ARTIST CALL DEADLINE – Craven Arts Council & Gallery invites artists to enter 2015 Bank of the Arts Annual Juried Exhibition www.cravenarts.org; 252-638-2577

SEPTEMBER 10 – MORGANTON – The Midtown Men, 4 Stars from the original Broadway cast of Jersey Boys at Morganton COMMA Auditorium; 9www.commaonline.org

SEPTEMBER 10-11 – WEST JEFFERSON - Florence Thomas Art School presents Drawing the Landscape-Graphite with instructor Robert Way; www.florenceartschool.org

SEPTEMBER 10-13 - HICKORY - Hickory Community Theatre presents "Legally Blonde" at 8 p.m---Show will be at 7:30 p.m. in the 10th and at 2:30 p.m. on the 13thFor tickets and information call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org---see also August 17-20. 

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

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

SEPTEMBER 12 –LENOIR - 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-OCTOBER 12 - WILKES - BEGINNING WATERCOLOR WITH NANCY CARTER.  Wit h a focus on the study of color this beginners class will teach strong basic water color skills to advance the students skills to the next level. Students must provide their own brushes and paper, all other supplies will be provided. The class will run on Mondays from 5-7:30 p.m. and the cost is $120 for nonmenbers and $110 for members. 

SEPTEMBER 14-OCTOBER 19 - WILKES -  Intermediate Pottery class taught by Jane Maddocks at the Wilkes Art gallery. This class will combine some of the students own skill  with some hand build elements to alter, add, and subtract to create and original and unique look. This class will run on Mondays from 5:50-7:30 p.m. and is $120 for a nonmember and $110 for members. 

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

SEPTEMBER 14-15 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School presents Books With An Origami Touch with instructor Sharon Sharp; www.florenceartschool.org

SEPTEMBER 15 WRITERS CALL DEADLINE – FRANKLIN COUNTY – Franklin County Arts Council Writers Guild call to writers of poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction for 2016 issue of County Lines: A Literary Journal; CountyLinesLiteraryJournal@gmail.com

SEPTEMBER 15-17 – BANNER ELK – Heartfelt Art Expressions-Art Is A Prayer with Toni Carlton at The Carlton Gallery – www.carltongallery.com/workshops/

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

SEPTEMBER 17 – HICKORY - Downtown Hickory Art Crawl; 828-322-1121 orwww.downtownhickory.com

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

SEPTEMBER 17-OCTOBER 8 – HICKORY – Full Circle Arts’ Seventh Annual Silent Auction

SEPTEMBER 17-20 - HICKORY - Hickory Community Theatre presents "Legally Blonde" at 8 p.m---show will be at 7:30 p.m. on the 17th and at 2:30 p.m. on the 20thFor tickets and information call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org

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 - GRANITE FALLS -  The 7th Annual Granite Falls Merchants Association Festival on Main will be held on September 19th from 2-8 p.m. in historic downtown Granite Falls. With a variety of activities, displays, and vendors it will be a day of family fun! www.granitefallsmerchantsnc.org

SEPTEMBER 19 - BETHLEHEM - 6th Annual Bethlehem Day Festival - Featuring live music, entertainment, activities for children, arts & crafts, and food & drinks. Located at the crossroads of Shiloh Church Road and Rink Dam Road. For moreinformation contact Bud & Judy Caywood at 828-495-1057or bethlehemday@gmail.com

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

SEPTEMBER 19 – BLOWING ROCK – Second Annual Blowing Rock Music Festival 9am-8:30pm at The Blowing Rock. http://www.theblowingrock.com/event/the-blowing-rock-music-festival-2014/

SEPTEMBER 20 DEADLINE - ArtSpace in Raleigh Open Call for innovative work for solo and/or group exhibitions from emerging and established visual artists working in all media; www.callforentry.org; www.artspacenc.org; 919-821-2787

SEPTEMBER 22-24 – BANNER ELK – Realistic Impressionism in Oils Part 1 with Egi Antonaccio at The Carlton Gallery – www.carltongallery.com/workshops/

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 26 - HAPPY VALLEY/LENOIR -  Happy Valley Optimist Park Family Fun Fest invites artists/crafters for booths;  Traci 828-855-5808 or Carrie 828-215-0859; justforyouevents@yahoo.com 

SEPTEMBER 26 - HAPPY VALLEY/LENOIR - Happy Valley's Family Fun Fest at the Happy Valley Optmist Park from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. This even is free to the public and the first 100 adults and 25 children July through the gate will recieve a bag a goodies with something from all of the venders!  

SEPTEMBER 26 – WEST JEFFERSON – Art on the Mountain 9am-3pm on Ashe Arts Center grounds; gathering of fine artists & master crafts persons; artists contact jane@ashecountyarts.org; 336-846-2787 www.ashecountyarts.org

SEPTEMBER 26-NOVEMBER 15 – BANNER ELK – 2015 Autumn Group Exhibition “Celebrating a Lifetime of Art featuring Warren Dennis at The Carlton Gallery www.carltongallery.com/schedule/

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 29 & OCTOBER 6 - WILKES - HAND BUILDING CONTEMPORARY  NATIVITY SCENE WITH DEBBIE JOHNSON. This class will create a small creche with Mary, Joseph, and the babe in a contemporary style. This class is beginner level and will run on Tuesdays from 6-7p.m. Costs is $80 for nonmembers and $70 for members. 

SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 1 – BANNER ELK – Realistic Impressio0nism in Oils Part 2 with Egi Antonaccio at The Carlton Gallery – www.carltongallery.com/workshops/

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

OCTOBER 1-DEC. 30 –LENOIR -  Vaun Healey’s exhibit “Art Is My Heart” on display at Caldwell Memorial Hospital Art-in-Healing Gallery July 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 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School presents First Friday-Pumpkin Carving;www.florenceartschool.org

OCTOBER 2-31 –LENOIR  - “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.com828-754-2486 Open Tuesday-Friday 9-5 & Saturdays 10-2

OCTOBER 3 - LENOIR-RHYNE UNIVERSITY- The Western Piedmont Symphony presents "On The Road Again" featuring Adrian N. Smith at 7:70 p.m.Call 828.324.8603 for more information. 

OCTOBER 3 - HICKORY - Hickory Community Theatre present "Dueling Divas!" at 8 p.m. Call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information. 

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 5-7 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School presents Watercolors with instructor Ted Head;www.florenceartschool.org

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

OCTOBER 8-9 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School presents Oils with instructor Hillarie Lambert;www.florenceartschool.org

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

OCTOBER 10 - GRANITE FALLS - Get ready for the 33rd Annual Molasses Festival at Sims Country BBQ on October 10! We are excited to share this day of fun and fellowship with our friends and customers. We will have live music and entertainment, vendors, craft demonstrations, fun for kids, and of course--molasses making! Fun for the whole family! Location is Sims Country Bar-B-Que in Dudley Shoals, NC (Our street address is 6160 Petra Mill Rd, Granite Falls, NC 28630)Contact information: Whitney Braswell - simsbbq.whitney@gmail.com or Facebook page: facebook.com/simscountrybbq

OCTOBER 10-11 – SPRUCE PINE – Spruce Pine Potters Market; 917-747-6485 or www.sprucepinepottersmarket.com

OCTOBER 12 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School presents Heritage Craft-Barn Quilts with instructor Renee Brooks; www.florenceartschool.org

OCTOBER 13-15 – BANNER ELK – Exploration in Oil/Cold Wax/Mixed Media with Lisa B. boardwine at The Carlton Gallery – www.carltongallery.com/workshops/

OCTOBER 14 – LENOIR – Caldwell Heritage Museum Coffee with the Curator presents “The Fellowship of Kindred Minds: History of Caldwell County Churches with John O. Hawkins, Director Emeritus;www.caldwellmuseum.org

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

OCTOBER 15 – MORGANTON – Live and Let Die, a Symphonic Tribute to the music of Paul McCartney at Morganton COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org

OCTOBER 15-16 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School presents Heritage Craft-Adirondack Pack Basket with instructor Cathey Purvey; www.florenceartschool.org

OCTOBER 16 & 17 - HICKORY - Hickory Community Theatre present s "Game's Afoot" at 8 p.m. Call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information. See also October 22-25 & October 29-30.

OCTOBER 16-17 – HICKORY - 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 20-22 – BANNER ELK -  Follow Your Intuition-Exploration in Acrylics with Debbie Arnold at The Carlton Gallery – www.carltongallery.com/workshops/

OCTOBER 22-25 - HICKORY - Hickory Community Theatre present s "Game's Afoot" at 8 p.m--the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. on the 21st and at 2:30 p.m. on the 24th. Call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information. See also October 29-30.

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

OCTOBER 29 & 30 - HICKORY - Hickory Community Theatre presents "Game's Afoot" at 7:30 p.m. on the 29th and at 8 p.m on the 30th. Call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information.

OCTOBER 31 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents "THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW" at 9 p.m. and Midnight on Halloween Night. Call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information. 

 

 

NOVEMBER 1 - HICKORY- The Hickory Community Theatre presents "Game's Afoot" at 2:30 p.m. Call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information. 

NOVEMBER 1-15 – HICKORY - “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 5-7 & 12-14 - HUDSON - The Hudson Uptown Building presents its' 20th dinner theatre production "Guys and Dolls. call 828.726.8871 for more information. 

NOVEMBER 6 & 7 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents "Watson Intelligence" at 8 p.m. Call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information. See also November 12-14 & November 19-21.

NOVEMBER 6 – MORGANTON – “All Hands on Deck” performance at Morganton COMMA Auditorium;www.commaonline.org

NOVEMBER 6 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School presents First Friday-Felted Flowers with instructor Jane Campbell; www.florenceartschool.org

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

NOVEMBER 6-21 –LENOIR - “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 July throughout Caldwell County and Festival in downtown Lenoir – a program from the Caldwell Arts Council. www.caldwellarts.com 828-754-2486

NOVEMBER 7 – LENOIR – JE Broyhill Civic Center presents “Mandolin Orange” 828-726-2407; www.broyhillcenter.com

NOVEMBER 7 – HICKORY/LENOIR-RHYNE UNIVERSITY- The Western Piedmont Symphony presents Daniel Tosk by in 'How They Do It Up North" at 7:30 p.m. Call 828.324.8603 for more information. 

NOVEMBER 12-14 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents "Watson Intelligence" at 7:30 p.m. on the 12th and at 8 p.m. on the 13th & 14th. Call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information. See also November 19-21.

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 19 – MORGANTON – “Country Royalty” Jason Petty and Carylyn Martin pay tribute to Hank Williams and Patsy Cline at Morganton COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org

NOVEMBER 19 – HICKORY – Caroling Under the Sails in downtown Hickory

NOVEMBER 19-21 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents "Watson Intelligence" at 7:30 p.m. on the 19th and at 8 p.m. on the 20th & 21st. Call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information.

NOVEMBER 21 - LENOIR - Lenoir Downtown Christmas Festival 10am-4pm - sponsored by Caldwell Rotary Club

NOVEMBER 27-APRIL 30 – BANNER ELK – 2015/16 Winter Group Exhibition featuring various artists & “Small Works” at The Carlton Gallery www.carltongallery.com/schedule/

 

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 828-726-2407, or www.fpatheatre.org

DECEMBER 4 - LENOIR - Lenoir Downtown Christmas Parade starts at 6pm

DECEMBER 4 & 5 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents "Music Man" at 8 p.m. Call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information. See also December 10-13 & December 17-20. 

DECEMBER 4-6 – HICKORY - 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 5 – HUDSON – Hudson Uptown Building Christmas Show, craft & food vendors –www.facebook.com/TheHudsonUptownBuilding; 828-726-8871

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

DECEMBER 10-13 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents "Music Man" at 8 p.m---show will begin at 7:30 p.m. on the 10th and at 2:30 p.m. on the 13thCall 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information. See also December 17-20. 

DECEMBER 11 – MORGANTON – Tony Orlando “The Great American Christmas” at Morganton COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.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

DECEMBER 17-20 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents "Music Man" at 8 p.m---show will begin at 7:30 p.m. on the 17th and at 2:30 p.m. on the 20thCall 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information.

DECEMBER 22 – MORGANTON – Sweet Potato Pie & Puddingstone present “Homegrown Christmas” at Morganton COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org

DECEMBER 31 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents James Gregory "The Funniest Man in America" at 8 p.m. on New Years Eve. Call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information. 

 

 

 

2016

JANUARY 9 - LENOIR - The J.E. Broyhill Civic Center and Milton Harkey Bluegrass presents "Dailey & Vincent" on Saturday Jan. 9th at 7:30 p.m. Call 828-726-2407 or visit www.broyhillcenter.com for more information. 

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

JANUARY 10 – MORGANTON – “Buddy” The Buddy Holly Story, National Broadway Tour at Morganton COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org

JANUARY 15 & 16 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents "Superior Donuts" at 8 p.m.For more information call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org. See also January 21-24 and January 28-31. 

JANUARY 21-24 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents "Superior Donuts" at 8 p.m--show will begin at 7:30 p.m. on the 21st and at 2:30 p.m. on the 24th. For more information call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org. See also January 28-31. 

JANUARY 28-31 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents "Superior Donuts" at 8 p.m--show will begin at 7:30 p.m. on the 28th and at 2:30 p.m. on the 31st. For more information call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org.

JANUARY 30, LENOIR – JE Broyhill Civic Center presents Jon Reep! 828-726-2407; www.broyhillcenter.com

FEBRUARY 5 & 6 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents "Outside Mullingar" at 8 p.m.Call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information. See also February 11-13 & February 18-20. 

FEBUARY 6 - LENOIR-RHYNE UNIVERSITY - The Western Piedmont University presents David Gross in "Ballet & Brahms" at 7:30. Call 828.324.8603 for more information. 

FEBRUARY 11-13 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents "Outside Mullingar" at 8 p.m---show will being at 7:30 p.m. on the 11thCall 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information. See also February 18-20. 

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

FEBRUARY 18-20 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents "Outside Mullingar" at 8 p.m.---show will begin at 7:30 p.m. on the 18th. Call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information. 

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

FEBRUARY 27 – LENOIR – JE Broyhill Civic Center presents the Caldwell Musicians Showcase; 828-726-2407;www.broyhillcenter.com

MARCH 3 – LENOIR – JE Broyhill Civic Center presents Disney Fantasia Live in Concert; 828-726-2407;www.broyhillcenter.com

MARCH 3-6 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents 'Ain't Misbehavin'" at 7:30 p.m. on the 3rd, at 8 p.m. on the 4 & 5, and at 2:30 p.m. on the 6th. Call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information. See also March 10-13.  

MARCH 10-13 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents 'Ain't Misbehavin'" at 7:30 p.m. on the 10th, at 8 p.m. on the 11th & 12th, and at 2:30 p.m. on the 13th. Call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information. 

MARCH 19 - LENOIR-RHYNE UNIVERSITY- The Western Piedmont Univeristy presents "Time For Three" at 7:30 p.m. in the P.E. Monroe Auditorium. Call 828.324.8603 for more information. 

APRIL 1 & 2 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents "Incorruptible" at 8 p.m. Call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information. See also April 7-9, April 14-16, & April 21-23.

APRIL 7-9 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents "Incorruptible" at 7:30 p.m. on the 7th and at 8 p.m. on the 8th & 9th.  Call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information. See also April 14-16 & April 21-23.

APRIL 8 - LENOIR - J.E. Broyhill Civic Center presents "Barrage 8" at 7:30 p.m. Call 828-726-2407 or visit www.broyhillcenter.com

APRIL 9 – LENOIR – JE Broyhill Civic Center presents Barrage 8  828-726-2407; www.broyhillcenter.com

APRIL 14-16 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents "Incorruptible" at 7:30 p.m. on the 14th and at 8 p.m. on the 15th & 16th. Call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information. See also April 21-23.

APRIL 16 - LENOIR-RHYNE UNIVERSITY- The Western Piedmont Symphony presents the Western Piedmont Symphony & the Western Piedmont Youth Symphony in Side by Side at 7:30 p.m. Call 828.324.8603 for more information. 

APRIL 21-23 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents "Incorruptible" at 7:30 p.m. on the 21st and at 8 p.m. on the 22nd & 23rd. Call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hickorytheatre.org for more information. 

APRIL 28-MAY 1 – LENOIR – Foothills Performing Arts presents “Jesus Christ Superstar” at the JE Broyhill Civic Center;www.broyhillcenter.com; 828-726-2407 or www.fpatheatre.org

 

 

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

MAY 6 & 7 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents "Young Frankenstein" at 8 p.m. Call 828.328.2283 or visit www.hockorytheatre.org for more information. See also May 12-15 & May 19-22.

MAY 12-15 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents "Young Frankenstein" at 8 p.m--show will start at 7:30 p.m. on the 12th and at 2:30 p.m. on the 15thCall 828.328.2283 or visit www.hockorytheatre.org for more information. See also May 19-22.   

MAY 19-22 - HICKORY - The Hickory Community Theatre presents "Young Frankenstein" at 8 p.m--show will start at 7:30 p.m. on the 19th and at 2:30 p.m. on the 22ndCall 828.328.2283 or visit www.hockorytheatre.org for more information. 

 

 

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

 

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