ARTISTICALLY SPEAKING-CALENDAR OF ART EVENTS

 (this page is updated almost daily, so check back frequently)

 

SUMMER ART CAMPS FOR KIDS ARE OFFERED AT:

 

CALLS FOR ARTISTS – Artists, please look ahead on the calendar for deadline dates. If you would like to receive a separate weekly email with Calls For Artists, please let Cathy know by emailing office@caldwellarts.com. We have a separate email “group” for artists.

CALLING ALL ARTISTS – 3RD ANNUAL HUDSON FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS SEPTEMBER 15, 2018 10am-4pm - Our goal is to bring artists and musicians together for one special day in an effort to inspire our community to appreciate and support local artists. We wholeheartedly believe that art and music have the unique ability to enrich communities by uniting people from all walks of life for one common purpose – to enjoy the creative experience!  Last year’s event included pottery, paintings, sculptures, photography, woodwork, tapestries, stained glass, locally sourced honey, flowers and produce.   The festival also showcased jazz, folk, and bluegrass musicians from around the community, as well as live artist demonstrations. If you are interested please let us know as soon as possible by filling out our online application at http://www.mylocalbean.com/festivalofthearts.html.  Vendor spaces are $35 each;  $45 if you would like access to electricity. For more information contact us via email at hudson.artsfest@gmail.com or phone by calling Alison Mackie (festival coordinator) at 919-450-7979. Please LIKE us on Facebook “Hudson Festival of the Arts” to receive updates.

 

 

ONGOING EVENTS:

Through JULY 30 - MORGANTON – Arts In The Morganton City Hall Lobby features artwork by Nancy Hilliard Joyce and Nelson Brookshire. Nancy creates art in her home studio in Concord NC and will display on the 1st floor.  Nelson lives in Lenoir. His artwork is created with cut magazine paper rolled into small tubes that he uses in a manner similar to mosaics to create his pictures. His artwork will be displayed on the 2nd floor at 305 East Union Street, Morganton. http://www.morgantonnc.gov/index.php/government/city-manager/city-hall/art-in-the-hall

Through JULY 30 – HIDDENITE – The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s Lucas Mansion Gallery features an exhibit by renowned Forsyth County artist Barbara Mellin “Lasting Impressions” showcasing the varied forms of Printmaking.  Meet-the-Artist Reception June 16th 12noon-2pm; www.hiddenitearts.org

Through JULY 31 – VALDESE – The New Window Gallery of Valdese NC (Play It Again Records Building) presents art works created by Robert Goins; details call Mark or David 828-874-1800JULY 7 – LENOIR - – LENOIR – City of Lenoir presents the movie “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” on the Square in downtown Lenoir, starting at approximately 8:30pm; bring your own chairs & blankets for seating. Concessions will be available to purchase.  Rain location will be the Old Lenoir High School Auditorium. For more information, call 828-757-2196

Through AUGUST 30 – HIDDENITE – The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s Emerging Artists Wall exhibit space will feature the work of Adrian Price. www.hiddenitearts.org; 828-632-6966

 

 

 

JULY 2018

JULY 21 – LENOIR – Caldwell Arts Council presents POETRY CALDWELL featuring Doug McHargue at 2pm; open mic will follow the poet’s readings. Come 15 minutes early to get on the open mic list.  Doug will share her original poetry from her new book. Doug is a resident of Catawba County and is a regular reader at Taste Full Beans Coffeehouse. www.caldwellarts.com 828-754-2486

JULY 21 - – LENOIR – City of Lenoir presents the movie “Coco” on the Square in downtown Lenoir, starting at approximately 8:30pm; bring your own chairs & blankets for seating. Concessions will be available to purchase.  Rain location will be the Old Lenoir High School Auditorium. For more information, call 828-757-2196

JULY 21 – BLOWING ROCK – Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music presents Celtic Time Machine – Puddingstone at 7:30pm at Blowing Rock School Auditorium, 130 Sunset Dr., Blowing Rock http://mountainhomemusic.com/upcoming-concerts

JULY 21 - WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School presents Cob Web Broom with Peter Werner; www.florenceartschool.org

JULY 21-NOVEMBER 25 - HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art presents BlowUP Inflatable Contemporary Art in the Shuford & Coe Galleries; www.hickoryart.org

JULY 22 – LENOIR - The Patterson School Incubator Farm workshop “Scrap Metal Sculpture Welding with artist Joseph Bigley” – http://www.facebook.com/PattersonSchoolFoundation/events www.pattersonschoolfoundation.org/if; benloomis@pattersonschoolfoundation.org

JULY 22 – The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum presents Classical vocal and piano duet featuring Ken Frazelle and Jodi Barnes at 4pm; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

JULY 23 – HICKORY – Auditions for singers in the small choral room in the SALT Block; call to schedule an audition: 828-322-2210

JULY 23-24 – HUDSON – Auditions – This fall, the Town of Hudson will present its 26th dinner theatre production, the Stephen Schwartz musical, “Children of Eden.”  The play deals with the first nine chapters of Genesis; the first act concerns Adam, the second act, Noah.  Auditions will be held in the main auditorium at the Hudson Uptown Building (HUB), 145 Cedar Valley Road, Hudson, Monday and Tuesday, July 23rd and 24th, at 7:00 PM each night.  Show dates are:  Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 18th, 19th, 20th, 25th, 26th and 27th.  Please prepare a song for your audition.  There will be cold reading from the script and some improv for the children and possibly the adults.  There will also be a bit of basic movement, so please wear something comfortable.  There are many roles for children and adults, including Father (God), Adam, Eve, Snake (Several people), Cain, Abel, Noah, Mama Noah, Shem, Ham, Japheth, Aysha (Shem’s Wife), Aprah (Ham’s Wife), Yonah (Family Servant, Japheth’s Wife), Young Cain, Young Abel, Primary and Secondary Storytellers, Angels, Animals, Humankind and Chorus.  You must be able to sing and sing in harmony.  For more information, call Director Keith Smith at 728-8272.  

JULY 23-27 – HUDSON – CCC&TI Extreme Super Summer Camp presents Archery classes 9am-11am at Hudson Elementary or the HUB Gymnasium in Hudson. To register call 828-726-2242; www.cccti.edu

JULY 23-27 – HUDSON – CCC&TI Extreme Super Summer Camp presents Building Robots & Robots Everywhere (geared for ages 5-8 only) 8am-12noon; to register call 828-726-2242; www.cccti.edu

JULY 23-27 – HUDSON – CCC&TI Extreme Super Summer Camp presents Pizza! Pizza! For ages 9 & up only 9am-12noon; to register call 828-726-2242; www.cccti.edu

JULY 23-27 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art Summer Camps “Once Upon a Time” for ages 4-6, “Art Explosion” for ages 7-9, “Ancient Arts” for ages 10-14, and “Larger than Life” for ages 7-9; pre-register by calling Ginny Zellmer at 828-327-8576 extension 207 or email at gzellmer@hickoryart.org;  www.hickoryart.org   

JULY 23-27 – BOONE – Turchin Center for Visual Arts (TCVA) offers “Trash Art” for grades 4-8, 1-4pm, $100/student. This class is all about trash. Students will have a blast creating fun works of art using recyclables including water bottles, bottle caps, grocery bags, zip ties, plastic lids, cereal boxes and more. They will make animal sculptures, assemblages boxes, mosaics, alter boxes, and Chihuly-inspired hanging sculptures. The class will also include art criticism and art history. Pre-registration required by calling 828-262-3017; tcva.org/workshops

JULY 24-25 – LENOIR – Foothills Performing Arts auditions on the stage at the JE Broyhill Civic Center for 5 men, 3 women (all ages 18+) for the show “Drinking Habits” to be performed September 6-8;

JULY 25 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School “Mixed Up Sculpture” for Ages 4-5 with instructor Marilyn Wooten; 336-846-3827; www.FlorenceArtSchool.org

JULY 27 - BOONE – David Childers & Lauren and Earleine to perform Free Outdoor Summer Concert at the Jones House; bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Concerts start at 5pm and there is free parking in downtown after 5pm. Concerts are free and open to the public. www.joneshouse.org/outdoor-concerts

JULY 27 - LENOIR – Lenoir Parks & Recreation presents Deacon Black as part of the Friday after Five Summer Concert Series starting at 7pm on the Downtown Lenoir Stage (rain location – Old Lenoir High School Auditorium. All FREE and Family Friendly. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, grab a bite to eat at one of our local restaurants, sit back and relax while listening to fabulous music!

JULY 27-AUGUST 4 – BANNER ELK – Ensemble Stage presents “Slow Dance on the Killing Ground by William Hanley; ensemblestage.com

JULY 28 – WILKESBORO – The Kruger Brothers will be in concert in the Wilkes Heritage Museum at 7:30pm; purchase tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/2075582209150892/

JULY 28 - BOONE – The Turchin Center for Visual Arts presents Art Workshops for Kids: Toddler Power Hour 10:30-11:30am for ages 3-5, $5/class – Toddlers will explore art through engaging hands-on activities with sculpture, painting, story time and more, gaining confidence in self-expression and artistic exploration while learning about color, texture and shapes. Pre-registration required 828-262-3017; tcva.org/workshops

JULY 28 - BOONE – Turchin Center for Visual Arts (TCVA) presents Creative Kids Studio for ages 6-10, 1-2:30pm,  $10/class. Creative kids will be inspired and create colorful memories. Students will learn new skills as they create sculpture, drawing and painting, using a wide variety of materials. As they design their very own unique creations, they will learn about craftsmanship, artistic styles, art history, the power of self-expression and expanding their self confidence. Pre-registration required 828-262-3017; tcva.org/workshops.

JULY 28 – BOONE – Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music presents The American Songster: Dom Flemons at 7:30pm at Harvest House Performing Arts Venue, 247 Boone Heights Drive, Boone; http://mountainhomemusic.com/upcoming-concerts/

JULY 29 – LENOIR – Fanny Crosby drama to be presented at the Caldwell Heritage Museum at 3pm; Local veteran dramatist Bobbie Curtis will portray Fanny Crosby, who is remembered for her productive life of composing lyrics for Christian hymns, in spite of blindness. Tickets are $10/adults.

JULY 29 – HIDDENITE – Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center hosts Kid’s Summer Art Camp One-Day Exhibit and Reception 3-4:30pm; www.hiddenitearts.org; 828-632-6966

JULY 30-AUGUST 3 – HUDSON – CCC&TI Extreme Super Summer Camp presents Building Robots and Robots Everywhere (designed for ages 9 & up only); to register call 828-726-2242; www.cccti.edu

JULY 30-AUGUST 3 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art Summer Camps “Garden Art” for ages 4-6, “Tar Heel Art” for ages 7-9, “Draw-Paint-Sculpt” for ages 10-14,  and “Surf, Sand, & Sea” for ages 7-9; pre-register by calling Ginny Zellmer at 828-327-8576 extension 207 or email at gzellmer@hickoryart.org;  www.hickoryart.org   

JULY 30-31 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School “Paint Like Picasso” with instructor Susan Payne for Grades 1-7; 336-846-3827; www.FlorenceArtSchool.org

 

 

AUGUST 2018

AUGUST 1-SEPTEMBER 30 – MORGANTON – Arts In The Morganton City Hall Lobby features Matt Strawn, who graduated from the Ringling School of Art in 1981. Matt works primarily in printmaking, specializing in etching. He also works in woodcut prints and paints in watercolor.305 East Union Street, Morganton. http://www.morgantonnc.gov/index.php/government/city-manager/city-hall/art-in-the-hall

AUGUST 2 – LENOIR – Tucker’s Barn Singer & Songwriters Series to feature Nathan Brown, Patrick Crouch and Opal Moon at 1841 Café, 7pm - https://www.facebook.com/events/414899702256942/

AUGUST 2-3 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School presents Barn Quilt Workshop with Renee Brooks; www.florenceartschool.org

AUGUST 3 - LENOIR – Lenoir Parks & Recreation presents the King Bees 6:30-8pm and The Alligators 8:30-10pm as part of the Friday after Five Summer Concert Series starting at 7pm on the Downtown Lenoir Stage (rain location – Old Lenoir High School Auditorium. All FREE and Family Friendly. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, grab a bite to eat at one of our local restaurants, sit back and relax while listening to fabulous music!

AUGUST 3 - BOONE – John Cockman Family Band & Amantha Mill to perform Free Outdoor Summer Concert at the Jones House; bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Concerts start at 5pm and there is free parking in downtown after 5pm. Concerts are free and open to the public. www.joneshouse.org/outdoor-concerts

AUGUST 3 DEADLINE – CALL FOR ARTISTS - MORGANTON – The Burke Arts Council Fifth Annual Photography Exhibition (exhibit set for September 14-November 16). 

AUGUST 3 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Art School presents Family Portrait Collage with Marion Cloaninger; www.florenceartschool.org

AUGUST 3-5 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Art & Antiques Show; www.blowingrockmuseumorg

AUGUST 3-SEPTEMBER 4 – VALDESE – Brenda Lyday’s art will be presented in the New Window Gallery (Play It Again Records building) – featuring Paintings and Eco printed scarves – 828-874-1800

AUGUST 3-SEPTEMBER 29 – LENOIR – Caldwell Arts Council presents an exhibit “Collaborative Empiricism” featuring artwork by five Art Professors from ECU; opening reception August 3rd, 5-7pm hosted by Foothills Performing Arts; www.caldwellarts.com; 828-754-2486

AUGUST 4 – LENOIR – Sound Bites Food & Music Festival will be held outdoors at the Caldwell County Fairgrounds in Lenoir 11am-7pm – Food vendors, shopping, activities for kids, etc. Vendors/arts & crafts desired – contact adamseventsnc@gmail.com; visit their website at http://adamseventsnc.wix.com/adamseventsnc

AUGUST 4 – LENOIR - The Patterson School Incubator Farm workshop “Grow Mushrooms in Bags with Brooke Kornegay” – http://www.facebook.com/PattersonSchoolFoundation/events www.pattersonschoolfoundation.org/if; benloomis@pattersonschoolfoundation.org

AUGUST 6 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School presents Oil Sticks with Paul deMarrais; www.florenceartschool.org

AUGUST 6-10 – HUDSON – CCC&TI Extreme Super Summer Camp presents Pottery & Art: A Little Bit of Everything 8am-12noon; To register call 828-726-2242; www.cccti.edu

AUGUST 6-10 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art Summer Camps “Superheroes & Fairy Tales” for ages 4-6, “Kitchen Art” for ages 4-6, “Paint A Masterpiece” for ages 7-9, “Larger than Life” for ages 10-14, and “Lights, Camera, Action! For ages 1-14. pre-register by calling Ginny Zellmer at 828-327-8576 extension 207 or email at gzellmer@hickoryart.org;  www.hickoryart.org   

AUGUST 7-9 – LENOIR – Frye Art Studio / Folk Keeper Gallery summer camp “Art About Town” for ages 6-12 (3 day class 9-11am). Sidewalk drawings, sketches & paintings of downtown buildings, sculpture tour & more. 10 slots available. $85 includes instruction, materials & snack. To register, call or text 828-320-7819 or send a FB message to Folk Keeper Gallery

AUGUST 7-9 – LENOIR – Frye Art Studio / Folk Keeper Gallery summer camp “Appalachian Art & Folk Lore” for ages 11-17 (3 day class 1-3pm). Learn about the culture of Appalachia through various art forms, music & stories from our past. 10 slots available. $120 includes instruction, materials & snack. To register, call or text 828-320-7819 or send a FB message to Folk Keeper Gallery.

AUGUST 7-23 – WILKESBORO – Figure Drawing Class on Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30-7pm with instructor/artist Eddie Tallent at Wilkes Art Gallery – call 336-667-2841

AUGUST 8 – LENOIR – Kay and Patrick Crouch will perform “They’re Solid Gone” for the Coffee with the Curator series in the Caldwell Heritage Museum at 10am. Free, suggested donation of $5/person; https://www.facebook.com/CaldwellHeritageMuseum/

AUGUST 8-10 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School Oil ‘Painting With Joy & Skill’ with Helen Farson; www.florenceartschool.org

AUGUST 10 - LENOIR – Lenoir Parks & Recreation presents The Bryan Anderson Project as part of the Friday after Five Summer Concert Series starting at 7pm on the Downtown Lenoir Stage (rain location – Old Lenoir High School Auditorium. All FREE and Family Friendly. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, grab a bite to eat at one of our local restaurants, sit back and relax while listening to fabulous music!

AUGUST 10 – HUDSON – The final concert in the Hudson Hometown Concert was rained out on Friday, July 6th, so it’s been rescheduled for August 10th, 7-9pm and will feature the Shelby Rae Moore band. Hickman Windmill Park immediately behind Hudson Town Hall – bring your lawn chairs! Any questions, call 828-728-8272

AUGUST 10 - HIDDENITE – Town of Taylorsville and Alexander County Government and the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center present Shakedown, performing at the new Alexander County Courthouse Park, 131 West Main Ave., Taylorsville at 7pm; Rain location – Hiddenite Center’s Educational Complex. 828-632-6966; www.hiddenitearts.org

AUGUST 10 - BOONE – Clay Lunsford and Matthew Weaver & Dashboard Hula Boys to perform Free Outdoor Summer Concert at the Jones House; bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Concerts start at 5pm and there is free parking in downtown after 5pm. Concerts are free and open to the public. www.joneshouse.org/outdoor-concerts

AUGUST 11 – LENOIR – City of Lenoir presents the movie “Sherlock Gnomes” on the Square in downtown Lenoir, starting at approximately 8:30pm; bring your own chairs & blankets for seating. Concessions will be available to purchase.  Rain location will be the Old Lenoir High School Auditorium. For more information, call 828-757-2196

AUGUST 11 – HUDSON – The Hudson Uptown Building presents “Magic in the Mountains” dinner show (Dinner & show $23.50, Balcony $12) – 6 different magicians from Ring 392 of the International Brotherhood of Magicians – call 828-726-8871 for tickets

AUGUST 11 - BLOWING ROCK – Art in the Park, downtown Blowing Rock; https://blowingrock.com/artinthepark

AUGUST 11 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Art & History Museum starts the exhibitions “Thomas Sayre: White Gold” www.blowingrockmuseum.org . This exhibit continues through November 10

AUGUST 11 - BLOWING ROCK – The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum presents Cork & Canvas 10:00am-12:00noon with instructor Raney Rogers, inspired by Claude Monet’s “Grainstacks at the End of Summer, Morning Effect.” www.blowingrockartmuseum.org

AUGUST 11 - BOONE – The Turchin Center for Visual Arts presents Art Workshops for Kids: Toddler Power Hour 10:30-11:30am for ages 3-5, $5/class – Toddlers will explore art through engaging hands-on activities with sculpture, painting, story time and more, gaining confidence in self-expression and artistic exploration while learning about color, texture and shapes. Pre-registration required 828-262-3017; tcva.org/workshops

AUGUST 11 - BOONE – Turchin Center for Visual Arts (TCVA) presents Creative Kids Studio for ages 6-10, 1-2:30pm,  $10/class. Creative kids will be inspired and create colorful memories. Students will learn new skills as they create sculpture, drawing and painting, using a wide variety of materials. As they design their very own unique creations, they will learn about craftsmanship, artistic styles, art history, the power of self-expression and expanding their self confidence. Pre-registration required 828-262-3017; tcva.org/workshops.

AUGUST 12 – NEWTON – FREE Concert: Summer Pops on Newton Square featuring the Western Piedmont Symphony, 8pm; WPSymphony.org

AUGUST 13-17 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art Summer Camps “Disney Daze” for ages 4-6, “Wild Things” for ages 4-6, “Surf, Sand & Sea” for ages 7-9, “Tar Heel Art” for ages 10-14, and “Garden Art” for ages 7-14. pre-register by calling Ginny Zellmer at 828-327-8576 extension 207 or email at gzellmer@hickoryart.org;  www.hickoryart.org   

AUGUST 14-16 – LENOIR – Frye Art Studio / Folk Keeper Gallery summer camp “Lovely Landscapes” for ages 5-10 (3 day class 9-11am). Drawings & paintings of scenery from our area and from the imagination. 10 slots available. $85 includes instruction, materials & snack. To register, call or text 828-320-7819 or send a FB message to Folk Keeper Gallery.

AUGUST 14-16 – LENOIR – Frye Art Studio / Folk Keeper Gallery summer camp “Ponderous Portraits” for ages 10-18 (3 day class 1-3pm). Drawing & painting of portraits from abstract to realism. 10 slots available. $90 includes instructions, materials & snack. To register, call or text 828-320-7819 or send a FB message to Folk Keeper Gallery.

AUGUST 14-17 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Art & History Museum presents Pet Portraits Camp for ages 6-10 with instructor Charlene Trestain, 10am-12noon daily; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

AUGUST 14-17 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Art & History Museum presents Mapping My Future Camp for ages 10+ 1-3pm daily with instructor Charlene Trestain – explore the compass rose and legend; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

AUGUST 15 DEADLINE FOR ARTIST VENDOR DISCOUNT – HIDDENITE – Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s 37th Annual Hiddenite Celebration of the Arts will be held September 22, 9am-4pm; vendor application: www.hiddenitearts.org; 828-632-6966

AUGUST 16 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Art & History Museum presents Scholars and Scones “The Most Frightful Time” – the 1940 Flood in Context; www.blowingrockmuseum.org; 828-295-9099

AUGUST 17 - BOONE – Bluegrass Showcase: Cane Mill Road, Dollar Brothers, and Surefire to perform Free Outdoor Summer Concert at the Jones House; bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Concerts start at 5pm and there is free parking in downtown after 5pm. Concerts are free and open to the public. www.joneshouse.org/outdoor-concerts

AUGUST 17-25 – BANNER ELK – Ensemble Stage presents “Weekend Comedy” by Jeanne and Sam Brobrick; ensemblestage.com

AUGUST 18 – LENOIR – Strictly Clean and Decent will be pickin’ on the second annual Sounds of Hope Concert in the Lenoir High School Auditorium at 7pm along with Tim Greene and Ridgeline, Donna Minton, and the Shelby Rae Moore Band. This is a benefit show for Caldwell County Yokefellow

AUGUST 18 – HIDDENITE – Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center presents a Barn Quilt Workshop with instructor Carol Mitchell; 828-632-6966; www.hiddenitearts.org

AUGUST 18 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Art & History Museum opens the exhibit “Coming Home to Cotton”; this exhibit will continue through November 3. www.blowingrockmuseum.org

AUGUST 18 – BOONE – Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music presents Piano Man of the Blue Ridge featuring the Jeff Little Trio at 7:30pm at Harvest House Performing Arts Venue, 247 Boone Heights Dr., Boone; http://mountainhomemusic.com/upcoming-concerts/

AUGUST 18 – HICKORY – Robo Show featuring Hickory Bot Battles 9am-7pm in the West Wing hosted by the Catawba Science Center (catawbascience.org), Summer Blow Out fun festival for all kids 10am-2pm on the North Lawn hosted by the Hickory Museum of Art (hickoryart.org), followed by a Family Movie sponsored by SALT Block Foundation at 2pm (artscatawba.org) – Free admission – United Arts Council at the SALT Block.

AUGUST 19 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Art & History Museum presents a bluegrass concert featuring Cane Mill Road at 4pm; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

AUGUST 20 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Resurrection: A Journey Tribute” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

AUGUST 20-24 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Arts Council is partnering with CCC&TI through their Extreme Super Summer Camps to offer our JAM Camp August 20-24 (for ages 8 and up) 9am-12noon at CCC&TI; $95/student.  Students will learn Appalachian Traditional Music and instruments in a fun environment. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in the Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention Labor Day weekend. Instruments are provided. Class size is limited so register soon by calling 828-726-2242

AUGUST 22 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School “Self-Portraits” for Ages 4-5 with instructor Marilyn Wooten; 336-846-3827; www.FlorenceArtSchool.org

AUGUST 24 - BOONE – Alexa Rose & Appalucians to perform Free Outdoor Summer Concert at the Jones House; bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Concerts start at 5pm and there is free parking in downtown after 5pm. Concerts are free and open to the public. www.joneshouse.org/outdoor-concerts

AUGUST 24-SEPTEMBER 2 - MORGANTON – 4th Annual creative Age Senior Art Exhibit at Grace Ridge Retirement Community in Morganton. www.graceridge.org/art 

AUGUST 25 - – LENOIR – City of Lenoir presents the movie “Early Man” on the Square in downtown Lenoir, starting at approximately 8:30pm; bring your own chairs & blankets for seating. Concessions will be available to purchase.  Rain location will be the Old Lenoir High School Auditorium. For more information, call 828-757-2196

AUGUST 25 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Art & History Museum opens the exhibit “Painting Ladies: The Remarkable Students of Elliott Daingerfield”; this exhibit continues through November 17. www.blowingrockmuseum.org

AUGUST 25 - BOONE – The Turchin Center for Visual Arts presents Art Workshops for Kids: Toddler Power Hour 10:30-11:30am for ages 3-5, $5/class – Toddlers will explore art through engaging hands-on activities with sculpture, painting, story time and more, gaining confidence in self-expression and artistic exploration while learning about color, texture and shapes. Pre-registration required 828-262-3017; tcva.org/workshops

AUGUST 25 - BOONE – Turchin Center for Visual Arts (TCVA) presents Creative Kids Studio for ages 6-10, 1-2:30pm,  $10/class. Creative kids will be inspired and create colorful memories. Students will learn new skills as they create sculpture, drawing and painting, using a wide variety of materials. As they design their very own unique creations, they will learn about craftsmanship, artistic styles, art history, the power of self-expression and expanding their self confidence. Pre-registration required 828-262-3017; tcva.org/workshops.

AUGUST 26 DEADLINE – ARTS IN THE AIRPORT CALL FOR ENTRIES – The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville and the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority announce a call for entries for Arts in the Airport, a juried exhibition; details at www.knoxalliance.com/airport-entry/

AUGUST 28 – BOONE – Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music presents The America Show, featuring Clay Lunsford, thumb picking guitarist and Matthew Weaver on piano – 2pm – Harvest House Performing Arts Venue, 247 Boone Heights Drive, Boone. http://mountainhomemusic.com/upcoming-concerts/

AUGUST 30 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock Art & History Museum hosts its Fall Exhibition Celebration 5-7pm, open to the public with drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar available throughout the evening. www.blowingrockmuseum.org

AUGUST 31 – SEPTEMBER 2 – LENOIR – Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention – www.happyvalleyfiddlers.org

AUGUST 31 - BOONE – Jazzfest: Swing Guitars, Shane Chalke’s BE Jazz, and Todd Wright to perform Free Outdoor Summer Concert at the Jones House; bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Concerts start at 5pm and there is free parking in downtown after 5pm. Concerts are free and open to the public. www.joneshouse.org/outdoor-concerts

AUGUST 31 - BOONE – Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music presents Music, Comedy and Magic: The VW Boys, with Tim White of “Song of the Mountains” 7:30pm at Harvest House Performing Arts Venue, 247 Boone Heights Drive. http://mountainhomemusic.com/upcoming-concerts/

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2018

SEPTEMBER 6 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Zoe & Cloyd with Abby The Spoon Lady 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

SEPTEMBER 6 – LENOIR – Harper School of Performing Arts presents Tuckers Barn featuring Thomas Garlow, Alyssa McLean, Quinn and Crowe at 1841 Café 7-9pm at 1841 Café; www.tuckersbarn.com

SEPTEMBER 6-8 – LENOIR – JE Broyhill Civic Center and Foothills Performing Arts present “Drinking Habits”; www.broyhillcenter.com; 828-726-2407

SEPTEMBER 7 - HICKORY – Sails on the Square every Friday night May, June and September starting at 6:30pm Facebook: Sails Original Music Series – tonight: Big Sound Harbor

SEPTEMBER 7 – LENOIR – Sculptors Welcome Dinner at the Broyhill Walking Park 7pm $20/person in advance, $25 on-site – www.caldwellarts.com – 828-754-2486

SEPTEMBER 7-23 – NEWTON – See “Grease” at The Green Room Community Theatre; www.thegreenroomtheatre.org

SEPTEMBER 8 – LENOIR – 33rd Annual Sculpture Celebration at the Broyhill Walking Park 9am-4pm; winners announced at 3:30pm – Free to the public – www.caldwellarts.com – 828-754-2486

SEPTEMBER 8 - BLOWING ROCK – Art in the Park, downtown Blowing Rock; https://blowingrock.com/artinthepark

SEPTEMBER 9 - BLOWING ROCK – The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum presents Alexa Rose, Country-Folk Singer-Songwriter at 4pm; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

SEPTEMBER 13 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “The Sauce Boss” Includes GUMBO! - 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

SEPTEMBER 14 - HICKORY – Sails on the Square every Friday night May, June and September starting at 6:30pm Facebook: Sails Original Music Series – tonight:  Seth Walker

SEPTEMBER 14 DEADLINE – My America 2018 Art Contest, a great opportunity for North Carolina artists to support our veterans and their families in times of need. Closing date for submission of images and background stories is September 14; online voting September 17-October 1; deadline for delivering artwork October 1; Fair Barn Dinner, Judging and Silent Auction is October 12. More info at http://strokeofpatriotism.org

SEPTEMBER 15 – LENOIR - The Patterson School Incubator Farm workshop “Wild Mushroom Foraging with Ken Crouse” – http://www.facebook.com/PattersonSchoolFoundation/events www.pattersonschoolfoundation.org/if; benloomis@pattersonschoolfoundation.org

SEPTEMBER 18 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “The Hot Sardines” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

SEPTEMBER 21 - HICKORY – Sails on the Square every Friday night May, June and September starting at 6:30pm Facebook: Sails Original Music Series – tonight: Howard Levy/Chris Siebold

SEPTEMBER 21 – HICKORY – Soup, Salad and Strings with the Western Piedmont Symphony & Tesla Quartet, 11:45 a.m. WPSymphony.org

SEPTEMBER 22 – HICKORY – Chamber Series with the Tesla Quartet: Breaking with Tradition, Chamber Classics I, 7:30pm – Western Piedmont Symphony; WPSymphony.org

SEPTEMBER 22 – HIDDENITE – Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s 37th Annual Hiddenite Celebration of the Arts, 9am-4pm – Admission is free and open to the public. Currently seeking fine arts and crafts vendors; 828-632-6966, hiddenitearts.org

SEPTEMBER 22 – LENOIR – JE Broyhill Civic Center presents Mark Lowry; www.broyhillcenter.com; 828-726-2407

SEPTEMBER 22 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Aaron Tippin” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

SEPTEMBER 25 – BOONE – Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music presents A Music Potpourri: Dulcimers, Ukuleles and Vocals with Lois Hornbostel and Ehukai Teves starting at 2pm at Harvest House Performing Arts Venue; http://mountainhomemusic.com/upcoming-concerts

SEPTEMBER 28 - HICKORY – Sails on the Square every Friday night May, June and September starting at 6:30pm Facebook: Sails Original Music Series – tonight: Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands

SEPTEMBER 28-OCTOBER 6 – NEWTON – See Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” at The Green Room Community Theatre; www.thegreenroomtheatre.org

 

OCTOBER 2018

OCTOBER 1-NOVEMBER 30 - MORGANTON – Arts In The Morganton City Hall Lobby features Carol Turner “To See Clearly” – with artwork including figurative, still life, landscape and abstract -  305 East Union Street, Morganton. http://www.morgantonnc.gov/index.php/government/city-manager/city-hall/art-in-the-hall

OCTOBER 4 – LENOIR – Harper School of Performing Arts presents Tuckers Barn Singer/Songwriter Series featuring Amber Steadman, Tim Hall, Matt Eckard, at 1841 Café; www.tuckersbarn.com

OCTOBER 5 – NOVEMBER 10 – LENOIR – The Caldwell Arts Council presents the exhibit “Double Vision: Artists In Ireland” and the WAANC Traveling Postcards. Opening ‘meet the artists’ reception October 5th, 5-7pm hosted by Lenoir Service League; www.caldwellarts.com or 828-754-2486

OCTOBER 5-7– LENOIR – Plein Air Landscape Painting Workshop with Jean Cauthen in Happy Valley at the Patterson School. Friday 10-2, Saturday 10-4 & Sunday 10-3 for a total of 15 hours of instruction. Class fee $300. Call Jane Harrison, Registrar, for questions, supply list, and to register at 828-729-2980 or email fofumstudio@gmail.com.

OCTOBER 6 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “My Sinatra” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

OCTOBER 6 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Masterworks I with Maestro Matthew Troy www.WPSymphony.org

OCTOBER 6 - BLOWING ROCK – Art in the Park, downtown Blowing Rock; https://blowingrock.com/artinthepark

OCTOBER 6 - BOONE – Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music presents Three Generations of Music – Old and New starting at 7:30pm at Harvest House Performing Arts Venue; http://mountainhomemusic.com/upcoming-concerts

OCTOBER 12-21 - NEWTON – See “Twelve Angry Jurors” at The Green Room Community Theatre; www.thegreenroomtheatre.org

OCTOBER 13 - MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “What Would Mary Ann Do?: Dawn Wells Tells All” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

OCTOBER 13 – BLOWING ROCK – Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music presents Best of Old-Time Mountain Music with The Sheets Family and Trevor McKenzie starting at 7:30pm at the Blowing Rock School Auditorium. http://mountainhomemusic.com/upcoming-concerts

OCTOBER 16 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Steel Magnolias Movie screening” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

OCTOBER 18, 19, 20 & 25 26, 27 – HUDSON – The Town of Hudson presents the dinner theatre show “Children of Eden” which tells the stories of Adam and Noah from the Book of Genesis in the Old Testament. It deals with such timeless, monumental issues as perfection, innocence, curiosity, free will, creativity, disobedience of children, sacrifice and redemption.  Hudson Uptown Building (HUB), 145 Cedar Valley Road, Hudson.

OCTOBER 19 – LENOIR – JE Broyhill Civic Center presents Brass Transit; www.broyhillcenter.com; 828-726-2407

OCTOBER 25 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Keith Allynn: A Neil Diamond Tribute” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

OCTOBER 27 – LENOIR – JE Broyhill Civic Center presents “Catapult” – www.broyhillcenter.com; 828-726-2407  Catapult is a shadow dance company presenting a theatrical art form that is an amazingly imaginative combination of dance, story-telling and sculpture.

OCTOBER 27 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony features their Chamber Series with the Tesla Quartet: Famous Last Words, Chamber Classics II, 7:30pm; WPSymphony.org

OCTOBER 28 – BOONE – Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music presents Mountain Treasures – Bobby McMillon and Glenn Bolick at 2pm at Harvest House Performing Arts Venue. http://mountainhomemusic.com/upcoming-concerts/

 

NOVEMBER 2018

NOVEMBER 1 – LENOIR – JE Broyhill Civic Center presents “Chanticleer” – www.broyhillcenter.com; 828-726-2407

NOVEMBER 1 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Bits and Pieces Puppet Theatre: Three Billy Goats Gruff” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

NOVEMBER 3 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Masterworks II with Maestro Arthur Post; www.WPSymphony.org

NOVEMBER 16-DECEMBER 2 – NEWTON – See “Scrooge!” at The Green Room Community Theatre; www.thegreenroomtheatre.org

NOVEMBER 17 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Yesterday: A Tribute to the Beatles” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

NOVEMBER 24 – BOONE – Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music presents A Celtic Christmas with Jamie Laval, Scottish Fiddle Champion at 7:30pm – Harvest House Performing Arts Venue; http://mountainhomemusic.com/upcoming-concerts

NOVEMBER 29 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Lightwire: A Very Electric Christmas” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 2 – LENOIR – JE Broyhill Civic Center and Foothills Performing Arts present “The Adventures of Santa Claus” – www.broyhillcenter.com; 828-726-2407

NOVEMBER 30-DECEMBER 24 – LENOIR – Satie’s Holiday Sale at the Caldwell Arts Council! Open M-F 9am-6pm and Saturdays 10am-3pm. www.caldwellarts.com 828-754-2486

 

DECEMBER 2018

DECEMBER 1 – JANUARY 30 - MORGANTON – Arts In The Morganton City Hall Lobby features Uschi Jeffcoat who was born in Germany. She is German-American and finds her home in both cultures. Her watercolors typically are metaphors referencing the study of the natural world in relation to cultural patterns and perspectives. She now lives in Florence SC; 305 East Union Street, Morganton. http://www.morgantonnc.gov/index.php/government/city-manager/city-hall/art-in-the-hall

DECEMBER 3 – LENOIR – JE Broyhill Civic Center presents “Nutcracker Christmas: Ellington Meets Tchaikovsky: Featuring the ASU Jazz Ensemble and Orchestra” – www.broyhillcenter.com 828-726-2407

DECEMBER 7-8 – HICKORY – A Handcrafted Holiday at Hickory Metro Convention Center; visit www.artshowgirls.com to register or for more information.

DECEMBER 13 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Close To You: A Carpenter’s Christmas” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

DECEMBER 14 – BOONE – Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music presents An Appalachian Christmas featuring various artists from the 2018 anniversary concert season – 7:30pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 115 E King St, Boone; http://mountainhomemusic.com/upcoming-concerts/

DECEMBER 18 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Handel’s The Messiah Sing-a-Long at FBC Morganton 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

DECEMBER 31 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “New Year’s Eve Masquerade” (Limited Tickets) 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

 

 

JANUARY 2019

JANUARY 5 – LENOIR – JE Broyhill Civic Center presents “Dailey & Vincent” – www.broyhillcenter; 828-726-2407

JANUARY 11 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Kinky Boots: National Broadway Tour” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

JANUARY 18-27 – NEWTON – Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Nile” at The Green Room Community Theatre; www.thegreenroomtheatre.org

JANUARY 19 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony features the Chamber Series with the Tesla quartet: Inside-Out/side-in Chamber Classics III, 7:30pm; WPSymphony.org

JANUARY 21 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

JANUARY 29 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Carolina Blue” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 2019

FEBRUARY 2 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Masterworks III with Maestro Bruce Kiesling; www.WPSymphony.org

FEBRUARY 8-24 – NEWTON – “Love Letters” at The Green Room Community Theatre; www.thegreenroomtheatre.org

FEBRUARY 9 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Cirque Eloize Saloon” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

FEBRUARY 14-16 – LENOIR – JE Broyhill Civic Center and Foothills Performing Arts present “A Wrinkle in Time” – www.broyhillcenter.com; 828-726-2407

FEBRUARY 15 – HICKORY – Soup, Salad and Strings with Western Piedmont Symphony and the Tesla Quartet 11:45 a.m. WPSymphony.org

FEBRUARY 21 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Rock of Ages” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

 

MARCH 2019

MARCH 2 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Masterworks IV with Maestro Melisse Brunet

MARCH 8-24 – NEWTON – “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” at The Green Room Community Theatre; www.thegreenroomtheatre.org

MARCH 9 – LENOIR – JE Broyhill Civic Center presents the Caldwell Traditional Musicians Showcase; www.broyhillcenter.com; 828-726-2407

MARCH 12 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Peter Pan and Friends On Ice” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

MARCH 21 – LENOIR – JE Broyhill Civic Center presents “Rhythm of the Dance” – www.broyhillcenter.com; 828-726-2407

MARCH 21 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Jersey Boys: National Broadway Tour” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

MARCH 26 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Switchback: Traveling Down An Irish Road” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

MARCH 30 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “An Evening with Alberta Hall” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

 

 

APRIL 2019

APRIL 5-14 – NEWTON – “Snow White” at The Green Room Community Theatre; www.thegreenroomtheatre.org

APRIL 11 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “Tied Up In Knotts: Karen Knotts” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

APRIL 20 – LENOIR – JE Broyhill Civic Center presents Mandy Harvey – www.broyhillcenter.com; 828-726-2407

APRIL 30 – MORGANTON – Morganton COMMA Auditorium presents “The Sound of Music: National Broadway Tour” 828-433-SHOW; www.commaonline.org

 

 

MAY 2019

MAY 2-4 – LENOIR – JE Broyhill Civic Center and Foothills Performing Arts present “War of the Worlds” – www.broyhillcenter.com; 828-726-2407

MAY 3-19 – NEWTON – The Green Room Community Theatre presents “The Drowsy Chaperone” www.thegreenroomtheatre.org

 

 

JUNE 2019

 

JUNE 7-23 – NEWTON – The Green Room Community Theatre presents “Savannah Sipping Society” – www.thegreenroomtheatre.org