wood carving, woodwork pieces

2021 Dates: May 22 | June 12 | July 17 | August 14 | September 11 | October 2

10am – 5pm Rain or Shine

Park Avenue, Downtown Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock Art in the Park begins its sixth decade in 2021! Enjoy arts and crafts from award-winning and acclaimed artisans. Artists are jury-selected and each show features a different set of artists, curated to present a wide variety of mediums. Find gifts and works for personal collections, functional beauties like furniture and cutlery, and wearable art like handcrafted jewelry and textiles. Artists’ tents line Park Avenue right in downtown Blowing Rock so attendees can enjoy proximity to other shopping, as well as dining options and local parks. Make a weekend of it, and stay for the outdoor Concert in the Park that follows each Art in the Park on Sundays!

Scroll to the bottom of this page for the June 12 artist roster!

Location: Artists tents extend along Park Avenue, from Main Street to Wallingford Street. For mapping, use 132 Park Avenue, Blowing Rock, NC 28605.
Free Shuttle for Parking:
Take the Art in the Park Shuttle and save the time & effort looking for a downtown parking space. The free shuttle runs from plentiful free parking at Tanger Shoppes on the Parkway right to the Art in the Park entrance. The shuttle has the same hours as the show: 10am to 5pm. It’s only a few minutes ride and the shuttle runs continuously. Look for the red trolley!
Other Parking: Free parking is also available in the Maple Street lot and in the parking decks on Wallingford St. and at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum. Some lots, like Rumple Church and Blowing Rock School, charge a small charity fee for parking.

Don’t Miss: A free Concert in the Park is paired with each show, presented each Sunday following Art in the Park. Click here for the performance schedule!

COVID-19 Precautions- What you need to know about attending the June Art in the Park show:

  • Masks are not required for this outdoor event, but masks are currently recommended for unvaccinated people and for all people in large or crowded venues.
  • Artists will sanitize booth surface area periodically.
  • There will be stanchions dividing the street allowing for one-way walk paths.
  • Seniors and more vulnerable patrons are encouraged to shop from 9-11am and after 3:00 pm.

Art in the Park will be open to the public from 10am-5pm on Park Ave in downtown Blowing Rock. The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce is grateful for the leadership and guidance from AppHealthCare and NCDHHS regarding the COVID-19 response and this 60-year tradition.

For general information about COVID-19 precautions and restrictions in Blowing Rock, click here.


Art in the Park tents
Art in the Park tents
jewelry at art in the park

More about Art in the Park:

Art in the Park was created in 1962 by a handful of area artists and craftspeople to showcase local talent. Today, Art in the Park is host to dozens of fine art and craft vendors at each show. Some of the best local and regional artists and craftspeople showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more.

Art in the Park’s high standards and professional jury attract artisans from all over the Southeast to exhibit in a series of six shows, May through October. The quality of work exhibited draws thousands to the area each month.

Art in the Park is planned and administered by the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber takes pride in working to support and showcase top talent over a variety of mediums at each show. The town and area businesses are enthusiastic and participate with Art in the Park, and the public eagerly anticipates each season.
Call 828-295-7851 or contact art@blowingrock.com for questions or information regarding Art in the Park.

jewelry at art in the park
Art in the Park tents
Art in the Park tents

Booth Number, Artist, Medium:
1 Andy Costine, Wood
3 David Ross, Clay
5 Daniel Jones, Leather
7 Michael Kaal, Photography
9 Terry Ratchford, 2D Mixed Media
11 Kimberly Tufts, Glass
13 Lane Mackenzie, Metal
15 Kathleen Dautel ,Jewelry
16 Julia Dressler, Photography
17 Stephen Baranyi, Wood
19 Ben Davies, Metal
21 Ginnie Parrish, 3D Mixed Media
22 Kyle Keeler, Glass
23 Erin Kaleel, Leather
25 Andy Smith, Clay
27 Stacy Redmon, Photography
29 Lynn Burcher, Jewelry
31 Eunice Hatley, Basketry
33 Scottie Fox, Clay
35 Chris Boone, Wood
38 Mark Shrum, Metal
40 Cale Williams, Clay
42 Robert Flowers, Painting
44 Debora Mauser. Jewelry
46 Leigh Ann Agee, 2D Mixed Media
47 Leigh Ann Agee, 2D Mixed Media
48 Ricardo Ramirez, Wood
50 Lealon McLeod, Drawing
52 Michael Kaal, Photography
54 Rosalyn Sharpe, Jewelry
55 Courtney Tomchik, Sculpture
56 Sam McDowell, Wood
58 Paul Ray, Clay
60 Jeff Pittman, Painting
61 Ralph Mellow ,Clay
63 Debi Dwyer, Glass
65 Eric Moore, 3D Mixed Media
67 Gena Vandyke, Clay
69 Breece Bryan, Jewelry
70 Phil DeCarlo ,Wood
71 Mary Jarrett, Fiber
73 Galo Arias, Jewelry
74 David Roswell, Clay
75 Michael Costello, Sculpture
77 Thomas Wooten, Metal
83 Mollie Keel ,Fiber
85 Robin Weirnrich, Jewelry
86 Tommy Hawkins, 2D Mixed Media
90 Brent McGuirt, Photography
91 Melanie Heinrich, 3D Mixed Media
93 Paul Lyons, Jewelry
M Marcus Thomas, Painting