wood carving, woodwork pieces

2022 Dates: May 21 | June 11 | July 16 | August 13 | September 10 | October 1

10am – 5pm Rain or Shine

Park Avenue, Downtown Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock Art in the Park celebrates six decades of shows! 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!

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!



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

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

  • 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.