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Exhibit: Jagged Path: the African Diaspora in Western North Carolina in Craft, Music, and Dance

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Presented in the Fort Gallery at Blowing Rock Art & History Musem. This exhibit will illuminate the obscured history of African contributions to craft, music, and dance in Western North Carolina. Drawing connections from the 17th through 21st centuries, the Jagged Path will demonstrate how African traditions that survived the Middle Passage have helped create […]

Free admission

Exhibit: Uncommon Volumes: Sculptural Selections from Studio Glass in the Region

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

This exhibition draws together more recent works from the past 30 years that illustrate continued experimentation in sculptural glass. Ranging from the decidedly abstract to figural studies, these examples constitute only a small cross-section of the varied strategies deployed by artists as they continue to push and shape the medium to meet the needs of their own studio practices.

Free Entry

Exhibit: Coast to Coast: Contrasts & Shared Values Across American Impressionism

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Presented in the Rankin West Gallery at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum

Coast to Coast draws connections across impressionist painting as it was practiced on opposite sides of America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, focusing on the artists who made the journey—some permanently and some temporarily—and how the relationships that emerged between them led to a dynamic and often divergent approach to plein-air painting.

Free Admission

Exhibit: Earth & Fowl: Ceramic Poultry

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

The ceramic objects found in this exhibition are obviously of a kind. Birds have long been a common subject for sculptural objects meant for the home. In particular, domestic poultry—ducks, geese, guineas, pigeons, and turkeys, with chickens chief among them—are animals that have been deeply integrated into our visual culture.

Free

BRAHM: Lush and Vivid Paintings in Water-based Mediums

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Discover the process of creating expressive and loose artwork in your choice of watercolor or acrylic media. Gain confidence in painting any subject- from landscapes to portraits and figures - capturing mood, atmosphere and feeling in a bold and impressionist style.

$159 – $189

Buskers Fest in Boone

Downtown Boone King Street, Boone, NC

The Watauga Arts Council is partnering with the Downtown Boone Development Association and the Jones House to present a First Friday Art Crawl like no other!

Head over to Downtown Boone to experience the arts in action as you walk the streets visiting the galleries, shops, and restaurants. 

Artists, musicians, and performers will be on the streets from Turchin Center all the way down King Street. Explore the galleries and shops of downtown Boone and enjoy a rich experience along the way.

Free Entry

Mast Store Americana Music Series at App Theatre

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country 559 West King Street, Boone

The Tommy Emmanuel concert is part of the recently-announced Mast Store Americana Music Series on the Doc Watson Stage of the Appalachian Theatre. This series is intended to be an ongoing, year-round program of artists and events celebrating the genre unique to our country. The ”C.G.P.” after Emmanuel’s name stands for “Certified Guitar Player.” This […]

$44
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Public Guided Tour at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Mueseum Chestnut Street, Blowing Rock, NC

BRAHM's free guided tours for the public are the best way to learn more about the artworks currently on view at the museum. Tours are led by docents, a team of dedicated volunteers who have studied BRAHM's exhibitions and are trained to give tours to any and all museum visitors. Docents are the ambassadors to […]

Free

Festival of the Frescoes

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church 120 Glendale School Rd., Glendale Springs, NC

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church - Home of Ben Long's fresco, The Last Supper Children's activities, vendors, silent auction, music, Granny's Attic, Bakery Booth, Arts & Crafts For more info call: (336) 982-3076  

Valle Country Fair

Valle Fair Grounds NC 194, Valle Crucis, NC

The annual Valle Country Fair is a sure favorite among locals and visitors. Local food and crafts fill the space, while musicians and demonstrators entertain all day. Admission is free, but bring cash for parking and easy shopping. Tip: If you plan to attend both Valle Country Fair and Woolly Worm Festival on Saturday, arrive […]

Free admission, fees for parking

BRAHM: Movies at the Museum: Trash Trout Motion Picture Show

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Join BRAHM for an original film by artist Tom Hansell with musician Trevor McKenzie and dancer Julie Shephard-Powell providing the soundtrack in anticipation of the upcoming exhibition Trash Trout Picture Show, which will be on view in the Alexander Community Gallery December 8, 2022 – February, 4, 2023.

$8

Mast Store Americana Music Series at App Theatre

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country 559 West King Street, Boone

Folk legend Pete Seeger said, “John McCutcheon is not only one of the best musicians in the USA, but also a great singer, songwriter, and song leader. And not just incidentally, he is committed to helping hard-working people everywhere to organize and push this world in a better direction.” For over 50 years, “Folk Music’s […]

$25

BRAHM: A Conversation with John Littleton & Kate Vogel

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Join BRAHM for a conversation with the artist team John Littleton and Kate Vogel about their lives, artistic process, and current body of work.

$8

Artisan Market at Tanger

Tanger Outlets 278 Shoppes on the Parkway Rd., Blowing Rock, NC

Take home your own little piece of Blowing Rock from Tanger's new Handcrafted Art Walk at the Shoppes on the Parkway, a local artisan market held the first Friday and Saturday of the month. Located in the central courtyard surrounded by fun games, fire pit and lawn, Tanger's Handcrafted Art Walk will feature several of […]

Free

Cork & Canvas: Mary Bradish Titcomb’s “Monterey Cyprus Coastal”

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Join BRAHM as they paint inspired by Mary Bradish Titcomb's "Monterey Cyprus Coastal" in a relaxed atmosphere.

Each participant goes home with a finished work of art inspired by a famous work. All materials, including canvasses, acrylic paint, brushes, and aprons, are provided. Our trained instructor will lead you step by step.

$45 – $50

BRAHM: Life and Times of Louis Armstrong

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Join App State’s Todd Wright for an exciting examination of Louis Armstrong — famed trumpeter and vocalist and one of the most influential figures in jazz.

Free

Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway at The App Theatre

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country 559 West King Street, Boone

Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway and her brand-new band of bluegrass virtuosos featuring mandolinist Dominick Leslie, banjoist Kyle Tuttle, fiddle player Bronwyn Keith Hynes, and bassist Shelby Means, are touring the United States in 2022 in support of Tuttle’s forthcoming Nonesuch Records debut.

$30

Jim Lauderdale at The App Theatre

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country 559 West King Street, Boone

At any given time, you’re likely to find Jim Lauderdale making music, whether he’s laying down a new track in the studio or working through a spontaneous melody at his home in Nashville. And if he’s not actively crafting new music, he’s certainly thinking about it.

$20 – $25

Black Friday Weekend at Tanger

Tanger Outlet Courtyard 278 Shoppes on the Parkway Road, Blowing Rock, NC

WEATHER PERMITTING Enjoy live music, Artisan Market, Mookie’s Kettle Korn, Sidewalk Sales, Chalk Art, Courtyard Games and more as Tanger Outlets Blowing Rock celebrates style, savings, and the beginning of the season with Black Friday Weekend! Join in Friday November, 25th through Sunday November 27th from 11 AM – 4 PM. The open-air outlet destination […]

Free

Annual Thanksgiving Kiln Opening at Bolick & Traditions Pottery

Traditions Pottery Studio 4443 Bolick Road, Blowing Rock

Always the Saturday after Thanksgiving! Bolick and Traditions Pottery will host their Annual Thanksgiving Wood Kiln Opening on Saturday November 26. The groundhog style wood kiln will be unloaded at 10am on Saturday morning. Guests are encourage to be present at that time to watch the items being taken from the kiln and then make […]

FREE

Art in the Park

Downtown Blowing Rock 132 Park Avenue, Blowing Rock, NC

Art in the Park hosts some of the best local and regional artists! Craftspeople showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more in this juried show.

Free Entry

Art in the Park

Downtown Blowing Rock 132 Park Avenue, Blowing Rock, NC

Art in the Park hosts some of the best local and regional artists! Craftspeople showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more in this juried show.

Free Entry

BRAHM: 2023 Summer Luncheon

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

BRAHM's annual Summer Luncheon will take place on Friday, June 23, 2023. Save the date! More information to follow. 

Art in the Park

Downtown Blowing Rock 132 Park Avenue, Blowing Rock, NC

Art in the Park hosts some of the best local and regional artists! Craftspeople showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more in this juried show.

Free Entry

2023 BRAHM Gala

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

The 2023 BRAHM Gala will take place on Saturday, July 29. More information to follow!

Art in the Park

Downtown Blowing Rock 132 Park Avenue, Blowing Rock, NC

Art in the Park hosts some of the best local and regional artists! Craftspeople showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more in this juried show.

Free Entry

BRAHM: 2023 Wet Paint Sale

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

The 2023 Wet Paint Sale will take place on August 19th. Save the date. More information to follow!

Art in the Park

Downtown Blowing Rock 132 Park Avenue, Blowing Rock, NC

Art in the Park hosts some of the best local and regional artists! Craftspeople showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more in this juried show.

Free Entry

Art in the Park

Downtown Blowing Rock 132 Park Avenue, Blowing Rock, NC

Art in the Park hosts some of the best local and regional artists! Craftspeople showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more in this juried show.

Free Entry