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Sonia de los Santos: En Casa Con Sonia

Online Blowing Rock, NC

Virtual event. Join Sonia from home! Sing along to her beloved songs, learn about the stories that inspire her music, and get to know the work of some of her favorite artists. Available for viewing anytime between Sept. 29, 2021-Oct. 27, 2021. Part of the APPlause! K-12 Performing Arts Series.

Free, registration required.

The Hero in You with Ellis Paul

Online Blowing Rock, NC

Virtual Event: The Hero In You is folk singer Ellis Paul’s 17th album, which has inspired a children’s book with the mission to empower children everywhere and to educate their minds on America’s important influencers. Ellis sings about heroes such as Thomas Edison, Rosa Parks, Woody Guthrie, Rachel Carson, and Jackie Robinson in this 14-song […]

Free, registration required.

Glenis Redmond: Telling Stories Through Poetry

Online Blowing Rock, NC

Virtual event: In Telling Stories, Glenis shares her origin story. She reads poems connected to her Carolina heritage as she uplifts people and places. She also honors teachers who ignited her poetic fire when she was in middle school. In this session, Glenis makes the case that poetry can strengthen a student’s voice. Glenis urges […]

Free, registration required.

Scholars & Scones: Saving the Wild South

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

With her latest work, Saving the Wild South, veteran writer and storyteller Georgann Eubanks takes a leap into the world of botany to bring readers a deeper understanding of both the threats and most promising developments in the protection and restoration of our region's extraordinary biodiversity. Astute readers will find a connection in this new book […]

$8

Artists in Residence Begins

Edgewood Cottage 115 Ginny Stevens Ln., Blowing Rock, NC

Free art shows in Blowing Rock! Daily through Labor Day, new artists every Monday. Meet different High Country artists each week. Buy original art directly from artists- Art for every interest and budget. Located inside Historic Edgewood Cottage on Main St. one block south of Town Tavern.

Free

Personalities in Jazz: A North Carolina Connection

BRAHM 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Join us in celebrating June as African American Music Appreciation Month with a lecture from music historian and professor of Jazz Studies, Todd Wright. The program, Personalities in Jazz: A North Carolina Connection, will focus on the contributions of three genre-defining musicians who all hail from North Carolina: John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Nina Simone. This […]

$8

BRAHM: The Banjo from Africa to Appalachia

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

Image credit: The oldest known banjo, c. 1770-1777, from the Surinamese Creole culture. Owned by an enslaved person and collected by J. G. Stedman in the 1770s. Calabash gourd, sheepskin soundboard, wooden neck. Part of the collection at The Dutch: Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen. The modern banjo is an instrument commonly associated with the Appalachian […]

$8

Crafting with the Guild: Bamboo Native American-Style Flute

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

Create a small bamboo Native American-style flute using hand tools which will be provided. When the flutes are finished, we will spend time learning to play. Flutes have been used by many Tribal Nations as ceremonial and healing tools, with the oldest found wooden flutes being over 7,000 years old. No prior experience is needed […]

$110 – $125

BRAHM: Black and Blue: African Americans and the Blue Ridge Parkway

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

This program will focus on the history of African Americans and the Blue Ridge Parkway, from the landowners who had to sell their land for the parkway to be built, to people that worked on the construction, segregated rest areas, all the way up to today. Our guest speakers include researcher Rebecca Branson Jones, historian […]

$8

Crafting with the Guild: The Joy of Painting on Silk

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

Indulge your creativity while learning the ancient art of silk painting.  Joanna White takes you on an inspired adventure to design your own silk scarf masterpieces.  Perfect for both seasoned fiber artists and those newly discovering their creative self.  No previous experience necessary. Teens and adults welcome. All materials included for students to create 2 […]

$125 – $140

Heritage Day and Wood Kiln Opening

Bolick and Traditions Pottery 4443 Bolick Rd, Lenoir, NC

Annual event at the Bolick & Traditions Pottery studio, about 4 miles south of their gallery shop on Main Street in Blowing Rock. Be present at 10 am to watch them unload the groundhog-style wood kiln. Wood-fired items are highly collectible! Face Jugs, Hand sculpted items, Mugs, Swirl Vases, Candlestick, Teapots & more. Enjoy live […]

free

BRAHM: John Beerman and Liza Roberts in Conversation

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

Join BRAHM for a conversation between artist John Beerman and author and journalist Liza Roberts. Discussing his painting practice and his works currently on view at the museum, this program will illuminate the artist's meditative painting process and his exacting approach to depicting landscapes. An exhibition of Beerman's work, Imminent Perils: To Wonder at Trifles […]

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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

Movies at the Museum – Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture present Resilience

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

After the film, Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture and the NC Association of County Commissioners will hold a panel discussion about the film and the importance of resilience strategies for our communities. Website

$8

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Mystery Hill: Tales at the Hill

Mystery Hill 129 Mystery Hill Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Join us at the Dougherty House at Mystery Hill every Friday for Tales at the Hill! Enjoy Jack Tales and traditional Appalachian stories passed down from generations told by storytellers. Most of these events will feature live music and an actual historian, Professor Carson. Professor Carson and the Storytellers here at Mystery Hill share tales […]

Free with admission