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Exhibit: Two Headed Diver at BRAHM

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

Two Headed Diver: Lynne Hobaica and Rickie Barnett is an exhibition in three entangled parts, featuring the individual yet mutually-informed studio practices of Lynne Hobaica, Rickie Barnett, and their collaborative work under the moniker “Two Headed Diver.”

Free Entry

Gina Marrale at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

Gina’s watercolor and acrylics work is filled with color and joy.  A self-proclaimed colorist, Gina is drawn to old barns, churches, trucks and sees them through a joyful and colorful lens.

Free Entry
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Monday Night Concert Series in Broyhill Park

Broyhill Park 173 Lakeside Drive, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

The first concert of the series is held on July 1, 2024 and runs through July 29, 2024. The concerts are located at 173 Lakeside Dr. Blowing Rock, NC 28605 and are set up in the gazebo at Broyhill Park.

Free

Artist Showcase Series: TCVA Faculty Biennial at The Turchin Center

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts 423 West King St, Boone, NC, United States

As we celebrate AASF’s 40th anniversary, this series will offer behind-the-scenes discussions with artists from the music, dance, and visual arts worlds that center around a common theme of legacy and longevity.

Free

Perfect Days Movie at The Schaefer Center

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC, United States

Hirayama is content with his life as a toilet cleaner in Tokyo. Outside of his structured routine he cherishes music on cassette tapes, books, and taking photos of trees.

$10
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Blowing Rock Farmers Market

Blowing Rock Antiques 379 Sunset Dr., Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Blowing Rock Farmers Market is back! Thursdays from May 16 through October 2024 from 2-6 PM. The ever beloved flower bouquets will be back along with many new vendors!

Free Entry

Bell-Denk-Isserlis Trio at The Schaefer Center

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC, United States

Hailed as a “dream team of performers” (Strings Magazine), violinist Joshua Bell, cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Jeremy Denk will come together to offer an unparalleled evening of Fauré chamber music.

$35 – $55
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Music on the Lawn at the Inn at Ragged Gardens

Inn At Ragged Gardens 203 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock, NC

“Music on the Lawn” at The Inn at Ragged Gardens has become a much beloved outdoor concert series. Held each Friday from May through September (weather permitting), the event draws locals and visitors alike.

Free Entry

Fred’s Roubaix Ride with Rhoddie Bicycle Outfitters

We will roll at 9am on Saturday, July 20th from the Valle Crucis Community Park, 2892 Broadstone Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604. Parking is $5 and you can pay at the donation boxes located around the park.

Free

Contra Dance at the American Legion Hall

American Legion Hall Wallingford Street, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

No partner or experience required. Wear comfortable, low heeled shoes and dress in layers. New dancers are always welcome. We have a New Dancers’ Workshop before each dance.

$8 – $10

Susan March Payne at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

Susan’s distinctive fiber works combine landscape painting with quilt construction to create functional modern quilts as well as decorative art quilts and wall hangings.

Free Entry

Lonnie Webster at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

Whether it’s the beautiful places he has traveled to, or right here at home in western North Carolina, Lonnie has captured amazing vistas, wonderful architecture and distinctive faces across the world. 

Free Entry

Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show Hunter/Jumper I

Broyhill Equestrian Preserve 1500 Laurel Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Competitors clear the course in several Classics and Jumper Divisions! Bring cash for entry and vendors.

$10

Paul Taylor Dance Company at The Schaefer Center

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC, United States

The Paul Taylor Dance Company is one of the most famous modern dance ensembles and has been innovating and transforming modern dance since 1954. Founder Paul Taylor (1930-2018) created 147 dances that cover a broad range of topics, themes, and moods.

$25 – $45

Richard Louv at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Richard Louv is a journalist and author of 10 books, including “Our Wild Calling: How Connecting with Animals Can Transform Our Lives – and Save Theirs,” “Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder” and “The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age.”

$25 – $60

Blowing Rock Tour of Homes

St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church 140 Chestnut Drive, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Save the Date! Tour Blowing Rock's most notable homes and gardens! 

High Country Talent Jamboree

Lees-McRae College 191 Main Street, Banner Elk, NC

One night only! After the big success of last year’s debut of a variety show, the new High Country Talent Jamboree on July 26 will highlight some of the many special aspects of life in the North Carolina mountains, featuring the best music, dancing, comedy, and patriotic songs of Southern Appalachia.

$13 – $28

Brad Paisley at Kidd Brewer Stadium

Kidd Brewer Stadium 733 Rivers Street, Boone, NC, United States

Brad Paisley has earned his place in country music history as one of the genre’s most talented and decorated male solo artists. For more than 20 years, his songwriting and unmatched showmanship have won him numerous awards.

$40 – $125

Jack Hamrick at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

As a local artist, Jack enjoys capturing the rare beauty of Appalachia, often right outside his cabin door.  His favorite paintings are brightly pigmented landscapes filled with the light and character of places he frequents. 

Free Entry

JoAnn Pippin at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

JoAnn knows watercolor. She’s been enthusiastically painting watercolors for over 25 years. Her major inspiration comes from scenes she’s photographed during many trips across the US.

Free Entry

Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show Hunter/Jumper II

Broyhill Equestrian Preserve 1500 Laurel Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Competitors clear the course in several Classics and Jumper Divisions! Bring cash for entry and vendors! 

$10

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Grandfather by Night – Less Adventurous Edition

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Explore Grandfather Mountain afterhours with your own personal guides! You’ll discover some of the park’s nighttime wonders, while stopping at its most significant sites.

$50

Blue Ridge Fiber Guild at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

The Blue Ridge Fiber Guild is a multi-talented group of High County residents who share an interest in fiber arts.  Each member specializes in using fibers to produce original functional and decorative artworks.

Free Entry

Alysa Cantor at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

Alysa primarily works in clay to produce decorative and functional pottery.  She has added a series of shadow boxes as form, with both clay and encaustic (hot liquid wax) as primary media to expand her work.

Free Entry
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Summer Music Series: Music in the Park 2024

Broyhill Park 173 Lakeside Drive, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Head over to Broyhill Park (173 Lakeside Dr.) for a free concert! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the sounds of local artists in a serene setting. 5-7 pm

Free
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Riders in the Sky at Tweetsie Railroad

Tweetsie Railroad 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Come hear America's favorite Cowboys, as this Grammy Award-winning quartet sing and entertain audiences "the Cowboy Way." Performances at Noon and 3:00 p.m.

Scott Ballard at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

Scott believes in original art. Ideally, everyone would have access to such art in and for their homes. The landscape of the High Country is a wonderful muse.

Free Entry

Randi Robeson at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

Randi’s love of horticulture and botany has informed her still life paintings and in oil painting, she found the medium to capture all the things she loves.

Free Entry

Art in the Park

Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce 132 Park Ave, Blowing Rock NC, NC, United States

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. Website

Free Entry

Concert in the Park: Alair Summer Concert Series

Memorial Park 1036 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC

Mark your calendars for the 2024 Alair Homes High Country Summer Concert Series! Hosted in Downtown Blowing Rock at Memorial Park, this year’s concert series is a food drive for @HungerHealthCoalition’s A Simple Gesture Program.

FREE

Brad Gates at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

Brad is a self-taught pointillist artist who is a full-time High-Country resident. Pointillism is an art form where thousands of small brushstrokes or pen marks present composed images when viewed from afar.

Free Entry

Lee Harper at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

Lee has been a painter almost as long as she’s been a dancer. Lee’s oil paintings reflect “dancing on the canvas” and are full of motion and heavily pigmented color, brimming with vibrant energy. 

Free Entry

Plein Air Festival

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

The Blowing Rock Plein Air Festival is a four-day, open enrollment plein air painting event. It takes place in the beautiful mountainous area surrounding the town of Blowing Rock in western North Carolina, from Tuesday, August 20th, to Saturday, August 24th, 2024. 

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Carolina Comedy Magic Parlor at Chetola Resort

Chetola Resort 185 Chetola Lake Dr, Blowing Rock, NC

An Evening of Laughter and Intimate Magic Entertainment with Lyndy Phillips The Carolina Comedy Magic Parlor is not just a 75 minute magic show; it's an immersive experience that engages all the senses.

$25

Jim Magruder at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

im captures unique and engaging images of the landscape, culture, and people of our region. He scours mountains, woods and towns hunting for scenes that reveal the beauty, wonder and sometimes the pathos of the area and its inhabitants.

Free Entry

Sue Wilders at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

Sue paints what she knows and what she sees but very much considers herself a work in progress. Sue studied Japanese and Chinese art for five years and was artist in residence for 17 years at the Morikami Japanese Museum in Delray Beach Florida.

Free Entry

Hawk Watch at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

All throughout September, guests are invited to join the mountain’s naturalists as they count and celebrate the annual spectacle of fall raptor migration.

Lucas Hundley at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

Function, beauty, feeling and fun drive Lucas’s work.   His hope is that the energy he invests in every piece flows to the users and enriches their lives. 

Free Entry

Crystal Hurt at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

Crystal is a watercolor artist from the mountains of North Carolina. Crystal fills/paints her “shadowboxes” and other paintings with small commonplace living things, particularly those provided by an incredibly diverse Blue Ridge Mountains environment.

Free Entry

Junior Naturalist Day at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Junior Naturalist Program activities throughout the day will be provided specifically for children ages 5-12, but all ages are welcome!

Art in the Park

Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce 132 Park Ave, Blowing Rock NC, NC, United States

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

Concert in the Park: Alair Summer Concert Series

Memorial Park 1036 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC

Mark your calendars for the 2024 Alair Homes High Country Summer Concert Series! Hosted in Downtown Blowing Rock at Memorial Park, this year’s concert series is a food drive for @HungerHealthCoalition’s A Simple Gesture Program.

FREE