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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

Exhibit: Alex Hallmark in Four Seasons at BRAHM

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

Alexander Hallmark (1949–2021) was an artist and longtime resident of Blowing Rock. Deeply embedded in this community, his career in the studio, though developed later in life, produced many of the works of public art that serve as visual anchors throughout this village and the wider High Country.

Free Entry

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

Plein Air Painting With Intention at BRAHM

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

Thursday, July 25, Friday, July 26, and Saturday, July 27, 2024

9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Each Day)

This is a 3-day outdoor painting workshop in the beautiful Blowing Rock, North Carolina, area.

$349

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

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

Blowing Rock Women’s Show with Martin House Gallery

American Legion 333 Wallingford Rd, Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Celebrating Women Artists! Presented in partnership with Women's Fund of the Blue Ridge at the Blowing Rock American Legion. There will be music and guests speakers. 
More information TBA - Save the date! 

Free

One Night in Memphis at The Appalachian Theatre

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

Created and directed by John Mueller, One Night in Memphis® is the critically acclaimed tribute to legendary Sun Records recording artists Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley.

$35

Noel Freidline Group with Maria Howell at The Appalachian Theatre

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

Motown Reimagined: Motown had so many hits that one could put together five separate shows of music and still have plenty of songs left over. Join Noel and Maria Howell as they reinterpret and reimagine the music that defined the 60's, the Motown Sound.

$25

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. 

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

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

The Denim Ball

Be sure to mark The Denim Ball on your calendar for Thursday, Sept. 5. This year's annual event will be held at Camp Yonahnoka at the Linville Golf Club. 

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

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