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Exhibit: HIGHLIGHTS – Selections from BRAHM’s Permanent Collection

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

BRAHM stewards a growing Permanent Collection of over 800 objects. Museums build collections for a variety of reasons: preserving artworks and other objects of historical importance for future generations; cataloging, documenting, and researching said objects; and displaying and interpreting the collection for the public through exhibitions, publications, and other educational programs.

Free Entry

Exhibit: Pulp & Bind – Paper & Book in Southern Appalachia at BRAHM

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

Pulp & Bind brings together 18 artists working across the diffuse region of Southern Appalachia who are deeply engaged with the mediums of paper and book as a form and a concept.

FREE
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Mindfulness & Meditation at BRAHM

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

Make time for yourself on Wednesday evenings for a weekly mindfulness and meditation Group. The gatherings will explore meditation, mindfulness and consciousness. Combining years of meditation practice experience with his lifelong passion of living in service to others, Eric DeVere will be guiding the weekly meditation group.

Registration Required
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Jazz Nights – Tuesdays at Timberlake’s

Timberlake's Restaurant at Chetola Resort 185 Chetola Lake Dr, Blowing Rock, NC

Head over to Timberlake's at Chetola Resort on Tuesday nights for Jazz Nights. Enjoy the smooth tones of Jazz while having a delicious meal.

Meet the Author: Terah Shelton Harris at Blowing Rock Community Library

Blowing Rock Community Library 1022 Main St., Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Bestselling Author Terah Shelton Harris presents her latest novel, Long After We Are Gone. Harris is the acclaimed Target Book Club pick and Goodreads Choice Award nominee for One Summer in Savannah.

Free

The House that Moses and Bertha Cone Built at BRAHM

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

Join App State’s Dr. Neva J. Specht for an in-depth look at the iconic Beaux-Arts Cone estate (known originally as Flat Top Manor) near Blowing Rock.

Free
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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

Cork & Canvas: Vincent Van Gogh’s Wheatfield with Crows at BRAHM

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

Learn to paint in a relaxed atmosphere, inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s “Wheatfield with Crows.” Each participant goes home with a finished work of art.

$50

Rocket Run: Bubble & Fun Run at Davant Field

Davant Field & Rotary Pavilion 245 Clark St., Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Blowing Rock School is hosting a new annual event with its first-ever Rocket Run on May 24, 2024 from 3 to 6pm at Davant Field. As a start to the summer, the fun-run style event will include a bubble run, food trucks, music, games, bounce houses, a photo booth and more.

Free Entry
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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
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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

Skip Sickler at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

Photography has been a natural companion to Skip’s love of nature. It’s been over 50 years since Skip received his first 35 mm camera.

Free Entry

Morgan McCarver at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

Morgan works in porcelain to create beautiful delicate and intricate functional and decorative art. Come enjoy Morgan’s work from May 27 through June 2 at Edgewood  Cottage in Blowing Rock.  

Free Entry

Memorial Day Ceremony at Boone Mall

Boone Mall 1180 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC

The High Country Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will conduct the 16th Annual Memorial Day Commemoration at the Boone Mall.

Free

Behind the Scenes: Curating the Blowing Rock Nightlife Exhibit at BRAHM

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

Have you ever wondered what goes into creating a history exhibit? Join public historian and curator, Ashlee Lanier, as she delves into the work that goes into creating exhibits like "You Had To Be There: Nightlife in Blowing Rock."

$8

Studio Workshop: MatchBOOKS at BRAHM

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

Learn to create your own “matchbook” artist notebook. Each participant goes home with a finished work of art. All materials, including paper, scissors, glue and aprons, are provided. A trained instructor will lead you step-by-step.

$50

Mipso at The Appalachian Theatre

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

Mipso formed in 2012 as an excuse to play together between classes in Chapel Hill.

$26

Zoe & Cloyd and The Foreign Landers at The Appalachian Theatre

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

The innovative “klezgrass” music of Zoe & Cloyd springs from the rich traditions and complementary styles of fiddler/vocalist Natalya Zoe Weinstein and multi-instrumentalist/vocalist John Cloyd Miller.

$28
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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

Children’s Story Time at Blowing Rock Community Library

Blowing Rock Community Library 1022 Main St., Blowing Rock, NC, United States

11:00 -12:00  Children's Storytime at the library.  For more information please visit the library's website, www.blowingrocklibrary.com

Free

Waitsel Smith at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

Waitsel is a visual artist living in Lenoir with almost 50 years’ experience painting the people and places of North Carolina. Working in oil and watercolor, he is considered a master landscape, portrait, and figure painter.

Free Entry

Kathryn Regel at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

A unique combination of colored pencil drawing and collage, Kathryn is inspired by old photos and genealogy.  Her latest work incorporates graphite pencil and collage and is based on old Savannah houses that can be intriguing, unsettling and comforting all at the same time.

Free Entry

Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show- Saddlebred

Broyhill Equestrian Preserve 1500 Laurel Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

The Saddlebred classes are loaded with chrome and flash. The atmosphere at a Saddlebred show is electric, with teams shouting encouragement and rooting for their favorites.

$10

Jan Karon’s Mitford Museum Discussion at BRAHM

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

In 2021, #1 NYTimes bestselling author Jan Karon launched a nonprofit museum in her hometown of Hudson, NC, with a mission to advance the common good through literacy, creativity, and community.

$8
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Tweetsie Railroad: Day Out With Thomas

Tweetsie Railroad 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

'Pop' on board a train ride adventure with Thomas the Tank Engine! The Day Out With Thomas: Bubble Tour is heading to Tweetsie Railroad this June. Enjoy one ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, bubble-themed activities, and a full day at Tweetsie Railroad!

Nature Photography Weekend at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

This popular shutterbug weekend includes presentations from top nature photographers, hands-on field courses, a friendly contest and the rare opportunity to photograph the mountain’s spectacular scenery and native animals before and after regular business hours.

$115 – $140

Scatting: From Ella Fitzgerald to Jazzmeia Horn at BRAHM

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

Todd Wright, Appalachian State University Jazz Area Coordinator, will take us on a musical journey all about scatting or scat singing. In scat singing, the singer improvises melodies and rhythms using the voice solely as an instrument rather than a speaking medium.

$8

Brubeck Brother’s Quartet at The Appalachian Theatre

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

Chris and Dan Brubeck have been making music together practically all their lives.  Drummer Dan and bassist, trombonist, and composer Chris cut their first record together in 1966—nearly a half century ago.

$38

Studio Saturdays: Basquiat Mixed-Media Portraits at BRAHM

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

Youth aged 12-18 are invited to join us at BRAHM every second Saturday from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm this winter and spring for directed studio time inspired by famous artists.

Registration Required

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

Jazzmeia Horn at The Appalachian Theatre

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

Ms. Horn graduated from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, which was attended by other great artists such as Roy Hargrove, Norah Jones, and Erykah Badu. In 2009, she enrolled at The School of Jazz at The New School in New York City.

$42

ZIAD at The Appalachian Theatre

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

Tenor saxophonist based in Charlotte, NC has recorded with national artists including, The Godfather of Soul James Brown, Gospel Music Hall of Fame Recording Artist "John P. Kee"​, Chart Topping Gospel Recording Artist "Donald Lawrence and the Tri– City Singers"​, Giant Warner Recording Artists "Company"​, the "Impressions" and many more. 

$25

Alla Prima Portraits, using the Zorn Palette at BRAHM

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

Three-day intensive workshop painting from life using Anders Zorn’s limited palette. Painting from the live model, using White, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red Medium and Ivory Black.

$399

Animal Birthday Party at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Head to Grandfather to celebrate the birthdays of our resident animals with games, contests, crafts and surprises. The park’s wildlife habitat staff hosts a fun-filled afternoon for guests, as well as programs to celebrate the park’s furry and feathered inhabitants.

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Grandfather by Night: Adventurous Edition

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

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

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

Pat Cheshire at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

Pat is a photographer who loves the out-of-doors and is passionate about preserving history through pictures.  Pat’s interest in photography started in high school and eventually he developed and printed his own work. 

Free Entry

Amalia Yosefa at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

Like so many of us, Amalia is inspired by the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. However, Amalia translates that inspiration into beautiful oil, acrylic and watercolor art, calling upon her lifelong passion for the subtleties of light and nature.

Free Entry

BRAHM 2024 Summer Luncheon with Susanna Salk

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

Save the date! BRAHM's Summer Luncheon is set for June 21st, 2024 with guest speaker Susanna Salk. A renowned design author, Salk also hosts an acclaimed video series, "At Home With" via her Youtube channel. 

$125.00

9th Annual Ducky Regatta

Casting Bread Pantry 194 Aho Rd., Blowing Rock, NC, United States

Casting Bread Food Pantry and Cafe is hosting their annual Ducky Regatta. With bounce houses, face painting, local vendors, and a Duckling Race down the New River, it's fun for the whole family!

$5 – $6

Theresa Gloster at Artists in Residence – Edgewood Cottage

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

Theresa is a storyteller. She tells stories of her childhood and of the world around her using oil and acrylic on canvas, tin, and even once an ironing board.

Free Entry