Museums, Galleries and Performing Arts

ASU Turchin Center

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts presents exhibition, education, and collection programs that support Appalachian State University’s role as a key regional educational, cultural, economic and service resource. The center is the largest facility of its kind in western North Carolina, eastern Tennessee and southwestern Virginia, and is named…
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Mountain Home Music in Blowing Rock 2023

Mountainhome Music’s mission is to celebrate diverse styles of Appalachian performing arts. Mountainhome Music strives to educate and build community through the arts, providing accessible cross-generational experiences.  Mountainhome Music has a different group for every get together.  Most of the playing is at the Blowing Rock School.  The school is…
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Southern Highland Craft Guild Moses Cone

Moses and Bertha Cone built their home here at the turn of the century to have the natural beauty of the mountains at their front door. Today, their grand manor is home to Parkway Craft Center at Moses Cone.  The Parkway Craft Center is part of Southern Highland Craft Guild.  The Parkway Craft…
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Lees-McRae College Performing Arts 2023

On July 17, 1985, Lees-McRae Summer Theatre opened the doors to its first summer production series with I Do! I Do!, The Mousetrap, Coming of Age, Lees-McRae Performing Arts is located in Banner Elk, NC.  They have a large performing summer program.  See the web site for schedule of shows.…
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Crossnore Weavers and Gallery

Crossnore Weavers continues a tradition for The Crossnore School begun by founder Mary Martin Sloop in 1920. “Our aim,” Sloop wrote in an early catalog, “—to keep alive an almost forgotten art; to cherish in the young people of these mountains a reverence for this art; to provide a means…
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The Hemlock Inn has been lovingly owned and operated by the Summers family since 1994.