Museums, Galleries and Performing Arts

Appalachain Summer Festival 2020-Cancelled

An Appalachian Summer Festival is a multi- and inter-disciplinary arts festival presenting and producing programs in music, theatre, dance, film and visual arts. The festival will forge a unique national identity through artistic excellence, innovative programming, commissioning new works, and educational opportunities. By bringing the most accomplished and respected creative…
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Sunday Concert in the Park 2022

Hemlock Inn is located downtown Blowing Rock one block from the museum. Hemlock Inn offers Blowing Rock lodging for the Blowing Rock attraction and other festivals and events. Check out Blowing Rock accommodations and the specials that we have going on right now on Blowing Rock lodging and Blowing Rock…
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Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

The Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts is a 1,684-seat multi-use auditorium located on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. The Center features orchestra and balcony level seating and a proscenium stage. The Schaefer Center is also home to the Catherine J. Smith Gallery.   To…
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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 2020- Cancelled

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 – Cancelled for 2020

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.