Art Crawl makes 2011 debut!
Hosted every first Friday of the month, Boone's art crawls see area galleries and businesses open their doors in celebration of local artistry.
Art of Oil, 222 Howard St., a tasting gallery for gourmet olive oils and balsamic vinegars, will have a wine tasting with dessert from 5 to 9 p.m.
Nth Gallery, 683 W. King St., will take January's Art Crawl off, but will be back in February. Nth is still taking applications for shows for 2011 and invites the public to its meetings Monday nights at 8 p.m. to learn more.
The Jones House Community Center, 604 W. King St., features some of Watauga County's finest. Its Mazie Jones Gallery will showcase art from the art teachers of Watauga County Schools. Think pencil, paint, fibers, clay, collage and other media. A reception happens at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments.
Art Walk, 611 W. King St., features the work of Lincolnton wood turner David Fisher. Think candle sticks, wine coasters, wine stoppers and a variety of bowls. Check it out on the main level of ArtWalk.
Doe Ridge Pottery, 585 W. King St., features owner Bob Meier throwing pots. Expect refreshments.
Char, 179 S. Howard St., features two for one appetizers Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Additionally, check out the $5 per glass house wine.
Anna Banana's, 641 W. King St., offers the opportunity to warm up someone else's winter chill. Bring a warm item of clothing to donate to OASIS, and you'll earn a 15-percent discount off any purchase. Expect wine and appetizers from Char.
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, 423 W. King Street, hosts two exhibitions: "In the Void" but sculptor David Meyer and "The Hemlocks! The Hemlocks!: Grief and Celebration" by Lowell Hayes.
The Downtown Boone Art Crawl lasts from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., though shops typically close at 7:30 p.m. The monthly event is sponsored by the Downtown Boone Development Association Public Art Program. For more information, call (828) 262-4532 or visit http://www.boone-nc.org.
Other regularly participating galleries and businesses include beansTalk, the Nth Gallery, Boone Saloon, Capone's Untouchable Pizza, Gladiola Girls, Mast General Store, Macado's, The Collective on Depot, the Downtown Boone Post Office, Green Mother Goods, Cafe Portofino, Vidalia, Hands Gallery, Downtown Boone Development Association, Boone Drug, Cha Da Thai, Ink Link Tattoos, Our Daily Bread, Earth Fare, Bead Box & Grateful Grounds, Black Cat Burrito, Footsloggers, Jungle Boogie, Harmon's Dixie Pride, Paolucci's Italian Bar and Grill, Koncepts Hookah Lounge, the Shoppes at Farmers Hardware, Shear Shakti, MC Adams Clothier, Open Door, Modern Rustic, Play it Again Sports, Looking Glass Gallery, Fat Cats Music & Video, and The GreenHouse.