Downtown Boone Art Crawl Friday
The tricks may be gone, but downtown Boone has plenty of treats
The Downtown Boone Art Crawl returns Nov. 6, promising art, entertainment, refreshments and a combination of the three.
Green Mother Goods, 116 W. King St., plays host to local singer-songwriter Sharon Mitchell from 5:30 to 7 p.m. At 7 p.m., the Ancient Moon belly-dancing troupe will perform outdoors, so Green Mother suggests visitors bring chairs and a coat.
At the beansTalk coffeehouse, 352 W. King St., "Rupert Snibb" presents "Farewell to an Idea," a collaborative show of painting and sculptural relief. At 8 p.m., DJ Lee Run and Coffey Street band will play a free show.
Appalachian State University's Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, 423 W. King St. will celebrate the official opening of six exhibitions, from 7 to 9 p.m., featuring live music by The Lucky Strikes.
In Gallery B of the West Wing, ASU alumnus Chris Williams, owner, operator and head designer of Plastic Frame Press in Raleigh, will display screen-printed posters.
In the Mayer Gallery of the West Wing, Olivia "Holly" Pendergast will display large-format paintings inspired by her recent journey to Malawi, Africa, in an exhibit called "African Vailet."
In Gallery A of the West Wing, the traveling Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) exhibition will showcase quilts by fiber artists from the U.S. and abroad.
In the Main Gallery of the East Wing, encaustic artists will display their work in "225 degrees F: Encaustic Encounters." Encaustic painting involves combining heated wax with pigment, and then applying the mixture to a prepared surface, like wood or canvas. Using various tools, the then artists fashion the wax while still warm.
In the Mezzanine Gallery of the East Wing, The Collective on Depot presents "Collective Dialogues: New Work from The Collective on Depot," featuring work from its artists of various media, including Jamie Carroll, Chris Curtin, Travis Donovan, Dan Kaple, Sean Matthews, Virginia Nuckolls, Peter G. Oakley, Uijin Park, Melissa Reaves and Christmas Smith.
In the Catwalk Gallery of the East Wing, "Brush & Palette: Artists Unmasked" showcases work from the Brush & Palette Art Club, a member organization of 36 regional painters and sculptors.
Looking Glass Gallery, 432 W. King St., will stay open late, serving refreshments and live music.
Capone's Untouchable Pizza, 454 W. King St., will offer criminally discounted beer specials and free stuffed breadsticks with any medium or large specialty pizza (dine-in only).
Lucky Penny, 132 Appalachian St., features Michael Mull T-shirts and lithograph prints, along with Another Feather jewelry.
Ink Link Tattoos, 487 W. King St., draws discounts with $15 piercings to those who mention the Art Crawl.
Macado's, 539 W. King St., serves up Guinness pints for $2.75, Guinness mixers for $2.50, house wine by the glass for $1.99 and cinnamon sensations for $3.
Hands Gallery, 543 W. King St., will showcase the work of stained-glass artist Diane Radford of Zionville.
Gladiola Girls, 549 W. King St., will remain open until 9 p.m., displaying the colorful and abstract blend of watercolor and ink work by Dana Starensier. Refreshments will be served, and customers may draw their own discounts of 10 to30 percent off.
The BeadBox and Grateful Grounds, 585-A W. King St., features the paintings of Ren Phillips, while at the neighboring Doe Ridge Pottery, 585-D W. King St., owner and potter Bob Meier will host a demonstration for the creation of a new line of hand-built vases.
ArtWalk, 611 W. King St., will display the acrylic and oil paintings of Alex Reeves, remaining open until 8:30 and serving refreshments.
Mast General Store, 630 W. King St., hosts folk and blues singer Ashley Heath, as well as jewelry artist Amy Metsker.
The Open Door, 703 W. King St., is ajar, inviting crawlers to drop in for live Djembe music, and drums will be available for guests to play along.
Vidalia, 831 W. King St., will offer drink specials, while Reid's Cafe, 142 S. Water St., will stay open late for dinner.
The GreenHouse, 164 S. Depot St., will showcase work by several Western Youth Network participants. Each piece of art will be framed and sold for $15, with all proceeds benefiting WYN.