Downtown Boone Art Crawl Friday

Article Published: Mar. 4, 2010 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
Downtown Boone Art Crawl Friday

Laughing Ladies by Connie Cox at the Jones House's Open Door Gallery.

Photo by Frank Ruggiero

Snow's not the only thing in abundance.

This Friday's Downtown Boone Art Crawl will feature a trove of local artwork set to warm the body and soul.

Hosted every first Friday of the month, Boone's art crawls see area galleries and businesses open their doors in celebration of art, community and a combination of the two, oftentimes served alongside refreshments.

Green Mother Goods, 116 W. King St.,will feature local folksinger Susan Pepper performing regional songs both traditional and original. The event runs from 6 to 8 p.m., and Green Mother will offer free coffee and hot apple cider.

beansTalk, 352 W. King St., will feature pen and ink artwork by Heather Dizoky.

Appalachian State University's Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, 423 W. King St., will open its 2010 spring exhibitions from 7 to 9 p.m., including the Appalachian Faculty Biennial, JinBao Han, the seventh annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition, Syntax: 'sin-,taks, and Barbara Yale-Read.

JinBao and the Applachian Faculty Biennial are on display through March 20 in the Mayer Gallery and Gallery B, west wing, and the Catherine J. Smith Gallery (Farthing Auditorium) and Gallery A, west wing, respectively.

Capone's Untouchable Pizza, 454 W. King St., offers free breadsticks with the purchase of a large specialty pizza (dine-in only).

Starting at 6 p.m., it's spring for the evening at Gladiola Girls, 549 W. King St., with a Hawaiian inspired celebration. Visitors will receive a lei embedded with a special discount valid during Art Crawl hours only. Simply follow the tiki torches, and a Hawaiian beverage will be waiting.

Doe Ridge Pottery, 585 W. King St., will feature artist and gallery owner Bob Meier creating his latest line.

The Jones House Community Center, 604 W. King St., is opening the gallery doors for its March exhibits, featuring the paintings of Craig Franz in the downstairs Mazie Jones Gallery and the pottery of Mud on the Mountain, comprised of Kate Colclaser, Barbara Scarborough, Nancy Graham, Patti Carmen, June Kay and Connie Cox, in the upstairs Open Door Gallery.

Mast General Store, 630 W. King St., will stay open late, serving food samples to hungry crawlers.

The Nth Degree Gallery, 683 W. King St., will showcase tART: Trash Art by mother and daughter artists Elaine and Ellen Gwin. This marks Ellen's sixth exhibition in the High Country, her mother's first in more than a decade, and their first show together, using recycled materials and unconventional presentation.

Lucky Penny, 693 W. King St., invites crawlers to dine on "Food Art," including cupcakes and desserts from E&H Designs.

The Collective on Depot, adjacent to Black Cat Burrito, 127 S. Depot St., will open its doors, with artists showcasing their latest works in progress.

Char, 179 Howard St., will kick off the Art Crawl early for those not willing to wait, featuring buy-one-get-one-free appetizers from 3 to 6 p.m.

Vidalia, 831 W. King St., is hosting a vino and amuse bouches special, offering red and white wine for $5 a glass, paired with a free sample appetizer.

Antiques on Howard, 199 Howard St., will serve wine and hors d'oeuvres.

ArtWalk, 611 W. King St., featuring a new line of jewelry by Anju, a resident of Atlanta, Ga., but native to Rajasthan, India.

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

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