Downtown Boone Art Crawl Friday
Summer is sinking in, slowly but surely, and what better way to celebrate than a stroll through downtown Boone?
Friday ups the scales with the Downtown Boone Art Crawl, an evening of art, dance, music and food.
Hosted every first Friday of the month, Boone's art crawls see area galleries and businesses open their doors in celebration of art and culture.
Green Mother Goods, 116 W. King St., is hosting two local belly dance troupes, Three Graces Entertainment and Ancient Moon. Troupes will be presenting belly dance performances, fire dancing and drumming. Fire dancing starts after dark.
641rpm, 641 West King St., is hosting two acoustic acts, ex-High Country resident Barton Carrol and local musician Michael Pierce.
Mast General Store, 630 W. King St., is hosting hammer dulcimer player Martin Moore.
beansTalk, 352 W. King St., will feature the drawings and paintings of artist Heather Owens.
The Collective on Depot, adjacent to Black Cat Burrito, 127 S. Depot St., will open an exhibition of new work by Collective member Brook Bower. The exhibition, entitled Gathering Effects/Affects, will be featured at the Emergency Exit Gallery from 7 p.m. to midnight and revolves around coastal issues including the documentation of land and culture loss due to changes in the environment, economic concerns and the practice of importing and farming seafood products from other countries. Light refreshments will be served.
Footsloggers, 139 S. Depot St., will be open until 7 p.m. to host professionals from Lost Cove Nature Center. There will be free wilderness exhibitions including demonstrations of fire building and survival skills.
Travel back in time at Harmon's Dixie Pride, 471 West King St., with buy one, get one free "old timey photos." You get to dress up and pose.
Gladiola Girls, 549 W. King St., has acrylic paintings by Katherine Booker and a "draw your own" shopping discount.
Koncepts Hookah Lounge, 809 W. King St., is hosting a band called Four People from 9:30 p.m. to midnight and will be selling ASU student artwork through a partnership with ASU's Art Management Organization.
Appalachian State University's Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, 423 W. King St., will be open until 8 p.m.
ArtWalk, 611 W. King St., will feature an iconic photograph by Kip Place of the most historic moment in Appalachian Football history, the Sept. 1, 2007 victory at the "Big House" in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Doe Ridge Pottery, 585 W. King St., will have refreshments.
Antiques on Howard, 199 Howard St., will serve wine and refreshments and have artists on hand.
Wood burnings will be displayed at the Nth Degree Gallery, 683 W. King St. It's ASU artist Ryan Grady's senior BFA show. Her current body of work focuses on romantic ballets and melodramas.
Paolucci's Italian Bar and Grill, 783 W. King St., is serving half-priced pizzas with the order of any beverage.
Capone's Untouchable Pizza, 454 W. King St., is offering free bread sticks with the purchase of a large specialty pizza (eat-in only).
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.