August 2018 Events

Through October 7, 2018
  • Chihuly at Biltmore represents the first art exhibition in Biltmore’s historic gardens, and the first garden exhibition of Dale Chihuly’s works in North Carolina. The world-renowned American artist’s work is included in more than 200 museum collections worldwide, and now, for a limited time only, they can be seen at Biltmore.  Dazzling in daylight, the exhibition takes on a new dimension when viewed after nightfall; experience the brilliance and beauty of these awe-inspiring marvels of color, form, and light.  Click on link for information on tickets.

August 1, 2018

  • Junior Forester Program at the Cradle of Forestry, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, The program is designed for boys and girls ages 8-12. Forestry goes beyond studying trees and there are forest scientists who study just about everything between plants and animals. Junior Foresters will explore what a scientist needs to know when studying insects, reptiles, or water quality, and the skills they need to have such as orienteering or map reading.  Each youth receives a Junior Forester badge upon taking the “Conservation Pledge"  Please register by calling 828-877-3130, or click on the link.

August 3, 2018

  • Music on Main Street: The Night Move Band, 7:00-9:00 pm, Free.  Visitor Center, located at 201 South Main Street in Historic Downtown Hendersonville.  Music on Main Street features a diverse line-up ranging from pop, oldies, rock, to contemporary music – there’s something for every musical taste! The family friendly event offers concessions such as: hot dogs, ice cream, pretzels, and lemonade for sale.  Cars shows are held every evening in conjunction with Music on Main Street.  Bring a chair and enjoy an evening of live music! 828-693-9708

August 3-4, 2018

  • Mount Mitchell Craft Fair, held on the Town Square in Burnsville, NC, 9:00 am-5:00 pm each day.  With approximately 200 juried crafters, a wide selection of items, including handmade quilts, jewelry, hand-turned wooden household items, pottery, art fabrics, rustic furniture, traditional mountain musical instruments, blacksmith creations, candles, soaps & lotions, and artwork of all mediums.  Visit our website for more information.

August 4, 2018

  • Smokey Bear's 74th Birthday Party at the Cradle of Forestry,  $6.00 /$3.00, 11:00 am-1:00 pm.  The national symbol for forest fire prevention turns 74 this year and the Cradle of Forestry is throwing him a party. Celebrate with games, goodie bags, meet a wildland firefighter, sing along to children's music with Tom Fisch, and give Smokey Bear himself a bigbear birthday hug.
  • Wood Day at the Southern Highland Craft Guild, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, makers will demonstrate and share their working processes with visitors at the Folk Art Center.  Free event.  The material of wood has multiple sources, such as branches, trunks, roots and even bark, that are used in both function and decoration. Its earliest forms were generated for basic living, as a means of shelter or protection. Pieces of Egyptian furniture from around 2500 BC survive as literal examples of man’s ability to create objects of beauty from wood. Being one of Appalachia’s indigenous resources, trees formed items for the early settlers of this region, such as tables, chairs, bowls, coopered barrels, as well as wagons and homes. Over time, woodwork transitioned into a leisure activity through whittling and carving.  Visitors will have the opportunity to learn multiple processes, such as carving, flute making, turning, and more.

August 4-5, 2018

  • Biltmore Village Art & Craft Fair, Asheville, NC.  Saturday 10:00 am-7:00 pm; Sunday 12:00-5:00 pm.  Each August, over one hundred artisans gather to exhibit their work at the Village Art & Craft Fair, drawing shoppers from all over the Southeast to the beautiful grounds of the All Souls Cathedral in Biltmore Village. This high quality, juried event has been a beloved tradition for over four decades. Join us this year and see for yourself!

August 10, 2018

  • Music on Main Street: Gotcha Groove, 7:00-9:00 pm, Free.  Visitor Center, located at 201 South Main Street in Historic Downtown Hendersonville.  Music on Main Street features a diverse line-up ranging from pop, oldies, rock, to contemporary music – there’s something for every musical taste! The family friendly event offers concessions such as: hot dogs, ice cream, pretzels, and lemonade for sale.  Cars shows are held every evening in conjunction with Music on Main Street.  Bring a chair and enjoy an evening of live music! 828-693-9708

August 10-11, 2018

  • Penland School of Crafts Annual Auction.  The Penland Benefit Auction is a gala weekend in the North Carolina mountains featuring the sale of over 240 works in books, clay, drawing, glass, iron, letterpress, painting, photography, printmaking, textiles, and wood. For more information call 828-765-2359 or visit our website.

 August 11, 2018

  • Art in the Park, Park Avenue, Downtown Blowing Rock, NC.  Free, 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Art in the Park was created in 1962 by a handful of area artists and craftspeople to showcase local talent. Today, Art in the Park is host to 90 artisans at each show. Some of the best local and regional artists and craftspeople showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more.  Free parking downtown on the street and in the parking decks on Wallingford St. and at BRAHM.  Free trolley to and from parking areas at Tanger Outlets and Food Lion, all day, looping every 20 minutes.  828-295-7851
  • The Archaeology of Mounds & Towns, at the Reuter Center on the UNCA campus, 2:00-3:30 pm.  Join Dr. Ben Steere, as he discusses the fascinating archaeology of mounds and towns in the Cherokee heartland of Western North Carolina.  Dr. Steere believes that archaeological field work, while respecting traditional Cherokee beliefs and treatment of sacred places, leads to a better understanding and preservation of the Cherokee culture.   In addition to his teaching and research, Dr. Steere serves on the Southeastern Archaeological Conference Public Outreach Committee.  Tickets sold at the door: $5.00 donation, WNCHA members free

August 16, 2018

  • Rhythm & Brews Concert: The Company Stores, 5:00-9:00 pm, the Rhythm & Brews concerts series offers a variety of music, food, beer, wine and cider from local companies, and a children’s area with games and activities. The concerts begin at 5:00 pm with the singer-songwriter showcase, followed by the Opening Act at 6:00 pm and Headliners follow at 7:00 pm.  Downtown Hendersonville, NC, Main Street between Allen & Caswell Streets.  828-233-3216
  • Appalachian Folk Tales, 6:30-8:00 pm an evening of storytelling with Dr. Delanna Reed, a member of the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild, a professor with the Department of Communication and Performance at East Tennessee State University.  Join us as we bring folk tales of southern Appalachia to life through spoken word, weaving in stories of the Vance family. FREE, held at Honey + Hive, 23 Merrimon Avenue, Weaverville, NC 28787. Come a little early and enjoy light refreshments while you shop. Pick-up some local honey to enjoy later!  Space is limited, reservations can be made by calling Vance Birthplace 828-645-6706 or our website.

August 17, 2018

  • Music on Main Street: Deano & The Dreamers, 7:00-9:00 pm, Free.  Visitor Center, located at 201 South Main Street in Historic Downtown Hendersonville.  Music on Main Street features a diverse line-up ranging from pop, oldies, rock, to contemporary music – there’s something for every musical taste! The family friendly event offers concessions such as: hot dogs, ice cream, pretzels, and lemonade for sale.  Cars shows are held every evening in conjunction with Music on Main Street.  Bring a chair and enjoy an evening of live music! 828-693-9708

August 18, 2018

  • 14th Annual Franklin Area Folk Festival, “A Celebration of Appalachian Heritage”  10:00 am to 4:00 pm at Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center.  Nestled in Cowee West’s Mill Historic District at 51 Cowee School Drive in Franklin, NC. FREE event!  Festival features live heritage demonstrations, Appalachian crafts, SEBA (SouthEastern Bluegrass Association) jammin’ sessions that feature old-time mountain music and bluegrass, Civil War Reenactors / Camp, kids’ activities, food, textiles & more! For more information call (882)524-6564 or click on the link.

August 18-19, 2018

  • Come to Leicester Studio Tour.  10:00 am-6:00 pm, our community of artists create in a variety of mediums, including painting, iron work, wood work, textiles, pottery, jewelry, and brooms.  They welcome you to their open studios so that you can enjoy their talented work. Come to Leicester to see for yourself!

August 19, 2018

  • Music by the Lake: Fayssoux Starling McLean & Company, Blue Ridge Community College, 180 W. Campus Drive, Flat Rock, NC, Free, 5:00-7:00 pm.  This free Sunday evening concert and features a wide range of musical and vocal groups. The public is invited to bring lawn chairs and picnics to enjoy the music by the lake.  A food truck will be available on site. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will take place in the Patton Building.


August 25, 2018 through September 22, 2018

  • Not to be Toyed With; Exploring the Art of the DollExhibit at the Toe River Arts Gallery in Spruce Pine.  The exhibit will run through September 22, 2018. A reception will be held on Saturday, September 1 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.  During the course of the show, the public will have several opportunities to learn more through the many educational components of the exhibit. There will be three free educational presentations in the main gallery and one and two-day workshops in the second-floor classroom. Each workshop has a fee and requires pre-registration.  The Toe River Gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm. Please visit the website for more information about dates, times, description and fees, or call 828-682-7215.

 

 

 

 

 

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