Yarn circles to violin lessons, and wild imaginings in between
No matter your age, curiosity or artistic inclination, the Watauga County Arts Council’s Blue Ridge ArtSpace can move you into a wonderfully enthralled state of mind in no time at all.
Four galleries rotate exhibitions on a monthly basis: Main Gallery and Open Door Gallery display a sweep of local work; Serendipity Gallery showcases pieces developed in senior centers; and Young Artists Gallery stands in for artists eighteen years of age and younger.
The building’s commission-based gift shop offers the work of more than 60 local artists in collections that include basketry, pottery, glasswork, woodcarvings, drawings, painted scarves and handmade jewelry.
Classrooms host a wide range of workshops with a penchant towards drawing, sketching, painting and music, regardless of age.
The Watauga County Arts Council formed in 1981 with a serious jump in educational and exhibition programming since moving into its current space in 2013.
For details and a full calendar, check out www.watauga-arts.org.