“Who says there’s nothing to do around here?”

LENOIR, NC (September 2, 2016)…The Caldwell Arts Council provided us with the extensive list of events below so “Who says there’s nothing to do around here?”

SEPTEMBER TUESDAYS – Hear The Neighbors ‘unplugged’ at the Woodlands in Blowing Rock

SEPTEMBER TUESDAYS – Hear Richard Pinson, the piano man, Tuesdays at the 1841 Café

SEPTEMBER THURSDAYS – Hear the Harris Brothers most Thursdays at the Crescent Moon in Hickory

SEPTEMBER 2 – HUDSON – Pickin’ in the Park concert 7-9pm in downtown Hudson featuring the Nothin’ New Band.

SEPTEMBER 2-OCTOBER 4 – VALDESE – Terry Eckard (oil paintings), Judy Wright (cement sculptures) and Rodger Revlon (Experimental Images) at the New Window Gallery (Play It Again Records Building), 150 W Main St., Valdese 828-874-1800

SEPTEMBER 4 – BOONE – A Special Labor Day Tribute to American Workers with Laurelyn Dossett at Harvest House Performing Arts Venue in Boone, 7:30pm

SEPTEMBER 6-9 – BOONE – Art Workshop with Judy Betts: Creative Expression and Design in Watercolor; www.cheapjoes.com/art-workshops.html

SEPTEMBER 6-30 EXHIBIT – WEST JEFFERSON – Open Call For Artists “100 Years in the Making” – information at www.florenceartschool.org/open-call-for-artists/

SEPTEMBER 8 – BOONE – An Evening with The Avett brothers, 8pm, Holmes Convocation center; www.appsummer.org

SEPTEMBER 8 –HICKORY – Meet the Artist Priscilla Wallas “Freed From a Cage” exhibit – -United Arts Council of Catawba Valley, 231 3rd Ave NE, Hickory NC; wine & cheese reception with cellists Paddy Wright & Sharon Collins

SEPTEMBER 8-9 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School “Pastel” with Alexia Scott; www.florenceartschool.org

SEPTEMBER 9 – LENOIR – Sculptor Welcome Dinner – welcoming sculptors to Lenoir for the 31st Annual Sculpture Celebration, 7pm, $20 advance tickets only; Broyhill Walking Park; 828-754-2486 www.caldwellarts.com

SEPTEMBER 9 – WEST JEFFERSON – Ashe County Gallery Crawl; details at www.ashecountyarts.org

SEPTEMBER 9 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Art School exhibit “100 Years in the Maining opening reception; www.florenceartschool.org

SEPTEMBER 9-11 – HUDSON – “A Woman of No Importance” by Oscar Wilde to be performed at Foothills Performing Arts directed by Lori Franklin; www.fpatheatre.org; 828-726-2318

SEPTEMBER 9-OCTOBER 22 – WILKESBORO – Wilkes Art Gallery presents “Wild Art & Aesthetics: 4 Artists Inspired by Nature” opening reception September 9, 6-8pm; www.wilkesartgallery.com

31st Annual Sculpture Celebration at the Broyhill Walking Park 9am-4pm FREE (awards announced at about 3:30pm followed by Judge’s Walking Tour of winners) Caldwell Arts Council 828-754-2486 www.caldwellarts.com

SEPTEMBER 10 – BLOWING ROCK – Art in the Park 10am-5pm; free admission, free trolly shuttle; www.blowingrock.com; 828-295-7851

SEPTEMBER 10 – HICKORY – Hickory Museum of Art “The Autolawn Party” – Euro classic car show 10am-3pm www.hickorymuseumofart.org

SEPTEMBER 10 – MILLS RIVER – Appalachian Pastel Society presents Addren Doss at Grace Community Church on Cardinal Rd, Mills River, 10am-12noon; Cathyann Burgess, 828-595-9518 cathyannburgess@gmail.com www.appalachianpastelsociety.org

SEPTEMBER 10-11 – LENOIR – Foothills Performing Arts presents “A Woman of No Importance at JE Broyhill Civic Center; www.broyhillcenter.com 828-726-2407

SEPTEMBER 10-11 – WILKESBORO – “Big Pots” workshop with Remo Piracci; www.wilkesartgallery.com

SEPTEMBER 11 – BLOWING ROCK – Blowing Rock’s Concert in the Park features the Never Too Late Bluegrass Band – free

SEPTEMBER 12 – HICKORY – Cooking Class “Middle Eastern Fare” with Annette at Turnip the Arts in downtown Hickory; www.turnipthearts.com 828-441-2014

SEPTEMBER 12-16 – BOONE – Art Workshop with Catherine Nash: Drawing & Painting Folks and Furry Friends; www.cheapjoes.com/art-workshops.html

SEPTEMBER 14 – FIRST DEADLINE to jury in handmade items for the Satie’s Holiday Sale at the Caldwell Arts Council; 828-754-2486; www.caldwellarts.com; Does anyone read this far ahead? Let me know you read this post and I’ll send you a discount coupon for a purchase at the Caldwell Arts Council. Cathy@caldwellarts.com

SEPTEMBER 15 – HICKORY – Downtown Hickory Art Crawl, 5-8pm; www.downtownhickory.com; 828-322-1121 Kick-off party 5-5:30pm at Fanjoy-Labrenz Studio, 215-A First Ave SW

SEPTEMBER 15 – HICKORY – Cooking Class: Appetizers by various chef demos at Turnip the Arts in downtown Hickory during the Art Crawl; www.turnipthearts.com 828-441-2014

SEPTEMBER 15 – MORGANTON – “You’ve Got A Friend” on the Main Stage at COMMA Auditorium; www.commaonline.org; 828-433-7469

SEPTEMBER 15 – BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM Artist Talk with Elizabeth Bradford: “Going Outside: Reflections on my life as a painter, a country woman, and a backpacker” 6pm – 828-295-9099 ext. 3001; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

SEPTEMBER 16 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Soup, Salad & Strings Luncheon Music Series, 11:45 a.m. in the Keiser Community Room at the SALT Block; 828-324-8603; www.wpsymphony.org

SEPTEMBER 16 – NEWTON – UNC School of the Arts Early Music & Dance Program Bach’s Lunch-n-Listen; www.newton-conoverausitorium.com

SEPTEMBER 16-18 – LENOIR – Foothills Performing Arts presents “A Woman of No Importance at JE Broyhill Civic Center; www.broyhillcenter.com 828-726-2407

SEPTEMBER 17– 8:30PM – DOWNTOWN LENOIR – “Tomorrowland” presented by the City of Lenoir Parks & Recreation Fabulous Family Films Series – shown on the big screen outdoors on the square (or at Old Lenoir High School Auditorium in case of rain); concessions available; bring own chairs or blankets for seating; info call 828-757-2196

SEPTEMBER 17 – HICKORY – Western Piedmont Symphony Chamber Classics Series #1 featuring TESLA Quartet, 7:30pm, Drendel Auditorium at the SALT Block; 828-324-8603; www.wpsymphony.org

SEPTEMBER 17 – BETHLEHEM – 7th Annual Bethlehem Day Festival 10am-4pm www.bethlehemcda.org or 828-495-1057

SEPTEMBER 17 – GRANITE FALLS – Granite Falls Merchants Association Festival on Main, 2-8pm downtown – Arts/Craft Vendors, music, dancing – www.granitefallsmerchantsnc.org

SEPTEMBER 18 – BOONE – Joe Shannon Mountain Home Music members & musicians meet and greet picknic at Ned Trivette’s home place in the Bethel community – about 15 miles west of Boone; mountainhomemusic.org

SEPTEMBER 18-22 – CULLOWHEE – Opportunity open to all artists & writers – an opportunity to get away and rediscover your Muse – Late Summer Retreat at Lake Logan: Plein Air, Studios, Writing Room, Mindfulness & Yoga; http://www.cullowheemountainarts.org/lake-logan-artist-writer-workshop-retreats/late-summer-retreat-at-lake-logan#sthash.K3QnoaaA.dpbs

SEPTEMBER 19 DEADLINE FOR SEPTEMBER 20-24 EVENT – ARTIST & CRAFTER CALL – CALDWELL COUNTY – Caldwell County Agricultural Fair seeks artists and crafters to participate, along with selling vendors. They Also need a judge for photography category and for arts/crafts categories. Contact Revonda Cassavaugh at 828-758-0617. Entries to be received 9/19/16 and judging on 9/20/16.

SEPTEMBER 19-21 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Thomas Art School “Watercolor Explosion” with Michael Pearson; www.florenceartschool.org

SEPTEMBER 19-23 – BOONE – Art Workshop with Michael Holter: Faces & Places; www.cheapjoes.com/art-workshops.html

SEPTEMBER 20 – BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM Coffee with the Curator: Featuring Elizabeth Bradford: Time + Terrain; 828-295-9099 ext. 3001; www.blowingrockmuseum.org

SEPTEMBER 22 – BLOWING ROCK – BRAHM Scholars & Scones: Connecting with Nature: Vitamin N; 828-295-9099 ext 3001

SEPTEMBER 22 – WILKESBORO – “Sheep Art Party” – a Sheep Painted Canvas with Raney Rogers; 6-8pm $35; www.wilkesartgallery.org ; cindy@wilkesartgallery.org

SEPTEMBER 23-24 – WEST JEFFERSON – Florence Art School “Go with the Flo” alcohol ink workshop with Pam Griner; www.florenceartschool.org

SEPTEMBER 24 – ASHE COUNTY – Art on the Mountain – Ashe Arts Center Grounds – Fine Art, Cool Crafts, 9am-3pm; 336-846-2787; artists apply by July 25

SEPTEMBER 24 – HIDDENITE – Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s 35th Annual Hiddenite Celebration of the Arts, featuring artists, crafters and performers (vendor spaces still available); 9am-4pm; free & open to the public. www.hiddenitearts.org

SEPTEMBER 25 – NEWTON – Cinema Social “Do You Believe” 6pm – newton-www.conoverauditorium.com in conjunction with Catawba Valley Young Life

SEPTEMBER 26 – HICKORY – Cooking Class “Cooking With Herbs” at Turnip the Arts in downtown Hickory; www.turnipthearts.com 828-441-2014

SEPTEMBER 26-30 – BOONE – Art Workshop with Edwina May: Lifelike Watercolor Pawtraits (our furry friends and children with paws); www.cheapjoes.com/art-workshops.html

SEPTEMBER 30 DEADLINE FOR OCTOBER 14-15 EVENT – LENOIR – ARTIST & CRAFTER CALL – LENOIR – Smoking in the Foothills BBQ Festival will be held October 14-15 in downtown Lenoir rain or shine; vendors being sought – applications available at www.smokinginthefoothills.com This is an NC State Championship sanctioned by The Kansas City Barbecue Society.

SEPTEMBER 30 – HICKORY – Clowee Issabelle House Concert; part of Hickory Arts House Concert Series; $20; 7:30pm eat & greet with the artists; performance begins at 8pm; www.hickoryarts.org

SEPTEMBER 30 – NEWTON – Newton-Conover Auditorium to host the Foothills Folk Art Festival Preview Night; www.ffapreview.bpt.me or 828-464-8100

SEPTEMBER 30-OCTOBER 2 – CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR OCTOBER 4-28 EVENT – Comic CAL – Celebrating the Art of Comics – Charlotte Art League Gallery; 704-376-2787; exhibitscharlotteartleague@gmail.com

Event information courtesy of the Caldwell Arts Council.