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June’s Art Crawl Offers Boone Residents Many Options For Entertainment Downtown Friday Night

Compiled by Greg Hince

Carole King will give a demonstration at Doc Ridge Pottery as part of Friday's Art Crawl. (Photo courtesy of Bob Meier)

May 31, 2012. On Friday, June 1, several area business will host the monthly First Friday Art Crawl in downtown Boone. This month’s installment will feature free food, drinks, art and music as usual, and will include some one of a kind performances.

Where to go:

Green Mother Goods
116 W. King St.
5 to 10 p.m.
• First Friday Artist Market 

ASU Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
423 W. King St.
5 to 9 p.m.
• Gallery by artist Bryant Holsenbeck 

432 W. King St. 
6 to 8 p.m.
• Free beer and wine tasting 
• Free pizza from Capone’s Pizza and Bar

Gladiola Girls
549 W. King St.
• Johnny Was Trunk performing 
• Alex Travers, student from Appalachian University Hayes School of Music, performing from 5 to 9 p.m.

Dancing Moon
553 W. King St. 
6 to 9 p.m.
• Art, card readings and energy work (ticket required, prices range from $5 to $15). 

Doc Ridge Pottery
585 W. King St. #D
5:30 p.m. until …
• Pottery demonstration by potter, Boone resident, and Watauga High teacher Carol King.
Free refreshments available during the event

Jones House Community Center
604 W. King St.
5 to 9 p.m.
• First Concert on the Lawn event of the Summer. Matthew Weaver, Trevor McKenzie, Swing Guitars and Major Sevens will perform.
• Artwork of foreign and local residents. In the upstairs hallway and gallery.
• Artists’ reception, including refreshments. 6:30 to 8 p.m..

Anna Banana’s
641 W. King St.
7 p.m. until…
• Discounts for the best dance moves.
• Food from Char / Wine from Glug.

The Nth˚ Gallery & Studios
683 W. King St.
7:30 to 10 p.m.
• Artwork by member Jonathan Ryan. Ryan is an Appalachian art alumnus and has had his gallery featured at Nth Degree Gallery before. For this First Friday he will showcase solo work which is colorful with a graffiti style.  

Shear Shakti
693 W. King St.
6:30 to 9 p.m.
• Artwork by Jonathan Smith

747 W. King St.
• Hybrid performance from two Boone bands, BPL and The Native Sway. 

Watauga Arts Council
798 W. King St.
6:30 to 9 p.m.
Opening reception for new gallery 

179 Howard St.
5:30 p.m. until…
• Half Price appetizers and $5 glasses of wine
• Country-themed summer Friday night starting at 10:30 p.m.

The Art of Oil
222 Howard St. 
5:30 to 9 p.m.
• Wine Tasting featuring California and French wines
• Jewelry by Laura Fly and Bella Vita 
• Art by Davis Whitfield

267 Howard St.
• $2 of all glasses of wine and $1 off beer