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September Art Crawl Again Offers Friday Night Fun in Downtown Boone; Round-up of Events Included

Compiled by Paul T. Choate

Claire Bilbao, who will be painting faces Friday during Art Crawl at Anna Banana’s.

Sept. 6, 2012. On Friday, Sept. 7, downtown Boone businesses will participate in the monthly First Friday Art Crawl. Per usual, this month’s installment will feature food, drinks, and music along with work and exhibitions from local artists. And as always, locals and tourists young and old are invited to attend and enjoy the Friday night fun.

Where to go:

ASU Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
423 W. King St.
5 to 9 p.m.
• On-going exhibitions include: International Focus Exhibition with 21 Sztuka : Contemporary Art from Poland I-VThe North Exposed: Inuit Art and others in the West Wing and Main Galleries
• The 26th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition, part of the Appalachian Summer Festival, is ongoing through April and showcases the best in contemporary American sculpture
• At a Glance: Gestures of Curt Brill
• Roadside Attraction: Karen Bondarchuk 
• ArtJAM – 6 Artists, 6 Media 

Boone Saloon
489 W. King St.
until 2 a.m.
Live music: Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands; Woody Pines; Cover: $5 

Gladiola Girls
549 W. King St.
6 to 8 p.m.
• Photography by Gary Dowd
• Jewelry by Elisha Duncan
• Bows and arrows by the Purves brothers

Dancing Moon

553 W. King St.  

6 to 9 p.m.
• Artwork by Drew Forester

Doc Ridge Pottery
585 W. King St. #D

5:30 p.m. until …

Pottery by Patti Whitehead
• Owner Bob Meier will also be displaying his work 

Jones House Community Center

604 W. King St.

5 to 9 p.m. 
• Live music: Watauga Youth Showcase w/ Pizzicato Quartet; Burnett Family; Sarah McGuire; Bring your own chair or blanket
 Various artists

Anna Banana’s
641 W. King St.

7 p.m. until…
Free face painting from local artist Claire Bilbao (tips encouraged)
Food from Char / Wine from Glug 

Lucky Penny
693 W. King St.
7 to 10 p.m.
Jewelry by Kayt Warren 

Shear Shakti
693 W. King St.
6:30 to 9 p.m.
Speakeasy Tattoo artists Justin Cody, Mike French and Thomas Michael

747 W. King St.

10 p.m.
Live music: Sumalin

Watauga Arts Council
798 W. King St.

6:30 to 9 p.m.

Gallery reception


179 Howard St.

5 p.m. until…
Buy one, get one appetizers and $5 glasses of house wine

Local art in a sleek, modern bar setting from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Art of Oil
222 Howard St. 

5:30 to 9 p.m.
Special Wine Tasting that will include oil and vinegar pairings and four wines