If you haven’t already, this Friday is a perfect opportunity to check out First Fridays in downtown Boone. First Friday’s is Boone’s monthly Art Crawl giving people the opportunity to visit downtown galleries and businesses and to enjoy art showings, refreshments, and live entertainment. The Art Crawl goes from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. typically, on the first Friday of every month except January.
There will be many different events happening on king street as part of the crawl. The first is the Doe Ridge Pottery Gallery “Take a Walk on the Wild Side.” This is the gallery’s 2nd Annual Pottery and Ceramics Sculpture Show which is sponsored by Potters of the Blue Ridge. Potters of the Blue Ridge uses the event to encourage creativity in pottery hoping to inspire potters to create pieces “on the wild side.”
“During Art Crawl, there will be demonstrations of clay work by area potters on the sidewalk outside the gallery. There will also be opportunities for the public to participate and put their hand to clay,” according to the Downtown Boone Art Crawl Facebook page. Participants will also be able to have their pieces fired in the Doe Ridge Pottery Gallery downstairs.
Jones house will be hosting their summer concerts on the lawn. The Aaron Burdett Band, and the Lazybirds will be performing at 5:00 p.m. Inside guest can enjoy the gallery reception for Steven Newhouse and Peggy Lainen which goes from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Summer concerts on the lawn occur every Friday from June through the end of August for those who wish to experience the live musical performances. There is a different performer every week.
Lastly, you can head to Wine to Water for their wine and chocolate tasting. They will be providing chocolate and wine samples while displaying the “Sprout” series of paintings, by local artist Jeff Daniels and Tommy Lee. Mexican Hot Chocolate will be performing live during the event which goes from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. They will also be having an after party next door at Ransom Cafe and Pub.
The night will be full of entertainment from food to art and music. It’s perfect for families, couples, friends or anyone who wants an enjoyable and new way to spend their Friday evening.
For more information you can visit the website at http://www.downtownboonenc.com/index.cfm/downtown-eventsandprogramming/first-friday-art-crawl/ or you can call Jones House at 828-268-6280.