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First Friday Art Crawl: Downtown Boone Comes Alive With the May Edition of This Evening Tradition

by Madison V. Fisler

May 1, 2014. On Friday, May 2, downtown Boone will be taken over by the First Friday Art Crawl. Like always, this month’s crawl will feature food, drinks and live music with work and exhibitions from local artists. And as usual, everyone is invited to come out and enjoy some Friday night fun. If you’ve never experienced First Friday Art Crawl, here is your chance to get in on what the locals already know! Head on down to downtown Boone and enjoy a Friday night out on the town. Here’s what is happening this month.

Where to Go:

Jones House Community Center

The Jones House Community Center, located at 604 West King Street, will host a reception for artist Rebeckah Mae Trapp and The Peel Literature and Arts View. The Jones House will host the reception from 6:30-8 p.m.  For more information, call 828-262-4576.

media-uploadThe Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, located at 423 West King St. in Boone will host the “Pieces of the Puzzle” exhibit. For more information, please call 828-262-3017.

Art Walk
Located at 611 West King Street, Art Walk will feature the artwork of Clayton Pennell with refreshments for the evening. For more information, contact Art Walk at 264-9998. 

Doe Ridge Pottery
Doe Ridge Pottery, located at 585 West King Street will be open for studio tours along with demonstrations from studio participants who will be actively working on pieces during the Art Crawl. For more information, contact Doe Ridge Pottery at 828-264-1127.

Old World Galleries
Old World Galleries, located at 697 W. King St will feature the jewelry of Morgan Shaw, paintings by Jane Miller and their beautiful selection of fine and estate jewelry. For more information, contact Old World Galleries at 828-264-6559.

Anna Banana’s
Located at 641 West King Street, Anna Banana’s will offer refreshments from Char and Glug. As always, customers can dance for a 10-percent discount on merchandise! For more information, call 828-865-2000.

Located at 179 Howard St.
Char will celebrate Art Crawl with a buy one get one special and a wine special as well. Char will be open until 2 a.m. with the restaurant closing at 10 p.m. Friday evening. For more information, call 828-266-2179.