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Tonight: Music, Art, Dancing, Dining and Drinks at First Friday Art Crawl in Downtown Boone

One of downtown Boone’s favorite traditions, the once monthly First Friday Art Crawl, is back this week with plenty for you to do tonight.

“People know there are art receptions, but there also are all these other things going on that might not directly identify with what an art reception is,” Downtown Coordinator Virginia Falck said in a previous interview. “Since we have such a rich culture here in downtown Boone and the High Country, this is just another way the community gets together to celebrate that diversity of arts and cultures. It provides citizens, visitors, students and everyone the opportunity to participate in the arts and see this lively culture.”

Falck noted that the Downtown Boone Development Association aims to support all artists and their various styles.

Start the night off right with music at The Jones House starting at 5 p.m. and take in the sights and sounds of the art crawl from 6-8:30 p.m. Visit the shops, galleries and restaurants for art receptions, complimentary refreshments, live entertainment and free art demonstrations. Call 828-268-6280 for more information or visit downtown Boone online for more information and a map of the area.

Here are a few things you can expect from this week’s art crawl:

  • The Local on Howard Street – Free Live Music starting at 9 p.m. with the Imperial Blend.  Imperial Blend is a four piece electronic/rock group based out of Greensboro.  Their live shows are filled with captivating ambiance and sonic textures.  Having soft guitar mixing with tantalizing keys, and tempered percussion propelling heavy dropping bass lines, Imperial Blend will keep you moving during the entire show.

  • Anna Banana’s on King Street – Free face painting and henna.  Complimentary food and wine from the Local.  Show off your favorite dance move for a 10 percent discount off full priced items.  Guaranteed fun times!

  • Doe Ridge Pottery on King Street – Patti Carmen Whitehead will be demonstrating her new techniques she has been carving on the outside of her pieces.  Patti has created her own work since taking her first class at Doe Ridge Pottery ten years ago.  She produces a beautiful line of work out of her own private studio including thrown pieces and hand built work.

  • Canvas Beauty Bar on Howard Street – Join the ladies at Canvas Beauty Bar for complimentary refreshments and a free photo booth.

  • Lost Province Brewing Co. on Depot Street – Freakin’ Firkin Friday at Five continues with a special keg of Single Hop Citra IPA.  Free Live Music starts at 8 p.m. to closing with the Jacob Johnson Band.  Hailing from the humble town of Granite Fall, NC, the Jacob Johnson Band is a three piece blues experience with a rock steady rhythm section. Influences include Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, and Freddie King.