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

by Madison V. Fisler

Feb. 7, 2014. Welcome back to the First Friday Art Crawl! On Friday, Feb. 7, downtown Boone will be taken over by the first  Art Crawl of the year. 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 exhibits by Kim Fuelling and Richard Foley from 6-8:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Jones House at 828-262-4576

Art Walk
Located at 611 West King Street, Art Walk will feature a photography exhibition of Bruce Cole of Natural Horizons Photography. For more information, contact Art Walk at 828-264-9998.

Lucky Penny

Lucky Penny, located at 693 West King Street in Boone will be open until 9 p.m. For tomorrow’s Art Crawl. For more information, contact Lucky Penny at 828-264-0302.

Shear Shakti

Located at 693 West King Street in Boone, Shear Shakti will feature Carrie Pennington with refreshments available for guests. For more information, call Shear Shakti at 828-865-7425.

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

Located at 423 West King Street, the Turchin Center will be featuring refreshments during their Winter Exhibition Celebration from 6-10 p.m. For more information, contact the Turchin Center at 828-262-3017.

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.

Art Mart Academy

Located at 683 West King Street, Art Mart will host a free “play day” where guests can try all sorts of art mediums for free! For more information, call Art Mart at 828-264-3135. 

Art of Oil

Art of Oil, located 819 West King Street will feature live music courtesy of The Sorghum Brothers, and will showcase the artwork of Jay Winston benefitting the Mountain Alliance. As always, the shop will feature pieces from Rusic, it’s sister store in Blowing Rock. For more information, contact Art of Oil at 828-355-9313.  

Anna Banana’s 

Located at 641 West King Street, Anna Banana’s will offer refreshments from Char and Glug along face painting courtesy of Claire Bilbao. As always, customers can dance for a 10-percent discount on merchandise! 

Old World Galleries

Old World Galleries, located at 697 West King Street, will feature local artist Jane Miller along with a showcase of the Gallery’s beautiful jewelry, which ranges from antique heirloom pieces and estate jewelry to more modern styles. For more information, call Old World Galleries at 828-264-6559. 


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.