Watauga Arts Council

Watauga Arts Council Offers Exciting Ways to Warm Your Creative Spirit with Workshops and Classes

Published Monday, February 17, 2014 at 12:01 pm
After all this frigid winter weather, maybe you are looking for a great way to stretch your creative muscles and get back into the artistic swing of things. For months, the Watauga Arts Council has been hard at work preparing to begin their Arts and Crafts workshops for this year and they are elated to be able to launch their first batch. Read more...
BY MADISON V. FISLER
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Watauga Arts Council’s Annual Summer Arts Camp Featuring Jack and the Beanstalk Registration Still Open

Published Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 9:02 am
April 24, 2013. The Watauga County Arts Council is currently accepting registrations for its annual Summer Arts Camp, featuring Missoula Children’s Theatre, which will take place June 17-22. It will be held this year at Watauga High School Auditorium. Read more...
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Regional Artist Project Grant Winners Announced

Published Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 12:32 pm
Oct. 31, 2012. The Arts Councils of Watauga, Ashe, Wilkes and Alleghany counties have recently announced the names of the artists who have been selected to receive this year’s Regional Artist Project Grants. This program has supported the work of more than 140 artists from the region with grants totaling over $88,000 during that time. Read more...
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Summer Arts Camp Featuring Missoula Children’s Theatre’s Secret Garden Keeping Registration Open

Published Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 11:45 am
June 13, 2012. The Watauga Arts Council opens registration for its annual Summer Arts Camp, featuring Missoula Children’s Theatre, which will take place June 25-30. It will be held this year at Watauga High School Auditorium. The Arts Camp is open to rising first through rising tenth graders and features workshops in storytelling, music, improvisation, the visual arts and more. Read more...
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Watauga Arts Council Offers Volunteer Orientations June 12 and 18 for their New Gallery to Run Smoothly

Published Friday, June 8, 2012 at 1:52 pm
June 8, 2012. The Watauga County Arts Council has a New Gallery and Shop, and they need your help. The new gallery's home is in downtown Boone, in the space formerly occupied by High Country Bank. Here they plan on hosting artist's exhibitions, as well as featuring local arts and crafts for sale. To make this happen, they need a staff of volunteers. Read more...
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If All Goes Well, the Arts Council’s First Gallery Opening is Downtown Tonight at 6:30; Volunteers Needed

Published Friday, June 1, 2012 at 1:24 pm
June 1, 2012. The Watauga Arts Council is getting settled in to their donated gallery and retail space in downtown Boone. The Arts Council needs assistance for their Friday reception as part of the Art Crawl on June 1. Read more...
BY REBECCA GITLEN
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WHS Students Create Permanent Artwork with Mosaic Artist Pam Brewer; Public Commemoration May 17

Published Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 9:00 am
May 13, 2012. The halls of Watauga High School will never be the same ... and many students, teachers and administrators are very proud of that. They had a role in creating what one student called, "a piece of Watauga High history" - a 100+ square foot mural installed in the commons area of the high school on the exterior of the school's elevator shaft. Read more...
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Town of Boone Preparing for Jones House Post-WCAC; New Cultural Resources Board Still in Development

Published Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 3:30 pm
May 16, 2012. In the wake of Watauga County Arts Council (WCAC) abruptly vacating the Jones House late Monday night, the Town of Boone is now looking forward and trying to get the newly-formed Cultural Resources Board staffed and functional. Read more...
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
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Boone Releases Statement Regarding Arts Council’s Rejection of Proposed Offer of Lease and Contract

Published Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 5:13 pm
May 7, 2012. The Town presented to Watauga Arts Council an offer to extend their current lease and contract through Sept. 30, 2012. The arts council rejected the offer. Read more...
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Board Meeting Tonight Will Decide the Fate of the Watauga Arts Council; Executive Director Might Resign

Published Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 12:14 pm
May 3, 2012. On Thursday, May 3, the Watauga County Arts Council will be making a critical decision that will determine their future at a board meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. The board will choose between one of three options. Read more...
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
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Boone Town Council Offers Arts Council 3-Month Jones House Extension; Council Member Calls it “Draconian”

Published Friday, April 20, 2012 at 12:17 am
April 20, 2012. Two weeks after creating a Cultural Resources Board, which would absorb duties presently conducted by the Watauga Arts Council, and after essentially kicking the Arts Council out of the Jones House effective July 1, the Boone Town Council approved a motion to... Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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From 20-Minute Babble over Copier in Jones House to Wat. Arts Council Finding New Home After 20+ Years

Published Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 12:48 pm
April 14, 2012. This development isn’t surprising to anyone who has followed the rocky relationship between the Boone Town and the Watauga Arts councils that flared up last spring and has soured to the point that the Arts Council will lose its downtown home in July. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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Reminder: Exciting New Exhibitions Presented by the Watauga Arts Council Tonight on King Street

Published Friday, March 2, 2012 at 5:20 pm
March 2, 2012. Get ready for new and exciting exhibitions for the month of March at the Jones House. Tonight the Watauga Arts Council, located in the Jones House at 604 W. King St. will have open exhibits and a reception from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. with refreshments. This event is open to the public. This is a great opportunity to welcome these talented artists to the Watauga County Arts Council. Read more...
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