May
2
Thu
2019
Penland School of Crafts Scholarship Auction @ Penland School of Crafts
May 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Penland School of Crafts Scholarship Auction @ Penland School of Crafts | Bakersville | North Carolina | United States

Penland School of Crafts sessions end with an auction of work donated by students, instructors, and friends.  These auctions are celebrations of the work done in the classes and an opportunity for neighbors, travelers, and craft lovers to enjoy the energy of a Penland session.  The proceeds from these auctions support scholarship programs.  No admission charged.

May
24
Fri
2019
Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational @ Burnsville Town Center
May 24 – May 26 all-day
Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational @ Burnsville Town Center | Burnsville | North Carolina | United States

Join us on May 24-26 for the 1st Annual Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational. The inaugural Invitational showcases the art of hand building fine, stringed instruments and celebrates the skill and art of lutherie. This event gathers some of the most talented luthiers in the southeast. Come enjoy this unique three-day event which includes a concert, exhibits, workshops and more. Jay Lichty of Tryon, NC, is the Host Luthier..

Festivities kick off Friday evening with a free luthier jam at Homeplace Beer Co. The public is invited to explore exhibits and workshops throughout the day Saturday and Sunday. Saturday night, guitar virtuoso Kaki King performs a concert at Parkway Playhouse. INFO on times and ticket prices: www.mountainacoustics.com, 706-424-2700.

May
25
Sat
2019
Emerald Village Black Light Mine Tour @ Emerald Village
May 25 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Emerald Village Black Light Mine Tour @ Emerald Village

Looking for an experience that’s “out of this world”? Emerald Village offers night-time underground mine tours that unlock vibrant hidden colors available only under ultraviolet light, commonly called black light. The brilliant coatings in the Bon Ami Mine are largely deposits of Hyalite Opal, a true form of opal found in this area. Under shortwave ultraviolet light, these coatings fluoresce or glow a vivid lime green. The effect, underground at night, is stunning!

May
31
Fri
2019
TRAC Studio Tour @ Toe River Arts Council
May 31 – Jun 2 all-day
TRAC Studio Tour @ Toe River Arts Council

The Toe River Studio Tour is perhaps the largest and the longest running studio tour in the country; you will find craftspeople and artists in nearly every medium, many tops in their field and several new-to-the-tour participants. 

FREE, self-guided, this adventure will lead you to some unique places situated between Mt. Mitchell and Roan Mountain. Visitors travel through valleys, past streams, across rivers, over hilltops, and experience breathtaking mountain vistas as they those many out-of-the-way studios. Meet the artists, see where they create and where they live.

TRAC sponsors a Meet-The-Artist reception at their Spruce Pine Gallery on Friday evening after the tour closes for the day. A sampling of participants will be on display geographically so one can plan a route for the rest of their journey.

Start making your reservations for your cabin in the woods for the weekend now (visit www.toeriverarts.com) for a listing of what’s available in the area.

Jun
6
Thu
2019
Penland School of Crafts Scholarship Auction @ Penland School of Crafts
Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Penland School of Crafts Scholarship Auction @ Penland School of Crafts

Penland School of Crafts sessions end with an auction of work donated by students, instructors, and friends.  These auctions are celebrations of the work done in the classes and an opportunity for neighbors, travelers, and craft lovers to enjoy the energy of a Penland session.  The proceeds from these auctions support scholarship programs.  No admission charged.

Jun
15
Sat
2019
Emerald Village RockFest 2019 @ Emerald Village
Jun 15 – Jun 16 all-day
Emerald Village RockFest 2019 @ Emerald Village

Our best-ever signature event.  June 15 and June 16 from 9am to 6pm.  Special activities include food vendors, live music performances, a treasure hunt for kids, guided hikes to hidden mines, a Swiss Alphorn performance, geology & history talks, door prizes, special sales, and the Saturday evening Black Light Mine Tour at 9:15 pm.  Also, all the popular regular activities, including gem mining, gold panning, mine tours, and the discovery mill free exhibits.

Jun
20
Thu
2019
Penland School of Crafts Scholarship Auction @ Penland School of Crafts
Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Penland School of Crafts Scholarship Auction @ Penland School of Crafts | Bakersville | North Carolina | United States

Penland School of Crafts sessions end with an auction of work donated by students, instructors, and friends.  These auctions are celebrations of the work done in the classes and an opportunity for neighbors, travelers, and craft lovers to enjoy the energy of a Penland session.  The proceeds from these auctions support scholarship programs.  No admission charged.

Jul
4
Thu
2019
Penland School of Crafts Scholarship Auction @ Penland School of Crafts
Jul 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Penland School of Crafts Scholarship Auction @ Penland School of Crafts | Bakersville | North Carolina | United States

Penland School of Crafts sessions end with an auction of work donated by students, instructors, and friends.  These auctions are celebrations of the work done in the classes and an opportunity for neighbors, travelers, and craft lovers to enjoy the energy of a Penland session.  The proceeds from these auctions support scholarship programs.  No admission charged.

Jul
13
Sat
2019
Emerald Village Black Light Mine Tour @ Emerald Village
Jul 13 @ 9:15 pm – 11:00 pm
Emerald Village Black Light Mine Tour @ Emerald Village

Looking for an experience that’s “out of this world”? Emerald Village offers night-time underground mine tours that unlock vibrant hidden colors available only under ultraviolet light, commonly called black light. The brilliant coatings in the Bon Ami Mine are largely deposits of Hyalite Opal, a true form of opal found in this area. Under shortwave ultraviolet light, these coatings fluoresce or glow a vivid lime green. The effect, underground at night, is stunning!

Jul
18
Thu
2019
Penland School of Crafts Scholarship Auction @ Penland School of Crafts
Jul 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Penland School of Crafts Scholarship Auction @ Penland School of Crafts | Bakersville | North Carolina | United States

Penland School of Crafts sessions end with an auction of work donated by students, instructors, and friends.  These auctions are celebrations of the work done in the classes and an opportunity for neighbors, travelers, and craft lovers to enjoy the energy of a Penland session.  The proceeds from these auctions support scholarship programs.  No admission charged.