Feb
24
Sun
Crafty Hour: Bouquets with Your Bestie @ The North Carolina Arboretum Tickets
Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Crafty Hour: Bouquets with Your Bestie @ The North Carolina Arboretum

Grab a glass and get hands-on at The North Carolina Arboretum’s new “Crafty Hour” social series. Led by Melissa Thomas of Flora living boutique, each workshop will feature a new project design that enables participants to craft their own personalized botanical masterpiece while enjoying a peaceful afternoon at the Arboretum. Celebrate friendship with flowers! Bring your “bestie” and create hand-tied bouquets for each other while enjoying a glass of wine or beer. Event includes a personalized instruction, a complimentary beverage, light food, supplies and full day parking access to the Arboretum.

Mar
22
Fri
Spring Sip & Shop @ Grovewood Gallery Tickets
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am – Mar 23 @ 5:30 pm
Spring Sip & Shop @ Grovewood Gallery

Grovewood Gallery celebrates spring with their annual Sip & Shop event, which will take place from 10am – 5:30pm on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23. Enjoy complimentary wine and treats, craft demonstrations by local artisans, and a 10 percent discount on gallery merchandise. Visitors can shop two expansive floors of finely crafted furniture, ceramics, jewelry and much more, contributed by over 400 artists and craftspeople from across the United States.

Apr
6
Sat
All Together Now: A Pediatric Patients’ Art Show @ Grovewood Gallery Tickets
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – Apr 28 @ 5:30 pm
All Together Now: A Pediatric Patients’ Art Show @ Grovewood Gallery

On April 6 through 28, Grovewood Gallery in Asheville will host their 3rd annual exhibition of artwork created by pediatric patients and participants in the Arts For Life program at Mission Children’s Hospital. This year’s show, All Together Now, will be celebrated with an opening reception on Saturday, April 6 from 2-5pm, which will include complimentary ice cream, craft activities for kids, and live music by the Haw Creek Sweet Hots (performing 3-4pm). Admission is free, and all artwork will be available for sale, with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting Arts For Life. Grovewood Gallery will also donate 10% of all regular gallery sales from the exhibition’s opening day.

Apr
27
Sat
Artisan Saturdays @ Explore Park Tickets
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Artisan Saturdays @ Explore Park

On April 27, June 8 and August 10 from 10:00AM – 3:00PM Roanoke County’s Explore Park will host Artisan Saturdays. Located on the Blue Ridge Parkway, at mile post 115, the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center and Gift Shop will have local artisans on hand to demonstrate a number of uniquely different crafts. Gourd work, jewelry making, plein air painting, fiber art, and woodworking are just a few of the demonstrations that will be showcased during the Artisan Saturday’s season. The day may also include book signings, live music, food vendors, and informative fun presentations. Artisans from Southwest Virginia whose work reflects both creativity and quality craftsmanship will be available for questions during the demonstrations. Additionally, their original pieces of work will be for sale.
Educational and fun craft activities for children will be available along with the amenities that the park has to offer. Make a whole day of it and take advantage of Explore Park’s hiking and biking trails and view the historical buildings at the park. Bring the fishing gear and fishing license to spend an hour or two on the Roanoke River or visit the museum located in the Visitor Center. Explore Park’s Visitor Center Gift Shop, newly redesigned and expanded, is open from 9:00AM to 5:00PM for all refreshment needs. The gift shop is home to a variety of local artisan wares that are available for sale along with Explore Park memorabilia, T-Shirts and fun items for the children.

May
5
Sun
87th Annual Ramp Festival @ American Legion Tickets
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
87th Annual Ramp Festival @ American Legion

An afternoon celebration featuring live music, clogging, the festival highlights ramps.
Ramps are a native wild onion, harvested in the spring from the mountainsides, that can be eaten raw or cooked.

A true culinary delicacy celebrated for its pungent aroma and the bold flavor it brings to food.

Come out to Waynesville for a full meal featuring ramps, crafts, variety of vendors, live music & more!

May
16
Thu
Plein Air Festival @ Blowing Rock Art & History Museum Tickets
May 16 – May 18 all-day
Plein Air Festival @ Blowing Rock Art & History Museum

With Blowing Rock as the epicenter for this festival, artists are invited to take advantage of the beautiful High Country setting, set up their easels, and paint “en plein air.” Wet Paint Show & Sale for the public!

May
25
Sat
Art in the Park @ Downtown Blowing Rock Tickets
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Art in the Park @ Downtown Blowing Rock

Outdoor arts & crafts show featuring 90+ juried artisans in a wide variety of mediums. Meet artists and buy art at series of 6 shows throughout summer. Free parking shuttle and free admission. Rain or shine!

Jun
1
Sat
Quick Draw @ Laurel Ridge Country Club Tickets
Jun 1 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Quick Draw @ Laurel Ridge Country Club

A fun lively event where professional artists race the clock to start and complete a work of art in one fast-paced hour while you watch.

Artists provide a glimpse into their worlds of pottery, woodwork, metal sculpture, fiber arts, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, fused glass, oils, jewelry design and basketry. Meet the artists and enjoy delicious food in a spectacular setting.

Entertaining and enlightening!

Jun
8
Sat
Artisan Saturdays @ Explore Park Tickets
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Artisan Saturdays @ Explore Park

On April 27, June 8 and August 10 from 10:00AM – 3:00PM Roanoke County’s Explore Park will host Artisan Saturdays. Located on the Blue Ridge Parkway, at mile post 115, the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center and Gift Shop will have local artisans on hand to demonstrate a number of uniquely different crafts. Gourd work, jewelry making, plein air painting, fiber art, and woodworking are just a few of the demonstrations that will be showcased during the Artisan Saturday’s season. The day may also include book signings, live music, food vendors, and informative fun presentations. Artisans from Southwest Virginia whose work reflects both creativity and quality craftsmanship will be available for questions during the demonstrations. Additionally, their original pieces of work will be for sale.
Educational and fun craft activities for children will be available along with the amenities that the park has to offer. Make a whole day of it and take advantage of Explore Park’s hiking and biking trails and view the historical buildings at the park. Bring the fishing gear and fishing license to spend an hour or two on the Roanoke River or visit the museum located in the Visitor Center. Explore Park’s Visitor Center Gift Shop, newly redesigned and expanded, is open from 9:00AM to 5:00PM for all refreshment needs. The gift shop is home to a variety of local artisan wares that are available for sale along with Explore Park memorabilia, T-Shirts and fun items for the children.

Aug
10
Sat
Artisan Saturdays @ Explore Park Tickets
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Artisan Saturdays @ Explore Park

On April 27, June 8 and August 10 from 10:00AM – 3:00PM Roanoke County’s Explore Park will host Artisan Saturdays. Located on the Blue Ridge Parkway, at mile post 115, the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center and Gift Shop will have local artisans on hand to demonstrate a number of uniquely different crafts. Gourd work, jewelry making, plein air painting, fiber art, and woodworking are just a few of the demonstrations that will be showcased during the Artisan Saturday’s season. The day may also include book signings, live music, food vendors, and informative fun presentations. Artisans from Southwest Virginia whose work reflects both creativity and quality craftsmanship will be available for questions during the demonstrations. Additionally, their original pieces of work will be for sale.
Educational and fun craft activities for children will be available along with the amenities that the park has to offer. Make a whole day of it and take advantage of Explore Park’s hiking and biking trails and view the historical buildings at the park. Bring the fishing gear and fishing license to spend an hour or two on the Roanoke River or visit the museum located in the Visitor Center. Explore Park’s Visitor Center Gift Shop, newly redesigned and expanded, is open from 9:00AM to 5:00PM for all refreshment needs. The gift shop is home to a variety of local artisan wares that are available for sale along with Explore Park memorabilia, T-Shirts and fun items for the children.