-AUGUST 3 – 4, 2019
ARTIST EXHIBIT: JULY 30 - AUGUST 4, 2019
RECEPTION: AUGUST 2ND, 2019, 7PM
Summertime in the mountains – what better way to see the countryside than on a two-day Studio Tour! And to see the best Ashe County artists working in their own studios! On August 3 – 4 the Ashe County Arts Council will sponsor the Ashe County Studio Tour, a two-day, self-guided, free event in which Ashe County artists open their studios to the public.
Tour participants will discover art studios located all over the county – in and around West Jefferson, Jefferson, Crumpler, Laurel Springs, Todd, Creston, Warrensville, and Lansing. Most of the studios are not usually open to the public, so this is a rare opportunity for people to see where these artists work and at select locations, to watch them as they create their art. And it doesn’t hurt that getting there takes you through some of the most beautiful mountain countryside the High Country has to offer!
For more information, contact the Ashe County Arts Council at 336-846-2787 or email email@example.com.
QUILT SQUARE GIRLS-BARN QUILTS
JANE MUNROE FLOYD-BOTANICAL COLLAGE
CAMILLE MORGAN-STAINED GLASS & COPPER
MARY-ANN PRACK-PAINTING & SCULPTURE
ANNE PRESSION-ARTISAN SOAPS
CARLA HOUCK-BASKET WEAVING
JENNIFER LEY-FIBERS & FELTING
JENNIFER GARDINER WILSON-POTTERY
Have you checked out our Amazing Chamber of Commerce lately?
They have shirts, guides, disc for disc golf, anything you could ever need to visit Ashe County! They are located in downtown West Jefferson, within walking distance to our lofts.
Be sure to check out their website at https://ashechamber.com/
They have Visitor Information, Things to Do, An Events Calendar, A Business Directory, Webcams, Photos, Videos, Services, A Store, and their Contact Information.
This is just a start! Under each information tab, they have an entire list of things to do! I love being able to see the events for the entire month! It helps so much with making plans with my children!
Thank you so much Ashe Chamber of Commerce for all of your hard work!
Looking for something to do this week? We can help you with that! We have lots of events going on locally in West Jefferson!
Mount Jefferson State Park is hosting a FREE paint the park event 2:00p.m. this Saturday, July 20th, at the picnic shelter.
Take advantage of the scenery and come up to relax on your mountain.
We will provide free canvases and tempera paints. You provide the creativity.
This is a free outdoor painting program for all ages. All supplies are free while they last.
For a list of events at Mount Jefferson State Park, check out their website at www.ncparks.gov/mount-jefferson-state-natural-area/events-and-programs
Boondocks is having MUSIC BINGO!
More info below:
This IS NOT your Grandma’s BINGO!!! Join us at the Brew Haus on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Thursday night of each Month for Brews. Beats & Bingo.
Instead of numbers, we will be playing short music clips that will match song names on your Bingo cards. Some will be easy to identify, some not so much……Bingo cards are only $1 and you can play as many cards per game as you like. Half of the card sales will go to the winner of each game in the form of a Boondocks Gift Card.
First to call “BINGO” and bring their card up wins the game.
Grab some friends, and come hang out while testing your music knowledge. We will have our Brew Haus menu available as well as a cash bar.
There will be 4 games per night starting at 6:30pm. Each game should last about 45 minutes with some COOL prizes for the winner of each game. Play them all or just come a play a game – you will have a ton of fun!
By the way, have you tried our new Pizzas?
Thank you Boondocks!
This Saturday on July 20th, 2019, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm The Museum of Ashe County will be hosting Emergency Responder Recognition Day And Kid’s Day!
This event is FREE!
Join us at the museum for a fun filled time as we celebrate Ashe County’s Emergency Responders! They will have emergency vehicles, train rides, bounce houses, face painting, and various other kids activities.
Area first responders will be on hand with cars and trucks and we will have bounce houses, train rides, activities, and more. The Jefferson Odd Fellows will be selling food. Hole Lotta Donuts will be on hand and are hosting a First Responders Donut Eating contest.
For more information, you can reach them at 336-846-1904, firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at ashehistory.org
The venue for this event is the Museum of Ashe County History
PO Box 1404
Jefferson, NC 28640 United States
Check this out!!!! Craft Bistro is going to provide hors d'oeuvres tonight at the Gallery Crawl!!!! SO EXCITED!!!!
Did you know that New River State Park host family activities almost every weekend? I was not aware of this! I know being the mom of two children, we will definitely be utilizing this opportunity!
This Saturday, July 13th, at New River State Park Hwy 221 Access Visitor Center they are hosting a tree identification class! 🌱🌿The event will be from 2pm to 3pm. Find out how to identify the common trees of the New River. Join Park staff in learning how to identify common trees of New River State Park. The leaves will finally be "leafing out" along the 1 mile Fern Nature trail at the Wagoner Access of New River State Park. Meet at the Park office at 2 pm. Bring binoculars for spotting leaves and Spring tree dwellers. For more information call 226-982-2587. Program time may vary.
Also, on this Saturday, from 2pm to 3pm at the visitor center, they are having Slithering Scales. This is the ‘Year of the Snakes’ at NC State Parks. Snakes are fascinating animals, but if you were to find a shed skin in your yard, could you tell if it came from a venomous snake? Join a ranger to learn this and a whole lot more! We will talk about the common snakes of the High Country & the difference between venomous & non-venomous snakes. Program time may vary.
To find out more information, visit the Chamber of Commerce or go online at https://ashechamber.com/event.php?id=1393
Have you ever wondered how barn quilts became so popular, what a barn quilt was for, where it originated from, how to make one, or even why a barn quilt?!? Well I have, especially after driving in town and seeing a new barn quilt on Boondocks! I love it!
Anyways, so where did the idea of a barn quilt come from? According to Wikipedia, the first official quilt trail was begun in 2001 in Adams County, Ohio. Donna Sue Groves wanted to honor her mother, Maxine, a noted quilter, with a painted quilt square on the family's barn in Manchester, Ohio. Though many believe that the Groves farm is home to the first barn quilt, that is not the case. The first barn quilt was an Ohio Star which was unveiled as part of a community celebration at a nearby herb farm. The Groves farm later became part of a trail of 20 barn quilts that formed a driving trail throughout Adams County. Although an emerging concept, a U.S. national quilt trail has rapidly spread across Ohio to Iowa, Kentucky, Kansas, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, North Dakota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, Texas, Minnesota, Nebraska, Colorado, South Dakota, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Oregon. Across the border in Canada, British Columbia has developed a trail, and barn quilts also exist in Ontario as well as in Kings County, New Brunswick.
If you have anymore questions, or interested in a barn quilt, I am sure the ladies in down town West Jefferson at Quilt Square Girls would be more than glad to help you! Here is their website http://www.ilovebarnquilts.com/index.html be sure to tell them we sent ya 😉
For a list of all the participants, click here ashecountyarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/PARTICIPANT-Information-2019.pdf
There is a map at the bottom of this post as well.
On Friday, June 14 from 5pm to 8pm, the “ arts district” of downtown West Jefferson will come alive with folks strolling the streets. Gallery Crawl is back! For the June crawl there will be new exhibits, special artists, refreshments, and in-store promotions.
Gallery Crawls will take place the second Friday of each month. Mark June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13 and October 11 on your calendars. There will be a special Christmas Crawl on Friday, December 6. The purpose of the crawls are to support and promote downtown West Jefferson businesses. Crawlers will have an opportunity to see new, creative and innovative works by Ashe County’s leading artists. Crawlers are invited to stroll the streets, visit the galleries, view the downtown murals, enjoy the many outdoor art pieces and take advantage of the downtown restaurants.
Jane Lonon, executive director of the Ashe County Arts Council, states, “This is the nineteenth annual Gallery Crawl in downtown West Jefferson. We are excited to feature thirteen galleries. The first crawl of the season is fun and festive with lots of folks strolling the streets, enjoying the latest creations from our creative and talented Ashe County artists.” Art lovers will find on the streets of Downtown West Jefferson one of a kind paintings and photography, pottery, stained glass, quilts, fiber arts, jewelry, wood turned art, and much more.
West Jefferson has an eclectic group of shops, galleries and studios representing a large and varied group of artists who will be displaying their latest creations. Participating in the crawl will be: Acorn Gallery, Ashe Arts Center, Ashe Custom Framing and Gallery, Backstreet Beads, Bohemia Gallery, Catchlight Gallery, Farmers Market Crafters, Florence Thomas Art School, Great Southern Gothic, Originals Only Gallery, Quilt Square Girls, RT Morgan Gallery and Glass by Camille, Stephen Shoemaker Studio and Gallery, and The Vintage Locket.
The Ashe Arts Center will open their new exhibit on Gallery Crawl evening with a duo exhibit by JoAnn Pippin and Carole Bryant. Light and Lighthouses will feature watercolor, oils and pastels. Crawlers will enjoy refreshments, meet these two artistic friends and view this new exhibit.
Join your friends and neighbors for Gallery Crawl and experience the arts in West Jefferson! Admission to Gallery Crawl is free and is sponsored by the Ashe County Arts Council in cooperation with the West Jefferson Business Association and the West Jefferson TDA. Maps will be available at the Ashe Arts Center in West Jefferson and at other participating galleries and shops. For more information, call the Ashe County Arts Council at 336-846-ARTS