2022 Buskers Fest!
The Watauga Arts Council is partnering with the Downtown Boone Development Association and the Jones House to present a First Friday Art Crawl like no other!
"Live it up!" and join us in Downtown Boone to experience the arts in action as you walk the streets visiting the galleries, shops, and restaurants.
Artists, musicians, and performers will be on the streets from Turchin Center all the way down King Street. Explore the galleries and shops of downtown Boone and enjoy a rich experience along the way.
BBQ and Lost Province Brews will be at the Jones House!
Go to the Jones House parking lot for some delicious Big Brose BBQ and Brews or visit some of the amazing restaurants you see on the streets of Downtown Boone. You can't go wrong with any of them!
Library OUT LOUD
Watauga Library will be taking a field trip down to the Watauga Arts Council's King Street Art Collective - above Doe Ridge Pottery, in the back room
African Drum Demonstrations and Performances with Boba Khalid.
Night Climbing at the Climbing Tower
Live Music, Artis Sales, and night climbing! Rock Dimensions will remain open till 8pm.
Staff Belay (No experience necessary! Ages 5 and up.)
"Second Home" Art Auction
Support Watauga Arts Council and purchase a piece of art for your home at the "Second Home" Silent Art Auction at Buskers Fest!
ART IN THE ALLEY with Matt Crinkly
Visit Matt's pop-up gallery at in the alley between Alumni Hall and Nth Gallery. Matt Crinkly is an Avery County artist.
Let's show our artists, musicians, and performers just how much we appreciate them. They contribute to a vibrant creative community.
Bring cash or have Venmo app ready to tip artists!
The arts sector was one of the hardest hit industries during the COVID shutdown. Performing arts venues were some of the last to be cleared for opening. If you missed hearing live music, going to galleries, and seeing shows, come down to King Street for a night full of performances and demonstrations.
THE BURNETT SISTERS @ Lost Province
7pm - 10pm
Visit Lost Province Brewing Co. to see the Burnett Sisters after you browse the streets of Downtown Boone.
Growing up playing music together in Boone, North Carolina, the sisters' sound is focused around the type of breathtaking vocal harmonies that can only come from the unique bond shared by siblings, expertly complemented by tight instrumental arrangements and a bona fide love of the traditional songs they play.
With a repertoire that's equal parts old-time and bluegrass, country and gospel, this Billboard charting band navigates the diverse source material effortlessly