Art on the Greene presents fine arts and master crafts in Banner Elk, July 7-8 & Sept. 1-2 - NC Blue Ridge

The lawn at the Historic Banner Elk School becomes a market for the arts three times each year as 40 to 60 artists exhibit their handiwork for Art on the Greene.

The second show takes place July 7-8 (the weekend after Independence Day), while the third installment takes place Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-2.

The North Carolina mountains have long been a haven for artists, and the shows, galleries and exhibits throughout the region are known for highlighting impressive local talent. In addition to local artists, Art on the Greene also includes participants from up and down the East Coast, as well as the Midwest.

Work by metal artists, glass artists, potters, jewelry makers, woodworkers, painters and more will be on display. A variety of food vendors and entertainers will add to the festivities.

Art on the Greene enhances the everyday charm of downtown Banner Elk, the heart of this one-stoplight town in the North Carolina High Country. Creative shops, one-of-a-kind restaurants and the beautiful Lees-McRae College campus make downtown a popular gathering spot for locals and visitors.

The Historic Banner Elk School — built in 1939 as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project during the Great Depression — is a downtown fixture that now houses the Banner Elk Artists Gallery, Banner Elk Book Exchange, professional theater company Ensemble Stage and a lifestyle magazine. Proceeds from Art on the Greene support the school’s ongoing restoration and upkeep.

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