ARTS DEPOT: Abingdon, Va., 314 Depot Square. Wednesday Morning Painters, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Beginners to professional. Everyone welcome. Appalachian Center for Poet and Writers meet monthly at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday for a workshop. Writers are asked to being 6-8 copies of poems or short prose. [email protected]. 276-628-9091,

BARTER THEATRE 2018 SEASON: Abingdon, Va., 127 W. Main St. Single tickets for Barter Theatre’s new season on sale at and 276-628-3991. Shows include: Sister Act; Steele Magnolias and Elf: The Musical.

HOLSTON MOUNTAIN ARTISANS: Abingdon, Va. 214 Park St. SE. July 14, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.: Saturday spot-light demonstrator featuring Cathy Jones traditional Moravian stars in lively colors 276-628-7721.

HUNGRY MOTHER FESTIVAL: Marion, Va. Downtown Marion. July 20-22. July 20: Main Street Block Party featuring Phantom 6-10 p.m., bring lawn chair. July 2, 2-10 p.m.: Food trucks, live music, community booths, kids zone, car show, beer gardens, “Hungriest Mother Food Challenge” and more downtown. Free shuttle all weekend from Farmers Market pavilion to Hungry Mother State Park, Chili registration $50 email [email protected] or 276-378-5029.

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA MUSEUM HISTORICAL STATE PARK: Big Stone Gap, Va. Artisan Series craft project third Monday every month March-Dec. July 20: Lunch on the Lawn featuring Richard Phillips & Friends, bring lunch or purchase pre-order lunch by Wednesday for $6 276-523-1322.


A WORK OF ARTS GALLERY & GIFTS: Bristol, Tenn. 600 State St. Gallery filled and managed by local artists providing paintings, drawings, jewelry, pottery, woodworking, stained glass; etc. Open Sun.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; stays open late on First Friday of each month. Offering painting classes; booth spaces available for local artists, 423-797-0089.

APPALACHIAN SPIRIT GALLERY: Marion, Va. 144 W. Main St. July 13-Aug. 3, 12:15-1:15 p.m. weekdays: Lyn Thompson artist displays, paintings, jewelry designs, wood items, fabric art, stained glass, fused glass; much more 276-782-0545 or 276-759-3890.

THE [email protected] BARR PHOTOGRAPHICS: Abingdon, Va., 152 E. Main St. Caroline Baker, “Shipping & Handling”, now thru July 31. 276-628-1486,

BIRTHPLACE OF COUNTRY MUSIC MUSEUM: Bristol, Va., 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way. Exhibits Gallery. 423-573-1927, [email protected].

ALONG THE HORIZON: CONTEMPORARY DRAWING IN TENNESSEE: Johnson City, Tenn., ETSU’s Reese Museum. Open: Joint exhibition – between the Reece Museum, Slocumb Galleries and Mary B. Martin School of the Arts at East Tennessee State University — highlighting the exercise of drawing as a useful medium for artists. The exhibition displays the work of 13 contemporary Tennessee artists. or 423-439-8587.

EDITH BOLLING WILSON BIRTHPLACE FOUNDATION AND MUSEUM: Wytheville, Va. Exhibits on view now through February 28, 2019: World War I; Girls Scouts during ‘The Great War’, Allied Dinner Series: July 14: Russia. August 14: United Kingdom. September 22: France. October 27: Italy.

MUSEUM OF THE MIDDLE APPALACHIANS: Saltville, Va. Exhibits in main hall include: Geology, The Ice Age, Native Americans, Pioneer Settlement, Early Salt and Gypsum Industry, War-Between-the-States, Industrialization, Company Town Life and Wetlands. 276-496-3633 or

NYUMBA YA TAUSI-PEACOCK MUSEUM: Bristol, Va., 412 Clinton Ave. Two permanent exhibits: African artifacts, handmade toys, musical instruments, jewelry, etc.; African American collectibles, black memorabilia, i.e., dolls, quilts, photos, etc. $5 adults/$3 for children under 12. Museum hours: 1-5 Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Monday and Wednesday are by appointment, 276-669-4596.

SETTLERS MUSEUM OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA: Atkins, Va. 1322 Rocky Hollow Rd. Opening season now-Nov. 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Tuesday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m.: Sunday; for school tours, individuals and groups, 276-686-4401.

WHITE’S MILL & MERCANTILE: Abingdon, Va. White’s Mill Rd. Reopens March. 276-628-2960 or [email protected].

WILLIAM KING MUSEUM OF ART: Abingdon, Va., William King Museum of Art, 415 Academy Dr. Dressed By Design: Exhibition of designer clothing including designs by Giorgio Armani, Alexander McQueen, Ralph Lauren. Now Through Aug. 12: Coal Country: Exhibition examines the history and culture of coal. Now-July 15: Suzanne Stryk: Notes on the State of Virginia: Exhibition of contemporary art re-creating Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia. Through July: Out in the Open: Sculpture Competition and Exhibition: 3 New Sculptures; Permanent collection of outdoor sculpture on museum grounds. Events: July 5 from 5 to 8: Big Messy: featuring a Foam Pit for Kids. The museum is free and open to the public. 276-628-5005 or


CREEKSIDE RESTAURANT: Downtown Jonesborough, Tenn. Jonesborough Storytelling Guild: Up to four guild members present stories for all ages on Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Donation of $5 for adults and $3 per student; or 423-753-6626.


GREEN COVE STATION VISITOR CENTER: Damascus, Va., Green Cove Station Visitor Center on the Virginia Creeper Trail is seeking artists and photographers to exhibit their works for public viewing starting in April. A Southwest Virginia theme is preferred. Bluegrass or mountain music bands are also being sought for volunteer performances. 800-628-7202 or email [email protected].

HALE SPRINGS INN: Rogersville, Tenn., 110 W. Main Street. Hale Springs Inn & McKinney’s Tavern in Rogersville, Tennessee, is looking for local artists — painters, photographers, writers to showcase their talents for free. Visual artists may display work for the duration of the arranged month. 423-272-5171 or

[email protected].

VIRGIE R. FLEENOR ART GALLERY: Bristol, Va., 701 Goode St., Bristol Public Library, invitation to artists to exhibit their works. Each exhibition is scheduled for a two month period and June unavailable. Applications can be obtained by calling 276-821-6148 or stop by the library.

DOWNTOWN KINGSPORT ASSOCIATION: Kingsport, Tenn., Main Arts Center and DKA seeking artists interested in showing work. 423-246-6550.

THE GALLERY @ BARR PHOTOGRAPHICS: Abingdon, Va., 152 E. Main St. Call for artists. Dean at the Gallery, the [email protected] or 276-628-1486.

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