Exhibiting during October 2019 in the Mazie Jones Gallery:
Western Carolina’s Finest:
Appalachian Theatre History Exhibit
The Appalachian Theatre was built in 1938 by W. Ralph Winkler and A. E. Hamby based on a design by a Lenoir architect, Clarence P. Coffey. The theater first opened on November 14, 1938, and operated for nearly 70 years, until its closure in 2007. That's the quick version, anyway. But the Appalachian Theatre has a much more interesting and complex history, including a surprise raid by federal officers, a devastating fire caused by a popcorn machine, a progressive view on race relations, a long run of exploitation films, an even longer run as a dollar cinema featuring family fare, and a bankruptcy that almost led to the building's demise.
The leadership team at the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country (ATHC) announced that the final phase of construction has been completed and that the newly-renovated 1938 landmark will begin operations this month. The first performance will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 14, 2019.
Tickets to the general public for the first month’s events are only available online at apptheatre.org beginning Monday, October 7. For information about phone ticket orders and in person sales, call
(828) 865-3000. Note that the theatre’s onsite box office hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays and one hour prior to each curtain. The Appalachian Theatre is located at 559 West King Street in uptown Boone, NC next to the Boone Town Hall.
First Friday Art Crawl
September 6th is a special “Live It Up” First Friday! A new Downtown Boone mural will be unveiled at 5:30pm, followed by festivities, refreshments, and the Alcohol Ink gallery reception at the Jones House. The Watauga Library, Doe Ridge Pottery, Foggy Pine Books, the Horton Hotel, and Lost Province will all be participating in this month’s First Friday with exhibits, demonstrations, giveaways, and other specials.
Join the Jones House each month (except January) for the First Friday Art Crawl! During the Art Crawl, the Jones House will host an art reception honoring the month’s artist with food and refreshments for all. Be sure to make the Jones House one of your stops during Art Crawl. The Jones House First Friday Art Crawl is from 6:30 - 8:00 PM.
2019 Gallery Schedule
January - Year in Review
February - Lees Gregory
March - Digital Watauga
April - Shooting Stars
May - Ty Brown
June - Blue Ridge Fiber Guild
July - High Country Watermedia Society
August - Wade Evans
September - Alcohol Ink Group
October - Appalachian Theatre of the High Country
November - Ginger Bryant
December - Rachael Van Dyke
604 W. King St.
Boone, NC 28607