Attendees flocked to Art on the Greene in downtown Banner Elk last year, and the event promises to be bigger and better in 2022 with four shows through the summer months.

Attendees flocked to Art on the Greene in downtown Banner Elk last year, and the event promises to be bigger and better in 2022 with four shows through the summer months.
BANNER ELK – Four times this summer, Art on the Greene brings original artwork in a variety of media to the green at the Historic Banner Elk School. Located in the center of the small town, the shows create an idyllic setting for meeting artists, admiring their work and shopping for handmade pieces.
The two-day shows take place on the Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend May 28 and 29; July Fourth weekend, July 2 and 3; the first weekend of August, Aug. 6 and 7; and Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3 and 4.
“The arts are important to the town of Banner Elk, and Art on the Greene is one way we celebrate them,” said Nancy Owen, Banner Elk’s tourism director. “We’re in such a beautiful spot in the mountains; the scenery and aesthetics are very fitting for an event like this.”
More than 50 artists are scheduled to participate in every show. Each installment of Art on the Greene has a unique lineup, including local artists from the surrounding High Country, as well as artists from throughout the Southeast and beyond. While some exhibitors make repeat appearances, visitors are sure to meet different artists if they attend multiple shows.
A juried selection process ensures all artwork is original and high-quality. The roster regularly includes painters, metalsmiths, glassblowers, potters, photographers, wood carvers and turners, jewelry makers, and textile artists.
Attendees also enjoy strolling to brick-and-mortar shops, galleries, restaurants and tasting rooms in downtown Banner Elk.
“The shows bring people into town or give them something extra to do when they’re here for a long weekend,” Owen said. “Then they can check out the restaurants and other downtown offerings, so it’s a win-win all around.”
Art on the Greene proceeds support the Historic Banner Elk School. Built in 1939 as a Works Progress Administration project, the stone structure is now an arts hub, housing Banner Elk Artists Gallery, Ensemble Stage professional theater and a community book exchange.
Hours for Art on the Greene are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For additional details and lodging options, go to www.BannerElk.com or call (828) 898-5398.
{{description}}
Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items.
Dear reader,
Thanks to modern technologies, you and more people are reading the Watauga Democrat than ever before. Freedom of the press is essential to preserving democracy: But a free press isn’t free. It takes significant resources for Mountain Times Publications’ 10 full-time journalists to provide credible, fact-based and ethical journalism in the High Country. So, we are asking you to join our advertisers and print subscribers in supporting local journalism with your dollar. The Watauga Democrat does not have a paywall, but your financial support will help sustain these services that you use to inform your decisions and engage with your community.
Your comment has been submitted.

Reported
There was a problem reporting this.
Log In
Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.
We’re always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what’s going on!
Trusted local news has never been more important, but providing the information you need, information that can change sometimes minute-by-minute, requires a partnership with you, our readers. Please consider making a contribution today to support this vital resource that you and countless others depend on.
Sorry, an error occurred.

A weekday morning newsletter with a list of local news, sports and community headlines.
Sign up with

Thank you .
Your account has been registered, and you are now logged in.
Check your email for details.
Invalid password or account does not exist
Sign in with
Submitting this form below will send a message to your email with a link to change your password.
An email message containing instructions on how to reset your password has been sent to the e-mail address listed on your account.

Secure & Encrypted
Secure transaction. Cancel anytime.

Thank you.
Your purchase was successful, and you are now logged in.
A receipt was sent to your email.

source

Shop Sephari