The Board of Directors of the Burke Arts Council
cordially invites you to a community reception on
Friday, February 21, 2020
5 until 8PM.
As we bid farewell to the Jailhouse Gallery and celebrate its rich history. 

The exhibit will feature art that has graced our building over the last forty-four years and will be on display through March 31st. 

Join us for a Live Music Event Every Friday in March!
These events are free. Food & Drink will be available.

Friday, March 6th  5:30 - 6:30PM
The Amsammiches are a folk-pop music duo made up of friends Sam Morgan and Amber Tindell.
With their ukuleles and other musical abilities they perform covers and original songs that will delight all age groups.

Friday, March 13th  5:30 - 6:30PM

Friday, March 20th  5:30 - 7:30OPM
JAILHOUSE MUSIC CENTER - Hosted by Alan Darveaux.
In 1979, new artist-in-residence Alan Darveaux established the Jail House Music Center. The intent was to have acoustic musicians come and play in an
environmentally friendly atmosphere where listeners could sit and enjoy without the clang of bottles or dinner conversations.
Every Friday night for over a year musicians came to the Jailhouse to play to an appreciative audience. The success of the Jailhouse Music Center spread across western
North Carolina.  Musicians young and old came to play and the crowd loved it.

Musicians, if you're interested in joining the Jailhouse Music Center, please contact Alan Darveaux at

Friday, March 27th  5:30 - 6:30PM
A local rock band who has been playing in the Lenoir, Morganton, Hickory area since 2009.
Featuring Nate Buchanan on vocals and guitar; Robbie LaCombe on guitar and vocals;
Boyd Means on guitar; and Brian Beaver on drums.

Saturday, March 28th  2 - 4PM
"Music Brings Us Together", Performance & Workshop