Adult and Youth Creative Writing Workshops with Phillip Shabazz

Mr. Shabazz has had a family emergency.  This workshop will be rescheduled. Two- day youth workshop – June 30 & July 1These workshops are free but registration is required.   Esteemed poet, author, and teaching artist, Phillip Shabazz is back and will present two opportunities for adults and children in these Creative Writing Workshops. With support…

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Adult Creative Writing Workshop

You are invited to and adult Creative Writing Workshop with esteemed poet, author, and teaching artist, Phillip Shabazz Presented by the Literacy Council of Burke County with funds through the Burke Arts Council and the North Carolina Grassroots Program. Tuesday, and Wednesday, June 28 and 29. The workshops will take place in the community room…

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The 2022 October Oyster Outing

The October Oyster Outing is back on the Square!   Save the Date ~  Saturday, October 15.  1 – 6PM Oysters – Steamed and Fried Shrimp – Boiled and Fried Clam Chowder Salt Potatoes Barbecue Hamburgers & Hot Dogs Local Craft Beer FEATURING MUSIC BY CONTINENTAL DIVIDE ! We’re Looking for Volunteers! Click Here If You…

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Stained Glass with Dan Hoyle

This four-session class will provide you with the fundamentals of stained glass using the copper foil method.  Patience and practice are important parts of being a stained glass artisan, but never fear if you are lacking those requirements.  They can be learned!  You will be learning many new skills and they won’t be mastered overnight, but…

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Fused Glass Classes on the Porch with Diane Enger

This beautiful rainbow garden stake will add color to your garden all year long! Saturday, June 4, 2022.  10AM – 1PM. Fee for Instruction:  $30 for BAC Members/ $35 Non Member Fee + $15 Materials Fee paid to the instructor Limited Space is available (8 students) On the porch of the new Burke Arts Council…

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“Objects, Art, & Furniture Flip”

A fundraiser in support of the Burke Arts Council and Habitat for Humanity of Burke County. Thursday, June 23, 2022 Habitat for Humanity of Burke County ReStore 111 Independence Blvd., Morganton, NC Let the bidding begin!  Items from the Habitat ReStore in Burke County, meticulously restored, repurposed, and available to the public at this fun…

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Request for Qualifications – Outdoor Wall Art Project

The Burke Arts Council is seeking qualifications from professional artists, or artist teams, to design and install a piece of wall art for the new Arts Council building at 506 S. Sterling Street in downtown Morganton, N.C. All mediums will be considered – murals, mosaics, ceramics and iron or metal sculpture.  The theme for the…

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Black History Month Retrospective

Welcome to a Virtual Exhibition Celebrating Black History Month as the Burke County Branch of the NAACP aims to inform and celebrate our local black history makers, past and present. CLICK HERE for a display highlighting history-makers of the Morganton Community who have paved the way, opened doors, or exemplified African- American heritage. The Burke Arts…

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First Frost Art Show & Sale

Our Annual First Frost Art Show & Sale is back and will feature a unique variety of fine handcrafted artwork by talented local artists. We could not be happier to support these artists and to give you the opportunity to purchase beautiful handmade gifts this holiday season. The show will be displayed at the new Burke…

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Seeking Artists for Gallery Exhibitions and Artist Sales Gallery

We are  seeking innovative work from emerging and established artists working in all mediums for solo and/or group exhibitions in our new Gallery and our Artists’ Sales Gallery. Please complete the form below and upload up to 5 artwork samples. All work must be original works of art, created by the artist within the last…

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2021 “Souper” Oyster Event

The October Oyster Outing is a Morganton tradition and our biggest fundraiser of the year.  This community favorite will return in 2022 in all its glory, but for 2021 the Burke Arts Council will host a  “Souper” Oyster Event! Homemade soups will be available for take-out/ curbside pickup. New England Clam Chowder, Brunswick Stew, Oyster…

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Junior Appalachian Musicians

The Morganton JAM (Junior Appalachian Musicians) is a program for children (grades 4 – 8) in Burke County that offers a wide variety of classes including fiddle, 3-finger banjo, guitar, mandolin and upright bass.  Sessions are held two afternoons per week after school at the City of Morganton Recreation Center.   The program is coordinated by…

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