Artist Support Grants 2022-23

The application portal for 2022-2023 Artist Support Grants for Artists in Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Iredell, and McDowell Counties will open on September 1, 2022 and close on September 30, 2022. The grant, operated by local arts councils, will fund professional and artistic development for emerging or established artists to create work, improve business operations,…

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Adult and Youth Creative Writing Workshops with Phillip Shabazz

We have rescheduled!   Two-day adult workshop – July 13 & 14Two- day youth workshop – July 14 & 15These 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 from the North…

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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!   Saturday, October 15.  1 – 7PM Oysters – Steamed and Fried Shrimp – Boiled and Fried Clam Chowder Salt Potatoes Barbecue Hamburgers & Hot Dogs Local Craft Beer FEATURING MUSIC BY CONTINENTAL DIVIDE ! The event is free and open to the public. Food, Beer, and…

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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

MANDALA SUN CATCHER In this class we will be creating a 6-inch mandala using transparent glasses.  We will then use copper tubing and wire to create a hanger.  This piece will look beautiful outside, where it is constructed to withstand the elements and the copper will get a great patina on its surface as it…

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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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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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