Blue Ridge Ukulele Festival

Make plans to join us for the Inaugural Blue Ridge Ukulele Festival  May 5 – 7, 2023Morganton, North Carolina Featuring: Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Christopher Davis-Shannon, Mim, the Dancing Fleas, and more! Workshops, plenty of opportunities to jam, vendors, open mic performance opportunities, and loads of fun. Hosted by the Burke Arts Council506 S. Sterling…

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The 2022 October Oyster Outing

The October Oyster Outing is back on the Square! Saturday, October 15.  1 – 7PM Downtown Morganton It’s time for the 20th Annual October Oyster and Shrimp Festival! It’s our biggest and best fundraising event and a local favorite!  You won’t want to miss it! Oysters – Steamed and Fried Shrimp – Boiled and Fried…

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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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“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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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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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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Third Thursday Art Crawl

The September 16th Art Crawl will conclude the “People, Places, and Things” theme for this season.We have called on artists to get really imaginative and create on canvas, a thing.It’s such a broad category, one can only imagine how artists will adorn their canvases. We will showcase the artwork on the picturesque lawn of Morganton…

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“The Lincoln Maxwell Project”

Pop-Up Show at Oak Hill Iron Works Showroom to showcase solo works by John Ferguson, furniture designer and builder,  and Professional Crafts Wood Instructor at Western Piedmont Community College. Friday, June 18, 4 until 6PM:  Join us for wine & cheese and a chance to visit with John Ferguson as he shows us his latest…

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WPCC Professional Craft Clay Exhibition

WPCC Professional Craft Clay Exhibition Opens October 21.  Reception Saturday 5 til 7PM   Western Piedmont Community College’s (WPCC) Professional Crafts: Clay students will debut their handmade pottery alongside the National Pastel Society with an opening Saturday, October 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Burke Arts Council’s Jail House Gallery located at 115 East…

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