More of what’s going around:
–Kiefer Sutherland was spotted hanging out on Biltmore Avenue Wednesday afternoon. Sutherland, a country music/Americana musician, is playing a show at The Orange Peel on Thursday.
-Word on the street is that the former Hannah Flannagan’s on Biltmore Avenue is going to be a new pizza restaurant.
–The Asheville Tourists have several fun promotions this baseball season. Visitors to historic McCormick Field this year can meet former heavyweight boxing champion Buster Douglas on May7; they can see the team wear jerseys that say Beer City on June 2, with the jerseys then auctioned off for charity; and they can receive a replica of McCormick Speedway, the racetrack that preceded the ball park, on June 23.
-Here’s a new time-lapse video showing the seasons at Biltmore Estate:
-If you’re looking to adopt a dog, meet the first 37 available Shih-Poos who were seized recently by the Asheville Humane Society and Asheville Animal Services as part of a cruelty investigation from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday at the AHS Adoption Center. After a month of legal battles and much-needed TLC including baths, grooming, behavior enrichment and medical treatments, these resilient Shih-Poos are finally ready to find their forever homes, according to a press release. Interested adopters will be met on a first-come basis. The adoption fee is $100.
-After four successful years at the American Legion parking deck, the 2016 Art in the Park series in Blowing Rock moves across Memorial Park to Park Avenue near Main Street, where visitors will have all the shopping and dining attractions of Blowing Rock even closer at hand, according to a press release. More:
This year’s Saturday dates are May 7, June 11, July 16, August 13, September 10 and October 8. Once again there will be subsequent Sunday Concerts in the Park every month except October. Sunday concert performers are as follows: May, Shelby Moore; June, Tom Shirley and John Henniger; July, Watauga Community Band; August, Silvio Martinat Swing Band; September, Never Too Late Bluegrass Band.
Information on featured artists as it becomes available can be found at blowingrock.com/artinthepark.
“We are very excited to relocate Art in the Park to Park Avenue, an ideal location for an arts and crafts show. Shoppers will be able to stroll from Main Street down Park Avenue to enjoy a variety of work including pottery, art glass, wood, jewelry, clothing, paintings, photography and more. In addition to the arts and crafts on Park Avenue, we will have free food and wine tastings in the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce yard, yoga classes in the Park, and more. Blowing Rock will be alive with fun activities for the entire family,” said Loni Miller, Art in the Park Director.
Art in the Park showcases nearly 100 craftspeople and artisans, with hundreds applying to show their wares. Prices for objects, from a handmade postcard to a large piece of furniture, range from $5 to $5000.
Art in the Park is sponsored by Modern Automotive and is a Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce event. For more information, call 877.295.7851.