The Toe River Arts Council‘s Studio Tour happens this weekend from June 6-8 and Parkway Playhouse opens a world premiere show, Ghost Riders based on Sharyn McCrumb’s novel. It’s the perfect weekend to saturate yourself in the beautiful mountains and the arts. Here are some simple steps to follow to have a great time… shamelessly featuring many of our sponsors.
– Purchase tickets for Ghost Riders
in advance so that you are certain to get the seats you want. Call (828) 682-5664 or purchase online HERE
– Pack your bags for this weekend. Call The Buck House Inn
for reservations or check in with the Mitchell
County Chambers of Commerce for local B&Bs and accommodations.
Step 3 – Leave on Friday afternoon so you get to Spruce Pine in time for the Toe River Arts Council Gallery Public Reception at their downtown Gallery from 5-7pm. (While you’re there, pick up your Studio Tour Guide/Map so you can plan the rest of your weekend… or get a jump start online HERE
Optional Additional Step
– Make reservations for one of the most amazing meals in Western North Carolina at knife & fork
with award winning chef Nathan Allen or visit their brand new spoonbar
on Upper Street. (Brand new. As in, opened last week.)
Step 1 – Hit the road vising artist’s studios. See potters, painters, weavers, jewelers, glass blowers, metal-workers… there are over 95 participating artists this year.
Step 3 – Feed your stomach and not just your eyes!
We might suggest, if you’re in Burnsville — Bubba’s Good Eats or Garden Deli or Bootleg Sports Bar & Grill
Step 4 – Get ready for an evening of theatre at Parkway Playhouse. You’ll get to meet the author of the novel, Sharyn McCrumb and the playwright who adapted the work for stage, Andrew Gall.
Rinse and Repeat. The Studio Tour is still going on and there’s a 3 pm matinee showing of Ghost Riders. (As Ms. McCrumb is very busy, she will only be attending the opening night event, so won’t be around on Sunday.)
Enjoy our mountain counties and our diverse arts!