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Arts district celebrates with holiday events

The holiday season kicks off with the arrival of Thanksgiving on Thursday and the Ashe County Arts Council is preparing to celebrate with several events.

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Folk artist finds place in arts district

Ashe County is home to many artists and galleries and West Jefferson has its own arts district. Allison Shoemake has found her niche among this creative lot and will officially open shop on Friday, Nov. 29. 

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Olde Time Family Fun

The 2nd annual West Jefferson Olde Time Antiques Fair returns to West Jefferson with more than 50 booths offering collectibles, primitive items, entertainment and more.

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Farmers’ Market open during fair

Visitors to the second annual West Jefferson’s Olde Time Antiques Fair can make their way down the Backstreet to the Ashe County Farmers’ Market.

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Local artist donates original painting to benefit fair

Ashe County resident and artist, Cher Shaffer created an original painting and donated it to fair organizers to be raffled at the event.

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Little Theatre cast prepares to say ‘Bye, Bye Birdie’

The Ashe County Little Theatre will bring “Bye, Bye Birdie” to the Ashe Civic Center stage, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22.

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WJ hosts Crooked Road Ramblers

The Crooked Road Ramblers will perform at West Jefferson’s Backstreet Park beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

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Elk Shoals to host River Fest, Duck Race

Elk Shoals United Methodist Campground will host a day full of activity this weekend as the inaugural Elk Shoals River Fest and the 2nd annual Ashe Masonic Lodge Duck Race are held Saturday.

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Hassell shares her ‘memories’ in local exhibit

Works from Janice Hassell’s more than 60 years as an artist are currently on display at the Ashe Arts Center Gallery in West Jefferson.

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Christmas in July fast approaching

Christmas in July will feature the sounds, crafts and taste of the High Country.

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The King Bees headed downtown

For the second concert of the season, The King Bees will take the stage at the BackStreet Park for the free summer concert series.

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JAM artists earn top spots at area competitions

Passing the tradition of old-time music to the next generation is the purpose of the Ashe County Arts Council sponsored Junior Appalachian Musicians. 

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Coffee House Live returns

The Ashe County Arts Council will sponsor the Coffee House Live at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, in the Hensley Hall of the West Jefferson Methodist Church in West Jefferson. 

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