HISTORIC JONESBOROUGH VISITORS CENTER/OLD TOWN EMPORIUM GIFT SHOP: Premiere travel-ing art exhibition known as the Hoffman Challenge through end of July featuring a collection of nearly 50 quilts and dolls. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 423-753-1010 or hoffmanchallenge.com.
HANDS ON! REGIONAL MUSEUM: Johnson City, 315 E. Main St., Making American Flags; Paper fans; Body Carnival: The Science and Fun of Being You; Uncle Sam Science; July 4, closed for Independence Day; Give Me 5; Kid's Kaleidoscope Summer Camp; Marvelous Magnets, 423-434-4363 Ext. 100, email@example.com.; July 26, 1 p.m. 7th Annual Hands On Summer Golf Classic will tee off at Buffalo Valley Golf Course. Proceeds benefitting the Museum’s programs and exhibits. Entry fee $125 for adults and $75 for ages 16 and younger. Lnnch will be provided by Cootie Brown’s. 423-928-6508 or 423-360-8637 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
NELSON’S FINE ART CENTER: Johnson City, 324 East Main St., July 5-24, Watauga Valley Art League 6x6 Art Exhibit. July 5, 7-9 p.m. Artist’s reception with light hors ‘doeuvres and refreshments.
DEERY INN MUSEUM AND GROUNDS: Blountville, Tenn. Early stage stop with permanent displays of 18th and 19th century antiques, period paintings, quilts, grand piano and more. 423-323-4660 or www.historicsullivan.com.
EDITH BOLLING WILSON BIRTHPLACE FOUNDATION AND MUSEUM: Wytheville, Va., On display: Ex-hibit of The Electric Past and the Future Come Together, Edith Bolling Wilson’s Electric Car. 276-223-3484, www.edithbollingwilson.org.
MUSEUM OF THE MIDDLE APPALACHIANS: Saltville, Va. Exhibits in main hall include: Geology, The Ice Age, Native Americans, Pioneer Settlement, Early Salt and Gypsum Industry, War-Between-the-States, Industrialization, Company Town Life and Wetlands. 276-496-3633 or www.museum-mid-app.org.
NYUMBA YA TAUSI-PEACOCK MUSEUM: Bristol, Va., 412 Clinton Ave. Two permanent exhibits: African artifacts, handmade toys, musical instruments, jewelry, etc.; African American collectibles, black memorabilia, i.e., dolls, quilts, photos, etc. $5 adults/$3 for children under 12. Museum hours: 1-4:30 p.m. Saturday and weekdays by appointment. W. Banks, 276-669-4596.
WHITE'S MILL & MERCANTILE: Abingdon. Restoration of the 1790's grist mill is complete and free tours are being given to the public. Schools call for an appointment. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Also seeking new board members. email@example.com or 276-628-2960.
606 STATE STREET GALLERY: Bristol, Va., July 5, 5-7 p.m. artists reception with Hunter Hayden featured student artist. Also Ed Puhr will exhibit his works. Light refreshments will be provided.
BRISTOL'S SLATER CENTER: Bristol, Tenn., through July 25, Tennessee State Museum's exhibition Hoofbeats in the Heartland, Open Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday from 4-7 p.m. 423-764-4023 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ARTS DEPOT: Abingdon, Va., Depot’s Founders Gallery Art from the Heart fundraising exhibit. 170 pieces of artwork available for purchase at $36; Spotlight Gallery: through July 26, works of Nadya Warhen-Gibson and Jennifer Counts-Buckland, A Spectacle of Dichotomy; through July 26, Gino Didio, Leslie James and Carrie McNutt; Founders Gallery, through July 20, Highlands Camera Club. 276-628-9091 or email@example.com.
THE GALLERY @ BARR PHOTOGRAPHICS: Abingdon, Va., 152 E. Main St., through July 13, Searching for Arcadia an exhibit of Plein Aire acrylic works by Brett LaGue will hang, and is offered for purchase. 276-628-1486 or http://barrphotograchics.com.
SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER: Abingdon, Va., Exit 14, I-81, Lobby: On perma-nent display, works by Kyle Buckland. 276-619-4300.
ROCKY MOUNT: Piney Flats, Tenn., 200 Hyder Hill Road. Guided tours Tuesday–Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $8 adults/seniors (60+) $7/children (ages 5-17) $5, 423-538-7396 or 888-538-1791. www.rockymountmuseum.com.
ELLEN VON DEHSEN ELMES GALLERY: Richlands, Va., King Community Center at Southwest Virginia Community College, through July 25 SWCC photography students will be exhibiting an extensive variety of subjects, styles and sizes. Contact Hal Brainerd 276-988-6971 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WATAUGA VALLEY ART LEAGUE: Johnson City, Wing Deer Park Meredith Pavilion, July 21, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., annual picnic. Members and art friends are invited to participate in plein air painting beginning 9 a.m. Suggested list of supplies needed for plein air painting is available. The meal will be served at 1 p.m. WAL will provide the meat aned paper products; members, spouses, others bring sides, desserts and beverages. 423-282-3029 or email@example.com .
JOHNSON CITY AREA ARTS COUNCIL: Downtown Gallery at 300 East Main St., Johnson City. Artwork by Linda Bryant and Jean Corbett through July 30 with reception, July 5, 6-8 p.m., Serendipity: Clay and Canvas. 423-928-8229 or http://www.arts.org/.
BRISTOL PUBLIC LIBRARY: July 11, 7 p.m., J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room: art four of Medical Education Series. Dr. Tim Urbin from the Quillen School of Medicine will speak on Demetia; July 13, 10 a.m. book signing and cartooning presentation by John Rose who does the McGoggle and the Snuffy Smith strip cartoons; July 24, Snakes Alive program as well as movies, special events, and summer reading programs.
WILLIAM KING MUSEUM: Abingdon, Va. through July 14: Quilt National: The Dairy Barn Arts Center Bien-nial; Through Aug. 11: The Virginia Dulcimer: 200 Years of Bowing, Strumming & Picking; Though Sept. 29, UnShelved: Nick DeFord, Daniel Essig, Travis Head and Robyn Raines. 276-628-5005 or www.williamkingmusem.org .
APPALACHIAN ARTS CENTER: Route 19 in the Old Archie Helton Store – 2.5 miles south of Claypool Hill, through Aug. 31, exhibition of fine art quilts made by Sylvia Richardson of Marion. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 12-6 p.m.; Thursday 12-8 p.m. and Saturday, 10 .m. to 5 p.m. 276-596-9188 or firstname.lastname@example.org
JONESBOROUGH DAYS FESTIVAL: Country Main Stage, July 5-6, with rising country artist, Logan Mur-rell, JV Squad, Mark Kroos, Eddie and Martha Adcock. 423-753-1010 or visit Jonesborough Days on Face-book.
GRAYSON HIGHLANDS FALL FESTIVAL: Mouth of Wilson, Va., picnic area at Grayson Highlands State Park, Sept. 28-29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vendors needed. All crafts must be mountain or pioneer in style and must be handmade. No food vendors. 276-233-8237 or email@example.com. Application deadline is Sept. 15.
CARTER MANSION TOURS: Elizabethton, Tenn., 1031 Broad St., each Wednesday through Sunday 2 p.m. into early August, 423-543-5808.
JONESBOROUGH JULY 4TH: Entries for parade, Living and Loving Jonesborough: Small Town, USA. All types of entries are encouraged, from horses and antique cars to walking entries and beauty queens. $50 for commercial entries and $25 for non-commercial entries. 423-791-3869 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALL FOR ARTISTS/VENDORS
THE ART PLACE: Chilhowie, Va. Offering space for studios, gallery shop, classroom for artists, craft people in Smyth County and neighboring communities. 276-496-3734.
DOWNTOWN KINGSPORT ASSOCIATION: Kingsport, Tenn., Main Arts Center and DKA seeking artists interested in showing work. 423-246-6550.
THE GALLERY @ BARR PHOTOGRAPHICS: Abingdon, Va., 152 E. Main St. Call for artists. Dean at the Gallery, the email@example.com or 276-628-1486.
606 STATE STREET GALLERY: Bristol, Va., seeking exhibiting artists of all media and genres, including paintings, drawings, sculpture, glass jewelry, pottery, photography, prints, cards, textiles and fine art crafts. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 423-573-2438 or 606statestreetgallery.com.
PEOPLE'S CHOICE ART WALK: Jonesborough. Artwork theme is Living and Loving Jonesborough: Small Town, USA. They must be original works. Art Walk artwork will be on display in downtown businesses until July 7. Contact Bridgette Ward, 423-218-7104 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
VIRGINIA HIGHLANDS FESTIVAL: Abingdon, seeking enthusiastic, fun-loving volunteers to work this year's event Aug. 2-11. Volunteers are needed to assist in all areas of the festival, from the information desk and youth tent to performances and shuttle tops and lots more. Fill out a registration form at www.virginiahighlandsfestival.org/volunteers or call 276-623-5266. For information email email@example.com.