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ArtWalk and chowder weekend

NOV. 30-DEC, 1 Morehead City

ArtWalk and chowder weekend

The Downtown Morehead City Christmas ArtWalk will be staged from 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 30, with luminaria lighting the streets among the eight participating galleries, where activities, demonstrations and entertainment will be offered. The walk begins at the historic train station; pick up an ArtWalk map, enjoy a wine tasting and listen to a blues band.

Dec. 1, the downtown will stage a Chowder and Cheer Crawl, where you can sample and vote for your favorite chowder served at 13 restaurants. Cost for the 1-5 p.m. event: $20. Chowder samplings include clam, crab, corn, Down East, seafood chowders and gumbo.

Details on either event: Details: www.downtownmoreheadcity.com


NOV. 30-DEC. 2 Burnsville

Studio tour in the mountains

More than 100 studios and galleries will be open Nov. 30-Dec. 2 for the Toe River Studio Tour in the mountains of Western North Carolina. The tour is organized by the Toe River Arts Council to showcase the artisans of Yancey and Mitchell counties. Many studios only allow the public access for this tour and its companion event in June.

The tour is free and self-guided. A 40-page map guide allows folks to chart their own course, whether they come for a few hours or all three days. Small signs along byways and country roads keep folks on the right path. Many studios provide refreshments and decorate for the holidays.

Details and map: www.toeriverarts.org.


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