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It's a Wonderful Life:

A Live Radio Play

December 10-19

Fridays/Saturdays @ 7pm

Sundays @ 2pm

Tickets $20

It's the holiday classic like you've never seen before: the story is staged as a live radio broadcast! Actors portray numerous characters, and sound effects are done through Foley artists. It’s a Wonderful Life is about the life of George Bailey, a generous and well-meaning man who has become too downcast and tired to continue living. It will take help from a lovable angel to show George what life would be like if he wasn’t born for George to have a change of heart and understand the true spirit of the holidays.

Check this out!

A Catalog Card Community Art Show

Do you remember card catalogs?  What happened to all those analog “cards” once they were replaced with computers?  The Black Mountain Center for the Arts, in collaboration with the Black Mountain Library has obtained a few hundred old catalog cards and we want to use them to make art!  We invite everyone in our community to participate.  After creating your artwork on a catalog card, drop it off at BMCA or the BM Library to be included in our community art show entitled “Check This Out!”

Pick Up Your Catalog Card at BMCA or the BM Library December 13 - February 4

(or until we run out)

All artwork must be submitted by February 7 @ 5:00 pm to be included in the show.

Show Dates: February 11 - 25, 2022 at BMCA

Free and open to the public Monday-Friday  10:00-5:00

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Opening Reception at BMCA
All are welcome
February 11,  4:00-6:30 pm

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Denton the Dragon the Musical!

January 7-15

Fridays/Saturdays @ 7pm

Jan 9 & 14 @ 2pm

Tickets • $15 Adults / $8 Children

“Denton the Dragon the Musical!” was born in Black Mountain! This world premiere is based on children’s stories by BMT resident Jeff Hutchins. Denton is a three-year-old dragon (that’s six in dragon years) who has just come to live in the city after growing up in a cave in the mountains. As a naive dragon, he must learn the culture of the people he encounters, mostly in the form of seven-year-old children, and one talking amphibian. The show will feature 14 super-catchy original songs. Although the themes and music are kid-friendly, the show is aimed at people aged 4 to 104. You don’t need to bring a child with you to love this show… but don’t be afraid to bring one.

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DAvid LaMotte

in Concert

January 22nd • 7pm

Tickets $25

Join us for a night of unforgettable original music by Black Mountain's own David LaMotte.

David LaMotte is an award-winning songwriter, speaker, and author. The Boston Globe writes that his music “pushes the envelope with challenging lyrics and unusual tunings, but he also pays homage to folk tradition,” while BBC Radio Belfast lauds his “charm, stories, humor, insightful songs, sweet voice, and dazzling guitar ability.” David has performed well over 3,000 concerts on five continents.

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Zoe & Cloyd

Valentine's Concert

February 12 • 7pm

Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door

One of our longest standing traditions, this annual Valentine's concert has been going strong for over 15 years. Hailing from opposite ends of the Appalachian mountains, Zoe & Cloyd is renowned fiddler and vocalist Natalya Zoe Weinstein and award-winning songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist John Cloyd Miller.

Zoe & Cloyd delight audiences of all ages with soaring harmonies and heartfelt songwriting, seamlessly combining original bluegrass, klezmer, old-time and folk with sincerity and zeal.

Annual Events

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for the Arts

Tentative Date: March 26, 2022

Live music, food, drinks, dancing, and an amazing auction featuring items donated from local businesses and organizations.

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Art in Bloom

July 2022

The Black Mountain Center for the Arts has held Art in Bloom for 14 consecutive years (take that, COVID-19!). This is a two-month long event that features 2 gallery exhibits, a gala, a local garden tour, a 2-day  live floral arrangement exhibit, and live plein air painters in local gardens.