The Scouted Calendar / June 2017

The fact that summer is right around the corner alone is cause for celebration, but in addition to the usual summer fun, June will bring an exciting slate of events and activities to our Scouted cities next month. From a spectacular Chihuly installation in the Ozarks to a costume exhibit Downton Abbey fans won’t want to miss, here’s what we’re looking forward to in June:

Asheville, North Carolina

Though perhaps best known for being home of the Biltmore, Asheville’s reputation as a destination for fantastic local breweries continues to be on the rise. May 26 through June 3rd, visitors will get a taste of why the North Carolina city is a beer-lover’s paradise thanks to Asheville Beer Week, which features food, music, and of course plenty of opportunities to sample locally made beverages. {For local recommendations for what to do and see in Asheville, follow TSG Asheville on Instagram.}

Charlotte, North Carolina

A celebration of regional artists and Charlotte’s art community, the #LongLiveArts Free Community Festival, which takes place on June 3 at Levine Center for the Arts, features tours, entertainment, and activities the entire family can enjoy. The event is a collaboration between the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture, the John S. and James L. Knight Theater, and the Mint Museum Uptown, and visitors will have access to all three Levine Center for the Arts museums free of charge. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Charlotte here.}

Chicago, Illinois

Beginning on June 25, visitors to the Art Institute Chicago have the opportunity to see artist Paul Gaugin in a new light with the opening of “Gaugin: Artists as Alchemist.” The exhibit, which runs until September 10, highlights Gaugin’s work not only as a painter, but as a sculptor, printmaker, ceramist, and decorator as well. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Chicago here.}

Miami, Florida

Thursday, June 1 marks the return of Summer Shorts, presented by City Theatre and Adrienne Arscht Center. Running until July 2, the festival presents 10-minute plays and mini-musicals penned by lauded writers (including 21 Chump Street written by Lin-Manual Miranda) performed at Carnival Studio Theater. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Miami here.}

Nashville, Tennessee

Fans of the beloved PBS Masterpiece show Downton Abbey® can get one last fix of the gorgeous period drama in person at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens from June 17 through September 10 thanks to “Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times,an exhibition featuring 36 costumes from the British drama. Pro tip: complete your visit with afternoon tea in the Pineapple room. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Nashville here.}

Northwest Arkansas

For a spectacular experience in a one-of-a-kind setting, plan a visit to Bentonville, Arkansas, where Chihuly: In the Gallery + In the Forest will allow visitors to take in the renowned artist’s works outside in the Ozark woods as well as inside in the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art’s special exhibition galleries. In both the indoor and outdoor installations, new works by Dale Chihuly will be on view as well as iconic works from the artist’s decades-long career. Tickets for the exhibit, which will be open to the public beginning June 3, are on sale now. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Northwest Arkansas here.}

Oklahoma City

June 17 through September 10, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art presents Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, a compelling exhibition of the artist’s work throughout his career, including Wiley’s early paintings inspired by the artist’s observations of street life in Harlem, his portraits of contemporary African-American men set on ornate backgrounds, as well as portrait busts and stained glass. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Oklahoma City here.}