Celebrate local art and artists this week at the March First Friday Art Crawl.

On Friday, March 1, the Jones House will present "Lost Watauga: An Exhibition” by the Digital Watauga Project in the Mazie Jones Gallery. There will be a free reception with food and refreshments honoring the exhibit and Digital Watauga from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The annual Digital Watauga Project exhibit will focus on buildings and other fixtures of Watauga County history that have vanished from the landscape. The exhibited prints will be available for purchase and all proceeds will benefit the Digital Watauga collections. "Lost Watauga: An Exhibition" will be featured at the Jones House for the entire month of March.

The Digital Watauga Project’s goal is to digitally preserve historical images, documents and other materials that portray Watauga County. Their work makes history more accessible for the general public while allowing the owner of the historical materials they exhibit to retain control and ownership. 

For more information about the Digital Watauga Project, check out their website at digitalwatauga.org.

In addition to the Jones House, other downtown art galleries and businesses will feature art showings, live entertainment and more during the March First Friday Art Crawl.

For more information on those events, visit the Downtown Boone Development Association online at www.downtownboonenc.com.