The Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts is a 1,684-seat multi-use auditorium located on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. The Center features orchestra and balcony level seating and a proscenium stage. The Schaefer Center is also home to the Catherine J. Smith Gallery.

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  • Smith Gallery presents Suggestive Structures
    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 4:17pm

    The Smith Gallery at Appalachian State University, located in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, presents Suggestive Structures, a new exhibition of works by Angela Piehl and Mark Cowardin. Suggestive Structures will be on view from September 8 through October 24, 2014. Suggestive Structures is curated by Smith Gallery Director Jody Servon, an associate professor in the Department of Art.

  • Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts Celebrates Grand Opening to A Sold-Out Crowd; Photos Included!
    Friday, July 19, 2013 - 2:05pm

    High Country Press

    After a 10-month long extensive renovation, the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts on Appalachian State University’s campus celebrated its grand opening on July 18 with Idina Menzel with the Eastern Festival Orchestra and more than 1,635 attendees to the completely sold-out show.

  • Phillips, Turners and Schaefer named honorary Appalachian alumni
    Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 12:26pm

    Appalachian State University recently named Pat Phillips of Hernando, Fla., and Ashe County, Ronny and Patsy Turner of Blowing Rock and Jamie D. Schaefer of Blowing Rock and Florida honorary alumni.