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Monday - Friday: 10:00 - 4:30
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Hiddenite Center, Inc.
316 Hiddenite Church Road
Hiddenite, NC 28636

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The Hiddenite Center
will be closed Easter Monday
April 6, 2015

Your donation to the Hiddenite Center is greatly appreciated and assures that we may continue to offer exceptional cultural arts experiences to you and your family! Just click the "Donate Button" below. Thank You!


Hiddenite Celebration of the Arts


Discover Alexander County
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Alexander County a
"Wonderful Place to Live, Work, and Play."


Meet Executive Director
James W. "Pete" Woods

Pete Woods is a nationally recognized advertising and marketing professional who brings over three decades of experience advising organizations on the building and nurturing of their brands to targeted audiences. In addition to extensive business experience, Woods holds a BFA in studio art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a talented sculptor in his own right. Pete and his wife Tricia reside in Mooresville, NC and have three children, Alex, Katie, and Sarah.

“I feel fully supported by The Hiddenite Center’s excellent Staff and Board of Directors as we work together to sustain the quality of programming that this region has come to know and depend upon even as we build a greater awareness for all that the organization has to offer,” Woods went on to say. “It is our obligation and our privilege to ensure that Hiddenite Center programs provide fresh and relevant arts opportunities for diverse audiences. I am excited by this challenge and feel confident in the future of this vital organization.”
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Click to read an excerpt from Pete Woods' April 9th interview with The Taylorsville Times.

A Special Message from
Pete Woods,
Executive Director
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Visit the beautifully restored, century-old Lucas Mansion; now home to a dynamic folk and cultural arts center.

The Hiddenite Center, Inc. is a folklife and cultural arts educational and exhibition center located in Hiddenite, North Carolina. A three-story Victorian house has been restored to house galleries and offices. The Center is designed to afford experiential opportunities for Western North Carolina and serves as a prism to capture the energies contained within the area. We invite you to enjoy!

Hiddenite Center’s Executive Director
Marks Rewarding First Year on the Job

The month of April marks Hiddenite Center Executive Director, Pete Woods’ first year as leader of the non-profit arts and heritage organization. Woods, who brings a unique blend of business acumen and practical art experience to the task of leading the Center into a new era of growth and expansion, looks upon the last twelve months as a “rewarding year, filled with opportunities to learn about and experience the profound impact the Center has in this region.”
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Hiddenite Center
Honors Local Artist Exhibit
Adult Division Participants
with Reception and Awards Ceremony
Sunday, April 12th

On Sunday, April 12, 2015, The Hiddenite Center will host a meet the artists reception and awards ceremony to honor all participants in the adult division of their annual Local Artist Exhibit and Competition. The reception will be held in the Lucas Mansion Gallery (316 Hiddenite Church Road in Alexander County) from 3:00pm until 4:30pm. The awards ceremony will begin promptly at 3:30pm. Light refreshments will be served and artists will be available to discuss their work with visitors. The reception and the exhibit are free to attend and are open to the public
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New Session of Ballroom Dance Classes
with Dirk Myers, II
Begins at Hiddenite Center March 9th

Renowned ballroom dance instructor, Dirk Myers, II will lead an exciting new session of classes at The Hiddenite Center beginning Monday, March 9, 2015.
Classes will be held on Monday evenings from 6:00pm until 6:45pm at The Hiddenite Center’s Educational Complex, which is located at 70 Hiddenite Church Road in Alexander County. Cost for enrollment in the full 8-week session is affordably priced at $80.00 per person for the public and $75.00 per person for Hiddenite Center members.
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Hiddenite Center Expands Gallery
with Emerging Artists Exhibit Space

In an effort to enhance our services and offer greater opportunities for experiencing the arts, The Hiddenite Center has expanded gallery offerings to include a new exhibit space dedicated to showcasing the work of emerging artists. Located on the third floor of the Center's Lucas Mansion, the Emerging Artists Wall will feature monthly exhibits designed to bring greater awareness to the diversity and abundance of talent among artists and art students in the region.
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