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Monday - Friday: 10:00 - 4:30
Saturday: 10:00 - 3:00

Hiddenite Center, Inc.
316 Hiddenite Church Road
Hiddenite, NC 28636

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Hiddenite Celebration of the Arts


Discover Alexander County
Click on the image above to watch a video about the things that make
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!




Annual Quilter's Symposium
November 1, 2014

The Brushy Mountain Quilters Guild will sponsor their 27th annual Quilter's Symposium on Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Hiddenite Center's Educational Complex.
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Home for the Holidays Festival of Tables
Saturday, November 8th

Features Gift Shop, Decorating Demonstrations,
and Musician Kevin Smith

The Hiddenite Center’s Home for the Holidays Festival of Tables is designed to inspire guests with creative ideas for adding artistic décor to Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year celebrations. Festival of Tables guests will enjoy a delicious lunch of baked ham, cole slaw, green beans, and sweet potato casserole for dessert, while seated around exquisitely decorated tables that reflect a variety of creative themes.
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Hiddenite Center
Soup ‘N Salad Fall Luncheon
Tuesday, November 18th

Hiddenite Center supporters, Bill and Jeanie Murdock, enjoy the variety of homemade soups available during the Center's annual Soup 'N Salad Luncheon fundraiser.

The autumn harvest brings with it the return of The Hiddenite Center’s popular Soup ‘N Salad Fall Luncheon, which will be held on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm at The Hiddenite Center’s Educational Complex - 70 Hiddenite Church Road in Alexander County.
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October 2014

“Raise Me Up:
Barns, Quilts, and Communities”

The Hiddenite Center’s Lucas Mansion Gallery
Features Art and Photography Exhibit
from Chad Alley & Clayton Joe Young
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