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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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September & October 2014
“Raise Me Up:
Barns, Quilts, and Communities”

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

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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!


Announces Plans for
33rd Annual
Hiddenite Center Celebration of the Arts
Saturday, September 27th

The Hiddenite Center has planned an exciting day of hands on arts and heritage activities during their 33rd Annual Hiddenite Center Celebration of the Arts. This one of a kind arts and cultural heritage festival will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 on Hiddenite Church Road in Alexander County from 9:00am until 4:00pm. Celebration of the Arts is a free admission street festival that features family friendly activities for all ages.
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Pandemic Community Steel Drum Band
will perform at this year's Celebration.

Pandemic is a fourteen member, teen band that performs traditional Caribbean tunes as well as modern arrangements of pop favorites on authentic steel drums.
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Hiddenite Center Celebration of the Arts will feature Artist in Residence Helen Keever on the lawn of the Lucas Mansion.

The Center has chosen esteemed Alexander County watercolorist, Helen Keever, to serve as the festival's inaugural "Celebration Artist in Residence."
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Hiddenite Center's
Celebration Senior Adult Day Luncheon
features Catawba Valley New Horizons Band

In conjunction with their Celebration of the Arts festival, The Hiddenite Center will hold their annual Celebration Senior Adult Day Luncheon on Tuesday, September 23, 2014.

The luncheon will feature entertainment from the Catawba Valley New Horizons Band, which is a community band comprised of adults and senior adults who play a variety of orchestra and big band style instruments.
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