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The Fourth Saturday of September the streets of the quaint town of Hiddenite explode with folks enjoying the Hiddenite Celebration of the Arts!

The Hiddenite Center
Seeks Vendors and Volunteers for
33rd Annual Hiddenite Center Celebration of the Arts
Saturday, September 27th

Hiddenite, NC – An exciting day of activities is planned for the 33rd Annual Hiddenite Center Celebration of the Arts. This one of a kind arts and heritage festival has featured diversely talented artists, crafters, and performers since 1981. Plans are underway to make this year’s Celebration of the Arts a rewarding experience for both vendors and festival visitors. The 33rd Annual Hiddenite Center Celebration of the Arts festival will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 on Hiddenite Church Road in Alexander County from 9:00am until 4:00pm. Admission to the festival is FREE and open to the public.

The Hiddenite Center is currently seeking regional fine arts and crafts vendors and commercial vendors to participate in the festival. First time artists and crafts vendors applying to show at Celebration are required to submit a minimum of three photos or slides representative of the work that they plan to offer for sale. Vendor spaces are available for arts, crafts, commercial items, and food sales. Public information booths are also available for non-profit organizations, businesses, and individuals.

Pete Woods, Executive Director, explains that The Hiddenite Center is proud of the fact that their annual Celebration of the Arts festival focuses on diverse regional artists, crafters, and performers.

“The Hiddenite Center’s Celebration of the Arts is a festival experience unlike any other in our region,” said Woods. “Celebration highlights creativity in all art forms and offers something new and exciting each year. It is truly our privilege to present an opportunity to artists and craftspeople to share their talents and leave a lasting impression on our community.”

Vendor applications are available at The Hiddenite Center’s Lucas Mansion upon request. Applicants may call The Hiddenite Center at (828) 632-6966 or email info@hiddenitecenter.com for more information or to request an application form. Cost for each vendor space is only $30 if purchased before August 16th. After that date, the fee increases to a cost of $40 per space. Public information booths for distributing information with no sales are only $15 each.

The Hiddenite Center Celebration of the ARTS is made possible in part through the generous funding of Alexander County government, the R. Y. and Eileen Sharpe Family Foundation, The Winston Salem Foundation, Carris Reels of NC, Friends of the Hiddenite Center, and the North Carolina Arts Council's Grassroots Funds (which is funded by the North Carolina Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts).

To learn more about Hiddenite Center events and programs, please visit www.hiddenitecenter.com Join the Hiddenite Center on facebook by searching Friends of the Hiddenite Center.

Enjoy all-day Entertainment from four stage areas.

  • Storytelling, clogging, dance theatre, quartets, gospel music, steel drum band & more!

Learn about our past in the Folklife Pavilion.

  • Demonstrations of folk life and folk art forms are presented throughout the day.

Watch your children's faces light up.

  • Face painting, clowns, balloon sculpting, games & prizes, moon walk and more.


Enjoy food and snacks from a variety of vendors.

  • Greek specialties, fresh squeezed lemonade, funnel cakes, pit cooked chicken...yum, yum.

Browse through the arts & crafts vendors.

  • This is a great time to pick up some unique Christmas gifts!


Attention Crafters
You are invited to take part in the next Hiddenite Celebration. We will be glad to provide you with information on having your own booth at the Celebration.
Phone: 828-632-6966


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