The date is approaching fast and we’re making preparations for the 42nd Annual Celebration of the Arts. Don’t miss out!
Saturday, September 23, 2023
9 am until 4 pm
Hiddenite Church Road in Alexander County
Admission is free!
The Hiddenite Celebration of the Arts features shopping for fine arts and handmade products, living history demonstrations by skilled craftspeople, four live performance stages with music, dance, and storytelling, an interactive Celebration Children's area, and so much more! The Center’s Historic James Paul Lucas Mansion museum, art gallery, permanent collections, and the Alexander County Visitor Center (housed within the Lucas Mansion) will be open for visitors throughout the day. Museum tours will be available. All other Lucas Mansion exhibits are free and open to the public.
The festival will include fun activities for children of all ages. Numerous food vendors will be on hand to provide a diverse selection of festival food favorites. Spend the day with us and experience unique ways to celebrate the arts!
The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center is currently seeking fine arts and crafts vendors and commercial vendors to participate in the festival. 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.
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. Interested parties are welcome to contact the Center at 828-632-6966 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Check out the Hiddenite Celebration of the Arts!
Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center programs are supported in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, www.NCArts.org, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and through the generous funding of the Eileen and R. Y. Sharpe Family Foundation, The Winston Salem Foundation, Alexander County Government, the Town of Taylorsville, and by the Friends of the Center membership program. The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s Lucas Mansion and Educational Complex are wheelchair accessible. Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-814-5400. The license is not an endorsement by the State.