New in the Lucas Mansion Gallery: The Tracy Adams Collection


During the month of July, the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center’s Lucas Mansion Gallery will feature paintings from “The Tracy Adams Collection.” The exhibit is on loan from the Wilkes Heritage Museum. The exhibit is free and open to the public Monday – Friday from 10am – 4:30pm and on Saturday from 10am-3pm. The Lucas Mansion Gallery is located at 316 Hiddenite Church Road in Alexander County. Please note that exhibit photography is not permitted.

For the late Tracy Adams, who was often called the “Artist Laureate of Wilkes County,” drawing and painting were a lifelong devotion. In his nearly 67 years as an artist, Adams captured the people, places, and historic landmarks of the county he loved. In addition to creating works that hang in private homes, Tracy Adams’ work was commissioned by Wilkes Community College and may be found at the Wilkes Heritage Museum.

To learn more about the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center call (828) 632-6966, email or visit

This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.