About The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center
The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center is a non-profit organization, located in the Hiddenite community of Alexander County, serving the people of Northwest North Carolina by providing quality arts and cultural heritage programming that is accessible for all.
Founded as The Hiddenite Center by the late Eileen Lackey Sharpe and R.Y. Sharpe in May of 1981, the Center has made a profound impact in the region, inspiring generations of artists by providing opportunities to develop, express, and share creative talents.
In its third decade, the Center continues to grow and thrive, adopting an enhanced brand name, the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center, in May 2015.
With eyes firmly fixed on the future, the Center has embraced a renewed vision, an impactful mission, clear values, and a determination to offer new and innovative arts programming.
Partners in the Arts
Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center events, exhibits, and programs are made possible in part through the generous funding of the Eileen and R. Y. Sharpe Family Foundation, The Winston Salem Foundation, the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources, the Sharpe Chair of Fine and Applied Arts, Alexander County government, the Town of Taylorsville, and the Friends of the Center membership program.