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Celebration of the Arts


Join Us for the 2023
Hiddenite Celebration of the Arts

Saturday, September 23, 2023
9 am until 4 pm
Hiddenite Church Road in Alexander County
Admission is free!

To learn more about the festival or to inquire about becoming a Celebration vendor, demonstrator, or performer, email us at

Celebration 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 Art in Action 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. Self-guided 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!

Folk Life Demonstrators

Watch our YouTube playlist of Celebration of the Arts videos

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.

Happy Fiber Arts Vendors
Shopping for Arts and Crafts

To request a vendor application by mail, call the Center at (828) 632-6966 , or email the Center at

Browse our photo gallery and experience Celebration of the Arts

Community support makes Celebration of the Arts possible

Hiddenite Arts and Heritage Center Celebration of the Arts events are made possible in part through the generous funding of Alexander County government, the Eileen and R. Y. Sharpe Family Foundation, The Sharpe Chair of Fine & Applied Arts at Appalachian State University, The Winston Salem Foundation, Taylorsville Rotary and by the Grassroots Grant of the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, as well as South Arts:  In These Mountains.

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New to the county or visiting the area?
We are located at 316 Hiddenite Church Rd in Hiddenite, NC just 3 blocks from Hwy 64 and only 5 miles E of Taylorsville.

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