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Hiddenite Center, Inc.
316 Hiddenite Church Road
Hiddenite, NC 28636

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Hiddenite Celebration of the Arts


Discover Alexander County
Click on the image above to watch a video about the things that make
Alexander County a
"Wonderful Place to Live, Work, and Play."


Meet Executive Director
James W. "Pete" Woods

Pete Woods is a nationally recognized advertising and marketing professional who brings over three decades of experience advising organizations on the building and nurturing of their brands to targeted audiences. In addition to extensive business experience, Woods holds a BFA in studio art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a talented sculptor in his own right. Pete and his wife Tricia reside in Mooresville, NC and have three children, Alex, Katie, and Sarah.

“I feel fully supported by The Hiddenite Center’s excellent Staff and Board of Directors as we work together to sustain the quality of programming that this region has come to know and depend upon even as we build a greater awareness for all that the organization has to offer,” Woods went on to say. “It is our obligation and our privilege to ensure that Hiddenite Center programs provide fresh and relevant arts opportunities for diverse audiences. I am excited by this challenge and feel confident in the future of this vital organization.”
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Click to read an excerpt from Pete Woods' April 9th interview with The Taylorsville Times.

A Special Message from
Pete Woods,
Executive Director
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Visit the beautifully restored, century-old Lucas Mansion; now home to a dynamic folk and cultural arts center.

The Hiddenite Center, Inc. is a folklife and cultural arts educational and exhibition center located in Hiddenite, North Carolina. A three-story Victorian house has been restored to house galleries and offices. The Center is designed to afford experiential opportunities for Western North Carolina and serves as a prism to capture the energies contained within the area. We invite you to enjoy!

The Hiddenite Center’s
Local Artist Youth Division Competition
Reception and Awards Ceremony
Re-Scheduled for Sunday, March 8th
Due to Weather Conditions

Due to recent weather conditions, The Hiddenite Center’s reception and awards ceremony for the youth division of their Local Artist Exhibit and Competition has been re-scheduled for this Sunday, March 8, 2015. The community is invited to attend as the Center honors participants for their outstanding artwork. The reception will be held at The Hiddenite Center’s Lucas Mansion Gallery (316 Hiddenite Church Road in Alexander County) from 3:00pm until 4:30pm. The awards ceremony will begin promptly at 3:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served and guests will enjoy a delightful afternoon of art and fellowship.
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New Session of Ballroom Dance Classes
with Dirk Myers, II
Begins at Hiddenite Center March 9th

Renowned ballroom dance instructor, Dirk Myers, II will lead an exciting new session of classes at The Hiddenite Center beginning Monday, March 9, 2015.
Classes will be held on Monday evenings from 6:00pm until 6:45pm at The Hiddenite Center’s Educational Complex, which is located at 70 Hiddenite Church Road in Alexander County. Cost for enrollment in the full 8-week session is affordably priced at $80.00 per person for the public and $75.00 per person for Hiddenite Center members.
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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at
The Hiddenite Center with
“Irish Done Right !”
Tuesday, March 17th

Photo Above: The students of St. Joseph's Irish Dancers of Catawba County will perform at The Hiddenite Center's Irish Done Right St. Patrick's Day celebration on March 17th. The dancers are known for their fast-paced, energetic performances of authentic Irish dance. The event will also feature traditional Celtic music from Erin Tide Band of Iredell County.

St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the time-honored traditions of Irish music, dance, food, and fellowship. The Hiddenite Center’s annual “Irish Done Right!” will offer all of these traditions at their best.
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Hiddenite Center Seeks Artist Participation
for Adult Division of Local Artist Exhibit and Competition
Entry Deadline March 19th

During the month of April 2015, The Hiddenite Center’s Lucas Mansion Gallery will feature the adult division of the annual Local Artist Exhibit and Competition. The Center encourages area artists to participate in this unique opportunity to share their talents with the community.
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