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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!


Saturday, August 23th
“Dancing at the Beach”
Hosted by The Hiddenite Center

Charismatic DJ and ballroom dance instructor, Dirk Myers, II
will provide a popular mix of music for The Hiddenite Center's "Dancing at the Beach" themed dance party
on Saturday, August 23, 2014.

On Saturday, August 23, 2014, The Hiddenite Center will host a “Dancing at the Beach” as a part of their popular series of community dance parties. This unique event will be held from 7:00pm until 10:00pm at The Hiddenite Center’s Educational Complex (70 Hiddenite Church Road). Cost for admission is only $8 per person with tax included.
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August 2014
Lucas Mansion Gallery Features
Exhibiting Artists
Nelson Brookshire of Lenoir
and Michael Joe Moore of Statesville
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Announcing Plans for
33rd Annual
Hiddenite Center Celebration of the Arts
Saturday, September 27th

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