Posts Tagged ‘Visiting Lenoir NC’

Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Presents Hues and Brews 2nd Annual Artist and Craft Beer Celebration – Nov. 7, 2015

July 18, 2015

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Spend your day in Caldwell County, NC, enjoying all the crafts of the region on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015.

The HUES & BREWS STUDIO TOUR will feature artists and crafters opening their homes and studios throughout Caldwell County for visitors 9am-2pm. Pick up your studio tour brochures at the Caldwell Arts Council and plan your tour.  The studio tour is FREE of charge.

Continue the fun in downtown Lenoir where Artists, Crafters, and Craft Brewers will gather at the corner of Boundary Street and Harper Avenue for the HUES & BREWS FESTIVAL 2-6pm. Craft Brewers from Caldwell, Catawba, Watauga, and Burke counties will be offering tastings of their craft brews, while artists and crafters display and demo their beautiful work. Artwork will be for sale and live music fill the air. Food vendors will include JD’s Smokehouse Barbecue with all the fixings, and Lenoir’s own Grill & Brew Club grilling wings & frog legs. Children’s art activities will also be provided. The festival is FREE.  Your craft beer tasting ticket, including a collector tasting glass, is $25 in advance or $30 at the gate.

Tickets are available at the Caldwell Arts Council, and can also be purchased on the website (www.HuesAndBrews.org).

The Caldwell Arts Council presents monthly and quarterly exhibits, education and collection programs that foster cultural arts in Caldwell County. Located at 601 College Avenue SW near downtown Lenoir, hours are 9am-5pm Tuesday-Friday and 10am-2pm on Saturday. There is no admission charge, although donations are gratefully accepted.

To be added to the mailing list or e-mail list, please call 828/754-2486 or e-mail to (info@caldwellarts.com). The Caldwell Arts Council’s programs are supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources and by individual and corporate donors.

Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Calls for Grassroots Grants Applications – Deadline Aug. 14, 2015

July 18, 2015

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Grassroots Grant applications are currently being accepted for arts projects taking place in fiscal year 2015-2016. Grassroots Grants, a program of the North Carolina Arts Council, is administered locally by the Caldwell Arts Council.  Last year almost $10,000 was distributed to Caldwell County non-profit groups for arts projects and events.

The Grassroots Grants have been supporting projects and organizations in Caldwell County for more than twenty years. Any non-profit group doing arts programs and projects may apply. Grassroots grants are matching grants that must be matched dollar for dollar and will be disbursed quarterly or biannually. The project must be relevant to the arts at the community level. Credit must be given to the North Carolina Arts Council in any printed information or news releases. A final report is required at the completion of the project.

Applications should include a cover letter, application form, and budget. Applicants are wanted from all areas of Caldwell County in all disciplines of the arts. Applications will be accepted at the Caldwell Arts Council, 601 College Avenue (PO Box 1613) Lenoir NC 28645 through Friday, Aug. 14, 2015.

For further information and to download application forms, please visit (http://www.caldwellarts.com/38-grassroots-grants-program-applications-available/), or call the Caldwell Arts Council, 828/754-2486

Caldwell Arts Council, in Lenoir NC, Calls for Entries for 30th Annual Sculpture Celebration Held Sept. 12, 2015

July 5, 2015

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The Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, (a Caldwell County, NC non-profit) announces the 30th annual Sculpture Celebration in Lenoir on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015.

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Work by Betty Branch

Sculptors are invited to bring up to 3 sculptures for this one-day competition for $11,000 in cash awards. No commission in event of sales. 30th annual event brings sculptors east of the Mississippi River to Lenoir, NC, for this event. Early registration discounts are available.

For additional details, contact the Caldwell Arts Council, by calling 828/754-2486, e-mail to (info@caldwellarts.com), or visit (www.caldwellarts.com).

The Caldwell Arts Council is located at 601 College Ave SW, Lenoir, NC, 28645.

Bolick and Traditions Pottery in Lenoir, NC, Holds 24th Annual Heritage Day and Wood Kiln Opening – June 27, 2015

June 17, 2015

Bolick and Traditions Pottery in Lenoir, NC, will hold their 24th Annual Heritage Day and Wood Kiln Opening on Saturday, June 27, 2015. The event hours are 10am until 4pm. Pottery, live music, regional arts and crafts, and interactive events will take place.

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The purpose of the event is to educated the public on some of the traditional ways of life. Through demonstrations of heritage arts, crafts, and interactive events, visitors can get a glimpse of the way their grandparents may have lived, worked, and entertained.

Lula Owens Bolick is a 5th generation potter from the Owens Family of Seagrove, NC. Janet (Lula’s daughter) is a 6th generation. Together, with their husbands, Glenn Bolick and Michael Calhoun, they produce shapes that have been in their family for more than 190 years. Each potter also has their own designs and techniques. The groundhog wood kiln (the old method of firing pottery before electricity) will be unloaded at 10am.  Customers are encouraged to be present at this time for the best selection of wood fired items.  Wares in the kiln will include Michael’s much sought after face jugs including Santas, Mrs. Claus, Harry Potters, and Clay Spirits. Lula’s well known Monday / Friday double face jugs, (one happy face and one sad face).  Lula has also paired with her sister, Ina Owens Bolick, and they will offer owl mugs, and sculpted chickens. Glenn will have pitchers, vases and swirl items. Janet will offer her traditional shapes of Rebekah pitchers,  teapots, and candlesticks. Both galleries will be well stocked with functional, decorative, and folk art pottery.

The valley will fill with sounds from the stage featuring the Dollar Brothers, (a festival favorite), and Glenn Bolick & Friends. Bluegrass, Gospel and old time music. John Peterson and Charlie Glenn will be selling and demonstrating their handmade instruments as well.

The festival features regional artist that will demonstrate, educate, and sell their works. The line up includes stain glass, weavings, leather works, wooden bowls, utensils, toys, stools, and chairs. The Thankful Goat body products, and more.

Interactive events include a quilting party, a gee-haw-whimmie-diddle contest, dancing, and horse and wagon rides.

Pintos, and cornbread will be served for lunch

This event is free, bring chairs.  No pets and no alcohol please.

Bolick and Traditions Pottery is located at 4443 Bolick Road in Lenoir, NC, 28645, just 3 miles south of Blowing Rock, (14 miles north of Lenoir) Highway 321. Turn left on Blackberry Road, go 1/2 mile then right on Bolick Road.

For further info call 828/295-5099, 828/295-3862, e-mail at (sales@traditionspottery.com) or visit (www.traditionspottery.com).

Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Calls for Entries for the 30th Annual Sculpture Celebration – Sept. 12, 2015

May 8, 2015

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Caldwell Arts Council (a Caldwell County, NC non-profit) announces the 30th annual Sculpture Celebration in Lenoir, NC, on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015.

Sculptors are invited to bring up to 3 sculptures for this one-day competition for $11,000 in cash awards. No commission in event of sales. 30th annual event brings sculptors east of the Mississippi River to Lenoir, NC, for this event. Early registration discounts are available.

For additional details, contact the Caldwell Arts Council by calling 828/754-2486, e-mail to (info@caldwellarts.com), or visit (www.caldwellarts.com). Caldwell Arts Council is located at 601 College Ave SW, Lenoir, NC, 28645.

Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Seeks Artists For 2016 Exhibitions

December 14, 2014

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The Caldwell Arts Council is currently accepting portfolios from local, regional and national artists for possible exhibitions in 2016 at either our Caldwell Arts Council gallery or at the Art-in-Healing Gallery at Caldwell Memorial Hospital, in Lenoir, NC.

Details for submitting your portfolio are available on our website at (http://www.caldwellarts.com/157-submission-guidelines-for-exhibit-consideration/). Portfolios will be accepted through Jan. 30, 2015, and may be delivered or mailed to Caldwell Arts Council Exhibit Selection Committee, 601 College Ave SW (PO Box 1613), Lenoir NC 28645 or e-mailed to (office@caldwellarts.com).

The Caldwell Arts Council is a regional arts center that presents monthly and quarterly exhibits, education and collection programs that foster cultural arts in Caldwell County. Our center is housed in an historic 100+ year old home. There are four gallery spaces that have been renovated as professional exhibit spaces. Exhibits range from contemporary to traditional and include 2-D and 3-D exhibitions. The Art-in-Healing Gallery at Caldwell Memorial Hospital can hang up to 25 works of 2-D or 3-D wall artworks. The Caldwell Arts Council exhibits artists from across the country and has a reputation for quality exhibits. .

The Caldwell Arts Council’s programs are supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources and by individual and corporate donors.

For information on the gallery space or to see a list of upcoming exhibits please visit our website at (www.caldwellarts.com).

Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Has Added New Sculptures to Tucker’s Gallery

November 10, 2014

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The Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, is pleased to announce that new sculptures are being installed during the next few weeks in Tucker’s Gallery, an outdoor sculpture sales gallery in downtown Lenoir.  Tucker’s Gallery is a public/private partnership project between the City of Lenoir and the Caldwell Arts Council. The “Gallery” is located in planters throughout the downtown area.

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Work by Gwendolyn Redfern

Sculptures remain on display for one year from date of installation or until sold.

Tucker’s Gallery was started with a Grassroots Arts Grant from the State of North Carolina. Caldwell County is known for its signature sculpture collection of 80 pieces of original sculpture that are on display throughout the county. People travel to our community to see this unique offering.  While the permanent collection is installed county-wide, Tucker’s Gallery allows the resident and the visitor to see a concentrated number of sculptures within a small geographic area, and unlike the permanent collection, allows for purchases of artwork.

The Caldwell Arts Council is located at 601 College Avenue SW, Lenoir NC.

For further information call the Council at 828/754-2486; e-mail to (info@caldwellarts.com); or visit (www.caldwellarts.com).

Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Calls for Artists and Crafters for “Satie’s Holiday Sale” – Deadline Nov. 5, 2014

September 13, 2014

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The Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, is seeking artists & crafters to participate in our annual Satie’s Holiday Show & Sale, Dec. 5 – 24, 2014, when the entire Arts Council is converted to a gift shop full of locally handcrafted items for holiday sales.

Items for the holiday sale will be juried by our Satie’s Holiday Committee. All items must be handmade of quality materials and construction, and the most successful items each year are those priced less than $50. We are always looking for a variety of exciting new gift items. We especially need items for children and men, and we also like having new food items (cookies, cakes, candies, mixes) for this sale.

There are two jury-in dates – please bring samples of items you wish to sell to the Caldwell Arts Council prior to October 1 or November 5. Visit our website for submission guidelines at (http://www.caldwellarts.com/229-saties-holiday-sale/).

Thanks for considering joining us for this wonderful holiday show and sale. For more information call the Caldwell Arts Council at 828/754-2486 or visit (www.caldwellarts.com). The Caldwell Arts Council is located at 601 College Avenue (corner of Norwood Street) in downtown Lenoir.

Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, is Calling for Entries for Annual Visual Arts Competition – Deadline Sept. 30, 2014

September 11, 2014

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The Caldwell Arts Council inn Lenoir, NC, is pleased to announce the October 2014 exhibit: “38th Annual CALDWELL VISUAL ARTISTS COMPETITION” featuring 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional artwork created by Caldwell County artists in competition for cash awards. Artists wishing to participate may find the guidelines on our website at (www.caldwellarts.com).

Work must be delivered to the Caldwell Arts Council either Monday Sept. 29, 2014 or Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, between 9am-5pm.

An opening reception will be held Friday, Oct. 3, 5 to 7pm hosted by members of the Lenoir Service League, and the exhibit will continue Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm through Oct. 31, 2014.

Caldwell Arts Council exhibits are free & open to the public. Light refreshments are served during opening receptions.

The Caldwell Arts Council presents monthly and quarterly exhibits, education and collection programs that foster cultural arts in Caldwell County. Located at 601 College Avenue SW near downtown Lenoir. The Caldwell Arts Council’s programs are supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources and by individual and corporate donors.

For further info call 828/754-2486 or e-mail to (info@caldwellarts.com).

Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, Calls for Applications for Its Hues and Brews Studio Tour – Deadline Sept. 5, 2014

August 30, 2014

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The Caldwell Arts Council Lenoir, NC, is now accepting applications from Caldwell County and surrounding counties’ artists and crafters who want to participate in the new Hues and Brews Studio Tour, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, from 10am to 3pm. Participants can set up in their Caldwell County homes or studios or set up in a local business to display, demonstrate and sell their work. Registration is $30.

Following the countywide Studio Tour, the event will culminate with the Hues and Brews Festival, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, from 2 to 6pm, outside Howard Brewing in downtown Lenoir. The outdoor event will feature visual art displays, craft beer tastings, food vendors, live music and children’s art activities. Artists, crafters and food vendors may apply for space at the Hues and Brews Festival; 20 separate artist spaces and 3 separate food vendor spaces are available at this location. Artist/crafter registration is $30.

The registration deadline has been extended to Sept. 5, at 5pm; all applications are available on the Caldwell Arts Council website at (http://www.caldwellarts.com/280-hues-and-brews/).

The Caldwell Arts Council has announced a new twist on its annual Art Around Caldwell Studio Tour, expanding it to a daylong festival and adding another popular art form to the popular event.

In recent years, the Art Around Caldwell Studio Tour has featured Caldwell County artists and crafters who open their homes and studios for a celebration of local artwork of all kinds. This year, the Caldwell Arts Council is expanding the event and inviting brewers from Caldwell, Catawba and Burke counties to join with visual artists in a central location for a fun, new event with proceeds going toward the Caldwell Arts Council.

The Caldwell Arts Council presents monthly and quarterly exhibits, education and collection programs that foster cultural arts in Caldwell County.  Located at 601 College Avenue SW near downtown Lenoir, hours are 9am-5pm, Tuesday-Friday. There is no admission charge, although donations are gratefully accepted. To be added to the mailing list or e-mail list, please call 828/754-2486 or e-mail to (info@caldwellarts.com). The Caldwell Arts Council’s programs are supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources and by individual and corporate donors.


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