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  • Arts

    Sculpture Walking Tour
    Downtown Lenoir
    Lenoir, NC 28645
    Phone: (828) 754-2486
    Walking Tour Map / Brochure

    Do you like a good scavenger hunt? What a better day to spend in downtown Lenoir or all of Caldwell County exploring the community in search of sculpture art. Head to downtown Lenoir and keep your eyes open for sculpture. Pick up your sculpture walking tour guide at the Caldwell Arts Council or at the Visitor Information Center on U.S. 321.


    Bolick and Traditions Pottery
     4443 Bolick Road
    Lenoir, NC 28645
    Phone: (828) 295-5099
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    Monday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm
    Sunday: 1pm - 5pm

    Get a taste of old-timey mountain heritage at Bolick and Traditions Pottery in the Blackberry Community, just south of Blowing Rock. The farm features an old-timey village, two handmade pottery shops and a mountain stream flowing through the property. The family hosts several events throughout the year, including kiln openings in the late spring and late fall, as well as live mountain music and dancing on Sundays during the summer. 



    Brush & Palette Gallery
    905 West Ave. NW
    Lenoir, NC 28645
    Phone: (828) 754-4058
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    The Brush and Palette Art Club, an organization of local painters, displays their work at a public art gallery at the Caldwell County governmental building in downtown Lenoir. Works range from oil and watercolors to ceramics, collages, and even fabric paintings. The exhibit is located on the main floor of the county building.


    Caldwell Arts Council Main Gallery
    601 College Ave. SW
    PO Box 1613
    Lenoir, NC 28645
    Phone: (828) 754-2486
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    Tuesday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
    Saturday: by appointment

    The Caldwell Arts Council, a non-profit agency who’s mission is to maintain an awareness and appreciation of cultural arts in Caldwell County, operates a monthly art exhibit at its main gallery on College Avenue. Exhibits change each month with an opening reception usually the first Friday of each month. The Arts Council also operates the Art-in-Healing Gallery at Caldwell Memorial Hospital (321 Mulberry Street, Lenoir).



    Charlie Frye Art Studio
    904 West Avenue, downtown Lenoir
    Lenoir, NC 28645
    (828) 320-7819
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    Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – noon &
    by appointment.

    A working studio and gallery with workshops, art classes and commissioned pieces.


    Foothills Performing Arts
    2855 Hickory Blvd. (US 321)
    Hudson, NC 28638
    Phone: (828) 726-2318
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    Housed in the B Building at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, Foothills Performing Arts produces live theatrical performances.


    Harper School of Performing Arts
    113-B College Ave.
    Lenoir, NC 28645
    Phone: (828) 754-2297
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    The Harper School offers high-quality private instruction to students of all ages including group and private lessons on all instruments and all styles, including piano, voice and classical organ. Concerts are performed monthly.


    J.E. Broyhill Civic Center
    1913 Hickory Blvd. (US 321)
    Lenoir, NC 28645
    Phone: (828) 726-2407
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    With performances including theater, music and comedy, the Civic Center provides entertainment for all ages and all interests. Meeting rooms are available for conferences and other special events.



    Sim's Country BBQ
    6160 Petra Mill Road
    Granite Falls, NC 28630
    Phone: (828) 396-5811
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    Friday - Saturday: 5pm - 9pm

    Looking for unique food, fun and toe-tapping entertainment? If so, look no further than Sim’s Country BBQ, a cozy little place just off the beaten path in southern Caldwell County. Of course Sim’s is known for its barbecue, but its true claim to fame is being home to one of the best clogging teams in North Carolina. For anyone who wants to learn to square dance, the band will call out the steps and have dancers feeling like pros in no time. By the way, the food isn’t bad either. Sim's offers an all-you-can-eat selection of Texas-style barbecue chicken, pork and beef, along will all the fixings. But, more than just the great food, the casual atmosphere is what helps patrons kick up their heels and have an old-fashioned good time. Sim's is home to the annual Molasses Festival each year during the second Saturday in October.

    Tucker’s Streetscape Gallery
    801 West Avenue
    Lenoir, NC 28645
    Phone: (828) 759-0075
    E-mail: tuckersgallery@yahoo.com
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    Since Tucker’s is located outdoors, it’s open 24-hours,
    7-days a week.

    Tucker’s Streetscape Gallery (named for the first settlement in Lenoir: Tucker’s Barn) is an everchanging sculpture gallery along Main Street and West Avenue in downtown Lenoir, featuring the work of prominent regional sculptors. Art is usually found inside buildings or art galleries, but Tucker’s Gallery displays pieces in an outdoor setting among downtown shops, restaurants, and craft stores. The artwork is available for sale, with new pieces being installed as sculptures are sold.

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