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Caldwell County North Carolina – Where Public Art Reigns

Coves art scene in LenoirDid you know public arts reigns supreme in Caldwell County and in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina? Lenoir, established in 1791, is one of the first art infused mountain towns in North Carolina and continues to rise as a mecca for artists of all kinds. The Caldwell Arts Council has been promoting and presenting high quality arts in Caldwell County since 1976. In addition to gallery programs, the CAC offers large Artist-in-Schools program.

A glimpse at the calendar for the Caldwell Arts Council reveals an astonishing amount of art activities for a small town of its size. During the spring, events included:

  • Group Discussions – Caldwell County Stories and For The Love Of Art
  • Art Exhibits showcasing plein air painting
  • ArtMix Creative Women Making Art and Mountain Whimsy Exhibit
  • Shakespeare Monologue Competition
  • Middle School Poetry Recitation Competition.

One of the most beautiful jewels in the crown of Caldwell County is the outdoor sculpture collection in the heart of land for sale Caldwell County. The outdoor sculpture collection puts Lenoir in the top 3% of collections in the United States. In addition, the Caldwell Arts Council has the largest collection of permanent public outdoor sculpture of any community of its population in the United States.

Over the years, 80 sculptures have been purchased and placed on street corners, parks, public offices, schools, libraries and almost anywhere in Lenoir and Caldwell County. Stop by the visitor’s center to obtain the sculpture walking tour map.

Since the early 1980s, Caldwell County has been known for the annual Indoor/Outdoor Sculpture Celebration. One of Southeast’s largest and longest-running sculpture competitions, the celebration features between 75 and 80 national artists and their works. Co-sponsored by the Caldwell Arts Council and the Tri-State Sculptors Association, the event takes place the second Saturday of September at the J.E. Broyhill Park in downtown Lenoir. The park is transformed into an outdoor sculpture garden where visitors can stroll and look at the entries, talk with the artists, and buy sculptures.

The beautiful vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains continues to inspires artists of all genres. The clear fresh air and open space offers a healthy way of living in the NC mountain communities. To capture the beauty of such a place quickly becomes a lifelong endeavor as the scenic beauty changes by the season surrounding the land for sale Caldwell County.

The Coves Mountain River Club is the finest master planned community in Lenoir and offers the opportunity to live on place that inspires creativity. Whether it’s hiking on the 39 miles of trails, savoring a sunset at the community’s mountaintop lodge or enjoying a picnic on a warm summer’s day along the Johns River at one of four waterfalls within the community. Elevations range from 1,040 to 1,700 feet providing incredible diversity of the scenery and views of Pisgah National Forest.

Amenities at The Coves Mountain River Club include a full service equestrian center, two community gardens, a mountaintop lodge with an infinity view swimming pool, hot tub and state-of-the-art fitness center. Buyers can choose a large private wooded estate, riverfront property or homesites with long range views of the Blue Ridge Mountains to build a dream home. You won’t find any NC mountain communities like us in the foothills and our HOA fees are low. People love the foothills because of the mild four season Lenoir weather.

Come be inspired by one of the best mountain towns in North Carolina and see the diverse land for sale Caldwell County at The Coves Mountain River Club. We have a number of artists in residence who live within our community who will gladly share more about the art opportunities in the foothills.

If you’re exploring the area for the first time, ask for our complimentary 84 page Complimentary Magazine which provides more information about living in the foothills.

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