Tucker's Gallery


Current Tucker's Gallery Inventory

The Arts Council exhibits sculptures along the streets of downtown Lenoir in Tucker's Gallery, which is a partnership with the City of Lenoir's Tourism Development Authority.
These pieces are on loan from the artists for up to one year, and most are available for sale.
Scroll down to view the current inventory.

"Dreams" by Tom Risser of Waxhaw NC
Located on West Avenue in downtown Lenoir

"Pep" by Tom Risser of Waxhaw NC
Located on Main Street near the Courthouse in downtown Lenoir


"Surrounded" by Tom Risser of Waxhaw NC
Located on Main Street near Taste of Havana in downtown Lenoir

"Impact" by Jim Weitzel, Forest City, North Carolina
Located on Main Street in downtown Lenoir


"Life Study  VI" by Ralph Bogardus of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Located on West Avenue in downtown outside the City of Lenoir office building



"Shaman" by Jim Weitzel of Forest City, North Carolina
Located on Main Street in downtown Lenoir


"Wind Chaser" by John Ross of Morganton, North Carolina
displayed on West Avenue in downtown Lenoir


The Caldwell Arts Council is known for its signature permanent sculpture collection of more than 80 original pieces that are on display throughout the county. People travel to our community to see this unique offering as well as to shop the sculptural artworks for sale in Tucker's Gallery.

Tucker’s Gallery was started by two Caldwell County sculptors, Keith Willis and Suzette Bradshaw, with a Grassroots Arts Grant from the State of North Carolina. The City of Lenoir installed planters in downtown Lenoir and designed twelve of those planters to include steel bases to mount sculptural artwork. Pieces in this gallery remain on display for one year or until sold. Applications are accepted year round. Email your application & images to office@caldwellarts.com.

*Tucker's Gallery gets its name from Lenoir's history books. The Tucker family settled in the area around 1797 and their barn was likely located on what is now Norwood Street, not far from the Caldwell Arts Council. Tucker's Barn was a voting precinct, a muster ground, a store and a place for "frolics" and celebrations. At least one large Fourth of July celebration included a drum corps, a march of Revolutionary veterans and speeches by General William Lenoir. Tucker's Barn became a large meeting place for many gatherings and was so popular a fiddle tune was composed and written titled "Tucker's Barn."  Doc Watson eventually recorded this tune in 1964 on an album titled, "The Watson Family Tradition."

Click here for the application

Click here for the Sculpture Placement Agreement / Sculpture Installation & Inspection Form which will be completed upon acceptance of your application