Tucker's Gallery

The Caldwell Arts Council and the City of Lenoir present
Tucker's Gallery - a free outdoor sculpture sales gallery open 24 / 7 !

Scroll down to view the current inventory. Sculptors are invited
to participate - please see application and details at the bottom of this page.

Tucker's Gallery is funded in part by the Lenoir Tourism Development Authority

"Life Study  VI" by Ralph Bogardus of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
$1,800
Located on West Avenue in downtown outside the City of Lenoir office building

 

"Persistence" by Tom Risser of Waxhaw, North Carolina
$2,000
Located on Main Street downtown outside Side Street Pour House

 

"Hippie Chic" by Tom Risser of Waxhaw, North Carolina
$2,000
Located on West Avenue downtown outside Side Street Pour House

 

"Pretty Faces" by Tom Risser of Waxhaw, North Carolina
$2,000
Located on Main Street downtown outside the Courthouse

 

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