Our most recent Art Around Caldwell Studio Tour was held in June and included the following fine artists and galleries:





1 - Varian Swieter at Caldwell Arts Council,
601 College Ave SW, Lenoir

Creator of "Get a Grip Stoneware (TM)"
I create functional pieces which are fun
and a pleasure to use!

Also see over 40 artists' works on display for the 
Caldwell Visual Artists Competition!


2 - Pat Jordan, 808 Olive Ave., Lenoir
Blue-glazed stoneware cups, soup bowls
and hand-knitted shawls - Come and see!!


3 - Waitsel Smith, 1419 Poplar St NW, Lenoir
Waitsel Smith has been practicing art his entire life:
as an illustrator, as a furniture designer, and as a fine art painter.
Now, he is expanding out into another art field - teaching. 
This fall he will be opening his home for art classes,
in oil and acrylic painting, in watercolor and in drawing.
Come see his studios and galleries featuring
more than 40 original works for sale,
plus giclee prints, note cards and more.
There will even be a work in progress for your scrutiny.


4 - Folk Keeper Gallery and Frye Art Studio,
902 West Ave, Lenoir

Folk art, antiques, and collectables galore!
This is the working studio of Southern Folk Artists
Susan and Charlie Frye. Come see the work of
more than 20 folk artists, and maybe see the
Fryes at work in their studio and gallery!


5 - My Happy Place Gallery, 210 Main St NW, Lenoir
Over 20 local artisans work together in
this cooperative gallery producing a large variety
of work in many different mediums and styles.
At least one artist will be demonstrating
their work during this event. Commissioned work is
welcomed by many of our artisans and small
group classes of private lessons in various art
techniques are taught - why not host an Art pARTy?!


6 - Highland Coffee House & Bakery, 113 Main St NW, Lenoir
Original works of art by the group Studio 12, featuring the works of Anne Welch, Judy Prevost, Tony Indicott, Carole Childers, Irene Ridgway, Marti Kardol, Jan Pennell, Shirley Story, Rose Noakes, Vaun Healey and Jan Martin. Charlie Frye also has on display a large array of his mastery of folk art inside the Coffee House, and we are also featuring two newcomers: Alaina Bailey and Jessica Joy. Several artists will be present during this event.