New Location Announced

Celebrating our New Location at 126 Mulberry Street NW!

The Caldwell Arts Council Board of Directors and staff are thrilled to announce the purchase of 126 Mulberry Street NW in downtown Lenoir as our new home! Most remember the historic, character filled building as the former home of Shaw Furniture, but it began life in the early 1900's as the Henkel Opera House. This ample space will provide Caldwell Arts with room to grow and meet the changing needs of our artistic communities and Caldwell County residents over the next 50+ years!

Soon, we will launch a Capital Campaign to raise crucial funds needed for renovations that will be completed in stages. The first priority will be the main and mezzanine levels to complete the new Caldwell Arts retail shop, administrative offices, ADA restrooms, gallery space, catering kitchen, and more. During the second phase, the basement level will be remodeled to include a classroom, various rental spaces, and ADA restrooms. The final stage will involve a complete restoration of the top floor performance hall with lighting, sound, and audio visual equipment; seating for various types of functions; and an elevator that will serve all three floors.

As we navigate this long-term project, we will share information on the Caldwell Arts Council's Capital Campaign and photos of our progress here and on social media. 

Until the main floor of the Opera House is renovated, staff will continue working off-site. If you have questions, concerns, or need assistance, email us or call 828-754-2486.


Above: Caldwell Arts' new location at 126 Mulberry Street NW in Lenoir.

Below: Main floor view to mezzanine level.