Sculpture Celebration

If you arrive early, you may be able to park in the Broyhill Foundation lot just off Lakewood Circle (immediately before reaching the Broyhill Walking Park which is the site of Sculpture Celebration. If you arrive a little later in the morning or afternoon, you may be directed to offsite parking at the Mulberry Recreation Center (720 Mulberry St SW; just about 1/4 mile away). Greenway Transportation will provide free shuttle service throughout the day, 8:30am-4pm. In addition, Greenway Transportation requires all shuttle riders to wear a mask while on their buses. If you do not bring a mask, one will be provided. If you refuse to wear it on the bus, your Greenway Transportation driver reserves the right to deny you transportation to and from the Broyhill Walking Park. This is in accordance with the Transportation Safety Administration's (TSA) mask mandates for all public and mass transportation. 

​​​​​​When the Caldwell Arts Council held its first Sculpture Celebration in 1985, few could have imagined that it would continue today.​​

Held annually on the Saturday after Labor Day at the Broyhill Walking Park in Lenoir, NC, the nationally recognized event draws sculptors, mostly who live east of the Mississippi, in competition for cash awards and potential sales. The event is free to the public and opens to thousands of people who come to take in the beautiful grounds studded with sculpture. The event includes live music, on-site food trucks, a children's art area, and free shuttle service to and from off-site parking. For questions or further information, feel free to email us or call 828-754-2486.

Sculptor Information
The 2021 Sculpture Celebration is scheduled for Saturday, September 11. On the right, find links to the prospectus and online registration, along with additional information on camping options and a possible opportunity for a one-year exhibition at the WNC Sculpture Center & Park. Also find links to local lodging options and additional information below. PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19/variants, the Friday Night Sculptors' Dinner has been cancelled. 

New sculptor to our event?  Click for an overview of how it works.

Lenoir Area Lodging Options

Comfort Inn: 970 Blowing Rock Blvd., 828-754-2090
Hampton Inn: 262 Hotel St. SE, 828-758-7664
Days Inn: 206 Blowing Rock Blvd., 828-394-9821
American Inn: 350 Wilkesboro Blvd. NE, 828-758-1200

Weise Dorm on the Patterson School Campus: 828-962-7127 or
Located beside the WNC Sculpture Center, 8 rooms are availble at $75/night with bed & bath linens provided or $60/night if you bring your own bed/bath linens. Rooms are furnished with two twin beds and showers/restrooms are on the hall. 



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