COVID-19: Health and Safety Update

The Western North Carolina Sculpture Center is committed to ensuring the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers during this pandemic. The outdoor sculpture park is currently open to the public from dawn until dusk and we welcome visitors for a socially distant sculpture experience. We are temporarily suspending all in person educational programming until it is safe to reopen such community activities


We look forward to soon announcing when we’ll be able to welcome our staff and visitors back to the Patterson School Campus.

Thank you for your understanding and your continued support.

Roof Replacement Underway!

We are thrilled to announce that we have begun to replace the roof on our 7,2000 sq. foot studio building. This pivotal step in our development has been 2 years in the making and we are greatly looking forward to offering workshops, artist residencies, musical events and community events. 

We currently have

over 40 Sculptures on display in the sculpture park and trail.


We are hosting the Tri State Sculptors Association 2020-2021Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition.

View Exhibition Here

Located in beautiful Happy Valley outside of Lenoir, NC the Western North Carolina Sculpture Center aims to offer engaging and robust arts programming to the surrounding community.

The Western North Carolina Sculpture Center is dedicated to connecting people with the arts through exhibitions, interaction with artists, and the opportunity to experience creative processes while providing an inclusive environment.

The Western North Carolina Sculpture Park is the early iteration of the Sculpture Center. We are currently working to renovate our studio and build out an interior gallery space, community studio. Sculptural disciplines include:

• blacksmithing

• metal foundry

• welding

• woodworking

• environmental installation


Western North Carolina Sculpture Center

4612 Patterson School Dr.

Lenoir, NC 28645

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