Future Home of the Western North Carolina Sculpture Center

The WNC Sculpture Center will be housed in the roughly 10,000 sq. ft. gymnasium located on the Patterson School Foundation grounds in Happy Valley, N.C. The generous 30 ft ceilings will enable sculptors to work large and place completed work in an expansive landscape or trail setting. 

We are currently in the midst of a fundraising campaign to secure resources to replace the roof on the gym. To support our efforts to replace the roof, CLICK HERE. Once dried in and secure, our programming will begin to be implemented. The sculptural processes that will be offered at the WNC Sculpture Center from day one will be, Metal Fabrication, Woodworking, Iron Foundry, Blacksmithing and Ceramics. The building will grow to hold an interior gallery space and a large community sculpture studio for workshops and classes. 

Residencies for artists will be offered with the replacement of the roof. Artists in residence will have ample workspace and some disciplines will be given a private studio while others will be working in a more communal setting. 

Though we are in the process of raising money to replace the roof in our studio building, the following equipment and supplies will be accessible to artists in residence and guest artists:

Metal Fabrication
• Mig Welder

• Plasma Cutter

• Bench and Angle Grinders

• Misc. Handtools


• Forge

• Anvils

• Assortment of Hammers 

• Assortment ofTongs 

• Hydraulic Press

• Assortment of Hand Tools


• Sand Mixer

• Resin and Catalyst

• Ramming Tools

• Cupola

• Assortment of Grinders

• Assortment of Hand Tools


• Table Saw

• Compound Miter Saw

• Lathe

• Assortment of Electric Hand Tools

• Assortment of Hand Tools

Western North Carolina Sculpture Center

4612 Patterson School Dr.

Lenoir, NC 28645


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