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North Carolina Arts Council

NC Arts Council is a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

Arts Council of Lincoln County
We are located in the Lincoln Cultural Center at 403 East Main Street
in Lincolnton, North Carolina.
Post Office Box 45  l  Lincolnton, North Carolina 28093
P: 704-732-9044  l  E:
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Calendar of Events

Grassroot Grant Applications due August 14, 2014

Book Launch Party and Signing Event:
August 30, 1-3pm Lincoln Cultural Center
The book launch party will feature a live reading to a group of children, a “meet the author” table for book signings, media is invited.

Regional Artist Grant application due September 19, 2014

Press Release:
Regional Artist Project Grant Applications Now Available

Grants of up to $2,000 for professional development
Lincolnton, North Carolina – Applications for the Regional Artist Project Grant (RAPG) are now available. The grant provides funding for individuals and unincorporated groups of artists to pursue projects that further enhance their artistic development. Applications are available by contacting the Arts Council of Lincoln County at 704 732-9044 or and must be submitted online by noon on Friday, September 19, 2014. The RAPG is funded in part by Arts Council of Lincoln County, arts councils in nine North and South Carolina counties, the North Carolina Arts Council and the Blumenthal Endowment. Link

Paul C Rhyne Competiton & Exhibit

Call for entries!  The ACLC would like to extend a call for entries for our annual Paul C. Rhyne Art Competition.  The public is invited to view the exhibit in the galleries of the Lincoln Cultural Center located at 403 East Main Street in Lincolnton. The exhibit will be on display October 20th – November 15th.

Downtown Lincolnton Art Crawl
November 14, 2014, 6-9pm

City of Lincolnton
114 East Main Street, Lincolnton, NC 28902
Lincoln County
115 West Main Street, Lincolnton, NC 28093
Lincoln County Schools
P.O. Box 400, LIncolnton, NC 28093
Paul C. Rhyne Competition  & Exhibit
Call for entries!  The ACLC would like to extend a call for entries for our annual Paul C. Rhyne Art Competition & Exhibit.

Eligibility: Artists 18 years and older who are ACLC members may submit up to 3 entries for $15.  Non-members pay $30. 
Painting, drawing, sculpture, jewelry, photography, printmaking and fiber are eligible.

Presentation: All work must be properly framed or gallery wrapped with sides properly finished and properly wired for hanging.  Mats must be neat and clean.  3D work must sit solidly on flat surface or be properly mounted.  2D works on paper should be matted and wrapped or framed under glass.  Large oils or acrylics on canvas do not need to be framed, but should be stapled on the back and have painted edges, no saw tooth hangers. 3D works will be limited to 200 lbs.

Specifications:  Works may be available for sale.  A commission of 30% will be retained on all sales.  All works will be juried. Artists will notified to pick up any declined work by October 17th, 2014. Sold pieces will be removed at the end of the exhibit. Each artist will carry their own insurance if desired. 

Liability: The ACLC will do everything possible to keep each piece safe.  Submission of an entry is at the artist’s own risk. Only a limited amount of insurance is provided. 

Awards:  1st $300, 2nd $200, 3rd $100,
& 3 Honorable Mentions $25 each.

October 15 &16  - Entries Accepted
Oct. 24  -  Opening reception/Awards 6-8pm,
October 20 - Nov. 15 - Exhibition dates
November 17-20 Pick- up works LINK

Call for Artist!!! Art Crawl  Downtown Lincolnton 
November  14, 2014 !!
Join us as Downtown Lincolnton restaurants and businesses open their doors for a special evening of art, food, music and dance. Merchants will host Lincoln County's artists and craftspeople who will showcase a wide variety of fine art and craft mediums including: paintings, drawings, photography, pottery, fiber arts, jewelry, metal-smith, wood turning, and more. For information or to register as an artist, email or call 704-732-9044.

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