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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
Paul C Rhyne Competiton & Exhibit
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.

Press Release:
Please join the Arts Council of Lincoln County for an opening reception and awards presentation for the 2014 Paul C. Rhyne Art Competition and Exhibit on Friday October 24 from 6-8pm. Our exhibit and reception will be hosted in the galleries of the Lincoln Cultural Center which is located at 403 East Main Street Lincolnton.

October 24, 2014

Downtown Lincolnton Art Crawl Cancelled
The Downtown Lincolnton Art Crawl Committee has regretfully cancelled the November 14, 2014 Art Crawl. Due to lack of artist participation which is essential for the event, our fall Downtown Lincolnton Art Crawl has been cancelled. Please join us for our annual spring Downtown Lincolnton Art Crawl on March 13, 2015. For more information or to register as an artist, please email the Arts Council of Lincoln County at

Holiday Baking Class
November 16, 2014, 3-5pm
Join local German chef Sven Frischen-Nocher for an afternoon of holiday baking focusing on traditional Bavarian & German Christmas cookies. This class is open to individuals or parents and children. Fee: $15 per person or $30 for a family group of 3. Location: St Lukes Parrish House, 315 N.Cedar Street Lincolnton
To register email ACLC or call 704 732-9044

Kids Pottery Handbuilding Class
December 6, 2014, 10-12pm
Join Art Teacher Hannah Griffen for a hands on pottery class. Students will create a clay sculpture piece.  Open to children 5 -10 years old. Fee: $15 per student. Location: Lincoln Cultural Center
To register email ACLC or call 704 732-9044

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
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
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