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  • 18th Annual Catawba Valley Pottery Festival
    Celebrating the Catawba Valley’s rich pottery heritage, 2015 marks the 18th annual Catawba Valley Pottery and Antiques Festival, held on Saturday, March 28, at the Hickory Metro Convention Center from from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This pottery festival brings together over 100 craftsmen, each dedicated to his craft. With 115 potters from the Southeast, and several antiques dealers, the festival houses the most extensive Catawba Valley Pottery collection in existence. ...
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  • Bustling Downtown Arts Scene
    Screen Shot 2015-03-05 at 10.04.29 AMHickory, North Carolina has a thriving arts community.The Hickory Museum of Art, the state’s second oldest art museum, has always been an important gathering place for artists, and has been integral in helping the arts scene flourish. The Galleria, the museum’s shop, also provides an important venue from which artists can sell their work. But in recent years, the arts community has grown beyond anyone’s expectations, and artists have been in need of new places to both gather and sell their work. A quiet renaissance has been...
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  • “Furniture. Well Crafted”
    1415909830 50823 o Top three chairs for the inaugural “Furniture. Well Crafted.” Design Competition named during November 5 receptionFrom traditional to contemporary, in colors from bright orange-yellow based patchwork to soft white leather, the 23 chairs in the inaugural “Furniture. Well Crafted.” Design Competition made an exceptional impression to furniture makers and executives, journalists for furniture publications, and local officials earlier this week. The 23 chairs represent the entire Hickory Metro which includes cities and towns in...
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  • Hickory Oktoberfest
    Oktoberfest Each year Downtown Hickory hosts Oktoberfest, the city's largest street festival. 2015's event will be held in October, and details will follow soon. OcktoberFest Sponsored by Hickory Downtown Development AuthorityThe excitement is building as the much anticipated 29th Annual Hickory Oktoberfest comes to Downtown Hickory. Oktoberfest always happens on the second weekend in October. 2014's festival happens on Friday, October 10 (5:00 pm to 11:00 pm with lunch served in the Food Court at noon), Saturday, October 11 (10:00 am to 11:00 pm) and Sunday, October 12 (Noon until...
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