Arts & Culture
Corks & Canvas offers a relaxed, fun atmosphere where guests enjoy painting on canvas and creating a masterpiece of their very own to take home and enjoy. Owner and instructor, Lori McGourty teaches every step of the process, giving you as much guidance and help as you want. Guests are free to bring in food, drinks, wine, etc. to enjoy while you paint. Call or visit the Facebook page for a schedule of classes.
The new trendy fun night out! CRAFT NIGHT! Bring your friends and yourself and nothing else! We provide everything! And NO time limit!!
We only have one time per day so our painters can take their time and enjoy the fun night out!
Choose your project from a HUGE variety of wood cutouts and paint!
Experienced helpers on hand!
When you are finished, we will touch up, write on it (your choice) top it off with a bow and wire hanger and take a picture of you and your group with your finished projects!
$35 per person. Sign up your group now!
Original fine artworks, custom framing, ready-made picture frames, home decor accessories, gifts & wedding, and a lot more.
Founded in 1972 by the late Mr. James Walker, the Iredell Arts Council is a non-profit arts organization serving the residents, artists and arts organizations of Iredell County, NC. The organization serves as an extension of the NC Arts Council as their Designated County Partner for Iredell County; funded through individual and corporate donations, grants, and the NC Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts program.
The Iredell Arts Council is housed in the Old Jail building in Downtown Statesville in the center of Iredell County. Each of the different sections of Iredell County is diverse, displaying rich traditions in music and craft heritage to the north, and historic downtown charm with contemporary art to the south.
Library cards are free for residents of Iredell County. You can get a library card at the libraries in Statesville, Harmony or Troutman. You can also apply for a library card online and pick up your card when you visit the library.
Iredell Museums' mission is to engage, inspire, and educate through the arts, sciences, and history. Home to North Carolina's only mummy, Iredell Museums' revolving exhibits are a true gem in our community.
The Statesville Historical Collection consists of thousands of items, the smallest being tin tags used to label plug chewing tobacco, and the largest being the 1961 Statesville Police Department “paddy wagon” truck. Some of the more unusual items include an Aunt Sally’s mayonnaise jar manufactured on Depot Hill, and a legal check written on a brick from Statesville Brick Company that was actually cashed at NCNB in Statesville. The strangest is probably a 25 foot length of hemp rope that came from the wall of a Colorado casino, along with a plaque that says, “This is the rope used to hang Tom Dooley’s HORSE”.
Other items include:
PHOTOGRAPHS of Statesville/Iredell County streets, roads, buildings, businesses, athletic teams, special events, gatherings, etc.
ADVERTISING ITEMS used by and issued by local businesses (signs, posters, calendars, thermometers, novelties, billheads, invoices, etc.)
STATESVILLE NEWSPAPERS dating from the 1860s to the 1900s
STATESVILLE and IREDELL GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS dating from the 1780s
BOTTLES and PACKAGES with printed and embossed names of local businesses
PICTURE POSTCARDS from the early 1900s through the 1960s
BOOKS, PAMPHLETS, FLIERS, CIRCULARS about local citizens, businesses, and places
TOBACCO and LIQUOR ITEMS from products manufactured in Statesville, such as: advertising, correspondence, boxes, bags, tags, labels, etc.
PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL ITEMS from Statesville Owls, Tigers, Colts, Indians, etc., and Mooresville Moors (Listing of Teams by Year 1937-1969)
MEMORABILIA from MOVIES filmed in Iredell County
COLLECTIBLES related to famous (and infamous) Iredell citizens
RECORDINGS (45s, LPs, cassettes, eight tracks) made by local artists
OBSOLETE PRODUCTS MADE by STATESVILLE BUSINESSES
TOM DOOLEY MEMORABILIA, including books, recordings, and memorabilia from the movie The Legend of Tom Dooley
And lots of UNUSUAL & INTERESTING ITEMs relating to Statesville/Iredell County history