Hiddenite, NC – The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center invites everyone to The Multicultural Festival which will take place on Saturday, June 11th from noon until 4pm at the NEW Alexander County Courthouse Park. Food Vendors and Food Trucks representing different cultures will be on hand including Hmong Alliance Fellowship’s egg rolls , El Tacorriendo’s Taco Truck, Abby’s Shiver Shack and Cherry Pop’s Ice Cream Truck.Multicultural Festival

There will be hands-on art activities for children including Cherokee weaving and language with Lisa Ray, and drum making!

In the event of rain,the festival will be held at The Hiddenite Arts and Heritage Center’s Educational Complex located at 70 Hiddenite Church Rd., Hiddenite, NC. Please check Hiddenite Arts Facebook page, website and listen to B86 Radio. A decision will be made concerning rain location by 9:00am on Saturday, June 11th.

Festival Entertainment Scheduled on the Rotary Performance Stage will be as follows:

12-12:30- Roca Eternal, Hispanic music ensemble
12:40-1:10 One Spirit, Native American Dance Troupe
1:20-1:50- La Puerta Choir
2:00-2:30- April Turner. African Storytelling & Dance
2:40 -4:00 Come Together Choir w/ special music.

Donna Latham, Executive Director of The Hiddenite Arts and Heritage Center stressed, “This is a fun, family friendly event where everyone can come together to celebrate the diversity within our community, learn more about each other, and appreciate our differences. We anticipate a large number of folks for the ever popular Hmong eggrolls, so arrive early bring your chairs and blankets, and enjoy the activities, food, ice cream, splash pad, and performances. “

The Hiddenite Center gratefully acknowledges the Alexander County Government for providing the Alexander County Courthouse Park for residents to enjoy, The Rotary Club for funding the Rotary Performance Stage, the Town of Taylorsville for providing needed support to carry out the event, and Alexander County Residents for their support of the project.

The Hiddenite Center invites all people age 8 and over to participate in the Come Together Choir to perform at 2:40. If interested, TEXT Tootie Cole (919)749-8786 or email [email protected].

“ALL people are invited to participate as we COME TOGETHER to celebrate our diversity!”, stated Donna Latham, Director of the Hiddenite Center. “ This is a great opportunity to meet new people, sing songs of praise, and perform on the NEW Rotary Performance Stage in downtown Taylorsville while having loads of fun! What a blessing for our citizens! We hope to have so many people interested that the stage is overflowing!”, added Latham.

The event is supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources www.NCArts.org, with generous funding from the Sharpe Chair of Fine and Applied Arts at Appalachian State University.

For more information, call 828-632-6966, or email [email protected], or visit hiddenitearts.org