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Welcome to Mount Holly, a special city nestled along the banks of the picturesque Catawba River. We are just 20 minutes from downtown Charlotte and yet a world away from the harried lifestyle of the big city.  Immerse yourself in a community that values our connection to nature and cherishes our serene surroundings.

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Welcome to Mount Holly, a special city nestled along the banks of the picturesque Catawba River. We are just 20 minutes from downtown Charlotte and yet a world away from the harried lifestyle of the big city.  Immerse yourself in a community that values our connection to nature and cherishes our serene surroundings.

learn more
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Welcome to Mount Holly, a special city nestled along the banks of the picturesque Catawba River. We are just 20 minutes from downtown Charlotte and yet a world away from the harried lifestyle of the big city.  Immerse yourself in a community that values our connection to nature and cherishes our serene surroundings.

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City of Mount Holly Leased Art Initiative

About the Program:
The leased art initiative builds upon the City's art program, and aims to expand the footprint of art throughout all corners of the City. Staff appreciates the support of City staff, Edgar Noveron’s help with the concrete pad, Crossroads Church, and Clariant for their assistance with getting this initiative off the ground. Additionally, we would like to thank the City's Public Art Advisory Commission, Parks Commission, and the City Council.

The works associated with this program will be leased by the City for a period of one year, when each piece will be changed out with new offerings and will be located at Catawba Heights Park, River Street Park, Tuckaseege Park, and on Clariant's property near the entrance to the Riverhawk Greenway and the Municipal Complex.
City staff are looking forward to having this project fully implemented when all four pieces are installed by the end of June 2024, and work towards expanding the number of leased art sites in the future.
The Four Sculptures
"PLATO'S PLAYGROUND" | CATAWBA HEIGHTS PARK
The first of four sculptures associated with the City's new leased art program was installed on Monday, May 20 at Catawba Heights Park, located at 101 Beatty Road in Mount Holly. The work “Plato's Playground” was created by sculptor Charles Pilkey of Mint Hill. 
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Learn more about the sculptor here:
https://www.technozoicdreams.com/

"ATHENA" | TUCKASEEGE PARK
The second of four sculptures of the City's new Leased Art Program was installed this week at Tuckaseege Park. The piece, titled "Athena", was created by sculptor Sam Spiczka.
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Learn more about the sculptor here:
https://sculptorsam.com/portfolio/


"WAVE" | RIVER STREET PARK
The third of four sculptures of the City's new Leased Art Program was installed this week at River Street Park. The piece, titled "Wave", was created by sculptor Corrina Sephora.
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Learn more about the sculptor here:
https://corrinasephora.com/work1


"RED RIBBON" | COMING SOON
 
The fourth of four sculptures will be installed soon. Stay tuned!

Learn more about the sculptor here:
https://richardpittssculpture.com/gallery/