Newton, NC – Dates for the 2022 Catawba Valley Festival of the Arts, an inclusive, “all arts” festival have been set for April 22-24, 2022 at Catawba Farms in Newton. The Catawba Valley Festival of the Arts (CVFA) is a weekend-long celebration of the creativity and talents of area visual, literary and performing artists and designers. Festival events begin Friday evening, April 22, 2022 and run through Sunday, April 24th with events held on the grounds of the 34-acre venue of Catawba Farms as well as other venues across Catawba County. The 2022 Festival is an exhibition of the works of artists, performers, educators, and creative stewards from other area organizations that foster the arts.

The 3-day Festival is anchored by academic institutions Catawba Valley Community College and Lenoir-Rhyne University who serve as vanguards of the arts for the Catawba Valley. The Festival will include:

• Choral and musical performances from CVCC, LRU and local musicians
• Open mic sessions for songwriters, poets, playwrights, and authors
• Visual arts exhibits, including photography, sculpture, ceramics, film, painting and other compositional artwork.
• Commercial, graphic arts and industrial design portfolio showcases.
• Theatrical performances, vignettes and dance from area performance stages and troupes.
• Sensory experiences from area culinary and beverage production industry and trades.

The mission of The Catawba Valley Festival of the Arts is to celebrate our distinctive, diverse, creative voices as we tell a bigger story that speaks to the magic of the Catawba Valley. The evolving schedule is posted at:

CVFA Poster Competition
This year, artists are invited to submit entries for a new poster competition to commemorate the 2022 CVFA. The final poster includes a $500 prize and will be used to market the Festival. There is a nominal entry fee of $25 to participate. CVFA 2022 poster competition guidelines can be found at cvfa. org, the CVFA Facebook site, or requested by sending an email to

CVFA Call for Acts
The Catawba Valley Festival of the Arts is also searching for roaming acts such as circus acts, singers, bards, musicians, and any performance that can move about the festival grounds.To audition, submit a short 2-5 minute video clip or uploaded link to by January 30, 2022. Please include in the email: (1) Name of act (2) Name(s) of participants, (3) Length of the act: how long your full act will be (looking for about 30 minute sets), and (4) any other relevant information (bio, organization, etc.).

The CVFA is sponsored by Catawba Farms, Catawba Valley Community College and Lenoir-Rhyne University. For more information contact Twyla Deese at 704-451-1760 or

About Catawba Valley Community College:
Catawba Valley Community College is a comprehensive learning community that provides a multitude of collegiate, industrial/vocational, and life-skills/personal enrichment experiences that empowers all of its constituents. The campuses located at 2550 US Highway 70 SE, Hickory, NC.

About Lenoir-Rhyne University:
Lenoir–Rhyne University is a private Lutheran university in Hickory, North Carolina. Founded in 1891, the university is affiliated with the North Carolina Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

About Catawba Farms:
Catawba Farms is an agri-tourism destination located in Newton, N.C. within an hour drive of Charlotte. At its heart is a winery, craft beer brewery, eco-ice skating rink and The Peacock Inn, an historic five-room bed & breakfast., 1670 Southwest Blvd, Newton, NC 28658, phone (828) 464-5780.