Where the Past Meets the Future

An 80-year-old, former school campus has been transformed by the Town of Hudson into a 21st century hub for business development and artistic creation and enjoyment. The Town chose to blend the past with the present as they envisioned the future for residents and visitors. We invite you to visit HUB Station – former Hudson School – a classical structure and repurposed treasure celebrating the vitality of community through arts and business.

The HUB Station Arts Center

Mitford Museum.  Artsy Retail.  Artist Studios.  Event Venues.  Theater.  Visual and Performing Arts Lessons. Red Awning Gallery.


Tix.com for HUB Station

“Welcome to Mitford” Play 

App’s Community Music School


McCreary Family Business Center

Carmela Tomlinson, CCC&TI SBC Director
Business Offices. Entrepreneur Space and Support. CCC&TI Small Business Center. Mentoring. Envision.
Plan – Execute – Launch.

The HUB Station in Hudson, NC, is a unique destination

that houses two centers for community creativity –

HUB Station Arts Center –

dedicated to arts appreciation and development –  

McCreary Family Business Center –

focused on entrepreneurship development.


Come See Us!


Fill up at HUB Station. Fill up on the best advice and support for business startup in the Business Center – and fill up on performing arts, other art media, and artists at work in their own studios in the Arts Center.

 Lease space for an entrepreneurial venture or an artist studio. Lease venues – large and small – for your own special events. Be entertained. Be educated. Be immersed in the dynamic duo of business and the arts that combine to propel a community into creative placemaking that attracts locals and visitors.

Local connections. Regional reach. Anchored in history. Reflecting the future.

Home of author Jan Karon’s The Mitford Museum. In her words, “Mitford is now at home in Hudson.”

HUB Station – filled with spaces to create business futures and art pieces . . . to discover the artist in each of us . . .  to create community among people. Come see us and FILL UP!

EVENTS @ The HUB Station

FIRST FRIDAY!                

Summer Youth Art Competition – Free to PUBLIC 

June 3, 2022

Drop by between 5 and 8 p.m. to meet the students behind the juried art exhibition. They have some really great pieces ready for you to purchase to take home!



Concert on the Lawn – Free to PUBLIC               

June 16, 2022. 

Bring your lawn chair or blanket to throw on the grass and enjoy each other to the sounds of live music – Grab a craft beverage from 3 Doors Down and shop at Junk Gypsy Angels Boutique and The Red Awning Gallery. It’ll a be fun night!



“Welcome to Mitford” Play Performances.

Ticketed Event. Three Nights Only.             

June 23-25, 2022. 

The Characters from Jan Karon’s Mitford community are back onstage this month for the delight of Mitford lovers and good theater! Keith Smith, producer, says the cast is even better (hard to believe!) than last year – and they’ve added a warmup choir to precede the play. Celebrating all that is good about small town life, “Welcome to Mitford” will make you smile, warm your heart, and re-connect you to the world that Jan Karon created in her first seven novels. Click the Tix.Com link above for ticket reservations.


AppState Community Music School Classes

for youth.         

New schedule to be announced by July.

Keep your eye out for announcements related to new classes for our youth in music, offered by the ASU Community Music School. Great success during Spring Semester. More coming for fall!

Visual Art Classes.                                      

Contact each artist. Classes for the Public | The HUB Station

Carole Childers, Bev Milhelich, Rozzy Smith, and Zan Thompson – all artist-members of the Western NC Society of Artists and displaying members of The Red Awning Gallery – are offering classes beginning soon.

Instrument Classes.

Classes set up by each artist and student.

Contact each artist. Classes for the Public | The HUB Station

Bob Henson, Mary Ervin, and Jerry McLean – accomplished musicians and instrumentalists – will teach classes in GUITAR, FIDDLE, and MANDOLIN.