The Art Center is home for many community events ranging from concerts and plays to rotating art exhibits. Below is a list of upcoming events. 


If you would like to talk to someone about a event listed below or to schedule something at the Arts Center plese call 606.783.9857 or email 



Wise Women, Strong Women of the Appalachian:
Fuse the Muse Exhibit

April -  This Series is a journey of the Wise Woman, some things depicted here are personal to the artist and some are inspired by other Wise Women that the artist has had the honor to have met and known. The women depicted here are faceless so that they may represent any woman of any age. All Women have the Wise woman in them. This exhibit features painting by Appalachian nature painter Tami Booher and stories by storyteller Gwenda Johnson. 


Art Class: Paint Night with Toni #2

April 29 - 5:30-7:30pm. Looking for a fun night out? Come join us (bring a friend & your favorite beverage) for a full evening of painting with instructor Toni Hobbs. The cost of this course is $20 and all supplies are included. An 11x14 canvas is provided, but you are welcome to BYOC (Bring Your Own Canvas)! The theme is Fireflies. Space is limited, reserve your spot by calling 606.783.9857 or email: Returning students receive $5 off the class fee. 

Art Class: Hammered Copper Earrings #3

February 27, 5:30pm - 8:00pm - Join instructor Luann Parkansky for an evening of creativity and jewelry making. The cost is $30 and all supplies are included. Space is limited, reserve early by calling 606.783.9857 or emailing

September 13, 10am-4p.m. Spend a Saturday exploring the infinite possibilities of using fabric, thread, beads and other embellishments to create your own Mini Art Quilt. Textile artist Jennifer A. Reis will lead a workshop on basic and advanced hand-worked art quilting techniques, teaching non-traditional methods of quilting, appliqué, embroidery and embellishing. Using techniques like raw appliqué, thread embroidery and quilting, and embellishing with shi-sha mirrors, beads and found objects, students will create an individually designed embellished textile artwork.  All techniques are hand-worked, emphasizing non-traditional sewing and quilting, and is open to sewing novices and experts alike.  All supplies will be provided, although participants are encouraged to bring special embellishments and mementos toincorporate into their work. The cost of the class is $30 and is limited to 10 students. You don't want to miss out on this unique class. Reserve a spot today, call 606.783.9857 or email

Morehead Arts & Eats Festival 
September 20, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Join us in downtown Morehead for a day of family fun. There will be children's art activities and art demonstrations on the Arts Center lawn. Arts & craft vendors, music, food and lots of fun will also be a part of the festivities. For more information go to or call 606.783.9857,  email









First Friday -- Rowan County Crafted, Art, Produce, and More

May 1 - 4pm-7pm, Join us on the lawn of the Rowan County Arts Center the first Friday of May, June, September & October. The event will include items crafted or produced in Rowan County including food, produce, arts and crafts, soap, candles, music, books and more. Vendor spaces are limited and available for ten dollars each. There is no charge for admission and the community is welcome. Additional information available from the Rowan County Arts Center at 783-9857 or This event will be moved inside the Rowan County Arts Center in the event of bad weather. 


Art Class: Painted Ceramic Tiles

May 7 – 5:15 p.m. Join instructor Donna Lemley-Jordan for an evening of play and creativity with alcohol inks, eye droppers, drinking straws, canned air, and felt pad applicators (no paint brushes in sight!) Create lovely wall plaques, trivets, or coasters. The cost is $30 and all supplies are included. Space is limited, reserve early by email: or call (606) 783-9857 Returning students receive $5 off the class fee.