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 



Watercolor Splash!
January - This month's exhibit is watercolor paintings by students from studio artist Linda Brewer's class. Artists featured in the exhibit are: Debbie Abell, Rosemary Curtis, Karen Glancy, Donna Lemley-Jordan, Trudi Lewis, Kathy McGrath, and Lisa Sergent. Their brightly colored paintings are just what the doctor ordered for chasing away those winter blues! 


Art Class: Book Binding 101

January 17, 9:30am-3:00pm - Spend a Saturday with instructor Donna Lemley-Jordan as she teaches you the art of book binding. The cost is $25 and all supplies are included. Space is limited so reserve your spot today!! For more information please call 606.783.9857 or email


Drawing, Composition & Color Without Fear: A Crash Course in Art Basics

Wednesday: January 28, February 4, February 11, 
5:30 - 7:30pm - Instructor Jennifer A. Reis will lead a sequence of Wednesday evening classes covering basics in drawing, composition and color using art exercises.  Leave your art anxiety at home – this is a beginner friendly course, open to all "stick figure" artists!  Using basic activities you can use everyday with simple and cheaper materials. You will learn skills to improve your ability to draw from life, arrange dynamic compositional images, and strengthen your use of color in art and craft.  Three classes will focus on basic drawing activities; compositional drawing; and color skills.  Instructor: Jennifer A. Reis, BFA in drawing/printmaking, MA in studio art.  All supplies are included.  Cost: $25 per class.  


Watercolor Splash! Closing Reception
January 30, 5pm-7pm - Join us for the closing reception for Watercolor Splash! Enjoy snacks, admire the artwork, and have conversations with the artists featured in the show. This event is free and open to the public. Hope to see you there!




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










Back in Time: Remembering Rowan's Past 
The Remarkable Youngs of Rowan County

January 31 and February 7, 7:00pm   (Come at 6:30 for hot beverages, desserts, and enjoy live music featuring Harvey Pennington and Friends.)

Local historian and storyteller J. D. Reeder continues his Back in Time series by bringing together four members of one of the most influential—and controversial—families from Rowan County’s early years.    Zachary Taylor Young, a fledgling attorney, arrived in Morehead in 1872 with his wife Amelia and their first two sons Allie and Will.  Over the next several years, Taylor Young would become embroiled in local political events that resulted in the outbreak of the Rowan County War—the infamous Tolliver-Martin Feud of the 1880’s.   His sons followed in his footsteps and became renowned lawyers in their own right, influencing Kentucky history for decades to come.   You won’t want to miss this chance to meet these important characters from Morehead’s colorful past.  Presented as a benefit for the Rowan County Arts Center in cooperation with the Morehead Theatre Guild.


Tickets are $10 and on sale at the

Rowan County Arts Center (205 East Main Street)

They can also be reserved by calling

606.783.9857 or purchased at the door.



Art Class: Hammered Copper Earrings

February 6, 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