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 





Happy Mother's Day Art!
May 3, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. - Here's a chance for kids to make a one-of-a-kind Mother's Day surprise. Design and create a unique flower pot ready for planting. Moms will love it! The cost is $20 and all materials are provided. 


Thomas Albert Senior Recital

May 6, 7 p.m. - Come Join this talented Kentucky Center for Traditional Music artist as he performs crowd favorites along with others you may have not heard. Thomas is part of the first class to graduate from the MSU's Traditional Music program and is always a crowd favorite. 


Youth Art Fair

May 17, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Here's a chance for kids to explore the wonderful world of art. Children will have the opportunity to experiment with various art forms with the assistance of members of the Morehead Art Guild. Join us in the auditorium of the Arts Center. This event is free and open to kids 4 - 12 years of age. 


On the Road with Photographer Larry Dixon

May 15 - June 28. Come and enjoy this fine art and travel photography display. The exhibit will take you around the county and through your own backyard with beautiful scenes and interesting people. You don't want to miss it!




"Uncommon Wealth" Exhibit

April 14 - May 15 - Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to see some of the best art Kentucky has to offer. The work in the "Uncommon Wealth" traveling exhibit provides a snapshot of the pieces created by fellowship recipients in the visual arts. In the 30 years of the program, 174 visual artists have received fellowships; 58 of those artists are featured in the exhibit. The Rowan County Arts Center is proud to be one of the featured stops of "Uncommon Wealth." The exhibit sponsored by the Kentucky Arts Council. Come and check it out!


Paint Night with Toni Hobbs

April 2, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Back by popular demand! Toni Hobbs returns with another fun painting project suitable for all skill levels. It is a great chance to jump into the world of painting or just try something different. The cost is $20 and all materials are provided. Call 606.783.9857 or email to register or for more information.


Kiddie Crafts
April 6 & 13, 2 - 2:45 p.m. - In this fun filled class your child will learn about art and colors through songs, playtime and interesting activities. The class is for children ages 1 - 5 and they must be accompanied by an adult. Wear old clothes. Things could get messy! The cost is $7 per class and all materials are provided.


Springtime Fabric Ornaments

April 10, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Do some spring decorating! These lovely fabric ornaments are great for Easter, Mother's Day and more. No sewing required! Come and find out how it's done and continue the fun on your own. The class is $20 and all materials are provided.  


Felted Wool Cords & Beads

April 11, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - This time we'll explore the possibilities of wool cords in multiple layers of color that can then be cut into embellishments - as beads for jewelry or additions to purses.  You can also create beads in round or oblong shapes and add spikes and glass beads to further embellish them.  If you attended a previous class, please bring in your creations to add, share and inspire. Let us know if you are interested in a more intensive workshop, such as Nuno felted scarves, so we can plan well in advance. We love your input! The cost is $25 and all materials are provided. Call 606.783.9857 or email to register or for more information.


Kentucky Center for Traditional Music Performance

April 17, 7 p.m. -  Experience an evening of traditional music at its finest. “Traditional” music includes Bluegrass, Old Time, Country, Ballad Singing, Blues, Celtic, Western Swing and many other. Come and enjoy some of the best talent MSU has to offer!


"Uncommon Wealth" Exhibit Reception

April 25, 5 - 7 p.m. Come and view this traveling exhibit and experience the work of some of Kentucky's best artists. This is the first exhibit of its kind to be on display at the Rowan County Arts Center in cooperatioin with the Kentucky Arts Council. There will be refreshments and a chance to mingle with artists and art lovers. The event is free and open to the public. Don't miss this opportunity!



April 26, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. - Karen Glancy returns for this very popular class. Join in the fun and learn new techniques in this beautiful media. The cost is $20 and all materials are provided. Call 606.783.9857 or email to register or for more information.