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 



She: Photography by Lee Ann Paynter   
November -  Artist Lee Ann Paynter uses still photography and time-based media to investigate the ideas and agency around intolerance and acceptance. In this exhibition, She, Paynter examines feminism and the empowerment of women by exploring gender inequality and oppression. 



Hometown Holidays

December 6, 5pm - This annual event is sure to fill you with some holiday spirit. Join us as the local downtown businesses open their doors for extended hours. Be sure to stop by the Rowan County Arts Center for special music and refreshments! 



Steven Rogers Graves Concert 

December 11, 7pm - Join us for an evening of live music featuring Steven Rogers Graves with an Army of Clowns. This event is free and open to the public. 




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









Art Class: Book Binding 101

January 17, 9:30am-3:00pm - Spend the day 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 which are fun and accessible.  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 strength your use of color in art and craft.  Three classes will focus representatively 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.  


Back in Time Series

January 31, 7pm - J.D. Reeder and his cast of characters from Rowan County's past will be on stage sharing stories from days gone by. Come early and enjoy special music and refreshments.