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 please call 606.783.9857 or email 


Yoga Classes
Mon. @ 5:30 p.m. & Thurs. @ 6:30 p.m. Join instructor Kelly Fleck for an hour long yoga session. The cost is $5 and all levels are invited to participate. Grab a mat and a friend! 


Piloxing Classes

Tuesday & Thursday @ 5:15 p.m
Piloxing is an unique blend of Pilates, boxing, and dance. This fun 45 minute workout, taught by instructor Farrah Baldwin, is $5 per class.

Pound Class

Tuesday @ 6:30 p.m
Join Tabitha Simms for a new workout! Pound is inspired by yoga and pilates with a twist! Using lightweight drum sticks Pound incorporates cardio, conditioning, and strength training with the thrill of playing the drums. You won't just listen to music, you will BECOME the music. Classes are $5. 


Main Street  
July 5 thru July 29

This month’s exhibit features art by members of the Cave Run Arts Association. Titled, “Main Street,” this exhibit showcases the way a number of different artists see and remember Main Street in downtown Morehead. Home to many festivals, parades, and communal interaction, Main Street holds a special place in the hearts of so many, and it’s time we tell those stories. The exhibit features the artwork of Joe Sartor, Nancy Sartor, Carolyn Adams, Linda Brewer, Priscilla Gotsick, Ann Olson, Kathy McGrath, Kay Schaffer, and Helen Chadwell.


Glass Pendant Class 

Wednesday, July 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.--SOLD OUT
Tuesday, August 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Join instructor Donna Lemley-Jordan for an evening of creativity and fun. The cost of the class is $20 and will included all supplies needed to create 1 Large and 2 medium pendants. Space is VERY limited and a reservation is required. Call 783.9857or email 

Main Street Reception

Friday, July 29 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Everyone has their own stories about Main Street in downtown Morehead, but not everyone gets the chance to share them. That is, until now! Come to the Rowan County Arts Center on Friday, July 29th from 5pm to 7pm to talk with members of the Cave Run Arts Association, along with other artists and community members, about their fondest memories of the most famous street in Morehead! See the artwork they’ve chosen to display about a street that has touched so many different lives through history, and enjoy some great food and company while you’re at it!





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








Local non-profit apply now to be the next Morehead Arts & Eats charity recipient! 

The Charity Selection Committee is accepting applications form local non-profits to be this year's Morehead Arts & Eats charity recipient. Applications are available by email ( or at the Rowan County Arts Center (205 East Main Street).

Since 2011 the Morehead Arts & Eats Festival has provided over $69,000 to local non-profits. This year's Morehead Arts & Eats Festival will be Saturday, September 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Downtown Morehead.



Morehead Arts & Eats Community Meeting

Wednesday, August 3 at 12 p.m.
Join us in the auditorium of the arts center for an informational meeting for those interested in participating in the festival as a craft or food vendor. Forms will be available for sign up at this meeting. 


First Friday Outdoor Market 

Friday, August 5 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Join us on the lawn of the Rowan County Arts Center for another First Friday Outdoor Market! The event will include items crafted or produced in Rowan County and the surrounding counties including food, produce, arts and crafts, soap, candles, music and more. Hotdogs and smores will be sold with the proceeds going to the Rowan County Arts Center. 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 call 783-9857 or email

Art Class: Painted Ceramic Tiles 

Wednesday, August 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
Join instructors Waylan Coffey and Michael Hutchinson for an evening of play and creativitywith alcohol inks, canned air, drinking 
straws, eye droppers, 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. Returning tile students receive $5 off the class fee. Space is limited, reserve early by calling 606.783.9857 or by email: