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 


Cave Run Arts Association Annual Exhibit

July - Stop by during the month of July and enjoy artwork produced by local artists! This month-long exhibit features members: Debbie Abell, Carolyn Adams, Linda Brewer, Helen Chadwell, Karen Glancy, Priscilla Gotsick, Eddie Horton, Ann Olson, Joe Sartor, Nancy Sartor, and Kay Schaffer. 


Yoga Classes

Every Monday - 5:30 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.



SMAK Exhibit Opening Reception

August 1 - 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Join us for the opening reception for the family art exhibit SMAK. Not only will art be hung on the walls they will have created food art as well. Join us for a fun evening in downtown Morehead. This event is free and opened to the public.


SMAK Exhibit

August - Why SMAK you ask? Acronyms for Skyler, Marcy, Alex and Kayla - the entire family holding their very own first Art Show. A talented mom and her talented offsprings; ages 22, 12 and 8.  

Award winning photography featuring activities and the beauty of Cave Run Lake, boyhood, fauna and flora, and Kentucky sunsets. The exhibit also features Folk Art, beautiful and unique paintings(watercolor & acrylic) of horses, Egypt, Africa, family and more.


Art Workshop: Paper-making (Limited Space)

August 15 - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (1-hour lunch break) Learn the ancient art of papermaking with instructor Donna L. Lemley-Jordan. You will learn to hog water and pull, couch, press and dry paper from abaca, cotton and recycled paper pulp. Take home a stack of paper to use for writing, making cards, book covers and other art projects. The cost is $35 and all supplies are included.









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







August (cont.)

Art Class: Silk "Tie" Dying 

Aug 26 - 5:30 p.m. This is not your grandmother's tie dying! Join instructor Donna Lemley-Jordan for an evening of fun. Learn how to dye new silk scarves with upcycled men's silk ties. Students will go home with 2 completed silk scarves. The cost of the class is $30 and all supplies are included.

Morehead Theatre Guild Presents: Little Women
Aug. 21, 22, 28, 29 at 7:30 p.m.     Aug. 23 & 30 at 2 p.m.

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s enduring classic, Little Women follows the beloved stories of the March sisters as they come of age in Civil War America. This timeless story is brought to life with personal discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love. Defiant and headstrong Jo, delicate Beth, sweet Meg, and petulant Amy --each young woman, with the guidance of their Marmee, seeks to find her voice . Through laughter, tears, and a profound uplifting of spirit, the March sisters will wind their way into your heart. This story – based on the author’s own childhood – is so deeply etched in the cultural and emotional landscape of our country, that it continues to resurface generation after generation to capture our hearts. Also, the Morehead Theatre Guild will be donating all proceeds from ticket sales for Friday, August 28 to S.T.A.R. (Saving The Animals of Rowan)

Tickets available now!! To purchase tickets stop by the Rowan County Arts Center at 205 East Main Street. For reservations please call 606-783-9857 or email


​Morehead Arts & Eats Festival Applications
Deadline is SEPTEMBER 4. Drop off or mail applications to:  Rowan County Arts Center
      205 East Main Street
      Morehead, KY 40351

Morehead Arts & Eats Festival 

September 19, 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