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 


Louis Magda: Scenes from Home
February - This month's exhibit features familiar places in Rowan County by long time resident Louis Magda. Magda's landscapes are done in an impressionistic manner known as "En Plein Air, A La Prima," being done on the spot, capturing the light and moment of a particular time. Scenes from Home also features a collection of old time musician portraits. A Closing reception is scheduled for Thursday, February 26, 5-7pm.


Art Class: Painted Ceramic Tiles

February 24 - 5:30-7:30pm Join instructor Donna Lemley-Jordan for an evening of play and creativity with alcohol inks, eye droppers, drinking straws, canned air, and felt pad applicators (no paint brushes in sight!) Crete lovely wall plaques, trivets, or coasters. The cost is $30 and all supplies are included. Space is limited, reserve early by calling 606.783.9857 or by email: 


Art Class: Not So Still Life: Drawing What You See

February 25 & March 4 - 5:30-7:30pm Learn how to draw what you see through skills like gesture, blind contour, value, and "merry go around" drawing techniques.  Additionally, participants will learn traditional drawing skills like measuring with tools such as pencils and grids.  Students will work off a dramatically lit still life set up on the theatre stage at the center.  All supplies are included, and students can take their sketchbooks home to practice their drawing skills.  Instructor: Jennifer A. Reis, BFA in drawing/printmaking, MA in studio art. The cost is $25 per person per class and all supplies are included.


Louis Magda: Scenes from Home Reception
February 26 - 5:00-7:00pm Join us for the closing reception for Louis Magda: Scenes from Home. Enjoy snacks, admire the artwork, and have conversations with the feature artist. This event is free and open to the public. 
Art Class: Non-Traditional Book Making
February 28 - 10am-3pm Spend a day with instructor Donna Lemley-Jordan cutting, folding, and pasting. Take home accordions, concertinas and honey combs. Books that is. No stitching involved. The cost for this class is $30 and all supplies are included. Reserve your spot by calling 606.783.9857 or by email:
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









Art Class: Paper Folding 

March 12 - 5:30-7:30pm Come learn the ancient art of paper folding and the techniques and processes that go along with it. The instructor for this class will be Donna Lemley-Jordan. The cost is $25 and all supplies are included. To reserve your spot call 606.783.9857 or email: 


Art Class: Paint Night #1

March 18 - 5:30-7:30pm Looking for a fun night out? Come join us for a full evening of painting with instructor Toni Hobbs. The cost of this course is $20 and all supplies are included. You will be given an 11x14 canvas, so if you would like to use a different size you are welcome to bring your own. Space is limited, reserve your spot by calling 606.783.9857 or email:


Art Class: Book Binding 101

March 21 - 10:00am-3:00pm Fine tune your book binding skills in this Book Binding 101 class taught by Donna Lemley-Jordan. Come learn the basics and have a good time doing it! The cost is $35 and all supplies are included. There will be a break for lunch on your own. Reserve your spot today! Call 606.783.9857 or email: