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 

Every Month:

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

Every 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.


Monumental Undertakings: Photographs and Stories from Area Cemeteries 

November - The dead are almost brought to life in this unique collection of 42 images of tombstones, sculptures, and other monumental art grin dozens of area cemeteries. Images are accompanied by carefully-researched, historical narratives filled with life's triumphs and tragedies. Photography by Larry Dixon and stories by J.D. Reeder. Exhibit books featuring all the photographs and stories in the exhibit are $5



Sarah & Thomas Hard to Love CD Release Concert

November 20 - 6 p.m. Join us for a concert featuring selections from Sarah Wood and Thomas Albert's new CD. Don't have a copy? Don't worry we will have CDs available for purchase! 

Throughout the past year, local musicians Sarah Wood and Thomas Albert have collaborated with Jesse Wells, Ruth McLain, Ross Whitaker, and graphic designer Travis Hall to develop a debut album, Hard for to Love.


Hard for to Love showcases the duo’s unique arrangements of favorite love songs learned from friends, family members, mentors, and old recordings. The album captures elements of Early Country, Bluegrass, Celtic, and Old Time Mountain music. 


Tickets for adults are $5 and children get in free! Tickets are available for purchase at the Rowan County Arts Center (205 East Main Street). For reservations call 606-783-9857 or 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








Quick Portraits from Life by Carolyn Adams

“All portraits in this exhibit were painted from life with people sitting for one session only, lasting anywhere from 30 minutes to 90 minutes as noted on the work.  Although this project was a very difficult one, it has been the best and most valuable learning experience of my life in my efforts to improve and reach my potential as a traditional painter." 
                                                                   ---Carolyn Adams 

This exhibit will be on display December 5 thru January 31 and features over 30 portraits. Several familiar Morehead faces are in the exhibit. Stop by and see how many people you recognize!!

Quick Portraits from Life by Carolyn Adams
Opening Reception

December 5 - 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Join us for the opening reception for Quick Portraits from Life by Carolyn Adams. Enjoy refreshments, studio demonstrations, and meet the artist. Sign up for a chance to win a portrait session with Carolyn. 

Hometown Holiday

December 5 - 5:00 p.m. Join us at 5 p.m. as we kick off the evening with our annual tree lighting. A character from Rowan County's colorful past, Rebel Jack Hawkins (played by Larry Dixon will do the honors. After the tree lighting stay for some snacks and hot beverages and enjoy musical performances by the local dulcimer group from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Harvey & Larry and Friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.