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Homegrown creativity has been a part of Rowan County for generations from art to music to culture. Your Rowan Art highlights the many outlets of Rowan County that foster creativity and learning. 

Experience the feeling of the #2 Best Live Theatre in North Carolina ranked by BestThingsNC.com at Lee Street Theatre. Catch more local theater performances through Piedmont Players Theatre (PPT), recognized by the NC Theatre Conference as The Outstanding Community Theatre in North Carolina. PPT operates two theatrical spaces; the historic Meroney Theater and the Norvell Theater, one of the only all-youth theatres in the state.

The Center for Faith & the Arts goal is to offer opportunities for individuals to have spiritual experiences through artistic expressions.

Waterworks Visual Arts Center provides a vibrant and collaborative space through visual arts experiences. Check out exhibitions from regional and local artists free of charge.

Pottery 101 is a destination for beautiful handcrafted pottery. In addition to offering a diverse selection of pottery from across the Carolinas, they also teach community pottery classes. 

The musical spirit of Rowan County originates from the Salisbury Symphony which provides fine music and educational opportunities. See them perform at their annual outdoor musical celebration, Pops at the Post, or during the iconic ballet, The Nutcracker.

Visit the Railwalk Arts District of historic Salisbury and encounter the local art scene at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery. Experience a series of free culture and arts festivals at Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival series through Kannapolis Arts, a division of Downtown Kannapolis Inc.

Through education and advocacy, the Rowan County Arts Council preserves the visual and performing acts while creating a more vibrant community in Rowan County.

 

Celebrating Black History Month with the Arts

We have used the arts to record, celebrate, and study the past throughout history. Throughout Rowan County, this February, several organizations are carrying on this tradition to celebrate Black History Month. Mark down these dates and see how you can get involved in the celebratory fun!

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When Railway Towns Embrace Street Art

Rowan County is not only a convergence of major interstates, but it also has a railway junction. What’s a better canvas than an old rail car? Keep a lookout throughout Rowan County to spot some of the most beautiful pieces that local artists have shared with us.

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Collaboration Opportunities for Local Artists

In Rowan County, art organizations are combating the known “artist block” by providing fun opportunities for artists to work in spaces that are filled with lively energy. These collaborative opportunities spark important and inspiring ideas and dialogue that help artists to overcome that block and move onto their next great feat.

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Local Colleges Invest in Rowan Arts Community

Locals colleges, such as Catawba College and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, are paving the way for creative minds throughout Rowan County. With their wide assortment of art-based programs, students are engaging in changing Rowan’s creative economy.

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