April in Rowan County, North Carolina, heralds an exciting array of upcoming arts events, promising enriching experiences for all. From captivating gallery showcases to dynamic live performances, this month offers a cultural feast that celebrates the diverse talents and creativity thriving within the community.


Waterworks' "ART for ALL: Engage. Connect. Participate." Exhibition

Now - May 24, 2024

On your next visit to Downtown Salisbury, N.C., be sure to stop by Waterworks Visual Arts Center for their latest exhibit featuring works from artists, Giordano Angeletti, James Keul and Paula Smith.


Lee Street Theatre Presents: "Moon Over Buffalo"

April 5 - 20, 2024

"The next production in Lee St. Theatre's 16th Season is a hilarious love letter to live theatre as we romp through Ken Ludwig's "Moon Over Buffalo." In the madcap comedy tradition of Lend Me a Tenor, the hilarious Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s. At the moment, they’re playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York with five actors. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingénue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if he likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter’s clueless fiancé and hilarious uncertainty about which play they’re actually performing, caused by Charlotte’s deaf, old stage-manager mother who hates every bone in George’s body."


Piedmont Players Presents: "The Trial of Goldilocks"

April 5 - 14, 2024

"In rhyme, mime and mirth, this exciting comedy examines the familiar fairy tale from three points of view: the traditional, the Bears', then Goldilocks'. Guilty or innocent? Was the young girl a selfish, spoiled brat, intruding where she didn't belong? Or was she the victim of three conniving bears (and their animal "band of hoods" in the woods)? Complete with a hard-of-hearing judge, a harried clerk, two comic lawyers and a jury (of any size)—which gets involved in the action as tables, chairs, beds and forest animals—this charming one-act play is perfect for performers of all ages. From the opening moment, when three vendors attempt to hawk souvenirs among the audience, to the surprising verdict from the jury—and a "happily ever after" conclusion—this play, performed completely in verse, is both unique and enchanting."


Watercolor I Class at Waterworks Visual Arts Center

April 9, 2024

No, watercolor is not harder than oil or acrylic- its just different. There are transparent watercolors and opaque watercolors [gouache] and many interesting basic techniques. Come join Waterworks to play and learn about this interesting medium. You will learn why it is different, not harder. Materials list provided. Level: Beginner.


Gel Prints, Layers & Patterns at Waterworks Visual Arts Center

April 13, 2024

Printing with gelatin plates is a fun and experimental way to engage your creativity! In this one day workshop you will play with found and organic shapes and objects to produce a series of one-off prints called monotypes. You will explore planned and spontaneous approaches to this printing method. It is a playful and creative process with immediate results. All materials provided. All skill levels.



Messy Art: Spring into Spring Class at Waterworks Visual Arts Center

April 13, 2024

Spring is a favorite time of year as color returns to nature with stunning flowers, green grass, butterflies and bees. What a wonderful time for young artists to join Ms. Debbie and spring into creating miniature garden! 


Second Saturday Workshop: Clay Birdhouse at Waterworks Visual Arts Center

April 13, 2024

Make your very own birdhouse with this easy and fun class. With step-by-step instruction, you’ll learn to make a birdhouse from clay slabs. Instructors will go over glazing and firing along with how to make your birdhouse safe for birds to use. This birdhouse may be enjoyed in your home or put it outside for your feathered friends to nest.


Piedmont Players Presents: "Clue"

April 19 - 28, 2024

"The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects. Led by Wadsworth – the butler, Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard race to find the killer as the body count stacks up. Clue is the comedy whodunit that will leave both cult-fans and newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out…WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT!"


Spring Artist Series with Paula Smith at Waterworks

April 19, 2024

Waterworks Visual Arts Center is hosting a “Spring Artists Series”. The three events are free! Make your reservation today and join us for an intimate conversation with the artists currently exhibiting their works in our gallery.


The Salisbury Symphony Presents: "Two Violins VS Violin Viola Duo"

April 20, 2024

Two Violins or Violin Viola duo - which combination is your favorite? Composers have been writing for these two combinations of instruments for hundreds of years, many of which are very famous. The Salisbury Symphony will be alternating between pieces for two violins and pieces for violin and viola. We are sure that you will recognize a few, and hear a few new ones along the way, ranging from Bach to Shostakovich.


The Salisbury Symphony Presents: "Musical Inspirations"

April 27, 2024

An evening of music inspired by friends, family, and colleagues opening with Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Ballade in A minor. Kalena Bovell takes the podium to lead an evening of music inspired by friends, family, and colleagues opening with Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Ballade in A minor written while still a student at the Royal College of Music. We are then treated to the Violin Concerto in A minor by Czech composer Antonin Dvorak whose melodic genius shows affection for the folk music of his homeland. 


To find more events to enjoy this April, visit our event calendar and April in Rowan County blog.