Let's face it - the arts are no small affair here, and if you’re looking for a performance to enjoy, art class to take, or symphony to experience Rowan County is the perfect place to visit this April! Be sure to mark your calendars for this month's art events and activities to make sure you don't miss out on the fun!


Piedmont Players Presents: "James and the Giant Peach"

April 1 & 2, 2023

A magical peach! An imprisoned boy! An incredible journey! This amazing adventure of James Henry Trotter will fulfill the fantasy of anyone who has ever dreamed of escape.


Lee St. Theatre Presents: "Lend Me A Tenor"

April 1-15, 2023

Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world-famous singer, Tito Merelli, known as Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as the star of the opera. A sensation on Broadway and in London's West End, this madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter.


Waterworks Presents: "All Things Great and Small"

Now - May 26, 2023

Discover Waterworks' new exhibit, "All Things Great and Small" highlighting paintings, sculptures and mixed media works by nine nationally and internationally-acclaimed artists.


"The Power of Steam" Photography Exhibit at the N.C. Transportation Museum

Now - September 4, 2023

The N.C. Transportation Museum is pleased to announce a new temporary exhibit featuring the photography of Jeffrey Stoner! “The Power of Steam” will be open in the Master Mechanic’s Office, now through Labor Day. Visit the exhibit now while you can!


Sounds of Salisbury Spring Concert Series

April 2 & 30, 2023

Grab some food/or picnic, bring a lawn chair, and join us on the Bell Tower Green for some great local musicians all spring long! The April 2 show will showcase Colton Sherrill and the Pickups and Seth Grigg & the Fixn's. Return for more fun on April 30 to welcome to the stage Destiny Stone & Ashley Blaire!


Six-Week Hand & Wheel Pottery II at Waterworks

April 4, 11, 18 & 29, 2023

Students are invited to join professional potter, Brent Smith, in the clay studio to develop and/or fine tune your hand-building and wheel throwing skills. Whether you are a beginner focused on the basics or wanting to enhance your skill, this relaxed, disciplined studio experience allows all levels to advance. Dress for a messing GOOD time!


Piedmont Players Presents: "Kinky Boots"

April 21, 2023 - May 7, 2023

This joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Come check out Piedmont Players' captivating performance of "Kinky Boots" this April!


Jr. ARTpop: Wire Wrapped Insect Sculpture/Jewelry at Waterworks

April 22, 2023

At this Waterworks workshop, young artists will use wire to make colorful jewelry or miniature sculpture/s inspired by butterflies, beetles, dragonflies or spiders. Creatives will explore basic wire wrapping skills, use tools to bend and shape wire, and embellish wire designs with beads and other media.


One-Day Workshop: Leather Jewelry at Waterworks

April 22, 2023

Participants of this one-day workshop will create a brooch, necklace and/or a pair of earrings. Each design will be a one of a kind piece of wearable art.


The Salisbury Symphony Presents: "Celebrating Sondheim"

April 29, 2023

Stephen Sondheim was one of Broadway era’s most innovative and unique composers. At this show, the Salisbury Symphony will present some of his iconic selections from his most well-known shows including A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Sweeney Todd, Assassins and Into the Woods.


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