Discover the vibrant arts scene in Rowan County, where creativity flourishes and originality is celebrated. From contemporary masterpieces to traditional craftsmanship, our galleries offer a kaleidoscope of artistic expressions. Immerse yourself in the works of talented local artists who draw inspiration from our region's history, nature, and diverse heritage. Whether you're a seasoned art enthusiast or a casual admirer, our galleries invite you to embark on a visual journey.


Local Art Galleries

Our local galleries are a haven for art enthusiasts seeking a captivating journey through local talent and cultural expression. From the traditional charm of Rail Walk Studios & Gallery to the cutting-edge expressionism at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, and the eclectic blend of over 80 artists at The Salisbury Emporium, our local galleries beckon you to immerse yourself in a day full of artistic wonders.


Outdoor Exhibits 

Spend a day in the great outdoors while still checking out local art through our public art exhibits. 

Every year, sculptures by artists across the Eastern United States make temporary homes in Salisbury. The Salisbury Sculpture Show encourages visitors to explore our area through an outdoor art walk.  A brochure to provide details on your sculpture walking tour can be picked up from the Visitor’s Center at 204 East Innes Street.


Continue the adventure with Kannapolis Public Art, which has various masterpieces scattered throughout the city for you to enjoy. These expressive pieces inspire love, movement, and reflection through their unique styles and movements. 


Looking for a new and different experience with outdoor art? Located on Main St. of downtown, is Salisbury's Graffiti Park. During your visit, you'll find 12 art walls and three expression rocks which have become an ever changing corner of color, expression, and all out fun. 


Unleash Your Inner Artists 

Engage with the creative minds behind Rowan County's art scene through interactive galleries and events. River Pines Pottery offers you the rare opportunity to witness pottery and jewelry being made on-site. For an even more immersive experience, roll up your sleeves and create your own masterpiece at Pottery 101. Be sure to check out each gallery's calendar of events to stay up to date with any events or workshops.