Discover the vibrant arts scene in Rowan County this January, where creativity takes center stage. Join us in enjoying a myriad of events that showcase our region's rich cultural roots, from gallery exhibitions to live performances. Whether you're a seasoned art enthusiast or a curious newcomer, Rowan County invites you to indulge in a January filled with artistic expression and cultural immersion.


We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina Exhibit

Now - January 27, 2024

We Built This celebrates the history and legacy of Black builders and craftspeople in North Carolina. Spanning more than three centuries, the exhibit provides more than two dozen personal profiles and historic context on key topics including slavery and Reconstruction; the founding of HBCUs and Black churches; Jim Crow and segregation; and the rise of Black civic leaders and professionals.


Lee Street Theatre Presents: "Silent Sky"

January 12 - 27, 2024

The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.


The Salisbury Symphony Presents: "An Evening with Ricky Howsare"

January 13, 2024

Join the Salisbury Symphony for a special event that promises to delight your senses with a fully plated dinner of exquisite culinary creations and handcrafted cocktails. Adding a touch of soulful ambiance, a jazz combo will serenade you with their smooth melodies, setting the perfect stage for our leading star, Ricky Howsare.


The Salisbury Symphony Presents: "Stars & Space"

January 20, 2024

Holst’s "The Planets" leads listeners (and performers) through the powerful “astrological significance of the planets” with grand orchestral colors and even an invisible chorus of female voices. The Planets has impacted many composers and works, serving as inspiration for John Williams’ score to Star Wars, and often referenced in popular culture. This program promises to take you on an otherworldly sonic adventure!


Piedmont Players Presents: "POTUS"

January 26 - 28, 2024

One four-letter word is about to rock 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. When the President unwittingly spins a PR nightmare into a global crisis, the seven brilliant and beleaguered women he relies upon most risk life, liberty, and the pursuit of sanity to keep the commander-in-chief out of trouble.


Waterworks' Annual Oyster Roast

January 27, 2024

Come on out for a shucking good time at Waterworks' Annual Oyster Roast! Enjoy oysters, shrimp, barbeque, and all the fixin's at the F&M Trolley Barn from 6:30 P.M. - 11:00 P.M.


For more events to enjoy this January, check out our January in Rowan County blog post and our event calendar.