When it's cold outside, you can always count on the arts to keep things warm. This January, some of our favorite local organizations are keeping things alive with new and continuing art exhibits, two new theatrical productions, two symphony performances and the Waterworks Visual Arts Center Oyster Roast event that brings us all together each year. Visit us this January for an exciting dive into the arts and discover how #RowanCreates.


And The Story Begins - A Plein Air Art Exhibit

Now - February 25, 2023

Our newest local art exhibit features original works by the Plein Air Artists, with pieces painted at the recent OctoberTour of historic sites in Salisbury and more. Plein Air artists meet each week to paint "en plein air" (French for "in the open air"). Join The Heart of Salisbury for 'And the Story Begins' now through February 25.


ART 4 ALL : I AM: Identity. Stories. Connections. Exhibition

Now - January 27, 2023

Waterworks Visual Arts Center will present a special juried group exhibition to showcase the artistic talents of local and regional artists to new and broader audiences. Waterworks invites you to come together with us to celebrate our unique identities, personal/cultural stories and connections in Waterworks’ first community art exhibition, ART 4 ALL: I AM: Identity. Stories. Connections.


Lee St. Theatre Presents: "Four Old Broads"

January 13 - 28, 2023

Retired burlesque queen Beatrice Shelton desperately needs a vacation – and NOT another trip up to Helen, Georgia to see that “precious little German village for the umpteenth time.” A Sassy Seniors Cruise through the Caribbean may be just the ticket if she can just convince her best friend, Eaddy Mae Clayton. Join Lee St. Theatre for this comical ride with their upcoming show "Four Old Broads" being presented January 13 - 28.


The Salisbury Symphony Presents: "Behind the Curtain with Ben Jones"

January 14, 2023

The Salisbury Symphony is excited to host Ben Jones for a special evening at Catawba College. Attendees will be enjoying a cocktail hour with hors-d'œuvres and a plated dinner on the Keppel Auditorium stage. A performance will follow the evening’s meal with an open bar featuring wine and specialty cocktails available through the evening. Join the Salisbury Symphony for an incredible night of talent and enjoyment on January 14.


Piedmont Players Presents: "Heathers the Musical"

January 26 - 28, 2023

During this After Dark Series at the Meroney Theatre, experience the musical "Heathers" accompanied with dessert and wine. With a fabulous show and great company, you and your friends/family will have a such wonderful night that you'll be talking about for weeks to come.


The Salisbury Symphony Presents: "FUN Concert"

January 28, 2023

This January, join the Salisbury Symphony for their FUN Concert. At this inspiring show as a member of the audience, you will get to enjoy the rollicking “Portsmouth Point” Overture of William Walton, Mozart’s Fifth Violin Concerto played by Concertmaster Daniel Skidmore, and the Neo-Baroque ballet by Igor Stravinsky Pulcinella, any one of which is likely to bring a smile to your face!


Waterworks' Annual Oyster Roast

January 28, 2023

After a two-year pause, Waterworks Visual Arts Center is excited to bring back the ever-popular Oyster Roast event in person. Guests are in for a real treat with the same great event, but also with a fresh new twist. Come out and join Waterworks on January 28 for their annual Oyster Roast tradition.


Discover more events this January on our January in Rowan County blog post and event calendar.