Around every corner this June, you'll find a different way Rowan County's arts are showing what they're made of. With four theatrical performances, one photography exhibit, two symphony performances, an artist residency and more, you can discover nothing short of the best arts in Rowan County this month.


"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!


Lee St. Theatre Presents: "Disney's Beauty & the Beast Jr."

Now - June 4, 2023

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.


Piedmont Players Presents: "The Spongebob Musical"

June 2 - 18, 2023

The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical, as Spongebob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Spongebob, Patrick, and Sandy attempt to stop an erupting volcano from destroying Bikini Bottom. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage.


Pops at the Post Presented by the Salisbury Symphony

June 3, 2023

A free outdoor performance featuring the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, local community groups, and memorable moments through music. Join us on Saturday June 3, 2023 to celebrate the Salisbury Post, Salisbury Symphony, and the musical community present right here in Rowan County.


Waterworks Visual Arts Center Presents: "Nature Connects Us"

June 5 - September 1, 2023

Waterworks Visual Arts Center presents, "Nature Connects Us". Three artists inspired by nature’s beauty, unite to share their unique, yet powerful stories. Paintings by Cathy Johnson Sigmon, Sarah Booze & Natalia Leigh. Bring a friend and join them for the Meet the Artists & Opening Reception, Friday, June 9, 5:30-7:00 P.M.


Lee St. Theatre Presents: "A Doll's House Part 2"

June 8 - 10, 2023

In the final scene of Ibsen’s 1879 groundbreaking masterwork, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children, and begin a life on her own. In A Doll's House Part 2, many years have passed since Nora’s exit. Now, there’s a knock on that same door. Nora has returned. But why? And what will it mean for those she left behind?


Visiting Artist Residency at Waterworks

June 12 - 16, 2023

This summer Waterworks welcomes North Carolina painter Maria Bennett Hock who will engage students to deepen their skills in figurative drawing and painting with oil. Join her in the studio for a fun-filled week of intense drawing and painting. Students will sharpen their drawing skills by capturing a likeness quickly and accurately.


Lee St. Theatre's Spotlight Series: "Fruit Trilogy"

June 15 - 17, 2023

A play that speaks to these explosive times and charts the journey of women, from the disembodiment that comes from violence to the embodiment that comes from self-love. From the Tony Award–winning author of The Vagina Monologues, The Good Body, and In the Body of the World comes three short plays that give a voice to defiant, ordinary women. Woven together with dark humor and heightened theatricality, FRUIT TRILOGY explores the humanity behind the headlines.


The Salisbury Symphony Presents: "Serenade Woodwinds"

June 16, 2023

Join the wind section of the symphony for an evening of woodwind quartets. Featuring Eileen Young, Anna Lampidis-Glantz, Laura Stevens, and Amber Ferenz.


Waterworks Summer ARTventures Classes

June 19 - July 21, 2023

Four Fun-Filled Weeks of summer art classes! Twenty-five week-long sessions to choose from with quality Instruction geared toward children in all age groups. From the ages of 4 to 18, consider Waterworks as a place to escape reality this summer.


The Salisbury Symphony's Closing Gala Dinner

June 24, 2023

Join us for a closing celebration in honor of Maestro David Hagy’s 35th season with the Salisbury Symphony. Their closing gala features a plated dinner with an open bar, Salisbury Symphony musicians, and exciting announcements for the upcoming season.


Learn more about what's happening this June on our June in Rowan County blog post.