September comes alive with a vibrant tapestry of artistic expression and cultural celebration. As summer gracefully fades into the background, the local art scene takes center stage, beckoning both residents and visitors alike to immerse themselves in a world of creativity and imagination. From captivating gallery exhibitions that showcase the talents of local artisans to impressive theatrical performances by our local theatres, this September promises an unforgettable journey through the heart of artistic inspiration. Join us as we delve into the eclectic array of art-related events that will undoubtedly make your visit to Rowan County an unforgettable and enriching experience.


Waterworks Visual Arts Center Presents: "Nature Connects Us"

Now - 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.


"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!


"Chasing Shadows" & Other Recent Art by Marietta Smith

Now - September 30, 2023

Check out the recent artwork of Mareitta Foster Smith now through September 30 at the Rail Walk Studios & Gallery.


Craft Market at the Railwalk Pavillion

September 2, 2023

Every 1st Saturday, the Salisbury-Rowan Farmers' Market holds a craft vendor market at the Railwalk Pavilion in Downtown Salisbury. Join them for this display of local craft vendors and artists from 8 A.M. - noon.


"A River Runs Through It" with the Salisbury Symphony

September 9, 2023

“A River Runs Through It” is a journey through the ways that rivers define, carry, and nurture us. The program centers on North Carolina’s own Tift Merritt, performing her Other Side of Hungry River. In music that’s both intimate and sweeping, she dives deeply into the spiritual connections between Mother Nature and the hidden lives and legacies of North Carolina’s past.


Second Saturdays in Salisbury

September 9, 2023

Come to Downtown Salisbury on the 2nd Saturday of the month to shop local stores and street vendors, listen to some live music, and enjoy local food & drink!


Waterworks' Fall Art Exhibitions

September 11 - December 29, 2023

Waterworks' Fall Art Exhibitions will feature works from three incredible artists. These exhibitions will include Ashleigh Coleman - Hold Nothing Back, photographs; Jane Cheek - Where We Built Our Dreams: Explorations of Belonging and Happy Spaces, mixed media installations; and Dori Settles - Shoes as Storytellers, glass.


Kannapolis Movies & Concerts in the Park

September 14, 2023

Discover Fun in Kannapolis returns this summer with an incredible lineup of great concerts, movies, and of course, fireworks. This month you can look forward to a concert featuring Blackwater Band at Veterans Park.


Piedmont Players Presents: "Mary Poppins Jr."

September 15 - October 1, 2023

The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Check out Piedmont Players' presentation of "Mary Poppins Jr."!


Summer Riff's Concert at the Bell Tower Green

September 16, 2023

Next on the Bell Tower Green stage - Furia Tropikal! Furia Tropikal was born in the small Latino-populated community of Union City, NJ. Their band started performing at family parties, local restaurants, weddings, and company events. Eventually, it grew into performing at major festivals around the East Coast. Come enjoy this next Summer Riff's concert presented by Salisbury Parks & Recreation. 


The Salisbury Symphony Presents: "Artist Salon - Violist Kate Middel"

September 23, 2023

The Salisbury Symphony welcomes you to an exquisite soirée where the melodic strains of the Viola will weave a tapestry of emotions.
This private artist salon will be an extraordinary opportunity to immerse yourself in the captivating world of music while surrounded by the elegance and charm of a historic home.


Check out our September in Rowan County blog post for more inspiration on how to spend the remainder of these beautiful summer days.