The mission of Waterworks Visual Arts Center is to provide diverse opportunities in the arts to all people through exhibitions, education and outreach programs
Waterworks Visual Arts Center aspires to enhance the creative capacity of individuals and communities through extraordinary visual arts experiences that foster creativity and learning.
We strive to be a leader and innovator in the exhibition of the art of our time and in museum education. Waterworks is an exciting space where ideas, issues, and communities converge to expand traditional ways of thinking and explore the complex, unfolding patterns between artistic and cultural spheres.
Waterworks Visual Arts Center is a non-profit 501(c)3, non-collecting art museum accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. It is an exciting place where ideas, issues, and communities converge to expand traditional ways of thinking and explore the complex and unfolding patterns between artistic and cultural spheres. As a unique blend of education, inspiration, creativity, and fun, Waterworks serves as the anchor organization for Salisbury's East Square Cultural Arts District and is the only teaching museum within a forty mile radius of Salisbury.
Waterworks strives to be a leader and innovator in the exhibition of art and in museum education. Creative and expressive artwork from established and emerging regional and local artists are featured in four rotation exhibitions annually. The museum is open free of charge, six days a week.
Waterworks is a cultural asset and destination; a vibrant, collaborative space for lifelong learning, and an economic development engine for Salisbury-Rowan County. We are proud of our fifty-nine year history and our ability to respond and adapt to the needs of the communities we serve. We look forward to your visit!
For tax purposes, our Tax ID number is 56-6056267
Waterworks Board of Directors
Marianna Swaim - President
Leigh Ann Loeblein
Sarah Kellogg - Board Emerita
Phyllis Steimel - Board Emerita
Waterworks Visual Ars Center's programming is made possible by the generous support of its members, corporate sponsors, private foundations, City of Salisbury, Rowan County and North Carolina Arts Council, an agency of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources.