Waterworks Visual Arts Center

Providing diverse opportunities in the arts for all people through exhibitions, education, & outreach programs.

Group Tours and ARTstops

Group Tours

Free, docent-led tours are available:
Monday through Friday 10 AM - 4 PM

Call 704-636-1882,
or email 
to schedule a tour date and time. Upon scheduling, specific group needs and parking will be discussed. Tours must be scheduled a minimum of a week in advance.

ARTstop Tours
Designed for 5th-grade students in Salisbury and Rowan County, ARTstops combine docent-led tours of the art galleries and sculpture garden, with a hands-on art project inspired by a featured exhibition. Many of the N.C. Standard Course of Study, Art Education and other subject area curriculum objectives can be satisfied with a tour and related hands-on studio project at Waterworks.  

ARTstops are offered free-of-charge to all Rowan-Salisbury Schools 5th grade classes thanks in part to grants funded by the Margaret C. Woodson Foundation for the 2018-2019 school year.  Click here to view the 2018-19 ARTstop schedule.

Not a 5th-grade student?

Projects may be specially designed to complement an instructional topic or unit of study for students grades K-12, and even adults.  ARTstops must be scheduled 30 days advance for Home School Association students and students in any grade other than 5th grade. Email education@waterworks.org for scheduling and class fee information.