Providing diverse opportunities in the arts for all people through exhibitions, education and outreach programs.
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, the 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.
The 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-six 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
The mission of the Waterworks Visual Arts Center is to provide diverse opportunities in the arts for all people through exhibitions, education, and outreach programs.
The Waterworks Visual Arts Center aspires to enhance the creative capacity of individuals and communities through extraordinary visual arts experiences that foster creativity and learning.
The Waterworks strives to be a leader and innovator in the exhibition of the art of our time and in museum education. The Waterworks will be 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.
2016-17 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Marianna Swaim - President
Taylor Sexton- Vice President
Jeff Wetmore - Vice President of Finance
Emily Blanton - Secretary
Brad Williams - Vice President of Facilities Management
Waterworks programming is made possible by the generous support of individuals, corporate sponsors, foundations, and our endowment. In addition, Waterworks receives public financial support from:
The City of Salisbury
RowanCounty TheNorth Carolina Arts Council
The National Endowment for the Arts TheInstitute of Museum and Library Services
Waterworks Visual Arts Center 123 East Liberty Street Salisbury NC 28144 p. 704.636.1882 f. 704.636.1895