Waterworks Visual Arts Center

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

We are Waterworks!
2020 End-of-Year Appeal


Thank you for your investment in Waterworks Visual Arts Center. It unites our shared passion for the Visual Arts, and the belief that Art is a universal language which speaks on many levels to span great divides, expand individual perspectives, and create safe platforms for expression of ideas and feelings.

Art can sooth anxiety, squelch fear, stimulate boredom into creativity, foster self-confidence, and instill a sense of accomplishment in young and old alike.

We are grateful for your spirit of giving so that the benefits of an artful life can be shared more broadly in our city, county, and region.

At this time, we are asking that our members help us further our mission by making a year-end, tax-deductible donation, equal to their annual membership. If you do this by check payable to Friends of Rowan, they will match your amount, dollar for dollar, doubling the impact of your gift!

Waterworks continues to focus on providing professional art exhibitions, expert art education, and meaningful outreach to all segments of our community. Our staff and board of directors have refused to allow a pandemic to sap our energy and effort. Sequestered days were spent refreshing interior and exterior public spaces, and reimagining how our artists, instructors, and members interface with each other. The resulting virtual artist talks and art classes are now available at www.waterworks.org.  And today, you can schedule a visit to enjoy our galleries and shop the Museum Store.

Artists of CREATIVE HABITATS have graciously agreed to let us extend their exhibitions through Spring 2021. Watch our website, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram to enjoy a continuous release of virtual artist talks, demonstrations, and at-home art instruction.

Thank you for helping to make all of this possible!



YES! I/We would like to invest in Waterworks Visual Arts Center's mission with a tax-deductible gift. (Click DONATE button at left to enter your amount).


I would like to re-join Waterworks in support of the 2020 Annual Appeal.

Click on the DONATE button to the left, choose the membership level best for you, and enter the corresponding amount where indicated. Unless you determine otherwise, this is a one-time payment. We will send you a renewal letter next year.

Please consider sending your membership donation through Friends of Rowan (see below) so that it delivers TWICE the impact to Waterworks.

I would like Friends of Rowan (FOR) to match my gift.
This option requires your donation to be made by check.* 
  • Make check payable to Friends of Rowan
  • Write WVAC Annual Appeal on the memo line
  • Mail to FOR, P.O. Box 262, Salisbury, NC 28145-0262

* OPTION: Set up payment in your bank's online Bill Pay; a bank-issued check will be mailed to FOR.

If you would like to make your gift an honorarium or memorial, please include this information in your envelope to FOR:

  • Designate in HONOR or in MEMORY of: clearly print persons name
  • Provide complete name and address of whom is to receive the gift acknowledgement

All donations are tax-deductible. FRIENDS OF ROWAN is a non-profit, 501(c)3 community organization.