Art Walk Rowan Walking Tour

Enjoy a walk through our enthusiastic display of public art.

Art Walk Rowan Walking Tour

Morehead, Kentucky 40351, United States

Created By: Morehead KY Tourism

Tour Information

Be sure to stop by the Morehead Visitor Center, located at 150 East First Street, inside the former train depot, for a walking tour guide and to possibly catch a tour in action.

Our tour features our museums and galleries including the Kentucky Folk Art Center and Rowan County Arts Center. Both are located inside historic buildings from our community's rich history. Studio artists, exhibits and gift shops are featured in these unique buildings.

Hear stories of how each location came to be. While on your walk, enjoy the shops and eateries along the way.

The sculptures featured in the concourse on the university campus come to life and tell the story of training teachers and artists.

We plan to bring more locations to life through this wonderful tour. For now, five stops while allow you plenty of time to appreciate how art is alive in Morehead and Rowan County

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What You'll See on the Tour

  Folk Art is a category of traditional art by self-taught artists, also known as outsider art, intuitive art and visionary art.  Just off First Street in downtown Morehead, visitors can find the only museum dedicated solely to the presen... Read more
  Morehead’s first female mayor, Laura White-Brown, has always believed art brought a community together and wanted to see it installed on Main Street as murals.  Two local art educators worked alongside the Mayor and after receiving bu... Read more
  When plans to tear down the vacant courthouse became known, citizens and local organizations banded together to secure a grant from the Paul & Lucille Caudill Little Foundation to create a community arts center.  The grant and match... Read more
  Located near the front entrance of Ginger Hall and the west entrance of Rader Hall, this area displays life-sized sculptures created by faculty member Stephen Tirone to depict the University’s historic mission of training teachers and ... Read more
  Featured inside the halls of the County’s administration building, visitors will enjoy a unique art exhibit presented by Artisan Framewerks in collaboration with Rowan County Judge-Executive.  The display is a rotating exhibit featuri... Read more
Just outside the entrance of St. Claire Healthcare Medical Pavilion “A Lifetime of Care” is a stunning illustration of St. Claire Healthcare as sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Notre Dame.  A sculpture features an exact replica of ... Read more
Visitors to the Shelter Insurance Office have the opportunity to enjoy the Shield of Shelter Gallery presented by Artisan Framewerks.  The office lobby is filled with local, regional and international artwork.  Shelter Insurance Agent, Ca... Read more
The store name, derived from a small seaport town in Slovenia called Kopers, was in honor of the owners great grandparents that migrated to the United States.  Not only is the shop unique but the mural on the rear of the store tells the mu... Read more
Fifteen artists and eighteen designs were selected by an anonymous jury for inclusion in the mural array featured on the side of the 182 East Main Street building.  The murals are based on familiar Rowan County subject matter and feature a... Read more
First Exhibit The Yangshuo, China mural is a digital version of a painting titled “Beautiful Scenery of Yangshuo” by Changtian Li.  The painting was presented to the City of Morehead by their Sister City, Yangshuo, China in October 201... Read more


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