Rocky Mount has a booming arts community that adds to its cultural appeal. You can get a taste of this community by stopping in to visit the Art Center in the Imperial Centre. With 10 different galleries and a fully stocked gift shop, it is easy to purchase souvenirs or just enjoy local and international talent. The Imperial Centre serves as a local base for the arts community and regularly holds special events. Check out the paintings, crafts, mixed media works, sculptures, and all manners of visual art pieces all available for viewing and purchasing.
The Luther Barnes Fal
Rocky Mount has a strong Baptist worship community. Each year, this community comes together to throw the Luther Barnes North Carolina Fall Classic, one of the most popular gospel events in the United States. Held at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, the Fall Classic includes days of performances, gospel singing, worship gatherings, and meetings. Performances include preached word, choir singing, dancing, artist showcases, and workshops with local and international leaders in the Baptist community. If you enjoy the lively, strong voices of gospel music, this is one event you will not want to miss.
DownEast Country Danc
The DownEast Country Dance Festival is an annual event that brings plenty of excitement to the city. Thousands of people visit the event each year, including residents and visitors. Dancing, performances, and art events, and public markets thrill the locals in Rocky Mount. The East Carolina Throwdown is a highlight of this event and showcases the best barbecue and grilling cooks in the area. Enter your own special sauce to win awards and accolades. You can also attend workshops to better your dancing, singing, crafting, or art skills. So, come on down and enjoy the fun of this festival with family and friends.