FirstARTS was established in 2008 as an outreach to the Salisbury community and beyond. Since that time, the series has hosted many notable artists and ensembles from across the United States.
As part of its ongoing mission, FirstARTS also includes an annual Concert for Community Collaboration which raises awareness and funding for local non-profit organizations. Previous concerts have benefited Glenn Kiser Hospice House, Food for Thought, Inc., Rowan Care Alliance (AIDS Care Service), Family Crisis Council, Rowan County's One Church One Child and Rowan Helping Ministries. Since its beginning, this annual endeavor has collectively raised over $120,000 for these important causes.
FirstARTS is excited to honor the amazing work of MEALS ON WHEELS OF ROWAN, INC., a United Way agency, as our 2019 beneficiary. More information about this incredible organization may be found at https://www.mowrowannc.org/
Through the faithful generosity of the First Church congregation, all concerts are free and open to the public. Announcing the 11th season of FirstARTS!