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Salisbury has a story to tell ...

Downtown Salisbury, Inc., and the Salisbury Community Appearance Commission want to celebrate the city’s rich and diverse history with residents and visitors. They envision bringing the history to the streets where anyone can experience the people, events, and stories of Salisbury’s past. They also recognize the strong relationship between a community’s support of the arts and its economic vitality. A history and art trail is a natural fit for sharing Salisbury’s story within its historic and downtown setting.

The long-range plan for the History and Art Trail is two-fold. First: A series of markers that incorporates both history and art are installed on downtown sidewalks and buildings in locations appropriate to the events. The markers are organized into five broad historic eras. Second: Over a period of time, a series of larger public art installations will complement historic and contemporary settings. Much of the contemporary public art has been a result of our annual Salisbury Sculpture Show.

The best place to start the journey is at the Rowan County Tourism Development Authority and Salisbury Visitor’s Center, where you may gather more information on the city and pick up this brochure, and many more. However, the Trail is also designed to be experienced at any point, and does not require a particular order. Enjoy the journey, and please return as we continue to forge our Trail.

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Urban Design Planner

Alyssa Nelson
(704) 638-5325

Downtown Salisbury, Inc.

As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Downtown Salisbury, Inc. is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development.

*All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by the National Main Street Center.

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