Trade Street Tracker applauds the effort the City of WS has taken to oppose the controversial HB2 Bill This bill, commonly known as the “bathroom bill,” goes far beyond bathroom issues. It affects the civil rights of the entire LGBT community as it takes away LGBTs’ rights to sue a company that refuses them a  job or service based on gender identity. The fallout from the passage of this unfortunate law continues to grow with more companies and entertainers taking a stand to oppose the legislation through boycotts, petitions and such. The bill is an embarrassment to the people of Continue reading

ARTivity on the Green Grand Opening

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WS’s first ART Park Grand Opening and Dedication Celebration is Saturday, May 9th.   Location: Liberty Street between 6th & 7th in Winston-Salem This is Winston-Salem’s first and only “Art Park” created with private funds through AFAS – Art for Art’s Sake. Saturday’s Grand Opening schedule: 8:00 AM Mural Painting by 11 Artists begins. 1:00 PM  Gates open!! Food Trucks on Liberty. Live Music Live Body Painting Mime Living Statue, Face Painting, Bubble Station All-day mural painting by 11 artists continues. 2:00 – ARTivity Dedication 2:30 – Live Music Resumes and the Park is officially opened to the community.Come out Continue reading

The Merry Merry Month of May 2015

Any of these events would be cause for celebration. But All of them in one month?? Now, that’s cause to be merry in the month of May 2015 !! First Friday Gallery Hop MayDay, Friday May 1st saw the monthly DADA Gallery Hop. It was a beautiful evening and lots of people came out to enjoy gallery show openings.and artist receptions. Arts on Sunday Sunday, May 3rd, was the first of this year’s Arts on Sunday festival series, featuring to-die-for rock and roll by the area’s finest rock and rollers that performed as the Luxuriant Sedans. Plus dozens of artists Continue reading

Art-o-Mat Works and The Little Things

Delurk Gallery is hosting a Sunday afternoon gathering to talk about Art and Art-o-mat® – Don’t Go ‘Round Artless! with Clark Whittington. We will have snacks and Clark will be here to share the bigger vision of Art-o-Mat and meet more of the artists participating in this years show “The Little Things” at Delurk Gallery. The event takes place Sunday February 1st from 2:00pm till 4:00pm. Delurk Gallery is located at 207 West 6th Street, near the 6th and Trade intersection in the Downtown Arts District. images courtesy of Delurk Gallery For more info about the event, visit the FB Continue reading

The BIG EAT Returns!


Back for its seventh year, the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership and participating downtown restaurants are proud to present the return of “The Big Eat.” Every Tuesday night, beginning January 6 until January 27, more than 30 great downtown restaurants will offer 50 percent discounts off of their signature dishes. There has been such a positive response to the Big Eat promotion since its inception 2009, that it was a no-brainer to bring back the event in 2015. The Downtown Partnership received numerous e-mails and phone calls from people who participated in the last six years and who were asking to bring Continue reading

ARTivity on the Green

ARTivity on the Green

ARTivity on the Green, a Public Art Initiative of the AFAS Group Construction is in progress at ARTivity on the Green! The city’s first public art park is located on Liberty Street near 7th Street. The park will serve as a link between the Downtown Arts District and the Innovation Quarter. Plus, it will encourage further development in the 500 and 600 blocks of Liberty Street. More info on this exciting project can be found at http://www.theafasgroup.com/publicartinitiative #AFASGroup #PublicArt #ARTivityOntheGreen #ArtsDistrict #InnovationQuarter #DowntownWS #teamAFAS    

Unleashed Christmas Shop on 6th Street


The Unleashed Arts Center has morphed into Unleashed Christmas on 6th Street! f AFAS Artists will be displaying, selling and creating original artwork through the end of December. Art you can wear, art you can share, art you can hang!!! Explore the creative winter wonderland & check out all original artwork from 9 amazing AFAS Artists! Unleashed Arts Center is the place to be, giving you plenty of one-of-a-kind, creative gift ideas to get a jump start on your holiday shopping! 204 West 6th Street, Downtown Winston-Salem Arts District. Photo Gallery AFAS – Art for Art’s Sake Hours:Monday: ClosedTuesday-Thursday: 12pm-7pmFriday: Continue reading