October Arts on Sunday Series Festivals

Arts on Sunday Festival

The Arts on Sunday festivals sponsored by AFAS, Art for Art’s Sake, continue to be one of my favorite series of events in Winston-Salem. The festivals take place every Sunday in October from 1 to 5 pm. The 500 and 600 blocks of Trade Street, along with a portion of the 200 block of 6th Street is the site for all the action.  The streets are lined with artists and craftspeople showing and selling their creations. Many of the shops and galleries in this area are open as well. Then there is live entertainment, a well managed kids area, chalk Continue reading

Trade Street Tracker is Moving Forward

Artful Autumn Greetings! I have recently resigned as the DADA Gallery Hop E-Newsletter Person, a position I’ve held since Feb. 2012. I am shifting my focus to my TradeStreetTracker.com project, which is clamoring to take a giant leap forward. This website will be undergoing a redesign, and a newsletter is on the short list of tasks to accomplish. TradeStreetTracker.com is a blog site that I established a couple years ago in order to provide comprehensive information about Trade Street and adjacent streets in the Downtown Arts District. When I had my shop on Trade St., I got really tired of Continue reading

Arrf! My Art is a Business – Can I do that? A Legal Grab Bag of Topics relating to Artists’ Rights and Wrongs

Taking a cue from AFAS’ Red Dog mascot, “Arrf! My Art is a Business,” the series of 5 programs covering most of the important business topics of interest to artists from musicians to painters and playwrights to sculptors will be held during the evening, from 7 until 8.30, at the Unleashed Arts Center, 204 West 6th Street, near the corner of 6th and Trade Streets. All of the sessions are free, open to the public, and will feature discussions by experts as well as an opportunity for attendees to ask questions. The schedule is as follows: April 23 – Copyright Continue reading

SNOW in April….????

  See those crazy white streaks? They’re SNOWFLAKES. No flimsy flurries, either. It was SERIOUS snow. HUGE flakes, for I-don’t-know-how-long-this-afternoon. At least an hour. Tried to get some work done, but it was just too weird.A few days ago, we were welcoming the Easter Bunny.  Today we got the Snowshoe Rabbit.Okay, enough already.  Could we puh-leeeeeaze get the Energizer Bunny to jump-start SPRING again?  

Monday’s Walk-Around

Open on Mondays: Retro Art Ware (R.A.W.), 608 N. Trade Street. Beautiful tie-dyed art to wear by shop owners Sara Knott and Susan Moore. Visit their Facebook page! Walking up the street a little ways, there’s Earthbound Arts at 610 N. Trade. Just like the name of the store says: earth and nature-inspired art and craft, much of it created by the owners Lucy Duncan and Gordon Jones. Many photos of their work can be found on their Facebook page. Finnigan’s Wake Irish Pub and Kitchen is open every day serving lunch, dinner, and late-night fare; also brunch on the Continue reading

Happy Easter Monday!

There are 2 places in the world that celebrate Easter Monday: North Carolina and the U.S.Virgin Islands.Why?? They say that a baseball game between two rival teams is the reason North Carolina made Easter Monday a holiday.  I don’t know why it’s a holiday in the USVI, other than the fact that, if a holiday is celebrated SOMEWHERE in the world, they celebrate it in the USVI too. Both places are home to me.I was “bahn heah” in North Carolina; was an ex-pat in St.John for 15 years; and  returned a few years ago to my native NC–a happy accident, Continue reading