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

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

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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

October Arts on Sunday Series Festivals

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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

Arts On Sunday Featured in Today’s Relish

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Mark Sunday, May 4th, from 1 to 5 pm, on your things-to-do calendar. Same with all the other Sundays in May. The 2014 edition of Arts on Sunday opens Sunday with a street full of exhibitors and a “Blues-a-Palooza” of three bands: the Twin City Buskers, The Low Counts, and Wezo and the Mofos. A bandstand will be set up at the intersection of Sixth and Trade streets. It will be held each Sunday in May and again in October. (from WS Journal Relish, May 1, 2014, by Lynn Felder) http://www.journalnow.com/relishnow/the_arts/visual_arts/arts-on-sunday-to-feature-exhibits-bands-and-more/article_f1129e53-b4b1-5464-bae5-40d662c4b78c.html      

Alcohol Ink Workshops

Alcohol Ink Workshops Two are scheduled for February at the Unleashed Arts Center at 204 West 6th St., directly across from 6th & Vine, just around the corner from Red Dog Gallery. Monday, Feb. 17 1-4 pm Monday, Feb 24 6-9 pm Each three-hour workshop is $35 per person. We will supply all materials and snacks. You will go home with 3 or 4 small pieces of your own original artwork that you’ll love. Invite some friends to join you. Everyone is successful at creating artwork with alcohol inks. Wear old clothes and come prepared to have fun and discover Continue reading

Arts Underground at the Millennium Center

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Join us tonight for the BIG CELEBRATION “Arts Underground” 7-11pm at the The Millennium Center! Set to reflect Paris Bohemian Decadence in the 1920’s with live entertainment, food, poets, mimes, fire dancers, French accordion player, magician, silent auction, cash bar, coffee shop and more! Tickets $20 at the door.  All proceeds go to AFAS Public Art Initiative.facebook.com/pages/AFAS-Art-for-Arts-Sake    

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