ARTivity on the Green Grand Opening

ARTivity on the Green 08may2015

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

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

Get Ready for Heavy Rebel Weekender!!

heavy rebel car show

Heavy Rebel Weekender is an annual event, and it happens this weekend, July 4-6, 2014. While much of the activity takes place at the Millennium Center, Trade Street and Arts District denizens should know that Saturday, July 5th is the annual Car Show, a showcase of vintage cars and bikes.  This event is HUGE and it gets bigger every year. Businesses and visitors alike should take note of the street closing schedule. Finnigan’s Wake holds the permit for the street closings, which includes putting the barricades up and arranging off-duty police officers to provide security. The barricades will be in Continue reading

Summer On Trade Music Schedule

The Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership has announced the schedule for this year’s Summer On Trade music series. This is hands-down one of the best FREE events you’ll ever find in our City of Arts and Innovation. Bring  your beach chairs, the kids, the dog, your friends, and your dancing shoes. Beer and wine will be available for sale, and several shops and galleries will have extended hours, so bring your wallets and your appetite for art!! 2014 Schedule: Summer On Trade presented by: Truliant Federal Credit Union Summer On Trade will be held at 6th & Trade Streets in the Arts Continue reading

Arts On Sunday Featured in Today’s Relish

arts on sunday

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      

SUMMER ON TRADE Music series for 2013

The Downtown WS Partnership just released the bands scheduled to play at the 2013 edition of Summer On Trade music series. This is hands-down one of the best events to be found in downtown WS—-and thanks to the generosity of a number of corporate sponsors, IT’S ALL FREE. Just bring your own chair and dancing shoes. Beer and wine will be available for purchase and may be consumed within the street barricades which include the 500 and 600 blocks of Trade Street, and the adjacent blocks of 6th Street. Many of the shops and galleries stay open late, some providing Continue reading