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

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

Get Ready for Heavy Rebel Weekender!!

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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

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      

Turning Japanese

The First Friday Gallery Hop spirit often carries over to Saturday, when art patrons return to the Arts District to wine and dine, beer and cheer, and shop-shop-shop. There are often other special events scheduled as well. On this upcoming Saturday, from 3-5pm, go to the Bubbling Well Bead & Tea Bar for their “Kimono Tea.” Join in the discussion about Japanese kimonos and textiles while enjoying Japanese teas available at the Bubbling Well. Your hosts: Olivia Camden Mackie, fiber artist, owner of Silk Peacock and KIMONO COLLECTION and partner at Fiber Co. on 6th and Trade; and Julie Reynolds, Continue reading

The Merry Month of May

MAYbe winter is finally over. MAYbe it will rain only during the week and be sunny and warm on the weekends. MAYbe. One thing for sure is that the activity meter jumps significantly during the month of May. It all starts this weekend. Friday, May 2nd is the DADA-sponsored First Friday Gallery Hop. New shows inside, performance art outside, and lots of people crawling the blocked-off area that includes the 500-600 block of Trade Street; the 200 block of 6th Street;and the 500 block of Liberty St. And there is at least one DADA member in the 800 block of 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