January 2018 Update

Greetings, It has been a long time since I updated this site. The truth of the matter is that Trade Street and its environs have experienced such exponential growth in the past 2 years that it is a daunting task to even attempt to keep up with it. But I will make an attempt to bring this site up to date.  It will take time, however. All I can say is I’ll do the best I can. In the meantime, if you would like to help, please contact us at TradeStreetTracker@gmail.com Please, please, note: this is on a VOLUNTEER basis Continue reading


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

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

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

Ring in Spring!!

Celebrate the arrival of the Spring Season with a special evening of shopping on Friday, March 21st! Since our official monthly Gallery Hop was cancelled due to ice storm, several shops and galleries have agreed to set the upcoming Friday as a make-up date. Ember and Delurk galleries are holding special artists’ receptions from 5 to 9pm. In addition, Earthbound Arts, Unleashed Arts and Studio 7 among those who will have special extended hours. The McNeely Gallery at Studio 7 is currently showing wonderful photography by Mitch Tilley. Studio artists Mary Bailey Thomas, Donna Marcum, Donell Williams, Margaret Webster-Shapiro Marsha Continue reading

Snow Removal on Trade Street ???

Today’s edition of the Journal ran a front-page story about snow removal in Winston-Salem. The City of Winston-Salem apparently thinks they are finished and are patting themselves on the back for doing such a great job. I beg to differ. Here are photos I took early this afternoon of the 500 and 600 blocks of Trade Street: First photo shows 6th Street. The City shoveled away the snow at the southeast corner of 6th and Trade Sts. The 500 and 600 blocks of Trade Street had very few cars parked along the street on Sunday night, making it a good Continue reading

New Artists Studios in the Arts District

Now available for rent: private Artists Studios in Winston-Salem’s Arts District ranging in size from 112 sq’ to 350 sq’. Monthly studio rentals from $175-450 depending on space desired. Amenities: Windows in every studio and skylights in interior spaces. Inside is all non-smoking. Well mannered dogs welcome with proper supervision.   Check out the website to find out more or track down leasing agent Jennifer O’Kelly, especially if you know anyone looking for studio space with natural light.16over6.com Studios 6, 12, 13, 14, 15 are ready for move-in. Studio 3 in progress. Also, we are scheduling some figure drawing sessions Continue reading