December in the Arts District

It’s December 2012.  If the Mayan Calendar is to be believed, something seriously cataclysmic is supposed to happen on December 21st.  The Doomsday Preppers seem to be pretty well prepped.  Gloom and Doom have settled in for the Believers.  Some of the Believers believe it may not happen after all.  Some people think it’s already happening, what with such events as Hurricane Sandy unleashing itself upon New York, New Jersey, and neighboring states.

What does it all mean?   We’ll find out when we get there.  In the meantime, maybe you’d better get your Christmas shopping done early.  And the upcoming First Friday Gallery Hop is the perfect opportunity to head down to the Downtown Arts District and do some major shopping!!

The Arts District is certainly beautiful this time of year.  The traditional city decorations of Moravian Stars and greenery grace the street lights.  Shops and galleries have spruced up their window displays with all manner of Xmas lights and trees and new works by local artists.  If there ever was a time to Shop Local,
NOW is the time.  Your gift dollars are appreciated on several levels by supporting the local economy; the Downtown Arts District; your favorite art galleries and shops; and some talented local artists.

Many shops and galleries hold extended hours during the month of December. And they’re all stocked with a wonderful array of art and craft in all price ranges.
Of course, for Gallery Hop, everyone will be open from 7 until 10 pm, many with opening receptions for artists being featured in their December shows.

Forget Must-See TV.  You’ve Gotta See These at the First Friday Gallery Hop on December 7th, 7-10 pm, in Winston-Salem’s Lively Downtown Arts District!!

Christmas Party Necklace 
by Jillian Slate Gatewood 
whose studiois at Studios @ 625.
At Studios at 625 N.  Trade St., 
and Umoja African Craft, 535 N.  Trade. 
Jillian says, “This is so much fun to do!!”

Unleashed Art Center, 204 W 6th Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Join us for an exciting holiday group art exhibit at Unleashed Art Center. From paintings, pottery and wearable fiber art to jewelry and mixed media pieces, you’re sure to find that special gift for everyone on your list.

Meet the artists: David Kessler, Gene Grimaldi, Julie Knabb, Kim Pegram and Sharon Stike during Gallery Hop, Friday, December 7th, 7-10pm. Saturday, December 8th, we will be open from 11am-4pm.

Friday, December 7th, 7-10 pm
Dye Pretty Salon & Art Gallery
621 North Trade Street 
in Winston-Salem’s 
Downtown Arts District

Three of Winston-Salem’s most celebrated arteests come together to bring you lighthearted visual magic for the holidaze… Come join Gaby, Millicent & Liz for the best gallery hop of the season & the unveiling of a whirlwind of whimsy!

“Pagoda” a new bead embroidery pendant was recently completed by Julie Huneycutt Knabb.  The inspiration was a handcrafted glass cabachon made by Diane Cain. Other new works can be found at Art & Artifacts in Blowing Rock, NC, as well as at Red Dog Gallery and The Fiber Company in the Downtown Arts District of Winston-Salem, NC.
Delurk Gallery presents the Delurk Family Circle Jerkle All Member Group Show. Meet the artists at the opening Friday December 7th during Gallery Hop, and view the Art of Chad Beroth, Dane Walters, Clark Whittington, Mary Crockett, The Patrick Harris, Shanthony Exum, Molly Grace, Will Safrit, Zac Trainor and 
(airborne….) Jennifer O’Kelly.  The show will continue through January 26th.
I love Delurk Gallery.  Creative energy and inspiration radiates from it. Whenever I need a break from cute turtles, I go into Delurk and inhale deeply.

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