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

Trade Street Tracker is Moving Forward

Artful Autumn Greetings! I have recently resigned as the DADA Gallery Hop E-Newsletter Person, a position I’ve held since Feb. 2012. I am shifting my focus to my TradeStreetTracker.com project, which is clamoring to take a giant leap forward. This website will be undergoing a redesign, and a newsletter is on the short list of tasks to accomplish. TradeStreetTracker.com is a blog site that I established a couple years ago in order to provide comprehensive information about Trade Street and adjacent streets in the Downtown Arts District. When I had my shop on Trade St., I got really tired of 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      

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