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

Alcohol Ink Workshops

Alcohol Ink Workshops Two are scheduled for February at the Unleashed Arts Center at 204 West 6th St., directly across from 6th & Vine, just around the corner from Red Dog Gallery. Monday, Feb. 17 1-4 pm Monday, Feb 24 6-9 pm Each three-hour workshop is $35 per person. We will supply all materials and snacks. You will go home with 3 or 4 small pieces of your own original artwork that you’ll love. Invite some friends to join you. Everyone is successful at creating artwork with alcohol inks. Wear old clothes and come prepared to have fun and discover Continue reading

Arts Underground at the Millennium Center

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    

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 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

Neighborhood Meet-and-Greet

Lea Thullbery, manager of Finnigan’s Wake, has extended an invitation to representatives of the various businesses on Trade Street to a get-together on Wednesday, August 7th, at 5:00pm, for free refreshments and dialogue. Finnigan’s has recently assumed more responsibility for street closings for the various events on Trade Street.  They are paying for the permit, the barricades, the off-duty police officers, and liability insurance.  With the growing popularity of our street as a venue for events by outside organizations, Finnigan’s feels it is important that someone here on Trade Street have control of the off-duty police officers, vendors, etc., to insure Continue reading

Saturday, July 27th: Show Closing Events at Delurk and Ember Gallery!

  Come out to the Arts District this Saturday, for two amazing show closings at Delurk and Ember Galleries! Beginning at 5pm, there are two show closings in the arts district with special hours. At Delurk; a last chance to meet many of the participating artists from the “Community” show featuring the artists of Randolph Arts Guild. Also featured will be work by Delurk collective artists. Ember Gallery is hosting a last looks reception for “Beyond the Veil,” the latest collection of works by Delurk artist Dane Walters. Attend both closings and you will be eligible for specials at other Continue reading

Summer On Trade: The Low Counts

Wowie Zowie! The first two Summer on Trade concerts have attracted HUGE crowds of people!  It’s just wonderful to see so many people on Trade Street. The shops and galleries that have been open during the evening hours have benefitted as well. Well deserved thanks already to those responsible: The Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership and corporate sponsors Truliant Federal Credit Union et al.   And you’ve got to give a lot of credit to Street Feat Productions for the outstanding work they do with the stage and sound set-up. Appearing Saturday, July 6th are The Low Counts. who are also performing at Continue reading