CYCLING CLASSIC COMING UP

Busy, busy weekend ahead!!  Trade Street denizens need to be aware of the street closings: http://www.camelcitydispatch.com/weekend-downtown-road-closures-for-cycling-classic MAP COURTESY OF CAMEL CITY DISPATCH. FREE LIVE MUSIC PLUS< The Cycling Classic has scheduled a FREE CONCERT for Saturday evening, from 5 – 10 PM. The stage will be located at the Cherry St. end of the 200 block of 6th Street. One of our favorite local bands, the Bo-Stevens, gets the music ball rolling at 5:30 PM, to be followed by The Connells and Delta Rae. SHOPS AND GALLERIES WILL BE OPEN ALL DAY SATURDAY Don’t let all those street barricades fool Continue reading

SUMMER ON TRADE Music series for 2013

The Downtown WS Partnership just released the bands scheduled to play at the 2013 edition of Summer On Trade music series. This is hands-down one of the best events to be found in downtown WS—-and thanks to the generosity of a number of corporate sponsors, IT’S ALL FREE. Just bring your own chair and dancing shoes. Beer and wine will be available for purchase and may be consumed within the street barricades which include the 500 and 600 blocks of Trade Street, and the adjacent blocks of 6th Street. Many of the shops and galleries stay open late, some providing Continue reading

Blue Moon Gallery Hop is Friday May 10th

Why Blue Moon Gallery Hop? It has nothing to do with the lunar cycle. DADA holds a Gallery Hop on the First Friday of every month, all year ’round. We had a great hop last week during Habitat for Humanity’s BirdFest. The upcoming weekend is the Centennial Celebration in honor of the merging of the towns Winston and Salem to form Winston-Salem. The Celebration planners wanted to hold a special Gallery Hop on Friday during the celebration weekend (May 9-12). Which makes 2 Gallery Hops in one month, which happens once in a Blue Moon. So now you get it. Continue reading

Arrf! My Art is a Business – Can I do that? A Legal Grab Bag of Topics relating to Artists’ Rights and Wrongs

Taking a cue from AFAS’ Red Dog mascot, “Arrf! My Art is a Business,” the series of 5 programs covering most of the important business topics of interest to artists from musicians to painters and playwrights to sculptors will be held during the evening, from 7 until 8.30, at the Unleashed Arts Center, 204 West 6th Street, near the corner of 6th and Trade Streets. All of the sessions are free, open to the public, and will feature discussions by experts as well as an opportunity for attendees to ask questions. The schedule is as follows: April 23 – Copyright Continue reading

SNOW in April….????

  See those crazy white streaks? They’re SNOWFLAKES. No flimsy flurries, either. It was SERIOUS snow. HUGE flakes, for I-don’t-know-how-long-this-afternoon. At least an hour. Tried to get some work done, but it was just too weird.A few days ago, we were welcoming the Easter Bunny.  Today we got the Snowshoe Rabbit.Okay, enough already.  Could we puh-leeeeeaze get the Energizer Bunny to jump-start SPRING again?  

Monday’s Walk-Around

Open on Mondays: Retro Art Ware (R.A.W.), 608 N. Trade Street. Beautiful tie-dyed art to wear by shop owners Sara Knott and Susan Moore. Visit their Facebook page! Walking up the street a little ways, there’s Earthbound Arts at 610 N. Trade. Just like the name of the store says: earth and nature-inspired art and craft, much of it created by the owners Lucy Duncan and Gordon Jones. Many photos of their work can be found on their Facebook page. Finnigan’s Wake Irish Pub and Kitchen is open every day serving lunch, dinner, and late-night fare; also brunch on the Continue reading

Happy Easter Monday!

There are 2 places in the world that celebrate Easter Monday: North Carolina and the U.S.Virgin Islands.Why?? They say that a baseball game between two rival teams is the reason North Carolina made Easter Monday a holiday.  I don’t know why it’s a holiday in the USVI, other than the fact that, if a holiday is celebrated SOMEWHERE in the world, they celebrate it in the USVI too. Both places are home to me.I was “bahn heah” in North Carolina; was an ex-pat in St.John for 15 years; and  returned a few years ago to my native NC–a happy accident, Continue reading