BLUES-A-PALOOZA – Arts On Sunday Festival

The October 2012 series of Arts on Sunday Festivals gets cranked up on Sunday, October 7th with its kick-off event “Blues-a-Palooza.”  Featured performers this time around include Twin City Buskers, Peter May and Friends, and the Charley Ward Band. The stage will be located at the 6th and Trade St. intersection, and the 500 and 600 blocks of Trade Street, as well as the 200 block of 6th Street will be filled with artists and craftsmen displaying their wares.  Numerous shops and galleries will be open as well. One can expect to shop at The Other Half, Delurk Gallery, Unleashed Continue reading

At the Electric Moustache

The Electric Moustache is a gallery over at The Werehouse, located on the eastern side of downtown, alongside the railroad tracks at the corner of 3rd Street and Patterson Avenue.  Opening during the Gallery Hop on Friday, October 5th is a show that includes works by two of the architects associated with Trade Street denizens Walter Robbs Callahan & Pierce.   Although it’s located several blocks away, how could you possibly resist tripping over to a gallery named Electric Moustache?? And while you’re there, enjoy a relaxing change of pace at Krankie’s.  For more information, contact: Joe Bircher, AIA Senior Project Continue reading

SOCK IT TO ME!!

Colorful Fun!!  Solmate Socks,  cotton, made in North Carolina. Soft, warm,  fingerless gloves;  Fiber Company, 600 N Trade Street

30 Days Hath September….

And suddenly September 30th is upon us, which means October’s arrival is imminent.  Wow, how profound. Hey people, my brain is finally starting to function today, following 2 nights of revelry and camaraderie in celebration of the 40th reunion of  the R J Reynolds High School Class of 1972. And while yours truly is not one to over-imbibe, I do experience sleep disruption and strange dreams comprised of a weird mix of totally unrelated people, places and events that leave me a little disoriented for awhile.  Dazed and confused….somebody should write a song…..Someday maybe I’ll compose a post using nothing Continue reading

ROCK THE BLOCK

Time to Party Downtown at Rock the Block Remix! Winston-Salem’s annual musical streetfest happens on Saturday, September 22nd, from 11am till 7pm, spanning downtown from Corpening Plaza to Winston Square Park, to the green spot on 4th Street (I think it’s got a name, just hasn’t found a permanent place in my brain to reside), to 6th Street between Trade and Cherry Streets. We get to rock ‘n’ roll to the sounds emanating from the Rock, Country and Blues stage being sponsored by Ziggy’s.  This artist is very, very happy that we didn’t get the beach music stage dumped on Continue reading

Cool Stuff at Piedmont Craftsmen!

It’s How You Play the Game by Lynne Sward facebook.com/piedmont.craftsmen.5You only have two more weeks to see the current show, Games People Play. We thought for those of you that haven’t been to see it (and why not?), here’s a look at some of the “game pieces” being exhibited at Piedmont Craftsmen. Piedmont Craftsmen just received this beautiful new lamp from Jay Speetjens

ROCK the BLOCK REMIX

The City of Winston-Salem is shaking things up!! Rock the Block,  the annual end-of-summer street party, was for years held up and down several blocks of 4th Street. But this year, they’re rotating the footprint 90 degrees and placing music stages at 4 different locations, from Corpening Plaza to Winston Square to Civic Plaza to 6th Street in the Arts District. This will allow the major streets through town to remain open and vehicular traffic to move around more freely.  PLUS it takes advantage of several made-for-music-and-crowds outdoor venues. We are especially pleased that the Arts District will be able Continue reading

September Edition, E-news from DADA

Earlier in the year, yours truly took on the task of producing the monthly E-Newsletter for DADA .  This is how I spent my Labor Day “holiday,” which, in my book, is just another Monday. http://myemail.constantcontact.com/September-Gallery-Hop-News-from-the-Downtown-Art-District.html?soid=1101296635754&aid=EUBtsvSw91Q