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

Unleashed Art

Deborah Willard Stop by Unleashed Art Center on 6th Street this Friday evening (7-10) to see our newest addition to the AFAS Public Art Initiative, Sharon Allen‘s latest works and Community heART Project. Deborah Willard

You Gotta LOVE February!

The annual CashBash…..at The Garage  110 West 7th St., Winston-Salem NC 27101Friday and Saturday February 22 at 7:00pm until February 24 at 2:00am hosted by Richard Boyd of the Bo-Stevens. 14 bands all coming together for two nights to pay tribute and honor Johnny Cash the man in black…Rockabilly honky-tonk at its finest. First Friday Gallery Hop When the first Friday falls on the first of the month, it means the First Friday Gallery Hop takes place on the 1st of the month.  So it goes in February 2013. So January is over, and you’ve paid all those xmas bills, Continue reading

"Not Far From The Tree" at Delurk Gallery

The current show at Delurk Gallery features artwork by Don Beroth, Jill Bush, Patsy Harris, Tim Walters, Ed Simpson, Anne Safrit, and Sarah Whittington.  Delurk artists’ moms and dads have contributed nearly 80 works as diverse as their offspring, from fine furniture to intuitive landscapes, from abstraction to realism.  The show runs through January 26th. Delurk Gallery is located at 207 West 6th Street, in the building that stands at the corner of 6th and Trade Streets.  Delurk Gallery has recently published its 2013 Exhibit Calendar on its website. Don Beroth, parent of Delurk artist Chad Beroth Chad Beroth, Delurk Continue reading

Xmas Eve-Eve

12/21 has now passedEarth lived through the blastOf apocalypse scaresThat gave us nightmares.Now, get off your bumThe time is now come;No more time to delay–Must go shopping today. The malls are chaotic,Trade Street is hypnotic;By night or by dayAway from the fray.You pledged to shop smallNow give it your all;Show the world that you’re smart–Buy some wonderful art.Get some holiday cheer–Go have a beer Or a glass of wineBefore you dine.Gifts to buy still,Shopping bags must you fill,With jewelry and blingand that pretty glass thing.A handwoven shawlscented soaps that enthrall,Color-glazed potsand wooden what-nots.A framed photograph,A ceramic carafe,A tie-dyed dress,Yogawear to Continue reading

Cool Stuff to Buy on Trade Street

Exquisite beaded embroidery pendants by Julie Knabb who creates her works in Studio 2, in the alley next to 6th and Vine Restaurant Clever little copper scarf pins by Julie Knabb, at Studio 2 and Red Dog Gallery   Willy Nilly offers Collegiate Kids Interactive Storybooks,  handcrafted wooden toys, and a new line of Christmas cards designed by Deborah Willard in collaboration with Dan Trivelpiece of Wilmington NC. Beautiful handcrafted items by multi-media artist Kim Pegramwhose works can be found at Red Dog Gallery.

Jolly Holiday Shopping

It’s December 15th–yikes!  only 10 days left for you to complete your Christmas shopping!! Do yourself a favor and don’t subject yourself to traffic snarls, rude people at the shopping malls, and the same merchandise everywhere you look.  Avoid all that stress and treat yourself to an afternoon shopping trip in the Downtown Arts District. Many of the shops and galleries have extended their open hours, especially on weekend days, and several are even open on Sundays in December.  The atmosphere is festive and pleasant, shop people are friendly and helpful, the selection of unique items is unmatched and fall Continue reading

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 Continue reading