ARTivity on the Green Grand Opening Celebration

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ARTivity on the Green, the city’s first public art park, will have its grand opening on Saturday, May 9th, from 2-5 PM. Located on Liberty Street between 6th and 7th streets, ARTivity on the Green promises to be the most imaginative stretch of green space this city has ever seen. Designed to encourage further development on N. Liberty Street and to be a bridge between the Arts District and Innovation Quarter, 2 of the most dynamic areas of the City of Winston-Salem. Live Music, Ribbon Cutting, and so much more! #AFASgroup #PublicArt #CityOfArtsandInnovation #ArtivityOnTheGreen #ArtPark #ArtsDistrict #InnovationQuarter

The Merry Merry Month of May 2015

Any of these events would be cause for celebration. But All of them in one month?? Now, that’s cause to be merry in the month of May 2015 !! First Friday Gallery Hop MayDay, Friday May 1st saw the monthly DADA Gallery Hop. It was a beautiful evening and lots of people came out to enjoy gallery show openings.and artist receptions. Arts on Sunday Sunday, May 3rd, was the first of this year’s Arts on Sunday festival series, featuring to-die-for rock and roll by the area’s finest rock and rollers that performed as the Luxuriant Sedans. Plus dozens of artists Continue reading

Arts on Sunday “Blues-A-Palooza”

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Sunday May 3rd, 1-5pm The May 2015 series of Arts on Sunday Festivals launch with the traditional BLUES-A-PALOOZA, on Sunday, May 3rd, featuring the blues-y rockin’ sounds of Twin City Buskers; Harmonica Showdown II; John Olson, Eddie Martin, Mike Wesolowski, and Abe Reid; and featuring the “B” String All Stars and the Luxuriant Sedans. Artist tents and tables will line the streets, and many shops and galleries will hold special Sunday hours for the event. It all takes place at the 500-600 blocks of Trade Street as well as the 200 block of 6th Street. Bring the family, the dog, Continue reading

Unleashed Christmas Shop on 6th Street

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The Unleashed Arts Center has morphed into Unleashed Christmas on 6th Street! f AFAS Artists will be displaying, selling and creating original artwork through the end of December. Art you can wear, art you can share, art you can hang!!! Explore the creative winter wonderland & check out all original artwork from 9 amazing AFAS Artists! Unleashed Arts Center is the place to be, giving you plenty of one-of-a-kind, creative gift ideas to get a jump start on your holiday shopping! 204 West 6th Street, Downtown Winston-Salem Arts District. Photo Gallery AFAS – Art for Art’s Sake Hours:Monday: ClosedTuesday-Thursday: 12pm-7pmFriday: Continue reading

Arts Underground

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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 Initiative.facebook.com/pages/AFAS-Art-for-Arts-Sake    

Arts Underground at the Millennium Center

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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 Initiative.facebook.com/pages/AFAS-Art-for-Arts-Sake    

New Public Art

New mural on Trade St in the Arts District!! The colorful mural was painted by Nico Amortegui on a recent Sunday. More of Nico’s work can be found at Red Dog Gallery at 606 N.Trade Street.More about the story behind the mural or the artist is on the website www.theafasgroup.com. The historic building known as the Tobacco Soho Building, is no longer a place where one can buy tobacco products. Instead, the building is the home of 2 art gallery collectives and a hair salon.