October Arts on Sunday Series Festivals

Arts on Sunday Festival

The Arts on Sunday festivals sponsored by AFAS, Art for Art’s Sake, continue to be one of my favorite series of events in Winston-Salem. The festivals take place every Sunday in October from 1 to 5 pm. The 500 and 600 blocks of Trade Street, along with a portion of the 200 block of 6th Street is the site for all the action.  The streets are lined with artists and craftspeople showing and selling their creations. Many of the shops and galleries in this area are open as well. Then there is live entertainment, a well managed kids area, chalk 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

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

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

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.

First Friday Gallery Hop is November 2nd….

First Friday Gallery Hop is coming up….Gallery Hop is a monthly event organized by the Downtown Art District Association (DADA).  The November Hop often promises wonderful shows and exhibitions, not to mention a vast array of very giftable art and craft in the various shops and galleries all around the Art District.  This month’s edition will no doubt live up to the hype. November Gallery Hop E-Newsletter   Unleashed Art Center is an AFAS group event, teaching and exhibition space. AFAS also has a beautiful gallery at 606 N. Trade Street, the Red Dog Gallery. Plus, AFAS is the driving Continue reading

Masquerade on Trade

There are Halloween costumes, and then there are Halloween costumes in the Arts District ! The final Arts on Sunday Festival for October 2012 is coming up; and, as is customary, will feature a Halloween Costume contest. D.J. Ralph Shaw will spin the tunes…..and I wouldn’t be too surprised if he kicks off the afternoon with MONSTER MASH.  Well, why not ?  It’s a Graveyard Smash.  And for me, IT’S NOT BEACH MUSIC.  Although his song selection will inevitably include a beach music set, I’ll keep singing the Monster Mash in my head in an effort to obliterate that tired Continue reading

RJR Students Perform at Arts on Sunday Festival

Every Sunday in October Arts on Sunday Festivals are held every Sunday in October and again in May of each year.  The RJ Reynolds High School Visual and Performing Arts groups take the stage during one of the Sundays in each series. Their October engagement is THIS WEEKEND, Sunday October 21st, 1-5 pm. They will treat the crowd to what amounts to a variety show all afternoon.  We get to hear the orchestra and the jazz band perform. Past performances have also included dance routines from the famous Dancing Boots and excerpts from the school’s theatrical production of Alice in Continue reading