It’s a Beautiful Day on Trade Street

It’s a beautiful day on Trade Street in the Arts District. Come on down for Sunday brunch at Finnigan’s Wake or Mary’s Gourmet. Diner and then shop for wonderful wearable. Art at Retro Art Ware and at Willy Nilly, both in the 600 block of Trade St Retro Art Ware (R A W) at 608 N Trade St., is easy to find….just look for the tall, colorful tie-dyed flag out front!! Willy Nilly has its door open and the hat rack out front on pleasant, sunny days.

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

Arts District Connection to Habitat ReStore

Habitat Forsyth held a news conference on Wednesday January 9th to announce its plans to relocate its Habitat ReStore next to the Arts Council Theater on Coliseum Drive and to launch its “Reuse ReStore Renew” capital campaign. The Camel City Dispatch, a locally-owned news service, has an excellent report of the event, in which it credits Arts District businesses Steele Group Architects and Stimmel Associates for building and site design. Steele Group Architects created this rendering of the Habitat ReStore at its new location on Coliseum Drive next to the Arts Council Theater. The building was designed by Matthew Rodda 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

Attn SPORTS FANS in the Arts District!

Hey Sports Fans–or should I say “Fanatics” ? I know there are a few of you out there!  Just published are these wonderful, interactive storybooks for kids. It’s the perfect holiday gift for young kids whom you want to bring up rooting for the right team, at least the one that won’t result in a family feud…..Grandparents will want to keep one around for when the grandkids come to visit, and you won’t find these on an e-reader.  Apologies to Duke and Wake fans; yours haven’t been published yet.  If you’re a UNC Tar Heel fan, there is one for you, Continue reading

Planting Art in the Community

image courtesy of Inter_Section Gallery Inter_Section Gallery and Art Space is excited to announce the opening of STILL “Planting Art in the Community”…the SEED collective has re-grouped yet again! Please join local artists Woodie Anderson, Peter Spivak, Dave Urena, Millicent Greason, Laurie Russell, Nicole Uzzell, Mike Duggins & Clark Whittington for a group show at the fabulous INTER_SECTION Gallery. A diverse representation of cutting edge artistic styles, this group never ceases to amaze. SEED began in 1998 as an artist collective with the goal of “planting art into the community.” The original members’ vision was to create an open, free-thought Continue reading