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”

Arts on Sunday Festival

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

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

Authoring Action! at Delurk Gallery

First Friday Gallery Hop came and went, but the arts never stop in the Arts District. Delurk Gallery schedules events and gatherings a couple times a month in conjunction with their current shows.   On Thursday November 8th, Delurk is hosting an Authoring Action event  in honor of the Art-o-mat 15 year anniversary Celebration! Inviting young adults…20’s and 30’s for a unique evening out where you are invited to become the artists/authors in an array of participatory art forms…and to get to know how you might support a powerful group of teen authors!Thursday, November 8 (7pm-10pm*)Delurk Gallery (207 W 6th Street)$10 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

Sunday FUNday

Sunday, October 21st, 1-5pmFOREVER YOUNG  …is the theme for the upcoming Arts on Sunday Festival on Trade Street (500-600 blocks). Entertainment will be provided by the R.J. Reynolds High School Performing and Visual Arts groups. This is always a fun, well attended event. R.J. Reynolds has a long tradition of excellence in art and music education, and the Arts District is the ideal venue to showcase their talents.  The streets will be lined with artists, craftspeople, and other vendors, and many of the shops and galleries will be open. There will be a special kids’ craft area too. Bring your Continue reading

BLUES-A-PALOOZA Sunday Oct 7th

The AFAS Group’s October 2012 edition of Arts on Sunday Festivals kicks off October 7th with BLUES-A-PALOOZA.  This season’s edition features performances by Twin City Buskers, Peter May and Friends, and the Charley Ward Band.  Arts on Sunday has evolved over the years into a hugely popular and well attended series of afternoon art fairs.  The 500 and 600 blocks of Trade Street, along  with the adjacent 200 block of 6th Street, are blocked off to vehicular traffic. The streets are lined end-to-end with festival tents and tables displaying an amazing array of art and craft by area artists, many Continue reading

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

And the Bands Play On….

Summer on Trade continues to draw awesome crowds every Saturday night.  Different band each week, different kind of crowd.  But always one thing in common:  People get up and dance.  West End Mambo, a well established local band that plays energetic Latin rhythms, packed the 6th & Trade dance “floor” this past Saturday with people doing all kinds of variations of Latin dance, salsa, rumba, samba, merengue, cha-cha, mambo-sambo-rambo, cha-cha-cha-choo-choo, tango-mango…… I was at my usual station, painting hats at a table in front of my shop (Willy Nilly) when a woman stopped and remarked that she’d never seen such Continue reading