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

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.

Sale On!

Got Xmas Cash?  January is a great time to go shopping in the Arts District.  Many shops and galleries hold their best sales of the year in January. The view so far: Woven Soul 631 N. Trade St. 336-748-1114 Sale starts January 3rd. 50% off clothing and25% off Kantha Blankets. They will be closing January 10 for the winter.Open Thursday-Saturday from 11-4pm. For more info call 448-0258. Woodland Moth Visual & Performing Artists  619 N. Trade St.January Sale-a-Bration sale. Select merchandise is priced up to 50% off.  And it’s not too late to see the Wachovia Watercolors by Rick Jones exhibit 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

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

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