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

Get Ready for Heavy Rebel Weekender!!

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Heavy Rebel Weekender is an annual event, and it happens this weekend, July 4-6, 2014. While much of the activity takes place at the Millennium Center, Trade Street and Arts District denizens should know that Saturday, July 5th is the annual Car Show, a showcase of vintage cars and bikes.  This event is HUGE and it gets bigger every year. Businesses and visitors alike should take note of the street closing schedule. Finnigan’s Wake holds the permit for the street closings, which includes putting the barricades up and arranging off-duty police officers to provide security. The barricades will be in Continue reading

Piedmont Craftsmen’s Fair: November 17-18 2012 at Benton Convention Center

I grew up with Piedmont Craftsmen. My mother, Linda Willard, is a former exhibiting member for her stitchery. She wasn’t one of the founding members, but she was admitted with the 2nd group of artists. Every year in November, we devoted an entire weekend to the fair. She had her booth which she set up to look like a comfy sitting room or den, the perfect environment to show off her embroidered works–decorative pillows, mostly, and the occasional wall hanging. She sat in her chair with the big, oval, stand-up embroidery hoop in front of her, where she basically painted 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

At the Electric Moustache

The Electric Moustache is a gallery over at The Werehouse, located on the eastern side of downtown, alongside the railroad tracks at the corner of 3rd Street and Patterson Avenue.  Opening during the Gallery Hop on Friday, October 5th is a show that includes works by two of the architects associated with Trade Street denizens Walter Robbs Callahan & Pierce.   Although it’s located several blocks away, how could you possibly resist tripping over to a gallery named Electric Moustache?? And while you’re there, enjoy a relaxing change of pace at Krankie’s.  For more information, contact: Joe Bircher, AIA Senior Project Continue reading

September Edition, E-news from DADA

Earlier in the year, yours truly took on the task of producing the monthly E-Newsletter for DADA .  This is how I spent my Labor Day “holiday,” which, in my book, is just another Monday. http://myemail.constantcontact.com/September-Gallery-Hop-News-from-the-Downtown-Art-District.html?soid=1101296635754&aid=EUBtsvSw91Q