Downtown Art District Association
In This Issue
Treks in the City
just for artists
DADA Collective
new next month!
Trunk Show
Neighborhood news
Arts on Sunday in review
Gateway Gallery
Summer on Trade Schedule
Speed Art Contest bring your art makin' tools
DADA Gallery Hop
NEW Inter_section Gallery & Art Space
Paz Boutique
Tea and Tonics
Karma Salon & Gallery
The Other Half
Urban Artware
Chelsee's Coffee Shop and more
Studios at 625
Golden Flower Tai Chi
Piedmont Craftsmen
Earthbound Arts
Artists on Liberty
Yoga Gallery
Fiber Company
Apercu gallery
Seed Gallery
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The Collective continues to work with Young Artists from East Forsyth High School


7 artists are currently working with over 60 students in classrooms and in our studios this spring


Look for the Exhibit at the Studios at 625 

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Trunk Sale at Red Dog Gallery


RED DOG GALLERY will host a Trunk Show by Anni Frohlich, a local self taught artist, on Friday, June 3


from 7pm - 10pm.  


During the Trunk Show Miss Frohlich will give a demonstration of her art-to-wear jewelry and accessories.  Anni has a personal fascination and love for found objects. She brings the term "Steampunk" to a whole new level; and, through reuse and up-cycling imparts a sense of responsibility and purpose toward the planet. 


Stop by RED DOG GALLERY on June 3rd during Gallery Hop and pick up a FREE "Red Dog Art Kit" designed by Jim Bowen. 


Red Dog Kit

Take me Home, Feed me!

Neighborhood meetings are ongoing


Catch up on the latest news of the Art-Hood by coming to a neighborhood meeting.

the Upcoming Schedule and Locations are a new feature of the newsletter:

June 21
Deborah Willard's Studio
604A Trade Street
5:30 PM

July 26
Urban Artware
207 West 6th Street
5:30 PM

August 23
O'Kelly Design Studios
522 N. Liberty Street
5:30 PM



Arts on Sunday


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ARTS ON SUNDAY Festival Series has just completed its 8th season and is so proud of its extraordinary growth. The art, crafts and music festival has doubled in size since last October with the highest attendance ever...over 1000 attendees per week!  


The Festival Series provided more than 100 artists a platform to showcase their work, and also, brought many people to the Arts District for the first time to experience the many treasures it has to offer. Art for Art's Sake (The AFAS Group) wishes to thank all the Galleries in the District for opening during the Festival as it enriched the event in so many ways.  


We look forward to the next ARTS ON SUNDAY Festival Series to kick-off during the month of October.


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Gateway Gallery 

Beastiary at Gateway
Bestiary at Gateway Gallery


Gateway Gallery will open the exhibition BESTiary with a reception on Friday, May 20, 6:00-8:30p.m. The show will feature imaginary soft sculptures that exhibit various levels of humor, from adorable to grotesque, created by Ian Dennis. The Artists of Gateway Studios will show large mixed media animals and colorful flowers. Live music provided by the Enrichment Center Percussion Ensemble. The exhibition will be on display through July 16.


1006 S. Marshall Street

Winston-Salem, NC 27101

336-777-0036 x238

Summer on Trade


 presented by:  


Summer On Trade will be held at 6th & Trade Streets in the Arts District

 from 7:00- 10:00 pm


June 11 - The Bo Stevens
Honky Tonk 
June 18 - West End Mambo
Woodstock Tribute Rock

July 2 - Matt Walsh
Roots Boogie
July 23 - Martha Bassett
July 30 - Nawlins' Boys
Cajun Dance
August 6 - Big Ron Hunter

Blues and R&B 

August 13 - Possum Jenkins
Americana Boogie
Eclectic Blues
August 27 - Groove 8
Fusion Funk

for more information and a full list of sponsors
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Special Event



The First Friday Speed Art Contest


You! open to all ages


7 - 9 PM  June 3rd      First Friday Gallery Hop


On 6th Street near Trade


Entry Fee:  $10.00

50% goes for prize money. The rest pays for Shuffle supplies and making the next Art Shuffle even more spectacular


Full Rules at facebook: winston-salem shuffle Call 336-745-6660/

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Greetings from the  Arts District! 

Sultry days & steamy nights...Summer is here!!! New artwork, fine craft and music in the Art District! Join us all month for special events- DADA first Friday Gallery Hop, The Downtown Farmers Market, Live Music by local musicians, school visits, shopping, lunch, dinner, evening entertainment and more! Read on for the details!


DADA First Friday Gallery Hop!
Guess What? It's that time again...June 3rd is First Friday Gallery Hop in the Downtown Art District! From 7:00-10pm. Streets are closed, but Galleries and Studios are open! It's your chance to meet and mingle with the Arts Community! Along with our artist receptions, explore New Galleries, Dance to African Drums, and as always-more visual treats than you can possibly imagine!


Inter_section Gallery and Art Space

Features Artist Mike Shepherd's "On The Wings of a Tiger" debuting June 3, 2011 at 7pm.

Mike Shephard
"Let's Make Out"


"On the Wings of a Tiger" is a glimpse into another possible 2011. In this alternate 2011 (heretofore called Tiger11), an event in 2002 had a different outcome. Thus the course of the next nine years was changed slightly.

Through Mike Shephard's artistic eye, and the evolution of Tiger11, we see the latest trends in home decor, signage from unappealing restaurant concepts, enigmatic corporate logos, and jarringly bright portraits of cute animals.

It is a different world. It is Mike Shephard's world.


About Inter_Section: Owned and operated by Kate Magruder Lambeth, an artist and visionary, Inter_Section is Lambeth's visualization of an intersection of art forms and ideas. INTER_SECTION is what happens when a multidisciplinary space, multi-use studio intersect with Performance Art, Installations and Events. The space also houses the ceramic studios of Kate Magruder Lambeth and Kathy Townsend, the painting studio of Kate Magruder  Lambeth and the studio of the Famiano Design Group.


Follow Inter_Section Gallery on Facebook,

629 N. Trade Street Winston Salem, NC 27101


Artworks Gallery 

Anne Kesler Shields, "Diptychs" exhibit 

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Anne Kesler Shields, "Proud", appropriated image collage, 40" x 48"

May 31 - June 25, 2011


Sunday, June 5, 2-4 pm

    Artworks Gallery presents "Diptychs", a one person installation by Anne Kesler Shields of appropriated image collages.

In this exhibit, iconic paintings from Reynolda House Museum of American Art meet their contemporary counterparts from the worlds of advertising, pop culture and current events. The show consists of a dozen pairs of photocopied images applied directly to gallery walls.  Through visual repetition and irony Shields shows us that nothing is truly new, not even the things that shock us today.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Artworks Gallery, Inc. is located at 564 North Trade Street,

Winston-Salem, NC  27101. Gallery phone: 723-5890

Gallery hours are: Tue.- Sat. 11-5.

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Shop Paz Boutique during the month of June--  All Tanks by Lucy Activewear, Rese, and Stonewear Designs on Sale, Mix & Match... 
Buy 1 - Get 20% off, 
Buy 2 - Get 30% off, 
Buy 3 or more - 40% off.  

Please join us for Gallery Hop 
on June 3rd from 7-10pm!!  
In Peace!!

Paz Boutique
633 N. Trade Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

~ Sending Peace, Harmony, Spiritual Tranquility, and Happiness...

Bubbling Well Tea and Tonic


Check out our wide variety of teas, herbal tonics, supplements, tea gear and more! Settle in with a hot (or cold) cup and a gluten-free cookie to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and wireless internet. For pleasure or health, we're here to help you help yourself!

Store Hours: 
Tuesday-Friday 12-6pm, Saturday 11am-5pm.


Sat. July 23rd, 2-3pm
Keep cool and hydrated this summer with iced teas that look beyond the lemon.


Listen to the music and fend off the summer heat with one of our Iced Tea Specials

612 Trade St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
336 293 3345
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Karma Salon & Gallery  

Karma JuneFor May & June 2011 Karma Salon & Gallery presents; "TBrain", a joint-duo exhibition that showcases the latest edition of  imaginative artworks by Tracy Lindenthal. These pieces vary from Fantasy drawings consisting of mixed media birds & fish to acrylic paintings on wood of Deep Afro Space Funk Iconery. Also included are several ceramic pieces by Mike Lindenthal.


Exhibition runs May 2nd through June 30th 2011


Please join us for the artist's opening reception 

Friday JUNE 3RD from 7-10 PM (Gallery Hop)


 The Other  Half    

other half "functional choices for elegant gift giving!

Weddings!  Graduation!  Father's Day!  Birthdays!


560 North Trade Street, Winston Salem




Tuesday -Saturday 11-5 or by appointment

Tuesday - Saturday 11-5

May 6 Gallery Hop 7-10 

Every Sunday in May 1 - 5 

In Town Delivery! Shipping Available! Beautiful Gift Bags! Bridal & Gift Registry! 

Urban Artware  



"Prick Your Finger Little Red" 

new work by Sarah Forbess


Join us  for a meet  the artist reception in conjunction with June 3rd First Friday Gallery Hop (show on view thru June 28th) from 7pm-10pm



Sarah Forbess says:

"My work is created out of the need to capture a million momentary visions. These things emerge full blown from my soul and they haunt me until they become a reality. There have been many times in my life where I found myself at a loss for words; so many times that I stumbled and failed. I found my voice in art. Art allowed me to speak, to cry out, and often reminded me to breathe. It gave me a reason to go on. There is an insanity that comes with creating. Unfinished pieces stare at me from behind bookshelves and under tables but the images in my head never stop. They never allow for a pause. I do not believe that I always see things as they truly are but I do make an attempt to capture what I do see and what I understand of this world. Each piece that I create is a part of me; a piece of the story of my life. My only hope is that the people who see my work can find a part of themselves in it; they can see what I see, and perhaps be reminded of another time or another feeling."


LOCATION: Urban Artware, 207 W 6th Street, in Winston-Salem's Downtown Arts District


CONTACT: Millicent Greason-Spivak 722-2345 or 


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533 N. Trade Street

Winston-SalemNC 27101



New Hours: 

Mondays from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tues. Wed. & Thur. from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm

Fri. & Sat. from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm

Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Gallery Hop Nights Open to 11:00 pm


Chelsee's Coffee Shop is now under newownership.  Chelsee's has new management, later hours, different coffees, new policies, and coffee mugs made by local artists from the arts district.  Any coffee drink that you can name our Head Barista, Jacob, can make for you. Come and check us out on Friday nights for Live Music and an occasional Poetry Slam on Saturday nights.  We are proud to be members and supporters of DADA.  So, please join us for DADA's First Friday's Gallery Hop where we are always brewing something new. 



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Big Easy or Bust

This month photographer Helen Baldwin and her

tribute to Louisiana and New Orleans.  

Big Easy Or Bust is a study of the people and scenery of this historic area known for eclectic music, amazing food and boisterous nightlife.  



Curiosity of Lee Mecum, NC Working Artist


625 Trade Street           front of studios at 625

Winston-Salem, NC 27101  

336 724 3000                          

Open by chance or appointment!

This month our feature artist is 
 Shawn Beard, a resident of Winston-Salem since the age of 11. He is a high school art teacher at the WSFCS Career Center and an active member in Winston-Salem's growing art community. His work is a reflection of how music, community, friendship and just the search for happiness have affected his life in so many ways. Bold color, expressive application of materials and unwavering need for change in his work exemplify his style and approach to creating art. Check out his work and contact him if you like to learn more at

 The DADA Collective Project

  will hold it's reception on June 3 (First Friday Gallery Hop) at 


Studios 625, 7-10pm.  

Work created cooperatively between the East Forsyth High School Art Students and the Collective Artists will be exhibited. This event is free and open to the public

   Artists in the project include potter Gordon Jones, environmental photographer Carl V. Galie, Jr., muralist Marianne DiNapoli-Mylet, ceramicist Nicole Uzzell, portrait photographer Martin Tucker, set designer Jennifer O'Kelly and fiber artist Kathryn Gauldin. 

  The DADA Collective Project is funded by The Winston-Salem Foundation and Wachovia/Wells Fargo. The DADA Collective appreciates the support of these agencies, supporting art and community in the larger classroom. 


 For more information on the DADA Collective and the East Forsyth Art Student project visit our Facebook page: 


  email at 
  Contact:  Kathryn Gauldin - 336 399 0092  or Marianne DiNapoli-Mylet - 336 407 8007

Golden Flower Tai Chi™ Center
Golden Flower Tai ChiTAI CHI
Learn to generate good energy and accomplish anything you desire, reduce stress, and find inner peace. This gentle form of exercise gives you access to your own mental and physical power.



Class Times: Mon. & Tue. 6-7pm,

Wed. 9:30-10:30am, Sat. 9:00-10:00am.



Sat. June. 11th, 10am-4pm

Heavenly Way $60

All ages and levels of experience welcome. Learn from a real "horse whisperer" in our 20,000 foot arena!



Learn Tai Chi, breathe clean air, commune with nature, take long walks, naps, and let go of tension. No prior experience is necessary. Vacation this summer with a retreat to Heavenly Way!

Discount rates end June 26th.

Tues. August 2nd-Sun. August 7th


"What you practice, you become." - Master San Gee Tam


Golden Flower Tai Chi ™ Center

612 Trade St.

Winston-Salem, NC 27101

336 727 1131

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May 6 - 28, 2011

"It's All in the Pattern "

Multiple Media, Group Show, focussing on the use of repeated decorative motifs 

Since 1963, Winston-Salem, North Carolina has been home to Piedmont Craftsmen, Inc., a guild founded by craft artists and collectors to honor the work of the hand.

Today, Piedmont Craftsmen represents nearly four hundred of the Southeast's most talented artisans. Exhibiting members are juried into the organization on the basis of their skill, professionalism, quality, and originality by a standards committee made up of exhibiting craftsmen. Their work includes fine handmade garments, jewelry, one-of-a-kind functional housewares and beautiful decorative objects.

At the beginning of a new millenium the consumer market is dominated by mass-produced goods and computer-generated imagery, and our daily lives are filled with objects which have rendered themselves invisible by the very nature of their plastic perfection. There are still some individuals creating hand-wrought, beautifully designed and crafted objects, and there are people and organizations that celebrate the combination of spirit, craftsmanship, and aesthetics that go into the making of those objects.

The organization carries on a centuries-old regional tradition dating back to the eighteenth century when the first Moravian settlers established their workshops, laid out their garden plots, and set up housekeeping in the lovely rolling hills of the Piedmont. Furniture makers, potters, weavers, metalsmiths and glassblowers, their goods were recognized as the finest available in the southeast.

The organization conducts workshops, mounts exhibitions, and operates a gallery and shop at 601 North Trade Street in Winston-Salem, NC. Shop hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  For more information about membership in Piedmont Craftsmen, call (336)725-1516.

Earthbound Arts


It's wedding season and beautiful gifts abound at Earthbound Arts...stoneware serving bowls by Gordon make a unique & practical addition to any coffee mugs, colanders & other stoneware treats.
Check out our selection of pottery (stoneware and raku), stained glass, copperwork, handmade paper, jewelry in sterling & copper, greeting cards, handcrafted herbal soaps and natural bath & body products, herbs, black, green & herbal teas, pure essential oils, clay beads & pendants and an interesting collection of natural art & craft supplies.


Everything in our shop is made locally by Lucy Duncan and Gordon Jones, no imports.
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Earthbound Arts
Stop in & visit soon!
610 Trade St.  
336 773 1043
Tues-Thurs 11-5      Fri & Sat 11-6      Sun 11-4
Artists on Liberty Building

521 North Liberty Street

Winston-SalemNC 27101


Building Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.




521 North Liberty Street

Winston-SalemNC 27101


Building Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.





The Artists On Liberty Building's Main Gallery will continue to feature the artwork of Local Artist Dennis W. Millsaps.  FLORAL SPIRIT is his collection of floral abstract artwork in a variety of media. Mr. Millsap's art reinterprets the physical structure of his nature subjects into an abstraction of pure color and form.  Mr. Milsap's studio is located all the way down the hall in the AOL Building ...come visit with him during the June 3rd Gallery Hop (from 7:00 to 10:00 pm).  His show will run through June 28th and admission is free.


L. A. & CO. - Suite 106



Come celebrate the GRAND OPENING of our newest tenant and the newest gift boutique in the arts district ...L. A. & Co.  Whether you are looking for salt water pearls, cultured pearls, fashion jewelry, pashmina scarves, purses, handmade wreaths, candles, garden or home d�cor you'll find the most unique merchandise at L. A. & Co.  Our beautiful collection of local and imported gifts will amaze you come join our celebration during gallery hop from 7:00 to 10:00 pm.


Pimento cheese triangles prepared by Sweet Potatoes ...a restaurant will be served at the end of the hallway during the Hop. 

the Yoga Gallery

Yoga Gallery

Spring has been cool and gentle in Winston-Salem this year.  We have enjoyed plenty of rain and our gardens are thriving.  Every once in a while I take a moment to reflect on how fortunate I am to live in this part of North Carolina.  Our town is growing in a good way, and there is always something new and wonderful to do without having to leave town.  We certainly are blessed.  



Look  to our website

for all that we have to choose from at the Yoga Gallery.  Remember to come to yoga after gardening all weekend so we can stretch your muscles back to normal.  Our new schedules are on line, and hard copies can be found near the front door of the studio.  


See you on the mat or in Laughing Yoga this Friday.


The Yoga Gallery blends the best of ancient wisdom with modern arts and sciences to create safe and inspiring yoga practices for people of all ages and abilities. 

633 North Trade Street
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101
336-725-4119 or 336-655-7047
Fiber Company
 marbled paperJoin us at Fiber Company for the first Friday Gallery Hop June 3, 7-10pm. We've got new artwork from our local artists: colorful hand-marbled papers by Kaila Hires-  you can use them for backgrounds, bookmaking, collage and more!, jewelry by Dianne Cain,combining yarns and her own hand-made glass beads, a variety of new handbags by several local artists- hand-sewn, hand-felted, knitted, quilted, large small! Stop in and see!

And don't miss the exhibit of students working with the DADA Collective- we worked with six new weavers to create tapestries!

Fiber Co 6BFiber Company is a working studio with six textile artists creating new art in weaving, surface design and more daily. Stop in and see what we are working on, and what new work we have on display with our artist friends!

Tuesdays, 11-3, 
Wednesdays-Fridays, 10-5, 
Saturdays, 11-3, 
first Friday Gallery Hops, special events and by appointment.
Phone: 336 725 5277
Located in the Heart of the Art District, 
corner of 6th and Trade
600 N. Trade Street 


Cream of S Soup
I Can't See Red

HAIRYFEST : a celebration of art in the hair district has been extended through June 28th that all the people who support the arts or forgot that they support the arts can still experience the most exciting new group show installation in the arts district.  Read what others may be saying about Hairyfest:


"Hairyfest changed my life and quite possibly cured me of all my addictions".

 -Out of Work Sit-Com Actor


"I am from FirenzeItaly and my girlfriend is from Paris ...we heard all about Hairyfest and we are now planning to visit the real City of the Arts".

-Art Historian & Painter


"This fantastic show transported me to a place that I never knew existed ...actually I didn't even know that the Arts District existed".

-City of Winston Salem Dept. of Art & Tourism


"I left this show with my virginity intact ...but somehow I still feel dirty".



"Schwartzlee  ...thank you so much for organizing this terrific exhibit and for criticizing the Arts Council's funding of social segregation in the arts".

-Local Arts Patrons


So, come see us from 7:00 to 10:00 pm on the June 3rd First Friday Gallery Hop.  Admission is free.  Profits from sales will benefit the National Coalition Against Censorship and IMUMOAO (I Made UMOwn ArtsOrganization).



a place where they go not to buy art

521 N. Liberty Street - Suite 108

Winston-SalemNC 27101

Phone: 503-888-5930


Open for Gallery Hop and by Appointment

SEED Gallery 
Seed Sign
"Mark & Clark on a Lark?" new work by Clark Whittington & Mark Graves


Join us Friday June 3, 7pm-10pm, First Friday Gallery Hop (show on view thru June 25th) to meet & greet

& have a visual treat...


DESCRIPTION: Assembled recycled painted installed dimensional...Clark & Mark...need we say more?


LOCATION: SEED @ Urban Artware, 207 W 6th Street, in Winston-Salem's Downtown Arts District


CONTACT: Millicent Greason-Spivak 722-2345 or

Summer is getting off to a great start- new art, new ideas,  new plans for the year! And we have more to look forward to--June Gallery Hop plans are looking great, days getting longer, nights are warmer! Guess what? Summer on Trade Music Series begins, --Heavy Rebel Weekender in July--- you won't want to miss any of this kind of fun! 


See you in the Art District!


Downtown Art District Association
Gallery Hops are sponsored entirely by the Downtown Art District Association- a non-profit organization with a mission to share the arts in our community! Please consider your contribution of funds, volunteer time and support for our arts community!

The Downtown Art District Association (DADA) is a neighborhood organization of artist studios, residences and businesses that is dedicated to the promotion of arts and culture through education, entertainment, community interaction and trade."

Editors note: 
All commentary and information in the newsletter is submitted by members and presented in unedited form and in the order they are received.