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Wrap it Up and Say Thanks
 by Rick Jones

DADA First Friday Gallery Hop
November 5, 2021 7-10 PM  

500 & 600 blocks of Trade & Sixth Streets will be Blocked
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Looking for a unique item for your holiday gift list? Think local!  

The Downtown Arts District Association (DADA)  presents the November installment of the “DADA 1st Friday Gallery Hop” - Wrap it Up and Say Thanks Hop on Friday, November 5, 2021 from 7-10 PM. 

Featured in the DADA Gallery at North Trade Street Arts and throughout our DADA Member locations will be great gift ideas for your family, friends and business associates.

Consider gifting the $5 ticket for our “Look Forward, Travel Back” event with DADA, Historic Bethabara, and Salem 250 to be held during the December 3rd Hop! Visit the Arts District then travel back in time to Bethabara, where our art and craft traditions began! A limited number of tickets will be available for the Triad Trolley connecting our past to our present. Enjoy demos, exhibitions, the Bethabara Moravian Band and a tour of the Bethabara Gemeinhaus and Visitor Center. Special new art exhibitions “Salem Sisters” in honor of the 250th anniversary and “Bethabara: An HistoricReflection” will be at NTSA and Bethabara respectively. Tickets will be available at North Trade Street Arts during the November Hop!

Across the Arts District will be New Gallery Exhibition Openings, Open Studios, Shop Collection Openings and our DADA Businesses!

Visit the Winston-Salem Downtown Arts District and be “Where Art Lives!”  

Every DADA 1st Friday Gallery Hop includes: New Gallery Exhibition Openings, Open Studios, Shop Collection Openings and DADA business location participation throughout the Arts District.

VISITOR INFORMATION for maps, parking info, Hotel Packages, and more!

Visit our mini “Arts District Visitors Area” at North Trade Street Arts - 604-A N Trade Street, W-S, NC 27101

Want to support DADA and the DADA 1st Friday Gallery Hop? Join us or become a corporate sponsor! Visit and look under the About Us tab.

The street blocked area includes: 500 and 600 blocks of Trade and Sixth Street from Cherry to Liberty. Also included in the unblocked areas of the Hop are DADA Member locations on Liberty Street, Seventh Street, the 700 block of Trade and more. 

November Hop Schedule
6PM - Streets close from 5th to 7th street and Cherry to Liberty

7-10 PM - Hop Begins in the W-S Downtown Arts District
10:30 PM - Streets reopen for traffic

The Gallery Hop Extensions will be in full swing..DADA Members in the 500, 600 and 700 block of Trade, Sixth Street, and the Gallery Hop extensions centered around Wise Man Brewing, Bookmarks and the Liberty Street Hop area will also be participating. Look for the DADA Members logo displayed and support our DADA Members! 

It's the November installment of the DADA 1st Friday Gallery Hop and you're invited!

Parking is available at the 6th and Cherry St. Deck for only $2.00. Free parking is also available along Liberty Street on a first come, first served basis. The W-S Downtown Arts District is waiting for you!

Please observe the updated Mask requirements that went info effect for the City of Winston-Salem on August 20,2021. 


The 2021 DADA First Friday Gallery Hop is sponsored in part by
 The City of Winston Salem, The Arts Council of W-S/FC, Parsec Financial Wealth Management
Mast General Store and the ARTC Theatre 
 Advertising sponsors, Yes! Weekly and WTOB

Artworks Gallery Presents

Wendell Myers, Enchanted Forests  
Lea Lackey-Zachmann, Tree Translations III
Kimberly Varnadoe, In a Dark Time
Exhibition dates: October 31- November 27, 2021
Reception: Sunday, November 14, 2-4 pm

Tribute to Pamela Howland
The artists of Artworks Gallery will be paying tribute to the wife of one of their own, who died in September. Gallery members will show a unique collection of tribute works created to honor the music of pianist Pamela Howland. She was the wife of Artworks' member Wendell Myers. As an accomplished pianist, she taught for many years in the Wake Forest University music department. Howland also recorded 19 albums consisting of composers Chopin, Debussy, and Ravel. She performed nationally and internationally, was a Steinway Artist, a 2017-2018 Fulbright Scholar to Poland, and a Chopin specialist.
A percentage of sales will go to the Poland Fulbright Assistance Fund at 
The paintings of Wendell Myers are abstract landscapes, based on memories of the places he's lived and visited; the great plains, north woods and lake country of his youth, the Carolina mountains and seascapes of adult life, and the desert Southwest where he has frequently vacationed. The works in this show, "Enchanted Forests" are inspired by the countryside of Poland, where he and his wife have spent a great deal of time over the past 15 years. The series is also influenced by the works of Wolf Kahn and Mark Rothko, referring to it as a "Rothkovian lozenge of color." 
Wendell Myers holds a BFA from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Early In his career, he worked as a studio potter, selling directly to the public out of his studio, at art fairs and shows in the Midwest and Northeast. Eventually, accompanying his wife, Pamela Howland, to Winston-Salem, he earned his MD from Wake Forest School of Medicine. He has been a practicing radiologist in the area for over 25 years. 12 years ago Myers returned to making art, this time choosing to focus on acrylic painting.


The large paintings in this exhibit depict trees Lea Lackey-Zachmann walks past daily. The central painted rectangle in each work represents a tree as we might view it. The smaller painted rectangles above, below, and beside, represent the tree abstractly or symbolically. Most of the artist’s painting career has focused on the tension between Realism and Abstraction. Asking which best expresses the tree's true nature? All these depictions are a visual language that seeks to evoke a feeling or insight into the identity and nature of the trees shown here.

The artist reveals, “This exhibit was inspired by my knowing that trees are essential to our life and happiness on earth. Our appreciation of them helps determine our future.”


Lea Lackey-Zachmann holds an MFA in painting from the University of NC at Greensboro, along with a graduate teacher's certificate in Art Education. She received a BA in Art from Winthrop University and is now retired after having taught at High Point University for 29 years and Salem College for 10 years. 

She has been an instructor of various classes at WFU, Guilford College, and Elon University as well as having taught and served on the board of the Sawtooth Center for Visual Art. She is dedicated to community arts endeavors of all kinds. Her paintings, prints, and drawings are in various collections on the east coast of the US. She is a founding member of Artworks Gallery.

Kimberly Varnadoe’s current work represents a passage through conflicting times. She reflects, “We all have had to adjust to a different way of life during 2020-21. Some of us have gone or are going through other adjustments that are more personal.” These works reflect thoughts, memories, stress, and therefore are a bit chaotic. They are personal to Varnadoe, yet they speak to what many of us think and feel during life’s tumultuous changes. These works were created with a wide variety of media throughout each piece. The meshing together of these materials is a reflection on the many layers of overlap we experience emotionally as we adjust to challenges faced day to day, embracing the complex and contemplative.

Kimberly Varnadoe received her BFA in Painting from the University of South Alabama and her MFA in Printmaking from the University of Memphis. She works with experimental photography and a variety of printmaking techniques, often combining the processes. She enjoys experimentation and feels that art is most alive during the art-making -- the final work of art is the record of the art process. She has been a member of Artworks Gallery, in Winston-Salem, since 2003. 

The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Artworks Gallery, Inc. 
564 North Trade Street
Winston-Salem, NC  27101. Gallery phone: 336-723-5890


The DADA Gallery at North Trade Street Arts Center presents
A NTSA Members Show

Also located inside North Trade Street Arts Center

The Exhibiting Artists of The LAAC 
Rick Jones, Allison Hutchins, Holli Conger, Nancy Smith, Megan Ingram, Marilyn Ingram 

The DADA Collective
Melanie Williams-Troutman , Barbara Rizza Mellin , Michael Isley  David Cohen , Michael (Specky) Snell , Marlene Kuser ,Tori Hagaman 

Studio 7/Fireflies

The Tea Box

Thursday - Sunday 12-5PM
Find Something Wonderful

Moji Coffee Will be open for the hop! 

Nonprofit, full service Coffee Shop employing differently abled baristas who make a great cuppa joe.
Congratulations to DADA member Visual Index!
Voted best Art Gallery in the Triad by Yes Weekly!
Make sure to visit one of DADA's newest members, Lisa Strout Studios on 6th street across from Sixth and Vine

Welcome New and Returning DADA Members!

Jami Gilstrap and Jamy Gearhart

If you love the First Friday Gallery Hop would you give it a HIGH FIVE?!
Donate just FIVE BUCKS to the Hop and DADA will thank you by sending the following:

  • High Five the Hop Sticker (pictured above)
  • DADA 1st Friday Gallery Hop 2019 Schedule and Themes Handout
Here is your chance to support one of Winston-Salem's LONGEST RUNNING FREE Arts Programs  DADA's signature First Friday Gallery Hop. Donate on the PayPal link below and be sure to check the box for " share your mailing address" with DADA so we can send you your HIGH FIVE pack!

Your Five Dollar donation will
 help DADA keep the DADA 1st Friday Gallery Hop strong and growing by helping to defer the necessary costs of permits, barricades, security and informational signs that are required for all downtown events.

Once you receive YOUR HIGH FIVE sticker in the mail:

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Current DADA Members / Individuals and Businesses
Honorary Members
Will & Sara Knott
Cindy Wright

500 Block N Trade
Mast General Store - 516 N. Trade Street - March 2019
Walter Robbs,Callahan & Pierce Architects, PA  -  530 N. Trade Street - May 2019
Artworks Gallery - 564 N. Trade Street - June 2019
Opperman Architects - 539 N. Trade Street - January 2021
Visual Index - 562 N. Trade Street - July 2019
Salem Organic Supply - 545 N. Trade Street Suite 106 - March 2019
Imagine Flowers - 560 N. Trade Street - January 2021
Kindred Spirits - 537 N. Trade Street - May 2021
The B String - 560 N. Trade Street - May 2019
King Classic Bakery - 533 N. Trade Street - February 2020

600 Block N Trade
North Trade Street Arts Center - 604-A N. Trade Street - January 2021
Downtown Arts District Association - 604-A N. Trade Street - January 2021
Exhibiting Artists of the LAAC @ NTSA - 604-A N. Trade Street - January 2021
WTOB 980 AM - 617 N. Trade Street - January 2021
Woodland Moth Visual & Performing Arts - PO Box 487, Lewisville - January 2021
DADA Collective - 604-A N. Trade Street - January 2021
Itinerant Arts - 629 N. Trade Street ( Inside Art Connections ) - March 2019
Eyes on Trade - 604-B N. Trade Street - June 2020
Gifted Gallery 2 Art Studio - 619 N. Trade Street - September 2019
PAZ Studios - 633 N. Trade Street - October 2019
Moji Coffee & More - 690 N. Trade Street - January 2021
Studio 7/Fireflies - 604-A N. Trade Street - January 2021
Earth Sage - 608-A N. Trade Street - January 2021
Art Connections - January 2021

700 Block N Trade
Fiddlin' Fish Brewing Co. - 772 N. Trade Street - August 2019
Broad Branch Distillery - 756 N. Trade Street - January 2021

Sixth Street
Steele Group Architects - 217 W. Sixth Street - February 2019
16/6 Sixteen over Six Studios - 213 W. Sixth Street - September 2019
Delurk Gallery - 207 W. Sixth Street - January 2021
O'Kelly Design Studio - 213 W. Sixth Street - September 2019 
6th and Vine - 209 W. Sixth Street - January 2021

Seventh Street
ARTC Theatre - 110 W. Seventh Street - January 2021

Liberty Street

The UPS Store - 550 N Liberty Street - May 2021
Muse Scenic Studio - 522 and 524 N Liberty Street - September 2019
Liberty Arts Coffee House - 526 N. Liberty Street - January 2021
AOL ( Artists on Liberty ) - 521 N. Liberty Street - January 2021

DADA Business Members
Wise Man Brewing - 826 Angelo Bros Ave - August 2019
Bookmarks - 634 W. Fourth Street #110 - January 2020
Irvin Roberts Salon & Day Spa - 3505 Lawrence Street, Clemmons - January 2019
Triad ECOadventures - 176 YWCA Way - January 2019
Bike Patrol of the WS Police Dept - January 2021
City of Winston Salem - January 2021
Yes Weekly - January 2021
Downtown Winston Salem Partnership - January 2021
Allison Hutchins Art & Photography - January 2021
Winston Salem Dash - March 2021
Winston Salem Marriott - June 2021
The Benton Convention Center - October 2020
Spring Theatre - January 2021
Piedmont Opera and Winston Salem Youth Chorus - June 2019
The Arts Council of WS/FC - June 2021
Taste Jamaica Food Truck - June 2021
The Historic Brookstown Inn - July 2021
Piedmont Wind Symphony - December 2019
Parsec Financial Wealth Management - February 2020
Theatre Alliance - January 2021
Tromploy - May 2021
Cheryl Powell Studio - May 2021
Carmello Baker - July 2021
Lisa Strout Studios - July 2021
Salem Law - June 2021
Wishbass - August 2021

DADA Individual Members
Margaret Webster-Shapiro/Green Shelf Studio - January 2021
Melanie Troutman-Williams ( Sixteen over Six ) - January 2021
Milo Wright - Emeritus/Sponsor ( North Trade Street Arts Center ) - January 2021
Rick Jones ( North Trade Street Arts Center ) - January 2021
Nancy Smith ( North Trade Street Arts Center ) - January 2021
Holli Conger/Holli Conger Studio ( North Trade Street Arts Center ) - January 2021

Bowman Gray IV - January 2021
David Sell - February 2021
Alton Rumfelt - January 2021
Walker Conger - June 2021
Ed Koos - July 2019

Barbara Rizza Mellin - July 2021
Fireflies Art - January 2021
DaVonne Myers - January 2020
Specky - January 2021
Marlene Kuser - January 2021
Tori Hagaman - January 2021
Michael Isley - January 2021
David Cohen - January 2021
Bonnie Brown - January 2021
Susan Dobyns January 2021
Denise Warheit - January 2021
Gay Poteet - January 2021
Bonnie Heffers - January 2021

Chase Ferrell - January 2021
Jami Gilstrap - October 2021
Jamy Gearhart - October 2021

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