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25th Anniversary Hop

DADA First Friday Gallery Hop
September 2, 2022 7-10 PM  

500 & 600 blocks of Trade & Sixth Streets will be blocked
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Join the artists of the Winston-Salem “Downtown Arts District Association” (DADA) Friday, September 2nd from 7-10:00 pm as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of our signature 12 month event series, the “DADA 1st Friday Gallery Hop”

Our featured exhibition in the Featured Gallery of North Trade Street Arts Center is “Anniversary” a juried collection of works by DADA Artists. $100, $75 and $50 will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place respectively. There will also be a “People’s Choice” award selected by those that attend the September Hop. 
Original works of art and prints of some of the individual pieces in the gallery are available for sale. 

Other Exhibition Openings: 

Artworks Gallery 

Delurk Gallery 

Visual Index

Associated Artists Gallery @ NTSA

The Exhibiting Artists of The LAAC @ NTSA

Studio 7 Gallery @ NTSA

Other featured events include: 

- 7:15 pm Performance by the Piedmont Youth Chorus 

Comprising of three unique choirs, the Piedmont Youth Chorus focuses on camaraderie, music literacy, and creativity. Students build musicianship, and long last-lasting friendships in a joyful and creative environment. 

8:30 pm - AURA - acoustic singer/songwriters who toured with Peter Tork of The Monkees,   presenting selections from their catalog of CDs at North Trade Street Arts

- B Balanced Counseling & Wellness 

"Come check out the B Balanced Counseling & Wellness table to learn more about their art therapy services, and the mental health benefits of art making! They will also be providing some take home art therapy activities and resources!"

- Art & Craft work by DADA Artists 

 “Art in the Intersection,” will return, showcasing visual and performing artists working live in the intersection of Sixth and Trade Streets. 

Several new additions to our growing collection of "Head in the Hole" photo stations, Standees plus chalk and bubbles will be set up for family fun. 

Visit your favorite galleries & businesses and Celebrate the 25th Anniversary Season of the

DADA 1st Friday Gallery Hop! 

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 Get Involved tab.

Streets are  blocked March through December

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. 

September 2, 2022 Hop Schedule

6 PM - Streets close the the DADA First Friday Gallery Hop
7 PM - DADA First Friday Gallery Hop Begins
10 PM - DADA First Friday Gallery Hop Ends
10:30 PM - Streets Reopen

The Gallery Hop Extensions will be in full swing. DADA Members in the 500, 600 and 700 block of Trade,
Sixth Street.

It's the Septemeber 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!



The 2022 DADA First Friday Gallery Hop is sponsored in part by
The Arts Council of W-S/FC, The City of Winston Salem, The Downtown Partnership of Winston-Salem,  Mast General Store and the LAAC
 Advertising sponsors, Yes! Weekly and WTOB


Artworks Gallery Presents

“A Leg to Stand On”, a new series of work by Jessica Tefft
The Forest”, a continued series of works by Wendell Myers
Exhibition Dates: August 28 – October 1, 2022
Gallery Hop: Friday, September 2, 7-9 pm

The new body of work by Jessica Tefft looks at how tragedy and trauma can transform us. We often have trouble seeing the beauty in the disfiguration and scars we carry. The struggle is the story that makes us more compelling and resilient. Tefft examines the idea of tragedy, loss, and resiliency through collages and augmented reality.

Jessica Tefft is an award-winning photojournalist and editor. Photojournalism took her to Cuba, the Alaskan wilderness, and even the presidential campaign trail. She assembled and edited a contest entry for coverage of the D.C. sniper, which became a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in studio art from Wake Forest University and is currently working towards her Master of Public Affairs at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Wendell Myers continues his series of trees and thickets of untended brush inspired by time that he and his late wife, Pam, spent in Poland over the last 15 years.  Myers layers saturated color to produce an active surface with visual depth and detail.

Wendell Myers attended art school in Milwaukee in the '70s and medical school in Winston-Salem in the '80s.  He began painting seriously again 13 years ago, and for the past 7 years has been working as both a physician and as an artist. He is currently transitioning, shifting his focus to full time artist.

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


Come support your local Art Scene Friday, July 1st at LaLuz and Company & Wildlight Wellness for the DADA 1st Friday Gallery Hop!

We will be showcasing local artists & makers by displaying their creations throughout our space!

Featured  Artists Include: Julia Emerson, Leslie Newsome, Urban Mez, Ashley Pettis, Scott Clark, Victoria Dibello, Faith Scott, John Davis, Kathy Grace with Bootleg Ramen Popup

Friday September 2, 2022

612 N Trade Street, Winston-Salem NC 27101

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

DADA Members featured are Holli Conger, Herb Krutoy, Margaret Webster-Shapiro, Allison Hutchins, Marsha Hierl, Marlene Kuser, David Cohen, Nancy Smith, Rick Jones, Alton Rumfelt, and Specky.

Also located inside North Trade Street Arts Center

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

The DADA Collective
Melanie Williams-Troutman, Barbara Rizza Mellin, David Cohen, Specky, Marlene Kuser and Alton Rumfelt

Studio 7/Fireflies
Krutoy Gallery
Margaret Webster- Shapiro Gallery
Associated Artists of Winston Salem

The Tea Box

Friday - 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.

Welcome New and Returning DADA Members!
for these DADA Member Events

Make sure to check out our DADA 1st Friday Gallery Hop Package with The Historic Brookstown Inn.

For more information visit The Historic Brookstown Inn's website 

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:

  • Take a photo of it on your car and post it on your facebook, twitter or instagram account
  • SHARE our High Five the Hop post and tag it with #high5thehop
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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 - (Sponsor)
Artworks Gallery - 564 N. Trade Street - January 2022
Opperman Architects - 539 N. Trade Street - January 2022
Kindred Spirits - 537 N. Trade Street - May 2021
Visual Index - 562 N. Trade Street - August 2022

600 Block N Trade
North Trade Street Arts Center - 604-A N. Trade Street - January 2022
Downtown Arts District Association - 604-A N. Trade Street - January 2022
Exhibiting Artists of the LAAC @ NTSA - 604-A N. Trade Street - January 2022
WTOB 980 AM - 617 N. Trade Street - January 2022
Woodland Moth Visual & Performing Arts - PO Box 487, Lewisville - January 2022
Moji Coffee & More - 690 N. Trade Street - January 2021
Studio 7/Fireflies - 604-A N. Trade Street - January 2022
Art Connections - January 2021
La Luz & Co - 612 N. Trade Street - February 2022
Wildlight Wellness Collective - 612 N. Trade Street - February 2022

700 Block N Trade
Broad Branch Distillery - 756 N. Trade Street - January 2021

Sixth Street
Delurk Gallery - 207 W. Sixth Street - January 2022
6th and Vine - 209 W. Sixth Street - January 2021

Seventh Street
Camel City Playhouse - 110 W Seventh Street - March 2022

Liberty Street

The UPS Store - 550 N Liberty Street - May 2022

DADA Business Members
Triad ECOadventures - 176 YWCA Way - August 2021
Bike Patrol of the WS Police Dept - January 2022
City of Winston Salem - January 2022
Yes Weekly - January 2022
Downtown Winston Salem Partnership - January 2022
Allison Hutchins Art & Photography - January 2022
Winston Salem Dash - March 2022
The Benton Convention Center - October 2021
Spring Theatre - April 2022
The Arts Council of WS/FC - June 2021
Taste Jamaica Food Truck - June 2021
The Historic Brookstown Inn - July 2022
Theatre Alliance - January 2021
Tromploy - May 2021
Cheryl Powell Studio - May 2021
That Blonde Girl Vikki - January 2022
Theresa's Exotic Apparel - February 2022
Wemotion - February 2022
Associate Artists of Winston Salem - February 2022
Spin - March 2022

DADA Individual Members
Margaret Webster-Shapiro/Green Shelf Studio - January 2022
Melanie Troutman-Williams ( Sixteen over Six ) - January 2022
Milo Wright - Emeritus/Sponsor ( North Trade Street Arts Center ) - January 2022
Rick Jones ( North Trade Street Arts Center ) - January 2022
Nancy Smith ( North Trade Street Arts Center ) - January 2022
Holli Conger/Holli Conger Studio ( North Trade Street Arts Center ) - January 2022

Bowman Gray IV - January 2021
David Sell - February 2021
Alton Rumfelt - January 2022
Walker Conger - January 2022
Ed Koos - January 2022

Barbara Rizza Mellin - January 2022
Fireflies Art - January 2022
Specky - January 2022
Marlene Kuser - January 2022
David Cohen - January 2022

Jami Gilstrap - October 2021
Jamy Gearhart - October 2021
Donell "Dezo" Williams - January 2022

Susan Powers - February 2022
Jerome Hughes - March 2022

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