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Return of the Trade Street Beach

DADA First Friday Gallery Hop
July 5, 2019 7-10 PM  

500 & 600 blocks of Trade & Sixth Streets Blocked
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What do the “DADA 1st Friday Gallery Hop” and pirates have in common? 

To discover, get your compass and navigate to the Downtown Arts District in Winston-Salem on July 5 between 7-10 PM and find yourself knee deep in pirate antics. 

Pirate Captain Mudbone and crew, along with their ship, will anchor on Trade Street with a possible mermaid or two. Dance a jig to a sea shanty, play a pirate game and hope you don’t have to walk the plank. If your luck holds, they may tell you where to find some pirate treasure! 

Kids of all ages can run up the pirate flag, ring the ship’s bell or make something to take home compliments of the Girl Scout’s “Multi Troop Group.”

Fancy yourself as part of Blackbeard’s crew? Look for our well traveled Blackbeard photo station, signed in Bath, NC on the 300th Anniversary celebration by descendants of Blackbeard’s crew and other players in the Blackbeard story. 

“Trade Street Beach” will also feature our growing collection of photo stations, a beach ball net, street chalk for you to create your own masterpiece, hula hoops, bubbles plus the Sayso Coffee Mobile Expresso. 

FEATURED EXHIBITION: The DADA Members Gallery at North Trade Street Arts presents an exhibition featuring Mermaids by Rachael Fern. Other art will include Piers of NC by Allison Hutchins, The Big 7: Lighthouses of NC by Rick Jones. Jewelry created with shells from the Outer Banks of NC and other nautical themed jewelry will accompany the show.


New Gallery Exhibition Openings, Open Studios, Shop Collection Openings and DADA business location participation throughout the Arts District.

The Gallery Hop Extension will be in full swing on both sides of the 700 block of Trade and at DADA locations on Angelo, Ninth and MLK Jr. Streets.


July 2019 Hop Schedule

6 PM - 500/600 block of N. Trade and Sixth Street from Cherry to Liberty closes for Hop. Other areas in Arts District are not blocked. 

7-10 PM - Hop Begins in the W-S Downtown Arts District

Streets reopen at 10:30 for regular traffic

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 July 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 2019 DADA First Friday Gallery Hop is sponsored in part by
 The Arts Council of W-S/FC, ARTC Theatre and Mast General Store.
 Advertising sponsors are Yes! Weekly and WTOB

Artworks Presents
Alix Hitchcock, "Natural Strings", gelatin prints and Mona Wu, "A Fan Fair", woodcut prints

June 30 - July 27, 2019
Gallery Hop: Friday, July 5, 7 - 10 pm
Opening Reception: Sunday, July 14, 2 - 5 pm 

Studio 7 - 204 W 6th Street 



A photo essay by deluzional, will hang in the McNeely Gallery from July 5-14. In addition, studio artists Donell Williams, Tammy Willard, Marsha McNeely Hierl, and Deborah Willard will be showing a selection of works. All purchases will be cash and carry, with bargains available. Studio 7 will be closed July 6 so you may enjoy the Heavy Rebel car show in the Downtown Arts District, but we will be open July 7-14 from 1 pm-7 pm. Studio 7 is also open by chance and by appointment. Call 336-408-9739 or email us at Visit us at and on Facebook.

The DADA Gallery at North Trade Street Arts Center presents
The mermaid artworks of Rachael Fern

Also located inside North Trade Street Arts Center
The Exhibiting Artists of the DT Arts Collective
( Linda Lindsly, Dorothy Sweet, Margaret Webster Shapiro, Monica Cecil )
The Olivia Priest Gallery
The Exhibiting Artists of The LAAC 
( Rick Jones, Allison Hutchins, Holli Conger, Nancy Smith, Megan Ingram, Marilyn Ingram )
The Tea Box

Thursday - Sunday 12-5PM
Find Something Wonderful

Angie Rose
Join us for her show opening on July 5th for DADA First Friday Gallery Hop.

We will have refreshments and live spoon carving demonstrations throughout the night. 
Need Exhibition/Sales Space in the W-S Downtown Arts District?

There is a new Art Collective in town. 

Exhibit your art in the heart of the Art's District for less than a dollar a day

For more information please contact

Save the Date for these upcoming DADA Member Events

Savannah Sipping Society is coming to ARTC Theatre in August. Make plans now to see this hilarious play about friendship and self discovery. Show dates are August 16, 17, 23, and 24 at 7:30 pm and August 18 and 25 at 3 pm. Tickets will be available after July 1 at or This is one show you don't want to miss! ARTC Theatre is located at 110 W 7th Street (formerly the Garage) with on street parking and just a short walk from the parking garage at 6th and Cherry Streets.
Daybreak Writer's Workshop at Sunnyside Mercantile every Thursday from 6-7pm. Free and open to public. Poetry for all ages.

Learn to make your own Journal or Sketchbook at Art Connections on Trade

Making your own book is great fun and you'll leave the workshop with two beautiful, unique creations that are truly functional! You'll learn the ancient art form of Coptic bookbinding, a sewn binding that allows your book to lie flat when open. All supplies will be provided. Friday evening, we will glue and prepare the book covers, and fold paper for your book pages. On Saturday, we will sew the bindings and complete your books.You will make both a 5 1/4 x 7 1/4 book, and a 9 x 11 1/2 book - perfect sizes for actual use. 

Coptic Bookbinding Workshop

Instructor: Patty Pape
Friday July 12th, 2019: 6 - 8 pm & 
Saturday July 13th, 2019: 10 am - 4 pm
$75, all supplies provided
629 N Trade, Winston-Salem
Register at;
click on workshops
or call Audrey Lynge at 336 250-1535
 The Piedmont Opera and the Winston-Salem Youth Chorus are excited to be a new member of DADA. Look for them at the DADA 1st Friday Gallery Hop Soon!

Sunnyside Mercantile

Open Mic Night every Third Thursday. Poetry, music and comedy. 7-9pm.

Every Saturday from 11-2pm Sunnyside Mercantile has a booth at Winston Junction Market in Industry Hill. Stop by for a wide variety of products including clothing, gifts, produce, food and drinks. For details visit:


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
Did you know you can help support the DADA First Friday Gallery Hop just by shopping? Shop Amazon Smile instead of Amazon and Amazon Smile will donate a percentage of your purchase to the non profit of your choice. Make sure to select Downtown Arts Distrrict Association. For more details click here

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
Kindred Spirits - 537 N. Trade Street - June 2018
Walter Robbs,Callahan & Pierce Architects, PA  -  530 N. Trade Street - May 2019
Artworks Gallery - 564 N. Trade Street - June 2019
The Other Half in the Arts District - 560 N. Trade Street - November 2018
Trade Street Investors, LLC - 530 N. Trade Street - June 2018
Opperman Architects - 539 N. Trade Street - June 2018
Visual Index - 562 N. Trade Street - July 2018
Salem Organic Supply - 545 N. Trade Street Suite 106 - March 2019
Imagine Flowers - 560 N. Trade Street - March 2019

600 Block N Trade
North Trade Street Arts Center - 604-A N. Trade Street - January 2019
Downtown Arts District Association - 604-A N. Trade Street - January 2019
Exhibiting Artists of the LAAC @ NTSA - 604-A N. Trade Street - January 2019
Center City Frame Gallery - 608 N. Trade Street - October 2018
WTOB 980 AM - 617 N. Trade Street - January 2019 
Wildlight Wellness Collective - 612 N. Trade Street - September 2018
Woodland Moth Visual & Performing Arts - PO Box 487, Lewisville - January 2019
Anne's Books and Papers - 629 N. Trade Street ( Upstairs ) - October 2018
Art Connections - 629 N. Trade Street - October 2018
DT Arts Collective - 604-A N. Trade Street - February 2019
Itinerant Arts - 629 N. Trade Street ( Inside Art Connections ) - March 2019
Eyes on Trade - 604-B N. Trade Street - June 2019

700 Block N Trade
Black Mountain Chocolate - 732 N. Trade Street - August 2018
Alloy Magnetic - 801 N. Trade Street - September 2018
Fiddlin' Fish Brewing Co. - 772 N. Trade Street - August 2018 
Gallery VI - 717- N. Trade Street - January 2019
Sunnyside Mercantile - 724 N. Trade Street - February 2019

Sixth Street
Steele Group Architects - 217 W. Sixth Street - February 2019
16/6 Sixteen over Six Studios - 213 W. Sixth Street - June 2018
Delurk Gallery - 207 W. Sixth Street - January 2019
Studio 7 & The McNeely Gallery - 204 W. Sixth Street - January 2019
O'Kelly Design Studio - 213 W. Sixth Street - June 2018 

Seventh Street
ARTC Theatre - 110 W. Seventh Street - September 2018
Just Desserts - 110 W. Seventh Street - September 2018

Liberty Street
Liberty Arts Coffee House - 526 N Liberty Street - June 2018
Artist On Liberty ( AOL ) - 521 N Liberty Street - June 2018
The Rusty Bumper Ice Cream Shop - 521 N Liberty Street - June 2018
The UPS Store - 550 N Liberty Street - May 2019
Muse Scenic Studio - 522 and 524 N Liberty Street - June 2018
Yodi International - 513 N Liberty Street - August 2018

DADA Business Members
Animal Ark Veterinary - 3515 Lawrence Street, Clemmons - July 2018
United Way of Forsyth County - 301 N Main Street Suite 1700 - July 2018
Sierra Club Foothills Group - Winston Salem - June 2018
Wise Man Brewing - 826 Angelo Bros Ave - July 2018
Brightleaf Books - 227 W Fifth Street - July 2018
634 W. Fourth Street #110 - January 2019
Irvin Roberts Salon & Day Spa - 3505 Lawrence Street, Clemmons - January 2019
Triad ECOadventures - 176 YWCA Way - January 2019
Way Up Digital Media - PO Box 21461 - July 2018
Bike Patrol of the WS Police Dept - January 2019
City of Winston Salem - March 2018
Yes Weekly - January 2019
Downtown Winston Salem Partnership - January 2019
Allison Hutchins Art & Photography - January 2019
Winston Salem Dash - March 2019 
Winston Salem Marriott - June 2019
Wings-N-Fins Food Truck - June 2018
The Karma Crew - August 2018
Bingo Bango Beverage Company - September 2018
The Benton Convention Center - October 2018
Rachael Fern Photography - October 2018
Alzheimers Walk Committee - August 2018
Tealdrops - August 2018
Stained Glass Music/Andrea Templon - September 2018
Shell Island Company - February 2019
Spring Theatre - April 2019
Piedmont Opera and Winston Salem Youth Chorus - June 2019
The Arts Council of WS/FC - June 2019

DADA Individual Members
Jerome K. Hughes - July 2018
Margaret Webster-Shapiro/Green Shelf Studio - January 2019
Hannah Albertson - January 2019
Melanie Troutman-Williams ( Sixteen over Six ) - January 2019
Beth Murray ( North Trade Street Arts Center/Sixteen over Six ) - January 2019
Bussie Kehoe ( North Trade Street Arts Center/Sixteen over Six ) - March 2018
Linda Lindsly - April 2019
Dorothy Sweet ( North Trade Street Arts Center ) - June 2018
Tabitha Falcone ( Sunnyside Mercantile ) - June 2018
Milo Wright - Emeritus/Sponsor ( North Trade Street Arts Center ) - January 2019
Lisa Hendron - October 2018
Daniel Snipes - July 2018
Tanha Patel - July 2018
Rick Jones ( North Trade Street Arts Center ) - January 2019
Nancy Smith ( North Trade Street Arts Center ) - January 2019
Holli Conger/Holli Conger Studio ( North Trade Street Arts Center ) - January 2019

Jennifer Robinson Smith - October 2018
Anne Murray - January 2019
Bowman Gray IV - January 2019
Diane Nations - February 2019
David Sell - February 2019
Delilah Tatum - March 2019
Monica Cecil - April 2019
Bill Hoffman - April 2019
Kevin McCarthy - May 2019
Alton Rumfelt - May 2019
Walker Conger - June 2019
Eric Marks - June 2019
Mona Wu - June 2019

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