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1st Annual Theatre Hop

DADA First Friday Gallery Hop
August 2, 2019 7-10 PM  

500 & 600 blocks of Trade & Sixth Streets Blocked
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The Downtown Arts District Association (DADA) in recognition of the biannual “Black Theatre Festival” and in honor of one of our 2019 Sponsors “The ARTC Theatre” and DADA Members “Spring Theatre” and “Piedmont Opera” presents the August installment of The DADA 1st Friday Gallery Hop - “Theatre Hop!” 

FEATURED EXHIBITION: The DADA Members Gallery at North Trade Street Arts - 604-A N Trade st - presents the DADA Members sumner Exhibition “EMOTE”

The 600 block of Trade is also excited to host local high school students who will transform a Trade Street parking space into a pop up park during this month's gallery hop! Track the progress beginning July 29-August 2 on Facebook and Instagram: #popupws 

The 600 block of Trade will also host our growing collection of photo stations, street chalk for you to create your own masterpiece, hula hoops and bubbles. 

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.


August 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 August 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, Yes! Weekly and WTOB

August Featured DADA Member
Visual Index
Steele Group Architects (SGA) Art Studio is excited to present
"Colors of My Ancestors" featuring abstract paintings by Norton Barnhill.
The Winston-Salem artist transfers his emotions and memories to the canvas through the use of layered texture and color.


The art will be on display and available for purchase during the DADA First Friday Gallery Hop August 2nd, from 7:00pm-10:00pm and during normal business hours through the end of the month.

Contact information and hours: Steele Group Architects Art Studio
217 West Sixth Street Winston-Salem, NC 27101 336.734.2003 Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:30pm
 First Fridays 7:00pm-10:00pm
Artworks Presents
Lea Lackey-Zachmann, "Trees and garden Beings" and Diane Nations, "Under the Influence of Jung"

July 28, 2019 - August 31, 2019
Gallery Hop: Friday, August 2, 2019, 7-10 pm
Opening Reception: Sunday, August 11, 2-4 pm 


Studio 7, 204 W 6th St, will be hosting artist CK Thompson during the month of August. Thompson's art expresses emotions and tells a story. Her use of mixed media combines fine art skills and graffiti. Opening August 2, for DADA's 1st Friday Gallery Hop, the show will hang throughout the month. Studio 7 is open extended hours through August, Wednesday through Saturday from 1-6 pm, by appointment and by chance. Call 336-408-9739 or email
The DADA Gallery at North Trade Street Arts Center presents
A DADA Members Show
Featuring Artists: Walker Conger, Holli Conger, Delilah Tatum, Eric Marks, Rachel Scott, Barbara Rizza Mellin, Alton Rumfelt, Anne Murray, Linda Lindsly, Allison Hutchins

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

The McNeely Pop Up Gallery (inside ARTC Theatre, 110 W 7th St), will host artist Tammy Willard (#earth_and_ink_nc) painting live at the theatre on August 2, beginning at 7 pm, during the DADA 1st Friday Gallery Hop. Weather permitting, she will be painting a new mural on the side of the theatre. The mural will provide new photo opportunities for visitors. In case of rain, she will be located inside the theatre. Stop by and say, "Hey!"

Live on street performance from two of the best! Spring Theatre will be bringing Erinn Dearth, Founder, and Dan Beckmann, Artistic Director, to the August Gallery Hop to preview Spring Theatre’s upcoming show Duet. Duet is a lop-sided romp through the long and storied history of the musical theatre twosome. If you love the preview—and you know you will—then we encourage you to buy tickets to the show: or 336-747-1414. Show dates are August 20 and 21, 2019, and the venue is the new Reynolds Place Theatre located at 251 Spruce Street North in Winston-Salem.
Anne Murray, specializing in bookbinding, papermaking, marbling, and book repair, will be demonstrating marbling with acrylic paints. Marbling involves floating pigments on water and creating design with a variety of tools and methods. Visitors will have an opportunity to participate, transforming a blank sheet of paper into a work of art suitable for a variety of artistic purposes. Demo will be in parking lot at 629 N. Trade Street (7 - 9 pm)
First Friday Gallery Hop and Print Sale! Bowman Gray will be at gallery VI
from 6-9pm with selected prints for sale. At $150 each, they are far less expensive than his actual metal images.. It will be a long time before he does a print run like this again, so if you've been considering it, now is the time. 

The 600 block of Trade is excited to host local high school students who will transform a Trade Street parking space into a pop up park  during this month's gallery hop! Track the progress beginning July 29-August 2 on Facebook and Instagram: #popupws 
Join us as we celebrate two years in business. See how you've helped us grow from just a handful of artists to full representation of all 50 states. This event will coincide with August First Friday Gallery Hop and we will be celebrating with cookies from Camino Bakery.
Sayso Coffee will be outside of North Trade Street Arts Center ( Inside for inclement weather ), serving up your caffeine fix during the Hop.We're a mobile espresso bar proudly serving Black and White Coffee Roasters in Winston-Salem, NC.
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
DADA is proud to partner with the Downtown Winston Salem Marriott and The Historic Brookstown Inn for the DADA 1st Friday Gallery Hop.

Plan a Winston Salem Art Weekend Getaway or even a Gallery Hop Date Night and enjoy a discounted rate for selected Gallery Hop dates.

For more information or to check availability visit the DADA 1st Friday Getaway Page

Save the Date for these upcoming DADA Member Events
From Pawns to Kings
A Staged Reading
Thursday, August 1 at 7:30 pm
ARTC Theatre – 110 W 7th Street
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
FREE to the public – Doors open at 7 pm
Based on the book From Pawns to Kings by Eugene Brown, join us for the first public reading of Brown’s new play. Eugene Brown is a North Carolina author and playwright, whose book is the basis of the movie “The Life of a King,” starring Cuba Gooding, Jr. His motivational Ted Talk and his “Think B4U Move” program have helped many at-risk youths turn their lives around. He relates the game of chess to life. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the man behind the book, play and movie. Eugene Brown will be signing his book and talking with attendees on August 1. He will also be at Studio 7 and in the Downtown Arts District the week of July 27-August 2 playing chess with those who wish to challenge the CHESSMAN.
Daybreak Writer's Workshop at Sunnyside Mercantile every Thursday from 6-7pm. Free and open to public. Poetry for all ages.
The Alamance Repertory Theatre Company presents The Wild Women of Winedale at ARTC Theatre on August 23 and 24 at 7:30 pm and August 25 at 3 pm. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors/students, and can be bought at, or at the door. The door opens 30 minutes before the show. This comedy focuses on the three Wild women at crossroads in their lives. The feisty and fun-loving trio has supported each other through life's highs and lows for years. Fanny's turning 60, Willa's stressing over her job, and sister-in-law Johnnie Faye's losing her house show the ladies that it's never too late to follow another one of life's paths for a grand new adventure. ARTC Theatre ~ 110 W 7th Street ~ 336-408-9739

 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
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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
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 2019
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 2019
Alloy Magnetic - 801 N. Trade Street - September 2018
Fiddlin' Fish Brewing Co. - 772 N. Trade Street - August 2019
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
Wise Man Brewing - 826 Angelo Bros Ave - 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 2019
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
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
Taste Jamaica Food Truck - July 2019
Summerless Art - July 2019
The Historic Brookstown Inn - July 2019

DADA Individual Members
Margaret Webster-Shapiro/Green Shelf Studio - January 2019
Hannah Albertson - January 2019
Melanie Troutman-Williams ( Sixteen over Six ) - January 2019
Beth Murray ( Sixteen over Six ) - January 2019
Bussie Kehoe ( Sixteen over Six ) - March 2019
Linda Lindsly - April 2019
Dorothy Sweet ( North Trade Street Arts Center ) - June 2019
Milo Wright - Emeritus/Sponsor ( North Trade Street Arts Center ) - January 2019
Lisa Hendron - October 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
Ed Koos - July 2019

Barbara Rizza Mellin - July 2019
Mitchell Moxley - July 2019

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