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5 Minute Film Festival Hop

DADA First Friday Gallery Hop
January 3, 2020 7-10 PM  

500 & 600 blocks of Trade & Sixth Streets will NOT be Blocked
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The Downtown Arts District Association (DADA) presents the January installment of the “DADA 1st Friday Gallery Hop onJanuary 3, 2020 from 7-10 pm. 

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


January 2020 Hop Schedule

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

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 January 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 2020 DADA First Friday Gallery Hop is sponsored in part by
 The Arts Council of W-S/FC,, The City of Winston Salem, Mast General Store and the ARTC Theatre 
 Advertising sponsors, Yes! Weekly and WTOB

DADA would like to announce the winner of best overall film in our 5 Minute Film Fest, “ Happy” by Walker Conger

Congratulations Walker!

Upcoming DADA 1st Friday Gallery Hop Schedule for 2020
January 3  - 5 Minute Film Fest
February 7 - Put your Heart in the Arts District || One Act Plays
March 6 - Musical Stew & Small Performances 
April 3 - All Things Spring
May 1 - We're All A Little Mad Here || 5th Annual Alice in Wonderland Hop
June 5 - Across the Universe
July 3 - Summer is Here || 5th Annual Trade Street Beach
August 7 - Dancing in the Street
September 4 - Literary Hop || A Hop for the Written and Spoken Word
October 2 - A Medieval Affair ( October 3 from Noon Until )
October 31 - Trick or Treat in the Arts District 12PM - 5PM
November 6 - Wrap it Up and Say Thanks
December 4 - Look Forward and Travel Back || Holiday Hop and Shop


Studio 7 welcomes in the new year with 2020 - The Year of the Woman. This all women show displays work that empowers the artists and inspires them to create. Singer songwriter, Rebecca Reel, will play her songs relating to the women's cause. Opening reception at DADA's 1st Friday Gallery Hop. Open Thursday - Saturday from noon to 5 pm, by appointment, and by chance. Studio 7 also has 3 studio spaces available for rent for $200 per month. Spaces won't last long, so hurry to pick your spot. Call Marsha at 336-408-9739 for more information.

336-408-9739 or Visit us on Facebook (studio7ws) and at
The DADA Gallery at North Trade Street Arts Center presents

A DADA Members Show

Featuring the Art of David Sell, Barbara Rizza Mellin and 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
We would like to thank everyone who submitted to the DADA First Friday Logo Contest! 

We are entering into our 22nd year of the DADA First Friday Gallery hop and are excited to have an official logo.

Visual Index will be open for the DADA First Friday Gallery Hop. Stop in and say Hi!
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
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
We would Like to thank our 2019 Sponsors for all your support and a great year!

Congratulations to Eye's on Trade for winning the annual DADA Holiday Window Decorating contest! Your 2020 membership is on us!
Welcome New and Returning DADA Members!
The Piedmont Wind Symphony and Joseph K Oppermann Architect

Save the Date for these upcoming DADA Member Events
Artworks Gallery presents:
“Ed and Mitzi Exhibit and Silent Auction”
In Honor of Ed and Mitzi Shewmake,
Longtime Educators and Artists of Winston-Salem
Exhibition dates: January 8 – February 1, 2020
Closing Reception and Final Bidding/Auction:
Saturday, February 1, 1:30 – 4:00 pm. Bidding ending at 3:00 pm

The Downtown Arts District Association is enlisting the aid of Mr. Darcy & Miss Bennett for a fabulous evening of classic film, wine, sweets & a fundraiser.

Our feature film is the classic “Pride and Prejudice” starring Sir Laurence Olivier and Greer Garson. The winning film from DADA’s 5 minute film festival, “Happy”, by Walker Conger, will also be screened as the featurette.

With your donation of $10, participants will receive entry to the event plus a chance to win an item gifted to our DADA fundraiser. Current items include: A night’s accommodation at one of our partner hotels, a Dinner for two, Art & Craft items from DADA Artist Members, Theatre Tickets from The ARTC Theatre, Imagine Flowers, and more TBA!

Earl Gray, wine by the glass, sweets & desserts and additional concessions will be available for sale during the event.

Attendees are encouraged to put their best foot forward. We hope Miss Austin will approve.

2nd Thursday with DADA and Sixth and Vine January 9, 2020

We are thrilled to announce that 6th and Vine has joined DADA and will be our OFFICIAL RESTAURANT for 2nd Thursday’s! 6th and Vine will have wine specials on Thursdays and soooo.... we are going to emphasize Demos and Discounts and staying open late until 8pm (at least)!

2nd Thursdays is a no streets blocked & no OUTSIDE vendors ... except for locations that host a guest INSIDE their shop/studio/gallery!

Want to participate? Write to DADA at

Sunnyside Mercantile

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

Daybreak Writer's Workshop at Sunnyside Mercantile every Thursday from 6-7pm. Free and open to public. Poetry for all ages.
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:


A new Coffee Shop in West end with a CBD twist

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
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 - December 2019
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
Kindred Spirits - 537 N. Trade Street - August 2019
The B String - 560 N. Trade Street - May 2019

600 Block N Trade
North Trade Street Arts Center - 604-A N. Trade Street - January 2020
Downtown Arts District Association - 604-A N. Trade Street - January 2020
Exhibiting Artists of the LAAC @ NTSA - 604-A N. Trade Street - January 2020
WTOB 980 AM - 617 N. Trade Street - January 2020 
Woodland Moth Visual & Performing Arts - PO Box 487, Lewisville - January 2020
Anne's Books and Papers - 629 N. Trade Street ( Upstairs ) - October 2019
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
Gifted Gallery 2 Art Studio - 619 N. Trade Street - September 2019
PAZ Studios - 633 N. Trade Street - October 2019

700 Block N Trade
Black Mountain Chocolate - 732 N. Trade Street - August 2019
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 - September 2019
Delurk Gallery - 207 W. Sixth Street - January 2020
Studio 7 & The McNeely Gallery - 204 W. Sixth Street - January 2020
O'Kelly Design Studio - 213 W. Sixth Street - September 2019 
6th and Vine - 209 W. Sixth Street - October 2019

Seventh Street
ARTC Theatre - 110 W. Seventh Street - January 2020

Liberty Street

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

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
Way Up Digital Media - PO Box 21461 - July 2019
Bike Patrol of the WS Police Dept - January 2020
City of Winston Salem - July 2019
Yes Weekly - January 2020
Downtown Winston Salem Partnership - January 2020
Allison Hutchins Art & Photography - January 2020
Winston Salem Dash - March 2019 
Winston Salem Marriott - June 2019
The Benton Convention Center - October 2019
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
Pre-K Priority - August 2019
Sew Fabulous Quilts - September 2019
The Big Sip - September 2019
Aperture - September 2019
Sayso Coffee - September 2019
Winston Hemp Company - October 2019
Levi Ison - October 2019
Piedmont Wind Symphony - December 2019

DADA Individual Members
Margaret Webster-Shapiro/Green Shelf Studio - January 2020
Hannah Albertson - January 2019
Melanie Troutman-Williams ( Sixteen over Six ) - January 2020
Beth Murray ( Sixteen over Six ) - January 2019
Bussie Kehoe ( Sixteen over Six ) - March 2019
Linda Lindsly ( North Trade Street Arts Center )- April 2019
Dorothy Sweet ( North Trade Street Arts Center ) - June 2019
Milo Wright - Emeritus/Sponsor ( North Trade Street Arts Center ) - January 2020
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 2019
Anne Murray - January 2019
Bowman Gray IV - January 2020
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
Mindi Lawrence Wiesler - July 2019
Mike Foley - August 2019

Fireflies Art - January 2020

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