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Fall Into the Arts
Drifting by DADA Artist, Barbara Rizza Mellin 

DADA First Friday Gallery Hop
October 4, 2019 7-10 PM  

500 & 600 blocks of Trade & Sixth Streets Blocked
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The Downtown Arts District Association (DADA) presents the October installment of the “DADA 1st Friday Gallery Hop - Fall into the Arts on October 4 from 7-10 pm. 

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

Featured Exhibitions: The DADA Members Gallery at North Trade Street Arts - 604-A N Trade st - presents " Naturally " the DADA Members Fall Exhibition 

DADA Members Gallery  at The Benton has also installed a new exhibition of juried works that will hang through November. Artists Included in the exhibit are: Holli Conger, Walker Conger, Rick Jones, Allison Hutchins, Jennifer O’Kelley. 

Studio 7 on Sixth Street will also present a nature inspired show and asks the public to attend and vote for their favorite work of art as “people’s choice.” Ribbons will be awarded just prior to the 10pm close of the Hop. 

The 600 block of Trade presents our growing collection of photo stations, street chalk for you to create your own masterpiece, hula hoops and bubbles. Girl Scout “Multi Troop” will have an October Make & Take activities for the family. 


October 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

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 October 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

October Featured DADA Member
Jennifer Robinson Smith
Steele Group Architects (SGA) Art Studio is pleased to host various art by Marlow Sherrill & Tylin Conner. The artists, both students at Salem College, present a mixed media exhibit featuring painting, collage, and textile works. Marlow Sherrill creates mixed media portraits, collages, and practices embroidery and tapestry weaving. Inspired by traditional women’s craft, her work focuses on the relationships women make with the world and with each other.

Tylin Conner finds working in acrylic painting, intaglio printmaking, colored pencil, and charcoal award her the most control. Her subject matter often comes from key points in her reflections paired with historical allegories in form and position.

The art is on display and available for purchase during the DADA First Friday Gallery Hop October 4th, from 7:00pm-10:00pm, and during normal business hours until October 25th. 

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 Gallery Presents
Mike Foley Pop Art Portraits

October 4 – August 31, 2019
Gallery Hop: Friday, October 4, 7 - 10 pm
Because selfies aren’t everything. 

This is a return to a time and place when someone took your picture or painted you in a pop art kind of way...

Making faces.

That’s what this show is all about.

If you might find ROCK STARS IN JARS interesting, this show’s for you!
Mike Foley’s work also includes portraits from his Winston-Salem Portrait Project proposal, MY 90 YEAR-OLD GIRLFRIENDS (Earline King is one of two) and SAM THE DOT MAN..

FAVORITES are Maya Angelou; Batman and Robin; Hitchcock and SantaChrist. Pets with Betty Davis eyes and Mick Jagger lips also make an appearance.

Mike Foley has been making faces.
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
Gallery hours are: Wed.- Sat. 11-5 Sunday 1 - 4pm

| 564 TRADE ST WS NC |

Nature Inspired Fall Equinox show at Studio 7 Please come vote for your favorite piece in this judged show. After the October 1st Friday Gallery Hop, ribbons will be awarded to the winning pieces, and the People's Choice piece will be announced. Be a part of the process by voting for your favorite piece. 

While at Studio 7, let us know what you think about our new Spirit Space. We are growing and expanding our selection of goods. Items in the Spirit Space are handmade with love for your enjoyment and use. Everything from natal charts and astrology reports, spirit candles and candle holders, and dream catchers to cosmic scrapbooks can be found in this section. Assorted art and jewelry, beer books and hand bound books, small works of art and larger wall pieces are still a part of Studio 7 and the McNeely Gallery. Come by and use your "Shop the Block" coupon for 10% off anything in Studio 7. Start your holiday shopping off with some savings!

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

Featured Artists Include
David Sell, Barbara Rizza Mellin, Jennifer Robinson Smith, Melanie Troutman-Williams, Alton Rumfelt, Rachel Scott 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

Ginny Stocker

Ginny Stocker is a pastel painter who splits her time between Winston-Salem, NC and Dover, OH. New to Winston-Salem, this is the first showcase of her work in our city of Arts and Innovation. Her style in pastel painting is reminiscent of the impressionist period with the free flow of her strokes and the manner in which she captures light in outdoor scenery. Her work just makes you feel good! Be sure to stop by for DADA's Gallery Hop on October 4th from 6-9pm to meet the artist.

Light snacks and wine curated specially by Ginny will be available as you shop and enjoy her beautiful work. If you can't make her show opening, her work will be displayed from October 3rd-30th. Lets welcome this new artist to our amazing city! Other information: We will have live spoon carving happening for Gallery Hop. You can meet our woodworkers and ask any questions about our products. We look forward to seeing you out for DADA's First Friday Gallery Hop!
Delurk Gallery Presents
New work by
Shane Brumley Ward

Opening Friday October 4, 2019
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. "
Visual Index will be open for the DADA First Friday Gallery Hop. Stop in and say Hi!
Stop by Anne's Books and Papers for a look at her beautiful hand-marbled papers and unique handmade books. Exhibit booth will be in parking lot of 629 N. Trade Street

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
Welcome New and Returning DADA Members!

O'Kelly Design Studios, 16/6, Sew Fabulous Quilts, ARTC Theatre, Fireflies Art, Aperture, Sayso Coffee, The Big Sip, The Gifted Gallery 2, Anne's Books and Papers, Jennifer Robinson Smith.

Save the Date for these upcoming DADA Member Events
"Mary, Queen of Scots" 1971
Special Screening on October 6, 2019
3:00 PM
a/perture cinemas

Vanessa Redgrave stars as Mary Stuart of Scotland, with Glenda Jackson co-starring as Queen Elizabeth I. As with the earlier Maxwell Anderson play, Mary of Scotland, the film sympathizes with Mary, and there are two fictionalized face-to-face confrontations between the two queens (who never met in real life). With this film, old-line Hollywood producer Hal Wallis continued his trademark of showcasing dynamic stars within a period milieu; the film is literally swamped with lavish Tudor decor.
Rated PG-13, 128 minutes
Tickets here.
Opera: What's All the Shouting About?

In this installment, James Allbritten will examine Donizetti’s Tudor tragedy, Maria Stuarda or Mary, Queen of Scots, leading up to Piedmont Opera’s performance of the opera in October. Donizetti is well known for his tragic Lucia di Lammermoor and his comic Elixir of Love – but English history? Mary Stuart is actually one of three operas he wrote all upon the lives of the English Queens. First, we’ll spend some time getting to know our two leading ladies, Mary, Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I, from a historical perspective. Then we’ll look at the challenges Donizetti faced, and the skill he used to turn Mary’s tragedy into his triumph. Included in the class is a ticket to the Student Night performance of Piedmont Opera’s Mary, Queen of Scots which will be conducted by your instructor!
Click here to register!
Wednesdays 10 am – noon *except where noted below:
Wed. Oct. 2, *Tuesday, Oct. 8, **Wed. Oct. 16-no morning class (class will receive a ticket the Wed. evening Student Night performance at the Stevens Center), & Wed. Oct. 23.

RUINED, a heartwarming drama about the Democratic Republic of the Congo during their civil war, will be performed Oct 4 and 5 at 7:30 pm, and Oct 6 at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $15 for adults. $12 for seniors and students. Use your ARTC Theatre coupon from your "Shop the Block" coupon book, and get in for just $10. One person per coupon. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. Tickets available at or at, as well as at the door.

La Lunch:
The Dish on Opera
October 8, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Footnote Cafe
634 W 4th St

Have lunch with James Allbritten along with members of the cast as they provide an inside look into Piedmont Opera’s “Mary, Queen of Scots.” You will enter the opera armed with knowledge about the history of the show and a behind-the-curtain look at what it takes to produce regional opera.

Call 336.725.7101 or click here to reserve your spot. Reservations are required for this event and this event does sell out quickly.

Studio 7 will also be offering a Cosmic Smashbook Workshop on October 13 from 1-6 pm, taught by Janet Holmes. The theme for this month is Halloween! Ask for more information about that class when you visit Studio 7.

Another workshop coming up in early December is making your own sacred spirit doll. Look at Janet's dolls in the Spirit Space and sign the workshop contact list at the checkout desk. Studio 7 is happy to offer classes and workshops in any artistic area. Ask about paint parties and alcohol ink workshops too.
Daybreak Writer's Workshop at Sunnyside Mercantile every Thursday from 6-7pm. Free and open to public. Poetry for all ages.
Hanesbrands presents
Student Night
at the Opera

October 16th at 7:30 PM
The Stevens Center of the UNCSA
Special tickets are available for the final dress rehearsal for every Main Stage opera. These nights are reserved specifically for students to get swept away by great music and stories - while enhancing classroom learning. These nights are open to schools, home-school groups, student community centers, college students, and more! Tickets are $5 or free if a Crosby Scholar. Chaperones are $15. Call 336.725.7101 for your tickets.
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:

Meet the Cast of Mary, Queen of Scots!

We are delighted to reveal the cast for the North Carolina professional debut of "Mary, Queen of Scots" (Maria Stuarda), which opens on Friday, October 18th at 8:00 PM and runs Sunday, October 20th at 2:00 PM and Tuesday, October 22nd at 7:30 PM at the Stevens Center of the UNCSA. Tickets are available here or call 336.725.7101.

Cast & Creative
Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland, prisoner in England:      Jodi Burns                    
Elizabeth I, Queen of England:                                          Yulia Lysenko                 
Robert, Earl of Leicester:                                                   Kirk Dougherty            
George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury:                                   Jonathan Hays               
Lord William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer:                           Dan Boye                    
Hannah Kennedy, Maria’s nurse:                                       Brennan Martinez          
Stage Director                                                                    Steven LaCosse
Designer                                                                             Howard Jones

Rocky Horror Picture Show - the movie - will be shown at ARTC Theatre on October 25 and 26 beginning at 9:00 pm. Tickets are $10.

The audience will be able to purchase a participation bag that will include everything you need to immerse yourself into the show. Only 50 participants per show, so don't wait to buy your ticket for this Halloween event. Tickets on sale at or at under ARTCRockyHorror.

Sunnyside Mercantile

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

Howl-o-Ween at Mast General Store Winston Salem
October 25, 2019 from 6-9 PM

A Halloween version of Dogs’ Night Out. Costume contest, bobbing for tennis balls, photo booth, door prizes, doggie treats, Mast doggie bandannas to the first 100 dogs. Bring your furry friend and have some Halloween fun!

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
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
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 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
Gifted Gallery 2 Art Studio - 619 N. Trade Street - September 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 - September 2019
Delurk Gallery - 207 W. Sixth Street - January 2019
Studio 7 & The McNeely Gallery - 204 W. Sixth Street - January 2020
O'Kelly Design Studio - 213 W. Sixth Street - September 2019 

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

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 - September 2019
Yodi International - 513 N Liberty Street - August 2018

DADA Business Members
Wise Man Brewing - 826 Angelo Bros Ave - August 2019
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 - July 2019
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 Benton Convention Center - October 2019
Rachael Fern Photography - October 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
Pre-K Priority - August 2019
Sew Fabulous Quilts - September 2019
The Big Sip - September 2019
Aperture - September 2019
Sayso Coffee - September 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 ( 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 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 2019
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
Mindi Lawrence Wiesler - July 2019
Mike Foley - August 2019

Fireflies Art - January 2020

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