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Musical Stew

DADA First Friday Gallery Hop
March 6, 2020 7-10 PM  

500 & 600 blocks of Trade & Sixth Streets will be Blocked
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DADA’s 1st Friday Gallery Hop is ready fill the streets of The Winston-Salem Downtown Arts District as we celebrate with a “Musical Stew” of small performances spiced with unique gallery exhibit openings. 

Listen for song to fill the district with musical performances at locations including: North Trade Street Arts, Studio 7, ARTC Theatre, Liberty Arts Coffee House, Fiddlin' Fish and  DADA's newest member - King Classic Bakery.

Check out our BRAND NEW "DADA Members Gallery @ King Classic Bakery" and enjoy musical entertainment during the opening from 7-8:30 with Nick Branecome. Get a free cup of coffee with any bakery purchase at King Classic during the Hop! 

Traveling to the Gallery Hop from out of town?! Visit for schedules, hop map, travel information and our “DADA 1st Friday Gallery Hop” Weekend Getaway Package with the Marriott and Brookstown Inn! 

Need complete info on the organization? want to join DADA or help us keep the Arts alive by donating? Visit

We would like to thank our 2020 “DADA 1st Friday Gallery Hop SPONSORS: The City if Winston-Salem, The Arts Council of W-S/FC, Mast General Store, ARTC Theatre and our newest sponsor Parsec Financial Wealth Management! 

Entertainment Schedule during March Hop: 

King Classic Bakery - Nick Branecome 7-8:30pm

North Trade Street Arts - Pop/Rock Folk AURA3 - sets from their catalog at 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30pm

Studio 7 - Bethany Cotherne Piano Studio - 7pm until

ARTC Theatre - 7pm s/s Abby Catoe, 7:30 s/s Morgan McPherson 8:45 - Indie Rock with MY BLACK FRIEND

Fiddlin’ Fish - 7:30 - 10:30 - Camel City Blues

Liberty Arts Coffee House - Live music 7pm until...


March 2020 Hop Schedule

6PM - Streets close from 5th to 7th street and Cherry to Liberty

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

10:30 PM - Streets reopen for 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 March 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 City of Winston Salem, The Arts Council of W-S/FC, Parsec Financial Wealth Management
Mast General Store and the ARTC Theatre 
 Advertising sponsors, Yes! Weekly and WTOB

Steele Group Architects (SGA) Art Studio presents "Architecture of Longing" featuring charcoal drawings, paintings, and cast iron sculptures by Jennifer Wynn O'Kelly. The various works are on display and available for purchase during normal business hours with an opening reception during the DADA First Friday Gallery Hop on March 6th, 7pm-10pm.

 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
Barbara Rizza Mellin, Freewheelin’
Wiley Akers, The Dream of the Planet
 Owens Daniels, American Gothic HB2

Exhibition dates: March 1 – 28, 2020
RECEPTION: Gallery Hop: Friday, March 6, 7 - 10 pm

Barbara Rizza Mellin brings her Freewheelin’ series to Winston Salem. 
Freewheeling verb [ no obj.] “to ride a bicycle with the pedals at rest, especially downhill - (usu. as adj. freewheeling) act without concern for rules, conventions, or the consequences of one’s actions.


Mellin explains, “Each work of art in this series is a collage of 4” x 4” photographic images of a 4” x 4” hand-pressed linoleum block print. The pattern of the original print is a quarter-circle segment of a bicycle wheel. It is something known to most viewers, yet seems, in this fragmented form, to take on a life of its own. The basic shape becomes somewhat lost, as the parts succumb to the whole. Together, the works explore a few simple concepts of pattern and variation, possibilities, and the ‘power of one’. The resulting collages may be symmetrical or truly “freewheeling.” Sometimes a completed wheel forms the center; other times the wheel/spoke reference is almost lost entirely. 

Wiley Akers’ exhibition, The Dream of the Planet, raises questions in the viewers’ mind about how we have been domesticated through beliefs that come from the social-cultural conditioning. From birth, the family impresses on the child a name, what the family believes, and what is acceptable and unacceptable. The educational system further influences the child; the adolescent seeks to be accepted by the community by internalizing or rejecting its values.

There is a role to play after getting a job. At home, many switch on the news and may attend social gatherings where conversations could include the media, the economy, sports or failures, and successes of their peers. Collective goals could be to make as much money as possible - to have nice clothes, fancy car, comfortable home, attractive partner, and on and on, without one thought of why, what, or how of their personal existence. Akers does this by using unrelated photographic images from internet sources and a projector to integrate two or more images. He uses stencils, spray paint with paint and brushes.

Owens Daniels, America Gothic HB2, uses photography as a means to communicate and express an interpretation of the world around him. Daniels work is a voice freely speaking to the issues of the day: their reflections and impact, as well as their influences on our culture and communities. His camera is to open to unexplored spaces between the subject matter and artist, a world of interesting people, relationships, opportunities, experiences, and life’s little stories that the viewer, subjects shared. 

Daniels’ choice of subject matter (people) comes from a place of intuition and is fueled by an impetuous desire to partake in the stories of interesting people and how their lives have unfolded, for photographs embodied with symbolism have the power to evoke memories and suggest a sense of place & time.
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

TAPESTRIES - fiber work by Maggie Rose Brindley will hang in the McNeely Gallery through March 28. Hand- dyed and handwoven portraits and hangings demonstrate Maggie's varied weaving skills.

Music on March 6 provided by the piano students at Bethany Cothern Piano Studio. Music begins at 7 pm. Visit Studio 7 on March 12 for DADA's 2nd Thursday and receive 10% off any purchase, plus create your own button for free. Studio 7 will be open from 6-8 pm for your shopping and creative pleasure.Studio 7 is open Thursday thru Saturday from noon until 5 pm, by chance and by appointment. Call 336-408-9739 for more information or visit us at

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

with live music by Aura 3

Also located inside North Trade Street Arts Center
The Exhibiting Artists of the DT Arts Collective
( Linda Lindsly, Margaret Webster Shapiro, Monica Cecil )
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

Moji Coffee Will be open for the hop! 

Nonprofit, full service Coffee Shop employing differently abled baristas who make a great cuppa joe.
Visual Index will be open for the DADA First Friday Gallery Hop. Stop in and say Hi!

ARTC Theatre Presents
Britt Cannino Stone - Stone Age Art: THE WOMAN & THE BRUSH.
Opening March 6 at the McNeely Pop Up Gallery (inside ARTC Theatre)

Representing herself as the artist but more so recognizing the paintings, with their brush strokes and the stories behind the paintings as it relates to the struggles women have: Red rock girl: finding ones way in a lonely place; Mirror Mirror: the negative and heartbreaking relationships we have with our bodies; Swan: the gracefulness expected of us; and Perch: the weight of searching for freedom.

Exhibit open during all ARTC events in March and by appointment. Call 336-408-9739 to schedule your private showing of this amazing work. ARTC Theatre

ARTC Theatre celebrates "Musical Stew and Small Performances" at the DADA 1st Friday Gallery Hop on March 6 with a night of free music (donations accepted).

Opening at 7 pm - Guitar artist Abby Catoe will entertain with her original music.

7:30 - Morgan McPherson, composer and singer, will share some of her new works.

8:45 - MY BLACK FRIEND, and Indie style rock band, will entertain guests until the Gallery Hop ends at 10 pm.

The DADA 1st Friday Gallery Hop would Like to Welcome Parsec Financial Wealth Management as a sponsor for the 2020 DADA 1st Gallery Hop season!
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
Welcome New and Returning DADA Members!
Parsec Financial Wealth Management, King Classic Bakery, Bonsai Truck, 

Save the Date for these upcoming DADA Member Events
Friday March 20, 2020 at 7pm

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 March 12, 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
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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
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
King Classic Bakery - 533 N. Trade Street - February 2020

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 2020
Itinerant Arts - 629 N. Trade Street ( Inside Art Connections ) - March 2019
Eyes on Trade - 604-B N. Trade Street - June 2020
Gifted Gallery 2 Art Studio - 619 N. Trade Street - September 2019
PAZ Studios - 633 N. Trade Street - October 2019
Moji Coffee & More - 690 N. Trade Street - January 2020

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
Parsec Financial Wealth Management - February 2020
Bonsai Truck - March 2020

DADA Individual Members
Margaret Webster-Shapiro/Green Shelf Studio - January 2020
Hannah Albertson - January 2019
Melanie Troutman-Williams ( Sixteen over Six ) - January 2020
Bussie Kehoe ( Sixteen over Six ) - March 2019
Linda Lindsly ( North Trade Street Arts Center )- April 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
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
DaVonne Myers - January 2020

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