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Fall into the Arts
"Rural Delivery" by Rick Jones

DADA First Friday Gallery Hop
October 1, 2021 7-10 PM  

500 & 600 blocks of Trade & Sixth Streets will be Blocked
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Fall into the Arts with the visual and performing artists and businesses of The Downtown Arts District Association (DADA) as we present the“DADA 1st Friday Gallery Hop” October 1, from 7-10 pm. October is also our Small Performance Hop. 


Featured performances include: Spring Theatre, Three Graces Dance Troupe, AURA with special guest Allie T. 


The featured visual exhibition is the “Fall DADA Member’s Show” which includes a collection of art and craft by current DADA Members working in a number of genre. The DADA Gallery/Office @ North Trade Street Arts Center is located at 604-A N. Trade. 


A chalk art contest will also be held during the hop and sponsored by Parsec Financial Wealth Management. 


Interested artists may sign up to enter by emailing or register in person on hop day between 6:30 and 7:00 pm at the DADA Headquarters at North Trade Street Arts.

Artists may bring their own chalk. A limited number of boxes will be available.

The contest winner will receive $100 cash prize. 2nd place and honorable mention will receive a gift from DADA & sponsors.

Every DADA 1st Friday Gallery Hop includes: New Gallery Exhibition Openings, Open Studios, Shop Collection Openings and DADA business location participation throughout the Arts District.

VISITOR INFORMATION for maps, parking info, Hotel Packages, and more!

Visit our mini “Arts District Visitors Area” at North Trade Street Arts - 604-A N Trade Street, W-S, NC 27101

Want to support DADA and the DADA 1st Friday Gallery Hop? Join us or become a corporate sponsor! Visit and look under the About Us tab.

The street blocked area includes: 500 and 600 blocks of Trade and Sixth Street from Cherry to Liberty. Also included in the unblocked areas of the Hop are DADA Member locations on Liberty Street, Seventh Street, the 700 block of Trade and more. 

October 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 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!

Please observe the updated Mask requirements that went info effect for the City of Winston-Salem on August 20,2021. 


The 2021 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

Artworks Gallery Presents

Don Green, Recent Wood Sculpture
Alix Hitchcock, Opening Up
Diane Nations, Pausing Between Two Mysteries
Exhibition dates: September 26 - October 30, 2021
Reception: Sunday, October 3, 2-4pm

The recent works by Don Green from the past two or three years are all various hardwoods – cherry ,  oak, cedar, maple, magnolia, and plywood. The artist has become greatly concerned with the history of the tree from which the logs were cut, the pattern of the grain, especially at stress points where the tree was growing around branches, the expansive growth at the very base of a large tree, the knots where branches were growing off the main trunks, and the holes and rotted opening where branches had earlier been broken off or were sawed off. In a sense, Green feels like he is performing an autopsy of the remains of a noble old tree creature, thus growing in admiration for other living organisms, especially our old friends and servants: trees.

Don Green taught art for 12 years at Methodist College (University) and worked in advertising and design, and construction. Additionally, he has had many sculpture commissions throughout his career. Green holds degrees from the American Academy of Art in Chicago, a BFA from Illinois Wesleyan University, and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Green has been a member of Artworks Gallery since 1994.

Alix Hitchcock’s colorful art on paper works are gelatin monotype prints with the theme of human figures or birds as silhouette shapes in an abstracted environment of tree-like structures or forms from nature. They are created by printing on “gelatin plates” using stencils with water-based printmaking inks, some with additional hand-coloring with colored pencils. Hitchcock wants to communicate with the viewer a sense of awe in the presence of the natural world, and bring the viewer into each artwork’s composition of movement and mystery.

Alix Hitchcock received her MA in painting from New York University, and her BFA in printmaking and painting from the Univ. of NC at Greensboro. She was an Instructor in Drawing at WFU for 23 years and has also taught art at several institutions, including Salem College, UNCSA, Sawtooth Center for Visual Arts, ECU, Reynolda House Museum of American Art, and Weatherspoon Museum of Art. Alix Hitchcock was the Winston-Salem Artist of the Year in 1998 and is a founding board member of Artworks Gallery.

“Pausing Between Two Mysteries” is a collection of oil paintings, mixed media collages, along with digital collages, completed by Diane Nations between October 2019 and September 2021. Drawing inspiration from Carl Jung’s quote, “Life is a luminous pause between two mysteries that yet are one.” Nations looks to myths and archetypal images as thresholds to new dimensions of meaning and life’s interconnectedness. She is a local artist, who has exhibited in both local and national exhibitions. 
This is her third exhibition at Artworks. 


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


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

Also located inside North Trade Street Arts Center

The Exhibiting Artists of The LAAC 
Rick Jones, Allison Hutchins, Holli Conger, Nancy Smith, Megan Ingram, Marilyn Ingram 

The DADA Collective
Melanie Williams-Troutman , Barbara Rizza Mellin , Michael Isley  David Cohen , Michael (Specky) Snell , Marlene Kuser ,Tori Hagaman 

Studio 7/Fireflies

The Tea Box

Thursday - Sunday 12-5PM
Find Something Wonderful
Featured Performances 

Spring Theatre

Three Graces Dance Troupe

Aura 3 

Moji Coffee Will be open for the hop! 

Nonprofit, full service Coffee Shop employing differently abled baristas who make a great cuppa joe.
Congratulations to DADA member Visual Index!
Voted best Art Gallery in the Triad by Yes Weekly!

Welcome New and Returning DADA Members!

Salem Law, Wishbass, Lisa Strout Studios and Carmello Baker

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
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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 - January 2021
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 - January 2021
Kindred Spirits - 537 N. Trade Street - May 2021
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 2021
Downtown Arts District Association - 604-A N. Trade Street - January 2021
Exhibiting Artists of the LAAC @ NTSA - 604-A N. Trade Street - January 2021
WTOB 980 AM - 617 N. Trade Street - January 2021
Woodland Moth Visual & Performing Arts - PO Box 487, Lewisville - January 2021
DADA Collective - 604-A N. Trade Street - January 2021
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 2021
Studio 7/Fireflies - 604-A N. Trade Street - January 2021
Earth Sage - 608-A N. Trade Street - January 2021
Art Connections - January 2021

700 Block N Trade
Fiddlin' Fish Brewing Co. - 772 N. Trade Street - August 2019
Broad Branch Distillery - 756 N. Trade Street - January 2021

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 2021
O'Kelly Design Studio - 213 W. Sixth Street - September 2019 
6th and Vine - 209 W. Sixth Street - January 2021

Seventh Street
ARTC Theatre - 110 W. Seventh Street - January 2021

Liberty Street

The UPS Store - 550 N Liberty Street - May 2021
Muse Scenic Studio - 522 and 524 N Liberty Street - September 2019
Liberty Arts Coffee House - 526 N. Liberty Street - January 2021
AOL ( Artists on Liberty ) - 521 N. Liberty Street - January 2021

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
Bike Patrol of the WS Police Dept - January 2021
City of Winston Salem - January 2021
Yes Weekly - January 2021
Downtown Winston Salem Partnership - January 2021
Allison Hutchins Art & Photography - January 2021
Winston Salem Dash - March 2021
Winston Salem Marriott - June 2021
The Benton Convention Center - October 2020
Spring Theatre - January 2021
Piedmont Opera and Winston Salem Youth Chorus - June 2019
The Arts Council of WS/FC - June 2021
Taste Jamaica Food Truck - June 2021
The Historic Brookstown Inn - July 2021
Piedmont Wind Symphony - December 2019
Parsec Financial Wealth Management - February 2020
Theatre Alliance - January 2021
Tromploy - May 2021
Cheryl Powell Studio - May 2021
Carmello Baker - July 2021
Lisa Strout Studios - July 2021
Salem Law - June 2021
Wishbass - August 2021

DADA Individual Members
Margaret Webster-Shapiro/Green Shelf Studio - January 2021
Melanie Troutman-Williams ( Sixteen over Six ) - January 2021
Milo Wright - Emeritus/Sponsor ( North Trade Street Arts Center ) - January 2021
Rick Jones ( North Trade Street Arts Center ) - January 2021
Nancy Smith ( North Trade Street Arts Center ) - January 2021
Holli Conger/Holli Conger Studio ( North Trade Street Arts Center ) - January 2021

Bowman Gray IV - January 2021
David Sell - February 2021
Alton Rumfelt - January 2021
Walker Conger - June 2021
Ed Koos - July 2019

Barbara Rizza Mellin - July 2021
Fireflies Art - January 2021
DaVonne Myers - January 2020
Specky - January 2021
Marlene Kuser - January 2021
Tori Hagaman - January 2021
Michael Isley - January 2021
David Cohen - January 2021
Bonnie Brown - January 2021
Susan Dobyns January 2021
Denise Warheit - January 2021
Gay Poteet - January 2021
Bonnie Heffers - January 2021

Chase Ferrell - January 2021

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