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Wrap It Up and Say Thanks

DADA First Friday Gallery Hop
November 1, 2019 7-10 PM  

500 & 600 blocks of Trade & Sixth Streets Blocked
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The Downtown Arts District Association (DADA) presents the November installment of the “DADA 1st Friday Gallery Hop - Wrap it Up and Say Thanks on November 1, 2019 from 7-10 pm. 

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

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. 


November 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 November 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

Steele Group Architects (SGA) Art Studio is very excited to present "Abstract Paintings by Connie Dodd" featuring various works of oils and acrylics. Connie is a self-taught artist currently residing in Winston-Salem where she continues to pursue her life long love of painting. Her work has evolved from fashion illustration, wildlife illustration, and freelance graphic art to more traditional watercolor, then impressionistic style, and finally expressive abstraction. 

Dodd's work is vibrant, energetic, and colorful. The art will be on display and available for purchase from October 28th, with an opening reception during the DADA First Friday Gallery Hop November 1st, from 7:00pm-10:00pm, and during normal business hours until December 31st. 


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

James Gemma, "EXPLORING: New Directions in Abstraction"
Kimberly Varnadoe, “UNDER THE SUN: New Directions with Light”.
Exhibition dates: October 27 - November 30, 2019
Reception Sunday, November 10, 2 – 4 pm
Open for Gallery Hop: Friday, November 1, 7 - 10 pm

James Gemma recently began pursuing acrylic painting in an expressionistic, abstract manner. This exhibition represents a personal exploration of new directions for Gemma. Color and shape relationships are key, but in these approaches, Gemma strives for a free style that maintains principles of organization. The objective is not to focus on any one idea, but to find those that best realize his personal vision. The works in this exhibit are a manifestation of this experimentation.


Kimberly Varnadoe is experimenting with cyanotypes and other light based applications combined with collage and mixed media techniques. Varnadoe has worked with a focus on light throughout her artistic career and has recently explored cyanotype, pushing the boundaries of the medium and incorporating it with experience in printmaking and experimental photography. “Under the Sun” is an aspect of this recent work, as each piece in this exhibition has been created through the exposure to natural sunlight.

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 |

Sophie Van Zandt will be the featured artist in the McNeely Gallery for November. Her photography will focus on food and travels. Using light and shadows, Sophie creates stunning photos, showing her subjects off creatively. Her show will hang through November.
The DADA Gallery at North Trade Street Arts Center presents
Dragonflies and Janis Joplin
A new show by Monica Cecil

I came upon Janis Joplin sitting in a live oak tree, with a swig from her bottle and strum of her guitar she cackled and said to me: Get off yer butt and feel things, Get it while you can cause YOU KNOW it may not be here it love it hold it squeeze it breathe it like it’s the last minute of yer life.

And then she said: You know what to do! Go with Gaia, the dragonflies will guide you; change is not to be feared but embraced. And as the Nightbird took flight her trailing cackle became song... “Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose.”
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

Sean McNamara

Join us for November Gallery Hop with featured artist, Sean McNamara! Meet the artist and our woodworkers for a night of fun and kick off to the holiday season!

Sean Robert McNamara is a digital painter based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He draws inspiration from his memories of growing up in the Hudson Valley, observing the nuanced interactions between diverse cultures and aesthetics: the cosmopolitan stewarding the pastoral, the blue-collar living among the artifacts of colonial opulence, the myth of nature in a land that has been shaped by humans for millennia. Live spoon carving and floral designs will also be there for your enjoyments. Support local art!
Delurk Gallery Presents

The Little Things

Opening Friday November 1, 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!
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!

Winston Hemp Company, PAZ Studios, Levi Ison, Anne's Books and Papers, Sixth and Vine

Save the Date for these upcoming DADA Member Events

A new Coffee Shop in West end with a CBD twist

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.

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:

Coming in December - Greetings! by Tom Dudzick - A combination of a Hallmark holiday movie and the Twilight Zone, this holiday classic will leave you with a warm feeling. Back this year by popular demand. Opens Dec 6 and runs Dec 7, 8, 13, 14, and 15. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students. Available in November at or


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
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 2019
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
PAZ Studios - 633 N. Trade Street - October 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 
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

DADA Business Members
Wise Man Brewing - 826 Angelo Bros Ave - August 2019
Bookmarks - 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
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

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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