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We're All A Little Mad Here

"The Path to Wonderland" by Allison Hutchins

DADA First Friday Gallery Hop
May 7, 2021 7-10 PM  

500 & 600 blocks of Trade & Sixth Streets will be Blocked
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Follow the White Rabbit as we all go "Through the Looking Glass" as The Downtown Arts District Association presents our 5th annual “Alice in Wonderland” themed hop on Friday, May 7, 2021, 7-10 PM in The W-S Downtown Arts District.

“We’re all a little Mad Here” so put on your craziest hat (& mask) and join in the camaraderie! Get your photo taken at DADA Headquarters and vie for a prize in our HAT contest! The winner will be featured on DADA social media & will win a print from our selected artist for the May Hop! 
Stop by the DADA Office/Gallery at North Trade Street Arts for a MAD TEA PARTY with your favorite characters, find your favorite baked item and have a cup of Earl Grey.

Featured in the DADA Members Gallery is the title show "Through the Looking Glass",  a series of Alice in Wonderland themed works by artist Allison Hutchins. Also included in the show will be “Mad Hats & Fascinators” & Jewelry. 

SEVERAL NEW additions to our growing collection of "Head in the Hole" photo stations, Standees, and sidewalk chalk will be set up for family fun. 

Visit your favorite galleries & businesses to kick off the gallery hop season. Pick up a 2021 Gallery Guide at any of the participating DADA Member Galleries, visit them all and get your card stamped. A drawing for door prizes will be held at the end of each hop with a Grand Prize awarded in December from all those participating during the 2021 hop series! 

Release your inner Alice and join us in the Downtown Arts District!
It's the May installment of the “DADA 1st Friday Gallery Hop” and you're invited. Don't be late! 

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. 

Guests to the hop are asked to continue wearing masks until the requirement is lifted. 

May 2021 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 May 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

Artworks Gallery Presents

“Moving Through” and “Flow”

Part of a series entitled “WAYFINDING “ about the internal journey through the pandemic.

Exhibition dates: May 7- June, 2021
May Gallery Hours: Friday 12-3 Saturday 11-5 Sunday 1-4
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
Through the Looking Glass

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

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!

Welcome New and Returning DADA Members!

Bowman Gray, Art Connections, ARTC Theatre, Earth -Sage LLC, Spring Theatre, Theatre Alliance, Moji Coffee + More, Imagine Flowers & Gifts, Broad Branch Distillery, Barbara Rizza Mellin, Melanie Troutman Williams, Specky,, Marlene Kuser, Tori Hagaman, Michael Isley, David Cohen, Bonnie Brown, Susan Dobyns, Denise Warheit, Gay Poteet, Bonnie Heffers, Chase Ferrell, Julie Sennema
ARTC Theatre, the only live theatre in the Downtown Arts District, presents Savannah Sipping Society, a Jones Hope Wooten comedy opening May 14, 2021.  After over a year of Covid-19 mandated closure, ARTC Theatre welcomes our friends back to our theatre located at 110 West 7th Street in downtown Winston-Salem. We have made some changes, so come check us out!

Savannah Sipping Society is a laugh-a-minute comedy about 4 unique Southern women, all needing to "rev up" their lives in their middle-age years. Divorced, widowed, fired and seeking that "special place," these four hilarious ladies joke their way into your hearts. You will laugh out loud at their antics and, just maybe, learn something about yourself along the way.

Savannah Sipping Society runs May 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 7:30 pm; May 16 and 23 at 3:00 pm. Doors open 30 minutes before the show. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors/students and are available from or by going to and clicking on the ticket link. Those wanting to order large groups of tickets at a reduced rate ($60 for 5 tickets or 10+ tickets for $10 each) should call 336-408-9739. As always, our First Responders (police, fire, EMT and 911 operators) are admitted for free with their IDs. Due to Covid-19 procedural seating, first responders and those wanting larger groups of tickets must reserve their seats prior to the day of the show. Tickets are available at the door, if available. Seating for each show is limited to 45 guests. Masks are required when not eating or drinking.

For further information, reservations or questions, please call 336-408-9739 or email

Savannah Sipping Society, a Jones Hope Wooten comedy, will run at ARTC Theatre, 110 West 7th Street in the Downtown Arts District of Winston-Salem. Shows are May 14, 15, 21 & 22 at 7:30 pm; May 16 & 23 at 3:00 pm. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the show.  Tickets are $18 for adults/$15 for seniors & students. First Responders are free with ID are reservations. Tickets may be purchased by going to and clicking on the link. Due to Covid restrictions, only 45 seats will be available for each show. Masks must be worn when not eating or drinking. Special packets of tickets for larger groups are available at a reduced rate by calling 336-408-9739. A packet of 5 tickets is $60; 10+tickets are $10 each. These packets must be bought in advance. Tickets will be sold at the door if available. For further information visit, email or call 336-408-9739.

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 - 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 - 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 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
Gallery VI - 717- N. Trade Street - January 2019
Sunnyside Mercantile - 724 N. Trade Street - February 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 2019
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
Way Up Digital Media - PO Box 21461 - July 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 2019 
Winston Salem Marriott - June 2019
The Benton Convention Center - October 2019
Spring Theatre - January 2021
Piedmont Opera and Winston Salem Youth Chorus - June 2019
The Arts Council of WS/FC - June 2019
Taste Jamaica Food Truck - 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
Theatre Alliance - January 2021

DADA Individual Members
Margaret Webster-Shapiro/Green Shelf Studio - January 2021
Hannah Albertson - January 2019
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

Jennifer Robinson Smith - October 2019
Bowman Gray IV - January 2021
Diane Nations - February 2019
David Sell - February 2021
Alton Rumfelt - January 2021
Walker Conger - June 2021
Eric Marks - June 2019
Mona Wu - June 2019
Ed Koos - July 2019

Barbara Rizza Mellin - July 2021
Mitchell Moxley - July 2019
Mindi Lawrence Wiesler - July 2019
Mike Foley - August 2019

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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