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Theatre Hop
"Alfred Hitchcock" by
Holli Conger

DADA First Friday Gallery Hop
August 6, 2021 7-10 PM  

500 & 600 blocks of Trade & Sixth Streets will be Blocked
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The Downtown Arts District Association (DADA) in recognition of the biannual “Black Theatre Festival” and in honor of one of our 2021 Sponsors “The ARTC Theatre” and DADA Member theatres “Spring Theatre,” “Piedmont Opera,” and “Theatre Alliance” presents the August installment of The DADA 1st Friday Gallery Hop - “Theatre Hop!” 

The FEATURED EXHIBITION: The DADA Members Gallery presents “I’m a Big Fan!” an exhibition by Holli Conger and Walker Conger at North Trade Street Arts - 604-A N Trade Street. 

The 600 block of Trade will again hosts our growing collection of photo stations, bubbles and street chalk for you to create your own masterpiece!  

Featured Participants: ARTC Theatre, Spring Theatre, Theatre Alliance

The City of Winston-Salem will also present an unveiling of the restored Mr. Imagination Wall at 7PM on Fourth Street. The Public is invited to attend and the artists who did the restorations will be in attendance. 

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. 

August 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 August 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!

*Masks needed where required 



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

Mary Blackwell Chapman, “Time in the Pandemic”
Mona Wu, "Leaf Dreaming"

Exhibition dates: August 1 - August 28, 2021
Gallery Hop: Friday August 6, 7-10 pm
Meet the Artists Reception: Sunday, August 8, 2-4 pm


Mary Blackwell-Chapman’s current show, Time in the Pandemic reflects her response to the worldwide COVID pandemic of the past year and a half in ceramic and fiber. Some artists found increased energy during this time, but some, like Blackwell-Chapman, felt an emptiness and lack of direction. She realized renewed interest and focus in family history, natural beauty, and quiet work with new forms of expression in clay and with a material new to her, fiber.


Her works in the “Homeplace” series reference personal family history and the broader, varied stories of how all of our families came to live in this country and have found, or not found, a home. Fiber is a medium particularly connected to the home, family, community, and history.


Her ceramic work shows an interest in surface treatment and glaze/slip finish that is also new to her.  These changes in style and technique reflect her reaction to the profoundly altered state of the world. The world has felt very new and different, and she responded by picking up new tools, new images, and new concerns.

Mary Blackwell-Chapman is a sculptural artist from Forsyth County, North Carolina. She earned a BA in English Literature from Goucher College, and an MA in Motion Picture from Northwestern University in Chicago. She has studied sculpture, both ceramics and book arts, at Penland, UNC-G, Arrowmont, Shakerag, the Calligraphy Centre, and the Sawtooth Center. Her works are in numerous collections. She has been a member of the artists’ collective, Artworks Gallery, since 1992. 

Mona Wu's new show, Leaf Dreaming, consists principally of images printed on fabric, and then embellished with hand stitching on unused cloth napkins. Botanical imagery is the theme in most of the work, although some were produced with simple woodcut, monoprinted, then hand sewn into small wall hangings.
In addition to the wall hangings, there are twelve cocktail napkins with gel prints of single leaf outlines and overlaying leaf veins and ferns within; eight dinner napkins with more complex compositional components and various top stitches.

This series is a vast departure from Wu's previous work of prints on paper. Instead of paper, the artist works with fabric and thread. It is a new art form and a fresh look at familiar objects expressed in new materials, sewn entirely by hand.
A native of China, Mona Wu immigrated to the US in 1970. She studied Chinese painting and calligraphy in Hong Kong then received her BA in Art History from Salem College in 1996. She also studied Printmaking at WFU from 1997-2014.

In 2003 Wu was selected as Sawtooth School of Visual Art Winston-Salem Artist of the year. She teaches Printmaking and Collage at Sawtooth. Wu is currently a member of Artworks Gallery, an artist co-op art gallery in downtown Winston-Salem.
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
I'm a Big Fan

A collaborative show of fan art by Walker & Holli Conger
August 2021 at North Trade Street Arts, Winston-Salem, NC

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
Spring Theatre will be set up on Trade Street near Sixth St for the hop! Stop by and check them out!

Stop by the ARTC Theatre booth near Seventh St on Trade duribg the hop for upcoming Theatre Schedules and Info!

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!

Tromploy, Kindred Spirts, Art Connections, The UPS Store, Spring Theatre, Earth Sage and Cheryl Powell

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 - 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
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 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
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 2021
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 - June 2021
The Historic Brookstown Inn - July 2021
Pre-K Priority - August 2019
Sew Fabulous Quilts - September 2019
The Big Sip - September 2019
Aperture - September 2019
Winston Hemp Company - October 2019
Piedmont Wind Symphony - December 2019
Parsec Financial Wealth Management - February 2020
Bonsai Truck - March 2020
Theatre Alliance - January 2021
Tromploy - May 2021
Cheryl Powell Studio - May 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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