Saturday, May 20, 2017

Enjoy ARTivity! 2017 Concrete Mural Canvas Fest

Jessica Thomas Lewis

ARTivity on the Green is Winston-Salem's first Art Park, and each year there is a fun Concrete Mural Canvas Fest!   This year was extra exciting because of the Grand Opening of the AFAS (Art For Art Sake) Center for the Arts.  This beautiful addition to downtown Winston-Salem is the new home for Red Dog Gallery and the Unleashed Arts Center.

ARTivity is a great place to hang out.  Prime time to visit is sunset; stay until it's dark for the best experience.  Trade Street is home to Arts on Sunday and Summer on Liberty and other great downtown events.


Concrete Canvas Mural Fest 2017, May 6, 2017

Line-Up of Mural Artists- Brian Davis, Gus Cutty, Andrew Fansler, Ian Bredice, Grace Washko, John Blackburn, Johnny Brown, Joe Dobson, Miss Lotus, Dale Ladd and Holland Berson

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In Progress.  You can still see a portion of the previous canvas.
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Debbie Harry by @guscutty

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Second Story ladies restroom

Second Story ladies restroom

View from the second floor


First Floor ladies restroom

First Floor Ladies Restroom

Second Floor men's restroom


Red Dog Gallery







Tuesday, June 14, 2016

FREE Summer Reading Programs in the Piedmont Triad







Growing up, my Dad would repeatedly tell us, "Readers are leaders!"  Everyone I've known for any length of time has heard me say it and now my own children say it, too!  Summer Reading programs are a fun way to keep your kids excited about reading all year long.

You can access an awesome list of FREE summer reading programs here.  This includes programs that will reward kids with free prizes such as books, pizza, even tickets to a theme park!

One of your best resources for a good summer reading program is at the local public library!  Find more information about your county's summer reading program below!


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Alamance County
Learn more about Alamance reading programs on their website here.



Caswell County 
Learn more about Caswell reading programs on their website here


Davie County
Learn more about Davie reading programs on their website here



Davidson County
Learn more about Davidson reading programs on their website here



Forsyth County
Learn more about Forsyth reading programs on their website here

Fizz Boom Read


Guilford County
Learn more about Guilford reading programs on their website here


Montgomery County
Learn more about Montgomery reading programs on their website here


Randolph County
Learn more about Randolph reading programs on their website here


Rockingham County
Learn more about Rockingham kids reading programs on their website here
Learn more about Rockingham teens reading programs on their website here


Stokes County
Learn more about Stokes reading programs on their website here


Surry County
Learn more about Surry reading programs on their website here


Yadkin County
No information

View our calendar filled with more events in the Piedmont Triad Here.


Sunday, June 12, 2016

Week of June 13, 2016 FREE Family Fun in the Piedmont Triad!

Planning your week? 

Here are a few highlights for family fun in the Piedmont Triad!


FREE - no admission charge but there may be items and/or food/drinks for sale

$ cost of admission under $20 for a family of four
$$ cost of admission over $20 for a family of four

Monday, June 13
GSO  6:00pm-7:00pm  FREE Fitness by the Fountain at Center City

Wednesday, June 15
GSO  12:00pm-1:30pm   FREE   Lunchtime Music Downtown Greensboro
GSO  5:00pm-7:00pm     FREE   Family Night ArtQuest at Greenhill
GSO  6:00pm-7:00pm     FREE   Fitness by the Fountain at Center City  

Thursday, June 16
W-S   4:00pm-4:30pm     FREE    Art in the Overlook Gallery
W-S   5:30pm-7:30 pm    FREE    Thursday Night in Old Salem
GSO   5:30pm-9:00pm    FREE    Greensboro: The City Market
GSO   6:00pm-7:00pm    FREE    "Murals" City Market

Friday, June 17
WS    4:00pm-7:00pm      $            Family Friday Night at SciWorks
HP     6:00pm-8:00pm    FREE      The Ignite High Point Whistle Stop Concert Series
WS    6:00pm-9:00pm    FREE      Live Jazz Outdoors DTWS   


Saturday, June 18
Rural Hall   10:00am-3:00pm       Junkies Vintage Boutique's Spring Junk Revival Flea Market
Colfax   11:00am-4:00pm   FREE    Wingfest 2016 by The Arc of High Point
WS     12:30pm-3:00pm   FREE    Saturday ART Jam
WS    7:00pm-10:00pm   FREE    Summer on Liberty


Sunday, June 19
FATHER'S DAY
GSO   5:00pm-7:00pm     FREE     Music Series at Barber Park


Details are on our calendar.  If you have questions about an event, please contact the sponsor directly.  All information is correct and accurate at the time of it's posting.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

The Rusty Bumper - A Review

The Rusty Bumper is in the perfect location for an ice cream shop, right in the heart of the Arts District, across the corner from the Piedmont Craftsman and near other local galleries, shops and restaurants.





We were there for the ice cream and it was delish!  The cashier was very friendly and the service was good.  I heard her having a knowledgeable conversation about different loft condos in the downtown area.





I love the atmosphere of the Rusty Bumper!  Purposely old fashioned with a checkered floor tin roof, old LP covers and posters from Street Scene, a festival that took place in downtown Winston-Salem in the 80s. Good people watching windows facing both Sixth and Trade.





Downtown Jazz Season Begins in Winston-Salem


FREE Live music is abundant in downtown Winston-Salem!
The season has begun for the Downtown Jazz series!


Downtown Jazz concerts begin at 6pm Saturday nights and last until 9pm.  


Brian Simpson & Elan Trotman headlined last night's show with opening performer Reggie Buie.


Bring a lawnchair.  There are food trucks on site!


June 10:   Brian Simpson & Elan Trotman
Opening performer – Reggie Buie


June 24:  Matt Marshak
Opening performer – Titus Gant


July 8: Eric Darius
Opening performer – Saundra Crenshaw


July 22: Urban Jazz Coalition & Will Donoto
Opening performer – Will Donato


August 12:  Dee Lucas
Opening performer – Vince Crenshaw


August 26:  Joey Sommerville
Opening performer – Galvin Crisp



Details of this and other FREE family events are on our calendar.  If you have questions about an event, please contact the sponsor directly.  All information is accurate at the time of it's posting.



Photo Credit: Dave Hampton




Monday, June 6, 2016

Kabobs on Fourth - A Review


Persion Food is the specialty.  Order and pay at the counter.  Service at Kabobs on Fourth is friendly and welcoming. The food is delicious! I ordered the Veggie Kabob.  It's got zucchini, mushroom, onions, green pepper & tomato, marinated with house seasoning.  I chose rice as my side and salad also came with it.  I assumed the kabob would be skewered, mine was not.  The plate was well presented and the food was good so we were happy.




Kabobs resembles any downtown diner.  It is friendly, comfortable and well located in the center of Downtown Winston-Salem.  Suitable for couples and small groups or families.  There's a big table in the back but most seat four.

Price is reasonable.  My plate was $10 plus $1 for the rice instead of naan.

We were there on a Saturday night at 6:30.  We were able to order immediately and sit, our food took 15-20 minutes.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Week of June 6, 2016 FREE Family Fun in the Piedmont Triad!


Planning your week? 

Here are a few highlights for family fun in the Piedmont Triad!

FREE - no admission charge but there may be items and/or food/drinks for sale
$ cost of admission under $20 for a family of four
$$ cost of admission over $20 for a family of four

Monday, June 6
GSO 6-8pm  FREE Fitness by the Fountain at Center City

Tuesday, June 7
WS 7pm  $$ All You Can Eat at the Winston-Salem Dash. Pay regular price for game and eat FREE
WS 7:30pm FREE Concert at Old Salem

Wednesday, June 8
GSO 12-3pm FREE Lunchtime Music Center City Park Downtown Greensboro
GSO 5-7pm FREE Family Night ArtQuest at Greenhill
GSO 6pm FREE Fitness by the Fountain at Center City

Thursday, June 9 
WS 3:30-4:30pm FREE Art in the Overlook Gallery
WS 5:30-7:30pm FREE Thursday Night Music in Old Salem
WS 6-8:30 pm FREE Concert Band Family Evenings at Bethabara

Friday, June 10
WS 11am-11pm $ Twin City Rib Fest Adults $7, Children 12 and under FREE
HP 6-8pm FREE The Ignite High Point Whistle Stop Concert Series
WS 6-9pm FREE Live Jazz Outdoors DTWS

Saturday, June 11
Pinnacle 11am-3pm FREE Baa, Moo, & Cock-A-Doodle-Do! at Horne Creek Farm
WS 11am-11pm $ Twin City Rib Fest Adults $7, Children 12 and under FREE

Sunday, June 12
WS 11am-11pm $ Twin City Rib Fest Adults $7, Children 12 and under FREE
GSO 5-7pm FREE Music Series at Barber Park
WS 3-6pm FREE Second Sundays on 4th


Details are on our calendar.  If you have questions about an event, please contact the sponsor directly.  All information is correct and accurate at the time of it's posting.

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