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Arts, Craftsmen and Up & Comers
Explore why Winston-Salem is known as a city of arts
Our staff will direct you to get the most of your day.
The Downtown Arts District offers a unique shopping experience, inspiring work environments, innovative galleries and entertaining special events, such as the First Friday Gallery Hop. Explore the fiber, wood, metal, canvas and especially, the people of the arts district.
Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery, founded in 1963, features fine contemporary craft work of more than 340 Southeastern artisans. The gallery is located in the former Pleasant's Hardware store in the Downtown Arts District at the corner of Sixth and Trade Streets.
University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA), an arts conservatory of international renown, was the first state-supported facility of its kind in the nation. UNCSA's historic Stevens Center, ACE Exhibition Complex, Agnes de Mille Theatre, Crawford Hall, Performance Place and Watson Hall regularly showcase work by students, faculty and distinguished guest artists, including opera, orchestral and chamber music, jazz, ballet and contemporary dance, plays and films.
Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts is a new, elegant, multi-purpose events facility in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem, NC. Designed to be the community’s artistic living room, the Center is the ultimate destination for innovative corporate events, weddings, holiday parties, anniversaries, training sessions, conferences, performances and more.