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WINSTON-SALEM/TRADE STREET Artworks Gallery: 564 Trade St. Artworks Gallery presents the Holiday Exhibit, featuring artworks from all the members of this artist run co-op, in mediums ranging from paintings, drawings, prints, photography and sculpture.

Urban Artware: 207 W. 6 th St. Patterns, new Work by Laura Lynn Lashley. Local artist extraordinaire Laura Lashley will WOW us with her new creations.

5ive & 40rty: 541-A Trade St. Hosting Out of Our Minds, Animation Studios for a holiday gift to the community. Our Imagination will be on exhibition through January 2011. The exhibition will focus on kids — after all, we are all kids at heart especially during the holidays.

The Other HalF: 560 N. Trade St. Functional Choices for Elegant Gift Giving: Allow us to help you select the perfect gift for that special person! Beautiful gifting! In town delivery! Shipping! Gift certificates!

Woodland Moth Visual and Performing Artists at Atelier Studios: 619 N. Trade St. Featured artists include the Exhibiting Artists of The LAAC, Marilyn Ingram, Nancy Smith, Rick Jones, Norman Sturdy and our “HallWal” artists. Earthbound Arts: 610 N Trade St. Gifts from nature, fine handcrafted soaps, clay, glass and metal.

Christine Rucker Photography: 629 N. Trade St.

Wedding photography, family documentaries and photojournalism. Gallery open every First Friday.

GREENSBORO / SOUTH ELM STREET

South Elm & Lewis Streets The Elfborough Tent invites visitors of all ages to find their creative side from 6-9 p.m. Sightseers can sip spiced apple cider and craft their own holiday snowflakes with help from the artists at Elsewhere Collaborative. The organizers of Elfborough and Festival of Lights also invite people to indulge in the season of giving by bringing new, unwrapped toys to Toys for Tots drop-off sites stationed at Elfborough and at Center City Park at the intersection of Friendly, Elm and Davie streets.

230 S. Elm St. Featuring whimsical, folk-art style acrylic and ink paintings by Slovakian-born Andrea Jones, and a intriguing and colorful installation by Fran Atchison using oil paintings, terra-cotta pots and ladder back chairs in this available Elm Street space.

Ambleside Gallery: 528 S. Elm St. Presenting Watercolor and Oil, an exhibition of recent works by North Carolina artists Leslie and Harold Frontz.

Cultural Arts Center” 200 N. Davie St. • African American Atelier Atelier Tales around the World, an evening of holiday stories and songs, presented in partnership with NC Storyfest. Hot chocolate will be served to keep warm. • Center for Visual Artists Visit the Center for Visual Artists annual Art & Craft Holiday Gift Sale to browse a collection of works including paintings, jewelry, cards, photography, holiday ornaments, pottery and wearable art. Enjoy light refreshments and holiday music.

• Green Hill Center Baby its cold outside! Come in from the cold

and enjoy making holiday crafts in ArtQuest and browse the Shop @Green Hill Center for your holiday gifts while sipping hot cocoa.

Elements Gallery: 526 S. Elm St. Come see all the new work artists have added to the gallery. Lots of gift ideas for everyone including pottery, jewelry, ornaments, glasswork, metalwork — there’s something for everyone on your list. Free gift wrapping and refreshments available.

Elm Street Center: 203 S. Elm St. UNCG museum studies graduate students display historical photographs of downtown buildings and piece together stories of the people who made their lives and livelihoods in these spaces.

Indie Market: South Elm and MLK The Indie Market is a place where local artists and crafts people come together for an open air market of handmade and vintage items, with a little music thrown in for shopping pleasure. Some of the local talent for the December market includes Techno Cake, Defabricate, Dunlap Love, Ikow Designs and Purple Hook.

Jules Antiques: 530 S. Elm St. Find a new collection of antique chandeliers lighting up Jules during the holidays. More than 50 chandeliers and sconces including elegant crystal pieces, an alabaster and bronze showpiece, and delicate 18 th century sconces. And customers will receive samples of marzipan with their purchases.

Lyndon Street Artworks • 203 S. Elm St. Lyndon Street Artworks will be open as usual, with an additional alternative venue at the Elm Street Center for Festival of Lights. • 205 Lyndon St. At the Lyndon Street studios, join these and

many other artists: Charlotte Strom, Erik Strom, Erik Beerbower and Lida Witherspoon.

Mack and Mack: 220 S. Elm St. The regular First Friday music show will open with the 20-odd members of the UNCG Old Time Ensemble, a glorified string band that will raise the roof with nary an amplifier, just good old acoustic instruments. Stay after the UNCGOTE performance to experience pure improvisation by the F-Art Ensemble in a format-free environment.

Old Photo Specialists: 320 S. Elm St. Are you looking for a unique holiday gift that will last? Come to Old Photo Specialist to see what photo restorer Bill Heroy can do with a photo — old or new! Also local artist Vance Garvin will be sketching portraits in the studio.

The Honey Bun Boutique: 219 Summit Ave. Performances by the Kuumba West African

Dance Company. Shop and enjoy wine and treats for the holidays.

Winter Light Gallery and Art Studios: 410 Blandwood Ave. Advanced Student show and reception for GO FIGURE featuring students and art teacher/artist Artist Carol Meetze-Moates. Artists showing new works: Jan Geismar, Donna Koger, Chuck Forrester, Bill Harris, Jan Bartlett, Carol Meetze- Moates and Vicki Johnson.

Yew Tree Gallery: 604 S. Elm St. Featured artist for December is National Watercolor Society Signature Member Sally Lambrecht. Her newest Community series is geometric and dramatic, featuring buildings with elongated cast shadows. Also a holidaythemed exhibit, Over the Mantle Originals.

Holiday paintings as well as “small inspirations” (affordable pieces that make great gifts) displayed.

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