first friday calendar


Ambleside Gallery – 528 S. Elm StreetOn exhibition this First Friday (and through January)are the oil paintings and pastels of Greensboro artistLeigh Rodenbough. Live piano music by musician/composer Maurice Horne. Refreshments served.

Artmongerz Gallery – 610 S. Elm StreetEnjoy the vibrant colors at Artmongerz on this First Friday!See fresh new art by Frank Russell, Kelly de Silva, JerryCartwright, Bessie Kreidler, Betty Trotter, Jacalyn Romano,Katherine Brown, Shay Zarcone and Madison Hatton,and introducing new addition to Artmongerz, TriciaCooke. Enjoy a painting demonstration by Kelly de Silva.Warming refreshments served.

Center for Visual Artists – 200 N. Davie Street(Greensboro Cultural Center)The Sketchbook Collective features unframed sketchesand sketchbooks by emerging artists, priced under$100.00. By making these sketches and sketchbooks visible,CVA offers viewers new insights on this undervaluedaspect of the creative process.

Elements Gallery – 526 S. Elm StreetEnjoy the artwork of Carol Meetze-Moates(Watercolors), Suzanne Rehbock (Clay) and ThomasThornburg (Clay). Refreshments and live musico ered.

Green Hill Center for NC Art – 200 N. Davie Street(Greensboro Cultural Center)Music by Painters: Join Green Hill Center to celebrateexhibiting artists with multiple talents. Winter Showartist Mark Stephenson will perform a collection ofshow tunes followed by The Rabbit Collective, whichincludes two Winter Show artists, Keith Buckner andLisa Woods. Light refreshments will be served. Musicbegins at 7pm.

Greensboro Cultural Center- 200 N. Davie StreetThe artwork of Erik and Charlotte Strom will be displayedin a month long exhibit in the Atrium of theGreensboro Cultural Center. Enjoy the opening receptionfrom 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. during this First Friday. TheStroms also have additional artwork hanging in theBoardroom of the Cultural Center that will be up for anextended amount of time.

International Civil Rights Center & Museum – 134S. Elm StreetBegin the New Year with the Piedmont Swing DanceSociety. Experience the energy, enthusiasm and funthe dancers will bring as you learn the Jitterbug,Lindy Hop and the latest Shag dance moves. The bestdressed couple in period attire will win a prize. Meet afriend and bring a friend!

Jules Antiques & Fine Art – 530 S. Elm StreetFeaturing an exclusive collection of French jewelry byChanille. Collection includes earrings, brooches andhairpins that include dried ‘¡ owers. Warm cider andother refreshments served.

Mack and Mack – 220 S. Elm StreetThe ‘¢ ne tradition of First Friday tomfoolery at Mackand Mack continues as the F-Art Ensemble puts ona show of pure improvisation that will surely “wring”in the New Year in an unmistakable fashion. Join thecrowd sure to gather for their unique musical stylingsand complimentary beverages.

Mechelle’s Boutiques – 227 S. Elm StreetView the artistry of Cindy Bower’s Art Purses usingcigar boxes featuring reproductions of famous artist’sworks.


Downtown Arts District; Sixth Trade & LibertyStreetsDowntown Art District- Where Art Lives! Streets areclosed with parking available in surrounding parkinglots. Artist Receptions, artist demonstrations, live music,dancing, entertainment and more!

Artworks Gallery – 564 North Trade StreetArtworks Gallery presents Go Postal!, a groupshow with all the exhibiting members showingnew work related to the broad theme of “Postal” orother communication in a variety of mediums andpresentations.

Associated Artists of Winston-Salem Gallery -301 West 4th StreetAAWS will be open until 9 pm! Be sure to drop by on yourway to the Gallery Hop! Nia Franklin will play piano.

Community Arts Cafe – 411 West 4th StreetA trio from the Asheville area featuring the formerEmma Gibbs Band member Will Straughn on steelguitar and vocals, Natalya Weinstein on ‘¢ ddle andvocals and John Cloyd Miller on guitar and vocals.

Liberty Arts Center – 521 & 526 North LibertyStreetThe Arts Council of Winston-Salem and ForsythCounty, in conjunction with the Liberty Arts Center,Artists on Liberty Building and apercugallery, is o eringa special pre-sale exhibition of art from the R.J.Reynolds Tobacco Collection from 6:00. – 10:00 p.m.,Friday night, January 6, during Gallery Hop in theArts District. The art is for sale and o ers a previewof the forthcoming large sale of hundreds of itemsscheduled for sale February 10-12 at The MiltonRhodes Center for the Arts.

Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts – 251North Spruce StreetThe Enrichment Center, Reynolda House andThe Arts Council are pleased to exhibit Homageto Abstraction: Artists of the Enrichment CenterRespond to Modern Masters.

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