Shannon Stokes joins staff of The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County as Patron Services and Events Manager
Winston-Salem, NC (January 7, 2020) – Shannon Stokes has joined the staff of The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County as Patron Services and Events Manager. For the last 10 years, she has been engaged primarily in the arts, entertainment, and nonprofit sector. Prior to joining the Arts Council, she worked in event and program management at Reynolda House Museum of American Art and institutional advancement at Salem College.
She began her duties at The Arts Council at a transformative time for the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. The multi-functional Reynolds Place Theatre opened in the fall along with the Aboreal Gallery and Community Arts Gift Shop which she manages. The substantial investment in facilities for the use of the Winston-Salem and Forsyth County arts community quickened the pace at The Milton Rhodes Center and increased the number of events hosted.
Stokes, who is originally from West Palm Beach, Florida, earned the Bachelor of Arts in Arts Management from Salem College, and the Master of Science in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. Full Sail specializes in the world of entertainment, media, arts and technology.
Winston-Salem, known as a City of Arts and Innovation, and Forsyth County have a robust arts community that enriches the lives of area residents every day and accounts in large part for the recognition they continue to receive as a great place to live, learn, work and play. Forsyth County’s nonprofit arts industry supports 5,559 full time equivalent jobs; accounts for more than $129 million in resident household income, and generates more than $14.8 million in local and state tax revenues.