Arts in Winston-Salem

Arts in Winston-Salem

Few cities hold the arts in as high regard as Winston-Salem. The area was founded upon a deep devotion to the arts, and as the city grew, so did the dedication of its citizens to fostering, advocating, protecting and nurturing the tradition.

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A true testimony to this dedication happened in 1949 when the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County was established—the first arts council in the nation. Over the years, Winston-Salem residents, visitors, prominent leaders, and the artists themselves have brought unwavering commitment to keeping the arts an intrinsic part of the culture. The Reynolds family, who brought prosperity to the area via the tobacco business, was so committed to the arts that today, Reynolda House Museum of American Art is home to some of the most significant masterpieces from historic American artists who define the category. Reynolda House Museum of American Art is also selected for exclusive and highly sought national and international traveling exhibits such as Modern Masters from the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

The Hanes family, of Hanesbrands, Inc. fame, donated its Tudor-style home and former estate of James G. Hanes to the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), a dynamic center for exploring the best in contemporary art.

Check the craft and artistry of the Moravian settlers, who were some of the best craftsmen of the day. Stroll downtown through the renowned Winston-Salem Downtown Arts District and immerse yourself in the work of artists, sculptors, photographers, interior and graphic designers, calligraphers, wood workers, jewelers, fiber artists and more. The nonprofit Sawtooth School for Visual Art, its unique architecture reflected in the name, has taught visual arts classes to the public for 65 years.

The community itself was the inspiration for the recently opened Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, a multi-purpose building dedicated to visual, music, theatre, film, dance and other arts. Located in the heart of downtown, the center also features The Sawtooth School for Visual Art, which has a 65-year history of inspiring and teaching visual arts.

The community also comes together downtown at the Avenue of the Arts and its dozens of galleries and studios, and at the Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery, where you can see works of the hand by hundreds of celebrated local crafts artists, and during gallery crawls and other entertainment provided along city streets by The Downtown Arts District Association.

Extraordinary citizens, visionaries, and many more have lovingly fostered the arts in Winston-Salem to where it is today—a city so embracing of and embraced by the arts that it fully lives up to its name as The City of Arts & Innovation.

List of Arts Organizations In Winston-Salem

AMERICAN SINGERS OPERA PROJECT INC.
Web: http://www.ASOP-Inc.org

AUTHORING ACTION
Phone: 336.831.1905
Web: http://www.authoringaction.org

CAROLINA CHAMBER SYMPHONY
Phone: 336.721.7350
Web: http://www.CarolinaChamberSymphony.org

CAROLINA MUSIC WAYS
Web: http://www.CarolinaMusicWays.org

CHILDREN’S THEATRE
Phone: 336.725.4531
Web: http://www.ChildrensTheatreWS.org

CLEMMONS COMMUNITY THEATRE
Phone: 336.293.8447

FIDDLE & BOW SOCIETY
Phone: 336.724.9393
Web: http://www.FiddleAndBow.org

HEALING FORCE
Phone: 336.767.2724
Web: http://www.TheHealingForceOnLine.com

KERNERSVILLE LITTLE THEATRE
Phone: 336.993.6556
Web: http://www.KLTheatre.com

LEWISVILLE AREA ARTS COUNCIL
Web: http://www.TheLAAC.com

MORAVIAN MUSIC FOUNDATION
Phone: 336-725.0651
Web: http://www.MoravianMusic.org

MOZART CLUB OF WINSTON-SALEM
Web: http://www.MozartClub.org

NORTH CAROLINA BLACK REPERTORY COMPANY
Phone: 336.723.2266
Web: http://www.NBTF.org

PIEDMONT CHAMBER SINGERS
Phone: 336.722.4022
Web: http://www.PiedmontChamberSingers.org

PIEDMONT CLASSIC GUITAR SOCIETY
Phone: 336.316.2376
Web: http://www.PiedmontClassicGuitarSociety.org

PIEDMONT OPERA
Phone: 336.725.7101
Web: http://www.PiedmontOpera.org

PIEDMONT WIND SYMPHONY
Phone: 336.722.9328
Web: http://www.PiedmontWindSymphony.com

STAINED GLASS PLAYHOUSE
Phone: 336.499.1010
Web: http://www.StainedGlassPlayhouse.org

THEATRE ALLIANCE
Phone: 336.723.7777
Web: http://www.WSTheatreAlliance.org

TRIAD CULTURAL ARTS
Phone: 336.793.7462
Web: http://www.TriadCulturalArts.org

TRIAD HARMONY EXPRESS
Phone: 336.774.4044
Web: http://www.TheChorus.com

TWIN CITY CHORISTERS
Web: http://www.TheTwinCityChoristers.com

TWIN CITY STAGE
Phone: 336.748.0857
Web: http://www.TwinCityStage.org

WEST SIDE CIVIC THEATRE INC.
Phone: 336.945.6209
Web: http://www.WestsideCivicTheatre.com

WINSTON-SALEM CRAFTS GUILD
Phone: 336.829.6991
Web: http://www.WinstonSalemCraftsGuild.com

WINSTON-SALEM FESTIVAL BALLET
Phone: 336.724.9977
Web: http://www.WinstonSalemFestivalBallet.org

WINSTON-SALEM SYMPHONY
Phone: 336.464.0145
Web: http://WSSymphony.org

WINSTON-SALEM WRITERS
Web: http://www.WSWriters.org

WINSTON-SALEM YOUTH CHORUS INC.
Phone: 336.703.0001

YADKIN VALLEY CRAFT GUILD
Phone: 336.835.2717
Web: http://www.YadkinValleyCraftGuild.org

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