DADA is an organization consisting of artists, sculptors, photographers, interior and graphic designers, calligraphers, wood workers, jewelers, fiber artists and other disciplines in the arts. DADA has restaurants, retail shops, antiques, residences, business offices, shoe shop and a variety store located in this eclectic area of downtown between 5th and 7th and Trade Street. Organized in 1995, DADA began to raise awareness of the arts community and the arts district in Winston-Salem. Through its Gallery Hops and co-sponsorship of various city events, DADA has infused the downtown with new life and energy, helping to build the arts district itself into a vibrant community. Its stated goal is to alter conventional perceptions about downtown--just as the post-WWI abstract art movement of the same name set out to emancipate the imagination.
Mark Your Calendars!
The Weather Is Perfect For Downtown Events
We had to cancel our March Hop due to unsafe weather conditions... we had ice and snow, the streets were not scraped, sidewalks all slippery and asking for a big fall (no fun) BUT!
We have spring take-off! Join us downtown in the Art District for First Friday Gallerly Hops, breakfast, lunch and dinner, evening entertainment and shopping for unique and locally created art and craft. Our Art District businesses are open during the weekdays, too! And most are open Saturdays and sometimes Sundays.. Check our Directory pages for details.
Art is a great way to share in the community... classes, demonstrations, participation and commerce. Yep, we have expenses every month for the Gallery Hops and we are all thrilled to be able to work at something that gives back to our community.
We love sharing the art, music, dance, drama, beer and all the fun we have in the Art-Hood. How many of y 'all remember what this part of Downtown was like before the Art District? It was different for sure!
Please consider helping us keep the Hops Hopping.
DADA presents the Gallery Hops with the help of our shops, membership and business contributions. While we enjoy a good relationship with the City of Winston-Salem, the Arts Council and the WS Visitors Bureau, the expenses for our events are all ours!
We need your help.And we need it now.Your tax-deductible donation helps to make the hops happening.
Share some of your green and your time! We are an all-volunteer group taking on ALL of the expenses of the hops. The expenses include
Unfortunately, our current economy is not as bubbly as it once was and the local shops cannot support these activities alone. We welcome sponsors! And we would love your individual help! Consider a donation, a membership and volunteering with our events!
Thanks, and.....please join us for first Friday Gallery Hops year-round, rain or shine in the Winston-Salem Art District, located along Sixth Street, Trade Street from Fifth-Seventh Streets, and Liberty Street from Fifth to Sixth Street to celebrate art, local artists and enjoy receptions, extended hours and great hands-on art opportunities.
First FridayGallery Hops includes gallery receptions with new artwork in DADA’s galleries, shops and studios during theses extended hours. Plan to experience the new exhibits and meet the artists.
And the great atmosphere of the Downtown Art District. Special events are always held within galleries, too. Before the hop enjoy dinner in the local art district restaurants, and after the hop, experience music and entertainment in our local venues.
The Downtown Art District Association (DADA) presents the First Friday Gallery Hops and with sponsorships from of local businesses and support from patrons and the arts community. Donations are accepted with great appreciation, and used to continue support of art events in the Art District.
To learn more about DADA, including membership information, sponsorship information and a calendar of events, visit our website at www.dadaws.org or call 336.734.1864. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @dadaws.org. Email email@example.com for more information. DADA- Where Art Lives!
Check out the press page for more info on our projects, plans and other artsy details!