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Dennis Millsaps




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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.


June in the Art District!


The DADA Collective is a group of DADA artists working in the schools, supporting the students, art teachers and ending the program with an exhibit at the Liberty Art Center! Join us at the June Gallery Hop from 7-9 for a reception and celebrate the artwork of Northwest Middle School!!!




DADA presents the Gallery Hop

and other events through sponsorships and contributions by patrons like you.Please help us continue to present our monthly hops by making a donation- DADA pays for permits to the City of WinstonSalem, pays for our police officers to keep the hops safe and flowing well, and pays for advertising so everyone can know what a wonderful free event we have EVERY MONTH RAIN AND SHINE!


Our permits are in place for 2015 with a first Friday Gallery Hop every month in 2015! Thanks to everyone who helped! We still need your help with security, Hop events-- if you enjoy the Art District please consider a contribution to keep our Hops hopping, our artists working in the neighborhood, our schools and more!


Art is a great way to share in the community... classes, demonstrations, participation and commerce. We already know nothing is really ever free, and those of us in the Art District have expenses every month for the Gallery Hops. There is no charge to attend the Hops, stroll the streets or visit with our galleries and shops AND we are all thrilled to be able to work at something that gives back to our community.


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

  • Paying off-duty officers from Winston-Salem's finest to keep the streets clear of cars, help direct folks and keep us all safe and in-line.

You can sponsor a "Cop at the Hop" !!!

A Tax Dedictible Donation, You can help support our Hops!
Cops at the Hops

  • Paying to close the streets
  • Paying to collect the street closings
  • Paying for any posters and postcards
  • Paying for this website
  • Paying for permits for closings, fire permits for raku and glassblowing
  • Paying for the art activities that we sponsor at the Hops
  • all the other things that come up!


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.


To learn more about DADA, including membership information, sponsorship information and a calendar of events, visit our website at or call 336.734.1864. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter Email for more information.   DADA- Where Art Lives!


Check out the press page for more info on our projects, plans and other artsy details!