It’s an exciting time for art lovers in Camel City as support pours out to include and highlight the talent and inspiration of artists in Winston-Salem. As you drive through the streets of downtown, you notice new murals painted on the walls often leading to exciting new artwork displayed in the windows of art galleries throughout the city.
What’s special about Winston-Salem’s many art galleries is it that each one displays different pieces in an array of styles, from both local and internationally recognized artists. You can spend a day gallery hopping around the city and almost never see the same art style twice!
We’ve put together a list of ten of Winston-Salem’s incredible art galleries for you and your family and friends to take advantage of this fall!
564 N. Trade St.
Free and open to the public, Artworks Gallery is an “artist-run cooperative gallery” that includes exhibits from local artists ranging from painters, sculptors, mixed media artists, calligraphers, potters, and photographers. They have been operating since 1984 and have continued to feature an environment that showcases these artists, as well as provides a creative environment for them to sell their work and build community.
207 W 6th Street
One of Winston-Salem’s most frequented downtown galleries, Delurk has a vast space that features a rotating exhibit of local artists. They include updated pieces and the latest art from their local partners and offer works for sale to the public.
601 S Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Diggs offers the chance to see what is one of the largest galleries in North Carolina dedicated to African Arts. They are proud to include exhibitions, publications, and programs that “address a broad range of artistic expression, with special concentration on African-American and regional art.”
717 Trade St NW
Gallery VI includes unique commissioned pieces from a large variety of local and nonlocal artists that can be admired and purchased by its visitors. Many Winston-Salem homes have found paintings and artwork for their collection with the help of the talented and seasoned team of Gallery VI.
MESDA (Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts)
924 South Main Street in Old Salem
Featuring Southern lifestyle pieces of the 18th and 19th century, MESDA sets itself apart from other local galleries. Located in Old Salem, art lovers can view unique historical pieces such as ceramics, paintings, needlework, furniture and other artwork that make MESDA the largest collection of southern decorative arts in the United States.
Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery
601 N.Trade Street
Piedmont Craftsmen Inc. shared its mission, which is to showcase “work of exhibiting members, provide education and create connections among artists, collectors, and the community.” The gallery displays fine art for the seasoned collector and novice art enthusiast with over 400 fine craft artists on display from all over the United States.
Red Dog Gallery
630 N. Liberty St.
Red Dog Gallery is a product of AFAS (Art for Art’s Sake), a Winston-Salem volunteer-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to “build, educate and celebrate community through art.” They showcase work from talented local artists and craftsmen with a concentration on works that you may not see anywhere else.
Reynolda House Museum of American Art
2250 Reynolda Rd
What is known as the “finest collection of art in the Southeast,” Reynolda House Museum of American Art holds masterpieces from three centuries. New exhibits featuring painting and sculpture can be found highlighting artists such as Jacob Lawrence and Georgia O’Keeffe.
The Other Half
560 Trade St NW
The other half offers gifts and treasures from a variety of artists and designers in their gallery shop mashup. The gallery includes opportunities to shop for unique pieces made from metalworking, clay, wood, glass and mixed media.
SECCA (Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art)
75750 Marguerite Dr.
The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art’s mission is to “start conversations that engage diverse communities and perspectives through visual art exhibitions, music, dance, theater, and education.” Exhibits are constantly changing making this a wonderful stop to add throughout the months as to not miss a thing.