“At some level, most of us realize the arts benefit our whole community – businesses, organizations and us as individuals. It’s time for us to give back” – William B. Applegate, Jr.
“It wouldn’t be the holidays without The Nutcracker, a Winston-Salem tradition that brings friends, families and children together.” – Sallye Liner
“We have an incredible number of arts and cultural organizations for a city of our size – especially for the younger crowd. My out-of-town friends can’t believe it. And it’s so easy to get involved.” – Sandlin Douglas
“Our quality of life is defined by situations that bring families and friends together. That’s what the arts do in so many relaxed and informal ways.” – Florence Corpening
“There is nothing, absolutely nothing, that’s proven to challenge the minds, lift the spirits and soothe the soul like the arts. And Winston-Salem is the richest City of the Arts I know. We are blessed.” – Nick Bragg
“The arts are a strong unifying force in our diverse community. We come together regardless of our unique identities or personal circumstances. The arts remind us that first and foremost we are people.” – Nigel D. Alston
“As our wealth management business grows at Wachovia, we find that the arts are a deciding factor in our ability to recruit talented people to Winston-Salem. Too few people realize how much the arts impact our economy.” – Peggy Joines