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In addition to providing funding to individual artists and arts and cultural organizations, Arts Council produces programs and events for the community that feature performing arts, visual arts, and arts education. Check out some of our current programming below. 

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Main Gallery Exhibitions

Arts Council's Main Gallery features 5-6 exhibitions per year. These exhibitions range from highlighting local, individual artists to international artist collectives that serve to inspire residents of Forsyth County. 

The Lab: An Experimental Space for Underground Art

The Lab is a monthly showcase that serves as an experimental space for underground and emerging artists to showcase work, develop projects, and find professional opportunities, providing a safe and accessible venue for marginalized creative community members to connect and create together.


The Lab is curated by DOSE Artist Collective, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Winston-Salem, NC. 

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Amplify: A Local Music Series

Amplify is Arts Council's bi-monthly concert series showcasing local musicians and performing artists. Each concert features a unique line-up of emerging and established musicians from a variety of genres. The series provides a signal boost for local musicians, connecting them with new audiences and professional opportunities.

Parks Concert Series

The Parks Concert Series is an annual series of free outdoor concerts in Tanglewood and Triad Parks, featuring local and national musicians, food vendors, community partners, and interactive art activities. The series features monthly concerts during the summer season.  

The Parks Concert Series is presented by Forsyth County Government and Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County.

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Mary Alice Warren Community Center Classes

Throughout the year, Arts Council offers free and affordable arts classes for youth, adults, and families, including free Family Art Drop-In Classes with Seann Vicente at the Mary Alice Warren Community Center in Lewisville, North Carolina.

Community Arts Gift Shop

Arts Council’s Community Arts Gift Shop, located in the Main Gallery in the Milton Rhodes Center, features beautiful creations from local artists. The Gift Shop provides a sales platform for these artists, and boosts their visibility in the community.

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