About Us

Mission Statement

Build, educate and celebrate community through ART.



The AFAS Story

Officially, we're The AFAS group.

That's the formal name for Art for Art's Sake, a Winston-Salem volunteer-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to "build, educate and celebrate community through art".

We initiate and/or support a wide variety of special events and programs - all free to the public - that are designed to further the creation and enjoyment of art at the local level.

In addition, through student scholarships and artist mentoring, we encourage the development of new and emerging artists throughout the community.


Board of Directors
Tim Adams
Terri Beam
Rita Bennett
Heath Combs
Cheryl Davis
Kendall Doub
Sylvia Green
Marsha Hierl
John Jackson
Kim Jackson
Harry Knabb
Julie Knabb
Stewart Knight
Richard Miller
Sherry Rose
Ellen Rosenberg
Gwen Scott
Deboranell Smith
Marian Smith
Cindy Tesh
Mitch Tilly
Courtney Wells
Dennis Wells
Associate Members
Matt Cunningham
Charlie Davis
Perviz Hayet
Donna Pellett
Gary Pellett
Inga Smith
Mark Smith
Deborah Willard

Honorary Board Members
Guy Blynn (1945 - 2014) (Member)
Senator Richard Burr (Senior US Senator from NC)
Ron Hunter (Member)
Mayor Alan Joines (Mayor of Winston-Salem)
Kim Pegram (Member)
Jason Thiel (President, Downtown WS Partnership)

Legal Council
Heather Kiger (Council)