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
Rita Bennett
Meredith Bynum
Charlie Davis
Kendall Doub
Trevor Flanery
Sylvia Green
John Jackson
Kim Jackson
Harry Knabb
Julie Knabb
Stewart Knight
John Rushton
Gwen Scott
Adam Sebastian
Marian Smith
Carolina Wall
Jason Wall
Deborah Willard
Associate Members
Richard Miller
Deboranell Smith

Junior Members
Peighton Jackson

Honorary Board Members
Guy Blynn (1945 - 2014) (Member)
Ron Hunter (Member)
Mayor Alan Joines (Mayor of Winston-Salem)
Jason Thiel (President, Downtown WS Partnership)
Legal Council
Heather Kiger (Council)