Public Art Initiative

Displaying art in public areas is a compelling approach by The AFAS Group to bring arts into people's daily lives. The initiative includes large, engaging wall murals, outdoor art galleries and whimsically-painted mannequins. AFAS initiates several public art events a year.


AFAS a winner in the Smittys Notes 2015 Best of Winston-Salem Awards

The Smittys Notes 2015 Best of Winston-Salem Awards announced the AFAS Artivity on the Green Art Park as best public art and the AFAS Art Tower at the corner of the 6th and Trade street the runner up.

The Red Dog Gallery run by AFAS volunteers also received runner up for best Art Gallery/Shop/Boutique.

Votes were compiled from a survey distributed to recipients of the Smittys Notes e-newsletter listserv, and it was also posted on the Web site from mid-May and during the month of June.

Art for Art's Sake (AFAS) announces "ARTivity on the Green"

East Ward city council member Derwin Montgomery announced today that a new art-themed public park will be created in the coming months on Liberty Street, between Sixth and Seventh streets, in downtown Winston-Salem. The park, which will be called ARTivity on the Green, is being made possible through a "generous" grant from the Thomas J. Regan Jr. Foundation to Art for Art's Sake (AFAS), with Wells Fargo Bank acting as fiduciary.

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Winston Salem Rocks

We're thrilled that Wells Fargo has chosen to work with Arts for Art's Sake to bring the Winston-Salem Rocks public art project to our community.

Winston-Salem Rocks is a program made possible by Wells Fargo, in collaboration with Art for Art's Sake, to promote and support the arts. We're pleased to present this collection of oversized rocking chairs that have been designed by local area artists. These rocking chairs will remain on display through mid-November. Afterwards, they will be put up for auction with the proceeds donated to Arts for Art's Sake. We hope that this shared experience between the artists and the community will continue to strengthen the bond.

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