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
Kendall Doub
Trevor Flanery
Sylvia Green
John Jackson
Kim Jackson
Harry Knabb
Julie Knabb
Stewart Knight
Gary Pellett
John Rushton
Gwen Scott
Adam Sebastian
Marian Smith
Associate Members
Tonia Grubbs
Blake Kovner
Richard Miller
Ellen Rosenberg
Deboranell Smith
Cindy Tesh
Carolina Wall
Jason Wall
Deborah Willard
Hank Willis

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)

Past Members

Terri Beam
Heath Combs
Charlie Davis
Cheryl Davis
Betsy Hamilton
Marsha Hierl
Jim Pica
Sherry Rose
Inge Smith
Mark Smith
Mitch Tilley
Courtney Wells
Dennis Wells