MILTON RHODES CENTER FOR THE ARTS
The Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts is located in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem and is owned and operated by The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. The original structure is over 100 years old and was the home to Shamrock Mills and later became Hanes Hosiery and eventually the Sawtooth Center. In 2010, after a multi-million dollar renovation, the Milton Rhodes Center opened. The Center is home to the Sawtooth School for Visual Art, Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, Facilities for the Arts on Spruce and Coffee Park Downtown. The Center features two large multi-purpose event spaces – Reynolds Place and the Mountcastle Forum; two art galleries – the Womble Carlyle Gallery and the Eleanor and Egbert Davis Gallery; two conference spaces – the F. Borden Hanes Jr. Conference Room and the Eller Conference Room, the Wells Fargo Annex, and the Wake Forest Baptist Health Lobby.
The Hanesbrands Theatre is located adjacent to the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts in downtown Winston-Salem and is owned and operated by The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. The Theatre was constructed simultaneously with the renovation of the Milton Rhodes Center and opened in 2010. The Theatre features state of the art lighting, audio and projection systems and is a performance venue for theater, dance, film and music as well as a meeting and reception space for other cultural, private and corporate events.
ABOUT OUR RESIDENT PARTNERS
ASSOCIATED ARTISTS OF WINSTON-SALEM
Celebrating 58 years, Associated Artists of Winston-Salem is committed to providing support and inspiration to artists across the Piedmont and beyond. With approximately 300 members of all ages and representing all artistic mediums, the shows in our downtown Winston-Salem gallery are fresh and engaging.
Community Exhibits take art to the general public, with partnership host galleries in more than 25 regional businesses and public spaces around Forsyth County – including Womble Carlyle Gallery located in the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. Special programs engage members in networking and educational opportunities, while also allowing skills to be shared. For more information please visit: associatedartists.org.
The Hispanic League
Established in 1992 to foster diversity and raise awareness by serving as a liaison between the non-Hispanic and Hispanic communities, the Hispanic League a 501(c)3 non-profit organization improves the quality of life for Hispanics/Latinos through promoting community inclusion, education, health and multicultural understanding.The Hispanic League serves the community through scholarships, role model programs, community service outreach and ID drives, cultural events, support of community programs, and direct involvement in both public and private sector initiatives. For more information on the Hispanic League, to learn about upcoming events, become a member, volunteer, make a donation or stay connected with the local Hispanic/Latino community, visit hispanicleague.org or contact 336.770.1228.
SAWTOOTH SCHOOL FOR VISUAL ART
Sawtooth School for Visual Art is the only community art school in Winston-Salem, the City of Arts & Innovation. Sawtooth offers classes and workshops for adults and children of all ages and skill levels in a variety of visual arts and crafts, including painting & drawing, ceramics, metals, glass, wood, fibers, photography, digital art, printmaking and more. The Davis Gallery at Sawtooth features themed shows and group exhibitions throughout the year, and the Sawtooth Shop sells the artwork of instructors, advanced students and other local and regional artists. Discover the Artist in You at Sawtooth! For more information please visit: sawtooth.org.
Tucked away inside the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, Coffee Park Downtown WSNC provides locally roasted coffee, beverages, pastries, snacks, sandwiches, Art, books, and artist supplies. The space is appointed with comfortable niches to kick up your feet, start a conversation, or escape the daily grind and focus on the tasks hanging over your head. Current local partners include Krankies Coffee, Camino Bakery, Atelier on Trade, Bookmarks, S2dio Supplies, Brown Bear, KALO Foods, Fortuna, Origin: Carolina Primitive Coffee Roasting Co. and The Olio. Multi-purposed, multifaceted, and hyper-local!