Holiday Arts Festival – News

Associated Artists of Winston-Salem is excited to be hosting it’s first Annual Fundraiser event, “Holiday Arts Festival” on Sunday, November 20, at Milton Rhodes center for the Arts from 12-5pm. Come enjoy some delicious, locally made, sweet treats while doing some holiday shopping at our Makers Market in Reynolds Place Theater, featuring 20+ unique vendors, selling their artfully made creations.

While strolling through the Main Gallery, taking in the AAWS “Artists Spotlight” Exhibit, up through Jan. 7th, have fun placing the winning bid, on your favorite donated auction items, in our on-line, silent auction. Auction goes live on Nov. 10, winners will be announced Nov. 20 at 4pm. And, of course, there will be plenty of amazing artwork, donated by talented local artists, for purchase in our Fine Art Sale.

The mission of Associated Artists is to inspire and provide artists, of all skill levels, a place to be seen through providing programing and gallery spaces. when you support AAWS it means we get closer to reaching the goals we‘ve set for the coming year to provide these services to the community.

Silent Auction is now Live!

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Holiday Arts Festival – Volunteers Needed

Holiday Arts Festival

Fundraiser for the Arts – AAWS

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Bid in the Silent Auction

Sunday, November 20, 2022

12 – 5 PM

Volunteer Sign up!

MANY hands make light work.  It’s a lot of work to host an event of this size.  Please consider volunteering to help make this fundraiser a success and to ensure we can continue to offer events in the future!

Holiday Arts Festival 2022 – Details

Holiday Arts Festival

Fundraiser for the Arts – AAWS

Shop Local Artisans

Bid in the Silent Auction

Sunday, November 20, 2022

12 – 5 PM

About Holiday Arts Festival

Join us by attending and/or donating to our Holiday Arts Festival fundraiser at Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts on November 20, 12-5pm! We’ll have a live, on-line auction, 24 unique vendors, selling handcrafted items as well as our Art Work Sale, just in time for holiday shopping. Enjoy Sweet Treats made by some of our local area businesses as you stroll through our market place, do a little Christmas shopping, while conveniently bidding on some of your favorite auction items. Artwork by AAWS Artists will be on display throughout the venue with “Artists Spotlight 2022” being shown in the “Main Gallery” and “Nostalgia” on exhibit in “Every Corner Gallery”. 

Vendors Wanted!

Associated Artists is looking for Vendors to participate in the Holiday Art Festival fundraiser. There are a limited number of opportunities available. Applications will be taken and 24 uniquely diverse vendors will then be selected to represent a variety of fine hand crafted items. Each Vendor will be asked to donate to our silent auction an item, of a suggested, $50 or higher value. Table fees will be $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Please submit your request to be a Vendor to Susan@asssociatedartist.org. or call/text, 757-756-6740. 

Auction Items Needed!

We are planning an interactive, live, online auction! Auction items will be on display during the event and bidding will take place through through our on-line auction page at CharityAuctionstoday.com. (Volunteers will be available for assistance and to answer any questions about bidding so don’t worry, we have you covered!) Auction will open for bidding one week prior to the event. We are asking everyone for their help in gathering donations for the auction.
Donated items are needed by November 1st. 

When deciding who to ask for a donation think of what items you would like to see in the auction. Local or new businesses, friends and family who own businesses are good places to start. Businesses you frequent often or businesses who’s products are unique or interesting. Gift cards are great too!


Examples: Baskets we could assemble with donated items, think-Pet lovers, Night out for two, Spa day, Bakers, Readers, Breakfast lovers, Auto detailing, you get the idea!
Contact susan@associatedartists.org, call/text 757-756-6740 to coordinate collection of donated items.
 

Donate to our Artwork Sale!

A great way for AAWS to raise money is through the sale of Artwork. We are asking everyone, member and non-member Artistsquality artwork to be sold at our fundraiser. Donated artwork must be wired to hang, framed if applicable and canvases must be dry. Please add a suggested value for each donation.
100% of the funds raised from the sale of donated artwork will be used to help AAWS support artists in our community through programing and educational events.
Donations needed by Nov 1st. *Some donated artwork may be selected to be added to the auction.

Please note: If your donated artwork does not sell during the event, please pick it up at the end of the event! If you are unable to be present at the end of the event, you will have 3 days in which to coordinate pick up of your piece/pieces, after that all unclaimed pieces will be disposed of at the discretion of a AAWS.
Contact: email, Susan@associatedartists.org or call/text 757-756-6740, to coordinate artwork drop off.

Holiday Arts Festival 2022

Holiday Arts Festival

Fundraiser for the Arts – AAWS

Shop Local Artisans

Bid in the Silent Auction

Sunday, November 20, 2022

12 – 5 PM

More Information Coming Soon!

Member Appreciation Day – Canceled

Member Appreciation Day - Canceled

Due to forces of nature beyond our control, this event has been canceled.

We send wishes for safety to all those in the path of Ian.

We hope to schedule another member event soon.

Call for Art – Nostalgia – Member Exhibit

Nostalgia - Member Exhibit

CALL FOR ENTRIES

Memories of holidays & family gatherings, a favorite toy, or the “good old days.” Your first bike, or car! Being glued to the TV to watch early NASA launches, Captain Kangaroo, Bugs Bunny, ball games, music lessons & dance recitals. Star Wars. Catching your first fish. Friends. Games. Pets. First Baby. All of us have fond memories of something. Create pictures to stir emotions in yourself & others, and charm buyers for the holiday season!

NOSTALGIA is open to all AAWS members who may submit up to 2 pieces to this exhibit. We will accept the first 50 entries.

Entry Deadline: October 14 or the first 50 entries