Monday, November 15, 2010

Six Days in November

Six Days in November begins on Tuesday! Last November, glancing out my bedroom window, I was shocked by a huge light and image display being projected on the west side of the Pepper Building at Fourth and Liberty Street. I had seen past light shows on the front of the Millennium Center at Fifth Street from my living room window, but nothing like this! Six Days in November: – November 16-21, apparently hasn't been well published in the past if I didn't have a clue until it smacked me in the face. According to an article in the Winston-Salem Journal the new coordinator, Scott Sanders, agreed discovering as he began his work that "The recognition was there for some, for most, it drew kind of a blank stare."

Winston-Salem will offer arts and cultural activity as part of Six Days in November a celebration of being North Carolina’s center of crafts, arts, and innovation. There will be more than 165 arts, cultural and cutting-edge technology opportunities in the week before Thanksgiving. Sponsored this year by SunTrust Bank, the event has grown from being focused on the annual Piedmont Craftsmen Fair and a light show produced by UNC School of the Arts faculty and students to a citywide festival involving about 40 arts and technology organizations.

“Winston-Salem – City of Arts and Innovation – in a course of just three years has developed the state’s premier pre-holiday event,” said Scott Sanders, Six Days coordinator. “Piedmont Craftsmen Fair, which is approaching its 50th anniversary, continues to be the crown jewel.  It attracts master craftsmen from throughout the Southeast and is a Mecca for crafts devotees, collectors and holiday shoppers. In addition, there is everything from symphony – Haydn’s Creation – to a concert by country music icon Alan Jackson, a spectacular five-night downtown light show, art exhibitions, film, jazz, theater, food events and a mini medical school.”

Six Days in November is a joint presentation of The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, Visit Winston-Salem, Piedmont Craftsmen’s Fair and area arts and cultural organizations. For detailed listing of all events, visit For more detailed information about the event see the article in Sundays Winston-Salem Journal "Plenty in the Mix for Six Days.

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