Art Galleries Near Winston-Salem
Do you enjoy a relaxing walk through an art gallery, taking in the beautiful pieces as you learn about the artist’s culture and worldviews? Well, you’re in luck! There are tons of amazing spots to explore new art right here in the Triad. Take a look at our list of the best art galleries near Winston-Salem.
Updated August 2023
ADDRESS | 750 Marguerite Dr., Winston-Salem
At SECCA, you’ll find exhibitions of contemporary artists in both indoor and outdoor settings. These exhibits rotate every few weeks, so you can keep coming back again and again to see something new and interesting.
Bonus: SECCA has a beautiful garden and lawn area where they host special events, like concerts or community picnics!
ADDRESS | 601 N. Trade St., Winston-Salem
Piedmont Craftsmen is an art gallery near Winston-Salem with a variety of rotating exhibits. Typical exhibitions focus on local artwork, fine crafts, clothing, texture, and many other mediums.
Pro-Tip: Piedmont Craftsmen has an annual Craft Fair every November in Benton Convention Center. Be sure to attend to shop with and meet some of their local artists!
ADDRESS | 207 W. 6th St., Winston-Salem
Delurk is an artist-run gallery in the heart of Winston-Salem’s Art District. Every few weeks, a new group of local artists will display pieces of their artwork that center around a collective theme.
Pro-Tip: Visit one of the Art-O-Mat machines! These are retired cigarette vending machines that now dispense miniature pieces of art.
ADDRESS | 100 Reynolda Rd., Winston-Salem
The Reynolda House was once the home R.J. Reynolds, the owner of the successful tobacco company of the same name. The house is now open for tours and provides visitors with a unique experience. As you walk through, you can see Reynolds’ extensive art collection on display as it might have been during Reynolds’ time, surrounded by architecture and decor of the period. Each piece is a remnant of true 1900s-style artwork.
Note: Can’t get enough of this amazing collection? They occasionally have seasonal exhibits in the Babcock Gallery, too!
ADDRESS | 122 Reynolda Village, Winston-Salem
This is Wake Forest’s student art gallery, which offers students the chance to display and potentially sell their original artwork. Each time you visit, you’ll see art from new, upcoming artists. You may even be one of the first to see a piece by a future famous artist!
Bonus: stArt Gallery is the only year-round gallery for viewing and purchasing student artwork in the Winston-Salem area!
ADDRESS | 630 N. Liberty St., Winston-Salem
Art for Art’s Sake is dedicated to creating a vibrant community and bringing people together through the joy of art. Their unique exhibits include murals, art panels, an art tower, an archway, and much more. The items on display are constantly changing, so there will be new art to explore each time you visit.
Bonus: Check out The Red Dog Gallery while you’re there! It showcases paintings, handmade jewelry, clothing, glass work, sculptures, and art in many other mediums from local artists and craftsmen.
ADDRESS | 562 N. Trade St., Winston-Salem
This woman-owned art gallery near Winston-Salem is one of the only galleries in the country that showcases the work of artists from all 50 states. Visual Index loves to display pieces with a mix of colors and textures in all different mediums.
Note: Visual Index believes in providing one-of-a-kind art, so you won’t find any matching sets or similar pieces here.
ADDRESS | 3600 Yadkinville Rd., Winston-Salem
Habatat Galleries is an art experience like no other. All of their exhibits feature beautiful glass art from some of the top glass artists in the country. Each piece is unique, intricate, and absolutely breathtaking.
Pro-Tip: Habatat has an educated staff that can answer any of your questions and assist with piece selection, art lighting, or site-specific projects if needed!
ADDRESS | 2611 New Walkertown Rd., Winston-Salem
Known for its modern feel, the Delta Arts Center features art from local and regional artists. While it is first and foremost a place to explore beautiful artwork, Delta Arts Center also strives to teach its visitors about culture, enriching the community’s knowledge of art and humanities.
Bonus: Delta Arts Center has various youth programs that teach kids about visual art, music, and more!
ADDRESS | 601 S. Martin Luther King Jr Dr., Winston-Salem
Located in O’Kelly Library on Winston-Salem State University’s campus, Diggs Gallery displays the arts of Africa and the African Diaspora in North Carolina. The majority of the collection is from regional artists like John Biggers, Mel Edwards, and Beverly Buchanan. The gallery is dedicated to teaching its visitors about cultural diversity and bringing the community together.
Bonus: The Diggs Gallery is an award-winning art gallery! They won the HBCU Award for “Best Fine Arts Program” in 2019.
ADDRESS | 564 Trade St. N.W., Winston-Salem
An artist-run gallery since 1984, Artworks is the longest-running cooperative gallery in Winston-Salem. There is a new exhibit every month in the main gallery with creative pieces from local artists who love to showcase and sell their work. Artworks also has a front gallery with paper goods, art prints, jewelry, and more!
Note: Artworks has new exhibits every month. Be sure to visit frequently so you won’t miss anything!
ADDRESS | 924 S. Main St., Winston-Salem
Old Salem is the site of the first city in Winston-Salem, which has been restored to teach visitors about what life was like for the early settlers. They have an extensive art collection, and each piece tells about the culture, trends, training, and styles of those who once lived in the city.
Pro-Tip: After your visit to the art gallery, take a stroll through the beautiful gardens, the historic town, or any of the museums on Old Salem’s grounds!
ADDRESS | 604 Trade St. N.W., Winston-Salem
North Trade Street Arts is a unique gallery shared by The Downtown Arts District, The Exhibiting Artists of the LAAC, Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, and more. Because of its nature, North Trade Street Arts offers a large variety of artwork in various styles and mediums. You’ll see paintings, stained glass, sculptures, glass work, and much more on display here.
Bonus: North Trade Street Arts participates in the First Friday Gallery Hop through the Winston-Salem Downtown Arts District. Click here for more information on this event.
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