For a city its size, Winston-Salem boasts a large number of respected art galleries. Wake Forest University runs three galleries: The Hanes Gallery (rotating exhibits in the Scales Fine Art Center), Reynolda House Museum of American Art, and the START: WFU Student Gallery. Reynolda House is the main attraction, with a collection spanning three centuries of American work housed in the historic Reynolds family estate.
The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art is on the cutting edge of contemporary galleries with its frequently changing exhibitions. Past exhibits have featured work by William Wegman and Yoko Ono. SECCA is housed in the lovingly restored Hanes estate.
A must-visit is the Diggs Gallery at Winston-Salem University, which is dedicated to African and Black American art. The museum also hosts music, dance, and theatre performances.
To see local artists at work, visit the Downtown Arts District, an exciting neighborhood full of studios, galleries, antique and jewelry shops, and cafes.