VOL16 ISS2 2018

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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE—TRIAD NC | VOLUME 16—ISSUE 2 14 TRIAD LIVING This more than 245,000-person city fosters a love for art in locals from a young age. Five area magnet schools, elementary through high school, offer programs that encourage creative pursuits. Mineral Springs Elementary is home to the Renzulli Academy of Arts and Technology, while Diggs-Latham Elementary provides students with direct instruction in visual art, choral music, dance, piano, music composition, band, orchestra, and theater arts. Students enrolled within the "Arts for Academics" program at Reynolds High School can take their pick of 55 art courses in everything from guitar and piano to theatre and dance to creative writing. In 2013, both Reynolds and Parkland Magnet High School received John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts School of Excellence in Arts Education Awards. After high school, students can continue their arts education at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts — the nation's first public arts conservatory — through undergraduate degrees in dance, design and production, drama, filmmaking, and music. The college also offers graduate programs in design and production, filmmaking, and music. Salem College, the United States' oldest educational institution for women, promises intimate classroom environments for studying art forms like painting, printmaking, graphic design, interior design, architectural studies, and art history. Art connoisseurs will enjoy the Winston-Salem University's Diggs Gallery, one of the largest exhibition spaces in the state dedicated to the arts of Africa and the African Diaspora. The Delta Arts Center also celebrates African-American contributions to the arts through live performances, exhibitions, and lectures, while the Reynolds Museum of American Art features collections of art from colonial periods. The first Friday of every month, The Downtown Arts District Association puts on a "gallery hop," which blocks off and opens up Trade Street to chalk artists, belly dancers, buskers, and other performers, and hosts various art exhibitions and workshops at local establishments. Music lovers will find a haven in Winston-Salem, too. "New music festivals seem to crop up every few years," reports Eddie Huffman from the Winston-Salem Monthly. In May, the Gears and Guitars Festival features four days of country and rock performances combined with the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic, one of the most prestigious professional cycling events in the country. Starting in June, the city kicks off its Downtown Summer Music Series, which features a live jazz act every Friday and, on Saturday, a variety of other genres from swing to Latin to funk jam. In High Point, furniture is the ultimate art. Just head over to the corner of North Hamilton Street and>> 336-337-0045 Let me show you the way he Diana Davis Broker, CRS, GRI, ABR 2018 President Greensboro Regional REALTORS Association

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