Winston-Salem Enriching Experiences

Ansel Adams Exhibition Helps Reynolda House Museum of American ArtAnsel Adams Exhibition Helps Reynolda House Museum of American Art

07/25/2016 - Reynolda House Museum of American Art shattered its previous attendance records this year, thanks in large part to its exclusive exhibition of Ansel Adams photography that closed July 17.

Old Salem Museums & Gardens Continues Moravian History Speaker SeriesOld Salem Museums & Gardens Continues Moravian History Speaker Series

07/15/2016 - The second lecture in Old Salem Museums & Gardens’ Moravian History Speaker Series will take place on August 9 and will feature Craig Atwood discussing “Salem: City of Peace.” The lectures are part of the celebration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of Salem, North Carolina. The lectures will be given by leading scholars in the fields of Moravian history and spirituality and will take a deeper look into the town and the people who founded it.

Old Salem Museums & Gardens to Present Illuminate Salem: Celebrating 250 Years of Salem, North CarolinaOld Salem Museums & Gardens to Present Illuminate Salem: Celebrating 250 Years of Salem, North Carolina

07/15/2016 - 2016 marks the 250th anniversary of the founding of Salem, North Carolina. As part of the celebration of this momentous anniversary, Old Salem Museums & Gardens is presenting a concert each evening on August 11-13 in Salem Square followed by a magical light show that will tell the story of Salem. Entitled Illuminate Salem, these evenings are presented with support from Flow Automotive Companies. Illuminate Salem is free and open to the public, but the donation of nonperishable food items for Sunnyside Ministries is encouraged.

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Winston-Salem Meetings and Conventions

Visit Winston-Salem Names  New National Sales Manager Visit Winston-Salem Names New National Sales Manager

04/11/2016 - Visit Winston-Salem announced Alexandra "Alex" Collins, CHSE, as the new national sales manager responsible for booking convention business in the national, regional association and corporate market segments.

Visit Winston-Salem Inks Contract  with Association Executives of North CarolinaVisit Winston-Salem Inks Contract with Association Executives of North Carolina

04/05/2016 - Visit Winston-Salem has secured the 2017 Annual Convention of Association Executives of North Carolina (AENC), July 23-24, and is estimated to bring 200 association executives into the destination.

Winston-Salem Breaks Ground on  $18 Million Benton Convention Center RenovationWinston-Salem Breaks Ground on $18 Million Benton Convention Center Renovation

04/04/2016 - Winston-Salem tourism leaders and elected officials signified the official start of the multi-million dollar renovation project for the Benton Convention Center with a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, March 31.

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Winston-Salem Sports and Sporting Events

Winston-Salem Open Releases 2016 Player FieldWinston-Salem Open Releases 2016 Player Field

07/25/2016 - Less than 40 days away from the start of the 2016 Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest University, the tournament announced its player field for the sixth annual WSO on Wednesday, July 13. The field, which in total will have 48 singles players, features five players scheduled to return to Winston-Salem for the fifth time and six players returning for the fourth time while nine are set to make their first appearance.

Johnson Commits to 2016 Winston-Salem OpenJohnson Commits to 2016 Winston-Salem Open

07/01/2016 - Steve Johnson, a three-time Winston-Salem Open participant and 2015 semifinalist, announced Tuesday, June 28, via Twitter from London, England that he will return to Winston-Salem in 2016 looking to improve on his finish in the final four last year.

Querrey Joins 2016 Winston-Salem Open Field While Advancing at WimbledonQuerrey Joins 2016 Winston-Salem Open Field While Advancing at Wimbledon

07/01/2016 - Sam Querrey, a three-time Winston-Salem Open semifinalist, has signed to return to the Wake Forest Tennis Complex this year for the fifth year in a row.

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Media Coverage

10 Things You’re Missing If You Haven’t Been to Winston-Salem

06/29/2016 - This eclectic city in northwestern North Carolina has the Smokies and the Blue Ridge to the west and the Outer Banks to the east. Its famed hyphen comes from the merger of two cities in 1913. Salem was settled in 1766 by serious-minded, Eastern European Moravians known for arts and culture. Upstart Winston, established in 1851, attracted entrepreneurs like tobacco titan R.J. Reynolds. Put the two together, and you have a city with a thriving arts community—it’s home to the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, the National Black Theatre Festival, and much more—and an inventive spirit. Krispy Kreme doughnuts, Texas Pete hot sauce, and US Airways were born here.

Discover Greensboro–Winston-Salem’s New Cool

05/25/2016 - The former textile towns are undergoing a renaissance thanks to stylish boutique hotels, inventive restaurants and breweries, and a vibrant arts scene.

The South’s Best Vineyards by Southern Living Magazine

04/20/2016 - This idyllic vineyard could easily be in Tuscany—or Mantua—rather than nestled in North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley, but that’s thanks to the due diligence of the Raffaldini family, who scoured the country for landscape that channeled the Italian countryside. The result is 42 acres of vines on a beautiful 120-acre estate—and a Chianti worth writing home about.

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