A Winston-Salem icon, artist, and trailblazer for women artists in the South, Anne Kesler Shields maintained an active art career from her early twenties until her death, resulting in her having been touted as Winston-Salem’s “most accomplished, living native-born artist.”
When seeking Winston-Salem restaurants, you can find examples of almost all the large chains, from steakhouses to international fare to fast-food burger and fries. But if you are willing to get away from the city’s main retail areas, you can find a good range of food choices at moderate prices. There is plenty of traditional American fare from dirt-cheap to surprisingly expensive; southern and comfort food restaurants from cafeteria style to white-table cloth establishments; and a heavy dose of diners. Farm-to-table restaurants that buy local fresh produce from area farms (many organic) are on the rise.
North Carolina offers one of the most colorful and long-lasting fall foliage displays in the world from the last week in September through October. The annual show of vibrant reds, oranges, and gold begins in the higher elevations, such as Mount Mitchell and Grandfather Mountain, and works its way down the mountains to the foothills and then the Piedmont. Read our forecast for this year’s fall color and when you should visit different spots to see the best fall color show.
The twin city of Winston-Salem has the longest-serving mayor in the city’s history. Mayor Allen Joines has served the town for 22 years and has been instrumental in many of the changes and growth Winston-Salem has seen. But he has not accomplished this on his own. The government is comprised of many individuals who work to improve our city.