The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County has received a $20,000 grant from the Winston-Salem Foundation in support of landscaping for the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts that opened last month. The grant was made possible by the Foundation’s Anne Hanes Willis Fund.
“The center is a Winston-Salem landmark,” said Richard Emmett, the arts council’s CEO, “and it is important that its landscaping receive the same thought and attention that the building itself benefited from. This grant from the Winston-Salem Foundation ensures that.”
The center’s main entrance is on Spruce Street and includes a horse-shoe entrance and dramatic covered canopy. It is connected by lighting and other design features with the arts council’s parking lot directly across the street.
The Milton Rhodes Center is home to the Sawtooth School for Visual Art and also contains public meeting areas and galleries. The center’s Hanesbrands Theatre opened with an extended run of the show Bouncers, and Triad arts organizations have booked performances in the black box theater well into 2011.