Jim Sparrow: Chief Executive Officer and President of Arts Council of Winston Salem and Forsyth Co
An Update on the Arts Council of Winston Salem and Forsyth County
Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, IN.
The Arts Council of Winston Salem and Forsyth County was the first locally established arts council in the United States. It began in 1949 and has been a model for the 4000-similar organizations throughout the country.
The Arts Council of Winston Salem has, for almost 70 years, provided proactive leadership and sparked cultural growth in Winston Salem. Its sponsored programs have provided arts education to school children, helped artists advance their careers, and helped organizations in the community offer performances, exhibits, and events throughout the years. Research shows the Arts Council annually reaches an estimated 500,000 local residents and school children through programs and initiatives. The arts have a real economic impact on Winston Salem and Forsyth County.
For the last 16 years Mr. Sparrow has been involved in arts administration and he has performed as a professional clarinet player for 10 years. He received a Bachelor of Music (B.M.) degree in 1988 from the Cleveland Institute of Music.
Tuesday, May 1: Movies on the Fly (Central Library) 2:30 PM-film screening starring Audrey Hepburn (guests welcome)
Thursday, May 3: Day Cards (Canasta) at 1:00 PM
Saturday, May 5: Wine Tasters Group at 2:00 PM (guests welcome)
Monday, May 7: Book Club at 10:00 AM
Tuesday, May 8: Board Meeting at 10:00 AM
Wednesday, May 9: Mahjong at 1:00 PM
Thursday, May 10: Bridge at 1:00 PM
Friday, May 11: Movies on the Fly - Event changed (guests welcome)
Tuesday, May 15: Mahjong at 1:00 PM
Thursday, May 17: Lunch Bunch at 11:30 AM
Tuesday, May 22: General Meeting at 10:00 AM (refreshments at 9:45)
Wednesday, May 23: Mahjong at 1:00 PM
Thursday, May 24: Day Cards (Canasta) at 1:00 PM
Friday, May 25: Day Trip at 12:15 PM
Monday, May 28: Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 29: Mahjong at 1:00 PM