Anchored by its three city centers of creativity – Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem – the Triad region is a bustling hub of arts and culture. Whether you’re looking to spend a night out at the opera, attend an arts festival, enjoy an outdoor rock concert or admire iconic artwork at a museum, you’re sure to discover new creative pursuits here.
History buff? We’ve got plenty of historical sites for you to check out, like Old Salem Museums and Gardens, Tannenbaum Historic Park or the International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro. Art connoisseur? Stop by a few of our galleries, like Red Dog Gallery in Winston-Salem, Ambleside Gallery in Greensboro, STARworks glass studios in Star or Seagrove Potters in Seagrove to find the perfect centerpiece for your home. Music lover? Attend one of the hundreds of concerts and live musical performances we hold annually, across the region from the Piedmont Opera to the White Oak Amphitheater.
15 art galleries in Greensboro
24 museums in Greensboro
17 art galleries in Winston-Salem
15 museums in Winston-Salem
9 art galleries in High Point
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Greensboro has a collection of over 150 works of public art, including murals, monuments, sculptures and more. Check out this public art map to follow your own art walking tour throughout the Greensboro community. Yet, High Point is home to the quirkiest public art display by far – the world’s largest chest of drawers, standing 36 feet high. The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts also pays homage to Winston-Salem’s historic status as a top furniture producer, and the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro features modern and contemporary art. You can also find one of the nation’s largest collections of public art at the North Carolina Zoo, which includes many animal and nature-themed sculptures. Looking to purchase art? Browse our list of the Triad’s best fine art galleries below.
Whether you’re looking for a night out on the town with live jazz music, an afternoon at the opera, or a summer evening enjoying classic rock in the park, the Triad has it all. Winston-Salem’s newest rock club, The Ramkat, opened its doors in 2018 and offers a hip music scene and great brews. Not a fan of rock? Try the Piedmont Opera for a robust calendar of cultural events year-round. Kernersville Little Theatre and Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts also offer fantastic shows in Winston-Salem all year. Meanwhile, Greensboro is home to its own performing arts scene thanks to ArtsGreensboro. Get dressed up for an evening at the Greensboro Ballet, or kick back and relax on the grass during a summer show at the White Oak Amphitheater. Other performing arts venues in Greensboro include the Historic Carolina Theatre, Community Theatre of Greensboro, Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts, High Point Theatre and Triad Stage.
An abundance of historic museums in Winston-Salem, NC offer a glimpse into the past – like Old Salem Museums and Gardens, a town full of living history originally settled by the Moravian community in 1753. Reynolda Village in Winston-Salem is modeled after an English Village, featuring small boutique shops in historic buildings. Greensboro is home to the International Civil Rights Center & Museum, which honors the city’s role in the fight for freedom, equality and justice. High Point Museum and Greensboro History Museum highlight local history and the stories of the first residents in North Carolina. Tannenbaum Historic Park features an annual live reenactment of the Battle of Guilford, while Blandwood Mansion in Greensboro offers tours of the historic Victorian estate. The Museum of Old Domestic Life in High Point is a hands-on museum filled with artifacts from local Quaker families in the 1800s.