Join Wake Forest Innovation Quarter for the 4th annual Innovation & Cinema film series at Bailey Park, presented in partnership with a/perture cinema.

Innovation & Cinema explores the relationship between innovation and the world in which we live. Local businesses and institutions are creatively paired with a film that reflects their current work and will give an introduction to the film.

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When Richard Emmett walks the streets of downtown Winston-Salem, his mind looks past the present landscape and sees shades of the past. Before Trade Street was the Arts District, it was known as Old Town Street, and it drew rural famers into town to sell their crops, specifically tobacco, at the city’s many tobacco warehouses.

Between the corn and tobacco, musicians would take up a spot, particularly old-time string bands hoping to gather a crowd from the streets. Artists like Ernest Thompson and the North Carolina Cooper Boys made their start here and in other corners of North Carolina before finding the limelight.


Bailey Park Hours7 am to Dusk


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