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The Unofficial* Guide to Ansel Adams Community Day
Everything you wanted to know about this year's Community Day (but were afraid to ask).
* Actually, very official!
Where to Park

Free parking is available in parking lots at Reynolda House, and on the lawn at Reynolda House. Overflow parking will be available in Reynolda Village and across Reynolda Road in the Reynolda Church and Summit School parking lots. (Thanks, neighbors!) Staff will help direct you to the closest available spots when you arrive. Please park only in these designated areas; driveways must remain clear for emergency vehicles.

Art to See (Inside)

Community Day includes free admission to the featured exhibition Ansel Adams: Eloquent Light and the entire Museum, including the historic house and collections on view throughout the house. 

Art to See (Outside)

Don't forget to check out (it's hard to miss) artist Bryant Holsenbeck's artwork, Tree Fall, located in the cedar tree to the right of the House. Wait for a breeze and hear the chimes made by all of her plastic bottles. This piece was created especially for Ansel Adams Community Day and is made from bottles gathered and cut into ribbons by Reynolda House staff and the Winston-Salem community. Holsenbeck says of her work, "We are used to using 'stuff' once and then throwing it away. We may throw it away, but my works makes me aware of its continual impact."
Art to Make

We'll be offering some great art projects for children, teens, and adults! Including viewfinders, recycled flowers, stamped landscapes, tissue paper frames, ripped paper landscapes, and screenprinting.
Things to Eat and Drink

Our food vendors include Taqueria Luciano's, Patriot Pretzel Co., Street Meat, Inc., Village Juice, and Cafe Gelato. Free water stations will be located near the Gazebo on the front lawn and at the information tent, located between lawn parking and the Museum. Water fountains are available inside the Museum. In addition, most of the shops and restaurants in Reynolda Village are open during the event.
Getting Involved

Not only can you feast on delicious food, but you can also get involved and participate with our local organizations and partners like the Office of Sustainability at Wake Forest University, the Sierra Club, Modern Automotive's The Modern Landscape Black & White Photography Contest, Mast General Store, and Arts for Life. 
OK, here's the rundown. It's easy, we promise!

  • Leave large bags and backpacks at home. These items aren't allowed inside the Museum. 
  • Plan to park your stroller outside the Museum. We'll have stroller parking conveniently located near the main entrance. 
  • Remember not to touch the art or objects inside the Museum. 
  • Take photos outdoors and in designated indoor locations. Indoor photography is allowed in front of the large, reflective Ansel Adams wall outside the gallery; in the front lobby; and in the house on the Lake Porch and Swimming Pool. Questions about photography? Just ask us!
  • Due to anticipated crowds on this day, we do expect there may be a short wait to enter the Ansel Adams gallery. We limit the capacity to ensure all visitors have plenty of room to view the photographs!
Take Home a Souvenir!

Our Museum Store will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We have some pretty sweet Ansel Adams t-shirts and Klean Kanteen water bottles for sale that are selling like hot cakes. Get them while supplies last.

Furry Friends 

Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. (Search #dogsofreynolda to see just how much we love dogs.)

Oh, and one more thing:

As a thank you for registering for our Community Day, you will receive 10% off one of our custom Ansel Adams t-shirts at the Museum Store. Just mention this email and your name at check-out (Discount available only on Saturday, April 23.) Don't forget, just by registering you're also entered in to win a gift card to Mast General Store. We'll notify the winners individually. 

Thanks to our Sponsors!

Support for this event comes from the Sierra Club, the Office of Sustainability at Wake Forest University, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas Realty; and the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. Special thanks also to the Hispanic League for their support of Community Day.
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Reynolda House Museum of American Art | 2250 Reynolda Road | PO Box 7287 | Winston-Salem | NC | 27106