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Marketing & Communications - March 8, 2018

Nominations are being accepted through April 30 for the Winston-Salem Arts, Culture, and Entertainment Memorial Walk of Fame, to be created outside the Benton Convention Center. 

The Walk of Fame honors deceased Winston-Salem residents who made a significant contribution in music, dance, theater, writing, visual arts, motion pictures, television, or radio. 

For purposes of evaluation, a significant contribution is one that is iconic in terms of renown and impact on the artistic disciplines or popular culture. Honorees will be memorialized with bronze stars embedded in the sidewalk at the entrance of the Benton Convention Center, or on the east sidewalk parallel to Cherry St.

To be eligible, nominees should meet the following criteria:

  • The nominee(s) exhibited sustained excellence in his or her field for at least five years.
  • The nominee(s) made distinguished contributions to the community and civic-oriented participation.
  • The nominee(s) is deceased.
  • The nominee(s) was a resident of Winston-Salem for at least five years.

Nominations will be reviewed by the Memorial Walk of Fame Nominating Committee, a diverse panel of citizens, representing various artistic disciplines and fields within the entertainment industry that will review nominations and recommend up to five nominees each year to the mayor and City Council.

More information and nomination forms are available at

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