We invite you to discover the rich array of exhibitions, programs and services featured on this site. As a growing university with almost 6,000 students, Winston-Salem State University is not only home to a fine department of visual arts and a world-class collection of public art by artists such as John Biggers, Mel Edwards, Beverly Buchanan and Tyrone Mitchell, it is also home to one of the South's leading showcases dedicated to African and African-American art. In fact, in 2007 the gallery was identified as one of the top 10 African American galleries in the nation. We were also identified by the Smithsonian as one of the nation's best regional facilities for exploring contemporary African art.

The gallery offers one of the largest exhibition spaces dedicated to the arts of Africa and the African Diaspora in North Carolina. Exhibitions, publications and programs address a broad range of artistic expression, with special concentration on African-American and regional art.

The gallery is the major cultural center at Winston-Salem State University and offers one of the largest exhibition spaces dedicated to the arts of Africa and the African Diaspora in North Carolina. Exhibitions, publications and programs address a broad range of artistic expression, with special concentration on African-American and regional art. The gallery serves as an educational resource for the Winston-Salem State University family and many in the southeast region.

As the major cultural center at Winston-Salem State University, Diggs Gallery annually hosts 4000 WSSU students, 500 students from area universities, and thousands of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school children. Committed to serving the university family, the gallery also increases Winston-Salem State University's contribution to the cultural life of the region.

The mission of The Diggs Gallery is to serve as a cultural meeting place where art can educate and enlighten with the belief that art documents our heritage and brings communities together. It therefore becomes a teaching facility, community center, art gallery and meeting place geared to augment and support academic life on campus.

Please visit the Diggs Gallery Facebook page to learn more about upcoming gallery events.

 

About Diggs

Artists & Benefactors

Location

Diggs Gallery is located in the lower level of the O'Kelly Library on the campus of Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem. Diggs Gallery is FREE and OPEN to the public Tuesday-Saturday 11-5pm. For group tours, complete this guided tour form and email to diggsinfo@wssu.edu. We can also be reached via telephone at 336-750-2458.