The START Gallery plays a vital role in the Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem communities by creating a unique experiential learning laboratory in which engaged local college and university students have formative experiences while participating in the management and operation of the gallery as they prepare to become viable artists and/or professionals aspiring to leadership roles in art galleries.
We are a vital institution greatly because of the support of Wake Forest University students and faculty. START Gallery provides students with numerous opportunities to be involved as artists, work-study employees, interns, and student advisors. Additionally, studio art faculty are instrumental in ensuring quality programming throughout the year by incentivizing students to produce work that can be mounted as class exhibitions. It is the conjunction of students and faculty that makes it possible for START Gallery to succeed in its vital role within the university and larger community.