Studio 7 & the McNeely Gallery


Studio 7 is a collective of visual and performing artists working together in the Downtown Arts District of Winston-Salem, NC.  Located at 204 West 6th Street, Studio 7 houses  working artist studios and the McNeely Gallery.  Studio 7 opened on the first Friday in April, 2013, and has worked diligently to provide unique and timeless art shows for its visitors. Our first location was 619 N Trade Street, but we have now found our forever home and love the new location.


 Work by local North Carolina artists is displayed in the gallery, with the show  changing for the DADA First Friday Gallery Hop each month.  Studio 7 takes pride in the fact that new and aspiring artists are often featured in the McNeely Gallery.  Our patrons are able to purchase fine art at a reasonable price before the fame of the artist raises the value of the artwork. July has been designated as a month for young artists that are just establishing themselves as artists. Occasionally, Studio 7 has the opportunity to display the works of a noted artist from another country or state. We love the opportunities we are able to provide to all artists and to our customers and collectors. 


Studio 7 is open Thursday through Saturday from noon until 5 p.m., by chance (knock on the door if the lights are on), or by appointment.  Marsha Hierl, the owner and artistic director, can be reached at 336-408-9739.  Art purchased online can be shipped anywhere in the world.  

Private Birthday Paint Party – You can have your own parties here. Call for details
 Fireflies Original Art is a resident artist studio at Studio 7. Artist ~ Marsha McNeely Hierl
Donell “DEZO” Williams is a resident artist at Studio 7.
Tammy Baldwin Willard is a Studio 7 resident artist. Her work may be viewed at on Instagram or at Studio 7.


The Alamance Repertory Theatre Company is housed at Studio 7.  They also rehearse in the gallery. Walter Boyd, President. Gill Thornton, Vice-President.




Our Services

Whether you want to view art in the gallery, learn to paint, attend a class, play around with new techniques and materials, or stage an event, Studio 7 is here for your needs. We offer a great place to spend an afternoon or evening. If we aren’t offering what you want to learn, just call us and ask. We have a variety of talented instructors that can meet your personal creative needs.

Rent the Gallery for your private event

Studio 7 is available for after hours meet and greets, retirement parties, birthday parties, business meeting, or any other event for $35 per hour (min 2 hours).

Join us for classes

Check our website and Facebook page for a schedule of classes being offered. We offer classes in cardmaking, cosmic smashbooks, alcohol ink painting, private art lessons, children’s art lessons, and special thematic classes for holidays. Don’t see a class offered when you need it? Just call us, and we will create one for you. Private, semi-private, or group classes available.  Prices vary.

Paint Parties to go

Everyone loves to create, but not everyone likes to travel to the nearest studio to paint. Let Studio 7 artists bring the party to you. YOU provide the location, tables, and refreshments…WE provide the canvasses, paints, brushes, etc…TOGETHER we create a painting that you paint all by yourself. Parties typically last 2-3 hours, cost $35 per person with 6-20 people, and have 2 instructors.  Don’t want to mess up your place? We can do it at Studio 7 instead. Call and reserve your date and time. 336-408-9739 – Marsha





Fireflies Original Art

By Marsha McNeely Hierl

I love to make personal beer books, Japanese folding books, and bound books for journaling and sketching. I also do acrylic paintings, Artomat blocks, and mixed media art.

By Tammy Baldwin Willard

Acrylic and alcohol creations are Tammy’s style of painting. Using items from nature make her work unique. Each of her pieces tells a story. Fantasy, animals, issues and life are the influencs for her work. Drop by to see what she has in stock. Prints and originals available.



The Alamance Repertory Theatre Company  (ARTC)

       Gill Thornton – President & Artistic Director

Walter Boyd – Vice-Pres & Executive Director

ARTC Theatre is located at 110 W 7th Street in the Downtown Arts District of Winston-Salem. It is the only LIVE theatre in the arts district.  The company opened in Jan. 2017 and has grown from producing 4 shows in the first year to a season of  6 shows in the 2018 season.