Center for Creative Economy hosts SHINE, a Creative Showcase and 10th Anniversary Celebration Event at The Ramkat

Press Release- The Center for Creative Economy will host SHINE, a creative showcase and celebration to honor its 10th anniversary, on Tuesday, May 24th, 2022. The event will be held from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at The Ramkat, 170 W. 9th St., in Winston Salem. The Champion sponsor for this event is NC IDEA.

SHINE is a fundraising catalyst to support the challenge made by 12 generous donors last year. They donated $110,000 and CCE is working to match that amount. The funds will be used to support CCE programs, including the CCE Launch Fund for creative entrepreneurs, and provide sustainability for the future.  

The festivities begin with a keynote address by creative entrepreneur Susan Jaffe, the current Artistic Director of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and the former Dean of the School of Dance at UNCSA.  A performance showcase will follow featuring SHINE, a World Premier choreographed by Madalyn Bailey, and danced by UNCSA dance alumni.   

A unique feature of the evening will be the Photography Showcase sponsored by Vivid Metal Prints.  CCE has launched a Photo Contest, details at this link, to draw images that capture the movement and spirit of its programs, Kinetic, Momentum, and Velocity. The winner in each category receives $100 and the opportunity to be showcased at the event.  Vivid Metal Prints will create large scale photos using their signature metal process of the winning images which will be auctioned that night at Shine. Deadline for photo submission is April 25th. 

Throughout the evening, CCE will feature a Product Showcase of artisanal goods created by participants in its Velocity and Kinetic programs. For more information and to register for SHINE visit