Stop in at the old Silver’s Building during Greensboro’s Festival of Lights celebration Dec. 6 and see the work of UNCG Interior Architecture students. It’s the first time UNCG Interior Architecture has been a part of a First Friday event downtown.

Dr. Jo Ramsay Leimenstoll’s 4th-year IAR studio will exhibit their designs for the adaptive reuse of the Silver’s Building, at Washington and Elm streets.

Sixteen students spent the semester reimagining the Silver’s Five & Dime through an adaptive reuse. The designs are all mixed-use proposals.

The Festival of Lights, Greensboro’s annual holiday kick-off celebration featuring six blocks of live music, pictures with Santa, children’s crafts and more, runs from 6-9 p.m throughout downtown. Admission is free. Another highlight of the festival will be the lighting of the Community Tree in Center City Park accompanied by a holiday sing-along. The festival runs in conjunction with Downtown Greensboro Inc.’s First Friday event and is a part of Downtown in December.

Story by Mike Harris