Fayetteville was recently voted number 7 in USA TODAY's 2014 10Best College Towns. We're honored by the designation and are very proud to be in such great company. Here's what USA TODAY had to say about our little town:
"Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwestern Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the state's flagship educational institution, the University of Arkansas. Besides serving as a gateway to the outdoor adventures of the Ozarks, the town is steeped in history: the Trail of Tears and Butterfield Overland Trail both passed through, and several historic buildings used by Civil War troops still stand."
But don't just take their word for it, plan your next visit today!
Writers go through many drafts before the final product and playwrights are no exception. But when your work requires actors, what do you do? You workshop it.
On June 18-28, TheatreSquared will welcome five playwrights to the stage at the 2015 New Play Festival. This unique event will give theatre lovers the opportunity to get a sneak preview of five great plays right here in Downtown Fayetteville.
“It’ll be a rich and exciting festival,” said Robert Ford, Artistic Director. “Every kind of comedy from low-brow to high-, plus some sharp social commentary. Scripts that are still in their infancy. Another that’s already slated for off-Broadway. And an amazing group of actors, directors and playwrights.”
Even the most critical art aficionado will find something to admire in Fayetteville’s visual arts scene. From murals to utility boxes, you’ll find unique works of art all over the city!
And if you look down at an otherwise plain storm drain, you might be surprised to find something beautiful staring back up at you. Upstream Art is a project by the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, the City of Fayetteville and local artists. The program is designed to draw attention to storm drains and the effects of water run-off.
“I think just hosting the program brings a lot of attention to their educational message. The physical, visual reminders help people be more aware of their environment,” said artist Elizabeth Sharp who painted a drain in 2014. “As an artistic outlet, public art is unlike any other practice. Being outdoors, down town, meeting people and creating your work is all part of what makes it satisfying. I felt like I had been given a small piece of the world that I could put my imagination into and share with everyone.”