Art

Northwest Arkansas may be known for its jaw-dropping scenery, but the cultural landscape is also stunning, thanks to a thriving art community.

Fayetteville has long been a mecca for artistic expression. The city’s artistic community fosters creativity, thus, making it a hive for some of the most skilled artists in the nation.

Even the most critical art aficionado will find something to admire in Fayetteville’s visual arts scene. Public art beautifies nearly every corner of the city – from the Shop Local mural to the tranquil World Peace Fountain – while galleries like The Fayetteville Underground display the works of local artists year-round. 

More evidence of Fayetteville’s talent can be seen in public venues and galleries.

For a complete listing of galleries, request the official visitors guide here.

Locations for the upcoming public art installation, Green Candy, have been announced. International and local artists will be transforming four sites around downtown Fayetteville into works of art.

Experience Fayetteville is presenting the event and appointed global creative house Justkids to curate Green Candy, an art action aimed to create community conversations around waste and sustainability through engaging art projects.

The final group of local and international artists have been selected to create individual works of art for Fayetteville’s upcoming public art project, Green Candy.

Experience Fayetteville, which is presenting the event, has appointed global creative house Justkids to create public-art programming for the Fayetteville community. Justkids describes Green Candy as an art action aimed to create community conversations around waste and sustainability through engaging art projects.

Internationally-recognized artists who will join the roster for this pioneer event are :

Fayetteville has long been the artistic epicenter of Northwest Arkansas, thanks in large part to the University of Arkansas, which — as the state’s oldest and largest college campus — has influenced Arkansas culture since its founding in 1871.

Just Kids and Experience Fayetteville are currently accepting proposals from Fayetteville-based artists (artists either residing in or actively involved in the Fayetteville art community) to participate in a public art event to be held during the final week of August 2017 by creating original artwork (sculpture, installation, mural).

May, 2017

Exciting new art is coming to Northwest Arkansas this summer, as Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville prepares to feature work by American sculptor Dale Chihuly.

While Chihuly works mostly with glass, he is also known for using a variety of mediums, including ice, paint and neon. His works will be featured inside the museum’s temporary exhibition gallery as well as outside in the beautiful woods of the Ozarks. Tickets range from $10 to $20 and can be purchased in advance on the Crystal Bridges website.

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