Green Candy is an art action aimed to create community conversations around waste and sustainability through interactive and participatory art.
Presented by Experience Fayetteville, this inaugural edition takes place in the heart of Historic Downtown Fayetteville and will activate public spaces with engaging art by international artists Bordalo (Portugal), Ernest Zacharevic (Lithuania), Bicicleta Sem Freio (Brazil) and Marina Zumi (São Paulo). As a result of an open request for proposals, notable Northwest Arkansas artists Gina Gallina and Jason Jones also will join the project lineup, creating site-specific public artwork.
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.
Dates: July 29-30
Visitors to Fayetteville this weekend looking for something fun to do are in luck if they love craft beer and live music. Nomads Music Lounge, located at 1431 S. School Ave., will host Beer-Ology Fest on July 29-30.
Every fall, Razorback fans travel to Fayetteville to watch the Hogs play football. College game day is a staple of American culture, especially in the South and SEC, but the weekend fun is much more than a Saturday battle on the gridiron. Besides tailgating and cheering at Reynolds Razorback Stadium, here are some of the most popular traditions and things to do Friday through Sunday while in Fayetteville for a football game.
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).
One of Northwest Arkansas’ most anticipated midsummer events is back! The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks will transform into an exciting land of imagination for the 2017 Firefly Fling on Saturday, July 15, from 6 to 10 pm.
Whether you prefer a well-known country singer or a local jazz artist, Fayetteville's music scene has something for everyone to enjoy. Grab a bite to eat and wet your whistle this summer at these live music venues in Fayetteville!
The 2017 Washington County Fair begins on Tuesday, August 29th and runs through Saturday, September 2nd. As Arkansas' largest county fair, there's everything from bull riding to the Miss Washington County pageant, action-packed rides and livestock competitions.
Date: June 2-5
The University of Arkansas Razorbacks are hosting one of the NCAA Regional Tournaments in Fayetteville this coming weekend as part of the Division I Baseball Championship. Missouri State University, Oklahoma State University and Oral Roberts University will be coming to town to compete against the Hogs for a spot in the College World Series in Omaha.
With each team guaranteed to play both Friday and Saturday, and possibly Sunday and Monday, many fans will be staying in Fayetteville until their team’s season ends — or until they head to the Super Regionals June 9-12.
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