Artosphere: Arkansas' Arts and Nature Festival returns June 10 - 29, 2019. The festival, presented by the Walton Arts Center, celebrates artists influenced by nature, who inspire us to live more sustainable lives.
“As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Artosphere Festival in 2019, which coincides with the 50th anniversary of man walking on the moon, we are focusing thematically on space. Since the dawn of time, space has been a source of wonder, innovation, and artistic inspiration for all the world’s people. Further, man’s exploration of space has given us the technology to look back on ourselves and observe both the Earth’s changing ecosystem and our shared humanity. In that Artosphere was designed to explore the intersection of arts + nature, always with an eye toward sustainability, space seems like the perfect theme.” – Scott Galbraith, Vice President of Programming and Executive Producer
Members of the artist group Fenix Fayetteville will present a three-week art exhibition and event series at the historic Walker Stone House in downtown Fayetteville from April 8-29.
Fayetteville, Arkansas is known as a great arts destination with many public works from large murals to little-known gems tucked in the nooks and crannies. We recently wandered around Fayetteville taking in the natural beauty and snapped a few shots of some of our favorite art pieces. If you haven’t explored the art scene in Fayetteville, add it to your bucket list!
First Thursday returns to the downtown square on August 5 for the 2021 season!
As always, this event is FREE and open to the public. While the season is shortened this year, the event will still celebrate Fayetteville's local arts culture, music, food, and beer! New this year is the Outdoor Refreshment Area! Guests that are 21 and older can sip and stroll their way through the event.
Check out the themes below!
August 5 - Dog Daze of Summer
September 2 - Tight Knit
October 7 - Light
Stay tuned for upcoming announcements on the music lineup and other fun activities happening!
Vendor Applications are now OPEN! We encourage ALL creatives to apply! Whether it's your first time having a booth or you've been selling your work for years, we like to keep costs low. We do not collect any percentage of your sales so you can continue to have an impactful community presence in Fayetteville.
Interested in supporting First Thursday? There are sponsorship opportunities available for the 2021 season.
Download the Sponsorship packet here to learn more.
Experience Fayetteville launched in 2013, the Fayetteville Ale Trail – Arkansas’ first craft beer tasting adventure featuring all local breweries and the state’s only cidery. This self-guided tour lets visitors and residents experience local breweries and engage with brewmasters while learning about their craft.
The Fayetteville Ale Trail features 17 stops: Boston Mountain Brewing Co., Bentonville Brewing Co., Bike Rack Brewing Co., Columbus House Brewery., Core Public Houses, Crisis Brewing Company, Eureka Springs Brewery, Fossil Cove Brewing Co., Hawk Moth Brewery, Ivory Bill Brewing, JJ's Beer Garden & Brewing (JBGB), Natural State Beer Company, New Province Brewing Co., Ozark Beer Co., Saddlebock Brewery and West Mountain Brewing Co. and Black Apple Crossing.
One weekend each fall, Dickson Street starts to rumble as motorcycles descend upon Fayetteville for the annual Bikes, Blues & BBQ motorcycle rally.
The festival began in 2000 as a charity poker run event with more than 200 riders, and has grown rapidly through the years. Today, Bikes, Blues, & BBQ is the world's largest charity motorcycle rally and has donated over $2 million to local charities that assist women, children, and underserved members of the Norwest Arkansas Community.
A local favorite for things to do in Fayetteville, the award-winning Fayetteville Farmers’ Market returns to the Historic Downtown Square on Saturday, April 6.
The market will be open on the square from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday, and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.
In Northwest Arkansas, we love to call the Hogs and fill the stands for home games! So, whether you're visiting with an opposing team or you're in town to cheer on the Razorbacks, welcome to Fayetteville. We can't wait for you to experience game day in our beautiful Ozark Mountain surroundings.
Arkansas has a long tradition of backing its Razorbacks, whether it's football, baseball, basketball, volleyball or any of the other eight sports at the University of Arkansas. Hog fans come out in full force to root on their team.
We all need a place to call home; a proverbial hearth that simultaneous garners sanctuary, familiarity, and inspiration alongside the people we love and cherish. Home is not simply a place, but rather a state of mind and, at times, even of taste, touch, and smell. The fragrance of freshly brewed coffee, frying bacon, and cigarette smoke transcends me to my childhood and the home kitchen of my grandma Dighero as she poetically maneuvers through her standard, grease laden daily breakfast. No matter when: childhood, adolescence, adulthood….I could count on those three intermingled perfumes to make me feel safe, and perpetually hopeful.
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