If you’ve got a day or just a couple of hours to do some leisurely wandering on foot, don’t miss the opportunity to explore the fantastic array of downtown Fayetteville shopping options located over a several block span. Block Avenue and Dickson Street offer a mecca of independent stores with friendly service and unique stock you won’t find just anywhere. And, when your retail therapy results in an inevitable appetite and thirst, the hardest thing to do will be to choose from all of the options for where to stop in for a few bites and a craft cocktail or two!
It’s next to impossible to picture Fayetteville, Arkansas without calling to mind the city’s much-storied, always vibrant Dickson Street. To honor these few illustrious blocks running through downtown—and the special place they hold in the hearts of generations of locals, college students, alumni and visitors—the team at the Clinton House Museum is throwing a special Dickson-themed party.
There are a handful of true institutions which contribute substantially more than their share to help keep the funky in Fayetteville—and one of those places is Flying Possum Leather. Established in 1976, this wonderful shop is committed to creating and selling custom items at a time when mass production has nearly overtaken the artistry and craftsmanship of handmade leather work.
Tucked right next to a quiet stretch of the Frisco Trail just a few steps from the bustle of Dickson Street, you’ll find a unique collection of spaces for makers and artists to do their work. Located in an old converted warehouse and Quonset hut alongside a narrow section of urban woodland, Trailside Village is a haven for creativity in a wonderfully walkable area of the city.
Some of us are just made to search out the hidden treasures, whether we’re looking for something very specific or we’re simply hoping to be inspired by that unique, one-of-a-kind item we can’t live without. Whether you’re a first-time secondhand shopper or avid about antiquing, Fayetteville offers an array of great shops ranging from highly curated to glorious jumbles of kitsch.
Just like the changing of the clocks for the beginning of Daylight Savings and the celebrated immergence of dogwood and redbud trees throughout the Ozarks, there are a few happy reminders that spring has fully taken hold in Northwest Arkansas. One of those seasonal rites is the annual Spring Square 2 Square Bike Ride, a 30-mile cycling celebration on the Razorback Greenway, which starts in Fayetteville and finishes in Bentonville.
When visiting with Fayetteville locals and University of Arkansas graduates of every generation, mention of the “Old Post Office” or the “OPO” brings forth a multitude of memories relating to the vintage 1911 centerpiece of the Historic Fayetteville Square. Since the last mail was delivered from the building in the 1970s and the site was placed on the national register of historic places, the OPO has been a home to an array of businesses and provided a beautiful backdrop to countless photo ops.
TheatreSquared is anxious to introduce live performance lovers to its 50,000 square-foot architecturally stunning new home in August 2019—but first they’ve got one last bedazzled treat to share from the company’s intimate long-time stage home at Nadine Baum Studios.
Running May 1 through June 2, TheatreSquared brings us “The Legend of Georgia McBride,” a laugh-out-loud comedy which enjoyed extended off-Broadway success. Elvis impersonator Casey is young, relentlessly optimistic, broke and about to be a new father. When the struggling Florida Panhandle bar where he performs attempts to refresh its appeal by hiring a drag show to bring in customers, Casey moves on from his Elvis jumpsuit to embrace a new form of flashy entertainment as the glitzy “Georgia McBride,” proving to be an unexpected sensation.
The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) pulls out all the stops for their grand finale of its 2018-2019 season.
Fenix Fayetteville Gallery is currently featuring thought-provoking works in it's latest exhibit Collaborations and Conversations. Curated by local artist Steven Schnieder, the show includes 2d and 3d works that seek to circumvent traditional dialogues and respond to questions of our time in robust empathetic ways.
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