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.
If you’re a seasoned art lover and connoisseur—or perhaps you’re a curious newcomer to visual arts appreciation—a stop at the Fenix Fayetteville home gallery is a great place to enjoy a range of creative expression by a community of talented artists. The juried artistic standards at Fenix are high and the perspectives are fresh, both in the exhibition gallery and the studio space where member artists regularly hold classes and workshops for all ages.
Throughout the months of June and July 2019, Fenix presents “Our Universe,” an artistic response to the Walton Art Center’s Artosphere Festival theme of Space. The public is cordially invited to visit a special gallery exhibition and view temporary installations, as well as take part in workshops, attend readings and hear unique musical performances. Here are a few highlights, and more events will be announced, so be sure to check the festival webpage for evolving details.
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.
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.
This year’s Fayetteville Visitor’s Guide features four profiles from a handful of influential locals to give visitors an inside track on some of the best things to do, places to eat and shop, and must-experiences while in Fayetteville. One of our profilees is Octavio Logo, a local artist whose unique style is popping up all over Northwest Arkansas.
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