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.
Local nonprofit Music Moves is celebrating Black Music Month with a lineup of native talent. Each weekend in June, Music Moves will be presenting a series of free online concerts via its website and social media pages in honor of Black musicianship. Artists from all over the state of Arkansas will be performing in recognition of the extraordinary contribution of African Americans to music of all genres.
Fayetteville has long been known as the cultural epicenter and entertainment headquarters of the region, and one huge reason is the live-music scene, especially along the famed Dickson Street that lies between the Historic Downtown Square and University of Arkansas campus.
We can practically hear those jingling sleigh bells, just thinking about all of the wonderful holiday performing arts programming that’s coming to Fayetteville this December, thanks to the Walton Arts Center. Every year crowds of families and friends plan much-anticipated trips to the WAC’s state of the art venue to make a variety of outstanding productions part of their celebrations of the special season. The 2019 line up of live performance and family movie screenings is designed to please all ages.
November is a fantastic month for art exhibitions on the historic Fayetteville Square, with a series of exhibits showing in the Art Ventures gallery throughout the month. The gallery is home to the Art Ventures organization, with a mission of promoting visual arts through collaboration, working to the highest standards, encouraging education and public engagement in the arts and providing accessibility to underrepresented communities.
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