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.

Folded, painted, embossed, sliced, burned, or otherwise transformed, paper will play the star medium in the nationwide traveling exhibit “Women to Watch: Paper Routes” at Fenix Arts this winter.

Fayetteville art collective Art Ventures has made some big changes recently, but the mission remains the same: Art for Everyone -- and they’re working hard to make that dream a reality.

Fayetteville’s beloved Terra Studios is newly renovated and reopened to the public after an 18-month hiatus, and they’re ready for you to fall in love all over again. 

On November 4th-6th, the public is invited to view local artist Mark Jackson’s AUTOCOLOR Technica at his exclusive new gallery space in North Fayetteville, VELESERO.

Run, don’t walk, to Mount Sequoyah for their upcoming dance collective “New Movement at Mount Sequoyah,” to view an eye-opening performance by BODYSONNET! The performance will start at 7:30 pm on both Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30. The outdoor performance at Vesper Point on Mount Sequoyah is a culmination of a three-week residency with community engagement.