Experience Fayetteville announces locations for Green Candy Art Action; Celebration to be held at Walker-Stone House Aug. 25

Locations for the upcoming public art installation, Green Candy, have been announced. International and local artists will be transforming four sites around downtown Fayetteville into works of art.

Experience Fayetteville is presenting the event and appointed global creative house Justkids to curate Green Candy, an art action aimed to create community conversations around waste and sustainability through engaging art projects.

Participating artists include Bordalo II, Ernest Zacharevic, Bicicleta Sem Freio, Marina Zumi, Jason Jones and Gina Gallina. Justkids worked with each artist to determine locations best suited for their individual talents, and where the works will be most appreciated by the public.

The Walker-Stone House, 207 W. Center St., will host three separate artworks that include a three-dimensional piece by Portuguese multimedia artist Bordalo II, an installation by local crochet artist Gina Gallina and an immersive room by Brazilian artists Bicicleta Sem Freio.

Mural locations in the downtown area include 1 W. Mountain, featuring new street pieces by Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic; Hog Haus Brewing Co., hosting awe inspiring cosmic work by Argentinian artist Marina Zumi; and 545 W. Center St., featuring new artwork by local artist Jason Jones.

A celebration of Green Candy will be held at the Walker-Stone House Friday, August 25 from 1 – 4 p.m. The event is hosted in collaboration with the Roots Festival and will feature live music and live screen printing. Attendees are invited to bring old T-shirts and apparel to be upcycled with a limited edition design by Justkids. The event is free and open to the public. Maps to locate the artwork will be available and a pop-up shop will feature a variety of Green Candy and Justkids merchandise as well as works by Ana Maria.

The Bicicleta Sem Freio installation and the Green Candy pop-up shop will remain open to the public on Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27. Visit the Experience Fayettteville facebook page for specific times.

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