Event date: 2017-12-21

Experience Fayetteville presents Winter Solstice Art Action on the first day of winter, Thursday, December 21, at the Historic Walker Stone house in downtown Fayetteville. The festivities will go from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Walker Stone House but the fun will continue into the night with several galleries and studios remaining open late into the evening.

Would you like to engage your green thumb and plant a succulent? Would you rather play with paper or craft a bird feeder?  How about just hanging out and enjoying a beverage and live theater? You can do all of these things and more at the Winter Solstice Art Action.  Enjoy art performances, interactive spaces, music, make and take craft projects, a you-play-it piano, snacks and holiday refreshments, a self- guided solstice art stroll and many other surprises! Bundle up and bring the entire family! There are experiences for all ages.

Here’s a little sneak peek of some activities with our great local partners:

  • Ozark Natural Foods - Make & take outdoor wreaths for the birds
  • Shaky Bugs Performance – 3:00 pm
  • LatinX Theatre Performance – 6:00 pm
  • You-Play-It Piano – Crystal Bridges is bringing a piano ANYONE can play to promote the Stuart Davis Exhibit
  • Shindig Paperie Make & Take paper play
  • Southside Succulents – Make & Take succulent project
  • Sip on Onyx Coffee

After enjoying the Walker Stone House, make sure go for a winter wander to the area galleries. We’ve partnered with several local artists whose spaces will remain open and offer one-of-a-kind purchases and original art pieces. Meet the artists and explore their studio spaces as you shop local this season.

Our partnering galleries include Trailside Village, Art Ventures, The Chancellor Hotel, Stage Eighteen and more. A map of the Winter Solstice Art Stroll is coming soon.

This event is free and open to the public. Keep an eye out for more information and follow the discussion on the Facebook event for updates and new additions. Click here to download the Winter Solstice map. 

The Walker Stone House is located at 207 W. Center Street in downtown Fayetteville. This historic home was built in 1845 and is currently home to two international art pieces created during the Green Candy Art Action earlier this year. The mural inside by artists, Bicicleta Sem Freio of Brazil, as well as an environmental sculpture by Bordalo II of Portugal, will be on display during the event. The Walker Stone House is owned and opened to the public by Experience Fayetteville.

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