Arts & Culture | Northwest Arkansas | Experience Fayetteville


Northwest Arkansas may be known for its jaw-dropping scenery, but Fayetteville also boasts a stunning cultural landscape, thanks to a thriving art community. Fayetteville has long been a mecca for some of the most skilled artists in the nation, fostering artistic creativity and bringing world-class art to our little corner of Arkansas. Everyone will find something to admire in Fayetteville’s arts scene! Public art beautifies nearly every corner of the city, while galleries and full slates of live artistic performances highlight the works of local artists year-round.



Fayetteville’s community-centered approach to the performing arts brings local artists and performers to the center stage, world-class and nationally acclaimed productions to our downtown theaters, and unforgettable experiences to our visitors and locals alike.

Arts Live Theatre

Faulkner Performing Arts Center


Walton Arts Center



Whether you’re a seasoned art connoisseur or a curious newcomer, you’ll enjoy a range of creative expression by a community of talented artists when you visit Fayetteville. The standards are high and the perspectives are fresh, with visual arts displayed throughout a wide variety of local galleries.

Art Ventures

Creative Spaces at Mount Sequoyah

McCoy Gallery

Fenix Arts

The Art Gallery


For a more comprehensive gallery list, please check our Visitors Guide.


Our dynamic music scene is an integral piece of Fayetteville’s thriving arts community. An eclectic mix of musicians practice their craft here and can be heard all over the city — on the streets of the Farmers Market, in a late night lounge or at one of our growing number of dedicated music venues.

George’s Majestic Lounge

JJ’s Live

Prairie Street Live

Smoke & Barrel

Tin Roof


Both local and international artists have been inspired to paint, sculpt, chisel and sketch their style on the walls and streets of Fayetteville, making a more bright and vibrant experience for visitors and locals. From towering murals to thought-provoking installations, you never know what could be around the corner!

City Public Art Map

Dickson Street Art Court

Terra Studios

Washington County Quilt Trail

May 6, 2023

AMMPlify NWA Festival

The AMMPlify Festival is a new festival nestled on top of Mount Sequoyah on the grounds of a historic retreat center. The festival will include a diverse lineup of local and touring acts, featuring Adam Faucett, Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster, JT London, Leake, TSU, The Untitled EP, A Creation, SEWLO, Tylo May, Middle of Knowhere Mini Film Fest, Inhabit Dance, Afrique Aya Dance and Drum, Bee Balm Poetry and Workshop, Avery Lee Songwriting, and KXUA DJ's. Early in the day, the festival will host workshops on budgeting and marketing for creatives. The festival will also feature an art market, food trucks, and a Fossil Cove beer garden, all nestled in the wide outdoor spaces and intimate indoor performance venues of scenic Mount Sequoyah. Purchase tickets online at

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Local art gallery VELESERO is hosting its first-ever group show and sale, just in time for the holidays! On December 9th and 10th, The Small Show will be on display inside the studio, free and open to the public.

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Visitor’s Guide

Check out our Fayetteville Visitor’s Guide full of insider tips and guides to hotels, dining, entertainment, the arts, and more

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