Art

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.

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Theatre

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

TheatreSquared

Walton Arts Center

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Galleries

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

Fenix Arts

Velesero

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

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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

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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

Coming Soon: The Ramble

Event date: March 01, 2020

FAYAR Comic Show

All things pop culture fandom will be front and center in Fayetteville, Arkansas as the city plays host to the FAYAR Comic Show. This first-ever convention will introduce an exciting two-day lineup of famous special guests and memorable experiences for fans of comics, sci-fi, anime and horror—complete with celebrity autograph and photo sessions, live panels, incredible cosplayers and even the opportunity to commission new art from phenomenal comics artists.

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Event date: December 21, 2019

A Very SoNA Christmas

It simply wouldn’t be the Holiday Season in Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas without the 65-year old Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) and its powerful annual performances of both sacred and secular holiday music. Under the baton of conductor and music director Paul Haas, the orchestra takes the stage with the SoNA Singers and special guest soloists, along with area high school and collegiate choruses to perform A Very SoNA Christmas.

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Event date: December 15, 2019

A Christmas Story: The Musical

One of the most popular things to do in Fayetteville during the Holiday Season is catch a play at the Walton Arts Center. Lucky for you, this year’s Broadway Series features A Christmas Story: The Musical. With eight performances running Dec. 10-15, you and your friends or family will have a chance to see this stage adaptation of the 1983 classic film — hilarious cautionary tale about young Ralphie Parker and his do-or-die quest to obtain an “official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model air rifle BB gun” on Christmas morning.

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Event date: November 20, 2019

TheatreSquared Presents World Premier Adaptation of A Christmas Carol

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, there’s something extra special about slowing down for just a little while to sit back and enjoy a familiar and entertaining story appropriate for every age. The talented troupe at TheatreSquared have reimagined the perennial favorite tale of A Christmas Carol, with a new world premier stage adaptation that is sure to become an annual tradition for many.

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Holiday Shows at Walton Arts Center

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.

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