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

McCoy Gallery

Fenix Arts

The Art Gallery

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

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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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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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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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Art Ventures NWA Presents Folklores & Odysseys

November is a fantastic month for art exhibitions on the historic Fayetteville Square, with a series of exhibits showing in the Art Ventures gallery throughout the month. The gallery is home to the Art Ventures organization, with a mission of promoting visual arts through collaboration, working to the highest standards, encouraging education and public engagement in the arts and providing accessibility to underrepresented communities.

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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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