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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Fenix Fayetteville Hosts Consuming Culture Exhibition

The Fenix Fayetteville Gallery will be showcasing a compelling, challenging exhibition throughout the month of November, entitled Consuming Culture. This downtown gallery and studio located steps off of the north side of the historic Fayetteville Square is home to a vibrant member community of artists from all disciplines whose work adheres to high artistic standards. With each special exhibition, member artists typically show their own works that respond broadly to the theme of the particular show.

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True Lit Festival 2019

For those who love the feel of a book in their hands and enjoy lingering over a beautiful turn of phrase, who celebrate witty written dialogue, descriptions and illustrations that transport the reader to another place—we suggest checking out Fayetteville, Arkansas’s True Lit festival. A town that appreciates great literature and considers its public library sacred space, Fayetteville has long been home to talented writers and creatives, not the least of whom have been influenced by or taught fiction, poetry and literary translation in the acclaimed Creative Writing MFA program at the University of Arkansas.

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Terra Studios Fall Music & Art Festival

A venture to Terra Studios on any given day is a memorable exploration of art and whimsy, a chance to tap into imagination and creativity in a beautiful, lushly wooded setting just waiting for discovery. On Sunday, September 8, the six-acre Art Park at Terra Studios comes even more alive for the annual Fall Music and Art Festival, where visitors will find hours of fantastic indoors and outdoors fun for every age.

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Fenix Exhibition: Good Humor, Recent Works by Jan Gosnell

It’s not often an artist starts a piece of work with its name, then draws inspiration from those words. A much more typical path is to create and then (sometimes grudgingly) title the art to offer guidance or explanation to the viewer. Fenix Gallery is showcasing a new exhibition that celebrates the former, as they open Good Humor, Recent Works by Jan Gosnell, running through September 28, 2019. An opening reception for the public is scheduled to coincide with Fayetteville First Thursday on September 5.

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SoNA 65th Anniversary 2019-2020 Season

One hallmark of a vibrant arts community is the presence of a thriving symphony orchestra—and Fayetteville, Arkansas has been home to the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas for 65 outstanding seasons of concert performance. Founded in 1954, SoNA is a resident company of the Walton Arts Center and presents classical and pops performances to tens of thousands of audience members each year. The symphony is under the baton of conductor and SoNA music director Paul Haas, also an accomplished composer and graduate of Yale University and The Julliard School.

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