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

‘Shared Experiences’ at The Artist’s Laboratory Theatre

Art enthusiasts in Fayetteville should make sure to see “Shared Experiences,” an exhibit by the NWA Black Artists Collective, which is being held at The Artist’s Laboratory Theatre, located at 1030 S. College Ave. The art exhibit highlights the experience of black and African-American individuals in Northwest Arkansas. It includes works by artists Veronica Huff, Madison Moon, Raven Cook and Cory Perry, the exhibit’s producer.

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Event date: September 30, 2018

Ink & Art in the Ozarks

Fayetteville’s first tattoo and art expo, Ink & Art in the Ozarks, will take place September 28-30 at Fayetteville Town Center. Presented by Colours Couture and Inked Magazine, the event is an addition to the 2018 Bikes, Blues & BBQ festival schedule.

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Performance Arts in Fayetteville

Fayetteville has a rich performing arts community featuring both local acts and internationally known touring productions throughout the year. Many people who visit Fayetteville come for a weekend getaway, and one of the most popular things to do is immerse themselves in the region’s most eclectic arts scene, which also includes an abundance of visual artists and live-music venues.

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Topo Map part of 2018 Artosphere Festival

Presented by the Walton Arts Center each year, the Artosphere Festival celebrates art, music and nature with exciting performances, activities and events that the whole family can enjoy! With the 2018 festival focusing on the importance of water resources and their conservation, environmental artist, Stacy Levy returned to Artosphere to create a temporary art installation, called Topo Map for School Avenue.

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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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