Arts and Culture

A desirable city for residents, visitors, and businesses has a constellation of artists – from writers, actors, and musicians to sculptors, painters, artisans, dancers, and more. Fayetteville is rich with artists whose creativity is key to shaping our vibrant city. 

The City of Fayetteville’s Department of Parks, Natural Resources and Cultural Affairs invests in fostering a city driven by creativity that provides the opportunity for everyone to engage in diverse arts and cultural experiences. The City of Fayetteville created the Arts and Culture Division in 2022. The goal is to ensure local arts and culture have a healthy future by developing policies and strategies to support the arts and cultural sector, incentivizing opportunities for thriving artists and organizations, growing the creative industry ecosystem, and responding to community needs and opportunities.

ramble_logo_fay_flatThe Ramble

Settled between pockets of restored wilderness and Fayetteville’s beloved Downtown Arts and Entertainment District, The Ramble illuminates the evolving role of public space in our community. By embracing the journey, it serves as an urban through line and gathering space, a canvas for activating public art and programming, and a connection to natural woodlands andThe Lower Ramble waterways in the heart of downtown. 

The Ramble is a celebration of the journey – connecting people with people, people with nature and people with art. 

Fall and Spring Fridays

A free event series full of fun and exciting opportunities for the entire family to enjoy art in The Lower Ramble as they kick off the weekend. 
Every Friday April 14— May 19, 2023 from 4:30to 6:30 pm, weather permitting.
Every Friday in September and October from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., weather permitting. 

Call for Artists

Call For Artists

The City of Fayetteville is currently seeking applications for activations for The Lower Ramble area, which opened Sept. 8, 2022. Learn more about the Spring 2023 Call for Artists.

Take our survey on e-scooter use in the Speak Up Fayetteville community engagement portal

Arts Council Public Input Questionnaire

Artists, members of the creative economy and Fayetteville residents, your input is needed!  Provide your expertise and feedback with this questionnaire; your insight will help the City as it shapes the next Economic Vitality Plan.

Your feedback will be provided to the Fayetteville Arts Council and the Department of Economic Vitality.

More Information

The Fayetteville Arts Council

The purpose of the Arts Council shall be to promote and to encourage the appreciation and enhancement of the arts and culture resources of Fayetteville: learn more about the work of the council.

Public Art Map

Fayetteville has nearly 150 pieces of public art on display every day: see them on a map of Public Art.

Performing Arts

Fayetteville offers a wide range of performing arts:  from Broadway shows to regional theater productions to dance. View a partial list of performance venues to discover.

Visual Arts

Fayetteville has a diverse art scene that includes large art venues and small private galleries, experimental art and traditional art. There are also many types of art classes available. View a few of the art organizations available.