Places to visit during 4th Friday on May 22:
There is plenty to see and do every 4th Friday in downtown Fayetteville! Check out these locations for art and culture-related activities:
Arts Council, 301 Hay St.: See the opening of the exhibition Public Works from 5-9 p.m.and hear the sounds of the Army Ground Forces band’s Jazz Guardians from 7 to 9 p.m.
Cape Fear Studios, 148 Maxwell St.: Enjoy the work of furniture maker Andy Bates from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Cumberland County Public Library, 300 Maiden Lane: Second Time Around, a 15-piece big band, plays favorites from Glenn Miller, Les Brown, Benny Goodman and includes selections from artists like Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson and Santana, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Fayetteville After 5, Festival Park.: Kick off those “work shoes” and kick up your heels with Heart Brigade (tribute to Heart) & Mostley Crue (tribute to Motley Crue). Gate opens at 5 p.m. Acts begin at 7 p.m.
Fascinate-U Children’s Museum, 116 Green St.: Admission is free. Children can express their creative side by creating their own Patriot Print. Kids can also enjoy free play at the museum from 7 to 9 p.m.
Fayetteville Area Transportation & Local History Museum, 325 Franklin St.: See artifact-filled exhibits, including a model train room, that tell the story of transportation from pre-history through the early 20th century from 6 – 9 p.m. Also see an exhibit in collaboration with Fayetteville State University celebrating the life of Dr. E.E. Smith, the beloved Baptist minister, patriotic militia officer, successful businessman, generous philanthropist, accomplished statesman and distinguished and dedicated educator.
Market House: Featuring the educational exhibit Local Artists upstairs from 6 to 10 p.m. This exhibit is in addition to the permanent exhibit, A View from the Square: A History of Downtown Fayetteville.
Downtown businesses and the Downtown Alliance embrace the 4th Friday theme for May. Hay Street United Methodist Church (320 Hay St.) will feature Contemporary Christian music performed by the Hay Street UMC band “Untied.” Children can decorate terra cotta flowers pots to take home from 7-8 p.m.
4th Friday is a downtown tradition
4th Friday is a true celebration of the arts and downtown. Folks of all ages get a taste of Fayetteville’s art and entertainment while enjoying the small galleries, bookstores, bistros and shops with unique items for shoppers. It’s safe, it’s fun … and it’s free!
Exhibits, entertainment, refreshments and featured artists all combine to bring the art of Fayetteville to everyone – free of charge! Businesses in the four and a half block of historic downtown Fayetteville join the action and become artistic venues on 4th Friday, featuring the arts in all forms, for all ages.
Families love it. Seniors love it. Teens love it. Arts supporters love it. And once you’ve been to a 4th Friday, you’ll love it too. So what are you waiting for? Join us on 4th Friday!