Join us for 4th Friday!

Places to visit during 4th Friday on April 24:

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 continuation of the exhibition Earthy Abstractions presented by Ellington-White CDC from 7 to 9 p.m.

Cape Fear Studios, 148 Maxwell St.: Enjoy the work of member artists during the 2015 Annual Anniversary Artists Member’s Exhibit celebrating the 25th anniversary of Cape Fear Studios from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Dogwood Festival, Festival Park.: Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Bloom and Boom kick-off party to a weekend of music, rides and fun beginning at  6 p.m.

Fascinate-U Children’s Museum, 116 Green St.: Admission is free.   Children can express their creative side by creating a beautiful dogwood craft.  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. New this month: 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 Field of Honor 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 embrace “Field of Honor,” the Downtown Alliance 4th Friday theme for April.  The Wine Cafe (108 Hay St.) will feature Kirk Guthaus playing classic guitar from 6 to 9 p.m. City Center Gallery and Books (112 Hay St.) showcases an exhibit and sale of original paintings by young artist Caroline Merino from 6 to 9 p.m. A special event that evening at CCG&B will be “Art on Demand,” in which gallery visitors may request a special subject for a painting and Caroline will create that painting while you wait!


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!

4th Friday beverage providers at the Arts Council are Coca Cola and R.A. Jeffreys Distribution Company.

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