Join us for 4th Friday!

Places to visit during 4th Friday on July 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 opening of the exhibition Point of View from 5-9 p.m.

Cape Fear Studios, 148 Maxwell St.: Enjoy the opening of Fine Art and Functional Glass featuring the work  of Ben Green-Colonnese from 6 to 8 p.m.

Cumberland County Public Library, 300 Maiden Lane:   Get in a beach mood with The 2-U-Keys: two voices and two ukuleles, playing a variety of fun happy songs to get you tapping your feet and singing along from 7 to 9 p.m.

Fayetteville After 5, Festival Park.: Kick off those “work shoes” and kick up your heels with On the Border (tribute to Eagles) & Brittany Marie (country and classic rock).  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 colorful fish to take home!  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 Early Car Dealerships in Fayetteville 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 July.  Hay Street United Methodist Church (320 Hay St.) will feature a Kid Zone including face painting and crafts  from 6-8 p.m.  View the artwork of Jonathon Shannon at The Sweet Palette (101 Person St.) until 9:30 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!

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

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