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See how tradition and new ideas merge

When you think of Native American Culture, what comes to mind? The artwork of artist Jessica Clark may change your perspective. She says, “My work dispels stereotypes by portraying the legacy and narrative of Southeastern Natives in everyday life.”

Opening during 4th Friday on August 26, the Contemporary Art Forms by America’s First People exhibition, celebrates the contemporary art of “America’s First People”.



Thank you for every donation given to support area storm victims.
It was a great night!

On Oct. 15, the Arts Council presented a free concert by Dark Water Rising from 7 to 9 p.m. According to the group, ties of kinship within the band’s Native American communities helped to establish the band in 2008. Today, those same Native roots provide the framework for the band’s sound, which they describe as “rocky soul.” Click here for more information on the Dark Water Rising.

Join us in lending a helping hand to our neighbors!  The Arts Council will be collecting food and water in partnership with Cumulus radio stations as part of the “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” effort.  Everything collected support our local community through the Salvation Army.



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The galleries are open 6 days a week for this show. See gallery hours below.

Arts Council galleries are located at 301 Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC. Admission is free.

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to noon
Saturday: noon to 4 p.m.









Upcoming exhibits*:


Contemporary Art Forms by America’s First People
Aug. 26-Oct. 22

While art by “America’s First People” is deeply rooted in tradition, the work in this exhibition is contemporary and shows the perspective of Native American artists who are living and creating today.
(Note: Special exhibition hours during September 4th Friday and International Folk Festival weekend)

Recycle – The Art of Transformation
Oct. 28-Dec. 10

By artist Leslie Pearson
“Grill Lamp” by David Slyck




“Recycle” exhibition presents works created using materials being reused or recycled. Presented by the Arts Council.  Sponsored by Pratt  Industries, Waste Management, Waste Industries and OmniSource Southeast on behalf of the City of Fayetteville Environmental Services Department

Reflections: African American Life from the Myrna Colley-Lee Collection
Feb. 3 – Mar. 4

Culture. Inspiration. Storytelling. The Reflections exhibition is a celebration of the diversity of African-American identity through paintings, collages, photographs, textile pieces and works on paper. This exhibition is comprised of select works from the private collection of Myrna Colley-Lee, an arts patron and advocate, and includes such noted artists as Elizabeth Catlett, Romare Bearden, Gwen Knight, Betye Saar, James Van Der Zee, and Eudora Welty.  Reflections is organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC in collaboration with the office of Myrna Colley-Lee.

Click here to learn more about Reflections

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17th Annual Cumberland County High School Juried Art Exhibition
Mar. 7 – 17

Drawings, paintings, sculpture and mixed media – made by local high school art students – are presented by the school system’s Arts Education Program. See what these talented students create for this juried show!

The 3rd Annual Art and Flowers Juried Competition
Mar. 24 – May 19
(Presented by Ellington-White CDC)

As part of an ongoing commitment to promote the visual arts in Fayetteville, Ellington-White Contemporary Gallery (EWCG) will presents its 3rd Art and Flowers Exhibition,” a celebration pairing of original floral artworks created by today’s contemporary artists, with eye-catching floral arrangements created by local area floral designers and event planners.
Public Works 2017
Opens May 26

Trees, triangles and trains, eagles and eyeballs. More than 100 pieces of work represent a cross section of subjects, styles and skill levels of our community.

*Schedule subject to change.

The Arts Council’s galleries at 301 Hay Street are free and open to the public six days a week.

The Arts Council’s 2016-17 exhibitions are curated by The Ellington-White Community Development Corporation.

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