Join us for 4th Friday!

Places to visit during 4th Friday on October 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 Colorblind - Artwork in Black and White from 7 to 9 p.m.  "Rock out" to The Army Ground Forces Band's Loose Cannons in front of the Arts Council from 7-9 p.m.

Cape Fear Studios, 148 Maxwell St.: See the opening of the 2014 Nellie Allen Smith National Pottery Competition, a juried competition which draws potters from across the state, from 6 to 9 p.m. 

City Center Gallery and Books, 112 Hay St.:  View local entertainment from 6 to 8 pm.

Cumberland County Headquarters Library, 300 Maiden Lane: Learn valuable tricks and lifehacks designed to help you survive tornadoes, hurricanes, harsh winters and yes, Zombies. Featuring the Zombie Squad of S.E. North Carolina. from 7 to 9 p.m.

Fascinate-U Children’s Museum, 116 Green St.: Admission is free. Talented singer & music educator Kia Walker will showcase some of her students' musical talents during a spooky presentation.  Children can express their creative side by creating a free unique mask 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..  

Market House: Featuring the educational exhibit Death and Dying in Fayetteville upstairs from 6 to 10 p.m.  This exhibit is in addition to the permanent exhibit, Downtown Revitalization which tells the history of Downtown Fayetteville.

Market Square Coffee House, 106 Hay St.: Local Music Showcase featuring local musicians beginning at 7 p.m.  

The Ellington-White Contemporary Gallery, 113 Gillespie St.:  See the opening of a Fayetteville Contemporary Exhibition from 7-9 p.m.

The Capitol Room, 134 Person St.:  Join Sigma Kappa Delta, the English Honor Society of Fayetteville Technical Community College as they host a free release party for Unbound, the literary and arts journal of FTCC beginning at 7 p.m.

Downtown businesses embrace "Zombie Walk," the Downtown Alliance 4th Friday theme for October.    Free zombie make-up application, Halloween Express Costume Contest, Photo Booth and preshow entertainment on The Outdoor Rock Shop Zombie Pre Party Stage in front of Headquarters Library (Maiden Lane). Watch the Street Ratz Breakdance Crew, Shadows of the Fire and Thriller Dance Troupe along Hay Street. (6 to 8 p.m.) Zombie Walk starts at 8 p.m. at the Library and ends in Festival Park during the Dogwood Fall Festival.

Be sure to catch John Malzone’s Cotton Exchange Express, weather permitting. The free train ride departs from Market Square Coffee House at 106 Hay St.

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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