Join us for 4th Friday!

Places to visit during 4th Friday on January 23:

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 Words and Pictures: Illustrated Works by Kadir Nelson from 7 to 9 p.m.  Meet artist, author nad illustrator Kadir Nelson in the Arts Council grand hall for a meet-and-greet and book signing from 7-9 p.m.

Cape Fear Studios, 148 Maxwell St.: See the opening of the Black History Month Exhibit, an exhibit highlighting regional artist Charles Farrar, from 6 to 9 p.m. 

City Center Gallery and Books, 112 Hay St.: City Center Gallery and Books will be showcasing the works of Edwina Clark in addition to featuring African-American literature.

Fascinate-U Children’s Museum, 116 Green St.: Admission is free. Enjoy downtown's 4th Friday activities and stop by the museum to let the kids explore their creative side by make a snowman 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..  

Market House: Featuring an educational exhibit 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.

The Ellington-White Contemporary Gallery, 113 Gillespie St.:  Exhibition open from 7-9 p.m.

Downtown businesses embrace "Super 4th Friday," the Downtown Alliance 4th Friday theme for January.    Play your own game of football by doing a social media check-in or "like" at participating businesses.  Every check-in earns a touchdown and the team with the most point by 9 p.m. wins a gift basket! Players can pick up score cards beginning at 6 p.m. at 222 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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