Join us for 4th Friday!

Places to visit during 4th Friday on April 25:

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 John & Vivian Hewitt Collection of African-American Art from 7 to 9 p.m.  Listen to the Army Ground Forces Band's Brass Quintet outside the Arts Council.

Cape Fear Studios, 148 Maxwell St.: See the opening of the 2014 Annual Anniversary Member Artists' Exhibit featuring the work of Cape Fear Studios Member Artists and Supporting Member Artists from 6 to 9 p.m. 

Dogwood Festival, Festival Park: Enjoy arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, a kids' area, live entertainment and fun for the whole family at this annual event.

Fascinate-U Children’s Museum, 116 Green St.: Admission is free. Children can express their patriotic side by making a Lincoln Penny Pendant to wear during an patriotic holiday.  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. The Transportation Museum also hosts the City Market with crafts and local produce for sale. Their latest exhibit, NC Art Pottery: Utility to Unique, explores the transition of this North Carolina art movement.  Also, a new automobile will be on display in the annex.  Stop by from 8 to 10 p.m.

Market House: Featuring the educational exhibit Flags upstairs from 6 to 10 p.m.  This exhibit is in addition to the permanent exhibit, A View From The Square which tells the history of Downtown Fayetteville.

Market Square Coffee House, 106 Hay St.: Local Music Showcase featuring Jhamel Troy Bennet & Thousand Ways beginning at 7 p.m.  

Downtown businesses embrace "Field of Honor," the Downtown Alliance 4th Friday theme for April

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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The Arts Council's grants, programs and services are funded in part by contributions from businesses and individuals, and through grants from the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County and the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Cultural Resources.

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