Join us for 4th Friday!

Places to visit during 4th Friday on August 22:

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  Mediating Relevance: The Politics of Gender presented by Ellington-White CDC from 7 to 9 p.m.  Listen to The Army Ground Forces Band Freedom's Groove in front of the Arts Council from 7-9 p.m.

Cape Fear Studios, 148 Maxwell St.: See the opening of a new exhibition a view artist studios from 6 to 9 p.m. 

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

Cumberland County Public Library, 300 Maiden Lane:  Cumberland County Public Library presents the Cape Fear Gem and Mineral Society.  See fossils, minerals and gems from around the world, including demonstrations on how to make cabochon gems on a polishing wheel. Society members will have hand-made jewelry and stones for sale. Refreshments provided.   View natural beauty from 7 to 9 p.m.

Fascinate-U Children’s Museum, 116 Green St.: Admission is free. Learn how to properly install your child's car seat during Fourth Friday.  Children can express their creative side by creating a free and funky "self portrait" food collage.  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, Lafayette in Fayetteville, includes an array of artifacts, images and information connecting the Marquis de Lafayette to the City of Fayetteville.  Also, a new automobile will be on display in the annex.  Stop by from 8 to 10 p.m.

Hay Street United Methodist Church, 320 Hay St.:  Listen to live music outside with the band "Double Trouble" from 6 - 7 p.m. and "The Ash Breeze" from 7 - 8 p.m. while the kids create a fun fish craft from 6 to 8 p.m.

Market House: Featuring the educational exhibit Cape Fear River 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 beginning at 7 p.m.  

The Ellington-White Contemporary Gallery, 113 Gillespie St.:  See the works of featured New Orleans artist Ricky Charles.

Downtown businesses embrace "Flavors of Downtown," the Downtown Alliance 4th Friday theme for August  Watch the Street Ratz Breakdance Crew in front of 222 Hay Street and Shadows of Fire/TranceFusion Arts in front of Capitol Building.

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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