Join us for 4th Friday!

Places to visit during 4th Friday on September 26:

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 exhibition Mediating Relevance: The Politics of Gender presented by Ellington-White CDC from 7 to 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.

Fascinate-U Children’s Museum, 116 Green St.: Admission is free. Celebrate our multicultural community by taking a look at a display of Hispanic artifacts from around the world!  Children can express their creative side by creating a free Japanese Kimono Paper doll 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. Join them for the 100th Anniversary of Dodge Car Show from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and stick around for live music by "Raiford Street" from 7 - 9 p.m. in front of the Museum. 

Hay Street United Methodist Church, 320 Hay St.:  Listen to the live music of "Stephanie Weir Andrews & Friends" outside  on the lawn while the kids create a fun Scottish folklore crafts and visit a face painting station from 6 to 8 p.m.

Market House: Featuring the educational exhibit Constitutional Ratification 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 Summer Collins and Michael Daughtry 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 "International Downtown," the Downtown Alliance 4th Friday theme for September.  Pick up your International Passport from the Arts Council (301 Hay St.) or the Downtown Alliance (222 Hay St.)  and have your passport stamped at downtown businesses for your chance to win a prize basket!  Also, the Aloha Ka'naka O Hula Halau Hawaiian performance group will be on the Market House stage along with other street entertainment.  Watch the Street Ratz Breakdance Crew in front of 222 Hay Street and Shadows of Fire/TranceFusion Arts in front of Capitol Building.  Various international groups will perform under the Market House.

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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