Join us for 4th Friday!
Places to visit during 4th Fridays:
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.: Visual art exhibitions from 7 to 9 p.m. Opening of the Get the Picture III exhibit, a juried photography exhibit.
Cape Fear Studios, 148 Maxwell St.: Visual art exhibitions from 6 to 9 p.m. Opening this 4th Friday is the exhibit The Art of Those Who Serve, featuring art created by United States military personnel.
Cumberland County Headquarters Library, 300 Maiden Lane: Programming from 7 to 9 p.m. Please join us for an encore performance by the band, Second Time Around. If you like big band swing music, this is the place to be this 4th Friday. Refreshments offered.
Fascinate-U Children’s Museum, 116 Green St.: Admission is free. Children are invited to explore their creativity by making Patriotic Wind Streamers from 7 to 9 p.m.
Fayetteville Area Transportation 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. This 4th Friday see the new Terry Sanford High School Centennial Exhibit, a commemorative exhibit that highlights 100 years of scholastic and social life. Also still on exhibit is History of Fayetteville's Jewish Community, an exhibition of images, information, and artifacts that show how Fayetteville's economic, social, and cultural welfare has been positively impacted by local Jewish contributions.
Also this month, meet local author Joe Latino in the Museum Annex from 7 to 8:30 pm for a book signing of his book "The Device".
Gallery One13, 113 Gillespie St.: Exhibit openings from 6 to 9 p.m.
Market House: Featuring an educational exhibit upstairs from 6 to 10 p.m. This month's exhibit: “Cumberland County during the Revolutionary War”. "A View from the Square: A History of Downtown Fayetteville" exhibit will continue to be on display.City Center Gallery & Books, 112 Hay St: Events held from 6:30 - 9:00 pm. Featuring a repeat performance by The Amazing Thiriot Family, a group of children aged 5 to 13 playing a variety of music on the violin. Also see "Art for the Beach" photographs by Cindy Burnham and Johnny Horne, from 6 to 9 pm.
Be sure to catch John Malzone’s Cotton Exchange Express, weather permitting. The free train ride departs from the Cotton Exchange at 226 Donaldson 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!