Join us for 4th Friday!

Places to visit during 4th Friday on February 24:

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.: Experience the continuation of the exhibition, Reflections: African American Life from the Myrna Colley-Lee Collection, from 7-9 p.m.

Cape Fear Studios, 148 Maxwell St.: Enjoy the opening of the Cape Fear Studios Member Solo exhibition  from 6 to 9 p.m.

Ellington-White Gallery, 113 Gillespie St.: Enjoy the opening of the Cumberland County School Teacher Exhibition from 6 to 9 p.m.

Fascinate-U Children’s Museum, 116 Green St.: Admission is free.  Kids can make your own chocolate and vanilla sundae and take a coloring page with them!  Enjoy free play at the museum from 7 to 9 p.m.

Fayetteville Area Transportation Museum, 325 Franklin St.:  View the ongoing Cumberland County Goes to War Exhibit, highlighting the area’s involvement on the battle field and home front during the Civil War.  Also check out the latest exhibition History of Fayetteville State University.  Open this 4th Friday  from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Market House: Featuring the educational exhibit History of Fayetteville State University upstairs from 6 to 10 p.m.  This exhibit is in addition to the permanent exhibit, A View from the Square: A History of Downtown Fayetteville.

Downtown businesses and the Downtown Alliance welcome you Downtown!   The Downtown Alliance will embrace a Mardi Gras theme for February.

Click here to learn more about Fourth Friday (including how to have a display table outside during this monthly event).


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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