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Exhibitions and Public Art

FAYETTEVILLE, NC—The Arts Council of Fayetteville-Cumberland County has modified its upcoming exhibition schedule following the outbreak of COVID-19. The Arts Council will continue to take precautions in accordance with local, state, and CDC guidelines for decreasing the spread of COVID-19. Please be advised these dates may change as the Arts Council continues to closely monitor this rapidly changing situation. In the meantime, the Arts Council is working to support artists, advocates, and staff members during this period of closure.

Changes are listed below for exhibitions slated to occur March 2020 - June 2020:

High School Juried Art

In consultation with Cumberland County Schools, this exhibition has been cancelled. Size Matters Originally scheduled to open in April, this exhibition has been cancelled. Artists who submitted portfolios can expect to receive a refund, or the artist can opt to donate the entry fee to the Arts Council to help support local artists.

Works in Progress IV

The fourth year of bringing public art to downtown Fayetteville, Works in Progress IV was scheduled to begin bringing in artwork mid-April. All installations will now be delayed until mid-May 2020. Works in Progress is a temporary public art exhibition gifted to the Fayetteville community through private donors and matched with Arts Council funding. Parties interested in sponsoring a piece of artwork for one year please contact Tom Lee at

Public Works

This annual exhibition is a collaboration with the Public Works Commission and was scheduled to open May 22nd in celebration of Fourth Friday activities. This exhibition’s opening will be rescheduled for August 28th and the exhibition will run until October 17th. Public Works is a community-wide art exhibit sponsored by the Fayetteville Public Works Commission. This is an opportunity for ALL ARTISTS to have their work exhibited at the Arts Council. The public is encouraged to bring their artwork to The Arts Council, located at 301 Hay Street, between 9 am - 5 pm on Friday, August 14 or on Saturday, August 15 between Noon to 4 pm.

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