2. Lake Fayetteville is one of the most beautiful spots in town. If you’ve ridden your bike on the trail or perhaps jogged down it, then you’ve probably seen this 37-foot-long mural by Amy Eichler. The mural captures the beauty and innocence of summer days on the lake. See it for yourself the next time you’re in north Fayetteville.
3. Dickson Street is the heart of Fayetteville’s nightlife and the taproom at Brewski’s is always hopping. The next time you’re there check out this work by Joelle Storet, which was painted for the December 2012 Mayan calendar party. She has several other murals throughout Fayetteville.
4. Hank Kaminsky’s sculpture titled theWorld Peace Prayer Fountain is an icon of public art in Fayetteville. Located in front of the Fayetteville Town Center at 15 W. Center St., the 10-foot spherical bronze sculpture is layered with the phrase “May Peace Prevail on Earth,” reportedly in more than 100 languages. According to the artists’ website, the sculpture weighs about 8,000 pounds, and can be turned by hand “like a prayer wheel.”
5. A handful of storm drain inlets in Fayetteville have received makeovers over the last few years, thanks to a public art and awareness project called Upstream Art. The idea is to help bring attention to what goes down the area’s municipal storm drains. Several murals are sprinkled throughout downtown Fayetteville, including this one - Stripes by Lee Porter.
Public art is a great way to make a town more unique. The Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission established a program dedicated more than $100,000 for public art in 2016. It will ensure that public displays of visual art will be funded and through a systematic selection process that will be announced later this year. We are excited to see the art scene in Fayetteville exploding and ever-changing.
To view an interactive map of Fayetteville art locations, click here.