Fayetteville, Arkansas is known as a great arts destination with many public works from large murals to little-known gems tucked in the nooks and crannies. We recently wandered around Fayetteville taking in the natural beauty and snapped a few shots of some of our favorite art pieces. If you haven’t explored the art scene in Fayetteville, add that to your bucket list! Check these out:
1. Traffic boxes (pictured above) are often overlooked, but an initiative by the Fayetteville Police Department has spiced them up in an effort to discourage graffiti and add beauty to the town. The box was painted by the Fayetteville High School Art Department and is at the intersection of Arkansas Avenue and Dickson Street by the Kappa Sigma house on the edge of the University of Arkansas campus.
1. Get outside!
Northwest Arkansas has a lot to offer for lovers of the outdoors. There are several rivers in Northwest Arkansas to float; the Elk River, the Kings River, and the Buffalo River to name a few. If you don’t feel like venturing too far, go hike Mount Kessler. It’s a nature oasis located within Fayetteville city limits and has 200 acres that are open to the public.
Nearby Devil’s Den State Park offers hills and trails and natural beauty to help you relax whether you’re on vacation or just playing enjoying a long weekend. With charming cabins originally built during the Great Depression by the Civilian Conservation Corps, it’s a popular spot for camping, hiking and picnicking. They also have a great pool that opens on Memorial Day weekend if you feel like taking a swim.
Summer’s here again and there’s no better way to beat the heat than to take a swim! Luckily, Northwest Arkansas has a lot of great pools and parks to keep you cool.
First, let’s start right here in Fayetteville:
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“We're super excited about the Arkansas brewers guild stage and beer garden,” said Hannah Withers, former president of the Block Street Business Association. “Featuring our recent local beer culture just makes sense at such a local centric party. We've found more and more interesting people and talents to highlight in each of the little quirky nooks and crannies on Block. Celebrating our fifth year as a festival is a monumental milestone for us. We can't wait!”
Some people love visiting Fayetteville so much they decide to move here! Recently, Fayetteville was named the Fastest Growing City in Arkansas according to Census data. Our town added 1,602 people bringing our total population to 80,621 residents, more than anywhere else in the state. According to a report by the Norwthest Arkansas Council, "Fayetteville, the home of the University of Arkansas, actually grew faster than far larger cities across the U.S., exceeding places such as Des Moines, Spokane, Tucson, Wichita, Tulsa and Springfield, Mo."
We love to hear that sort of news. From the beautiful fall foilage to the Christmas lights on the square, Fayetteville is the most beautiful town in the state in our opinion, but perhaps we're a little biased. Come visit Fayetteville and see for yourself. Maybe you'll start checking out the real estate market before you leave. See you soon!
Read the report here.
Fayetteville is on a roll with great news and rankings lately! It was recently named the most affordable place to live by U.S. News and World Report.
Fayetteville was ranked no. 9, and three other college towns with universities in the Southeastern Conference were on the list: College Station, Texas (Texas A&M, no. 10), Columbia, Mo. (University of Missouri, no. 4), and Gainesville, Fla. (University of Florida, no. 3).
Ranking factors included cost of living and pollution levels.
The site boasted Fayetteville’s “college town vibe, artistic scene and progressive residents” as well as the Downtown Square, the Walton Arts Center and Skull Creek Trail.
Did you know that there is currently a not-so-secret pop-up art sale happening in downtown Fayetteville? Fenix Fayetteville is a new group of emerging and established artists in Northwest Arkansas who have combined their talents and set up this pop-up shop just in time for the holidays.
From now until Sunday December 18, stop by the former Beaver Electric Building (208 N. Block Ave.) between the hours of 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. to see the artsy goodness for yourself and purchase a unique handmade gift for that free spirited family member on your shopping list. Featuring all types of mediums, you’re sure to find something cool in the mix of painting, photography, textile art, ceramics, ornaments and more!