Flyer Guide: First Thursday – October 2011

Fayetteville’s own 3 Penny Acre provide the soundtrack for First Thursday, set to kick off at 5 p.m. Oct. 6 on the square.

It’s the beginning of another month in Fayetteville which means it’s time for another First Thursday party on the square.

With excellent art and music on the schedule, and perfect weather forecasted for this evening, the October edition of First Thursday is going to be great.

See you there?

Art, music and fun on the square

Fayetteville favorites 3 Penny Acre are set to provide the soundtrack for tonight’s festivities which include a 30-artist art walk, a kids zone sponsored by Terra Studios and a charity beer garden benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

How does that all that work? Easy. Two streets will be closed off to traffic around the square to make room for everything. Think of it as an evening-style Farmers’ Market, but with paintings instead of veggies.

On top of all that, expect free parking at the Town Center parking garage and city lots surrounding the Square after 5 p.m.

by Flannery Grace Horan

Fayetteville Underground

As one of the founding galleries of First Thursday, Fayetteville Underground regularly features a series of art openings during the monthly event.

This month, the gallery hosts the work of five artists including photography from Sabine Schmidt, clay works by Kelley Hatfield Wilks, paintings by Becki Lamascus, and jewelry from both Flannery Grace Horan and Teresa Hall.

For more on this month’s artists at Fayetteville Underground, visit

Fayetteville Underground is located in the downstairs section of East Square Plaza on the outside east side of the square.

More, more, more!

There’s always more when it comes to First Thursday events. Sometimes we don’t even know about it all until we’re up on the square.

Leon Niehues

Expect activity at the businesses surrounding the event including Riffraff, Hjem Restaurant and the grand opening of the square’s newest boutique, Savoir-Faire.

Elsewhere, Walton Arts Center celebrates the opening of an exhibition from local sculptural basket-maker Leon Niehues in the arts center’s Joy Pratt Markham Gallery.

Once the art party is over, head to the Dickson Street area where a handful of live music events are planned (see today’s Daily Flyer) including a First Thursday after/dance party at Smoke & Barrel Tavern.

3 Penny Acre – “Dig a Little Deeper”