PHOTOS: Third round of new banners hits Dickson Street and School Avenue

A crew works to install a banner advertising the city’s trail system Tuesday on School Avenue, just south of the Fayetteville Public Library.

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Several readers wrote in last week to ask when city officials planned to replace the holiday light pole banners lining Dickson Street and School Avenue.

The answer is yesterday.

A crew began installing a new set of colorful banners on the north side of Dickson Street Monday and is expected to complete the project sometime on Tuesday.

The new series showcases various local attractions and institutions including Fayetteville’s trails, three museums, a local garden and a downtown art gallery.

It’s the third round of new banners to be installed since Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission staff began designing replacements in August for the faded banners that were added as part of a Dickson Street enhancement project more than a decade ago.

The first set welcomed Arkansas Razorbacks fans to town.

The second round was installed in early November and included holiday-inspired graphics.

The third set features the Headquarters House, Fayetteville Underground, Clinton House Museum, Arkansas Air & Military Museum, the city’s trail system, scenic Mount Sequoyah, the historic Downtown Square, Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, Walton Arts Center and the University of Arkansas.