Reminder: First Thursday to include outdoor art walk, music by Trout Fishing in America and Joe Giles

Trout Fishing in America


After taking a break last month, First Thursday Fayetteville will return to the Fayetteville downtown square tonight (Aug. 1).

If this sunny weather holds up, it’s going to be a gorgeous evening for an art walk.

The fun kicks off at 5 p.m., with the opening of the outdoor art vendors around the square, a beer garden benefiting the OMNI Center, food trucks and more.

Music kicks off on the main stage beginning at around 5 p.m. with musicians from Fayetteville Music Factory. After that, local legends Trout Fishing in America will perform some of their kid-friendly tunes. Locals Joe Giles & The Homewreckers will close out the night.

The art walk features nearly 50 vendors this week, including handmade items from Plum Blossom Pottery, nature-inspired mixed media sculpture by Dirt Poor Designs and paintings by B.V. Bear.

Fayetteville Underground will feature visiting painter Sharon Killian and sculptor Chris Weaver. Several resident artists at the Underground will also have new work on display. Beverages and snacks will also be available, and the artists studios will be open to the public.

There’s also an art show just down the hill at Nightbird Books on Dickson Street. Artists include Angelina Bowen, Beth Buckley, Mallory Berry, and Brittany Paul. Later in the night, expect music from former Memphis Pencil’s singer Martin Bemberg’s new project, High Lonesome, and locals Native American.