First Thursday Fayetteville returns to the square July 2

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Update: Due to severe weather and lightning in the area, outdoor activities scheduled tonight for First Thursday have been cancelled. Fayetteville Underground will still likely be open as planned, however.

It’s time for another installment of Fayetteville’s favorite art walk and outdoor festival.

First Thursday Fayetteville returns to the square on July 2, for an evening of live music, food trucks, local beer, and of course, an art walk featuring dozens of local artists and crafters selling their wares along the square.

Here’s what we know about this month’s event.

On the Square

Arkansauce / Courtesy

Music will begin on the main stage at 5:30 p.m. with a kid-friendly performance by Tommy Terrific.

After that, talented local bluegrass/Americana outfit, Arkansauce, will take the stage at around 7 p.m.

As always, tons of local artists and crafters will have booths around the square. Among them, artist Tim Taggart will have some of his work in wood, Heather Fedosky will have some paintings on display, and Alicia McCallen will have a mixed-media booth featuring sculpture, paintings, and more.

Beer Garden

This month, the beer garden will be located at the patio of the Old Post Office in the middle of the downtown square.

The featured local brewery this month will be West Mountain Brewing Co. Proceeds from the garden will benefit Pagnozzi Charities.

Fayetteville Underground

The Queer South: Alternative Expressions in the Bible Belt, a group show of southern LGBTQXYZ artists, will be on exhibit at Fayetteville Underground beginning this week.

The opening reception will begin during First Thursday from 5 to 9 pm throughout the gallery.

The show will include music by RD Mauzy. Here is more info about the show.

Around Town

Arsaga’s at the Depot will have a show featuring new paintings by artist Dea Self. Here’s a bit more info.


Free parking is available in the Fayetteville Town Center parking deck beginning at noon.