First Thursday to include local craft beer celebration, music by Smokey & The Mirror

Smokey & The Mirror / Courtesy photo

It is looking like a gorgeous day for an evening on the Fayetteville square. As it happens, there’s a party going on up there tonight (May 5).

That’s when First Thursday Fayetteville will host their first outdoor event of the season with it’s monthly art walk, live music, and family celebration.

This month’s event will include live music by locals Smokey and the Mirror on the main stage at around 7 p.m.

The theme for this month is a celebration of the local craft beer scene, with local breweries Fossil Cove, Columbus House, Core, Ozark, Apple Blossom and Saddlebock all expected to set up in the beer garden this year.

An art walk, featuring dozens of painters, photographers, crafters, and more, will also be set up around the square, and a handful of local food trucks and vendors will also be on hand.

In addition, the University of Arkansas’ sUgAR gallery will host a group exhibition of work by students pursuing their Master’s of Fine Arts degree. We’ve seen some photos of an interesting looking installation in the lobby of the gallery as the students have been setting up today. Here’s a bit more information about the show.

The Fayetteville Underground will be open, and will host the new “Clintons and Kennedys” exhibition of expressionist paintings of Bill and Hillary Clinton and John and Jacqueline Kennedy by Hot Springs artist, Tansill Stough. Locals Brandon Bullette and David Bachman will also be showing new work at the Underground.

The fun starts at 6 p.m. For a bit more info, visit