Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, located about 20 miles north of Fayetteville in Bentonville, takes its name from nearby Crystal Spring and the bridge construction incorporated in the building design by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie. A series of pavilions nestled around two creek-fed ponds house galleries, meeting and classroom spaces, and a large, glass-enclosed gathering hall.
Crystal Bridges is building its permanent collection through the efforts of its professional staff as well as important gifts from private collectors such as Alice Walton and others. The collection features American masterworks dating from the Colonial era to contemporary times and will be on view to the public year-round.
The Museum also displays a changing array of special exhibitions featuring art from museums and collections throughout the region, the nation, and abroad.
Surrounded by 120 acres of forests and gardens, Crystal Bridges offers a revitalizing environment for experiencing art and cultural events. The grounds are a place of natural and artistic beauty, equally suited for quiet reflection and exploring with family and friends. Six pedestrian and multi-use trails wind through the campus, connecting the surrounding neighborhoods, parks, and downtown Bentonville to the Museum.
Fayetteville Roots Festival
The Fayetteville Roots Festival is a four-day (August 22nd through 25th, 2013) urban music festival taking place August 22 – 25, 2013. The mainstages will be hosted at the Walton Arts Center, with other stages including George’s Majestic Lounge, Greenhouse Grille, Kingfish Dive Bar, Fayetteville Public Library and the Fayetteville Farmer’s Market. Fayetteville Roots Festival’s key components are music, food and community. The festival is a showcase of many of the elements that make Fayetteville a beloved cultural hot spot. The festivals slogan is “A Mountain Town in its Natural State.”
The ‘Roots’ element of the festival is dedicated to showcasing what makes this region of the Ozarks so amazing. Featuring a musical style that is heavily supported, created and somewhat originating in Fayetteville and the Ozarks as a whole. Supporting locally sourced food and restaurants, focusing on locally grown produce, locally raised meats and locally produced products. Elements of community represented at the festival will include local artisans, live art performances, local non-profit organizations and community action groups.
Walton Arts Center
The Walton Arts Center on Dickson Street in Fayetteville offers a variety of theater, music, art, and other activities from touring Broadway plays to world-reknown musicians. They have a live music venue at the Washington County Fairgrounds, called The Amp, that presents touring musical acts from rock to pop to country throughout the Summer months.
Fayetteville Farmers Market
The Fayetteville Farmers Market is an award-winning farmers market on the Fayetteville Downtown Square on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings 9am to 2pm., and at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks from 4pm to 7pm on Wednesdays and 9am to 2pm on Sundays.