Cultural Arts Corridor

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The City of Fayetteville is developing a dynamic Cultural Arts Corridor that will link cultural attractions—including the Walton Arts Center, TheatreSquared’s new performing arts venue, Nadine Baum Studios, Fayetteville Public Library, and the Fay Jones Parkland—and activate the outdoor environment between Dickson and Prairie Streets with a range of amenities that will enhance the experience for city residents and visitors alike. The creation of this corridor will improve access to natural and urban public spaces, cultural and educational attractions, the University of Arkansas, the Razorback Greenway, the Downtown Square, and the wider city. Link to map.

The plan will incorporate playful recreation elements, public art, streetscaping, enhanced pedestrian paths, and open-air gathering spaces while integrating the natural landscape with the urban. When complete, the 50-acre corridor will serve as a vibrant and memorable civic space for entertainment, community, and expression that also showcases the unique character and culture of Fayetteville.

The plan for this transformative project is made possible by a grant from the Walton Family Foundation’s Design Excellence Program. Award-winning landscape architects Nelson Byrd Woltz (NBW) were selected to design the corridor. The Mayor is asking residents and visitors to participate in the process and identify specific features that will generate momentum for a capital bond initiative for its construction.

Click here to view a map of the Cultural Arts Corridor project

Public Engagement Meetings II: Preliminary Concepts 

Tuesday, October 9, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Fayetteville High School Cafeteria - Featuring presentations by landscape architects Nelson Byrd Woltz and community art curation consultants Forecast Public Art. To be followed by a community input session.

Wednesday, October 10, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Fayetteville Public Library, Willard and Pat Walker Community Room - Featuring presentations by landscape architects Nelson Byrd Woltz and community art curation consultants Forecast Public Art. To be followed by a community input session.

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Visit Speak Up Fayetteville to see the project's conceptual designs and to vote for your favorite.

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History of the Project

Fayetteville City Council approved two resolutions (below) authorizing the City to move forward with designs for the Cultural Arts Corridor.

Resolution 258-17, passed on Dec 5, 2017, accepted the $1.77 M grant from the Walton Family Foundation for the design of the Cultural Arts Corridor Project, which encompasses 12 acres of City-owned property in the Corridor, including the West Avenue parking lot.

Resolution 138-18, passed on June 19, 2018, hired Nelson Byrd Woltz for Phase One of the design of the Cultural Arts Corridor Project.

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Cultural Arts Corridor Survey Responses:Word Cloud

Please click here to see complete survey results from Round 1.

Public Engagement, Round 1 Meetings

Thursday, August 16, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Walton Arts Center Starr Theatre
Featuring a presentation by landscape architects Nelson Byrd Woltz

Friday, August 17, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Walton Arts Center Starr Theatre
Drop in to view the plan concepts, talk with architects, and vote for your favorite ideas.

Saturday, August 18, 8:00 a.m. to noon
Fayetteville Farmers' Market
Drop by to view the plan concepts, talk with architects, and vote for your favorite ideas.

Monday, August 20, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Fayetteville Public Library lobby
Drop in to view the plan concepts, talk with City staff, and vote for your favorite ideas.

Tuesday, August 21, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Frisco Trail, Dickson St. crossing
Drop by to view the plan concepts, talk with City staff, and vote for your favorite ideas.

Wednesday, August 22, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fayetteville Public Library lobby
Drop in to view the plan concepts, talk with City staff, and vote for your favorite ideas.

Thursday, August 23, 9:00 a.m. to Friday, August 24, noon
Fayetteville Public Library lobby
Plan concepts will be on display in the lobby. Login to Speak Up, and vote for your favorite ideas.

Friday, August 24, 1:00 p.m to 3:00 p.m
University of Arkansas, Fulbright Peace Fountain
Drop by to view the plan concepts, talk with City staff, and vote for your favorite ideas.

Monday, August 27, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Frisco Trail, Dickson St. crossing
Drop by to view the plan concepts, talk with City staff, and vote for your favorite ideas.