Cultural Arts Corridor


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.

Join us for several planned public engagement events:

Thursday, August 16, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.Speak Up Fayetteville
Walton Arts Center Starr Theatre
495 W. Dickson St.
Featuring a presentation by landscape architects Nelson Byrd Woltz
Light hors d'oeuvres will be served. 

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