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August 21, 2018
Contact: Peter Nierengarten
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability Department

Two New Surveys and Three Drop in Sessions for
Public to Help Create Cultural Arts Corridor

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.— Last week, representatives from Nelson Byrd Woltz (NBW) Landscape Architects and inVeritas made a presentation about the Cultural Arts District area to more than 100 people at a public meeting. Meeting attendees could view, vote, and make comments about the area and possible design elements. This week, City staff is hosting drop in sessions to receive additional input from the public.

  • Wednesday, August 22, 3 - 4:30 p.m.:  Fayetteville Public Library Lobby:
    • Drop in to view the plan concepts and vote for your favorite ideas
  • Thursday, August 23, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Fayetteville Public Library Lobby:
    • Drop in to view the plan concepts and vote for your favorite ideas
  • Friday, August 24, University of Arkansas (time and location TBD):
    • Drop in to view the plan concepts and vote for your favorite ideas

The public can also learn more about the project, add comments, and vote for ideas online. Information can be viewed at and at the City’s new public engagement platform Speak Up Fayetteville. Two surveys can be found at, one about desired features, and the other survey shows images of types and styles of amenities.
NBW and inVeritas will return during the second week in October to present the next set of concepts for the area. This project is made possible by a grant from the Walton Family Foundation’s Design Excellence Program.
The Cultural Arts Corridor will link cultural attractions—including the Walton Arts Center, TheatreSquared’s new performing arts venue, Nadine Baum Studios, Fayetteville Public Library, and the undeveloped 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 Downtown Square, the Razorback Greenway, and the community. 
The public is invited to participate over the next four months to help create the final design. In 2019, the Cultural Arts Corridor project will be part of the City’s capital projects presented as a bond to Fayetteville voters in a special election.


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