Cultural Arts Corridor

An artist's rendering of a portion of the West Avenue Civic Space; part of the 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 Woods—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 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.

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.

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. 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.


Update: A Sustainable Urban Landscape

To view the PowerPoint from the January 29 presentation, click here.

Prior presentations are available in the Document Center at right.


Designs focus on three main areas: to celebrate our local arts culture; to preserve the environment, urban forest, and watershed; and to create accessible and enjoyable gathering spaces in central Fayetteville for all residents and visitors.

The most recent presentation answers the question, “What can we as a City do right here that we cannot do anywhere else?” The restoration of Tanglewood Branch provides a unique opportunity to showcase Fayetteville’s sustainability values through stewardship of our watershed and urban forest. The ecological elements of this project will set a new bar for sustainable urban landscapes with:

  • Reclaimed streams
  • Urban canopy
  • Creative stormwater management
  • Nature and biking trails for active outdoor living
  • Nature education
  • Convergence of art and nature

The project will create a community hub for gathering and play, large and small performances, festivals, art exhibitions and storytelling, sculptures, murals, and artful stormwater management and lighting.

The Cultural Arts Corridor is a public investment on public land for public use. As is demonstrated in communities across the world, this type of public investment also spurs private development on private land. The project will be a catalyst for additional development and density in the downtown area, increasing bike trails and connections, and improving streets and walkability.

Visit this City of Fayetteville webpage for additional information about the Cultural Arts Corridor: www.fayetteville-ar.gov/culturalartscorridor




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 Woods—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 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.

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.

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. 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.


Update: A Sustainable Urban Landscape

To view the PowerPoint from the January 29 presentation, click here.

Prior presentations are available in the Document Center at right.


Designs focus on three main areas: to celebrate our local arts culture; to preserve the environment, urban forest, and watershed; and to create accessible and enjoyable gathering spaces in central Fayetteville for all residents and visitors.

The most recent presentation answers the question, “What can we as a City do right here that we cannot do anywhere else?” The restoration of Tanglewood Branch provides a unique opportunity to showcase Fayetteville’s sustainability values through stewardship of our watershed and urban forest. The ecological elements of this project will set a new bar for sustainable urban landscapes with:

  • Reclaimed streams
  • Urban canopy
  • Creative stormwater management
  • Nature and biking trails for active outdoor living
  • Nature education
  • Convergence of art and nature

The project will create a community hub for gathering and play, large and small performances, festivals, art exhibitions and storytelling, sculptures, murals, and artful stormwater management and lighting.

The Cultural Arts Corridor is a public investment on public land for public use. As is demonstrated in communities across the world, this type of public investment also spurs private development on private land. The project will be a catalyst for additional development and density in the downtown area, increasing bike trails and connections, and improving streets and walkability.

Visit this City of Fayetteville webpage for additional information about the Cultural Arts Corridor: www.fayetteville-ar.gov/culturalartscorridor



  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Cultural Arts Corridor Survey #3

    As the City continues to develop plans for the Cultural Arts Corridor, we are seeking public input on preferred amenities and design elements to be included in the West Avenue Civic Space and Fay Jones Woods. Please take a few minutes to complete this brief survey and provide your input on these important elements of the plan.  

    Images of some of the design concepts for the spaces are included in the survey for reference. If you would like to view larger PDF images of the plan, You can download them here. The survey should take five to seven minutes

    As the City continues to develop plans for the Cultural Arts Corridor, we are seeking public input on preferred amenities and design elements to be included in the West Avenue Civic Space and Fay Jones Woods. Please take a few minutes to complete this brief survey and provide your input on these important elements of the plan.  

    Images of some of the design concepts for the spaces are included in the survey for reference. If you would like to view larger PDF images of the plan, You can download them here. The survey should take five to seven minutes to complete. 

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Concept Sketch Survey

    The City of Fayetteville is seeking a second round of public input for the Cultural Arts Corridor. Your input is vital to the success of this project. 

    Please review and comment on these concept sketches for the Corridor. Help the City identify specific features that will attract residents and tourists to this vibrant civic center and generate momentum for a capital bond initiative to fund its construction. 

    You can view the concept sketches in a larger format in the Photos section of this Speak Up Fayetteville page. To view the images as a pdf,  click here.

    The City of Fayetteville is seeking a second round of public input for the Cultural Arts Corridor. Your input is vital to the success of this project. 

    Please review and comment on these concept sketches for the Corridor. Help the City identify specific features that will attract residents and tourists to this vibrant civic center and generate momentum for a capital bond initiative to fund its construction. 

    You can view the concept sketches in a larger format in the Photos section of this Speak Up Fayetteville page. To view the images as a pdf,  click here.

    Take Survey
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Cultural Arts Corridor Survey

    The Mayor is asking residents and visitors to Fayetteville to participate in the planning process for development of the Cultural Arts Corridor. Your input is vital to the success of this project. 

    This 3-5 minute survey will help us identify specific features that will attract residents and tourists to this vibrant civic center and generate momentum for a capital bond initiative to fund its construction.


    The Mayor is asking residents and visitors to Fayetteville to participate in the planning process for development of the Cultural Arts Corridor. Your input is vital to the success of this project. 

    This 3-5 minute survey will help us identify specific features that will attract residents and tourists to this vibrant civic center and generate momentum for a capital bond initiative to fund its construction.


    Take Survey
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Corridor Amenities Survey

    There are many different types and styles of amenities the designers could include in the plans for Fayetteville's Cultural Arts Corridor.  Your input will help us decide which of these types of options are preferred by Fayetteville residents and visitors. The designers have collected photographs of public spaces from around the world that represent some of the many different types of amenities that are under consideration for the Cultural Arts Corridor. The images have been assembled into four groups:  Public Gathering Spaces, Culture and Art, Recreation and Nature, and Mobility and Connections

    Please view each set

    There are many different types and styles of amenities the designers could include in the plans for Fayetteville's Cultural Arts Corridor.  Your input will help us decide which of these types of options are preferred by Fayetteville residents and visitors. The designers have collected photographs of public spaces from around the world that represent some of the many different types of amenities that are under consideration for the Cultural Arts Corridor. The images have been assembled into four groups:  Public Gathering Spaces, Culture and Art, Recreation and Nature, and Mobility and Connections

    Please view each set of images and then choose the four options you like best from each grouping.Try to focus on the amenity or idea the photos represent, rather than specific details in each image.  These images are for the purposes of illustration. They do not represent specific designs for Fayetteville. 


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