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Color Blind in Black & White Artwork

Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County
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An invitational exhibition presenting the striking contrast of two- and three-dimensional works created in black and white.

Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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Constitution Ratification Exhibit

Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex
10 a.m.

Make plans to visit the museum to view the original signature page of the ratification document that made North Carolina the 12th state to join the Union. Fayetteville was the site of the ratification by delegates who came from all over the state. This year marks the 225th anniversary of the ratification.

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From State House to Statehood

Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the twelfth state to ratify the Constitution. Fayetteville was the place where the General Assembly ratified the United States Constitution and this year marks the 225th anniversary.
The exhibit explores the people and places that surround the founding of the Constitution.

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Lafayette Exhibit

Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum
Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Fayetteville is the first city named for the Marquis de Lafayette and the only city named for him that he visited. This exhibit explores the very important days in 1825 when Lafayette traveled the country as guest of the nation and spent a few days here.

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Nellie Allen Smith National Pottery Competition

Cape Fear Studios
Monday - Friday 11 a.m., Saturday 10 a.m.

This annual national jurried competition draws potters from all over the United States.

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Upcoming This Month

Acoustic Night

The Coffee Scene
7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

See local and regionial artists perform their work. Call before attending - the weekly event could be canceled due to special events or holiday closures.

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Dec

Senior Exhibitions

Rosenthal Gallery, FSU
Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Presenting the works of graduating visual and digital art majors from the Department of Performing and Fine Arts.

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Jan

Christmas at the 1897 E.A. Poe House

Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex
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Be sure to enhance your holiday season with a tour of the 1897 Poe House and its Victorian decorations. Decorated with a big tree in the parlor, long hallways and tall windows decked with greenery, and the splash of red berries from holly sprigs will give your Christmas spirit a boost. You’ll also come to know and appreciate how people from the 1900s celebrated the traditions that so many hold dear today.

Tour Hours: Tuesday - Friday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on the hour, and Sunday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. on the hour.

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Gobbles & Wobbles

meet at the picnic area across from the park office
4 p.m.

Learn about wild turkeys and do some fun, festive turkey crafts.

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City Market at the Museum - November

Fayetteville Transportation and Local History Museum Grounds
Wednesday 2:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m.

The City Market will be held at the Transportation Museum, downtown Fayetteville. The market will feature local artisans, produce, music and history. The market will open Fourth Friday 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

The museum grounds are filled with eggs, honey, meats, as well as vibrant seasonal fruits and vegetables. Artisans add to the variety of items with soaps, pottery, original art, jewelry, and more. The atmosphere of both markets is enhanced by rocking chairs, music, and children’s activities making this the perfect place for healthy, creative, family fun. Local residents and visitors can experience this festive market component to the historic downtown landscape.

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Art Attacks

The Rock Shop
8 p.m.

If you want to be a part of or just witness different types of art being created or performed right in front of your eyes then this is the night you have been dreaming about!! Every Wednesday will include stage performers, by 1 acoustic artist, 1 rock band, 1 comedian / live improv from The Horrible Folks and friends, 1 hip hop artist, 1 or more poets and more. Artists will be painting, creating and selling while the stage performers do their thing! Held every Wednesday. Because weekly events could be canceled due to holidays or special events, we recommend calling to confirm before attending.

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Rockefeller House Tour

Meet at the rain shelter
10 a.m.

Carvers Creek staff will be leading a historical tour through Mr. James Stillman Rockefeller's winter estate. We will be walking through and around the estate and discussing the history of the surrounding structures, some dating back to the early 1800s. Make sure to be there 30 minutes before the tour!

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Native American Culture

Mazarick Park
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Pottery and stone tools are just a few of the clues left behind by North Carolina’s earliest inhabitants. Learn about the fascinating lives of Native Americans in our state before European contact. Explore how they made tools, prepared food, made clothes, and other aspects of their lives. Meet at the Mazarick building. Pre-registration required.

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Murchison Road Communtiy Farmers Market

Bronco Lot
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Local growers selling fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey

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A Christmas Carol

Gilbert Theater
Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 2 p.m.

The classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, a hard-hearted miser visited by a series of spirits who take him through time and Victorian London to learn about humanity and the Christmas spirit. Season tickets are available for purchase if you just can't get enough of one show!

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