In the heart of Fayetteville, a unique place exists: a functioning alley that features rotating works of art. Art Alley is a place where large canvas artwork is hung to create a place of joy and social commentary. Art Alley is another initiative by the Cool Spring Downtown District that acts as a symbol and catalyst of a healthier, more artful city.
The Cool Spring Downtown District is proud to feature Richard Wilson’s art as their first artist in Art Alley. Wilson is a celebrated North Carolina artist and can boast many accomplishments over his 20-year career. He is the first African-American artist to have a portrait hung in any courthouse in North Carolina. You can find his work across the country, to include Barton College, Vanderbilt University, and the homes of Tina Knowles and Gladys Knight.
A not-so-hidden gem, the Art Alley hopes to become an ever-evolving hub for local and regional artists to showcase their artwork in an urban space.