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Art at FPL

Providing access to art, ideas, stories, culture and creative talent is core to Fayetteville Public Library’s role as a community center. In support of this, rotating art exhibitions are displayed throughout the library. The Fayetteville Public Library Art Committee accepts exhibition proposals year-round.

Display art at FPL


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The Art of Weaving – 75th Anniversary of the NWA Handweavers Guild

Provided by: Northwest Arkansas Handweavers Guild
On Display until July 31
Location: Lucky Day Gallery

Commemorating its first meeting in April 1959, the Northwest Arkansas Handweavers Guild provides programs, classes, workshops, and encouragement to fiber artists in the four-state region. 

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Exhibitions from the Photographic Society of NWA – Photographs from the 2023 Fall Exhibit & 2023 Travel Exhibit

Provided by: Photographic Society of Northwest Arkansas
On Display until August 30
Location: Reading Room Gallery (Level 4)

The Photographic Society of Northwest Arkansas (PSNWA) seeks to promote the art and science of photography while offering a community for any level of skill.  

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Artist: Shannon Green
On Display until August 30
Location: Lucky Day lobby

Audrey is a decorative metal dress form covered with over 8,000 paper beads made from outdated Arkansas magazines, travel guides, community brochures and other regional publications.   

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The Paper Poser

Artist: Hailey Skoch
On Display: until August 30
Location: Lucky Day lobby

This art piece explores themes of growth, coming of age, and nostalgia. This handmade corseted bodice ball gown is covered with sewn and glued 1,600 pages of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Permanent Collection

Our Regards to Louise

Artists: This is a collaborative piece created by the clients of the Life Styles art program.  
Location: Level 4 Reading Room Entrance

Mixed media wall sculpture using found objects and placed in birch cradles. In Louise Nevelson fashion, we chose to paint it white, as we were coming out of the Covid pandemic and white represents a new beginning. Quoting Louise Nevelson: “white summoned the early morning and emotional promise.”  

We Are The Difference

Muralists: Bianca Burciaga, Haley Clanton, Leigh Davis, Land Gadberry, Joselyn McCall, Aubree McWhorter, and Cooper Tidwell
Location: Level 2 walkway headed towards the Children's Library

"We Are the Difference" is a mural made by Farmington Junior High ninth grade art club students. The students were mentored by their art educator Gretchen Wilkes and internationally known mural artist Octavio Logo.

Voyage of Lost Keys

Artist: Aimée Papazian
Location: Level 2 Staircase

"Voyage of Lost Keys" is a way to imagine a mass migration – a way to think about people who have lost their homes and their place in the world as still being somehow connected to each other. 


Artist: Anita Huffington
Location: Level 4 Ellipse

"Undine" is a water spirit. This mixed media sculpture represents the power and mystery of water, as well as the myths and legends surrounding it.  

Visiting Artist Program

Fayetteville Public Library welcomes artists and makers to share their craft with the community through the Visiting Artist Program. During their residency, selected artists and makers are featured at the library, host public programs for all ages, have scheduled time for personal projects in library spaces, and receive a stipend.  

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