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Fayetteville Arts Council

The Fayetteville Arts Council was created by Resolution 60-07 on April 3, 2007 and amended by Ordinance 5332 on July 6, 2010. The purpose of the Council is to help define the community’s identity and sense of place, promote social interaction, bring the arts into everyday life and memorialize the past while expressing shared values for the future.  The Fayetteville Arts Council shall develop and recommend to the City Council policies and programs that would enhance and encourage the planning, placement and maintenance of public displays of art in locations open to the public within the community and uphold other duties defined in the Bylaws, Rules and Procedures.


Leif Olson, Strategic Planning, 575-8269.


Staggered Three Year Terms.


The Board shall be composed of nine members comprised of visual and performing artists, arts professionals and other citizens of diverse backgrounds and strong links to the Fayetteville arts and cultural community.  A minimum of four commissioners must be working artists as defined by a broad interpretation as any arts practitioner working in the arts (listed for clarity as:  architecture, dance, drama, film, video and animation, literature, music and opera, visual arts and news media), be they creative or interpretative, who either makes or endeavors to make a living from their work.

Five   Arts and Cultural Community/Citizen-at-Large Representatives
Working Artist Representatives

Donated Public Art, Monument and Memorial Policy


Vacancies are filled by appointment from the governing body of the City.

Public Notification

A weekly meetings list is prepared by the City Clerk office which is distributed to the press and posted on the City’s web site:

Meeting Times

Regular meetings are held quarterly on the second Wednesday in February, June, August and November at 6:00 p.m. in Room 111 at the City Administration Building. 

City of Fayetteville Appointees

Position Name Address Phone Terms
Arts and Cultural/Citizen and Large Beth Woessner 1794 West Ora Drive, Fayetteville, AR 72701 (479) 236-2963 07/01/2014 thru 06/30/2017
Arts and Cultural/Citizen at Large Erika Wilhite 217 W. Meadow St. #1, Fayetteville, AR 72701 (405) 535-6652 07/01/2012 thru 06/30/2015
Arts and Cultural/Citizen at Large Justin R. Hunter 2349 Woodlark Lane, Fayetteville, AR 72704 (808) 722-6238 07/01/2013 thru 06/30/2017
Arts and Cultural/Citizen at Large Sandra Hubbard 1923 N. Woodland, Fayetteville, AR 72703 (479) 443-1726 07/01/2012 thru 06/30/2015
Arts and Cultural/Citizen at Large Shannon D. Mitchell 506 W. Hawthorn St., Fayetteville, AR 72701 (479) 582-0685 07/01/2013 thru 06/30/2016
Working Artist David Wright 1996 W. Halsell Rd., Fayetteville, AR 72701 (479) 575-0721 07/01/2013 thru 06/30/2016
Working Artist Dianne Wood Williams 700 E. Dogwood Lane, Fayetteville, AR 72701 (479) 445-2212 07/01/2011 thru 06/30/2017
Working Artist Houston Hughes 888 W. Lawson St., Apt 1G, Fayetteville, AR 72703 (901) 483-0884 07/01/2013 thru 06/30/2016
Working Artist Jason Big Bee 3065 N. College Ave. #184, Fayetteville, AR 72703 (479) 387-6773 07/01/2012 thru 06/30/2015