Up & Coming Weekly

May 14, 2019

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM MAY 15-21, 2019 UCW 11 Fayetteville's 4th Fridays are a com- munity tradition. On the 4th Friday of every month, people of all ages are welcome to enjoy a night on the town — downtown that is — with free enter- tainment that differs from one month to the next. Fayetteville's historical district meets modern art with May's theme: Art Attack. e event takes place May 24 from 6-10 p.m. "We'll have live art up and down the street, from Hay Street to Person Street and the side streets," said Johanna Brum, the event co-chair for this month's 4th Friday. Instead of only selling previously made art, local artists will paint and dance and sculpt in front of a live au- dience. "Dancers (will be) out on the street; we'll have body painters out. It's the first time we've done it," said Brum. To broaden audience appeal, Art Attack will be more PG-13 than kid-oriented, so a Kids Corner will be set up by Greg's Pottery on Maxwell Street. It will feature face-painting, balloon animals and other activities. Downtown businesses are getting involved with 4th Friday a little dif- ferently this month. "ey're actually going to sponsor the artists," said Brum. "It'll be free for almost all of the artists." e businesses will support the artists one-on-one, and each artist will set up shop in front of his or her respective store sponsor. Systel will sponsor Second Time Around, an old-fashioned swing band featured on Jazz Juice Radio. "Fifteen people with horns and all kinds of instruments (play) swing music from the '40s, and they cover more contem- porary music," said Jane Casto, Head- quarters manager at Cumberland County Public Library. "ey have been coming for several years — it's kind of a tradition." Refreshments will be available. e Arts Council of Fayetteville/ Cumberland County will play an important role in the event as well. According to Christina Williams, mar- keting specialist at the Arts Council, 4th Friday attendees can expect an exciting display for the evening. "We will be opening our 'Public Works' ex- hibit, which is traditionally our largest exhibition of the year," said Williams. is exhibition is open to artists of any age and skill level in Cumberland County and the surrounding areas. e Parsons, a local folk band, will perform outside the Arts Council building, and Fayetteville PWC will be inside hand- ing out free conservation goodies. Art Attack is a large-scale version of a weekly event hosted by Shawn Ad- kins at e Rock Shop. It is designed to unite all types of artists, from pho- tographers to tattoo artists, with one platform. Adkins is now the owner of Back-A-Round Records downtown. For more information about 4th Friday, visit www.theartscouncil.com or call the Cool Spring Downtown District at 910-223-1089. 4th Friday Art Attack set by AVERY POWERS 4th Friday's theme for May is Art Attack, which will feature artists creating works for a live audience. e Arts Council will also open its latest exhibit, "Public Works.'' EVENT AVERY POWERS, Contribut- ing Writer. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcomingweekly. com 910-484-6200.

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