The Cultural Arts Network's mission is to foster collaborative efforts, enriching the cultural opportunities of our community. The executive group, made up of members of each organization:

  • Pursues combined marketing and promotional efforts promoting local cultural programs and events.
  • Seeks cooperative grants and joint funding to enrich cultural opportunities in the area.
  • Gains broader knowledge and support of local cultural organizations by citizens, business, government and non-profit organizations.
  • Shares information on local cultural programs, events and opportunities.

Cultural organizations and events are the heart of our community. Visit our member organizations' websites for more information.

Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

The FACVB provides maps, guides and information  to visitors on the wealth of things to see and do in Fayetteville and Cumberland County. The bureau also solicits meeting and convention business for the area and promotes the area to members of the travel media. 

245 Person Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
910-483-5311 phone

The Airborne & Special Operations Museum

The ASOM takes visitors on a walk through 65-years of Army airborne and special operations history, featuring life-size exhibits and displays of rare weapons and equipment and meaningful personal items. An exciting motion simulator and world class gift shop round out the experience. No admission.

100 Bragg Blvd.
Fayetteville NC 28301

Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County

The Arts Council of Fayetteville / Cumberland County is a nonprofit service agency that encourages all citizens to explore their creativity.  It supports local artists of all disciplines and engages the community in arts-related activities.  It enlivens the heart of the community and serves as a gathering place for the entire area.  The Arts Council also functions as the anchor arts agency for a 15-county region of Southeast North Carolina.

The Arts Council touches virtually every aspect of our community by:

 Funding more than $500,000 in arts and education grants;

  • Helping arts organizations operate better through technical and professional support;
  • Working to educate our children through programs such as Artists in Schools;
  • Managing the Arts Center facility and activities for arts and civic related functions;
  • Producing community events such at Fourth Fridays and the International Folk Festival.


301 Hay St.

Fayetteville, NC 28301

(910) 323-1776 x228

Fax: (910) 323-1727


Averasboro Civil War Battlefield


A designated historic  Civil War Battlefield which includes a  NC Scenic Byway (NC Highway 82). Attractions include the Averasboro Battlefield Museum  with Gift Shop, the Chicora Civil War Cemetary, the Confederate First Line Wayside and three antebellum plantation houses, all used as field  hospitals  during the battle. The cemetary features a Civil War era cabin and several monuments. No admission.


3300 NC 82 Highway
Dunn, NC 28334
Mail to: PO Box 1811
Dunn, NC 28335

Cape Fear Botanical Garden

The eighty-acre garden features forty acres of sculpted gardens and another forty acres of urban forest, with mature pines and hardwoods and a vast array of native plants and wildlife. A network of scenic trails winds through the gardens on the bluffs overlooking the Cape Fear River. Located just a mile and a half from the Market House in downtown.

536 N. Eastern Blvd.
Fayetteville, NC 28301
(910) 486-0221 or

Cape Fear Regional Theatre

The CFRT presents an annual series of plays, performances and special events that, in addition to entertaining, will enlighten, inspire, and educate performers and audiences.  Now in its 44th season, CFRT, a significant professional theatre, creates premier theatre experiences for the wonderful members of this unique community. 

1209 Hay Street/P.O. Box 5372
Fayetteville, NC 28305
(910) 323-4233 Box Office
(910) 323-4234 Administration
(910) 323-0898 Fax

Cumberland County Public Library and Information Center

The very best place to start for learning and discovery!

The mission of the Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center is to educate, enlighten, and entertain our customers by providing the best in reading, information, and programs. More than two million items are loaned annually. Information-smart librarians answer questions, and programs target children, teens and adults. All locations feature public computers, Internet access and wireless connectivity. The Mobile Outreach Service delivers materials to homebound residents. Dozens of languages are represented in the Foreign Language Collection, and the Local & State History Room houses archives, photographs and more.

Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center

300 Maiden Lane

Fayetteville, NC 28301-5000
(910) 483-7727

The Dogwood Festival

The Fayetteville Dogwood Festival Inc. produces several events throughout the year including “Fayetteville’s Favorite Festival.” Held annually since 1983, The Dogwood Festival kicks off the fourth Friday of each April featuring a beach music street dance. With approximately 30 events held “downtown and around town” The Dogwood Festival has something for everyone.

301 Hay Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
(910) 323-1934 phone
(910) 486-0739 fax

Fascinate-U Children's Museum

Fascinate-U provides hands-on interactive exhibits and programs for children ages one through fourteen, allowing them to understand the world around them through imagination, creativity, and discovery.  Like many children's museums across the country, we are guided by the following principle:

"I Hear and I Forget.  I See and I Remember.  I Do and I Understand."

116 Green St.
Fayetteville, NC 28302
(910) 829-9171

Gilbert Theater is a community theater that has been delighting theater patrons in Fayetteville 1994.  Our mission is to give local artists, actors and musicians a place to showcase their talents.  We have produced more than 80 contemporary and classical theatrical productions, ranging from the popular shows like Cabaret  and A Midsummer Night's Dream to edgier shows like, The Laramie Project.  Our theater is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Fayetteville close to the Market House. 

116 Green Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra

Many have experienced the ways in which music can deeply affect lives. We are fortunate to have one of the oldest orchestras in the state - the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra -- a vital part of Fayetteville for over 52 years.  Praised for its artistic excellence, the FSO leads in the cultural and educational landscape for Fayetteville and our southeastern North Carolina region, sharing a passion for enhancing the quality of life and attractiveness of our community. The thrill of live classical music enriches the lives of local citizens and visitors; and opening the doors of imagination to our young people.

Physical: Liberty Point Building 145 Person Street Fayetteville, NC 28301

Mailing: P.O. Box 53234 Fayetteville, NC  28305

(910) 433 – 4690

Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex

An agency of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, the MCFHC offers three historical resources at one location: a regional museum interpreting the cultural history of southern North Carolina; Arsenal Park, preserving ruins of the Fayetteville Arsenal, commissioned in 1838 and destroyed during the Civil War; and the 1897 Poe House, a house museum offering glimpses of early twentieth-century life. Free admission. Gift shop.

801 Arsenal Ave./P.O. Box 53693 (located at the corner of Arsenal and Bradford Avenues)

Fayetteville, NC 28305

(910) 486-1330


82d Airborne Division War Memorial Museum

The museum tells the story of the 82d Division from World War I through Global War on Terrorism.  The 82d Division history film shows each hour.  The exhibits include uniforms worn by Sgt. Alvin C. York, Colonel Reuben Tucker and Gen. James Gavin.  The museum contains 4,300 artifacts including  helmets, uniforms, ordnance items and weapons and other equipment of American and foreign origin.  The museum park includes, a variety of aircraft including a C-47, C-46, C-119, C-123 and C-130.  Outdoor military equipment exhibits.  Giftshop with an array of T-shirts, collectibles and military music CD’s.  .  Tue.-Sat. 10 am-4:30 pm, Free.  910-432-3443 or 432-5307.

Building C-6841 (6715) Ardennes Street Fort Bragg 28310
910-432-3443 or 432-5307.

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