Artists Consider New Site


Posted: May 7, 2012 at 5:34 a.m.

Mathew Jay, left, looks over floor plans Thursday for a new location for the Fayetteville Underground with MM Kent at the Underground’s booth during the First Thursday event on the Fayetteville square. The Underground is requesting $60,000 from the Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission and is looking to move into the GCM Building at the corner of Mountain Street and Block Avenue.

A months-long search for a home for the Fayetteville Underground has produced a new option for the local artists’ collective.


Special Funding Requests

Twenty-one groups have requested special funding from the Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission this spring. To view a copy of each group’s full application, go to experiencefayetteville.com.

Fayetteville Art Alliance — $60,000

Fayetteville Roots Festival (Aug. 23-26) — $30,000

Lights of the Ozarks (Nov. 15 to Jan. 1) — $30,000

Premier/Gala for “Up Among the Hills” (Oct. 19) — $25,000

World Poetry Slam (Oct. 3-6) — $22,674

Walton Art Center’s Artosphere (May 3 to June 24) — $20,000

Fayetteville Half Marathon (Dec. 8-9) — $20,000

Arkansas Air Museum — $20,000

Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Portable Mounds — $12,000

Lewis and Clark Adventure and Off-Road Duathlon (Oct. 20-21) — $10,000

Offshoot Film Festival (Oct. 4-7) — $8,000

Puppets in the Park (Oct. 6) — $6,500

Regional Flag Football Tournament (October or November) — $6,000

All Out June (June 28 to July 1) — $6,000

B-Earth 2.0 (April 5 to May 14) — $5,000

Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Girls Fastpitch Tournament (May 12-13) — $5,000

Harvest Moon Ultimate Tournament (Nov. 3-4) — $5,000

Renaissance and Fantasy Faire of the Ozarks (Nov. 10-11) — $5,000

Run for Veterans Event (June 30) — $3,425

Fayetteville Green Economy Group — $1,600

The Little Craft Festival — $1,500

Total — $302,699

Source: Fayetteville Advertising And Promotion Commission

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