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About Us

 The Fayette Art Museum was founded in 1969 by Fayette City Council and Jack Black, who was the Musuem's Director for 35 years. It began with the gift from Lois Wilson, a Fayette native, of her art collection, which ultimately totaled 2,600 pieces of her own and of other artists’ work. Wilson died poor and obscure in Yonkers, NY, in 1980 at the age of 75. Black, who died in 2004 at age of 79, shepherded the Fayette Art Museum from its fragile birth to its solid presence as an icon of Southern pride in its arts.

Initially housed in Fayette City Hall, the museum is now located in Fayette 

Civic Center, originally the Fayette Grammar School, built in the 1930’s and restored in 1982. There are now over 4000 pieces in the permanent collection with over 500 running feet of display space on the main floor of the Civic Center and 6 folk art galleries downstairs, as well as a gallery used for the Director/Curator's office.

Artists include internationally known Fayette native Jimmy Lee Sudduth; Rev. Benjamin F. Perkins; Fred Webster of Berry; Sybil Gibson of Jasper; Jessi LaVon of central Alabama; Wanda Teel of north Alabama; Moses T and Doug Odom of south Alabama; Margarette Scruggs of Walker county, and Lois Wilson of Fayette. Other folk and mainstream 20-century American artists are also represented.

The Fayette Art Museum put Fayette (pop. 5,000) on the tourist map when in 1999 National Geographic flagged the museum as a regional attraction.

For more historical and booking information about the Civic Center check it out on the city's website at and join them on their page under Fayette Alabama Civic Center.


October 28, 2022





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Description of ART or CRAFT: _____________________________


*The articles must be original art, prints, or crafts, handmade by the artist or craftsman ONLY.

$50 PER SPACE @ _____ SPACES

(Judged Art & Craft Exhibit)

Check your Judging Category:

___ Fine Art ____ Folk Art ____Craft

$45 PER SPACE @ _____ SPACES

(Non-Judged Art & Craft Exhibit)

___ Fine Art ____ Folk Art ____Craft


*Food vendors be prepared to obtain a Temporary Food Permit from the Fayette Co. Health Dept.

*Provide Food Items or Activity: _____________________________


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$50 PER SPACE @ _____ SPACES

(Concession, Specialty, Kiddie rides Activity booths, etc.)

FEE ENCLOSED: $___________   


$30 fee for returned checks

2022 Fayette Art Museum

Annual Events:

*52nd   Fayette Arts Festival

Re-scheduled to

November 5, 2022

9 am - 3pm 

 Fayette Civic Center/Art Museum

530 Temple Ave. N.

Fayette, Alabama  

*FAF Registration to the left

*16th Annual

Festival of Trees

December 1 - 31

*More information coming soon!

Local artists, businesses, schools and private collectors design their own Christmas tree to display throughout the holiday season! There will be an Alabama Bicentennial tree. Contact us to be a part of this Christmas event!


530 North Temple Ave.

Fayette, AL 35555



Mon - Fri: 9AM - 12PM & 1PM - 4PM

(for group tours or other times call or email us)

Sat & Sun: Closed

Museum is FREE & open to the public!

Thanks for visiting Alabama's 'Best Kept Secret'!

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