Nearly a dozen artists created nine murals this summer in Fayetteville during the city's inaugural Sprayetteville Street Art Festival adding more public art to Northwest Arkansas's landscape.

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After a string of cancellations this summer due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Mount Sequoyah Center in Fayetteville has been offering 'staycation' packages. The special rates give locals a chance to have a vacation without the risk of traveling far from home.

Fayetteville's free, five-week esports season begins Aug. 20. Each week, teams of two will be scheduled for two matches and each match will be played in a best-two-of-three format. The season will wrap up with a single elimination tournament. Registration ends Aug. 14.

The Outdoor Refreshment Area pilot program permits patrons 21 years of age and older to carry and consume alcoholic beverages in designated cups, while wearing an official wristband on public sidewalks and participating properties within the Fayetteville's new entertainment district. The ORA is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day.

During a special meeting Tuesday, the Fayetteville City Council unanimously approved amending an ordinance to make it easier for businesses to establish sidewalk cafes. The move is an effort to expand seating capacity for restaurants that may be struggling during the pandemic.