"Cape Fear Studios"
Brian Steverson, Cape Fear Studios Artist
Cape Fear Studios (CFS) was established in 1989 and is the one and
only visual arts cooperative in Fayetteville. We have been in
the same location on Maxwell Street since we opened, and we pride
ourselves on over twenty years of growth and exploration of the arts. Local artists pay a membership
fee each year and volunteer their time to assist
in the operation of the Studios. CFS is supported by grants from the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, the Cumberland Community Foundation, and the generosity of our donors.
CFS is comprised of a gallery, a retail area, and eight artist
In the gallery and retail area we show works of pottery, sculpture, photography, painting,
glass, wood, jewelry, and various other mediums. These are all unique pieces created by our over forty member artists; we rotate art on a monthly basis.
We also feature a new exhibit each month in the main gallery at the front of the Studios. Exhibiting artists include Cape Fear Studios members, and regional, national, and interntional artists. Each new exhibit opens in
conjunction with downtown’s 4th Friday--a monthly celebration showcasing art, street vendors, and special events in downtown Fayetteville. We invite you to stop in to see our newest exhibit,
meet our artists, shop, and have refreshments during our receptions and special openings.
In addition to our gallery and retail area, Cape Fear Studios also boasts eight fully functional studio spaces which are rented by our member artists. Huge skylights throughout the building let in natural light and make this a wonderful place to work and observe art. When you visit, please feel free to wander in and out of the studios and watch the artists at work. Our studios currently have seven painters and two potters, so you can usually see a variety of artwork being created.
Cape Fear Studios, in the tradition of North Carolina's wonderful pottery reputation, features pottery wheels and a kiln room. The wheels are available at an hourly rate for all members of the community, and we also fire ceramic pieces for any member of the community who requests that service. Prices vary based on the size of the piece(s) and the number of pieces loaded into the kiln. For more information on prices, please contact us.
We are located on Maxwell Street between Franklin and Russell
Streets; our hours are:
Monday ~ Friday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Are you an artist?
If you would like more information about becoming a member artist of CFS, and/or if you would like to apply, CLICK HERE: Membership Application
If you would like to be considered for a gallery show at CFS, please contact Ellen Olson Brooks, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions about any of the above, please don’t hesitate to contact us: