Facilities + Resources

Fine Arts Center Building

The School of Art offers state-of-the-art facilities and resources to students, faculty, and community collaborators. The Fine Arts Center Building and the Windgate Art and Design District are the primary locations for classes, studios, labs, and shops.


Fine Arts Center

The Fine Arts Center was designed by the renowned architect Edward Durell Stone and has been in operation for over 70 years.

The center is currently being restored with plans to reopen fall 2024. Architect firms Deborah Berke Partners (DBP) and Miller Boskus Lack (MBL) of Fayetteville have designed the restoration to perserve Edward Durell Stone's vision while transforming the building for today's needs. 

The center will hold the Art Education and Art History programs, in addition to the Department of Music, Department of Theatre, and Fine Arts Library. 


Windgate Art + Design District

Thanks to the transformational gifts from the Windgate Charitable Foundation the School of Art has been able to establish and expand the Windgate Art and Design District.

The distict is located in the heart of south Fayetteville, close to campus, near MLK Blvd. and Hill Ave.  

There are currently three buildings in the district with plans to expand and build a Gallery + Foundations building to complete the district.

The district brings together art, design, and education, while serving as a central hub for the student and faculty artists and designers at the University of Arkansas and beyond.

The journey for the Windgate Art + Design District started with the renovation of a 33,000-square-foot complex and is now known as the Sculpture Building.

The building offers state-of-the-art sculpture workshop facilities, advanced technology labs, classroom spaces, graduate studios, and a gallery.

The Studio + Design Center opened in spring 2023 bringing together students and faculty from across 13 different locations on and around the U of A campus and Fayetteville community.

The 154,000 square-foot center houses the studio art program areas in ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, and their M.F.A. and B.F.A. studios, as well as the graphic design program and their new graduate M.Des. program. In addition, the building features a design clinic, a print lab,  and Arsaga's and School of Art collaborative project, Artsaga's coffee bar.

SOAX, School of Art Annex, is located next to the Studio + Design Center on MLK Blvd. and houses the School of Art Foundations program.

Foundations is the first-year experience for Art Education, Graphic Design, and Studio Art majors. The classes expose students to a multitude of new experiences and techniques intended to set them down the path towards success as a major in visual art, art education, visual design, or art history.

Thanks to a $30 million partial grant challenge from the Windgate Foundation Phase II will complete the district with a 58,000 square-foot building serving students and the community. 

The building will house public galleries, the Foundation program, labs, a 250-seat auditorium, and faculty and visiting artist studios. It will sit adjacent to the Studio + Design Center and Sculpture Building.


Windgate Art + Design District Map


Labs + Shops

The AT2D Lab is the 2D Advanced Technology Lab is a group studio and classroom that houses computer controlled imaging, printing, and cutting equipment. It is located on the second floor

The lab offers toner and inkjet printers capable of printing on paper, fabric, and canvas up to 44 inches wide. The lab also has a flatbed plotter/cutter, dye sublimation printer, heat press, and glaze printer.

There are iMac work stations with Adobe CC available for use by students, faculty, and staff in the School of Art.

The AT3D is the 3D Advanced Technology Lab located in the Sculpture Building.

The lab includes digital fabrication equipment including: laser cutter, CNC routers, 3D printers, Oculus VR Headset, and NextEngine 3D scanner. There are iMac and PC workstations with Rhino, Blender, Fusion 360, Cura, Prusa Slicer, Adobe CC, and more. 

The Wood Shop is equipped with state-of-the-art woodworking equipment, located in the Sculpture Building.

The shop is available for use by students, faculty, and staff in the School of Art who have completed the required safety training for design, coursework, and research projects.

The Metal Shop is equipped with state-of-the-art fabrication equipment for steel, aluminum, and bronze.

The metal fabrication shop features a foundry equipped with the ceramic shell process, a CNC plasma cutter, and extensive equipment for hot and cold shaping and assembly of metals.

The shop is available for use by students, faculty, and staff in the School of Art who have completed the required safety training for design, coursework, and research projects.

Quick Info

Fine Arts Center
340 N. Garland
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Currently closed for restoration

Studio + Design Center
696 Praxis Lane
Fayetteville, AR 72701 

Open to the public Monday-Thursday  8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or sign-up for a community tour.

Sculpture Building
744 S. Hill Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72701         

U of A student and faculty daily access. The building will be open to the public during special events or sign up for a community tour.

639 W. M.L.K Jr. Blvd.
Fayetteville, AR 72701   

U of A student and faculty daily access.  

Contact Us
Email: soart@uark.edu 

Phone: (479) 575-5202