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Windgate Studio + Design Center

Windgate groundbreaking ceremony and renderings 

In 2017, the School of Art received a transformational $40 million gift from the Windgate Charitable Foundation to create the new art and design district that will serve students, faculty, artists, designers and the community.

Quick Info

Executive Director
Gerry Snyder                        Associate Director                      Marty Maxwell Lane

Areas of Study
Art Education                                   Art History                                     Graphic Design                           Studio Art

School of Art Staff
Kayla Crenshaw,  director of communications
Donna Jones, director of outreach and recruitment     Staci Tyler, director of fiscal operations
Hayes Walton, assistant director of operations                              

Contact Us
(479) 575-5202

Fine Arts Center,             School of Art
340 N. Garland
Fayetteville, AR 72701


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The School of Art has broken ground on the new Windgate Studio + Design Center. The center expands the footprint of the planned Windgate Art and Design District in the heart of south Fayetteville.

The Windgate Studio + Design Center will:

  • bring students and faculty together from across seven different current campus locations
  • be a four-story 154,600-square-foot building state-of-the-art building, triplng the size of its current classrooms and work areas
  • invites the community in to enjoy leisure time at the center's coffee shop as well as participate in exhibitions, attend events with visiting artists, designers and scholars, and experience the courtyard and ampitheater
  • be located on the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Hill Avenue

“The beautiful new facility will dramatically increase the space for the different art disciplines and also allow for interesting collaborations with the nearby Sculpture Studio,” said Patricia Forgy, executive director of the Windgate Foundation.  "It’s a great time to be an art student at U of A.”

Windgate interior critique space.

Construction will be completed in fall 2022 with plans to open for classes in spring 2023.

“This center is a milestone achievement for art education and for the Arkansas community,” said Gerry Snyder, executive director of the School of Art. “We look forward to inviting everyone into this space soon, and to furthering the work to place Arkansas on the map as one of the most innovative leaders in the global arts community."

View the full press release here.