Cupid’s Trail in Fuquay-Varina Downtown

Cupid’s Trail in Fuquay-Varina Downtown

Fill Your 💗 with Fun! Find Cupid’s hidden message while you discover fun activities and photo spots.

Use the Trail Activity Sheet to decode the message then write a Valentine on the back.
Drop it in Cupid’s Mailbox at the FVDA office (108 Raleigh St) when you’re done and you’ll be entered to win a Local Love surprise!

You have through Sunday, February 14th to follow the trail and return your entry. Hearts are visible from outside, so you can participate at any time. Please follow safety guidelines when entering businesses and keep everyone safe and businesses open.

Sponsored by Fuquay-Varina Family Law…because sometimes Cupid is Stupid 🥰 💗Use this link to follow Cupid’s Trail!
Pick-up a copy of the Trail Guide at downtown businesses or print a copy from home.
Follow the trail of hearts to solve the message and discover fun activities along the way.
Cash For Christmas

Cash For Christmas

Shop Small Nov 28th – Dec 19th & Enter to Win during the 2020 Cash for Christmas Crawl sponsored by Massengill Design Build and First Federal Bank.
🎄Download your passport for inspiration and a list of participating downtown businesses. Scan the QR Code to keep the info handy or refer to the graphics posted in the discussion. You’ll also find information at each location.
💸Spend at least $100 in total purchases at participating locations. Send your receipts to by Dec 19th and you’ll be entered to win! One entry per $100 spent. 🎅We’ll draw a winner each Tuesday in December! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates and other information about holiday happenings!
Trick-or-Treat Downtown Scavenger Hunt October 23 – November 2

Trick-or-Treat Downtown Scavenger Hunt October 23 – November 2

2020 had a few tricks up its sleeves, but Fuquay-Varina’s Downtown Districts will still have some fun treats for you! 👻 Our Friends at Ting are sponsoring a Scavenger Hunt and Virtual Costume Contest October 23rd– November 2!
Here’s how it works:
Ting and Downtown Businesses are bringing their candy and treats to us so bags can be filled for you! Pick up your scavenger hunt cards at the Arts Center (123 E Vance St) M-F 10am-4pm. They will also be open limited hours on Sat, Oct 24th (& 31st if cards still available.) Limited number of cards and bags. Plan accordingly.
Follow the clues to complete the card to be able to collect your bag of treats! You will be able to see the clues from the sidewalk, so everyone can participate at their own comfort level any time during the week. Complete your hunt and pick-up your bags by Nov 2nd.
💀Virtual Costume Contest: With help from our Friends at Mr. Goodbooth, you’ll be able to enter a Costume Contest to win prizes! We’ll post more info and a link to enter soon!
2020 En Plein Air Auction July 16- July 25

2020 En Plein Air Auction July 16- July 25

Bid on art from this year’s virtual Paint-Off!
Thursday, July 16th Bidding Begins
Saturday, July 25th Bidding Ends
Own a piece of local art from our Virtual En Plein Air Paint-Off!
Proceeds benefit the non-profit and local artists.
Register to bid using the link below. The bidding will go live on Thursday, July 16th.
Auction Website

Twenty three artists painted from home this year and created beautiful works of art that represent scenes from around town.

Photo Album
First Place Winner of the 2020 En Plein Air Paint-Off: Jermaine Powell

First Place Winner of the 2020 En Plein Air Paint-Off: Jermaine Powell

Presenting the First Place Winner of the 2020 En Plein Air Paint-Off: Jermaine Powell of JP Jermaine Powell Art Brand.

When the pandemic forced the Fuquay-Varina Community Library to close, Jermaine and his children missed their frequent visits to get books. As we imagined what the Paint-Off event would look like if artists were unable to paint street scenes in downtown, we thought of other locations around town that would be of interest to an artist to paint at home from a photo we could send. When we sent artists the list of possibilities, Jermaine responded within minutes…excited at the opportunity to paint a spot that means so much to his family. He visited the library with his two youngest volunteers, enjoying books in a different, but very special way that will always be a reminder of the times we were in.

The painting is currently displayed at the Fuquay-Varina Arts Center for public viewing as part of the En Plein Air Art Walk & Auction – FVDowntown. It will be available to bid on beginning Thursday, July 16th. A public art canvas will be installed on a downtown building and prints available for purchase.

Jermaine is a past Paint-Off participant and painted at Falcon Park last year. You can purchase prints of the ball game at our Love Local store at

We are forever thankful to Jermaine and the artists that helped us rewrite the story of the 2020 Paint-Off.


Auction Website