Media Kit

  • Published on: Sunday, June 26, 2016

    Arkansas’s flagship festival of bold new plays is bigger than ever, with two weekends of performances including a fully staged workshop production, three staged readings of brand new work, and a host of exclusive behind-the-scenes events. Join us to witness the creation of the next great American play. Two-weekend festival pass includes workshop production, three staged readings, 24 Hour Play-Off and Young Playwrights’ Showcase.

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    505 W[…]
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  • Published on: Wednesday, June 08, 2016
    Prelimainaries are Thursday and Friday night with the finale on Saturday crowning a winner.
    Address
    2209 South Knoxville
    Russellville, AR 72802
     
    Contact: Wendy Sparks
    Phone: 479-967-1762
    Email: wendy.sparks@russellvillecenter.net
    Website:  http://www.russellvillecenter.net
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  • Published on: Monday, June 06, 2016
    An exhibit featuring photos of native Ozarkers and "back-to-the-landers" by Jim Simmons.
    Address
    118 W. Johnson Avenue
    Springdale, AR 72764
     
    Contact: Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
    Phone: 479-750-8165
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  • Published on: Saturday, May 21, 2016
    This amazing choral group is an auditioned men's choir pursuing professional excellence in choral sound. With a broad variety of repertoire, SMA inspires and entertains audiences with their dynamic choral performance.
    Address
    214 S. Main Street
    Springdale, AR 72764
     
    Contact: Arts Center of the Ozarks
    Phone: 479-751-5441
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  • Published on: Friday, May 20, 2016
    In a resort style fishing lodge in rural Georgia, the plot revolves around the visit of two guests: Englishmen Charlie Baker and Staff Sergeant Froggy LeSueur.
    Address
    219 W. Arch Avenue
    Searcy, AR 72143
    Contact: Performing Arts Center on the Square
    Phone: 501-368-0111
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  • Published on: Friday, May 13, 2016
    In a resort style fishing lodge in rural Georgia, the plot revolves around the visit of two guests: Englishmen Charlie Baker and Staff Sergeant Froggy LeSueur.
     
    Address
    219 W. Arch Avenue
    Searcy, AR 72143
     
    Contact: Performing Arts Center on the Square
    Phone: 501-368-0111
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  • Published on: Friday, May 13, 2016
    Balloon flights, balloon glow, tethered rides, helicopter rides, powered parachutes, charity dog walk, Chainsaw carving, vendors, food, and live entertainment on stage. On Sunday Bluegrass battle.
     
    Address
    500 S.Knoxville Ave.
    Russellville, AR 72801
     
    Contact: Rodney Williams
    Phone: 479-304-7777
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  • Published on: Thursday, May 12, 2016
    Book and music by Joe Kinosian, Book and lyrics by Kellen Blair. Everyone’s a suspect in this multi-award-winning musical comedy fresh from its national debut. A small-town policeman dreams of making it to detective — and one fateful night, his opportunity arrives in the form of a dead Great American Novelist. One actor investigates, the other plays every suspect, and both play the piano in this whip-smart, winking homage to an old-fashioned theatrical murder mystery.
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  • Published on: Saturday, May 07, 2016
    Star Wars. Jaws. Jurassic Park. E.T. Indiana Jones. Superman: The Movie. Harry Potter. These movies are only a small portion of the films featuring the incredible music created by legendary composer John Williams. Williams has won 5 Oscar Awards, 6 Emmy Awards, 25 Golden Globe Awards, and 22 Grammys. The ASO will put you in the theater, so grab your popcorn and find a good seat for some of the most moving, recognizable, and artistic movie music you will ever hear! Saturday Evening – 7:30 p[…]
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  • Published on: Friday, May 06, 2016
    In a resort style fishing lodge in rural Georgia, the plot revolves around the visit of two guests: Englishmen Charlie Baker and Staff Sergeant Froggy LeSueur.
     
    Address
    219 W. Arch Avenue
    Searcy, AR 72143
     
    Contact: Performing Arts Center on the Square
    Phone: 501-368-0111
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  • Published on: Saturday, April 30, 2016
    This great choral ensemble features vocalists from all over northwest Arkansas, blending their voices to create beautiful music together. They perform the best in choral music from a wide variety of composers to delight audiences. Each concert offers a wide variety of composers and themes.
     
    Address
    214 S. Main Street
    Springdale, AR 72764
     
    Contact: Arts Center of the Ozarks
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  • Published on: Thursday, April 28, 2016
    7:30 p.m. performance. This much anticipated performance of Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet by the Moscow Festival Ballet promises to be the highlight of our Warfield Series. A must-see event, fully costumed and staged by this outstanding company.
     
    Address
    1000 Campus Drive
    Helena-West Helena, AR 72342
     
    Contact: Maureen Jones
    Phone: 870-338-6986
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  • Published on: Wednesday, February 17, 2016

    Argenta Historic Arts District
    This arts district in downtown North Little Rock is located along the banks of the Arkansas River and is home to Verizon Arena, Dickey-Stephens Ballpark and several art galleries and restaurants as well as a community theater and eclectic shopping. The Argenta Farmers Market takes place every Saturday beginning in late March from 7 a.m.–noon. All products sold are certified as coming from Arkansas family farmers.

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  • Published on: Wednesday, February 17, 2016

    Amazeum
    The 45,000-SF project in Bentonville is aimed at children and families, emphasizing interactive art and science exhibits, including a climbable canopy structure, a "tinkering studio" for young inventors and an acre of outdoor space.

    CONTACT: 1009 Museum Way, Bentonville, AR 72712, 479-696-9280; www.Amazeum.org.

    Arkansas & Missouri Railroad
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  • Published on: Wednesday, February 17, 2016

    Blanchard Springs Caverns
    Ranked among the most beautiful underground discoveries of the 20th century, this limestone cavern is located deep in the Ozark National Forest, 15 miles north of Mountain View (listed below). It is the only developed cave system operated by the U.S. Forest Service and is open throughout the year. Lighted walkways lead to stunning formations and massive rooms, one as large as six football fields. Nearby Blanchard Springs Recreational Use Area pr[…]

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  • Published on: Wednesday, February 17, 2016

    Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources/El Dorado Downtown
    On January 10, 1921, near El Dorado a geyser of “black gold” spewed far over the 112-foot derrick of Arkansas’s first productive oil well. The town’s population quickly skyrocketed, creating the need for a new courthouse, more business space and larger churches. The prosperity would subsequently spread through 10 south Arkansas counties as more oil and natural gas was discovered. At the Arkan[…]

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  • Published on: Wednesday, February 17, 2016

    Arkansas Delta Music Trail
    Sounds from the Soil and Soul – Interpretive wayside signs are located throughout 15 counties of the Arkansas Delta. The signs give background information on legendary musicians, performers and important musical sites. Signs are located in Dyess, Tyronza, West Memphis, Brinkley, Marianna, Turkey Scratch, Helena-West Helena and near McGehee.

    CONTACT: www.DeltaByways.com.

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  • Published on: Friday, February 12, 2016

    An Enchanting Evening Small Farm Winery
    The art of commercial wine making returns to the Little Italy community; this winery is the first licensed small farm winery manufacturer in over 70 years in this historic wine making area. It uses local Arkansas grapes in addition to classics like Pinot. A wine tasting yurt with a hexagon deck takes advantage of the views of Lake Maumelle and Pinnacle Mountain.
    CONTACT: 29300 Ark. 300, Roland, AR 72135, 501-330-2182, Read More

  • Published on: Friday, February 12, 2016

    Bradbury Art Museum
    Formerly known as the Bradbury Gallery, a generous donation by the Bradbury family allowed the space to be redesigned into a 5,200 square-foot exhibition space featuring five separate galleries. Now collections of artwork will be shown on a rotating basis, allowing a greater number of exhibitions and broader variety of artwork. Located on the ASU Campus in Jonesboro.
    CONTACT: 201 Olympic Dr., Jonesboro, AR 72401, 870-972-2205, Read More

  • Published on: Friday, February 12, 2016

    Bachman-Wilson House
    A rare Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian house, known as the Bachman-Wilson House, originally located in the Borough of Millstone in Somerset County, N.J., has been acquired by Crystal Bridges of American Art in Bentonville. Built in 1954 along the Millstone River, it was moved to keep it prevent further damage from repeated flooding. The museum disassembled the home and reassembled it on its 120-acre grounds. The house will available for study as well as f[…]

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  • Published on: Friday, February 12, 2016

    Barefoot Paddleboards
    Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) rentals and lessons are now available at DeGray Lake Resort State Park in Bismarck. Barefoot Paddleboards is set up by the swim beach at the park and offers rentals by the hour and lessons by reservation.
    CONTACT: 2027 State Park Entrance Rd., Bismarck, AR 71929, 479-774-2266, www.BarefootPaddleboards.com.

    DeGray Lake Sunset Trail
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  • Published on: Friday, January 01, 2016

    Travel Writer: Leah DiPietro

    Arkansas’s culinary contributions include whistful leanings for those with a sweet tooth. Several candymakers call the Natural State Home.

    Two chocolatiers have a long standing tradition in Arkansas. Kopper Kettle Candies was opened in Van Buren in 1956 by M.L. and Betty Greer. The family still operates the shop today. Starting with chocolate and traditional favorites, Kopper Kettle now offers more than 100 different sorts of Arkansas-made ca[…]

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  • Published on: Thursday, February 12, 2015

    Arkansas Diamond Express
    A C.P. Huntington replica train that travels around the Little Rock Zoo's Children's Farm, flamingo exhibit, and duck pond. Future plans call for it to circulate through the new Arkansas Farm exhibit opening spring 2015.
    CONTACT: 1 Zoo Dr., Little Rock, 501-666-2406, www.LittleRockZoo.com.

    Arkansas Game & Fish Foundation Shooting Sports Complex
    This mult[…]

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    Feb. 26-28: 25th Annual Arkansas Flower and Garden Show, Little Rock
    Region: Central
    Filling the Statehouse Convention Center with a selection of plants, seminars and vendor booths, the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show will celebrate 25 years of gardening in The Natural State this February. Run by volunteers, the expo’s proceeds fund scholarships for students majoring in horticulture or related fields at Arkansas universities and community coll[…]

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    Blanchard Springs Caverns
    Ranked among the most beautiful underground discoveries of the 20th century, this limestone cavern is located deep in the Ozark National Forest, 15 miles north of Mountain View (listed below). It is the only developed cave system operated by the U.S. Forest Service and is open throughout the year. Lighted walkways lead to stunning formations and massive rooms, one as large as six football fields. Nearby Blanchard Springs Recreational Use Area pr[…]

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    Amazeum
    The 45,000-SF project in Bentonville is aimed at children and families, emphasizing interactive art and science exhibits, including a climbable canopy structure, a "tinkering studio" for young inventors and an acre of outdoor space.

    CONTACT: 1009 Museum Way, Bentonville, AR 72712, 479-696-9280; www.Amazeum.org.

    Arkansas & Missouri Railroad
    Travel through the Boston Mount[…]

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    Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources/El Dorado Downtown
    On January 10, 1921, near El Dorado a geyser of “black gold” spewed far over the 112-foot derrick of Arkansas’s first productive oil well. The town’s population quickly skyrocketed, creating the need for a new courthouse, more business space and larger churches. The prosperity would subsequently spread through 10 south Arkansas counties as more oil and natural gas was discovered. At the Arkan[…]

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    Arkansas Delta Music Trail
    Sounds from the Soil and Soul – Interpretive wayside signs are located throughout 15 counties of the Arkansas Delta. The signs give background information on legendary musicians, performers and important musical sites. Signs are located in Dyess, Tyronza, West Memphis, Brinkley, Marianna, Turkey Scratch, Helena-West Helena and near McGehee.

    CONTACT: www.DeltaByways.com.

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    Jan. 15-April 16: Live Thoroughbred racing at Oaklawn Park, Hot Springs.
    Enjoy live Thoroughbred racing at a first-rate track. Oaklawn offers a variety of dining options and simulcast and instant racing the remainder of the year. The park’s "Racing Festival of the South" attracts the nation's top horses and the Arkansas Derby winner becomes eligible for the famous Triple Crown.
    CONTACT: 1-800-OAKLAWN, www.Oakla[…]

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    The extensive Arkansas River Trail network winds along both shores of the Arkansas River from downtown Little Rock’s River Market District to the Big Dam Bridge and beyond. Walking, running, nature and wildlife viewing and dog walking are common activities along this loop trail, but biking is one of the most unique and challenging ways to conquer the Arkansas River Trail.

    Riders of all skill levels are accommodated along the trail, and three routes have been designed specifically[…]

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    The Root Café, located in Little Rock’s newly revitalized South Main neighborhood, made the news in recent years when the business won $25,000 on HLN’s Growing America series and $150,000 in the national Mission Main Street Grant Program. With a breakfast menu including Eggs Banh Mi and the traditionally southern Biscuits and Gravy, and a lunch menu featuring 1/3-lb. burgers, bratwursts and salads, this locally-sourced restaurant makes it a goal to improve the community by […]

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    Pinnacle Mountain State Park, located in west Little Rock, features 10 trails for hikers, trail runners, walkers and bikers of all skill levels. Two paved trails, three moderate trails, two summit trails, two mountain biking trails and one backpacking trail make this day-use only park one of the most popular central Arkansas destinations.

    The Kingfisher Trail is a half-mile paved loop traversing through the floodplain of the Little Maumelle River and is perfect for wildlife watching an[…]

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    Nearly all Arkansans of a certain age wistfully remember the old Shack Barbecue which was in Little Rock for years and years. Casey Slaughter opened it in 1934 with the doors closing in July of 1988. The Shack was “the” place for barbecue in the Capital City.

    All is not lost though, as several progeny of the fabled restaurant live on in The Natural State. Variations of the old menu are showcased at each. Check out these eateries for a trip down barbecue memory lane.

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    IPAs, stouts, ales, porters… Arkansans love them all. With local options in high demand, it’s no wonder that The Natural State’s capital city has a burgeoning craft beer scene. Many breweries offer tours, expansive brewpub menus, and live music and entertainment, making a Little Rock brewery tour a guaranteed way to keep a traveler’s spirits high.

    Blue Canoe Brewing Company: A nano-brewery and taproom located in the downtown River Market Distri[…]

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    More than 100 trumpeter swans descend on Magness Lake, a small oxbow off the Little Red River, each year. This wintering population of birds flocks to Heber Springs from their Midwestern homes and their arrival makes for an exciting birding experience. Their stay extends from late November through February.

    These huge, snowy white birds are the largest waterfowl in North America, according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Trumpeters may weigh up to 35 pounds and have 8-foot wi[…]

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    Ray and Carrie Cash left Kingland, Ark., in 1935 with their seven children and headed north to Dyess Colony Resettlement Area in Mississippi County in search of a better life.

    In May 1934, “Colonization Project No. 1” was established in southwestern Mississippi County and named for W. R. Dyess, Arkansas’s first Works Progress Administration head, who suggested the idea of giving tenant farmers the opportunity to own their own land to one of FDR’s advisors. The c[…]

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    Crowley's Ridge, located in eastern Arkansas, is a unique geological formation was believed to have been created by water, ice, and wind action over a 50-million-year period. The ridge extends for 200 miles from southern Missouri south through eastern Arkansas to Helena-West Helena. The only uplifting in the otherwise flat Arkansas Delta, the anomaly rises 150 feet and is just 12 miles across at its widest point. One of the unique features of Crowley’s Ridge is its natural vegetation. M[…]

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    The Rivervale Tunnel, located near Lepanto is an engineering and architectural marvel where one river literally flows under the other. The structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, although few people know the significance of the structure or even of its existence. In the early years of the 1900s, the Rivervale area was swampy and prone to flooding. Residents believed the area could be prime agricultural land. The flooding of the region was so bad that the best way, at […]

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    The museum is known for its artifacts that tell the story of the river town, which was established in 1833. In the late 1800s, ladies from Helena began raising funds for a new library in Phillips County. They contacted popular authors of the day, asking for autographed copies of their books. Several authors complied, including Samuel Langhorne Clemens, known by his pen name, Mark Twain. The autographed books are now housed at the Phillips County Museum. The museum also has the distinction of […]

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    After the United States entered World War II, President Franklin Roosevelt created the War Relocation Authority, creating 10 sites throughout the country to incarcerate Japanese Americans. Rohwer and Jerome were established in March 1942 and served as the War Relocation Authority’s easternmost camp sites. The two camps would eventually house nearly 18,000 people. Jerome, located in Drew County, operated the shortest amount of time of any of the 10 camps, from Oct. 6, 1942, to June 30, 1[…]

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    Lake Chicot in Lake Village has the honor of being Arkansas’s largest natural lake as well as the largest oxbow lake in North America. The waters cover over 5,000 acres and form a stunning C-shaped curve running almost 22 miles long and one mile wide.

    Much of Lake Village and Chicot County’s history revolves around the stunning lake. It was here that the Battle of Ditch Bayou took place during the Civil War. Charles Lindbergh made his first night flight over Lake Chicot. Read More

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    One of the many structures visitors can tour at Historic Washington State Park in Washington, Arkansas is the blacksmith shop. Built by the Pioneer Washington Restoration Foundation in 1960, the blacksmith shop is an interpretation center with two working forges. Washington’s most famous blacksmith, James Black, is credited with forging one of the original Bowie knives for James “Jim” Bowie in the early 1830s.

    These days, the town of Washington is still a target for b[…]

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    The Dallas County Museum in Fordyce is home to a new sports annex that highlights the athletic heroes of the town. Located across the street from the museum, the annex is located in the Nutt Trussell building, which is the oldest (1884) two-story building in Dallas County. Featured there are exhibits highlighting many local athletes of national fame including Paul “Bear” Bryant.

    Fordyce and Dallas County have the largest number of inductees in the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fa[…]

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    Local history is meticulously preserved at the Grant County Museum in Sheridan. What appears to be a tiny hall from its parking lot perspective actually contains a large collection that covers the history of the area and its ties to the nation and world. The museum originated in 1963 as a display case in teacher Elwin Goolsby’s classroom in Prattsville. Goolsby, who served as the facility’s director until the early 2000s, set up most of the exhibits found within. Since the early 1[…]

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    Nationally renowned hiking, biking, and paddling outlets can be found throughout Southwest Arkansas.

    Hot Springs National Park in Hot Springs, which is surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest and houses famed Bathhouse Row, has over 25 miles of hiking trails including the 10 mile Sunset Trail, the longest trail in the park. This national park protects 47 naturally flowing thermal springs and has the distinction of being the first federally protected area in the nation.

    In the[…]

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    The lodge at Queen Wilhelmina State Park in Mena reopened in mid-2015 following a $9.7-million renovation that includes a new hearth room and porch for enjoying the panoramic view from Rich Mountain, Arkansas’s second highest mountain.

    As to details of the renovation, which began in 2012, the lodge was expanded from 25,881 square feet to 37,029 square feet. All of the rooms (guest rooms, public rooms and restaurant, etc.) feature new larger windows so people can take in a wider v[…]

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    The Superior Bathhouse Brewery and Distillery is a craft microbrewery and restaurant located on Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs National Park. It is the first brewery located inside a national park. The Superior Bathhouse building had previously been vacant for 30 years after it closed its doors to bathers in 1983. The brewery, which opened in phases beginning in 2013, has a craft beer tasting room and restaurant. The operation now also makes its own brew on site using thermal spring water, maki[…]

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    A rare Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian house, known as the Bachman Wilson House, originally located in the Borough of Millstone in Somerset County, N.J. was acquired by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. Built in 1954 along the Millstone River, it was moved to keep it from further damage from repeated flooding. The museum disassembled the home and reassembled it on its 120-acre grounds. It opened to the public on Nov. 11, 2015 and is available for study as well as for tours, an[…]

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    Northwest Arkansas is making big strides in the world of mountain biking with its 2015 designation as the first and only regional ride center and the announcement that Bentonville will host the International Mountain Bicycling Association’s World Summit on Nov. 10-12, 2016.

    The event, which occurs every two years, draws hundreds of cyclists to its host community. Featuring Northwest Arkansas and its iconic trail systems within the Ozark Mountains, participants will experience the[…]

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    Fort Smith held its inaugural mural festival in September of 2015, positioning itself to become the largest outdoor art gallery in the state.

    During festival week, the walls of several downtown historic buildings were painted with murals by world-recognized artists such as Vhils, D*Face, Roa, Ben Eine, Maser, Ana Maria and Bicicleta Sem Freio, and is curated by Charlotte Dutoit from JUSTKIDS. JUSTKIDS creates large scale art events, gallery shows and design spaces with a global network[…]

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    Bradbury Art Museum
    Formerly known as the Bradbury Gallery, a generous donation by the Bradbury family allowed the space to be redesigned into a 5,200 square-foot exhibition space featuring five separate galleries. Now collections of artwork will be shown on a rotating basis, allowing a greater number of exhibitions and broader variety of artwork. Located on the ASU Campus in Jonesboro.
    CONTACT: 201 Olympic Dr., Jonesboro, AR 72401, 870-972-2205, Read More

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    Bachman-Wilson House
    A rare Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian house, known as the Bachman-Wilson House, originally located in the Borough of Millstone in Somerset County, N.J., has been acquired by Crystal Bridges of American Art in Bentonville. Built in 1954 along the Millstone River, it was moved to keep it prevent further damage from repeated flooding. The museum disassembled the home and reassembled it on its 120-acre grounds. The house will available for study as well as f[…]

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    Barefoot Paddleboards
    Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) rentals and lessons are now available at DeGray Lake Resort State Park in Bismarck. Barefoot Paddleboards is set up by the swim beach at the park and offers rentals by the hour and lessons by reservation.
    CONTACT: 2027 State Park Entrance Rd., Bismarck, AR 71929, 479-774-2266, www.BarefootPaddleboards.com.

    DeGray Lake Sunset Trail
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    An Enchanting Evening Small Farm Winery
    The art of commercial wine making returns to the Little Italy community; this winery is the first licensed small farm winery manufacturer in over 70 years in this historic wine making area. It uses local Arkansas grapes in addition to classics like Pinot. A wine tasting yurt with a hexagon deck takes advantage of the views of Lake Maumelle and Pinnacle Mountain.
    CONTACT: 29300 Ark. 300, Roland, AR 72135, 501-330-2182, Read More