Arts & Events

Lee Ortega was faced with quite a challenge when she assumed the role of executive director for the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum in February 2011.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 1:53pm

Hundreds put on their running shoes Friday (April 18) and donned shades of neon color in pink, green and orange to help support the Children’s Advocacy Center of Benton County.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 1:12pm

April is shaping up to be a colorful month. Folks in the Fort Smith Region can get their greens at the Alma Spinach Festival, search for eggs of every color at the Mayor's Easter Egg Hunt, lunch and learn at Reveal the Teal, enjoy some blues at Music on Main Street, and much more.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 6:01am

April is packed with big events including a hunt for 15,000 Easter Eggs, Komen's Race for the Cure, and a Starlight Gala featuring one of country music hottest duos, Thompson Square.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 5:55am

Under a partially full moon and before a lunar eclipse, about 450 people gathered Saturday (April 12) to support the Sunshine School & Development Center, located in Rogers, at their annual gala.

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 6:46pm

Saturday (April 12) was all about the King and Spring, as Chaffee Crossing held its annual Spring Festival and celebrated the 56th anniversary of the famous Elvis Presley military haircut.

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 4:02pm

People arrived at the Walton Arts Center ready for a dose of homegrown Arkansas country music; cowboy boots and Western wear were in vogue for the 21st annual Washington Regional Medical Foundation Gala and Eagle Awards fundraiser Tuesday eve

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 1:57pm

Around 300 gathered Saturday night (April 5) for the 20th annual Wine & Roses event at the Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House in Fort Smith to help meet a fundraising goal of $135,000.

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 11:06am

About 400 people attended the 11th annual Plant A Seed gala at the John Q. Hammons Center Thursday evening (April 3), which benefitted the NorthWest Arkansas Community College Foundation.

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:32pm

Project Compassion wasn't kidding around on Tuesday (April 1) evening as it kicked off its Designer Showhouse event with a Celebration Ball at the Fort Smith Convention Center.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 5:14pm

In addition to stormy weather, April will kick-off with Wine and Roses' 20th anniversary, the Fort Smith Chorale's "Of Love and War," the Kids and the Community Golf Tournament,  Miles for Mutts, and Chaffee Crossing's Spring Festival. Good luck working it all in.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:53pm

April is off to a busy start in Northwest Arkansas, as the region is set to host "Viva la Musica!," the Bentonville Running Festival, the Washington Regional Gala, "Wig Out!," and the annual Sunshine Gala in the coming weeks.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:39pm

Born out of need, the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter is a safe haven and emergency intervention for children in crisis.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 7:02am

Some ran just for fun and a sense of accomplishment; others were serious competitors with jerseys emblazoned with the logos of a sponsor or two.

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 7:48pm

The Hogeye Marathon has become an annual springtime tradition in Northwest Arkansas, and thousands from around the state and nation are gearing up to take part in 38th annual event on March 29-30.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 1:55pm

Perfume aromas mingled in the air at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Springdale Tuesday morning (March 18) for the 2nd annual Bags for Books lunch and auction.

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:22pm

Spring is just around the corner, and the Fort Smith region is celebrating with Family Fun at the Nature Center, a performance by the U.S. Navy Sea Chanters, an Edamame Festival, and much more.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 8:27pm

Northwest Arkansas will usher in the new season with Spring Break Specials at Crystal Bridges, a premier art show in Bentonville, the return of the Hogeye, and the 11th annual "Plant a Seed" Gala.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 8:09pm

Kissing pigs is generally encouraged here in Northwest Arkansas Razorback country, but on Saturday night (March 15), it was for a good cause.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 11:52am

Around 1,000 people applauded the philanthropic contributions of Johnelle Hunt as she humbly accepted the Rogers-Lowell Chamber of Commerce Good Neighbor Award on Friday Night (March 14) at the Hammons Convention Center in Rogers.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 12:25pm

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