Arts & Events

Northwest Arkansas has something to offer everyone in May, with local events ranging from a Construction Bash and Touch-a-Truck festival, to the always elegant Heart Ball and the Taste of Opera season opener.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 7:16pm

This month brings much more than just May flowers. The coming weeks are jam-packed with events including An Art Affair, A Night in the Caribbean, and an old-fashioned Mother's Day Tea.

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 3:10pm

Three thousand area students descended on the Arkansas Best Performing Arts Center in Fort Smith on Monday (April 28) for the 11th annual EARQUAKE! concert event.

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 6:31pm

The John Q. Hammons Center was jam-packed Saturday night (April 26) with more than 1,000 people for the 12th Starlight Gala, which benefitted the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 11:51am

Approximately 100 guests came to help Girls Inc. of Fort Smith celebrate its 80th birthday on Saturday (April 26) at the Nancy Orr Center.  Guests included current and former members and employees.

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 11:14am

It was a perfect ladies luncheon on Wednesday (April 23) afternoon, as more than 100 women gathered for the second annual Divas, Diamonds and Decadence event at the Fianna Hills Country Club in Fort Smith.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 7:48am

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


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