Arts & Events

Beautiful landscapes, picturesque produce, and intricate carvings were among the many unique pieces on display Tuesday (July 1), as the Center for Art and Education in Van Buren debuted its July exhibit featuring artist Jimmy Leach and his show

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 4:03pm

The John Henry Shaddox Wagon Train made the 71-mile, six-day trip from Harrison to Springdale just in time to usher in the 70th annual Rodeo of the Ozarks and take the lead position in the annual rodeo parade at 3 p.m. Wednesday (July 2).

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 2:23pm

This year’s Wakarusa music festival drew thousands of people to this rural Mulberry Mountain in the Ozarks just a few weeks back.

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 6:05pm

July starts off with a bang, as the Fort Smith region hosts a nature-themed art opening, Mayor's 4th of July Celebration, Clayton Camp, and a youth golf tournament. Sometimes the only way to beat the heat is to keep moving.

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:16am

Northwest Arkansas will celebrate the 70th annual Rodeo of the Ozarks, Independence Day, country stars Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss and a Beach Bingo Bash as it kicks off a busy month of July.

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:09am

Looking at the summer night sky is a favorite past-time for many families but an event at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Saturday (June 21) took that experience to a whole new level.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 11:13am

Guests at the 12th annual Summer Salsa in Fayetteville roamed among tables draped in lime green, bright orange and other festive summer hues in hopes of giving children a brighter future.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 7:02pm

Four hundred business and community leaders came together on Thursday (June 12) evening to celebrate the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce at its 59th Annual Meeting and Banquet.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 3:25pm

School is out and summer is almost here, which means there is lots to do and see in the Fort Smith area. Locals can take in some tunes at the Riverfront Blues Festival, test their limits at the True Grit Ride, celebrate Women of Vision, or learn about some local history in the weeks to come.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:45pm

June is all about summer celebrations, golf, and pre-rodeo festivities in NWA. Locals can party at the Summer Salsa, Summer Nights Gala, or Summer Solstice event, watch the pros at the annual Walmart LPGA Tournament, or get in the rodeo spirit at Western Day's.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:33pm

The Fort Smith Regional Art Museum (RAM) welcomed a packed house on Thursday (June 5) evening, as it hosted the opening reception for the 66th Annual River Valley Invitational exhibit.

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 12:53pm

On the agenda for Sunday at Wakarusa is some Kung Fu, Magic Beans and sounds from a band from Australia. It’s the final day of music at the large outdoor festival north of Ozark, and your last chance to hear the most eclectic bands to hit the region.

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 10:47am

Saturday at Wakarusa delivers Black Cadillacs, some Magnetic Zeroes and something about an incident with String Cheese. A good way to end the night is with some sweet and “filthy bass” drops from Bassnectar.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:31pm

Your agenda on Day 2 of Wakarusa could begin with Rusty Shackle and end with The Flaming Lips. And if you’re smart, you may also catch some Lettuce and Treetop Flyers.

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 8:30pm

She may have just given birth, but for Young Actors Guild Executive Director Missy Gipson, the show must go on and that is exactly what will happen June 12 through June 15 as the YAG performance of Cinderella takes the stage at the Alma Perf

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 12:30pm

The 11th annual Wakarusa Music Festival will offer some 130 confirmed acts appearing on six stages over four days at Mulberry Mountain, north of Ozark.

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:44pm

Two regional art organizations came together on Sunday (June 1) afternoon, as Van Buren's Center for Art and Education played host to artists from Fayetteville Underground for the opening reception of its June exhibit.

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:30pm

Wakarusa comes just once a year, but Brett Mosiman spends all the time in between planning for the next one.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 5:10pm

The Children's Emergency Shelter heated up the Fort Smith River Pavilion on Saturday (May 31) evening as it hosted the second annual "Havana Nights." Presented by the Fiori Family, the "party with a purpose" featured Cuban-inspired food and drink, Salsa music, and hand rolled cigars, all mixed wi

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 12:47pm

Men from law enforcement, government and the business world donned heels instead of running shoes Saturday (May 31) for a relay aimed at helping end family violence.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 11:47am

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