Arts & Events

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

School may not be out yet, but summer is in full swing as the Fort Smith region hosts Havana Nights, two art exhibit openings, Wakarusa and a contemporary twist on Cinderella. It's time to get out of the house before the temperatures become unbearable.

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 7:04pm

June will get off to a busy start as Northwest Arkansas hosts an UpStream Art event, The International Festival, Art of Wine, an evening with Third Day, and more. Get up and get out of the house before it gets too hot.

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 6:56pm

With the temperature in the upper 80s, hundreds gathered along Main Street in Van Buren on Saturday (May 24) at the Pioneer Days Parade, a traditional lead-in to the Old Fort Days Rodeo.

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 4:15pm

The Walton Arts Center celebrated its fifth annual Artosphere Festival on Friday (May 16) at Fayetteville’s Tyson Plaza. The event featured the 2014 Artosphere artists, free live music, specialty food, beverages and a dance performance.

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 3:20pm

Unseasonably cool weather didn't keep the crowds away, as thousands flocked to downtown Van Buren for the 37th annual Old Timer's Day Festival this weekend (May 16-18).

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 12:18pm

The Fort Smith Region will enjoy Old Fort Days Rodeo celebrations, Old Timer's Day, an old-fashioned crawfish boil, and much more in the coming weeks.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 6:28pm

The coming weeks will feature fashion, festivals and a "fresh" luncheon, as NWA hosts the Fayetteville Style Show, the "Artosphere" Celebration, "S" Fest, Fayetteville's "Find it Fresh" Luncheon, and more.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 6:20pm


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