Arts & Events

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

The two most important phrases used in leadership are not delegation and profit margins but rather “please” and “thank you,” according to Don Soderquist, retired chief operations officer of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 7:23pm

A sea of nearly 1,000 people gathered on Saturday (May 10) evening for the annual Cape Cod-inspired Heart Ball. Benefitting the American Heart Association, the event exuded beach elegance while raising funds and awareness to help battle the nation's number one killer, heart disease.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 11:57am

Home wasn’t a safe place for “Lindsey.”

Lindsey had been sexually assaulted by someone in what was supposed to be a place of safety and refuge. At first, her mother did not believe her. The shy, reserved teenager needed a friend.

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 7:44pm

It was a perfect spring morning for a run around the park, which is exactly what more than 100 Boys and Girls Club of Van Buren supporters did on Saturday (May 3) as they took part in the second annual "Life's an uphill RUN!" 5K event.

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 11:38am

The 12th annual A Night in the Caribbean fundraiser for the Gregory Kistler Treatment Center was held Saturday, May 3, at Golden Living, with approximately 275 guests attending an evening of bidding, dancing and celebrating the center.

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 10:58am

It was a celebration of the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum's (RAM) history, as well as a glimpse into its future on Thursday (May 1) evening as RAM hosted its first ever "An Art Affair" gala.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 7:12am

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


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