The Miss America pageant finals were held in Atlantic City Sunday, September 11, where Fayetteville native and University of Arkansas Student, Savvy Shields was crowned.
Shields competed in the talent phase with her signature jazz dance routine and then fielded a question concerning presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Shields is the first UA student to win Miss America since Donna Axum won the title in 1964, and the first Miss Arkansas to win the title since Elizabeth Ward won in 1982, according to the organization’s website.
If you hear a roar coming through the mountains that’s not thunder, it’s the 17th annual The Bikes Blues and BBQ® Motorcycle Rally coming to Fayetteville and surrounding cities in Northwest Arkansas from Wednesday, Sept. 21- Saturday Sept. 24. If you haven’t ever been, you will love riding through the Ozark scenery, joining in on one big party, and raising money for great causes. If you have come before, it will be just as much fun as last time.
Fayetteville, Arkansas is known as a great arts destination with many public works from large murals to little-known gems tucked in the nooks and crannies. We recently wandered around Fayetteville taking in the natural beauty and snapped a few shots of some of our favorite art pieces. If you haven’t explored the art scene in Fayetteville, add that to your bucket list! Check these out:
1. Traffic boxes (pictured above) are often overlooked, but an initiative by the Fayetteville Police Department has spiced them up in an effort to discourage graffiti and add beauty to the town. The box was painted by the Fayetteville High School Art Department and is at the intersection of Arkansas Avenue and Dickson Street by the Kappa Sigma house on the edge of the University of Arkansas campus.