August, 2017 Marketing Manager

The Arkansas Razorbacks kick off another season of college football today at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, AR. Little Rock has a long-standing tradition of hosting at least one game a year for the hogs, but most home games are played at the University of Arkansas campus right here in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

On game day, you can feel the buzz of energy coursing throughout our town as tailgates pop-up, restaurants welcome visitors and the University of Arkansas fills with friendly faces. With a newly expanded and upgraded stadium underway and a hint of fall in the air, Donald W. Reynolds Stadium in Fayetteville is the perfect destination for SEC football lovers. In fact, Fayetteville was named the best place to live in the SEC.

Locations for the upcoming public art installation, Green Candy, have been announced. International and local artists will be transforming four sites around downtown Fayetteville into works of art.

Experience Fayetteville is presenting the event and appointed global creative house Justkids to curate Green Candy, an art action aimed to create community conversations around waste and sustainability through engaging art projects.

Fayetteville has long been the artistic epicenter of Northwest Arkansas, thanks in large part to the University of Arkansas, which — as the state’s oldest and largest college campus — has influenced Arkansas culture since its founding in 1871.

Just Kids and Experience Fayetteville are currently accepting proposals from Fayetteville-based artists (artists either residing in or actively involved in the Fayetteville art community) to participate in a public art event to be held during the final week of August 2017 by creating original artwork (sculpture, installation, mural).

One of Northwest Arkansas’ most anticipated midsummer events is back! The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks will transform into an exciting land of imagination for the 2017 Firefly Fling on Saturday, July 15, from 6 to 10 pm.

May, 2017 Marketing Manager

Exciting new art is coming to Northwest Arkansas this summer, as Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville prepares to feature work by American sculptor Dale Chihuly.

While Chihuly works mostly with glass, he is also known for using a variety of mediums, including ice, paint and neon. His works will be featured inside the museum’s temporary exhibition gallery as well as outside in the beautiful woods of the Ozarks. Tickets range from $10 to $20 and can be purchased in advance on the Crystal Bridges website.

Northwest Arkansas Pride, the largest LGBTQ Pride celebration in Arkansas, will be held virtually on Friday, June 26.

While Cinco de Mayo is officially the celebration of a Mexican military victory, in the United States we celebrate Mexican-American culture and fabulous Mexican food.

In Fayetteville, many folks look to the restaurants serving mouthwatering Mexican food every day. We have dozens of fantastic local restaurants that serve everything from Tex- Mex to regionally authentic cuisine.

Artosphere: Arkansas' Arts and Nature Festival returns June 10 - 29, 2019. The festival, presented by the Walton Arts Center, celebrates artists influenced by nature, who inspire us to live more sustainable lives.

“As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Artosphere Festival in 2019, which coincides with the 50th anniversary of man walking on the moon, we are focusing thematically on space. Since the dawn of time, space has been a source of wonder, innovation, and artistic inspiration for all the world’s people. Further, man’s exploration of space has given us the technology to look back on ourselves and observe both the Earth’s changing ecosystem and our shared humanity. In that Artosphere was designed to explore the intersection of arts + nature, always with an eye toward sustainability, space seems like the perfect theme.” – Scott Galbraith, Vice President of Programming and Executive Producer

Members of the artist group Fenix Fayetteville will present a three-week art exhibition and event series at the historic Walker Stone House in downtown Fayetteville from April 8-29.