Category archives: Arts & Culture

Arkansas' Most Instagramable Locations Vol. II

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In my most recent post on AY's blog, I covered a unique set of places that I believe have truly placed Arkansas and its natural beauty in the global eye through Instagram. But the initial list doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of  The Natural State and so, without further ado, allow me to present the second volume of Arkansas' Most Instagramable Loca[...]

Little Rock Film Festival Bids Farewell

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The Little Rock Film Festival (LRFF) announced today that it is ending its nine-year run in Little Rock: We are proud of the Arkansas filmmaking community that we have helped to inspire and promote, and pleased to have brought hundreds of the top independent filmmakers from around the World to Central Arkansas each year to share their work directly wi[...]

October's Top 10 Things to Do

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1. Dan Steinhilber: Artist-in-Residence Conway Through Oct. 23: Enjoy the work of sculptor Dan Steinhilber, whose work was recently exhibited in Washington, D.C. He brings his outstanding talent to the University of Central Arkansas with exhibits inside — “Primary Developments” — and out with a public art installation titled “Dark Matter.” (501) 450-579[...]

Art Scene: Art and Earth

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In the early part of the 20th century, homes across the United States featured “Victory Gardens,” in addition to the typical rose bushes and boxwood hedges.   by a sense of patriotism and encouraged by the government to help alleviate the pressure on the food supply during wartime, these gardens were not simply something to be enjoyed – they were v[...]

Art Scene: Appetizing Artistry

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This month, we celebrate the brilliance and craftsmanship of food with art that is at once both fun and beautiful. Meet two artists who capture the wonder, deliciousness and mastery of this essential substance. Artwork courtesy of the artists   Davis earned a degree in commercial art from the University of Central Oklahoma and enjoyed a succes[...]

September's Top 10 Things to Do

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1. ‘Amadeus’ Fayetteville Through Sept. 20: The Studio Theater of Walton Arts Center is the site of this presentation of the five-time, Tony-award winning play “Amadeus,” which was adapted into an Oscar-award winning film. Watch the drama as composer Antonio Salieri schemes to discredit the foul-mouthed, former child prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. “Ama[...]

Art Scene: Paint the Town

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Urban revitalization and creativity intersect in Fort Smith’s ‘The Unexpected.’ Photographs courtesy of 64.6 Downtown and Charlotte Dutoit   to one school of thought, “curiosity kills the cat.” Another view, which the Fort Smith, Ark., urban-revitalization organization “64.6 Downtown” subscribes to, is that curiosity yields often-surprising revelati[...]

Let the Games Begin!

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Tourism is big business in Arkansas. Photographs courtesy of AHA   2014, 23 million people visited our fair state. Further, they spent $5.9 billion partaking of cuisine offered in our restaurants, touring our many attractions, visiting state and national parks, trying out their luck at our racing and gaming facilities and luxuriating or “roughing [...]