Category archives: Arts & Culture

Motorcycle Memories, Fort Smith

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During the Steel Horse Motorcycle Rally, join the Fort Smith Museum of History for an exhibit and a program on local and regional motorcycle history.  The exhibit will be in place on the museum's second floor, May 2-6, featuring vintage motorcycles, photographs, artifacts and memorabilia.  A program is scheduled for Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6 at 1:00 [...]

Arkansas Literary Festival

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Readers of all ages and levels of devotion to the written word look forward to the end of April for the Arkansas Literary Festival, presented by the Central Arkansas Library System. This year’s festival is April 27-30 at numerous locations around Little Rock, including the Central Arkansas Library System’s main campus in the River Market. One of the specia[...]

Queen Sugar

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A California girl, Natalie Baszile, spent more than a decade, reconnecting with her family roots in Louisiana to produce a critically acclaimed novel centered on an African American family. The novel is brought to life into millions of homes and to rave reviews, as an OWN series, Queen Sugar. Baszile speaks to her personal connection to the characters, her n[...]

Embracing Arkansas Outdoors

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2017 Bolo Bash Speaker Georgia Pellegrini   aptist Health’s Bolo Bash Luncheon is one of the most sought after events each year, noted by standing room only attendance. The luncheon not only raises valuable funds for community projects, it also presents guests with a diverse, entertaining and inspiring time with fascinating nationally rec[...]

Border Cantos, Crystal Bridges

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Border Cantos, a unique collaboration between American photographer Richard Misrach and Mexican American sculptor/composer Guillermo Galindo, uses the power of art to explore and humanize the complex issues surrounding the United States-Mexico border. Misrach, who has photographed the border since 2004, documents landscapes and objects, including things l[...]

A Midsummer Night's Dream - The Studio Theatre

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      A Midsummer Night’s Dream was a play written by William Shakespeare in 1595/6. A Midsummer Night's Dream portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur act[...]

Arkansas Scottish Fest

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Every April, Lyon College holds the Arkansas Scottish Festival, one of the premier Scottish festivals in the United States. Established in 1981 as the Ozark Scottish Festival, the festival is emblematic of the College, its Scottish heritage, and its Presbyterian connection. Over the years, the festival has grown from a small Scottish fair to one of the top c[...]

The Unexpected Wins Award

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Congratulations to The Unexpected: Festival of Murals in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and Josh McIntosh for winning the Community Tourism Development Award at the 43rd annual 2017 Arkansas Governor's Conference on Tourism. The Unexpected is an arts and culture initiative that brings world-class art to downtown Fort Smith, Arkansas. The 10-day festival, held in S[...]