Johnelle Hunt – Receives 2017 Governor’s Arts Award


Congratulations to Johnelle Hunt, one of the recipients of the 2017 Governor’s Arts Awards. Johnelle, along with her late husband, J.B. Hunt, founded J.B. Hunt Transport, from which they generously support arts organizations and numerous nonprofits in Northwest Arkansas to the benefit of the region and state at large.

A “self-professed art lover” and contributor, Johnelle’s heart is in making a contribution to society. Her passions were further demonstrated when in 2016, she was honored as the year’s Arkansas Woman of Inspiration by the Children’s Advocacy Center for her work – found in our September issue.

Also in 2016, she spoke with Arkansas Money & Politics’ former Evin Demirel, discussing Alice Walton, Crystal Bridges, and her hometown’s most famous artist. Thank you Johnelle, for graciously contributing to Art – a necessary branch of creativity that brings so much enjoyment, inspiration and life.


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