Monthly Archives: July 2017

Artistic Growth — Peacemaker Music Festival

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Photo courtesy Jeremy Scott

The Peacemaker Music and Arts Festival returns to Riverfront Park in Fort Smith this weekend.

Peacemaker expands in third year   JOCELYN MURPHY jmurphy@nwadg.com Board members for the Peacemaker Music and Arts Festival in Fort Smith have been trying to get acclaimed American rock/jam band Gov’t Mule to Riverfront Park since the festival’s inception. For the event’s third year, they did. “People in that area are music fans, you know?”…

Do It Yourself — Fayetteville launches ‘tactical urbanism’ program

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NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER Michael EWard of Fayetteville works Sunday July 23, 2017 at painting new crosswalk and curb extensions at the Church Ave. intersection with Center St. Fayetteville has officially launched its Tactical Urbanism program where residents can put together a plan to build a crosswalk or bike lane or decorative plants or nonpermanent road barrier of some kind and submit it to the city.

STACY RYBURN sryburn@nwadg.com NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER Michael EWard of Fayetteville works Sunday July 23, 2017 at painting new crosswalk and curb extensions at the Church Ave. intersection with Center St. Fayetteville has officially launched its Tactical Urbanism program where residents can put together a plan to build a crosswalk or bike lane or decorative plants…

Wasps Of Wonder — Making Ripples

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Photo courtesy Amanda Bancroft

The common name “velvet ant” actually refers to more than 3,000 species of wasps, whose wingless females resemble giant, furry ants — and are actually kind of cute.

‘Velvet ants’ beautiful to see, painful to meet Making Ripples Amanda Bancroft Photo courtesy Amanda Bancroft The common name “velvet ant” actually refers to more than 3,000 species of wasps, whose wingless females resemble giant, furry ants — and are actually kind of cute.   It’s a wonderful thing to discover something new and astounding…

August Art OverView

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“Captured” — An exhibit of works by Eureka Springs photographers Sarah Scisssors, Christopher Fischer, Tavi Ellis and John Rankine, Brews in Eureka Springs. On show through Sept. 6. Email bleachitanddye@gmail.com.

Aug. 2 Fenix & Friends Summer Art Exhibition — With works by David Bachman, Mary Collins, Laurie Foster, MM Kent, Leilani Law, Octavio Logo, Sabine Schmidt and Steven Schneider, through Aug. 5, Walker-Stone House in Fayetteville. Free. Email fenixfayettevilleart@gmail.com. “Captured” — An exhibit of works by Eureka Springs photographers Sarah Scissors, Christopher Fischer, Tavi Ellis…

Keeping It Conscious

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Festival bigger, better, still sustainable   JOCELYN MURPHY jmurphy@nwadg.com Last year’s inaugural sustainable music festival Homegrown on the River recycled nearly 2,500 pounds of trash that otherwise would have gone to a landfill, donated more than 300 pounds of food waste to a local pig farmer and through solar power, returned 80 percent of the…