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Heart Of The Community

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Photographs taken at the Fayetteville Farmers’ Market by Joshua Duke will be on show in the Bank of Fayetteville lobby tonight during a book signing by Tony Wappel and J.B. Hogan, authors of “The Square Book: An Illustrated History of the Fayetteville Square, 1828-2016.”

Bank of Fayetteville hosts art show, book signing BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com Like his ancestors before him, John Lewis wanted the building on the northwest corner of the Fayetteville square to be part of the community. “He had a deal worked out with the [University of Arkansas] Press to bring authors in and have book signings,”…

‘A Sense Of History And Identity’

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“Aunt Kate,” a three-color screenprint by Bobby C. Martin, is among works based on family photographs that show his Creek heritage. Martin will be among artists honored at an opening reception tonight at the Fayetteville Underground for the August exhibit, “Contemporary Art in Native America: Deep Roots.”

Artist brings Creek heritage to Underground BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com Artist Bobby C. Martin’s maternal grandmother was full-blooded Creek and spoke her native language fluently and English only brokenly. But even growing up in Tahlequah, Okla., the capital of the Cherokee Nation, Martin was not really invested in Native ways. “My experience was like a lot…

The Sky’s The Limit

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Photos courtesy Jamey Massey

This weekend’s GlitchCon, like last year’s, will be populated by fans of anime, tabletop gaming, Dr. Who, Star Wars, Star Trek, steampunk and the latest pop culture craze, Wastelanders.

GlitchCon brings fandom worlds together BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com The theme this year is “Across the Stars,” but that doesn’t mean only Wookiees and Starfleet officers are welcome at this weekend’s GlitchCon in Springdale. Terra Massey, one of the event organizers, promises the convention will also be populated by anime, tabletop gaming and Dr. Who fans,…

Artistic Growth — Peacemaker Music Festival

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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…

Pretty As A Peach

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Festival celebrates sweet perfection BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com It all began in Clarksville in 1938, or so the story of the Johnson County Peach Festival goes. And according to Milisa Woodard, president of this year’s edition, at 76, the festival is the oldest outdoor event of its kind in the state. The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History…