Art in Northwest Arkansas is easy to find. The largest addition to our community’s art collection was the recent completion of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, funded by Walmart heiress Alice Walton. But a museum isn’t the only place to stumble across art here.
There are many local artists constantly putting their artwork up for display. Painter Matt Miller was set up in the Anne Kittrell Art Gallery at the University of Arkansas until the end of September and can now be found in his very own downtown Fayetteville studio. A group of artists re-established the Fayetteville Underground, and they recently had a grand opening showing off their artwork.
But if that isn’t enough art for you, on the First Thursday of each month from April to November, many local artists come out to showcase their works on the Fayetteville Square. The Bentonville square is host to a similar event called First Friday March through November. Still not satisfied? Check out Main Street Rogers’ 3rd Friday Twilight Walk every, you guessed it, third Friday starting in May and running through October. You can explore what artists have created, and even listen to some live music.
The culture of the Ozarks is all around us, and never ceases. There’s always something fun to do here in Northwest Arkansas. For a more comprehensive list of museums, events, and attractions visit our Links page.