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Friday, June 2, 2017

Carlos Luna Exhibit

Date: Friday, June 2, 2017 to Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Time: All Day to 12:00am
Location: Fort Smith Regional Art Museum 1601 Rogers Ave Fort Smith, 7290

Carlos Luna is a contemporary Cuban-American painter, sculptor, printmaker, and ceramicist. Duality is a common theme in Cuban art, and Luna’s art embodies the internal struggles of an artist who has been uprooted. His art references the artistic traditions of the Cuban Havana School influenced by Wifredo Lam, the European Cubist paintings of French artist Fernand Léger, the storytelling of Mexican muralism and even the horror vacui of the Latin American baroque. This exhibition will feature over 50 works of this prolific artist, that include mixed media on wood, large-scale tapestries, and works on paper. General admission is always free. Opening reception is Thursday, June 1, 5-7PM, free for members, $5 for non-members.

 

Details

Start:
June 2 @ 11:00 am
End:
September 19 @ 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
479-784-2787
Website:
www.fsram.org

Katie Harper Exhibit

Date: Friday, June 2, 2017 to Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Time: All Day to 12:00am
Location: Fort Smith Regional Art Museum 1601 Rogers Ave Fort Smith, 7290

For the past 25 years, Harper’s commercial graphic design work has informed her fine art, and vice versa. This retrospective exhibition will explore the ways that design concepts and production methods, both old and new, influence fine art, especially with regard to technique. It will include explorations into photography and printmaking, as well as award-winning letterpress and book arts.

General admission is always free. Opening reception is Thursday, June 1, 5-7PM, free for members, $5 for non-members.

Details

Start:
June 2 @ 11:00 am
End:
September 19 @ 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
479-784-2787
Website:
www.fsram.org

Sunday, July 23, 2017

TRIPH by Circus Family

Date: Sunday, July 23, 2017 to Sunday, August 13, 2017
Time: 10:00am to 8:00pm
Location: 17 North 10 Street, Fort Smith, AR 72901

Amsterdam based audiovisual design collective Circus Family will give new life to a former sign making studio with an immersive light experience in which the audience directs the intensity, audio and colors by simply approaching and or moving around the shapes.

Viewing Hours

During The Unexpected: (July 23-30): 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

August 1-August 13th: Closed Mondays, open 5 p.m.-8 p.m. during 1st Tuesday event on August 1, open Fridays from 5 p.m.-8 p.m., open Saturday and Sunday from Noon-6 p.m.

 

* Please confirm directly with the promoter or box office to ensure event details have not changed.

The Divine Sparks Project

Date: Sunday, July 23, 2017 to Sunday, August 13, 2017
Time: 10:00am to 8:00pm
Location: 9 North 10 Street, Fort Smith, AR 72901

New York artist, Doze Green, will bring the immersive and ambitious “The Divine Sparks Project” to downtown Fort Smith, which will revisit the former 1910’s New Theater, an Art Nouveau playhouse in the heart of downtown. Prior to now, the theater has remained abandoned and closed to the public for nearly 30 years.

During The Unexpected: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

August 1-13, 2017: Closed Mondays, Open from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. during 1st Tuesday event on August 1, open Fridays from 5 p.m.-8 p.m., open weekends from Noon-6 p.m.

 

* Please confirm directly with the promoter or box office to ensure event details have not changed.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Feral Kingdom: Ana Maria Solo Exhibition

Date: Thursday, July 27, 2017 to Sunday, August 13, 2017
Time: All Day to 12:00am
Location: 11 North 3rd Street, Fort Smith, AR 72901

In addition to the public art projects, JustKids will activate a "Pop-Up" gallery space to house, "Feral Kingdom," a solo exhibition Puerto Rican artist—now living in Fort Smith—and a veteran of The Unexpected, Ana Maria (Ana Marietta).

Opening: Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Public Viewing: July 28-30, 2017, from 1 p.m.-8 p.m.

By Appointment: August 1-13, 2017, between the hours of 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. | To schedule a gallery visit call 1.787.414.7625

 

* Please confirm directly with the promoter or box office to ensure event details have not changed.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

"Back to School" 2017 Shop Local

Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 to Saturday, September 2, 2017
Time: All Day to 12:00am
Location: Contact Fort Smith Chamber of Commerce

Back to school shopping is approaching and the 2017 Shop Local campaign will soon begin. 

Last year this event was a huge success for our Chamber Members in the retail, restaurant and service industry. 

If your business is interested in offering a special savings during this shopping season, please complete the bottom portion of this form. 

Examples from last year's campaign inlclude: 

  • 10% & 25% discount
  • Free item with purchase
  • $5 off $25 purchase  

You may also choose to show your support for local businesses by being a campaign sponsor.

Please visit the Fort Smith Chamber of Commerce website for more information. 

Event Sponsors:

Westark Plumbing & Expert Drain Cleaning Services

Peopleready

Bedford Camera and Video

Armstrong Bank (Main Branch)

Pharis Broadcasting - Fort Smith Radio Group

Answer Fort Smith, Inc.

Hertz Car Sales

Sparks Health System

Designer Again

Southwest Times Record

FFO Home Corporate

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Bargains Galore on 64

Date: Thursday, August 10, 2017 to Saturday, August 12, 2017
Time: All Day to 12:00am
Location: Scenic Highway 64, Garrison Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72901

It's a Bargains Galore on Scenic Highway 64 in Arkansas!!!

160-miles of yard sales, antiques, collectibles, and flea markets from Fort Smith past Conway to Beebe, Arkansas, the River Valley of Arkansas is proud to host another of our Bargains Galore on 64 yard sale extravaganzas. This annual event is held on Thursday through Saturday, the second weekend in August.

Designated a "Travel Treasure" by Southern Traveler magazine! 

The event draws family vacationers and dealers, buyers and sellers alike, who "treasure" not only great bargains along Hwy 64 but also the friendly atmosphere and the beautiful vistas that prevail. Come and join in the fun of selling or buying along this antiques and "stuff" shop-a-holics' highway of vendors with bargains galore.

Start or Finish your bargain-filled road trip in Fort Smith! 

Whether you decide to travel east or west along the route, Fort Smith is the PERFECT place to start or end your road trip! Get a jump start on planning your experience by booking a room in Fort Smith, making plans to check out the cities unique attractions, learning about our amazing culinary landscape, and of course visiting Fort Smith's beloved antiques and collectibles shops!

All Participating Cities!

 

 

* Please confirm directly with the promoter or box office to ensure event details have not changed.

 

Contact:  479-667-4455
 bargainson64@centurytel.net

Saturday, August 12, 2017

"The Secret Garden"

Date: Saturday, August 12, 2017
Time: All Day
Location: Fort Smith Little Theatre 401 North 6th Street Fort Smith, AR 72

This Tony Award-Winning musical is based on the classic children’s novel. Orphaned in India, 10-year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her reclusive uncle and his invalid son. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life. A tale of forgiveness and renewal.


Price: $15 

Fort Smith Farmer's Market

Date: Saturday, August 12, 2017
Time: 7:00am to 12:00am
Location: Fort Smith Farmers Market North 2nd and Garrison Ave Fort Smith,

Welcome to the Fort Smith Farmers Market, where our commitment to fresh, locally grown produce and handmade goods has helped the Arkansas River Valley grow into a healthier and greener community with an emphasis on shopping local.

Since 2003, the market has offered the finest in locally produced vegetables, fruits, flowers, plants, meats, baked goods, honey, eggs, jams, juried crafts, and fine art from a 90 mile radius of Fort Smith. 

We Are Open Year Round In Historic Downtown Fort Smith located at the corner of North 2nd Street & Garrison Avenue 

~ every Saturday (7am-Noon) & 
~ every Tuesday (April-November 7am-Noon)

Each market day is a feast for the senses. We invite you to come sample the bountiful cornucopia of produce our area provides. 

The Saturday market is alive with street performers, local musicians, community organizations, tourists and locals alike. As many as 90 vendors set up each week in beautiful historic downtown Fort Smith and represent the diversity of the area. 

There is plenty of parking nearby, as well as handicapped parking on site. We gladly accept SNAP/EBT Cards on Saturday’s ONLY. 

We are honored to bring the freshest produce & the best handmade products to everyone in The River Valley. Make plans to stop by this week and see what’s new, we look forward to seeing you!


Price: Free 

Boys Shelter Car Show and Silent Auction

Date: Saturday, August 12, 2017
Time: 8:00am to 1:00pm
Location: Fort Smith Pavilion 100 N B Street Fort Smith, Arkansas

This event includes cool cars, hot deals and sweet rides. Entry fee is $25 for the car show. Multiple prizes will be awarded to multiple categories, such as best in show, best engine, best interior, best paint, and best rat rod. Raffle prizes will be given away until the event ends with the car show awards ceremony.


Admission: Free.

Event Location and Contact Information:

Fort Smith Pavilion
100 N B Street
Fort Smith, Arkansas

479-769-5624
http://fortsmithboysshelter.org/

Homebuyer Workshop

Date: Saturday, August 12, 2017
Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Location: 1617 South Zero Street Fort Smith, AR 72901

Have you been discussing what to do when it comes to purchasing a home? Looking for some extra information?

At CSCDC we do monthly Homebuyers Classes that will provide you with information about inspections, down payment assistance, what's a Mortgage Credit and other CSCDC programs that may be beneficial to you.

Classes are FREE and open to the public.

Call us today to Enroll. 479-785-2303 ext. 125

 http://www.cscdcc.org

Homebuyers Workshop Class

Date: Saturday, August 12, 2017
Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Location: Crawford Sebastian Community Development Council 1617 S. Zero St

Have you been discussing what to do when it comes to purchasing a home? Looking for some extra information? At CSCDC we hold monthly Homebuyers Classes that will provide you with information about inspections, down payment assistance, what's a Mortgage Credit and other CSCDC programs that may be beneficial to you. Classes are FREE and open to the public. Call us today to Enroll. 479-785-2303 ext. 125


Admission: Free

Event Location and Contact Information:

Crawford Sebastian Community Development Council
1617 S. Zero Street
Fort Smith, Arkansas

479-85-2303 ext 125
http://www.cscdc.org

Step into Possibility: Liberation through flight Arm Balances and Inversions

Date: Saturday, August 12, 2017
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Yogaterrium 2712 Grand Ave Fort Smith, Arkansas

Step into Possibility: Liberation through flight Arm Balances and Inversions with Crystal Beshears, PhD& E-RYT Bring your questions and take home an open heart, refreshed spirit and a richer awareness of advanced asanas . Arm balances are liberating postures that teach us about our personal strength, but also our innate playfulness, courage, fearlessness, and agility. Learn pathways and engagements needed to encourage fight with enthusiasm and ease. We will work hard, play hard, and there will be plenty of time for questions, rest, and exploration. We will breakdown soaring postures like Bakasana, Titibasana, and may even have you holding a handstand by the time class is through. Come play!!! Cost $30


Admission: $30

Event Location and Contact Information:

Yogaterrium
2712 Grand Ave
Fort Smith, Arkansas

4794592187
http://www.yogaterrium.com

 

RAM Saturdays!

Date: Saturday, August 12, 2017
Time: 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Fort Smith Regional Art Museum 1601 Rogers Ave Fort Smith, 7290

Every Saturday from 12-5 will be a fun hands-on exploration of a new
medium or type of art! Participants will experiment with techniques and
materials in the RAM studio and have the opportunity to make their own
original works of art. This program is FREE and for ALL AGES! Please
wear art-making clothing!


June 10 – Paper Spinners

June 17 – Scratch Paper Art

June 24 – Hand Puppets

July 1 – Bottled Fireworks

July 8 – Watercolor Blow Art

July 15 – Yarn Turtles

July 22 – Fuse Beads

July 29 – Sand Art

August 5 – Straw Rockets

August 12 – Paper Dragons

August 19 – Bookmarks

August 26 – Hot Air Balloons

Price: Free

Teen Night

Date: Saturday, August 12, 2017
Time: 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Location: Parrot Island Waterpark 7300 Zero St Fort Smith, Arkansas

The fun happens at Parrot Island's Wave Pool and Surrounding Deck with the Rockin' entertainment provided by MS Event Group. Tickets available at the Parrot Island Waterpark Ticket Office. $10 per teen (13-18)


Event Location and Contact Information:

Parrot Island Waterpark
7300 Zero St
Fort Smith, Arkansas

479-788-6550
http://www.parrotislandwaterpark.com

Luray, and Thunder Comfort at Stage Eighteen

Date: Saturday, August 12, 2017
Time: 9:00pm to 12:00am
Location: Stage Eighteen 18 East Center Street Fayetteville, Arkansas

Luray (Richmond, VA) An indie-folk 4 piece touring in support of their upcoming record produced by S. Carey of Bon Iver. More info at Luraymusic.com Thunder Comfort (Fayetteville, AR) The solo project from Zach Holland of The Good Fear. Doors at 9pm. Music starts at 9:30pm. 18 and up admitted.


Admission: $7 advance tickets / $10 at the door

Event Location and Contact Information:

Stage Eighteen
18 East Center Street
Fayetteville, Arkansas

4794450951
http://www.stage18live.com