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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.

Fort Smith Little Theatre presents The Secret Garden – Tony Award Winning Musical

Date: Thursday, July 27, 2017 to Sunday, August 6, 2017
Time: All Day to 12:00am
Location: Fort Smith Little Theatre 401 North 6th Street Fort Smith, 7290

Details

Start:
July 27 @ 7:30 pm
End:
August 6 @ 10:00 pm

 

Phone: 479-783-2966

Website:www.fslt.org

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

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Fort Smith Farmer's Market

Date: Saturday, August 5, 2017
Time: 7:00am to 12:00pm
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 

Early Admission for Gold Pass Holders!

Date: Saturday, August 5, 2017
Time: 9:00am to 7:00pm
Location: Parrot Island Waterpark 7300 Zero St Fort Smith, Arkansas

Gold Season Pass holders have access to Parrot Island an hour before it opens to the public!


Event Location and Contact Information:

Parrot Island Waterpark
7300 Zero St
Fort Smith, Arkansas

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

 

First Saturday August

Date: Saturday, August 5, 2017
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Learning Fields at Chaffee Crossing 7300 Gardener Avenue Fort Sm

August 5, from 10 to 11 a.m. the First Saturday event at the Learning Fields at Chaffee Crossing will feature Susan Randolph presenting "Figs--From Sticks to Trees, The Learning Fields Fig Trial." Susan is the 2016 Arkansas State Master Gardener of the Year. She will teach how to grow Fig Trees at home. Handouts will be provided. This event is open to the public for free. Visitors may also view all of the gardens at the Learning Fields. The featured garden is the "Fig Trial."


Admission: Free.

Event Location and Contact Information:

Learning Fields at Chaffee Crossing
7300 Gardener Avenue
Fort Smith, Arkansas

479-484-7737
http://learningfieldsatcc.org

 

Summer Games Days

Date: Saturday, August 5, 2017
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Location: Fort Smith Public Library 3201 Rogers Avenue Fort Smith, AR 7290

Looking to sharpen your checkers skills? Is your bridge group looking for a new place to play? Want to ruin friendships over a game of Monopoly? Looking to test out your new Pokémon or Magic decks? Tabletop gamers are welcome to join us at Dewey's Cafe' every Saturday from 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m. for our Summer Games Days. Tables will be set up for board and card games so bring some of your favorites to play (family friendly please!) or try something new from our selection.

For more information, please call the Main Library at (479)783-0229

Wild West Performances by the Lawbreakers & Peacemakers

Date: Saturday, August 5, 2017
Time: 11:00am to 12:00am
Location: Judgment - Wild West 300 Parker Fort Smith, AR 72904

Old West shootouts and skits.  Reenactments and more!  Come visit.  Fun for the whole family.

Price: 
Donations

RAM Saturdays!

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

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 

FSLT presents "The Secret Garden"

Date: Saturday, August 5, 2017
Time: 7:30pm to 12:00am
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