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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

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Public School Teacher Appreciation Breakfast 2017

Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Time: 7:00am to 8:00am
Location: ArcBest Performing Arts Center 55 South 7th Street Fort Smith, A

Each year, the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Education Council host an appreciation breakfast to honor area teachers and kick off the start of a new school year. 

Our teachers serve not only as educators, but as examples within our community.  We feel this is a great way to say thanks

If you are interested in joining our other sponsors or volunteering at the event, please contact Debra Young at (479) 783-3111 or dyoung@fortsmithchamber.com.

The Teacher Appreciation Breakfast event is graciously sponsored by our Chamber members each year. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, call the Chamber today!

First Friday Breakfast

Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Time: 7:30am to 9:00am
Location: UAFS Smith-Pendergraft Center Reynolds Room

Craig Wilson, the director of health policy at the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement, a nonpartisan, independent health policy organization, will speak at the First Friday Breakfast. He will discuss the state's investment on health care coverage. 

The Book Lover's Club (for adults)

Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Time: 10:15am to 12:00pm
Location: Fort Smith Public Library 3201 Rogers Avenue Fort Smith, AR 7290

Read a good book lately? Come tell us about it at The Book Lover's Club (for adults)! The only requirement for this club is that you must love to read. Read whatever you like, fiction or non-fiction, and come give us a short report (on up to three titles). The Book Lover's Club meets the second Tuesday of every month at the main library. Come meet more people like you! Bring a friend and a good book.

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