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News Year’s Eve 2013 in Northwest Arkansas

Posted on 28 December 2013 by admin

Ice Skating at Lawrence Plaza in Bentonville, Arkansas

Say “goodbye” to 2013 and “hello” to 2014 with these exciting New Year’s celebrations, activities, and things to do in Northwest Arkansas: Continue Reading

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Fresh Market Opens in Rogers on Wednesday

Posted on 23 July 2012 by admin

The Fresh Market will open a new location in Rogers this Wednesday, July 25. This will be their second store in Arkansas in addition to their Little Rock location. The Rogers Fresh Market will be located at the Pinnacle Promenade, 2203 Promenade Boulevard, Suite 12100, which is the building that was previously home to Borders bookstore.

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Huffington Post: Eureka Springs Is Arkansas’ Artsy Ozark Oasis

Posted on 23 July 2012 by admin

Christine Buckley writes of Eureka Springs in the Huffington Post:

Eureka Springs is a Victorian village that claims to be the only city in the U.S. whose entire historic downtown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a funky little artsy oasis filled with unique shops, art galleries, artist studios, restaurants and Victorian homes built into the picturesque Ozark mountainside.

 

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Crystal Bridges is a great getaway…Texas edition.

Posted on 04 May 2012 by admin

Mike Norman writing in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram calls Crystal Bridges a great quick getaway for those in north Texas:

My wife, Sandy, and I have seen Arkansas tourism ads for years, maybe decades, and we’ve even talked about going to see the lakes, the Ozarks and other things those ads tout. But for us, Arkansas has always fallen short when we came down to comparing opportunities for our limited getaway time.

Crystal Bridges changed that. The museum, built by Wal-Mart heiress and Parker County resident Alice Walton, opened in November, and we finally got a chance to go there last weekend.

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Pritchard and Woods Set to Debate Tonight

Posted on 27 March 2012 by admin

Conservative Arkansas will host a forum tonight between Sen. Bill Pritchard and Rep. Jon Woods as they vie for election to Senate District 7. Be at the Arvest Ballpark Community Room in Springdale for refreshments at 6:00 followed by the debate at 7:00.

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Washington Post: Crystal Bridges art museum wows — and also confuses

Posted on 22 October 2011 by admin

From the Washington Post:

“There is a substantial “wow” factor to the building, but no one would ever call it refined, or meticulous or perfectly wrought. Safdie’s design is often sloppy, with elements that feel provisional, afterthoughts or improvisations.”

“But there are compensating elements. The building has been set into a bowl blasted out of a forested basin. Care was taken to nestle the building tightly into the space, without damaging the surrounding forest, which is held back by enormous retaining walls that were still partly visible during a visit in late September. When the ponds are full and the retaining walls hidden from view (by dirt fill and vegetation), the “river runs through it” effect could be stunning.”

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Architectural Record: A First Look at Crystal Bridges Museum

Posted on 22 October 2011 by admin

From the Architectural Record: 

“Ambitious as it is, the museum is never overbearing. It contains some of the loveliest galleries since Safdie’s Peabody-Essex Museum opened in Salem, Massachusetts, in 2003. At Crystal Bridges, the two main exhibition spaces parallel the stream, in long, gently curved rooms that seem to hold back the surrounding hillsides. Their roofs, supported by the timber beams, curve gently downward toward the river, mimicking the shape of the valley and giving the curators a variety of wall and ceiling heights to work with. They have used the low walls for paintings by the likes of Frederic Church, Thomas Eakins, and Winslow Homer, and the high walls for monumental pieces by Louise Nevelson, Joan Mitchell, and others.”

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NWAonline: Art Community Supports Crystal Bridges’ Vision, Mission

Posted on 04 September 2011 by admin

NWAonline: Art Community Supports Crystal Bridges’ Vision, Mission

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Eureka Springs named one of the “10 Coolest Towns in America”

Posted on 02 September 2011 by admin

Eureka Springs has long been considered a great weekend, vacation, or honeymoon destination, as well as a center of creativity and diversity in the Ozarks. This month, Eureka Springs was recognized again by being named one of the “10 Coolest Small Towns in America” by Budget Travel, which says the “current of creativity bubbles up just about everywhere…”

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