The Unexpected Wins Award

Congratulations to The Unexpected: Festival of Murals in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and Josh McIntosh for winning the Community Tourism Development Award at the 43rd annual 2017 Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism. The Unexpected is an arts and culture initiative that brings world-class art to downtown Fort Smith, Arkansas. The 10-day festival, held in September of…

Stories of Empowerment

Bring your tribe of women to the fourth installment of Stories of Empowerment. In honor of Women’s History Month, ESSE and Women’s Foundation of Arkansas are partnering with Amy Robinson of Fayetteville-based Tribe of Women for a special program on advancing gender equity, that will take place March 9th from 5-7 p.m. at Esse Purse…

2017 Governor’s Arts Awards

The Governor’s Arts Awards recognizes individuals and corporations for their outstanding contributions to the arts in Arkansas. Established in 1991, the award is presented for outstanding contributions to the arts in Arkansas by individuals as well as corporations. Selection is made by an independent panel of Arkansas arts professionals from public nominations. Patron Award Johnelle…

Letter From The Editor – What Do You Love?

:: Brigette Williams ::   [dropcap]A[/dropcap] t around age four or five, little ones begin exchanging Valentine’s Day cards with classmates. Along with this innocent rite of passage comes the implied expectation to make a public declaration of love to…someone. As adults, we see family, friends and co-workers await delivery of flowers, balloons and artfully…