I Burn Up In Your Artosphere

March 16, 2023

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  • Faithful care: Harding University's unique curriculum utilizes on-site skills labs and clinical rotations in Northwest Arkansas to prepare future nurses to serve with a Christ-inspired, servant-leadership mindset. 
  • Jumpstart: Applicants can apply with a previous bachelor's degree in any field or at least 64 college credits and complete the degree in as few as 16 months. Enroll for 2023 and receive a $10,000 scholarship upon admission. 

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Real Estate

NWA Housing Sales Dip As Available Inventory Grows

NWA Daily

Northwest Arkansas's home sales decreased by 20.8%, while the available home inventory rose by over 100% in the second half of 2022, according to the latest Arvest Bank Skyline Report.

  • Findings: The slowdown in home sales has resulted in a 177% year-over-year increase in the number of homes listed on Multi Listing Services, and the average home prices in Benton County have dropped by .5%, the first decrease for the county in years.
  • Recalibrating: The team at Arvest remains optimistic that these metrics suggest the Northwest Arkansas housing market is potentially recalibrating to a more sustainable pace.

Read more on the local housing market HERE.


The Hogeye Marathon Is Just A Month Away

NWA Daily

The 47th Annual Hogey Marathon is next month, with the marathon, half marathon, & 4-person relay scheduled for Apr 15, followed by the Sunday Fun Day 5k & 10k on Apr 16.

  • Hogeye history: Founded in 1977, the Hogeye Marathon has attracted runners to Springdale for over four decades, providing an exciting spring race opportunity and raising support for local nonprofits.
  • Good running: Proceeds raised by The Hogeye Marathon & Relays benefit local charities like the American Wheelchair Mission, Jackson Graves Foundation, Kendrick Fincher Hydration for Life, and Meals on Wheels of Washington County.

Register for the race or to volunteer HERE.

Arts & Culture

Walton Art Center's Artosphere Festival Returns This May

Artosphere Festival

Artosphere Festival returns this May, providing nearly a month's worth of immersive art, music, and nature experiences throughout Northwest Arkansas.

  • Art all over: Organized by Walton Arts Center, the multi-week festival includes free and low-cost events ranging from performances by full orchestras and local bands in parks, outdoor venues, and bars to Indie film screenings and activities like yoga or biking paired with live music.
  • In fashion: Fashion Machine, a new addition to this year's festival, will give 28 local children the opportunity to show off their creativity and textile design skills, reworking articles of clothing from the audience with the help of professional artists and textile experts from Canada's Theatre SKAM.

Explore the full schedule for Artosphere Festival HERE.

Restaurant News

New Flavors At Carmelitas Modern Mexican Cuisine

NWA Daily

Carmelitas is still rolling out its soft opening, but the staff is already whipping up some incredible modern Mexican cuisine to serve in their laid-back environment and outside on their dog-friendly patio.

  • Cali-flavors: Founded by Jeremy and Karla Putts, Carmelitas got its start catering weddings during the pandemic and quickly gained attention for its distinctive flavors inspired by San Diego roots; their antojeria menu combines traditional Mexican and Californian street food classics.
  • Initial recs: We'll definitely be returning for more menu items, but our first trip has us pretty high on the Gorditas and Torta de Asada. Ask about the off-menu grilled street corn as an appetizer!

Follow Carmelitas on Instagram for updates HERE.

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