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January 22, 2022

Art & Culture

OZ Art Reveals Artistic Gems In NWA

NWA Daily

The art scene is constantly growing in Northwest Arkansas and OZ Art has a big part to play in it. 

  • Looking around: A New American Town podcast host interviewed OZ Art's Art Collection Manager and discussed some of OZ Art's projects all over NWA. OZ Art's world class projects can be seen on the NWA trails, tucked away in the woods, in parks, and in and on buildings all around.
  • Moving outdoors: OZ Art has a mission to make art more accessible, bring it outside of museum walls. Art is becoming as much a draw to NWA as the biking and event culture. Now that we've pointed it out, you'll begin to see it everywhere.

For a portfolio of OZ Art’s work and their locations, click HERE

Community

Non-profits To Apply For American Rescue Plan Funds

NWA Daily

Benton County is receiving $54m in American Rescue Plan funds, and local non-profits are eligible to apply for part of the recovering funding.

  • Project health and safety: The American Rescue Plan funds are to address economic fallout and safety issues that have occurred due to the pandemic. For example, the Benton County Boys and Girls Club have requested for $445k to fund a couple projects to enhance safety for kids. 
  • Requesting funds: The Quorum Court will be accepting nonprofit’s requests for funding over the next couple of weeks. After everyone has had the chance to present their requests, the court will make its decision of where to allocate funds.

Read the full KNWA story HERE

Travel

Airbus A220 Arrives At XNA

Northwest Arkansas National Airport

The Northwest Arkansas National Airport (XNA) is getting a complimentary upgrading from economy seating to first class with a bigger fleet from Breeze Airway.

  • Roomy: Breeze Airways is sporting XNA’s first Airbus A220 for its nonstop Tampa, Florida route. The Airbus A220 ranges between having 100-150 seats total, with 10-45 seats with extra legroom and between 12-36 first class seats. 
  • A nice getaway: Flights with first class seating will be offered every Monday, Friday, and Saturday through mid September and will be available to book starting May 6. An introductory fare, nicknamed the “Nicest” fare, will be available to book for $99 until Tuesday, Jan. 25.

Fore more information, click HERE

Events

Weekend Roundup

NWA Daily

Welcome to Friday! Here are some of the happenings this weekend:

  • Art: There will be new exhibitions at the 21C Gallery in Bentonville tomorrow.
  • Milestones: Celebrate the Chinese New Year at the Fayetteville Public Library this Saturday.
  • Day trip: If you've never been to Devils Den State Park, its family friendly hiking with amazing views and only a short drive away.
  • Arrangements: Eden's Flower Truck is hosting an afternoon of cocktails and crafting tomorrow.
  • Mountain music: The Ozark Mountain Music Festival is this weekend in Eureka Springs.
  • Winter market: The Bentonville Farmer's Market is year around - visit the Market @ Record in Bentonville tomorrow to shop local.
  • Hog ball: Arkansas Razorbacks basketball team takes on Texas A&M on Saturday in Fayetteville.
  • Paint brushes: Drop into Crystal Bridges for art making for all ages Saturday from 1-4.
  • Trail race: Fayetteville's annual Frozen Toes races is tomorrow morning at Kessler Mountain!

Have a great weekend! Stay warm, and we'll see you Monday!

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