Plugged In

July 30, 2021

Arts & Culture

Downtown Art Discovery

Downtown Bentonville Inc

Bentonville 211 South released a new art exhibition yesterday that features works from two local artists. The exhibition, called Intimate Immensity, is free to the public and open through October.

  • Meet the artists: Adam Fulwiler and Christian Schultz were the first winners of 211 South's and U of A's Call for Art.
  • NWA original: The title of the exhibition is derived from an idea to explore how the shapes of our homes influences our "thoughts, memories, and dreams." Intimate Immensity explores the same concept, and encourages reflection through the art it is presenting.

You can learn more about the exhibition and location HERE.

Story courtesy of Downtown Bentonville Inc.


Breaking Silence

JJ's Live

JJ's Live, formerly known as JBGB, is celebrating its reopening with its first live music show this September.

  • Welcome back: Parker McCollum performed at JBGB back in 2019, but this show will be the first at the "newly-remodeled" venue. Tickets go on sale at 10a tomorrow, and it will be the first in a long line of live concerts to be held at the venue.
  • What's new: The original plan for the remodel included closing off the outdoor space to make it more conducive to live music. The finished product includes other additions as well, including a pickleball court, a duck pin bowling area, and more.

Read more about the remodel and upcoming concerts HERE.

Sponsored by Big Box Karaoke

The Party's Out of the Box

NWA Daily

Big Box Karaoke brings a new kind of party to Fayetteville. With spicy flavors and funky tunes, this place should be the next on your list for a fun night out with friends or family.

  • Safe space: Don't want to share your voice with the world? That's okay! Big Box has private karaoke rooms available for you to let loose with your choice of 70k songs.
  • More to offer: The restaurant at Big Box offers a variety of Asian-fusion street food inspired items that can be delivered right to your room or the flavors can be enjoyed over happy hour on BBK's patio.

Find all the fun Big Box Karaoke has to offer HERE.


Back to School Rules

NWA Daily

With school 3 weeks away, the Ar Dept. of Education released updated guidance for next school year regarding COVID safety.

  • Updated info: Students who have been exposed to virus will not be required to quarantine, so long as they have no symptoms and all parties wear their masks. For unvaccinated individuals, mask-wearing is recommended and highly encouraged.
  • For the little kids: These rules apply only to students 12 and over. For the young ones, "consistent mask usage is recommended while indoors in all school settings." There is likely more local guidance to follow.

Read more about what to expect this fall HERE.


Breaking the Billion Barrier

While the pandemic shut down schools and businesses across the country, regional grocery store Harps was busy hitting its record revenue high of $1.01b.

  • A look at the numbers: With 5,500 employees across 114 stores, Harps found a way to continue to expand. The store increased sales by 22.4% from 2019.
  • Format and family: This employee-owned company has found its success in collaboration and keeps finding ways to bring more communities into the family.

Read more about the billion dollar breakthrough HERE.

Story courtesy of Talk Business & Politics

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