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April 29, 2023


Discover The Art Of Wine At Walton Art Center

Walton Arts Center

Maybe a trip to Napa isn't in the books right now, but the next best thing is coming to Fayetteville during Uncorked!, the annual Art of Wine fundraiser by Walton Arts Center. Featuring hundreds of wines to sample and small bites from local restaurants, this extravagant event is set for Friday, Jul 21, from 8-11p.

  • The reserve: General admission tickets start at $95. Reserve Room Tasting tickets are also available now for $200 and include a dedicated private entrance and access to the Reserve Room with premier selections of wines and additional restaurant options.
  • Cheers to that: Proceeds from the Art of Wine Festival support the nonprofit work of Walton Arts Center, which serves an average of 35,000 school children and teachers annually through arts education and outreach programs.

Reserve your tickets for Uncorked! HERE.


Northwest Arkansas Sales Tax Revenue Jumps 14% In April

NWA Daily

Northwest Arkansas saw a 14.2% increase in sales tax revenue for April 2023 compared to April 2022, for a combined revenue of $8.394m. Year-to-date totals have climbed to $35.948m, up 12% from the same period last year.

  • April showers: Rogers led the pack for April gains, posting a 16.68% gain in sales tax revenue at nearly $2.122m. Fayetteville followed close behind, bringing in $2.413m, up 15.66%.
  • Bigger picture: When it comes to year-to-date totals, Bentonville has had a huge start to 2023, showing a 19.84% increase compared to the same months last year. Springdale was the only city to miss double-digit gains when it came to April but was second for year-to-date growth, up 10.56%

Read more on the story from TB&P HERE.


Cool Jobs In NWA

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Sponsored by Philip Shepherd

Get Strong With Your Community During Movement Classes At The ArtCourt

Aaron Szabo

Find community while pursuing fitness goals by joining Movement Class at the ArtCourt on Dickson in Fayetteville, led by movement coach Philip Shepherd every Saturday at 10:30a from May 6 - Sep 23. 

  • Let’s get moving: Movement Classes include exercise drills intended to improve joint health and range of motion while building full-body strength and coordination through fun, interactive, and accessible workouts
  • All together now: Community is key to reaching fitness goals no matter where you’re starting your journey. All exercises can be scaled down for beginners or scaled up to more difficult variations, and teamwork is highly encouraged. 

Your first class is FREE, and affordable pricing begins at $10 per class, a four-class pass for $30, and $100 for the full season of twenty classes. RSVP for Movement Class HERE


Weekend Roundup

Downtown Springdale Alliance

It's the last weekend of April, and a lot is happening in Northwest Arkansas! Here's your Weekend Roundup to help you plan a great weekend.

  • Wherefore art thou: Enjoy local artistry during Downtown Springdale's ART WALK this weekend, including the ART RIDE train excursion Saturday, Apr 29, and the year's first LIVE! at Turnbow on Sunday, Apr 30.
  • Rooting for you: The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks Spring Plant Sale is this weekend, open to members on Friday, Apr 28, from 5-8p, and open to the public on Saturday, Apr 29, from 9a-4p.
  • Doggone fun: Siloam Springs's Dogwood Festival kicks off tonight, Apr 28, and lasts through Sunday, Apr 30, featuring over 200 vendors, craft goods, great food, and live music.
  • All you cool cats and kittens: Eureka Springs's Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is celebrating its 31st anniversary with a "Feast with the Beasts" event featuring guest speaker Carole Baskin of Tiger King on Saturday, Apr 29, from 3:30-8p.
  • Loafers: Put on your running shoes for the 3rd annual Loaf & Sole 5k in Fayetteville on Saturday, Apr 29, at 7:30a, benefitting nonprofit Table 7three.
  • All the world: Explore and express the many cultures of Northwest Arkansas during Bentonville Together: A Celebration of Our Multicultural Community this Saturday, Apr 29, from 4-9p, at Orchards Park.
  • Girl party: Enjoy two days filled with food, fashion, and fun during the NWA Women's Expo at the Benton County Fairgrounds this Saturday, Apr 29, from 10a-5p and Sunday, Apr 30, from 11a-4p.
  • Good puppers: The 10th Annual Dickson St Pup Crawl benefitting Fayetteville Animal Services is Saturday, Apr 29, from 2-6p.
  • Bittersweet Symphony: SoNA will wrap up its season on Saturday, Apr 29, with Evoking Folklore, a storytelling experience featuring pianist Angela Chang.
  • Gleaming: The Northwest Arkansas Ballet Theatre's spring tour of Radiant will be performed premiere its first show of four on Saturday, Apr 29, at 7:30p at the Fayetteville Public Library.
  • They see me rollin': Join locally-founded nonprofit All Bodies On Bikes this Saturday, Apr 29, for an inclusive, social ride around Downtown Bentonville, followed by a party at The Meteor.
  • Shop local: Hundreds of local artisans will set up shops this weekend across Northwest Arkansas, displaying their goods at the spring Fifth Market on Saturday, Apr 29, and the NWA Makers Markets on Sunday, Apr 30, highlighting the area's creativity, entrepreneurship, and artistry.

Let's get out there and wrap up this April with some fun! See you Monday.

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