So Fay

June 5, 2021

Events

Weekend Roundup

Her Set, Her Sound Music Festival

I have good news and bad news.. Good news, we made it through another week. Bad news, this weekend is so busy it's going to fly by. Here is what's happening across the region:

  • Junk Ranch: The Junk Ranch in Prairie Grove is hosting its Spring junk sale this weekend.
  • Open studio: George Dombek is opening his studio this weekend and next for his Spring art showing.
  • On stage & streaming: Two plays return to the stage this weekend at TheatreSquared in Fayetteville.
  • Founders Day: Celebrate Rogers' 140th birthday this weekend at Founders Day on Saturday in downtown Rogers.
  • NCAA Regionals: Starting at 2p today, Baum Stadium will be busy with games all weekend, as Arkansas hosts three other schools in the NCAA Regional baseball tournament.
  • Forest Concert Series: The Forest Series at CBMAA continues this Saturday night with Ozark Mt. natives, Dawson Hollow - kids admission is free.
  • Slow Streets: New month, new streets - BikeNWA is slowing the car traffic this weekend with Slow Streets NWA - find your route.
  • Her Set, Her Sound: Music festival at Prairie Street Live will have 7 female DJs during this weekend's music festival in Fayetteville.
  • Clean up float: 17th annual War Eagle Appreciation clean up float is set for this Saturday.

Have a great weekend friends, and we will talk to you Monday! 🍻

Employment

Cool Jobs in NWA

  • Slow Streets Crew Leader - BikeNWA is looking for part-time crew leaders in Bentonville, Rogers, and Fayetteville that will help execute the program plan each weekend. Learn more and apply HERE.
  • Slow Streets Crew Member - BikeNWA is looking for crew members to help setup and breakdown Slow Streets materials and fulfill other responsibilities on the weekends in Bentonville, Rogers, and Fayetteville. Learn more and apply HERE.
  • Event Support Specialist - NWA Trailblazers is looking for a part-time specialist to support the execution of program initiatives: National Bike Challenge, Slow Streets, and more. If this sounds interesting to you, you can learn more and apply HERE.

*Job listings are sponsored

Outdoor Art

Corridor of Murals

NWA Daily

This summer, you may notice more murals and outdoor paintings around the region. A big 'thank you' to local community sponsors and extremely talented artists for giving our community's curb appeal a boost.

  • Notable stops: The Fayetteville downtown square is iconic, layered with art on every corner; several buildings along Springdale's Emma Avenue mural tour; Rogers newly opened Rail Yard district; and lastly, Bentonville's downtown core has plenty to see.
  • Quote: "A mural is like the first indication that there's a group of people out there that just want this place better and more beautiful."

You can discover more about the murals through organizations like OZ Art NWA or a great summer bucket list article here.

Community

So Fay Loop

City of Fayetteville

It's all coming together in South Fayetteville. Several disparate sections of trail in the south part of town are being connected through a couple of current and new projects.

  • What's in the woods? Tsa La Gi trail was originally constructed in 2014 and is currently being extended through the woods just south of Chick-fil-A
  • The city has approved an extension of the Tsa La Gi trail further west through The Marshall apartment complex to meet up with Town Branch Trail close to I-49.
  • Making whole: This work will create a full 5 mile loop through much of South Fayetteville, and this new section of the system will be branded as the "So Fay Loop".

If you want more details on these projects or projected completion dates, you can find out more HERE.

Business

From 5 to 4

NWA Daily

Surprise, surprise...Walmart, Tyson, and J.B. Hunt made the Fortune 500 list again for 2021. This is the 9th year in a row all three have appeared on the list; however, there were some slight changes.

  • Who else? Outside of the Big 3 in our backyard, one other Arkansas based company made the list - Murphy USA.
  • Movin' on up: J.B. Hunt displaced Murphy USA to become the 3rd highest ranked company in the state.
  • Honorable mention: Dillard's fell below the 500 threshold, joining Windstream and ArcBest as the group of Fortune 1,000 businesses in the state.

You can read more about the Arkansas companies on the list HERE or see the full list HERE.

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