Taste and See

July 8, 2021

Regional News

The Home Stretch

NWA Daily

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT) is planning to widen a 12-mile stretch of Hwy 112. The project is still in its early planning stages, and ArDOT is inviting suggestions from the public.

  • Three parts: The project is split into three segments, modifying parts of the highway in Tontitown, Cave Springs, and Bentonville. The original plans for the $87.9mm project are currently being revised and provide alternative plans for each segment of the project.
  • Listening up: ArDOT is hosting an online meeting for the public to provide their thoughts on the proposed plans. Its website will also accept comments through Friday, Aug 6, and will have three live Q&A sessions for each segment of the Hwy 112 project.

Find out more about the highway construction and modification plans and how you can get involved HERE.

Arts and Music

On Beat

Pics by Phoenix

The music scene in NWA has been thriving this summer, and who are we to kill the vibes? Say hello to the up-and-coming female DJs and MCs of NWA.

  • Setting the stage: These NWA natives have stories to tell, and each one brings a unique sound to the local music scene. From radio shows to SEC tournaments, these DJs and MCs are representing their roots through their sounds in events across the region.
  • Just an introduction: Some DJs have decades of experience, some are just getting started, but all of these talented ladies have made their marks on NWA. Each one of them has a unique story that plays into their sounds.

You can read more about these talented artists HERE.

Story courtesy of Arkansas Soul

Events and Art

A Walk of Art

NWA Daily

Downtown Rogers is painting its streets this Thursday for its monthly Art on the Bricks Art Walk. The Downtown Art Walk happens every second Thursday from May-October.

  • The universal language: This month's event is showcasing works from musicians and artists with Autism, sensory processing disorders, and intellectual disabilities. The "Art on the Spectrum" event is giving artists the opportunity to display their works in local Rogers galleries.
  • Look and listen: Art exhibits will be open from 4:30-7p tomorrow evening, and live music will be ringing through the streets from 7-9p.

You can find out more about the event and the impact it's making in our community HERE.


Coming Together

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The City of Bentonville, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Community Task Force, and Downtown Bentonville Inc. are coming together - for the betterment of all - to put on "Bentonville Together: A Celebration of Our Multicultural Community."

  • Building bridges: The free event is scheduled for Aug 21 and will feature opportunities for the community to taste, discover, and learn about other cultures.
  • Quote: "The purpose of this free event is to provide an opportunity for Bentonville residents to celebrate their respective cultures and introduce them to other local families, ultimately increasing awareness about the many groups represented in the area."

Learn more about how Bentonville is celebrating diversity by uniting its multicultural community HERE.


Stop by the Dive-In

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The City of Fayetteville is excited to announce the return of its Dive-In Movie Series at Wilson Park Pool.

  • Fun for the family: With family-friendly fun and titles, this series is a well kept secret of summers in Fayetteville. The series kicks off on July 23 with a showing of Disney Pixar's Onward, followed by Dreamworks' Trolls World Tour on Aug 13.
  • To the parents: The pool will open at 7:30p for viewers, and films will begin around 8:45p. Concessions will be available, and admission is $1 in advance and $2 at the door.

You can find out more about the series and get your tickets HERE.

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