Start the NEW 365 at Crystal Bridges

If you think art museums are stuffy, think again. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville is anything but, especially on New Year’s Eve when it celebrates the coming year through an immersion of art, fantasy, and inspiration set

New Book Celebrates Centennial of National Park Service

2016 marks the Centennial of the National Park Service. The exact date of the anniversary is August 25, 2016, but there will be celebrations and special events at parks across the nation and throughout the year to honor the milestone.

Shop Central Arkansas Like a Local This Holiday Season

If you haven’t started your holiday shopping (like me!), it’s not too late! And don’t feel pressured to rush to a big box store – there are tons of locally owned businesses within central Arkansas that can fulfill your every

Blues Hall of Famer “Sunshine” Sonny Payne to be Celebrated on Dec. 1 in Historic Helena

Legendary radio broadcaster and Blues Hall of Fame member “Sunshine” Sonny Payne will be honored on Tuesday, Dec. 1, as he is presented with the 2015 Cecil Scaife Visionary Award; friends and family will also gather to celebrate his 90th

Celebrating the Duck! Stuttgart Hosts the 80th Annual World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest and Wings Over the Prairie Festival

Thanksgiving may be all about the turkey…but the day AFTER Thanksgiving, in the Arkansas Delta, it’s all about the duck! Stuttgart welcomes thousands to the annual World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest and Wings Over the Prairie Festival, which turns 80

Kate Baer Fossils

Artist Kate Baer says nature is always her greatest inspiration, however clichéd it might sound. Take one look at her artwork and it’s clear there is nothing trite about her creativity. She celebrates the elegant geometry of nature through handcrafted

Young Anglers Find Family Tradition on Dry Run Creek in North Central Arkansas

Asher Samsel, 11, flips his lure into one of the cascading pools of Dry Run Creek. The autumn-tinted trees lining the bank behind him are so picturesque in the soft, overcast light that the scene almost looks fake. Clear water

A Holiday to Remember This December

The holiday season is a wonderful time to make family memories in The Natural State. This December, experience the sights and sounds of the holidays with the entire family at these fun and festive events! Hoxie hosts the 8th annual

Red and Green Alternating Lights and Disco Dome: The History of Holiday Lighting at the State Capitol

Text by Kerry Kraus During the Christmas season when I was growing up, the dome of the capitol was pretty much covered in lights, which alternated from solid red to green. The building was also outlined in lights but it

Sleigh Bells Ring Throughout Central Arkansas this December

Hey kids! Like any journalist I have my sources, and a little elf at the North Pole sent me Santa’s schedule for December. Keep your eyes peeled for the big guy at these locations: Today–Dec. 24: Visits and Photos with