Galleries offer the past, present and future of art
The Holiday Art Sale – Sixteen local artists and artisans featuring fine arts, ceramics, jewelry, art glass, textiles, photography and more, 5:30 p.m. on December 3; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. December 4; 12 pm-4pm December 5, 545 W. Center St. in Fayetteville. To free. facebook.com/TheHolidayArtSale/
Wampus Wonderland Holiday Market – The show will feature over a dozen NWA makers, including illustrators, jewelers, ceramists, second-hand dealers, knitters, woodworkers and more. 10 am-4pm December 4, 150 N. Skyline Drive, Fayetteville. gocattywampus.com
Open House Studio – Featuring glassware from Denise and Rich Lanuti, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., December 4 to 5, 623 E. Rock St. in Fayetteville. Free entry; artwork for sale. E-mail [emailÂ protected]
6×6 Show and Silent Auction – Featuring members of Northwest Arkansas artists and others, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., December 9, ANA Gallery at Rogers Experimental House, 121 W. Walnut St. in Rogers. Bids start at $ 20. artistsnwarkansas.com.
Art on the Bricks – An art walk from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on December 9 in downtown Rogers. Downtown galleries include Artists of the ANA Gallery, 121 W. Walnut St .; Rogers Experimental House, 121 W. Walnut St .; Into + View Gallery & Studios, 300 N. Second St.; and Arkansas Public Theater at the Victory, 116 S. Second St., featuring works by Bella Vista artist Beth Bobbitt this month. E-mail [emailÂ protected] or dial 619-3195.
The Little Craft Show – Support local manufacturers, artisans, artists and traders with your holiday shopping, 10 am to 6 pm, December 11, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. To free. thelittlecraftshow.com.
Until December 11
“Gone fishing!” – A photo exhibit on fishing in Northwest Arkansas, including the boom in commercial tourism, the fishing trade, changing landscapes, private trout farms and hatcheries, fishing as a Profession, Resource Management Today and the Future of Fishing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday, Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale. To free. 750-8165 or shilohmuseum.org.
Until December 24
Fenix ââHoliday Show & Sale – A wide selection of original artwork by Fenix ââFayetteville artists featured for holiday gift ideas, Fenix ââFayetteville, 150 Skyline Drive in Fayetteville. 530-6023 or by email [emailÂ protected]
Until December 31
“A Patriotic Christmas” – A special guided tour of the historic 1895 Hawkins House, with items from the museum’s collection used to explore displays of patriotism during the Christmas season from the Civil War to WWI, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday -Saturday, Rogers Historical Museum. To free. 621-1154 or rogershistoricalmuseum.org.
“$ 300 and under” – Works by Zeek Taylor, Vincent Reynolds, Barbara Kennedy, Larry Mansker, Robin Bray Ford, Susan Krotz, William Poe, Leila Steiger, Nathan Coy, Brita Rekve, Wendi La Fey, Josh Clark, Alisa Amor , Tim Lauer, Jerri Stevens, Teresa Pelliccio, Robert Norman, Carol Peacock, Christopher Fischer, Sumre White, Hana Maufe, Danny Coy, Wink Grace, Erin Taylor, Audrianna Dorothy, Mallory Coy, JR Jones, Julie Kahn Valentine, Lorna Trigg and Drew Sweet, breaststroke at Eureka Springs. Email Curator John Rankine at [emailÂ protected]
Until January 2
North Forest Lights – An immersive nighttime walk through the woods with dynamic lighting elements and inspired by nature and soundscapes, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. $ 7 to $ 22. 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.
Until January 10
âSelena Forever / Siempre Selenaâ – Listen to music by Grammy Award-winning artist Selena Quintanilla-PÃ©rez and enjoy a selection of nine photographs the singer shines in, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. To free. 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.
Get Ready: The Science of Bikes – Explore the science, technology, engineering, art and math in the world’s most recognizable mode of transportation, the bicycle, Scott Family Amazeum in Bentonville. $ 10. Tickets at 696-9280 or amazeum.org.
Until January 15th
Digital Paintings, Drawings, Oils & Photography – Digital Paintings by Janalee Robison, Drawings by Vincent Reynolds, Oils by Jody Travis Thompson and Photographs by Edward C. Robison III, through mid-January, the Bentonville branch of the First National Bank of NWA, 402 SW A St. in Bentonville. To free. Email Zeek Taylor Bank Artistic Director at [emailÂ protected]
Art for the Holidays – Including works by Kai Drachenberg, Karolyn Farrell, Carol Hart, Eloa Jane, Diana Michelle, Ziba Rajabi, Lourdes Valverde and more, Art Ventures, 20 S. Hill Ave. in Fayetteville. artventures-nwa.org.
Until January 28
“It’s No Secret” – A selection of photographs and short films by Diana Michelle supporting the making of a feature film about yoga master Paul Summerlin, viewing by appointment, Lane Foster Fine Art Gallery, 957 Sunrise Ave. , Suite B, in Springdale. The documentary premieres on January 8. 841-5539 or e-mail [emailÂ protected]
Until January 31
“In American Waters: The Sea in American Painting” – Including works by Georgia O’Keeffe, Amy Sherald, Kay WalkingStick, Norman Rockwell, Hale Woodruff, Paul Cadmus, Thomas Hart Benton, Nick Cave, Jacob Lawrence, Valerie Hegarty and Stuart Davis, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. $ 12; members, veterans, participants in the supplementary nutritional assistance program and young people under 18, free. 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.
Until February 11
“Untitled Project: Smithson’s Books” – An imaginary vignette from a vintage bookstore by Conrad Bakker and “Recoming”, a bright, translucent, multi-layered mural, Famous Hardware, 113 W. Emma Ave. in Springdale. To free. centre-villespringdale.org.
Until February 20
âJohn Bell Jr.: Coming Homeâ – John Bell Jr. worked in oil, water and gouache to create vibrant images of Fort Smith’s past while changing the future of people with disabilities, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and 1 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, 1601 Rogers Ave. Free. fsram.org.
Until March 27
“In Some Form or Fashion” – Six contemporary artists are transforming galleries with mixed art works exploring the cultural implications of fashion, The Momentary in Bentonville. To free. 367-7500 or themomentary.org.
Until April 26
“View Through Her Wardrobe” – An exhibit on the life and times of Springdale resident Annabel Applegate Searcy (1897-1980), Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale. To free. 750-8165 or shilohmuseum.org.
Until May 9
The Momentary Flag Project – “To Enter Recorded History” by Neka King visually and conceptually examines the power of language, The Momentary in Bentonville. To free. 367-7500 or themomentary.org.
Until May 16
“Altars, Memories, Scribbles and Bows” – Artist Julie Alpert transforms a section of the contemporary art gallery into a show of patterns, colors and shapes like bows, drops, roses, hearts, hashtags and jazz hands using painted wood, collage, and modified household items, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. To free. 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.
Bella Vista Historical Museum – The history of the lake built in 1915, the resort began in 1917, its relaunch in 1952 which transformed it into a family recreation center and the 1960s beginnings of its current history when John Cooper Sr. bought the Summer Complex and began creating Bella Vista Village, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, 1885 Bella Vista Way in Bella Vista. To free. 855-2335 or bellavistamuseum.org.
Native American History Museum – Over 10,000 of the finest Native American artifacts dating back to the earliest prehistoric Americans, 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Saturday, at 202 SW O St. in Bentonville. To free. 273-2456 or monah.us.
Fort Smith History Museum – Visit the 1906 Atkinson-Williams Warehouse, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, to learn about Fort Smith’s history and grab a snack from an old-fashioned, 10-hour soda fountain a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday, 320 Rogers Ave. at Fort Smith. $ 7 adults. 783-7841 or fortsmithmuseum.org.
Chaffee Barbershop Museum – Where Elvis Presley got his iconic buzz cut on March 25, 1958, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 7313 Terry St. in Fort Smith. To free. chaffeecrossing.com.
Museum of Chaffee History – The largest collection of Fort Chaffee artifacts in the United States, plus memorabilia from the “Biloxi Blues” movies, https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2021/dec/02/ deck-the-walls -galeries-offer-past-present-and / “The Tuskegee Airmen” and “A Soldier’s Story”, all of which were filmed at Fort Chaffee, 9 am to 4 pm Monday through Saturday, 7313 Terry St. in Fort Smith. To free. chaffeecrossing.com.
Deck The Walls, a visual arts calendar, will run monthly. Please send your submissions to Editor-in-Chief Becca Martin-Brown at [emailÂ protected]
6×6 Show & Silent Auction – Featuring members of Northwest Arkansas artists and others, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., December 9, ANA Gallery at Rogers Experimental House, 121 W. Walnut St. in Rogers. Bids start at $ 20. artistsnwarkansas.com.