Art event is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended
Springdale, AR – New York City-based artist Risa Puno, whose art is currently featured at the Famous Hardware building in downtown Springdale, will be returning to Northwest Arkansas for an artist talk and reception. Puno’s art installation Come By is an interactive art exhibition that shares the people who represent Springdale and the Northwest Arkansas community and their stories.
Puno will be joined by Springdale artist Amber Perrodin and Fayetteville artist Reilly Dickens-Hoffman, contributors to Come By, to discuss the power of community and collaboration in the creation of public-facing artworks. Complimentary snacks and beverages will be provided. Afterward, guests can join the artists at the Famous Hardware building to see the work in person.
When: February 9, 6PM
Where: The Medium located at 214 South Main Street
The #famoushardware art installations, which began at the beginning of 2021 have featured artists from across the county. The installations are visible from the sidewalk in front of the Famous Hardware building located at 113 West Emma Avenue and are explained on-site in English, and online in Spanish and Marshallese. The installations are a partnership between the Downtown Springdale Alliance and CACHE with funding support from the Tyson Family Foundation.
More information about the event can be found on the Arkansas Creative Calendar.
ABOUT DOWNTOWN SPRINGDALE ALLIANCE: Downtown Springdale Alliance is a nonprofit that was formed in 2011 with a mission to create vibrancy in our dynamic downtown. For more information, visit www.downtownspringdale.org.
ABOUT CACHE: CACHE formed in 2019 to act as the central regional agency committed to connecting, supporting and developing the region’s arts, culture, and creative communities. CACHE will bring cohesive vision and strategy to the region’s organic creative activities, uplifting local artists, the nonprofit sector, municipal leadership, creative industries, and arts philanthropy and investments. CACHE programs include the Arts and Culture Bridge Fund, OZCast, region-wide cultural planning, the Music Ecosystem Strategy and Action Plan, ARt Connect, and the Arts Resource Desk. Learn more at cachecreate.org.
ABOUT THE TYSON FAMILY FOUNDATION: Established in 1970, the Tyson Family Foundation supports efforts for education, health, arts and culture and youth programs as well as a scholarship program for Tyson Foods employees and their families. The foundation has endowed and supported local, regional and national organizations committed to furthering access to knowledge, promoting creativity and supporting communities. The Foundation is currently led by President Olivia Tyson.