The Famous Hardware Store

Located at 113 West Emma Avenue, Famous Hardware art installations began in 2021 as a way to make art accessible to the Springdale community and create new experiences for people visiting the city’s downtown. Each installation will be visible from the sidewalk in front of the Famous Hardware building and are explained in English, Spanish and Marshallese.

Famous Hardware Store curations are a partnership between CACHE and the Downtown Springdale Alliance, with funding support from the Tyson Family Foundation.

Come By

November 2022 – February 2023

Come By invites you to explore the emotional terrain of our community. Fitting together like a puzzle, each panel presents the silhouette of a person living in this region; a symbol for the way that each member of this community holds different parts of this region’s history.  Also included in Come By are excerpts from the Ozark Story Project, a book by Amber Perrodin, a poem by Noelia Cerna, illustrations by Maximiliano Calabotta, and a soundscape by Reilly Dickens-Hoffman.

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Pony Gate

August – November 2022

Driven by questions regarding links between identity and childhood, visual artist Amelia Briggs transformed the windows of the Famous Hardware Store into an uncanny dream of lush embodiments. Pony Gate acts as a series of dioramas, each window operating as a model, animating the indescribable nature of our formative selves and our personal mythologies.

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The Body Overwhelms

May – August 2022

Inspired by processes inside the human body and organisms in our natural environment, sculptor and educator Nicole Banowetz has created a magnified petri dish of organic forms, overwhelming the front windows of the Famous Hardware Store in Downtown Springdale. 

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Ledger Bentonville

Through this new partnership, CACHE and the team at Ledger—a newly erected co-working space in Downtown Bentonville—selected 35 Northwest Arkansas-based artists with varied mediums who will each outfit a designated area of the building including common spaces, nooks, and meeting rooms. This living art collaboration is a true reflection of Downtown Bentonville and the opportunity for Ledger to be a creative landscape for the community. 

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The Jones Center

A campus redesign integrating public art 

With The Jones Center campus redesign project, CACHE supported both the artists and The Jones Center throughout the outreach, application, and selection process.  As members of the overall design team, CACHE assisted the selected artists as they worked alongside architects, engineers and design firms in the initial planning phases, resulting in 3 thoughtful and integrated public artwork proposals.

The selected artists for The Jones Center include Danielle Hatch, Reilly Dickens-Hoffman, and Al “Papa Rap” Lopez.

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