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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 was visible from the sidewalk in front of the Famous Hardware building and was explained in English, Spanish, and Marshallese.

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

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. 

Pony Gate

August - November 2022

Driven by questions regarding links between identity and childhood, Amelia Briggs transformed the windows of the Famous Hardware Store into a series of dioramas. Each window operated as a model, animating the indescribable nature of our formative selves and our personal mythologies.

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.  

Hierbitas de Saberes

March - June 2023

Inspired by the Cruz-Badiano codex (1552), which is considered the oldest medical text crafted in the Americas, Blanka Amezkua's Hierbitas de saberes or tiny herbs of knowledge asked viewers to reconsider the infinite ways our collective past can continue to nurture and cure our present. 

Ledger Bentonville

Through this 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. 


Oluwatobi Adewumi
Janice Agustin
Julie Alpert
Trent Bozeman
Clint Brannon
Emily Chase
Hong Chun
Meikel Church
Thomas Coffey
Kennedie Daniels
Drew Evans
Bryan Frazier
Louise Halsey
Neal Harrington

Danielle Hatch
Greta Kresse
Hannah Lawrence
Evan Lindquist
Nature Maker
Maddie McClintock
Chelsea McShane
Crystal Mercer
Molly Murphy
Kristin Musgnug
Sean P Morrissey
Rashawn Penister
Amber Perrodin

Stephen Proski
Carly Pumphrey + Sally Linville (City Girl Farm)
Kasey Ramirez
Amy Sanders de Melo
Sandra Sell
Junli Song
Loring Taoka
Kurt Templeton
Aaron Turner
Sarah Turner
Buddy Whitlock
Flint Collective
Specialized Bicycle Components

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