NWA YP Summit 2017 Breaking Barriers
August 11th | Record Downtown | Bentonville, Arkansas
To empower young professionals in Northwest Arkansas with the tools to enact positive change within themselves, their companies, and the community through an annual summit.
Personally: revitalize your ideas of personal success and discover how to achieve what happiness means to you.
Professionally: strengthen your potential for prosperity by learning how to best bring your enthusiasm to your workplace.
Philanthropically: turn your passion into action by collaborating with other young professionals to help Northwest Arkansas thrive in every way.
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Chihuly: In the Gallery and In the Forest
June – August 14, 2017
Chihuly at Crystal Bridges
This summer, experience two stunning exhibitions featuring the work of artist Dale Chihuly. Presented for the first time in an Ozark woods and in the museum’s special exhibition galleries, it’s a world of wonder, waiting to be explored, only at Crystal Bridges.
Chihuly has been an innovator for more than 40 years, working in many media including glass, paint, and neon, and always pushing their boundaries to carry out his distinctive vision. He changed the way we think about glass, stretching the medium to new realms of possibility.
Over the years his creations have become familiar around the world. He is globally renowned for his site-specific installations in public spaces, as well as exhibitions in museums and gardens. At Crystal Bridges, extensive indoor and outdoor installations feature new works by the artist, as well as iconic works spanning his career.
Born in 1941 in Tacoma, Washington, Chihuly has been an innovator for more than 40 years. He has worked in many media including glass, paint, plastics, neon, and ice, always pushing their boundaries to carry out his distinctive vision. He changed the way we think about glass, stretching the medium to new realms of possibility, and this exhibition highlights the unique properties of glass as a medium.
Chihuly sees glass as an art form of fire, breath, light, and gravity. He is globally renowned for his ambitious site-specific installations in public spaces, as well as exhibitions presented in museums and gardens. At Crystal Bridges, the extensive indoor and outdoor installations feature new works by the artist, as well as iconic works spanning the breadth of his career.
Chihuly established the glass program at the Rhode Island School of Design and co-founded Pilchuck Glass School in Washington. His artworks are included in more than 250 museum collections.
Chihuly: In the Gallery and In the Forest will be on view through August 14, 2017. Once the gallery portion closes, Chihuly: In the Forest will remain on view in the museum’s North Forest from August 16 through November 13, 2017.
Cooking Studio of Downtown Rogers Prix Fixe Dinner
Friday, August 11th 7:00pm | $40/person | Reservations required
For more information: Sheila Reese at (479) 381-7917 or email
Sunset Kayak Tours to be Held at Hobbs State Park
Spend an evening on Beaver Lake while paddling your own kayak guided by a park interpreter. We will learn the basics of paddling as we explore a calm area of Beaver Lake. The finale will be gazing west into the sunset. Recreational kayaks, paddles and lifejackets will be provided. Bring a bottle of water, bug spray, flashlight, and dress for the weather. Registration and pre-payment required.
Aug. 11, 25, and 28 at 7:30 pm
Sept. 8, 15, and 18 at 7:00 pm
Sept. 25 and 29 at 6:30 pm
Show Times: Evening performances begin at 8 p.m. Sunday matinee begins at 2 p.m. Children over the age 5 are welcome.