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Events

Jul
21
Fri
Chihuly: In the Gallery and In the Forest @ Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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.


About Chihuly

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.

3rd Friday On the Bricks @ Downtown Rogers
Jul 21 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Several shops stay open late for your shopping convenience.

Craft Squared » Twisted! @ Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Jul 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Craft Squared » Twisted!

Get inspired by the temporary exhibition, Chihuly: In the Gallery and In the Forest, and discover what you can safely melt and twist into sculptural works of art! This social class pairs craft beer with a hands-on project. All materials, two glasses of beer, and light appetizers are provided.

$55 ($44 for Members), register online or with Guest Services.

Rascal Flatts with Lauren Alaina @ Walmart AMP
Jul 21 @ 7:30 pm


RASCAL FLATTS | RHYTHM & ROOTS TOUR 2017
WITH LAUREN ALAINA

Gates open at 6pm. Music starts at 7:30pm. | Tickets start at $36* (plus applicable fees)

Movie Night | The Sandlot @ Downtown Rogers Farmers Market
Jul 21 @ 8:00 pm

Movie Nights are back and going to be better than ever!! We have some fun themes planned for this season of Movie Nights so bring your friends and family and join us on the lawn of the Downtown Rogers Farmers Market. Movie will start 30 minutes after sunset.

Scotty Smalls moves to a new neighborhood with his mom and stepdad, and wants to learn to play baseball. The neighborhood baseball guru Rodriquez takes Smalls under his wing, and soon he’s part of the local baseball buddies. They fall into adventures involving baseball, treehouse sleep-ins, the desirous lifeguard at the local pool, the snooty rival ball team, and the travelling fair. Beyond the fence at the back of the sandlot menaces a legendary ball-eating dog called The Beast, and the kids inevitably must deal with him.

Rated PG13 | Run time: 1hr 42 minutes

Jul
22
Sat
Downtown Rogers Farmers Market @ Downtown Rogers
Jul 22 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm


Every Saturday May 6 – October 28, 2017 | 8am to 1pm | Vendor List

The City of Rogers purchased an auto repair shop in 2015 on Cherry Street, and has renovated the space to be home to the new Downtown Rogers Farmers Market, managed by Main Street Rogers. The market opened April 30th of 2016, the market opened with over 40 vendors in drive-up bays. The indoor-outdoor facility is very unique and vendor friendly, and is expected to attract some of the best vendors from Northwest Arkansas to sell their goods.

The new market will not only be a place for farmers to have a permanent home to sell their goods, but also a gathering place for the community with space for food trucks and access to the Razorback Greenway trails which goes through the market itself and continues down to the new Railyard Bike Park.  Families will now be able to ride their bikes to the market together, shop the market, dine together, and enjoy the activities of a revitalizing and growing Downtown Rogers district.

Equip Sling Station Grand Opening @ Mercy Trailhead on the Razorback Greenway
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come celebrate the opening of the new Equip Sling Station!
There will be hammock giveaways every 30 minutes starting at 9:30
The ribbon cutting is at 10:30.
There will be hammocks set up in the Sling Station so come out on the trails and hang out for awhile.

We are excited to bring this exciting new addition to the Mercy Trailhead on the Razorback Greenway with Rogers Parks & Recreation.

Chihuly: In the Gallery and In the Forest @ Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

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.


About Chihuly

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.

Chihuly Saturday Nights | Featuring Unzaa @ Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Every Saturday Night from June 3 through August 12, 6 to 10 pm

Spend your Saturday summer evenings outdoors enjoying our music series, Chihuly Saturday Nights! Explore the stunning exhibition Chihuly: In the Forest, transformed into a magical woodland amplified with live music, art-making, outdoor games, a food trailer, and more.

$15 or Free for members (ticket required), youth ages 18 & under (ticket required), and guests with tickets to Chihuly: In the Gallery + In the Forest on the Saturday of the event.

Note: Park in the museum’s Additional Parking lot, close to the J Street entrance, and follow the North Forest Trail to the Chihuly: In the Forest exhibition. The museum closes at 6 p.m. on Saturdays and will not be open during Chihuly Saturday Nights.

Unzaa
Bergamont 6:30 to 8 pm
Unzaa 8:15 to 9:45 pm

This Fayetteville-based band mixes classical contemporary sounds of unique world instruments.

Know Before You Go

  1. Park in the museum’s Additional Parking lot, close to the J Street entrance, and follow the North Forest Trail to the Chihuly: In the Forest The museum closes at 6 p.m. on Saturdays and access is limited during Chihuly Saturday Nights.
  2. The trail is approximately .5 mile to the Chihuly Saturday Night events.
  3. Strollers and personal mobility devices are welcome. A limited number of wheelchairs and rollators are available on a first come, first served basis.
  4. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome.
  5. Please leave pets, coolers, bikes, and hammocks at home.
Astronomical Society’s Lecture @ Hobbs State Park
Jul 22 @ 7:45 pm
Astronomical Society’s Lecture at Hobbs State Park to be on Upcoming August Total Eclipse of the Sun

 

No, the solar eclipse will not be July 22nd, but that’s the first evening to mark on your calendar.  That’s the night that the Sugar Creek Astronomical Society will be at Hobbs State Park to explain the approaching solar phenomenon and how to enjoy it when it does come on August 21 of this year.  A solar eclipse in the continental U.S. is uncommon.  In fact, the last one was 38 years ago in February of 1979.

What’s going to happen?  This year millions of people across the United States will see one of nature’s most amazing spectacles.  It is a scene of unimaginable beauty.  The Moon completely blocks the Sun, daytime becomes a deep twilight, and the Sun’s corona shimmers in the darkened sky; however, you would have to be in the right place, and that’s a line from central Idaho to central Nebraska to central Missouri to Nashville.  In Northwest Arkansas, we will experience about 92% totality, so although we will not experience the deep twilight and Sun’s corona, we will enjoy a fascinating chance to study the Sun. Dr. Katherine Auld will explain the geometry of a total eclipse, the history of eclipse science, and the opportunities for that day.  The lecture will end with an explanation of viewing the night sky and a simple night sky tour.

Dr. Auld, president of the Sugar Creek club added, “Because the new moon will be the following night, July 22nd should be a great night for observing with telescope, binoculars or just using your unaided eyes!  We will have several telescopes set up looking at various deep sky objects.  By the nature of stellar observation, these objects will move through the evening, so viewing opportunities will be plentiful.  As always everyone is invited.  All ages are encouraged.  A basket of children’s books will be provided along with extra balloon covered flashlights for Reading Under the Stars.”

What to Bring if you can:

  • Flashlight (covered with a red cloth or red balloon)
  • Binoculars and/or telescope (if you have)
  • Folding chair – one per person
  • Star chart (if you have one)

Where:  Hobbs State Park visitor center

When:     Saturday July 22, 2017, Eclipse lecture at 7:45 pm, Night sky viewing at 8:45 pm

Cost:        FREE – Public invited        Great for families and scout groups