Hear from Durham, North Carolina-based artist Jeff Whetstone who uses photography and video to explore connections between man, nature, and masculinity. Whetstone will describe the inspiration for his video, Drawing E. Obsoleta, in which he wrangles a black rat snake in an attempt to use the snake’s body to draw the landscape in which it lives. Sponsored by the Crystal Bridges Art Now Fund.Free, no registration required. Thursday, October 2, 5pm-6:30pm
BPL will be screening the popular John Green novel turned mega movie hit The Fault in Our Stars this month. The film is rated PG-13 and has a runtime of 125 minutes. For more information, contact the library at 273-7755 or logon to bentonvillelibrary.org.
Come check out Blue Moon Market for the First Friday from March thru November. They will be open from 10am to 9pm that day, with lots of goodies!!! You don't want to miss out!!
(For ages 5 to 8 and 9 to 12) Paper is one of the most basic of art materials, yet it offers a wide variety of art-making opportunities. In this three-session studio class, discover many different ways paper can be used in creating art. $45 ($36 for Members)/3 classes, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Are you taking the ACT soon? Start preparing at BPL with our free ACT Prep Workshop presented in partnership with the University of Arkansas College Access Initiative. You can learn motivating strategies to take the test, as well as new approaches to conquer the ACT and get your best score! For more information and to register, view the library calendar at bentonvillelibrary.org or contact 273-7755.
Shirley's Flower Studio, Black Crow Antiques and The Paisley Place features local artist/musicians every First Friday along with numerous floral and gift discounts and more! Stop by and see them just half of a block south of Downtown Bentonville Square on Main Street!
Meet Wichita, Kansas-based artist Randy Regier on the Downtown Bentonville Square to discover Nu Penny, a made-up toy store created by Regier that has mysteriously appeared in the alleyway near Tusk &Trotter. Randy will present this experience twice: at 5 pm and 7 pm. Sponsored by the Crystal Bridges Art Now Fund. Free, no registration required.
On the First Friday of each month, Bentonville Parks & Recreation hosts a FREE movie on a giant blow up screen for the public at Lawrence Plaza. For more information, call 479.464.PARK (7275).
Enjoy the bluegrass musical talents of State of the Art artist Gina Phillips and her folk-rock band Picnic. Phillips will guide the concert experience through song and stories of family life and art-making in New Orleans. Opening the concert is Fayetteville-based band Mountain Shore (hyperlink: mountainmusicshore.com) from 7:45-8:30 PM. Sponsored by the Crystal Bridges Art Now Fund. Free, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.