Monthly Archives: August 2013

Inspiration on the Arkansas Art Trail

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Photo by Edward C. Robison III.

With attention to the Northwest Arkansas region on a high mark with the opening of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Sesquicentennial Celebration of the Civil War, tourism leaders in the region have come together in the development of The Arkansas Art Trail.  “A large group of new visitors to the area will be drawn to Bentonville for the opening of the museum; however these same touring vacationers will also want to know what else is available in the region.  The Arkansas Art Trail will provide those answers” stated Rachael Moyer, CEO of Historica Consulting and the driving interest behind the concept.

“The Arkansas Art Trail is a project to map sites in the Natural State where nature inspires art.”  Modeled much in part to the Thomas Cole Art Trail in the Hudson Valley, Arkansasarttail.com will feature Breathtaking vistas, mountain views, nationally significant sites, and natural settings are complimented by architectural features and made meaningful by local heritage and cultural sites.  Arkansasarttrail.com includes ten stops that include such well known destinations as Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art or Downtown Eureka Springs but also guides you lesser known but nationally significant points of interest such as Boxley Valley or Inspiration Point.  The website provides resources to guide you on your actual or virtual journey along the Trail encouraging touring vacationers to wear comfortable shoes open your eyes and prepare to be inspired.

Realistically, viewing the Arkansas Art Trail in its entirety can take 3-7 days depending upon how long you choose to linger at each site or how many side trips you take. The trail has been organized into 3 legs that take an average of one day to complete. Side trips have been noted that include additional features you may find inspiring.  Samples of each leg are provided on the website with breathtaking photography provided by Edward Robison III.

Throughout the year, events relating to the Trail including guest speakers, gallery strolls, open studio tours and guided walks are held and will be promoted by arkansasarttrail.com with active blogs and social media as a vital component of the effort.

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Bikes Blues & BBQ

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September 18-21, 2013

Pigs will fly this September when Bikes Blues & BBQ kick off with poker runs, races, shows, demonstrations, concerts, great food and more. Pig Trail Harley-Davidson will create a genuine Harley Village at Baum Stadium. See the newest models and accessories. A special Ladies’ Area in the Harley Village will give lady riders a chance to try out accessories and ride simulator units.

The most exciting part of BBB are the rides. Explore the Ozarks with some of the best motorcycle rides in the nation. Amazing overlooks and motorcycle friendly towns are just some of the features of these rides. Most riders take this opportunity to spend time in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

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“Eureka Springs is our springboard for riding the curvy, exciting byways of the Ozarks.” -Motorcycle Mojo

Other events include the “Bikes Blues and Bombers Air Show” at the Arkansas Air and Military Museum where vintage warplanes will fly and be on display. When you get hungry for BBQ stop in at the Arkansas State BBQ Championship at Washington County Fairgrounds. Listen to live music and eat the best BBQ pig in the state. Learn more about Bikes Blues & BBQ in Fayetteville, Ar.