First Thursday Opening Reception: Art for the Holidays

December 6th, 2018

@AV Gallery

December 6th, 5-8pm There are wonderful, accessible originals by fabulous regional established and emerging artists at Art Ventures Gallery in the Art for the Holidays exhibition and sale. Art for Everyone! Artworks By: Karen Ahuja • Brian Bailey • Jaasiel Barrientos • … View this event »


Sunday Salon Artist Talk

December 2nd, 2018

@AV Gallery

Dec. 2nd, 1-3pm @ Art Ventures Gallery on the Square Art Ventures Gallery invites you to our Sunday Salon Artist Talk where exhibiting artists Brandon Bullette, Amy Eichler, Gary Johnson, Denice Nicholson, Barry Thomas & Craig Underwood lead an open forum discussion … View this event »


Lee Ann Dodson Reception

December 1st, 2018

@Art Emporium Gallery

Lee Ann Dodson Reception Dec. 1st, 2-6pm @ Art Emporium Gallery Nature is the element in which I am most nurtured and healed. The basic elements of nature are the stuff of which we are made. Patterns repeat at a micro and … View this event »


November Opening Reception // Second Friday

November 9th, 2018

@AV* Gallery

Join us for our November opening reception on Friday,  November 9, 2018 5-8pm. This event is free and open to the public. All artists will be available for a meet and greet reception.  November brings multiple exciting exhibits to Art Ventures. Painter … View this event »


November Exhibitions: Barry Thomas and Craig Underwood // Elemental, featuring Bullette, Eichler, Johnson & Nicholson

November 9th, 2018 - November 30th, 2018

@AV Gallery

Opening November 9, 2018 November brings multiple exciting exhibits to Art Ventures. Painter Barry Thomas and photographer Craig Underwood will present a joint exhibition at the Art Ventures Gallery. The show captures the vibrance of nature in vivid, scenic photography and bright, … View this event »


October First Thursday

October 4th, 2018

@AV* Gallery

Join us on October 4th from 5-8pm as we introduce our October Exhibitions: “But You Don’t Look Indian…” – Bobby C. Martin & “Borders & Boundaries: The Blurred Edges of Decolonization” Curated by Bobby C. Martin & Robert Peters Location: Art Ventures … View this event »


October 2018 Exhibition: Borders and Boundaries: The Blurred Edges of Decolonization — Curated by Robert Peters and Bobby C. Martin

October 1st, 2018 - October 28th, 2018

Borders and Boundaries: The Blurred Edges of Decolonization, is a cross-continental engagement with assimilation and/or appropriation of cultural influences presenting us with a look at the friction and heat caused by border or boundary interaction in historical and contemporary contexts. The work … View this event »


October 2018 Exhibition: A Solo Exhibition by Bobby Martin – “But You Don’t Look Indian..”

October 1st, 2018 - October 28th, 2018

Art Ventures Gallery launches a solo exhibition on October 4th, 2018 featuring Bobby Martin, artist, professor and curator of the traveling exhibition, Return to Exile: Contemporary Southeastern Indian Arts. His Exhibition “But You Don’t Look Indian…” is a refrain he’s heard that conjures … View this event »


First Thursday September

September 6th, 2018

@AV*Gallery
Art Meripol

Join us on First Thursday as we introduce the 24th Annual ANA Regional Exhibition of works by over 40 regional artists based in Northwest Arkansas, Southwest Missouri and Oklahoma. Meet Art Meripol whose photographs of the Fayetteville Farmers’ Market, 1974 are on … View this event »


Outsider Art: The Marsha Scott Collection

August 21st, 2018

@Art Ventures NWA

View this exuberant collection as expert collector Marsha Scott shares stories of these visionary artists. Tuesday August 21 | 6 PM | Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by clicking here. This event will offer a complimentary bar and is open … View this event »


First Thursday August: Outside In & Art Meripol Photographs

August 2nd, 2018

@AV*Gallery
Eloa Jane

Opening Reception: First Thursday, 5-8pm Join us for Art Ventures’ August, 2018 exhibition featuring Marsha Scott’s incredible collection of Outsider Art by Mose T, Annie Lucas, Preacherman and many others who define Outsider Art vernacular. Contemporary artists, Cheri Bohn, Tom Flynn, Linda … View this event »


August 2018 Exhibition: Art Meripol Photographs: Fayetteville Farmers Market, 1974

August 2nd, 2018 - August 31st, 2018

@AV*Gallery
Art Meripol

You have no doubt heard about the Art Meripol photographs of Fayetteville’s Farmers Market from 1974. Come see the cool works and identify the people who brought local apples, honey, other foodstuffs, cats, music, and a certain funkiness to Fayetteville. A limited number … View this event »


August 2018 Exhibition: Outside In: Contemporary American Folk and Outsider Art

August 2nd, 2018 - August 31st, 2018

@AV*Gallery
Marsha Scott Collection

Join us for Art Ventures’ August, 2018 exhibition featuring Marsha Scott’s incredible collection of Outsider Art by Mose T, Annie Lucas, Preacherman and many others who define Outsider Art vernacular. Contemporary artists, Cheri Bohn, Tom Flynn, Linda Sheets, and Mid-America Arts Alliance … View this event »


Sunday Salon Artist Talk: Equality Backlash

July 29th, 2018

@AV*Gallery

1pm – 3pm Art Ventures invites you to our Sunday Salon Artist Talk, July 29th, 1-3pm featuring the artists of our July 2018 ” Equality Backlash: The Artist’s Eye for Social and Political Crises” Exhibition. Meet the artists and hear the stories … View this event »


Artist Reception for Karen Ahuja & Kathleen Siegfried

July 26th, 2018

@Today's Bank, 2971 N College Avenue (at Dickson), Fayetteville, AR 72703

4pm – 6pm TODAYS BANK 2971 N College Avenue (at Dickson) – Fayetteville, AR 72703 (479)445-6936 or the Gallery (479)871-2722 Karen Ahuja believes, “We are born with the ability to build, communicate and impact our world. I interpret the world around me … View this event »


Artist Reception for Photographer Heather Chilson

July 21st, 2018

@Today's Bank, 5178 W Sunset Ave, Springdale, AR 72762

10am – 12pm TODAYS BANK 5178 W Sunset Ave, Springdale, AR 72762 (479)751-9260 or the Gallery (479)871-2722 Heather Chilson combs the Arkansas landscape to find scenes that reflect the passage of time. She says, “… I spend time in front of a … View this event »


Four Exhibitions – Nature: Beauty and Power

November 2nd, 2017 - November 30th, 2017

Event: First Thursday Opening Reception & Art Sale Art Ventures is pleased to bring you Nature: Beauty & Power, four exhibits opening together on First Thursday, November 2nd, 5-9PM , 101 W Mountain Street, Fayetteville. 4Relief: Project Based Learning with Root Elementary … View this event »


First Thursday July: Equality Backlash

July 5th, 2018

@AV*Gallery

Opening Reception: First Thursday, July 5th, 2018 – 5 – 8pm @Art Ventures The July 2018 exhibition at Art Ventures Gallery features responses by artists to the effects of current social and political crises that marginalize and terrorize people and communities in … View this event »


July 2018 Exhibition: Equality Backlash – The Artist’s Eye for Social & Political Crises

July 5th, 2018 - July 31st, 2018

@AV*Gallery

Opening Reception: First Thursday, July 5th, 2018 – 5 – 8pm @Art Ventures July, 2018 at Art Ventures Gallery features responses by artists to the effects of current social and political crises that marginalize and terrorize people and communities in the United … View this event »


Sunday Salon Artist Talk: Kinetic Oils, Propulsive Watercolor, Street Art in Amman

June 24th, 2018

@AV*Gallery

1pm — 3pm Featuring KINETIC Still Life Oils, PROPULSIVE Watercolor Illustrations & STREET ART IN AMMAN – From Illegal to Funded Please join us at this popular event where we mingle and talk with artists about what they create. Help us grow … View this event »


First Thursday June: Kinetic, Propulsive & Ionized

June 7th, 2018

@AV*Gallery
Mohammed (Moh'd) Bilbeisi Exhibits at the Art Ventures Gallery June 2018

Opening Reception: First Thursday, June 7th, 2018 – 5 – 8pm @Art Ventures Join us for the opening reception of Art Ventures’ June, 2018 exhibition featuring the dynamic still-life paintings of Donna Phipps Stout, the driving marks of Moh’d Bilbeisi’s watercolors and … View this event »


June 2018 Exhibition: Kinetic, Propulsive & Ionized – Still Life Oils, Watercolor Illustrations & Neon Lights

June 1st, 2018 - June 30th, 2018

@AV*Gallery
Donna Phipps Stout Exhibits at the Art Ventures Gallery June 2018

Opening Reception: First Thursday, June 7th, 2018 – 5 – 8pm @Art Ventures Join us for the opening reception of Art Ventures’ June, 2018 exhibition featuring the dynamic still-life paintings of Donna Phipps Stout, the driving marks of Moh’d Bilbeisi’s watercolors and … View this event »


First Thursday May: Under Pressure Exhibition Opening Reception

May 3rd, 2018

@AV*Gallery

Opening Reception: First Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 – 5-8PM@Art Ventures The saying goes that a life well lived is Under Pressure from the universe to find the meaning of our existence. Linda Vredeveld, Melissa Wilkinson, Rebecca LaTourette, Joelle Storet, and Kai Drachenberg … View this event »


Sunday Salon Artist Talk: Journeys & Imprints Exhibition Artists

April 22nd, 2018

@Art Ventures NWA

Sunday Salon Artist Talk · April 22, 2018 · 1pm – 3pm · Art Ventures Gallery Art Ventures Gallery invites you to our monthly Sunday Salon Artist Talk where our April exhibiting artists Karolyn Farrell, Cheryl Kellar, Jocelyn Knight, and first-time collaborating … View this event »


First Thursday April: Journeys and Imprints Exhibition Opening Reception

April 5th, 2018

@Art Ventures NWA

Thursday, April 5th, 2018. 5 – 8PM Art Ventures is pleased to present artists, Emma Steinkraus, Jocelyn Knight, Cheryl Kellar, Nathan Duncan, Karolyn Farrell, Jay McDonald and Carol Hart. Art Ventures NWA brings to Northwest Arkansas its April 2018 exhibition, Journeys and Imprints, … View this event »


April 2018 Exhibition: Journeys and Imprints

April 5th, 2018 - April 30th, 2018

@Art Ventures NWA

Opening Reception, Thursday, April 5th, 2018. 5 – 8PM Art Ventures is pleased to present artists, Emma Steinkraus, Jocelyn Knight, Cheryl Kellar, Nathan Duncan, Karolyn Farrell, Jay McDonald and Carol Hart. Art Ventures NWA brings to Northwest Arkansas its April 2018 exhibition, Journeys … View this event »


Richard Yada talks about Rohwer Internment Camp

March 28th, 2018

@Art Ventures NWA

Art Ventures presents a talk with Richard Hiroyuki Yada who was born in the Rohwer Arkansas Japanese American internment camp that was located in the same town where John L Newman was born and that is the subject of much of John’s … View this event »


First Thursday March: John L. Newman’s Visual Stories of Shared Experiences Inspires Children’s Exhibit

March 1st, 2018

@*AV Gallery

  John L. Newman’s retrospective, Visual Stories of Shared Experiences is held over through March and includes additional works. Sharon Killian, president of Art Ventures NWA says, “Newman’s remarkable work carries salient stories about the American experience for African Americans, Japanese Americans … View this event »


Sunday Salon Artist Talk

February 18th, 2018

@AV*Gallery

Art Ventures Sunday Salon Artist Talk February 18, 2018. 1 – 3PM with John L. Newman John L Newman says, I consider myself an artist whose work is a commentary on social issues and social circumstances…I have attempted in my work to … View this event »


John L. Newman: Retrospective

February 1st, 2018 - March 31st, 2018

@Art Ventures NWA

JOHN L. NEWMAN John L. Newman was born in Rohwer, a small farming community located in the Arkansas Delta and lived there until his mother moved to Kansas City, Kansas when he was five. Newman attended Kansas City, Kansas, public schools excelling … View this event »


First Thursday February 1st

February 1st, 2018

@*AV Gallery

Art Ventures NWA celebrates Black History with a retrospective exhibition of John L Newman’s art. Newman has had a far-reaching impact on the many students he taught and mentored from 1991 until retirement from the University of Arkansas in 2013. One of the … View this event »

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Sunday Salon with John C. Womack, Heather Eman Chilson and Andy C. Baugus

January 21st, 2018

@Art Ventures NWA

JOHN CALVIN WOMACK John is a native of Springdale, Arkansas where he graduated from Springdale High School in 1968. He has degrees in art and architecture from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville (1973) and a Master’s Degree in Architecture from Oklahoma … View this event »


Return to Roots – Paintings, Photographs & Nature’s Design First Thursday Opening Reception

January 4th, 2018

5-8pm @ the Art Ventures Gallery John Womack returns to his roots in Northwest Arkansas as a painter after a long career as a professor of architecture, a practicing architect and student and protégé of E Fay Jones. This exhibition, Return to … View this event »

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Figure Drawing Sessions

January 21st, 2018 - April 29th, 2018

@*AV Gallery

Art Ventures NWA begins figure drawing weekly Art Groups with live models at the Gallery, 101 W Mountain in Fayetteville. Whether you are experienced or a novice, come enjoy these weekly gatherings in the main gallery to draw or paint an experienced … View this event »


Portrait Painting Sessions

January 19th, 2018 - April 27th, 2018

@*AV Gallery

Art Ventures NWA begins portrait painting weekly Art Groups with live models at the Gallery, 101 W Mountain in Fayetteville. Whether you are experienced or a novice, come enjoy these weekly gatherings in the main gallery to draw or paint an experienced … View this event »


Return to Roots – Paintings, Photographs & Nature’s Design

January 1st, 2018 - January 31st, 2018

John Womack returns to his roots in Northwest Arkansas as a painter after a long career as a professor of architecture, a practicing architect and student and protégé of E Fay Jones. This exhibition, Return to Roots – Paintings, Photographs & Nature’s … View this event »

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Art for the Holidays

December 1st, 2017 - December 31st, 2017

ART VENTURES GALLERY REPRESENTED ARTISTS Art Ventures represents a diverse group of regional and local artists who will be showcasing some of their finest works that are available for sale to the public. Come to the gallery for the visual feast of … View this event »

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Sunday Salon Artist Talk: Nature: Beauty and Power

November 19th, 2017

November 19th, 2017 1-3PM Art Ventures invites you to our November Sunday Salon Artist Talk, Nature: Beauty & Power. Please join us as featured artists, Lee Ann Dodson and Kathleen Siegfried, discuss their work and answer questions about their process. All are welcome … View this event »

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4Relief: Project Based Learning with Root Elementary

November 1st, 2017 - November 30th, 2017

Project Based Learning is defined as learning by finding a real world problem, creating a solution and presenting that solution to the public. Art Ventures is honored to present solutions to real world issues through the efforts of young people in our … View this event »

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Illinois River Salon

November 1st, 2017 - November 30th, 2017

The Illinois River Salon is a juried event featuring artwork celebrating the beautiful Illinois River Watershed of Northwest Arkansas and Northeast Oklahoma. The Salon is a program of the Illinois River Watershed Partnership which seeks to improve and presence the water quality in … View this event »

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Jay McDonald, Award Winning Photographer, Exhibits Botanicals: Up Close and Personal

October 1st, 2017 - October 31st, 2017

McDonald says about his work, “The artist and plant both depend on light for existence. By uniquely capturing the light, color, and gesture of these familiar subjects, I strived to evoke a new appreciation of these familiar botanical objects. All of the subjects … View this event »

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Arkansas Living Treasure, Leon Niehues, Baskets: Beyond Function

October 1st, 2017 - October 31st, 2017

Niehues says of his work, “I have been making baskets, sculptural baskets, and now bentwood sculpture fro 36 years. My home and studio are in Huntsville, AR, which is Northwest Arkansas, the Ozarks. While using traditional materials and techniques I have added innovative … View this event »

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Rashad Delph Collection

September 1st, 2017 - September 30th, 2017

Rashad Delph is Director of Talent Acquisition for a major corporation in Northwest Arkansas, his love and respect for artists and art place him squarely in the realm of the most discerning and prolific young collectors today. Delph acquires work by women artists to … View this event »

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Robyn Horn: Form is Function

September 1st, 2017 - October 29th, 2017

Robyn Horn: Form Is Function showcases a selected group of sculptures and paintings by Arkansas Treasure Robyn Horn. The artist works in wood creating massive ten-foot sculptures such as Already Set in Motion that was installed at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in 2011 … View this event »

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Contemporary Art in Native America: Deep Roots

August 1st, 2017 - August 31st, 2017

Contemporary Art in Native America: Deep Roots is a featured exhibition for August highlighting artists Roy Boney Jr., Leah Cowden, Jeff Edwards, Wanbli Gamache and Bobby C. Martin as they express the impact of life through their art, and the ownership of intellectual cross-currents that inform the contemporary art space … View this event »

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Our Place / Real Life

July 1st, 2017 - July 31st, 2017

This month the Gallery becomes another foil for our place in the Northwest Arkansas Region. We highlight three artists, Gentle, Rankine and Taylor, who reside and work n the nearby town of Eureka Springs. Fayetteville Underground Gallery also shares in the real-life concerns of individuals beyond … View this event »

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Between Egypt and Murano: Contemporary Glassworks

June 1st, 2017 - June 30th, 2017

The Fayetteville Underground Gallery invites you to our June 2017 exhibit featuring Glassworks in celebration of the artists and artisans who bring it directly to the community. As we enjoy the incredible works of Dale Chihuly at Crystal Bridges Museum this month, … View this event »


La Femme: A Treatise On Confluence

May 1st, 2017 - May 31st, 2017

Our May 2017 exhibit featuring magnificently diverse artworks that are a confluence of creative feminine force. Join us in our celebration of “les femmes,” all with Arkansas roots that reflect the highest levels of craftsmanship. Karen Ahuja Morgan Bame Cheri Bohn Heather … View this event »


Murder of The Crows: The End Hate Collection

April 1st, 2017 - April 30th, 2017

V. L. Cox Cox’s work fearlessly reflects systems of hatred and how they diminish our society. These iconic works are part of The End Hate Collection that will be on display at the Gallery. One of the series in the Collection lays … View this event »


Woman In Art Power// Light// Nature

March 1st, 2017 - March 31st, 2017

Lee Ann Dodson                                                                               … View this event »


Celebration of Black History Month

February 1st, 2017 - February 28th, 2017

A Sense of Place Leo Smith, African American videographer from Fayetteville, Phil Deffebaugh, Fayetteville citizen with a long legacy reaching to enslavement in Washington County Arkansas collaborate with Fayetteville Underground Gallery to conduct and film interviews of local elders about their life … View this event »


Local Artwork In Fayetteville

January 1st, 2017 - January 31st, 2017

The Fayetteville Underground Gallery invites you to our opening reception for January 2017 highlighting two artists whose works describe “the line” in two distinct, contrasting ways. Come to the reception to meet LaDawna Whiteside and Michael Shaeffer on First Thursday, and sign … View this event »


Traveling Arts Fiesta: Fall Landscapes Here and There

November 1st, 2016 - November 30th, 2016

About the Exhibition Fayetteville Underground Gallery is proud to partner with Traveling Arts Fiesta to present “Fall Landscapes: Here and There,” a juried show of thirteen original works of art produced by five Latinas from around the state. The-exhibit will open with a … View this event »


Four New Artists

November 1st, 2016 - November 30th, 2016

About The Exhibition Karen Ahuja, Anthony Davis, Annetta Gregory and Monica Jordan premiered at the Fayetteville Underground Gallery in November 2016. Please come by and talk with the artists about the concept behind their work and their expressive vision. Monica Jordan Anthony … View this event »


Lisa Krannichfeld: Watercolors

September 1st, 2016 - September 30th, 2016

About The Work “There is an irresistible drive in us as humans to define things, people, and experiences we have into categories; clear of ambiguity, mystery, and confusion. Evolutionarily, you could argue this instinct has helped us interpret the world around us … View this event »


Artists of Northwest Arkansas

November 1st, 2016 - November 30th, 2016

About the Exhibition The ANA presents its most prestigious annual event that showcases members’ artwork and the work of artists in the surrounding region, including the works of artists from Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri. Artists’ entries were selected through a juried … View this event »


Ron Lutz: Photography

July 1st, 2016 - July 31st, 2016

About The Work Ron Lutz has been involved in photography for over 40 years. His photographic journey includes photographing school sports using a 4×5 vintage press camera, creative photographic experiments, many years of photography and darkroom work for a worldwide corporation, black … View this event »


Glitch: Visual Technology

September 1st, 2016 - September 30th, 2016

About The Work GLITCH is a show comprised of local and national artists who push the limits of visual technology. It features both print and video installations. The artists circuit-bend VHS players, convert images to audio and back again, combine stop motion … View this event »


Carole Smith: Watercolors

July 1st, 2016 - July 31st, 2016

About The Work Carole Smith’s work is inspired in part by the beauty of nature and the unique qualities of watercolors. She says the beauty we see in nature is transient, ever changing as the light moves across trees, across a field. … View this event »


Terry Shofner: Water Works

June 1st, 2016 - June 30th, 2016

About The Work T.W. Shoffner has spent more than twenty years working exclusively with watercolor. His use of mood and atmosphere add an impressionistic feeling to his representational work, creating an illusion that engages the viewer’s imagination, giving the observer a sense … View this event »


Tim West: A retrospective

June 1st, 2016 - June 30th, 2016

About The Artist Tim West passed away April 2, 2012 in Northwest Arkansas. Tim lived in the small community just south of Fayetteville. After graduating with an MFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in the early 1960s. Tim slowly left the public … View this event »