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LRFW impacts local community

LRFW impacts local community

By Tabitha Cooke

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW) is preparing for another great year and people in the community have the event marked in their calendars.

Every year, LRFW exceeds the expectations of an enjoyable and one-of-a-kind experience that merges designers, models and artists together to connect and establish their brands.

“LRFW is a great platform to allow those seeking careers in the modeling and fashion industry a leg to stand on in hopes of creating or expanding their brand,” said fashion designer, Nichole McGehee, who has been participating in LRFW since 2009. “As for me, LRFW has benefited me in helping to put my brand in the “spotlight” of the media. I feel that being a part of LRFW played a great part of my line becoming known on both a local and national level.”

Painting to help pets find forever homes


WEST LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Some pet-friendly humans put their paws to paint brushes on Sunday, all for a purpose.

It's a class at "Painting with a Twist" located in West Little Rock. Participants help the group "Friends of the Animal Village" by painting up a canvas as a possible Father's Day gift. In turn, a portion of the fees made during the Father's Day classes go towards Little Rock's animal adoption programs.

"We just like to get people out and of course the painting with a purpose, through Painting with a Twist, a little portion, well a nice portion actually, of everyone's painting fees does go to the non-profit," said Erin Johnson with the Friends of the Animal Village.

If you missed Sunday's event, don't worry, they have another one planned for August at a studio in the Heights.


Legends in Argenta Festival Features Great Art, Delicious Food, & The Best Live Music

Legends in Argenta Festival Features Great Art, Delicious Food, & The Best Live Music

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Legends in Argenta, presented by 107 Liquor, will be held at The Argenta Plaza, 520 Main St., in the Argenta Arts District.

This free, family-friendly event takes place Saturday, May 30 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

There will be live entertainment by Runaway Planet, The Beckham Brothers Band, FreeVerse, ReCreation Studios & Cirque Arts and Paul Prater. The Waffle Wagon and Agrilla the Bun food trucks will be on hand for all your hunger needs. Diamond Bear Brewing Company and Moody Brews will be there to quench your thirst. There will also be local arts/crafts vendors for a unique shopping experience.

This is a fundraiser for the third annual Legends of Arkansas coming up on Saturday, September 19. Argenta events are possible because of sponsors 107 Liquor, Argenta Arts District, Argenta Downtown Council, Moody Brews, Diamond Bear and Rock Town Distillery.

Marines to conduct Memorial weekend, 60-mile hike

Marines to conduct Memorial weekend, 60-mile hike

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - The United States Reserve Marines has a special mission for this 2015 Memorial Day weekend. 

This unit, which is based at Camp Pike in North Little Rock will be hiking from Hot Springs to Little Rock on May 24 and 25.  This 60-mile hike will begin at 5 a.m. Sunday and is expected to end by 5 p.m. Monday. The starting point will be at the Veterans Memorial Park in Hot Springs and will end at the Arkansas Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock. 

This event is an India Company tradition dating back to the late 1940s. It is used to raise awareness while commemorating India Company's history and testing the physical and mental endurance of Marines. 

Acoustic music series presents guitar great Vicki Genfan

Acoustic music series presents guitar great Vicki Genfan

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - As part of the Argenta Arts Acoustic Music Series on every third Thursday, singer and composer Vicki Genfan will add The Joint to her list of played venues.

Genfan has performed at the International Montreal Jazz Festival, Italy’s Soave Guitar Festival, Germany’s Open Strings Guitar Festival and more.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. For more info, click here. (Courtesy Little Rock Soiree)

Basketball tournament to benefit local youth organizations

Basketball tournament to benefit local youth organizations

BRYANT, Ark. (KTHV) - Boys and girls of all ages will hit the basketball courts on June 6 not only for the competition, but also for a good cause. 

Chick-fil-A off Reynolds Road in Bryant is teaming up with Landers of Benton and Team USA to host a Chick-fil-A Connect 3ON3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday, June 6. The event will be held at Bishop Park in Bryant and will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Bryant and Team USA.

"We are very grateful for our growing customer base and believe strongly in giving back to the community where ever we can. It's a must," said Guy Parker, owner/operator of Bryant Chick-fil-A and sponsor of the tournament. The Chick-fil-A Connect 3ON3 Basketball Tournament will be a great way to provide fun and entertainment, while raising money for...two organizations that help ensure great futures for our local youth."

Artist INC What Works Workshop Scheduled

Artist INC What Works Workshop Scheduled

Want to find out more about Artist INC What Works? Through their work with over 3200 artists (from musicians, to writers, to painters, to filmmakers), the Artist INC program has identified the common behaviors of successful artist entrepreneurs. In the What Works/What Doesn't? Workshop we will share those behaviors and leave you ready to apply them to your own art practice.