CACHE To Host ART PARTY: A Celebration of NWA’s Creative Community
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (May 7, 2021) – Creative Arkansas Community Hub & Exchange (CACHE) will celebrate the creative communities of Northwest Arkansas with ART PARTY, a cross-disciplinary event at CACHE Studios in Bentonville on Friday May 21.
ART PARTY will feature a combination of livestream and in-person art events surrounding the ribbon cutting ceremony of CACHE Studios, a new artist residency space in Bentonville.
CACHE Studios, located at 1004 SE Fifth Street in Bentonville, will feature artist studios and maker spaces for up to 24 creatives.
“It’s time to reawaken our creative community and honor our local artists, creative practices, and pursuits,” said Kat Wilson, manager of CACHE Studios. “CACHE Studios is where we will create acts of art together once again.”
Livestream events for ART PARTY begin at 9am as five artists participate in an all-day Iron Chef–style project constructing a #SelfieThrone. #SelfieThrone is an interactive photography project that enables anyone with a smartphone to participate in portrait-making on a themed professional set. Artists Kat Wilson, sculptor Griffin Loop, neon artist Derek Maxey, fiber artist Trisha Guting, and projection mapping artist Rumwolf will work together until 9:30pm, when the #SelfieThrone will open to members of the public for photos.
The live in-person portion of ART PARTY kicks off at 6pm with the ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by live musical performances by Honey Collective, Joe Rinaldo Heffernan, and BAANG. Audiences for the musical acts will gather outdoors; the musicians will perform in the open garage-door style doorways of CACHE Studios. An afterparty with DJs supplied by KOBV will go until midnight. All events will be livestreamed on CACHE’s Facebook page and on CACHE Studios Instagram. Specialty cocktails and mocktails themed to fit each musical act will be available through PinkHouse Alchemy.
In addition to opening of CACHE Studios, ART PARTY is a kick off of the reopening of the arts and creative scene in Northwest Arkansas, and a welcoming of warmer weather and better times.