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Inaugural Fort Smith Mardi Gras Underway

A. Grajeda
Artist Peyton Parker prepares to create a painting inside Simply Couture Boutique in downtown Fort Smith. The high school senior is one of several artists creating art at venues around town this week.

Bordertown Events has organized several events in February to celebrate Mardi Gras including an art contest, a pub and grub crawl, a parade, and a masquerade ball featuring music by Grammy-Award winner Chubby Carrier. A complete schedule is available here.