Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week returns today with its fall shows beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Drake Field in Fayetteville and runs through Saturday night. The semi-annual event includes work from more than a dozen regional and national designers and includes a student designer showcase.
The Fayetteville Film Festival also starts this afternoon and runs through Saturday. The event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with a red carpet and an opening night street party on Center Avenue in downtown Fayetteville. Films screen at Stage Eighteen, the UA Global Campus and the Pryor Center.
The Frank Stanford Literary Festival takes place this weekend, Friday through Sunday at various locations in Fayetteville including Saint Paul's Episcopal Church and Nightbird Books. The festival celebrates the Arkansas poet's life and work along with fellow poet and Lost Roads co-founder C.D. Wright. The series of tributes, readings and panel discussions. It is free and open to the public. Listen to the KUAF Arts Beat Newsflash every Wednesday night at 8 for arts and culture headlines from our listening area. If you know about news that you think should be covered by Arts Beat, connect with us on Facebook and twitter.