Each year the Unexpected, a public art festival in Fort Smith slowly expands to reach new audiences. The murals- vibrant, graphic, comedic and arresting- creep from one building to the next along Garrison Avenue downtown.

After four years of international artists descending on this, as some say, 'sleepy' town the art is starting to have a lasting impact not only on the face of the city, but in the daily lives of its residents. 

The Siloam Springs Museum is hosting a reopening celebration March 30. Leading up to the event, the newly-renovated museum is also displaying work from a local artist and launching a lecture series.

The latest issue of The Idle Class will be out this week. We speak with the publication's new editor, Julia Trupp, about the art and fashion issue.

The inaugural Art in the Springs Art Walk begins at 5 p.m. Thursday in downtown Siloam Springs. We speak with LaKay Dailey, founder and coordinator of the art walk, to learn more about the new event.

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"Cloth as Community: Hmong Textiles in America" is a traveling exhibit that is on display at John Brown University through Mar. 15. The exhibit includes 28 textiles like flower cloths and embroidered story clothes made by the Hmong community.