This month, a virtual conference hosted by the Walton Family Foundation included a panel discussion about the region's growth and inclusivity. Allyson Esposito, the executive director of the Creative Arkansas Community Hub & Exchange, discussed how art can be used to tell the stories of underrepresented communities in the region.

The Creative Arkansas Community Hub and Exchange, or CACHE, is seeking input from Northwest Arkansas creatives in a new survey. The new regional arts organization's Arts Resource Desk manager says, between the pandemic and racial justice movements, CACHE wants to know what the region's makers are experiencing in this moment and what they need to get through it. The survey, which is offered in English and Spanish, ends Feb. 10 and includes incentives.