In its 20th year, the Eureka Springs School of the Arts makes a strong case THAT it’s the best craft school in the region.
UA instructor and ceramicist Linda Lopez didn’t visit an art museum until college. Now she’s in demand across the country.
Springdale’s Shire Post specializes in fantasy coins.
Christian and Heidi Batteau converted a tornado-damaged seed mill in rural Witter into a warehouse designed to produce their luxury wallpaper and serve as the headquarters of their company, Assemblage.
Ben Seward is a nationally recognized knifemaker with a years-long line of collectors and hunters waiting to own one of his blades.
Kat Wilson and Emily Lawson are the definition of an artistic power couple. They lead busy, creative lives grounded in a remarkable Pink House.
As a child he idolized the Spanish artist. Now Tom Edwards emulates Picasso's work ethic and multimedia style.
Olivia Trimble is a second-generation sign painter and designed the cover art for vol. 2 of Arkansas Made Magazine.
In recent years, Springdale has come into its own as a hotspot for the arts, and Jonathan and Amber Perrodin, the husband and wife team behind Perrodin Supply Co. have been right at the heart of it. The couple have been producing art, canvases and woodwork for years, and in 2012 began selling their wares online. After a response that the Perrodins call “tremendous,” they expanded into retail sales of artistic services and goods.
Bobby and Clayton Chamberlain of American Native describe their business as “a new company rooted in some old-fashioned ideas.” The brothers are both trained in design, and that training, coupled with a desire to create beautiful things by hand led to the founding of their Fayetteville denim and leather company.
Arkansas Made caught up with the brothers to ask them about what inspires them, and to get some insight into the hard work and dedication that makes their products so unique.
Brandy Thomason McNair launched Bella Vita jewelry in 2008, and today her work can be found in more than 100 brick-and-mortar stores across the United States. One of those stores is McNair's own Bella Vita store in a century-old building in downtown Little Rock, making McNair a vital part of the ongoing revitalization of Arkansas’ capital city.
Little Rock artist Erin Lorenzen succeeds with a design inspired by hometown pride and a passion for travel.