OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CALEB CLARK, PRESIDENT
PATTY CAVANAUGH, TREASURER
DAVID EMBREE (ADVISORY)
SONIA GUTIERREZ (ADVISORY)
JOSH SPURGERS (ADVISORY)
Northwest Arkansas Creative Arts Network is a non-profit organization of producers, artists, thinkers and leaders making awesome things happen in our community. We are dedicated to advancing Northwest Arkansas as a premier destination where those working in the creative arts industry can thrive. Our mission focuses on connecting artists with opportunities for economic growth through the following avenues:
Production - We produce high quality cultural events that feature a wide variety of local artists and entertainers. We celebrate the fact that arts entertainment is a big industry in Northwest Arkansas, and contributes significantly to economic growth in our area. Learn more about how our flagship festival, Last Night Fayetteville, impacts our local economy.
Promotion - We value connecting audiences with artists, and artists with each other. Our variety show Last Saturday introduces an array of talent from across NWA to new audiences every month. Creative Cocktails offers those in the industry a chance to promote their talent, connect and collaborate with other artists.
Education - We want artists working in Northwest Arkansas to thrive. We aim to foster a healthy creative economy through engaging in the discussion and education of the business of art and professional development in our Artists Helping Artists program. Our latest project, the Creative Exchange Conference, brings all these elements together into an engaging weekend.