Library, Crystal Bridges teams up for a mobile art lab



The Siloam Springs Public Library and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art are teaming up to host a mobile art lab, CB to You (Crystal Bridges to You).

This is a free event that will be held in the library courtyard or in the library meeting rooms from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 11 and Friday, November 12. The event will continue from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 13.

There will be an outdoor concert at Memorial Park from 1 pm to 2:30 pm November 13th. The band is 412 West, originally from Northwest Arkansas and play rock, classic rock, and rhythm and blues.

The Crystal Bridges Musem of American Art believes in the power of people, art and community, according to a press release. The museum looks forward to meeting people through the mobile art lab, CB to You, visiting libraries and festivals throughout the greater Northwestern Arkansas area, the press release said. The CB to You mobile art lab features regional artists exploring what community means through resilience and storytelling, the release said.

Regional artists and Crystal Bridges staff will host free artistic creation activities inspired by guest artists as well as artist demonstrations and discussions. Guest artists will also have examples of their work to view. Regional artists include Markeith Woods, Trinity Kai, McKenzie Turner – a graduate of Siloam Springs High School -, Tay Butler and Ziba Rajabi.

Visitors to the CB to You Mobile Art Lab can purchase lighted art at the library, which includes an art activity and free exhibition tickets for the museum’s temporary art exhibit. Mobile lab hours of operation will be posted on the library’s website and Crystal Bridges calendar each day to include the featured artist of the day; storytelling circle hosted by Ozark Poets Collective, Open Mouth Reading Series, Poetic Justice Collective Speak Your Jewell and pop-up performances by Craig Colorusso and Papa Rap and the Drum Line Circle. On the last day of each visit, come enjoy an outdoor concert at Memorial Park. Crystal Bridges staff and our guest artists look forward to meeting you!

If you would like to know more about the museum and these community activities, please visit our website or email us at [email protected]



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