Kids Summer Camp Online

Available online July 6 – Dec 31, 2020

This year’s Ozark Folkways Summer Art Camp for Kids is going virtual!

Join Heather Artripe from Ozark Natural Foods, Stephanie Jordan from Wild & Wholesome, American Sign Language instructor Michelle Hopkins, and artist David Lee Holcomb for this year’s Virtual Art Camp as our artists and instructors present an assortment of online lessons, workshops, and fun projects for kids, available on YouTube!

The Art Camp projects and workshops can be found on our YouTube playlist. Click here to see the lineup!

A big thank you to Wal-Mart Foundation for their support!

Unfortunately, we will not be able to do live sessions with an opportunity for question and answer sessions but feel free to ask questions or provide feedback in the comments section of the videos and we will get back to you. (No full names or other personal information, please!) Also, please send photos of completed projects to our email address or Facebook page!

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Summer Mushrooms of Arkansas

Sunday, June 28, 10am – 7pm

We’re sorry, but this event has been postponed until further notice. Those of you who have already purchased tickets will receive refunds within the next couple of business days. Please keep an eye on this space for these events when we reschedule. Thank you!

This fungi foraging workshop and new PowerPoint presentation is designed to offer participants the opportunity to learn about many of the mushrooms/fungi that can be found in Arkansas during the summer months.We will cover many of the different kinds of commonly seen summer mushrooms such as Amanita, Boletes and Chanterelles as well as lesser known species. After a break for lunch (brown bag it or head over to Grandma’s Cafe for some down home country cooking), we will foray to some nearby forest where Jay will offer insights into the process of identifying collected mushrooms/fungi using macroscopic techniques.

Then we’ll gather our finds, head back to Ozark Folkways for a hands-on identification workshop followed by a mushroom-centric tasting experience!

Jay Justice is a retired epidemiologist who formerly worked at the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality. He is a co-founder and scientific advisor for the Arkansas Mycological Society (1982) and a scientific advisor to the Cumberland Mycological Society as well as a chief mycologist for the Missouri Mycological Society.

As anyone who has attended one of Jay’s workshops in the past knows, these informative and delicious events fill up quickly.

Tickets are $50 per person and include a tasting of various mushroom recipes.
To attend this workshop, you must register HERE

For those wishing to make it a weekend, our friends right across the street at Skyvue Lodge offer a variety of comfortable and affordable cabins and rooms with breathtaking views of the Ozark National Forest.

Tickets are non-refundable. (In the event that you are unable to use your ticket we will make every effort to resell your ticket and refund your money, but if we can’t find someone to purchase the seat, there will be no refund.)

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PSS Trio Outdoor Concert

Saturday, August 8 @ 3pm

P.S.S. is an all female trio that plays music inspired by Patsy Cline, The Cranberries, Alanis Morissette, and Heart. All three members call Northwest Arkansas home and have been part of many projects in the area.

Admission is free, but $10 will support the musicians and the mission of Ozark Folkways.

This outdoor concert will follow all safety guidelines from the Arkansas Health Department. Nose and mouth coverings required for anyone over 10 years of age when within twelve feet of anyone not in their group.

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Donate to Folkways!

Ozark Folkways is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, dedicated to the preservation, development, instruction, and celebration of regional arts and crafts.

As a non-profit organization, we rely on the generosity of our community to fulfill our mission. The majority of proceeds from our gallery sales, workshops, and performances go to support the artists and craftspeople in our region. Our workshops and events are coordinated by volunteers.

Your tax-deductible investment, even as little as $5, will go directly toward fulfilling our mission and overhead such as utilities, maintenance, and improving our facilities.

Any donations are welcome! Click the “Donate” button below to help.