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  • Put your business front and center by sponsoring a Chamber event, annual program, or digital media.

    New network building events in 2022 include the Battle of the Business Bowling Tournament and the Local Lunch for restaurants.  BE PRO BE PROUD and Connecting Educators in Industry are focused on building the workforce pipeline for our community.  Also new this year are two annual program sponsorships, the Governmental Affairs Committee, and the Chamber Ambassadors, both focused on advocacy for a strong, business friendly climate in our community, county, and state. 

    Or promote your business utilizing the Chamber website, which received more than 145,000 visits in 2021. And don't forget the long running favorites; the Annual Meeting & Business Expo, the Golf Classic, Business After Hours, and the Arkansas Scholars Award Ceremony.

     

     

     

  • Learning and Development

    It’s easy to get started! In this series of 8 classes, our experienced potters take you through the entire process of learning how to make a piece of pottery, from throwing it on a wheel, designing, firing, and glazing. Learn a variety of techniques and processes such as classic throwing style, trimming process, glazing and electric kiln firing basics. A new workshop starts each month.

    Excited to try your hand at pottery but not sure if you're going to be good at it? Our one-time pottery wheel session is perfect for beginners. Learn the basics of throwing your own ceramic pieces and take your creations home with you.

    Come and draw from a live model in various mediums, with the model provided in person, as well as appropriate lighting, seating and easels. Gesture drawings will begin the session, leading into extended poses for more elaborate works. Bring your drawing materials. FREE for ages 18 and up and registration required.

    This two-day advanced workshop with Charles Peer will focus on how to plan and execute a strong pastel painting by developing interesting ideas, compositions, painting techniques, and color choices. The goal is not to complete a couple of masterpieces during the workshop, but rather to learn a variety of tools and painting approaches to incorporate into your own personal style. Each day includes intermittent illustrated discussions, demos, guided practice exercises, and individual painting time with assista

    Children explore elements of art and basic art skills while engaging in fun art projects, music, and story time.

    Join us in the galleries for an intimate evening with award-winning and renown artist Charles Peer. You’ll be amazed as Peer demonstrates creating a pastel painting from start to finish. You’ll pick up on his techniques for pastel painting as he shares his insights into the medium. The event will culminate in a Q&A session – a truly unique opportunity to engage with the artist and the community. A selection of Peer’s artwork will be available for purchase. Enjoy complimentary refreshments and hors d'oeuvres

    The ultimate summer experience for young aspiring performers. Led by Jessica Fisher, Van Buren High School Theater Director, this camp is designed to unlock creative potential by mastering the coveted triple threat skills: acting, singing, and dancing. Students will embark on a transformative journey, honing their talents, building confidence, and making lifelong friendships. By the end of the program, you will put your skills to stage in an enthralling full-scale production!