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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

    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. For ages 13 and up.

    Our paint and sip classes let you relax with your favorite beverage while learning the basics in a welcoming setting. Invite friends along and make it a fun-filled paint party. No painting skills needed, just follow our guided instructor and you’ll create your own masterpiece to take home. We provide art supplies and complimentary charcuterie and refreshments. Feel free to BYOB. Join us and make wonderful memories with family or friends.

    Indulge in a delightful journey of flavors and togetherness with this festive, apple themed, date night culinary class. This intimate and romantic cooking adventure is designed to kindle your passion for both cooking and each other, creating lasting memories as you explore new holiday flavors you can recreate at home. Chef Katie Lowe will guide you through a three course meal, starting with an apple-tini & surprise appetizer, balsamic apple glaze chicken with garlic thyme fondant potatoes, and her family’s

    Indulge in a delightful journey of flavors and togetherness with this festive, apple themed, date night culinary class.

    Learn Art history, techniques, color theory, drawing, painting, clay, and mixed media from Mary Sanders-Overton, following AR Dept. of Education Fine Art Standards for Visual Arts. For ages 6-14.

    December brings with it a sense of magic and wonder as communities around the world celebrate various holidays, the beauty of winter landscapes, and the joy of giving. This art course is designed to immerse you in the enchantment of this festive month through your creative expressions. For ages 8-12.

    Join us in the children's studio for a free craft project throughout the day from 11 - 6 pm.

    Join us in the pottery studio where we will be handbuilding a polar bear. December 11, 5 - 7 pm. $25 includes all supplies and kiln firing. For ages 8 and up.

    Drop in and help decorate our festive community craft Christmas Tree. It's easy. Just follow our step-by-step instructions to create your own holiday decoration for the Merry Maker's Tree.

    In this heartwarming class, Jessye Wooten will guide you as you craft beautiful, personalized greetings for your loved ones. This festive activity is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit and create one-of-a-kind cards that will be cherished by friends and family. Experiment with watercolor, acrylics, collage materials, calligraphy, and more.

    Paint hand-made pottery using a variety of stencils, decals, and colored underglazes to create your very own unique piece of pottery. The class fee covers instruction, clay, tools, glaze and firing. For ages 8 and up.

    Welcome to our Hanukkah Culinary Class, where we invite you to embark on a delectable excursion through the heartwarming traditions and vibrant flavors of this joyous festival.

    Step into a world of festive flavors and creative confectionery with our enchanting Christmas Cookie Decorating Class! Get ready to elevate your holiday baking game as we guide you through a hands-on experience of turning simple cookies into edible masterpieces that will delight both the eyes and the taste buds. Hot chocolate and holiday fun guaranteed!

    In these free-style classes, you can create anything from functional pieces like vases to unique sculptures. Instructor Kara Holland will be there to guide you with technique and design ideas each step of the way. Unleash your creativity and end with a beautiful and unique creation. For ages 8 and up.

    Join us in the pottery studio where we will be creating Christmas ornaments. December 18, 5 - 7 pm. $25 includes all supplies and kiln firing For ages 8 and up.

    Join Coralee Young in this engaging and hands-on class and master the art of linocut printmaking with a festive twist. Linocut is a traditional art form that will allow you to create unique and personalized cards, decorations, and gifts for years to come. This season, add a touch of handmade charm to your holiday celebrations.

    Embrace the spirit of the season! Join us as we gather as neighbors, friends, and families under the twinkling lights to share the gift of music and spread festive cheer. Chuck King will lead carolers through timeless, traditional tunes, bringing a sense of nostalgia and unity. Meet up in the Arts On Main lobby a little before 5 pm.

    Sugar Ice Castles, Thursday, December 21, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, $20 Ages 8 and up, In this whimsical class, participants will embark on a journey to craft their very own edible masterpieces using the sweetest of building blocks - sugar! A festive activity designed for the whole family to enjoy.

    This event allows participants to 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.

    Step into a world of holiday wonder and creative joy with our enchanting Kids' Christmas Paint and Sip Hot Chocolate class! Designed to spark the imaginations of young artists and spread the magic of the holiday season, this delightful gathering promises a heartwarming blend of artistic expression and delicious treats. Invite friends along and make it a fun-filled paint party. No painting skills needed, just follow the Christmas elf instructor and you’ll create your own masterpiece to take home.

    We happy to announce training opportunities for individuals and organizations looking to stay at the forefront of industrial technology and advanced manufacturing. At the UAFS Center for Economic Development, we are committed to helping you gain the skills

    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.