A&M Railroad, Razorback Greenway featured in latest Springdale chamber art series piece

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The latest painting featured in the Springdale Chamber of Commerce’s Best of Springdale art series depicts a stretch of the Razorback Greenway trail and an Arkansas & Missouri Railroad engine and passenger cars. The chamber unveiled the work on Wednesday (July 12).

The original painting by Little Rock-based artist Tyler Arnold is third in the series and part of the chamber’s broader community art initiative.

Prints of the three paintings are available for purchase as a set or individually at the Chamber of Commerce office in downtown Springdale and online at this link.

Smaller prints, measuring 24-by-18 inches, start at $80, and large prints, measuring 32-by-24 inches, start at $175.

Chamber President Perry Webb said the latest painting features two elements that are important to the downtown area.

“The Razorback Greenway trail has had a major impact on the revitalization of downtown Springdale,” Webb said in a press release. “We’re thrilled how our artist combined the history of the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad with the popular new trail in this painting. Tyler’s use of color and ability to capture a sense of place is remarkable.”

The other two paintings in the series feature two other Springdale entities: Arvest Ballpark, home of the area’s minor league baseball team, the Naturals, and Tyson Foods, a Fortune 500 protein company headquartered in the city.

The art series was announced in early 2016 as part of a rebranding effort for the city of Springdale.