Conversation series begins in downtown Springdale

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Springdale nonprofit Creative Arkansas Community Hub & Exchange (CACHE) is organizing a peer-to-peer conversation series featuring two creatives who will discuss their artistic journeys and insights around a chosen theme.

“Table Talks,” a monthly series, is at The Medium, CACHE’s artist-led venue for creative expression in downtown Springdale. Founded in 2020 in partnership with the Tyson Family Foundation, The Medium is a reimagination of the region’s longest-standing independent arts facility, the former Arts Center of the Ozarks.

Promoters hope “Table Talks” will ignite meaningful discussions among artists and the community.

“Downtown Springdale is pulsing with creative energy, and we’re here to anchor into this momentum by providing local creatives a space to learn, grow and connect through opportunities like ‘Table Talks,'” said Amber Perrodin, The Medium’s artist and community manager.

The first “Table Talks” gathering happened in November, and the series runs through June 2024. The next scheduled event is on Jan. 31 from 6-8 p.m. featuring Jeremiah Pickett (BAANG) and Brandy Lee Harris of Big Sister Studio. Admission is free and includes a complimentary dinner. Registration is encouraged.

CACHE is a regional arts organization that the Northwest Arkansas Council launched in 2019 with Walton Family Foundation funding. Early in 2022, CACHE shifted from a branch of the Northwest Arkansas Council to an independent nonprofit.