Black Apple Awards showcase to honor Arkansas artists

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Arkansas-based magazine The Idle Class and local arts organization Art Amiss will host another event to showcase Arkansas artists this weekend.

The event, called the Black Apple Awards, is set for Friday, April 8 at The Garden Room in Fayetteville.

The showcase is being held in concert with an online voting competition in several categories including maker, fashion designer, cocktail, chef, brewery, musical group, 2D and 3D artist, and several others.

Friday’s event will feature a fasion show, music by Luke Pruitt, Pagiins, and White Mansion, a performance by 3D/mixed media artist Cynthia Post Hunt, as well as food and drink from several of the award nominees.

In addition, businesses in the neighborhood will also host events. Puritan Brew Co. will feature a performance Silks & Stilts performance, along with photographs of work by award nominees. Nightbird Books will feature short films from the favorite filmmaker category, followed by performances by stand-up comedian Zac Slusher and improv group Rodeo Book Club, and a puppy cuddling area will be set up in the parking lot.

Online voting for the Black Apple Awards will continue through April 10, and award winner will be announced at that time.

Tickets to the event on Friday night are $10 in advance, and $15 at the door. VIP tickets are also available. Proceeds will benefit Art Amiss, and their mission to provide services for artists living in, working in, or from Arkansas.

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