Small towns, big towns, regions and even entire states have launched programs to motivate those like Anela and Ahmed Zuhairy, who moved to Northwest Arkansas to take advantage of the new perks.
Olivia Walton is also enthusiastic about Northwest Arkansas’ place in the national arts conversation.
“I think we’re on the map; I think Bentonville is up there with Marfa,” she said, referencing the small west Texas town that’s known as an arts hub. “Whenever I’m on the coasts, people know of Crystal Bridges, and they respect what Alice is doing. They admire the collection, and I think we’re on the shortlist for top art destinations in the country.
Don’t miss part one of an interview with Steuart Walton, focusing on Bentonville’s past. We’ll reminisce about unique experiences growing up in Bentonville, hear Steuart’s favorite memory of his grandfather, and discuss why the sense of community has been (and continues to be) so strong in our city.