A giveaway, Black-owned expo, and lots of events!
Summer in NWA means lots to do and plenty of community activity to keep you busy.
First, a giveaway 🥳🥳🥳🥳
The Bite NWA food festival on July 29th will celebrate Black-owned restaurants! This event is SOLD OUT! However, we have 2 tickets to giveaway to our paid newsletter subscribers. Stay tuned to the Black-Owned NWA Instagram feed for the giveaway. All paid subscribers have to do is comment “paid” on the giveaway post when it’s up for a chance to win!
Participating Restaurants Include: Fannie Me's Kitchen @fanniemaekitchen_ | Kinley's Soul Food @kinleyssoulfood | Meaux Beignet @meauxbeignet | Taco Virgo Soul Food @tacovirgosoulfoodtacos | Yolanda's Cakes @yolandascakesllc | Second Hand Smoke @secondhandsmokenwa @secondhelpingnwa | Shobo's Kitchen @shoboskitchen | Chick’n Headz @chicknheadznwa | Grandma's / Abuelita's Salsa @pricebottling_ | Chef Boy R Que @chefboy_rque | KDK Chicken and Waffles @kdksoulkitchen @kdkschickenandwaffles_ | The Empowerment Initiative @LHoCreations | Bread & Butter Charcuterie / The Banana Factory @breadandbutterest2021 | Taste of Home NWA @taste_of_home_nwa | Asami Tea @asami_llc
Now on to upcoming events!
Black In NWA
Looking for ways to support the local music scene? Catch this celebration of Hip Hop and R&B presented by SpidaCrazy8 & DJ D. Sewell at George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville on July 23rd!
J'Aaron is totally a Cinephile! This lab and networking event is for anyone that shares the same passion for film. The Micheaux Award and Film Labs is developing pathways for sustainable careers in film and media. Catch a film screening and network with others with similar interests on July 23rd.
Brunch is our favorite meal and Sunday should only be known as Funday! Join Her Set, Her Sound this Sunday for Brunch and Beats.
Oh Yes it's Ladies' Night and the Feeling's Right! Time to grab your girls for a grown and sexy Paint and Sip on July 23rd at 9:30 pm in Rogers.
Ready for a Soul Night? NWA Jazz Society All Star Youth ensemble will be hosting a live jazz performance and a screening at the Jones Center tonight (July 22).
Catch this Blackman Brew Craft Beer Tasting on July 28th! Barrett Tillman is the man and vision behind Blackman Brew. We met Barrett during a tasting hosted by Into View art gallery (Black Owned Art Gallery in Rogers). We thoroughly enjoyed his craft beers and the story behind each one.
A Jazz and Blues Block Party? Count us in! Our good friends at Music Moves have partnered up Railyard Live for a great 2-day event full of amazing artists from July 29 - July 30. We will definitely be vibing that evening! Especially after eating good at BiteNWA's Black Food Festival.
An open-source project, SOUP helps spark positive change in our community and empower and encourage citizens to pursue their own creative initiatives.
a public potluck dinner
a platform for connection
a safe space
an experiment in the democracy
a relational hub bringing together various creative communities
a forum for critical but accessible discussion
an opportunity to support creative people in Bentonville
Bentonville SOUP is a micro-granting dinner celebrating and supporting creative projects in and around Bentonville. For a $10 donation, attendees receive a plate of food, a drink, and a vote. Food is supplied by area businesses and attendees alike in a collaborative, potluck style. Catch the next one on September 13th.
Business Resource Center
The Black Owned Business Expo will celebrate Black-Owned Business Month this august and VENDOR REGISTRATION IS OPEN! **Registration CLOSES JULY 28TH**
Location: Theater Squared, 477 W Spring St, Fayetteville, AR 72701
Vendor Set Up Day: Friday August 19th. Setup is from 9am-1pm and there will be a vendor mixer from 6pm to 8pm.
Black Owned Business Expo: Saturday, August 20, 2022. VIP Shopping is from 9am-10:30am and general access begins at 11am.
8' x 10' Booth Fees:
This cost covers an 8x10 space. An additional $20 deposit will be refunded once all table cloths are returned.
The vendor/organization is responsible for booth set up including tables, chairs, tablecloth, etc. Moreover, you are encouraged to bring your own decor, plugs, cords, business cards and purchasing materials (Square, Cash App, Hotspots, etc.) Wifi and/or electric outlets will only be provided upon request.
For The Community
Don’t miss out on future BITE NWA Events
September 1 | Springdale @ The Jones Center
September 23-25 | BITE Experience @ the LPGA
Black-Owned NWA Social Media Highlight
Want to be featured on BlackOwnedNWA?
We can't express how excited we are to feature local black-owned brands and the owners behind them! Featuring you and your business is truly a privilege and we appreciate your time. The goal of BlackOwnedNWA is to be a resource of all things Black excellence in the region.
To be featured on BlackOwnedNWA's Instagram and Facebook page:
Step 1- Email us your responses to the interview questions below email@example.com
Step 2- Send us the highest quality pictures of you, your service/product, and location if applicable
Step 3- Include the best way for our followers to find you (i.e. social media handles)
1- Tell us about yourself. (this should be written in the first person as you will be introducing yourself to the BlackOwnedNWA community) Give us 4-6 sentences that showcase the best of you!
Prompts: Your name, where you are originally from, how long you've lived in the area, etc.
2- Tell us about your business.
3- Why did you start your business?
4- What advice would you give other Black entrepreneurs starting out, especially in Northwest Arkansas?
5-What’s the best piece of business advice you’ve ever been given?
What to expect:
You’ll be featured on the BlackOwnedNWA Instagram 2 to 6 weeks after we received your information!