PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT I FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
INTERFORM ASSEMBLY: A month long series of community events, public performances and art exhibitions in Springdale and Bentonville by local creatives.
What: This June, INTERFORM will present ASSEMBLY, the first art and fashion biennial in North America, presented by the Tyson Family Foundation . ASSEMBLY will showcase over 60 regional artists and designers in more than 10 exhibitions and additional retail pop-ups across Northwest Arkansas. Within the framework of the biennial, events and celebrations commemorating Juneteenth and LGBTQ+Pride will take place alongside INTERFORM’s largest fundraiser, Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week. NWAFW will be held June 10th once again at the Momentary in Bentonville. Local and regional fashion designers will be showcased alongside an exhibition from award-winning New York based artist, Firelei Báez for three evenings of shows as well as an installation from world renowned textile artist, Rachel Hayes debuting at the Momentary Quonset Hut.
Art Exhibitions and Retail Pop-ups in:
– Alex Bodishbaugh – Allan Paulose
– Amy Terry – Jasper Logan
– Kennedie Daniel – Sarah Turner
– Rachel Hayes – Danielle Hatch
June 1 – ASSEMBLY Opening Ceremony at the Momentary
June 8-10 – Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week at the Momentary
June 17 – Freedom Festival: Celebrating Juneteenth
with runway show by designer Korto Momolu
In partnership with Music Moves, the University of Arkansas
and the Community Cohesion Project
Exhibitions are free and open to the public, with galleries open Thursday through Sunday in Springdale and Bentonville the entire month of June. Visiting hours and additional events will be announced at a later date.
About INTERFORM: INTERFORM is a 501c3 Non-profit organization at the forefront of creative growth and change in our community. We envision a self-sustaining design-led fashion and art industry in Northwest Arkansas and we build robust programs to directly support that vision. We foster greater levels of creativity and provide the right education and resources needed to grow our designers and artists. We uplift and center the creative works of those who are underrepresented and use our platform to encourage others to do the same. We are here to propel creatives forward and aid in their professional journey
ABOUT THE TYSON FAMILY FOUNDATION: Established in 1970, the Tyson Family Foundation supports efforts for education, health, arts and culture and youth programs as well as a scholarship program for Tyson Foods employees and their families. The foundation has endowed and supported local, regional and national organizations committed to furthering access to knowledge, promoting creativity and supporting communities. The Foundation is currently led by President Olivia Tyson.