Highlight # 14 – An Elegant Evening for Fresh StART

Fresh StART was an elegant evening at The Grand at 117, combining the jazz music of Claudia Burson Trio, wine, and art. Honorary co-chairs for the event were Don Frieson, EVP Operations, Sam’s Club, and Debra Layton, SVP Merchandising, Walmart Stores, Inc.

Thomas Arvid

For his second year, Thomas Arvid was the feature artist. His works portray the wine experience and the art of living graciously. Visit www.thomasarvid.com to learn more about Arvid and his works.

In addition to works donated from 32 local artists and artists, artwork from residents and outreach clients of the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter was showcased. Fresh StART perfectly aligns with the mission and programs of the NWA Women’s Shelter as adult and child advocates incorporate art as a therapeutic process to help clients connect with the emotions of the abuse they have experienced.

Fresh StART generated $50,000 in net revenue to enable the NWA Women’s Shelter to continue empowering families to live free of violence!

For a viewing of the photo gallery, click here to view Fresh StART photos.

Special thanks to our sponsors:

sponsors-mars-incsponsors-3w-magazineWalmart-Sams logoCollective Bias logo


Additional sponsors included:

Catapult Marketing

Kimberly Clark

Simmons Foods


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