Fresh StART

Our 2020 Auction is LIVE! Click here!

Join us on the evening of October 24, 2020 for Fresh StART! New look, same event!

Fresh StART is the signature fundraising event for the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter. This year it is a fully virtual event where you can party from the comfort of your own home with an evening of games, music, hors d’oeuvres, and drinks centered on an auction of works from regionally renowned professional artists and artisans and art pieces donated by our clients from our in-shelter art program.

This event aligns with the mission and programs of NWAWS, incorporating art as a therapeutic process to help adults and children connect with their emotions, develop self-awareness and a voice.

Art is an important part of the work we do at the Shelter—many times, the emotions that come from domestic or sexual violence cannot be expressed with words. But through paint and colors, paper and wood, survivors are able to express themselves as they work their way toward healing and wholeness again.

Our annual Honorary Chair, Jason Fremstad (VP, Adult Beverages, Walmart), along with 2020 co-chairs Venessa Yates (VP, snacks, Walmart) and Seth Malley (VP, beverages, Walmart) invite you to join in our effort to raise money for the needs of our shelter.

This event helps us continue to empower women, men, and children to live lives free of domestic and sexual violence; reclaiming their independence and freedom!