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Arts & Culture+ Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Events

Join us for NWACC's Arts & Culture+ Hispanic/Latinx Heritage events from Sept. 15th - Oct. 15th!

NWACC's Arts & Culture+ Hispanic/Latinx Heritage events celebrate the contributions of Hispanic/Latinx people in art, society and business by offering people of all ages opportunities to learn about their contributions to the community, nation and world. The Hispanic/Latinx Heritage events are the first of the college's Arts & Culture+ event series

Activities are FREE and include speakers, a live performance and a bike ride! Food will also be available for sale.

Event Details

Event Timeline:
Sept. 15th - Oct. 15th

FREE to attend. Food available for sale. 


NWACC Benton County:
One College Drive, Bentonville, Arkansas

NWACC Washington County:
6101 Watkins Ave, Springdale, Arkansas

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Event Schedule

¡Andemos! Ride with Arkansas Latinas en Bici!

Date: September 21st 
Time: Bike ride at 6 PM. Tent and shaved ice available at 4 PM.
NWACC Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies

About: Gear up for a paved bike ride with Arkansas Latinas en Bici and explore the NWACC neighborhood! Riders will meet in front of NWACC’s Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies (SCWT) at 6 p.m.  

From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., be sure to stop by the Latinas en Bici informational tent at SCWT and learn about their mission to advance bicycling, empower people, and create more inclusive, healthier and happier communities. Before or after the ride, cool off with a cold treat from Frosty Bites Shaved Ice, featuring flavors like traditional cherry and mangonadas, as well as fresh-squeezed lemonade. Frosty Bites will be available from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.   

All riders are welcome and NWACC assumes no liability on behalf of participants. Participants will sign a waiver to ride. 

From Immigrant to Local Small Business Owner
& Micro Lender
Featuring Sandra Carrasco-Quezada

Date & Time: September 28th at 6 PM
Location: NWACC Washington County, room 210

About: Sandra Carrasco-Quezada will share her experiences as an immigrant, local small business owner, and Director of Latinx Business Development at FORGE Community Loan Fund.  

Weaving her personal journey with FORGE’s mission to promote community development, Sandra will provide tips and resources for entrepreneurs wanting to start or grow their small business with an emphasis on FORGE’s services. As a membership organization, FORGE borrows money from the SBA, USDA, charities, foundations and individual investors to lend to start-up businesses and small farmers denied credit by the conventional banking system. Sandra is the co-founder of Bites & Bowls in Northwest Arkansas, and currently works as the director of Latinx Business Development for the FORGE Fund.  


Tacos & Tunes
Featuring Rolling Taco Food Truck, Pura Coco & Band, and Mariachi Band 

Date & Time: October 5th from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

  • Rolling Taco Food Truck: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Pura Coco and Band: 11:45 AM to 12:15 PM
  • Mariachi Band: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Location: NWACC Blogle Plaza

About: You’ll find authentic Mexican street food at Rolling Taco food truck, previously known as Cacahuzintle. Rolling Taco provides a true taste of tradition with carne asada, al pastor, fresh tortillas, homemade salsas and more!

Born in New York City, alternative R&B singer Pura Coco takes both her Latin culture and her southern upbringing to create her unique sound. This passionate young writer and vocalist continues to work on her craft, conveying a multitude of emotions that further connects with people through her music.


It Is Difficult
A Talk by Artist, Architect and Filmmaker Alfredo Jaar

Date & Time: October 6th at 6:30 PM
Location: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Great Hall

About: As part of the Association of the Historians of American Art Symposium, we invite you to a keynote lecture by Alfredo Jaar, a Chilean-born artist, architect, photographer and filmmaker who lives in New York City. Drawing from Jaar’s work, artistic practice and experiences, this presentation promises to be informative, insightful and just plain entertaining.

This event is FREE but tickets are required. Reserve your spot online or call Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art’s Guest Services at 479-657-2335.


Design Thinking & Product Design Solutions
Featuring Small Business Owner and NWACC NSF Grant Director Elysia Contreras Springer

Date & Time: October 11th at 1 PM
Location: NWACC Student Center, room 108

About: Elysia Contreras Springer, the owner of ReggioBaby and Gnargo Bike Co. and the NWACC National Science Foundation (NSF) grant director for the college's Integrated Design program, will share her story of founding two small businesses in niche markets: early childhood education and outdoor recreation. She will use interactive materials to explain the iterative process of solving a problem through product design.