BLACK_APPLE
We are happy to announce the 2017 Black Apple Award winners.  All of these creatives were active in Arkansas during 2016.  Thanks to all 6,000 people who voted, who donated and who attended our Little Rock showcase and the Fayetteville awards.  We also appreciate our sponsors:  Experience Fayetteville, Moxy Ox, NWA 3D, KUAF 91.3, Hilton Garden Inn, and NWA Fashion Week. So without further ado, here are this year’s winners…

FAVORITE PAINTER:  Joelle Storet
FAVORITE ILLUSTRATOR:  Stacy Bee
FAVORITE 3D ARTIST:  Mikayla Hoffman
FAVORITE MIXED MEDIA/DIGITAL ARTIST:  Wanbli Gamache
FAVORITE PUBLIC ARTIST:  Kenneth Siemens
FAVORITE ARTS EVENT:  Valley of the Vapors
FAVORITE COMIC BOOK ARTIST:  Gustav Carlson
FAVORITE FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHER:  Kat Wilson
FAVORITE FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER:  Sophia Bauer
FAVORITE FASHION DESIGNER:  Rosie Rose
FAVORITE MAKER:  Electric Ghost
FAVORITE JEWELRY DESIGNER:  Flora & Fauna
FAVORITE BODY ARTIST:  Drew Wilson
FAVORITE INDIE ART EXHIBITION SPACE:  Backspace
FAVORITE NONPROFIT ART EXHIBITION SPACE:  Fayetteville Underground
FAVORITE FOOD TRUCK:  Green Goat
FAVORITE CHOCOLATE:  Kyya
FAVORITE N/A BEVERAGE:  Onyx Coffee
FAVORITE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE:  Ozark Beer
FAVORITE COCKTAILS:  Maxine’s Taproom
FAVORITE CHEF:  Matt Bell, South on Main
FAVORITE SPOKEN WORD EVENT:  That’s What She Said
FAVORITE RADIO SHOW:  3B Radio
FAVORITE FILMMAKER:  The Miller Brothers
FAVORITE PERFORMANCE GROUP:  TheatreSquared
FAVORITE COMEDY GROUP:  Laugh Track and Field
FAVORITE COMEDIAN:  Laura Weiderhaft
FAVORITE ELECTRONIC ARTIST:  Princeaus
FAVORITE SOLO ARTIST:  Sean Fresh & the Fresh Nasty Crew
FAVORITE BAND:  The Silvershakers

THANKS AGAIN FOR VOTING!