Fenix Fayetteville Art Gallery recently announced that it has become the Visual and Performing Arts Center at Fenix (VPAC), a nonprofit with 501c(3) tax exempt status. The newly formed organization will provide support and educational opportunities while promoting the visual and performing arts in Northwest Arkansas.
This artist collective organization has 32 members  with a nine-member Board of Directors. New board members are Laurie Foster, President; Octavio Logo, Vice President; Shannon Dillard Mitchell, Treasurer; Kinya Christian, Secretary; Shelley Mouber; Martha Guirl-Phillips; Erin Lorenzen; Lourdes Valverde; Pat Hennon.
As a 501c(3) nonprofit, the Visual and Performing Arts Center at Fenix plans to establish an environment where working artists can gather to share creative processes among themselves and the public, create art and build community, according to a press release.
Curation of exhibits by local, national and international artists will continue, offering superlative and inspirational gallery experiences. “We are earnest in developing ways to enhance artistic involvement in the community through access to gallery talks, lectures, workshops, performances, and other educational programs,” Christian said.
With an exciting slate of visual art exhibitions in 2021, the organization hopes to open for performances next year.
”We’re looking forward to having crowds in the gallery again and hope to be able to schedule concerts, readings, and cultural events safely,” Foster said.
The first collective show for the Visual and Performing Arts Center at Fenix will feature small works, with the goal to promote member artists during the holiday months. The Holiday Show runs Nov. 4–Dec. 24 and will be open to the public Wednesday–Friday, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.–1 p.m. in November; Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Friday, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. and 5 p.m.–7 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.–1 p.m. in December. VCAP is located 16 W. Center St. Fayetteville.