Find out how UAFS can turn your love of art not just into a career, but into a way of life!

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High school juniors and seniors, together with their instructors, are invited to attend the 2nd annual pre-college Art & Design event at UAFS.


The event is free, but online registration is required. Spaces are limited.


Friday, October 12, 2018 from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Windgate Art & Design on the UAFS campus, at the corner of Waldron and Kinkaid. Parking is available.


Event Schedule


  • Hear an inspiring Art & Design professional talk about what it’s like to work
  • Talk with current art students at UAFS.
  • Tour the state-of-the-art new Windgate Art & Design building.
  • Participate in drop-in workshops.
  • Meet people who care about art, like you do.
  • Pick up a cool drawstring backpack.
  • Enjoy a complimentary light breakfast and lunch.
  • Registration Deadline: Monday, October 8 at 5 p.m.

Registration Deadline: Monday, October 8 at 5 p.m.


Parking is available in back of the Windgate Art & Design. Please indicate on your registration form whether you will need parking.


For more information, contact:

Ms. Kara Smith, 479-788-7290

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Aaron Ray

Forge Ahead! Guest Speaker: Aaron Ray

Aaron Ray, a Fort Smith native and graduate of the University of Arkansas, Fort Smith, has been in the design field for over a decade. Starting at a local ad agency, Rightmind Advertising, his design career took off landing him a marketing job at what is now ArcBest Corporation. There, he is one of the lead graphic designers handling all print, web, and video graphics for this cutting-edge logistics company. Besides designing, Aaron is a veteran performer in the Fort Smith area. From standup comedy to theatre and improv, Aaron tries to showcase his creativity through a wide array of outlets.