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Artinfusion members geared up in their best retro apres-ski wear for the Dec. 21 "Winter A-Go-Go event.

Artinfusion members geared up in their best retro apres-ski wear for the Dec. 21 "Winter A-Go-Go event.

“Hip”                 “Cool”                     “Funky”

Artinfusion members geared up in their best retro apres-ski wear for the Dec. 21 "Winter A-Go-Go event.

Artinfusion members geared up in their best retro apres-ski wear for the Dec. 21 “Winter A-Go-Go event.

These aren’t typical words used to describe museum memberships, unless of course you are talking about Crystal Bridges’ artinfusion membership program. Artinfusion is our membership affinity group especially for Members ages 21 to 40. Artinfusion memberships come with a great perk – free admission to all artinfusion events. Our nearly 200 Members of this group flock to the Museum every few months for “hip,” “cool,” and “funky” events that offer a unique way to experience art in a setting that encourages networking and socializing with friends.

Joseph and Kelsey Smiley recently became Members. “We joined artinfusion with a group of friends,” explained Joseph. “We moved to Bentonville and thought it was a way to get involved in the community and enjoy the local scene.”  They came to the right place.

Halloween in the Hollow offers an opportunity to get into costume for an evening's thrills and chills.

Halloween in the Hollow offers an opportunity to get into costume for an evening’s thrills and chills.

Artinfusion events are not your average nights out. Each event is themed, and artinfusion Members and friends come dressed to impress in their best—après ski wear, art-inspired Halloween costumes, “Black Hearts Ball” strictly all-black attire—or whatever wardrobe the night invites. The Museum halls are filled with music—from rock to electronica, our events showcase some of the best talent in the region.  Eleven’s chefs create unique menus especially for artinfusion events and we offer a diverse selection of beverages from Blue Moon, our event sponsor, as well as specialty cocktails concocted by Eleven’s mixologists. In addition, Artinfusion Members and friends gain some art experience and appreciation while they play. With themed tours and hands-on art-making projects, we help make art accessible.

“We would recommend artinfusion to our friends because it is a fun and creative way to socialize with fellow art lovers,” said Joseph.

The Black Hearts Ball is an anti-Valentine's party with a strictly all-black dress code. Suitable for your darkest, most jaded revels.

The Black Hearts Ball is an anti-Valentine’s party with a strictly all-black dress code. Suitable for your darkest, most jaded revels.

For our next artinfusion event, we’re bringing back a fan favorite—Back in Black: The Return of the Black Hearts Ball on Saturday, February 15 from 8 to 11pm. Admission is free for artinfusion Members and $25 for non-Members. Reservations are available now online.

We look forward to expanding our artinfusion program in the year to come. Our newly formed artinfusion Ambassador committee, made up of leaders and connectors around the region, is excited to put their great ideas into practice and enhance the artinfusion experience. With so many young professionals in the area, we look forward to making each artinfusion event bigger and better than the last.

To stay in-the-know of artinfusion happenings visit http://crystalbridges.org/join-us/artinfusion/ and “Like” artinfusion on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/artinfusioncrystalbridges. The cost for an artinfusion membership, in addition to your annual membership, is $30 for Individual Members and $50 for Dual/Family Members. As an artinfusion Member, you receive free admission to all artinfusion events (an annual value of approximately $100 per person). Interested in joining? Call 479.418.5728 or email [email protected] to join today.

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