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Drop-in Artisan Conversation: Marshallese Canoe Carving

Community Conversation Talk/Lecture
Orchard Trail
No Registration Required

The Oct 22 Drop-in Artisan Conversation has been canceled.


Join us as we share and celebrate the traditions of Marshallese culture in Northwest Arkansas!

We invite you to gather among artisans and elders from the Marshallese community as we host the construction of a kōrkōr, a traditional Marshallese wooden outrigger canoe. Come meet master boat-builder Liton Beasa and his team of youth apprentices at their work site on Orchard Trail and learn more about Marshallese traditions, the skills needed to build the kōrkōr, and the canoe itself.

Free, no registration required.

Unfinished canoe being built in wood and carved by a Marshallese community member

Per the CDC’s updated guidelines, we are now requiring all guests ages 2 and up and staff to wear a face covering indoors and while attending outdoor programs, except while eating or drinking. Masks will be available upon entry for those who do not have one.

Wa Kuk Wa Jimor/Canoe of One Community is a part of the Arts and Social Impact Accelerator Program (ASAP) at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. ASAP partners with local artists and communities to create arts-based solutions to address social issues in Northwest Arkansas.

Presented in partnership with the Arkansas Coalition of Marshallese (ACOM), master carver Liton Beasa, and artist Kholoud Sawaf. Learn more about our partners.