Local chef to lead cooking class for Arts & The Park

Households can cook virtually alongside an internationally seasoned chef on Monday as part of Arts & The Park.

Today is the deadline to sign up for the virtual cooking class, which costs $25 per household, according to Mary Zunick, executive director of the Hot Springs Area Cultural Alliance. The class starts at 6 p.m. Monday and will be led by Josh Garland, executive chef of Best Cafe, 632 Ouachita Ave.

Garland, originally from Little Rock, attended Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Las Vegas after high school. Since graduating from college in 2012, Garland said he traveled “pretty

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CAFE Grants for the Arts: Encouraging Artistic Endeavors

From D&B Strategic Marketing

To say chalk artist Chris Monaghan and guitarist Michael Harrington were thrilled when they found out that they were each receiving a Chelsea Area Festivals & Events (CAFE) $1,000 grant, well, that’s an understatement.

Monaghan immediately applied when CAFE decided to provide the grants as an extension of their mission to enrich Chelsea, and the surrounding communities, by promoting the presentation of and participation in quality performing and visual arts throughout the year.

Chalk Artists, Chris Monaghan on his 3-D chalk skateboard drawing.

Then came the explosion of ideas.

“My mind immediately went into overdrive,” he

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