The Garrison Gatsby is the 2017 theme of a new event and fundraiser located in Downtown Fort Smith, Arkansas. The inaugural event will be held on September 16, 2017 at Cisterna Park, which is located along Garrison Avenue. Garrison Gatsby is made possible through the combined efforts of the Fort Smith Downtown Business Association's Executive Committee, devoted members and generous sponsors

The street dinner features:

- An exciting and diverse range of international cuisines that include appetizers, entrees, and a variety of desserts from participating downtown restaurants.

- A drink menu offering premium wines from Arkansas Wine Country's famed Post Familie Vineyards, local craft brews from Core Brewing Company and Arkansas/Oklahoma-brewed varieties from Bricktown Brewery, a variety of bourbons, locally distilled Smithworks Vodka (endorsed by Blake Shelton), high-quality coffees, and a variety of teas from Savoy Tea Company.

- Live entertainment by Jazz Saxophonist, Don Bailey, the musical stylings of the Tabitha Graves Quartet, and special performances by the Community School of the Arts. Silent and live auctions, premium cigars, dessert bar, special gallery opening by 64.6 Downtown who organize The Unexpected| urban contemporary art project, and the VIP Speakeasy SkyLounge offering an exclusive after-party on the top floor of First National Bank of Fort Smith in the heart of Downtown.

All proceeds support the volunteer efforts of the Fort Smith Downtown Business Association (@GoDowntownFS) and the following partnering non-profit organizations: Riverview Hope Campus, Community School of the Arts, STEPS Family Resource Center.

For more information on the event, sponsorship opportunities and membership with the Fort Smith Downtown Business Association, email us at [email protected].

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The Fort Smith Downtown Business Association (FSDBA) meets every month on the second Wednesday at 6 PM. The location varies so please check our calendar of events for location information.
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