Live in America, Springdale brings together artists and communities as we break bread, collaborate in workshops, create live performance and visual arts programming, and learn from one another. This site documents our thinking, our cooking, our explorations, our art, our mishaps, our growth, and our conversations.
Ty Defoe: Adventures in Arkansas
They were asking me to imagine a world for myself to be in.
Artist Ty Defoe
Meet our first residency artist, Ty Defoe.
Recipe for an Unanticipated Thanksgiving Casserole
This is not the recipe I intended to write for the Thanksgiving season. My intention was to write a thoughtful meditation on the culinary journey of learning to nixtamalize corn for tortillas. But thoughtful corn tortillas were not what happened on Thanksgiving.
Martinez Avocado Tomatillo Salsa
The key to mastering this salsa is a total pleasure-button—just eat a lot of it.
Untested Recipe for Growing Blackberries
Cutting out sod is not my favorite job, but the eight, six-inch blackberry canes must be planted. And maybe I plant them around Lone Rock: a large, flat-top rock that lives in the least trafficked spot in the front yard.