Last week, we launched the much-anticipated first volume of The Scout Guide Northwest Arkansas. To celebrate the Guide’s debut, Editor Rebekah Lawrence hosted a book signing and champagne reception “pre-event” and launch party for members and friends at the George Dombek Studio & Gallery in Fayetteville.

During the evening, TSG Northwest Arkansas members received a complimentary Dombek coffee table book personally signed by the artist; celebrated the TSG Northwest Arkansas “Cover Color Contest” reveal; enjoyed strolling through the art gallery (and getting a rare peek inside Dombek’s personal studio), and explored the breathtaking sculpture gardens, outdoor atrium, and manicured grounds of the expansive property.

Guests were kept refreshed with rosé varietals, La Marca Prosecco, and a signature Blood Orange Bellini cocktail, and sampled small bites that included cured salmon sushi, 7-spiced strip steak tartar, English pea bruschetta, Mafe Machado of MIA Tarts, and custom TSG Northwest Arkansas cookies. “The highlight of the night was watching guests mix and mingle, and getting to witness their excitement when they shared glimpses of TSG members’ beautiful spreads,” Lawrence told us, adding, “It was a perfect evening!”

The details: Venue: George Dombek Studio & Gallery (Fayetteville, Arkansas). Event planner: Buzz Event Planning & Design (Fayetteville, AR) | Bartus Taylor. Florals: Buzz Event Planning & Design | Bartus Taylor. Table linens: La Tavola Fine LinensRentals: Randal Events / Eventures Party Rentals (Fayetteville, AR). Food/catering: The Preacher’s Son (Bentonville, AR) | Chef Matthew Cooper. Custom TSG cookies: Krauft Cookies (Fayetteville, AR) | Liz Krauft. The Scout Guide Northwest Arkansas cover poster and step and repeat: Moxy Ox (Springdale, AR). Event photography: Meredith Mashburn of Meredith Mashburn PhotographyHair for Editor Rebekah Lawrence: B.Lush Salon at Pinnacle (Rogers, AR).

Browse The Scout Guide Northwest Arkansas online here, order a copy here, and find a list of businesses included in the guide here