August Events for the Arkansas Craft Gallery in Mountain View (posted by Ginger Smith)

Arkansas Craft Gallery Featured Artist, Lake in the Willows Apiary, Saturday, August 19

Meet Joyce and Desmond Simmons, owners of Lake in the Willows Apiary, located in Scott, Arkansas. This is a chance to taste a sample of their delicious honey products.They will have a model beehive and a video that explains their harvest methods and their commitment to saving bees from extinction. If you’ve ever wondered about beekeeping and the harvesting of honey, come in and talk to Joyce and Desmond.The Arkansas Craft Gallery is run by The Arkansas Craft Guild, and has been promoting handcrafted in Arkansas since 1962.

Arkansas Craft Guild

“Promoting Handcrafted in Arkansas since 1962”
Phone: 870-269-4120
Email Address:
Gallery Shipping Address: 104 East Main Street, Mountain View, Arkansas 72560
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 800, Mountain View, Arkansas 72560

Gallery hours: 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday – Saturday
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Cathy Drew is a life long resident of the region that she loves to promote! As a matter of fact, she was born in Downtown Batesville in the late ’60s in one of the eight counties she now loves to encourage people to visit.
Drew is married to her husband of 27 years, Jeff Drew. Jeff and Cathy have a son, Jonathon (Jon) Drew and his wife Devyn Stewart and can’t leave out her grandson Jase Drew. Of course Drew can’t skip the other part of her family, the pets! Lady Bird (a stray that was welcomed into their home June 2012) and of course Howard – the puppy was compliments of Lady Bird shortly after arrival at the Drew home. They also have Kasha which Cathy inherited when your mother passed in 2016 and they adopted Bullet a stray in November of 2016 and the newest arrival Bullet a stray adopted into the family.

Drew, part of Ozark Gateway Region since 1990 while working at the ad agency (The Media Market Inc.) for the association where she helped produce their annual tabloid publication. She began work as the director of the Ozark Gateway Region June, 2000.