Announcing our first ever art block party

We’re thrilled to announce our first ever art block party in collaboration with the Tiny Amp House, Spring Shop Studios and musicians in the Artosphere Festival Orchestra!

Come out to E. 7th Street from Washington to Willow in South Fayetteville to celebrate the summer solstice Trillium Salon style Friday, June 21, from 6-10 p.m.

We’ll have live music from members of Artosphere Festival Orchestra— featuring the musicians who helped us kick of the very first Trillium in Katy’s living room back in 2016, plus bowed guitar from Craig Colorusso and special guests, to be announced.

In addition to live music and open studios from the Spring Shop artists, Gustav Carlson will draw your portrait and the University of Arkansas Ceramics Club will help you make your very own pinch pot on the spot.

Second Hand Smoke will serve up delectable BBQ and fresh Indian cuisine from Indian Dhaba. We’ll have an area especially set up for kiddo activities too and many more collaborators to announce.

We hope you’ll join us for this one-of-a-kind art block party that connects us all through music and art!

Float Through the Sonic Dreamscapes of Composer + Pianist Amos Cochran

We’re thrilled to present a night with Emmy nominated composer/pianist Amos Cochran Saturday, Feb. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the historic Guisinger building on the Fayetteville downtown square, now serving as Roots Headquarters.

Amos will perform original compositions on piano, electronics and with the help of violinist Miranda Baker Burns. This all ages show will have a donation bar for wine and beer. Tickets are a suggested donation of $10. Because seating is limited, please reserve yourself a spot by emailing trilliumsalonseries@gmail.com.

His Trillium concert serves as a homecoming of sorts and marks his debut performance as a composer pianist in his hometown. Amos grew up in Fayetteville and played bass in many bands before moving south to Van Buren, when he retreated into crafting delicately honed bedroom sounds with a keyboard and electronic components. The music proved well-suited for film scores such as Dayveon, which had its premiere at the 2017 Sundance film festival and went on to screen at both the Berlin and Toronto International Film Festivals. In 2018 Cochran released his first solo albums, Unscored and Helium Angel.  Last fall he premiered the large scale work “A Modern Procedure for Breathing” at The Unexpected in Downtown Fort Smith. Learn more and hear music from Amos Cochran at his website.


Celebrate the first day of 2019 with our 3rd annual New Year's Day potluck

We’re thrilled to announce our 3rd annual New Year’s Day potluck celebration. Join us from 5 to 7 p.m. for an evening of food, drinks, pop-up performances, poetry readings and paper crane folding inside the Spring Shop, just off MLK (at the intersection of E. 7th and S. Washington) in Fayetteville. You can’t miss the building because of the vibrant Octavio Logo mural. Believe us, this is a perfect way to launch your 2019. Connect with your community over music, poetry, food, drinks and art. We can’t wait to see you there.

Improvisational Acoustic Guitar & Upright Bass

Join us for an evening of improvisational guitar from Tashi Dorji & a blend of folk with classical from upright bassist Haley Bowman, Sunday, September 2, at Matt Miller Studio in downtown Fayetteville. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with the concert starting at 5 p.m.

Tashi Dorji will perform an improvised solo set on acoustic guitar for sounds that a review in music magazine The Wire describes as “perfectly formed explosions that are full of movement and prickly energy.” The Bhutan-born guitarist now calls Asheville, North Carolina, home base. With a focus on a style that he describes as “unbound by tradition,” Dorji invites intuitive connection and a labyrinth of textures.

His debut recording was released in 2014 on Hermit Hut, a label founded by Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance, a musical project that began when Chasny wanted to merge the styles of finger-picked acoustic guitar to improvisational drone elements. Listen to Dorji’s extensive solo and collaborative experimental recordings at his Bandcamp page.

Haley Bowman, now in her fifth year at the University of Arkansas as a music business major, will open the evening, performing a  solo upright bass set that blends folk and classical styles.

Explore Rarely Heard Chamber Music of Florence Price

If you were bummed that you couldn't make it to our Feb. 21 concert at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, you're in luck. A bit of inclement weather meant postponing the Florence Price Chamber Music concert to this Wednesday evening, Mar. 14. The concert, which begins at 7 p.m., is free and open to the public. Simply reserve your seat here.

Engage intimately with music for strings and piano from Arkansas’s rarely performed classical composer Florence Price, a Little Rock native who became the first African-American woman to have her music performed by a major symphony orchestra when the Chicago Symphony premiered her Symphony at the 1933 World’s Fair, with newly discovered works performed by violinist Er-Gene Kahng and friends. 

This rarely heard music for strings and piano was handpicked by violinist Er-Gene Kahng. The concert will showcase Price’s singular style: a fusion of American vernacular folk melodies to a deep understanding of the grand European classical canon. The concert builds upon Kahng’s extensive experience as a catalyst for the celebration of this important yet mostly forgotten composer, which includes a world premiere studio recording of Price’s two violin concertos, which The New Yorker music critic Alex Ross calls "Prices best outing on disk to date," adding in his essay on Price that Kahng "plays the solo parts with lustrous tone and glistening facility."

Portrait of Florence Price by Monica Jordan of Paper & Wood Co.

Portrait of Florence Price by Monica Jordan of Paper & Wood Co.

Live Scoring the Silents with the Shadow Ensemble, Sat. March 3

Experience Carl Theodor Dreyer’s 1928 masterpiece The Passion of Joan of Arc with a one-of-a-kind improv score from the Shadow Ensemble, a chamber group dedicated to live improv scoring to silent films, founded by composer Ryan Cockerham at Northwest Arkansas Community College in 2017. This silent film, which boasted the most expensive set made to that date, stars Maria Falconetti as Joan of Arc, depicting the historical figure’s 1431 trial for heresy. 

This event, which marks our 2nd collaboration with Artist's Laboratory Theatre and The Shadow Ensemble, will explore the senses through a stunning reimagining of The Passion of Joan of Arc as it's never been experienced before. In addition to the exploration of sound and moving image, we’ll have local provisions on hand, allowing salon-goers to engage with the community and connect through art, music, food & drink.

The screening starts at 7 p.m. and will be held at Artist's Laboratory Theatre in Fayetteville.