The Locals is a community of creative placemakers, community organizers, and co-producers--a group of people intentionally consuming and producing the things and ideas they want to see flourish in the world.
We want to be conscious of what we consume, knowledgeable about where it comes from and aware that each time we consume something it affects our community around the corner and around the world.
So whether it is a carrot, a ceramic mug, a beautiful piece of jewelry or some hummus, each time you consume one of our creations you are becoming part of this community.
Our goal is to help people help each other. Using the principals of creative placemaking--a movement that highlights the unique character of a place by fostering creativity--we strive to cultivate a vibrant community where small local producers flourish, where art is everywhere and where anybody who wants to make awesome stuff happen can easily find collaborators and partners in crime.
Please contact us if you'd like to get involved!
Phone: (479) 259-1727
The Locals is a program of La Lucha Space, a 501(c)3 non-profit. Be sure to check out all of our programs:
The Locals Food Hub: La Lucha Space was awarded a Local Food Promotion Program grant from the USDA to promote local food and help create the first local food hub in Conway, AR. This hub will serve as an aggregation and distribution center for local farmers. Through pop-up markets and creative delivery systems, La Lucha Space will help connect more individuals and institutions to fresh, healthy, local food. Read more here
The Urban Farm Project: UFP is a community garden located behind the Conway public library. The garden's mission is to teach people how to grow food sustainably and help the community connect to local food. To visit their page click here
The Farmers Market Promotion Program (2012-2015): La Lucha Space was awarded this grant to cultivate knowledge and support for the local food movement and help open several on-farm retail locations in USDA designated food deserts (places where people have to drive more than 20 minutes to find fresh fruits and vegetables). Read more here
1024 Van Ronkle
Tues - Fri 9am - 8pm
Saturday 11am - 5pm