Meg Bourne
Founder & CEO of Art Feeds
Originally from: Joplin, Missouri
Home now: Fayetteville

Art Feeds CEO Meg Bourne made the move from her hometown of Joplin, Missouri, to Fayetteville to expand her growing organization. Art Feeds is a nonprofit that feeds and facilitates creative development in youth by providing creative and expressive programming to children in partnership with schools and children’s organizations.

After moving, Bourne discovered the inclusivity of Fayetteville and fell in love.

“I’ve been here a year, and the community has embraced Art Feeds and me with open arms,” she says. “Everyone here is invested in making their community even better than it already is with local shops and restaurants, wonderful community events like Block Street Block Party and so much more.”

Bourne has found a little bit of everything within the Fayetteville community — wonderfully kind people, arts and culture, collaboration, big city events, and close proximity to beautiful trails and hikes.

“The energy here is amazing — from the library to the farmers market, to the local shops where you see the owners’ faces daily — everyone here genuinely loves their city,” Bourne says. “That kind of energy has been contagious and has me hooked. I’m so happy to call this place home.”


Favorite Pastime: Brunch-hopping in Fayetteville and Bentonville on Saturdays.

Best Hidden Gem: Sit & Spin and The Dirty Apron are two fantastic restaurants that just opened. They are ‘hidden gems’ now that won’t be hidden for long.

Your Town in Three Words: One big embrace


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