Tags archives: art

'Delta: Rediscovered' Exhibit to Open in Butler Center

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LITTLE ROCK -- “Delta: Rediscovered,” images of early life in Arkansas’ White River Delta by photographer Dayton Bowers, opens Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in the Butler Center Gallery. The Butler Center, 401 President Clinton Avenue in downtown Little Rock, celebrates this 2nd Friday Art Night event from 5 – 8 p.m. with music, refreshments, art and art lovers.[...]

Bladesmithing Has Deep Roots in Arkansas

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism The popularity of the History Channel’s Forged in Fire series shows that interest is high in learning about the historic craft of bladesmithing. Arkansas has many connections to the art form and the state is home to many talented bladesmiths, some of whom have been showcased and won compe[...]

Fall Arts and Crafts Festivals in Northwest Arkansas

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Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism For more than 50 years, the Ozark Mountains in Northwest Arkansas have called to arts and crafts lovers. Some of the finest, juried shows take place here annually. Thousands of shoppers will flock to the area in mid-October for fall color and goods and wares. Most of the fairs are o[...]

Making A.R.T. with Easterseals Arkansas

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From her wheelchair, Kristen Martin held a laser and pointed to various locations on the canvas to indicate where she wanted painted splattered next. Her tracker, as they’re called, is Mary Lynn Nelson, the dedicated volunteer who brought this painting program to Easterseals Arkansas. The two were preparing a piece of art to be auctioned at the 14th annual A[...]

The Unexpected Returns to Fort Smith for Third Year

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Over the last three years, Fort Smith has come alive artistically with the Unexpected, a collaboration between 64.6 Downtown and Just Kids, to bring the top names in street art to town. World-famous artists like D*Face, Vhils and Maser have revitalized the forgotten walls of Garrison Avenue with gorgeous works of art that draw inspiration from the region’s f[...]

Read This and Never Have a Boring Weeknight Again!

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Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Finding things to do on the weekend is usually pretty easy. You've probably got a mile-long list of road trips to take and places to visit, not to mention local attractions plus planned events like concerts and shows. But why wait until the weekend to let the good times roll? No ma[...]

Murry's Dinner Playhouse is a Modern Classic

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Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism It's embarrassing to admit that I knew about Murry's Dinner Playhouse for almost 15 years before setting foot inside and settling in for a show. If you haven't been, perhaps it has hovered for years on the edge of your awareness, like it did on mine, as a thing that you could do, b[...]

Nexus Coffee Aims to Fuel Local Art Scene

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Amid the ever-growing coffee culture in downtown Little Rock comes a shop that emphasizes  collaboration and creativity: Nexus Coffee and Creative. Nestled on the corner of Clinton Avenue and Cumberland Street, Nexus offers specialty coffee, loose-leaf teas and craft beer and wine, along with a food menu. The idea for the business started on a napkin last[...]