Arkansas Ouachitas

Young creatives, take note! Submissions for the Arkansas Arts Center‘s 56th Young Arkansas Artists exhibition will open Dec. 1, which means you’ve got one month to gather your best works—or create some new ones. The juried show is open to all Arkansas students in grades K-12, including those currently being homeschooled. There are no restrictions …
Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs is welcoming the season with their Celebrate Fall event October 22. On this day from 9 a.m. to noon there will be a range of themed activities for families to take part in while enjoying the Gardens fall displays. According to a news release sent by Sherre Freeman at …
A new avenue to learn about all the activities and events available at Hot Springs Village has recently opened in Hot Springs. The Hot Springs Village Discovery Center is located in the historic Wade Building at 231 Central Avenue and is next to the Arlington Hotel, which is the largest hotel in Arkansas. Hot Springs …
Eagle Watch Tours are happening this month at Lake Ouachita State Park in Mountain Pine. Tours are taking place on both November 1 and November 11 from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. There is habitat for wintering bald eagles at the park and each year via lake cruises, juvenile and mature birds can be seen …
Hiking is an awe inspiring route to experience the beauty of Arkansas. The state’s climate allows the pastime year round, and the fall season shines a spotlight on the colorful scenery. “Fall hiking is great and with so many different types of trees here, they don’t all turn color at the same time,” said Tim …
A Fly Fishing 101 Workshop is set to take place at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs on October 8. The class is being taught by guides from Ouachita Outdoor Outfitters. While here, participants will be taught skills such as fly selection and will learn and practice casting in surrounding Lake Hamilton. The workshop, which …
Illusionist Maxwell Blade has been performing in Hot Springs for around two decades at Maxwell Blade’s Theatre of Magic, the theater he owns at 121 Central Avenue. An extension next door to the theater has recently opened called Maxwell Blade’s Museum of Oddities and Curiosities, where one can see Blade’s collection of over 300 unusual …