Central Arkansas

The word “concert” doesn’t quite convey what Susie Cowan, executive director of Legends of Arkansas, and her team have planned for this coming Saturday, May 14. Think of Legends in Argenta—an offshoot of the Legends of Arkansas festival coming up on its fourth year in September—as an appetizer for that larger fall event. It’s full of …
There’s a reason the words “arts and sciences” appear together so often and that the phrase has such a nice ring to it—art and science are compatible disciplines because they’re more alike than they are different. Both employ exploration and creativity as a means to answering life’s big questions. This summer, kids can explore that …
Each year, the Department of Arkansas Heritage encourages us to spend the month of May exploring, learning about, and appreciating Arkansas’s unique cultural heritage. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Arkansas Arts: Celebrating Our Creative Culture,” and entities across the state have created special events and programs to honor it. Here is a sampling to …
The works of art awaiting installation at the Arkansas Arts Center have never hung inside a gallery or museum before. That’s because they’re neither part of the AAC’s permanent collection nor a touring exhibit from another museum. In fact, their creators aren’t well known as artists at all—except perhaps to their families and friends. These are …
Looking for a last-minute Mother’s Day gift? Central Arkansas’s state parks have got you covered! A gift from the heart is doubly meaningful when it’s also from the hands, and with two workshops on Saturday, May 7th, you can create a very special gift for your very special mom. Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but in the South, …
Around here, we like to think every day is a great day for kids to visit parks. And the National Park Trust agrees—so much so that they’ve designated a special day to encourage children to visit national, state and municipal parks across the country. National Kids to Parks Day will be held this year on …
“You have to shake things up a bit,” says Patsy Price while considering whether or not she will try the armadillo eggs on offer at the 12th annual Fourche River Days festival, taking place this weekend on the square in downtown Perryville. Price, a former board member of the Perry County Area Chamber of Commerce and …