Crafts, Antiques, and Flea Markets

If you’re looking for arts and crafts fairs and downtown gallery walks, Arkansas is the right destination for you. Arts centers and galleries display visual artworks of both the masters and up-and-coming Southern artists in communities across the state. From the Arkansas Arts Center in the Capitol City of Little Rock to the many free art galleries in the artist communities of Hot Springs and Eureka Springs, Arkansas offers an amazing outpouring of creative genius.

Heads up to a few fun things happening in Central Arkansas this week! Movie buffs are in for a treat, as two local theaters are screening American classics. On Tuesday, January 10, Riverdale VIP Cinema presents the 1979 comedy The Jerk, which was co-written by Steve Martin and provided his first starring role in a feature film. Showtime …
What’s better than an afternoon browsing your favorite boutiques for unique holiday gifts? Supporting small businesses while earning the chance to win prizes while you’re at it! Local businesses in Little Rock’s Southside Main Street district and up the road near the Main Street Creative Corridor have collaborated to create a small-business scavenger hunt for …
September in the Arkansas Delta promises to be a month full of music and fun for the entire family! It’s the 5th annual Legendary Blues Festival in Helena-West Helena on Sept. 3. Enjoy the sounds of blues music along the banks of the Mighty Mississippi. Other activities include a motorcycle rally, the Big Dog BBQ …
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 …
Looking for an interesting shopping excursion? Amity Trade Days is an outdoor market that sits on 54-acres at the old lumber mill in Amity. The market is open for four days each month, always the Thursday -Sunday before the second Monday of each month. The next upcoming date is February 4-7. “Our vendors sell just …
If you haven’t started your holiday shopping (like me!), it’s not too late! And don’t feel pressured to rush to a big box store – there are tons of locally owned businesses within central Arkansas that can fulfill your every gifting need, and with that wonderful Southern hospitality to boot! I’ve compiled a list that’s …
A Ouachita Art Celebration is happening in the downtown arts district of Mena on November 7. The festival has been created to celebrate the arts and will have local artists and artisans on site demonstrating their craft in categories such as fine arts, performing arts, and culinary arts. Mena Street, the location of the festival, …
Showcasing locally handmade goods, curated vintage items, food trucks, and live music, the Homegrown Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3 in downtown Siloam Springs. Vendors will offer an array of original, one-of-a-kind, and limited-run items including illustration, printmaking, music, jewelry and accessories, handmade goods, salvaged and repurposed …