Visual Arts

The Acansa Arts Festival, taking place Sept. 21-25 in Little Rock and North Little Rock, is now in its third year of uniting local and national talent in a world-class arts event that is both entertaining to spectators and beneficial to Arkansas’s arts community. Working collaboratively with the local arts organizations Ballet Arkansas, the Arkansas …
  Mural festivals are typically in big cities. But for the second year, Fort Smith is host to The Unexpected, a mural festival bringing urban contemporary art to Arkansas. During the event occurring this week, the walls of several downtown historic buildings will be painted with large murals. The buildings are located in between about …
What do London, Zurich, Munich, and now Fort Smith, Arkansas have in common? They are the only four places to offer an immersive art installation by Irish artist Maser. Most known for his graffiti and mural paintings, Maser has created these 3D installations that make you feel like you’ve walked into the painting. In fact, …
Duane Hada is known for painting the rural landscape of which he is a native son. His passion for the Ozarks, for fishing, and for the outdoors are reflected in his art. Because he has lived and breathed the beauty of the Ozarks since he was a child, his paintings of these treasured Arkansas landscapes …
For art lovers, there’s nothing quite like Eureka Springs in May. The entire month is devoted to the arts. This year’s 29th May Festival of the Arts celebrates the visual, performing, and even edible arts, and showcases more than 350 working artists that live in the community. The ArtRageous Parade, beginning at 5 p.m. on …
The Center for Art & Education in Van Buren celebrates its 40th anniversary this year with a retrospective exhibition by Founding Member Ethel Ashley. The exhibit, “A Gathering of Forty Years: Art, Artist and Memories,” runs March 5-26. As part of the anniversary celebration, two events are featured. “The Making of an Art Center” will …