Visual Arts

These three museums in Northwest Arkansas have gift shops that are so nice in their offerings they could stand alone. But, it would be a shame to miss the museum part, so make time to do it all and then take home a piece of the experience. Museum of Native American History Buy jewelry here. …
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 …
A new exhibit at ESSE Purse Museum demonstrates that you don’t have to walk a mile in a woman’s shoes to learn something about her—you only have to look at them. A Walk in Her Shoes, which runs Oct. 11 to Jan. 15 at the museum in downtown Little Rock’s SoMa district, walks visitors through a 100-year exploration …
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 …