First Ever Thea Arts Festival Debuts in Argenta


 
 
The first ever Thea Arts Festival is this
weekend ( April 28) from 10-6 on Main Street in the Argenta Arts District of
North Little Rock. The free festival celebrates the arts and money raised
through sponsorship of the festival helps support the arts in schools across
Arkansas.
 
Around 30 artists from Arkansas (including Jane Hankins, V.L. Cox, Fletcher Larkin, and Jennifer Wilson) will be on hand to display their work during the event. Dance performances from Ballet Arkansas, live painting and sculpture demos, hands on arts activities, food, and live music ( including performances by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra String Quartet, Michael Eubanks,  and more musicians throughout the day) are also scheduled for the day. 

 

If you are planning to go, a quick heads up that Main Street will be blocked to traffic from Broadway to Sixth Street, but the trolley will still be running. Local businesses will also be open.

The event is part of the THEA Foundation,  a nonprofit, public foundation founded in 2001 by the parents of Thea Kay Leopoulos, Linda and Paul David Leopoulos. The goal of the foundation is to carry Thea’s legacy forward through advocating the importance of the arts in the development of youth and to encourage individual participation in art. For more details on the festival and the foundation, check out theafoundation.org/

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