The Arts & Science Center in Pine Bluff hosts Tinkerfest meets Theaterfest on Aug. 1-2. The event is a two-day festival that brings together makers, artisans, and tinkerers to share skills and ideas and inspire creative engineering. Through hands-on projects and engaging conversations, visitors learn tools and techniques necessary to pursue their own creations. Stations invite visitors to discover “making” using familiar objects in unfamiliar, innovative ways. From building mini robots and soldering circuits to crafting top-hat fascinators and light-up jewelry, Tinkerfest meets Theaterfest will spark everyone’s imagination. This event is free thanks to the Arkansas Discovery Network which is funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation and local sponsor Central Maloney.
While you’re there, check out the Center’s current temporary art exhibitions, I Come From Women Who Could Fly: New Work From Delita Martin, A Deep Sense of Place: The Arkansas Delta, and Pine Bluff High School’s Capturing Community. The current science exhibition is the ongoing Tinkering Studio.
The Arts & Science Center is located at 701 S. Main St. in Pine Bluff and is open Tuesday–Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 1–4 p.m. Gallery admission is free. Support for The Center is provided in part by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment for the Arts. For additional information call 870-536-3375 or visit www.asc701.org.