Arkansas is home to some of the best small art towns you’ll find anywhere
The cultural and arts scenes in Arkansas are booming. New art galleries, museums, community theatres, concert venues and other popular art destinations seem to be opening almost daily. We’re making it easy for you to find your area of interest, whether it be performing or visual arts.
The opening in November 2011 of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville sent shock-waves throughout the art world. The extraordinary collection, compiled by Walmart heiress Alice Walton, is housed in a piece of art itself that is sure to become one America’s most recognizable art destinations. Designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie, the glass and wood structure highlights man’s art indoors and nature’s art outdoors. Best of all, admission is free.
Several towns across Arkansas, including Little Rock, North Little Rock, Conway, Eureka Springs, Bentonville, Hot Springs and Russellville, offer local gallery walks to showcase their shops and artists from the surrounding communities. Both Eureka Springs and Hot Springs have been selected by various publications as some of the best small art towns in America.
Performing arts in Arkansas range from community theatres and traveling Broadway shows to symphony orchestras and ballet companies. Venues for popular entertainment are flourishing as well, running the gamut from Verizon Arena in North Little Rock (which can seat 18,000 people) to small halls in the best small art towns in Arkansas, such as the Lily Peter Auditorium in historic Helena-West Helena. Opera is even offered in Eureka Springs.
Stunning work by outdoor artists complement our beautiful natural scenery. Sculpture gardens are found in Fayetteville, Little Rock, Bentonville and Conway, among others.
North Little Rock
705 Main Street • North Little Rock, AR 72114 Phone: 501-374-2848
4178 E. McCain Blvd. • North Little Rock, AR 72117 Phone: 501-352-1366
3715 JFK Blvd. • North Little Rock, AR 72116-8259 Phone: 501-753-5227
24621 Hwy 365 North • North Little Rock, AR 72113 Phone: 501-851-4608
401 Main Street, Suite 100 • North Little Rock, AR 72114 Phone: 501-379-9512
5953 Burlington Loop • Omaha, AR 72662-9756 Phone: 417-335-4789
100 N. Rocking Chair Rd • Paragould, AR 72450 Phone: 870-215-0800
1 Convention Center Plaza; Pine Bluff Convention Center • Pine Bluff, AR 71601 Phone: 870-536-7600
701 Main Street • Pine Bluff, AR 71601-4903 Phone: 870-536-3375
1200 North University • Pine Bluff, AR 71601 Phone: 870-575-8236
2900 Ridgway Road • Pine Bluff, AR 71603 Phone: 870-543-9792
4562 Hwy 88 West • Pine Ridge, AR 71966 Phone: 870-326-4442
1401 Hwy 304 East • Pocahontas, AR 72455 Phone: 870-892-0030
301 East Twin Springs • Siloam Springs, AR 72761 Phone: 479-524-4000
214 South Main Street • Springdale, AR 72765 Phone: 479-751-5441
HC 67 Box 63 • Waldron, AR 72958 Phone: 479-637-3717
Historic Washington State Park • Washington, AR 71862-0098 Phone: 870-983-2898