The Little Rock art scene

The Little Rock Mural Tour.
The Little Rock Mural Tour.

Little Rock has many boxes ticked for urban travel including a strong art scene.

Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts

The Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts is a cornerstone for the arts in Little Rock. The museum recently reopened following a large-scale redesign and expansion to the museum building and grounds. Admission to this museum, which is located at 501 East Ninth Street, is free. You can learn more about the museum here and here. There are also audio tours you can listen to that explain more about the museum’s art, architecture and grounds.


Many murals can be found in Little Rock that help bring a colorful flare to the city landscape. If you are interested in seeing them, there are self guided tours that have been created to help locate them. Details on the Little Rock Mural Tour can be found here. North Little Rock also has a strong art scene filled with creative murals and public art to enjoy. Here is a peek at some of the art you can find in the Argenta Arts District. 

Sculpture gardens

Speaking of public art, there are plenty of sculptures to see around Little Rock and interactive maps have been created to help find them too. A highlight is Riverfront Park and the Vogel Schwartz Sculpture Garden. To learn more about these sculptures, check out the Little Rock Sculpture Tour.

Sculptures in Little Rock

Live theater

Robinson Center is a landmark for the city and hosts many artistic outlets including the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Ballet Arkansas shows and nationally touring Broadway productions. Speaking of live theater, you can also catch a show at various venue around the city including The Rep, the Ron Robinson Theater, the Weekend Theater, The Studio Theatre and in North Little Rock the Argenta Community Theater.

Robinson Center in Little Rock.

Wildwood Park for the Arts 

This location fuses art and nature and has a park, gardens and a theatre.

On the lookout for a spot to unwind post urban explorations? Check out the local restaurant and brewery scene for an option that fits your needs.