Arts ExtravACANSA in Little Rock

ACANSA3Get your jam on from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 14 at the ACANSA Arts Festival’s Arts ExtravACANSA featuring Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr. and the Zydeco Twisters on the grounds of the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock.

This kick-off event includes silent and live auctions, gourmet delicacies, a special “Southern Exposure” beverage, and the opportunity to learn more about the festival. This inaugural event marks the start of a new and exciting celebration of the arts in central Arkansas.

The ACANSA Arts Festival will take place Sept. 19-27, 2014 in outdoor venues, historical locations, houses of worship and many other locations throughout Little Rock and North Little Rock. This celebration of Southern influence on the arts will feature visual and performing arts performances for the entire family.

ACANSA means “Southern place” and emphasizes the Festival’s mission to foster public appreciation for the arts in the area, to showcase works of the highest caliber by both new and established artists and performers, and to vitalize the culture and economy of the region.

Festival founder and Board President Charlotte Gadberry was inspired by the famous Charleston, South Carolina Spoleto USA festival and envisioned such an event for central Arkansas. After bringing the concept to the mayors of the Little Rock and North Little Rock as well as arts organizations in the area, ACANSA was born. The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Arkansas Arts Center, The Rep, and Argenta Community Theatre are among the prominent arts community members committed to making ACANSA Arts Festival a successful and accessible celebration of the arts in all forms for people of all backgrounds and interests.

For tickets, call ACANSA Arts Festival, 501-663-2287 or email Learn more at


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