Last-Minute Idea: Helena Second Saturday

“Last-Minute Idea” blogs are designed for those who don’t yet have plans for the weekend and are looking for something fun to do!

Kimberly J. Williams
It’s Friday! If you don’t have plans yet, here’s an idea for you!

Make a trip to historic downtown Helena for their Second Saturday event. From 5-8 p.m. every second Saturday through November, downtown Helena offers an opportunity to experience the culture and history of the Arkansas Delta culture.

Many of the businesses along historic Cherry Street participate and offer extended hours on Second Saturdays. You’ll also find artists, musicians and craftspeople located along the street, playing live music or create a masterpiece in front of your eyes. Many of the participating businesses serve refreshments as well.

As of this morning, 20 local artists, five musicians, four local shops and two restaurants are participating in tomorrow night’s event. Second Saturdays are free and open to the public.

The Delta Cultural Center is offering a lecture by artist Sylvester McKissick at 5:30 p.m. at the Miller Hotel annex, located at 223 Cherry Street. McKissick’s work is included in the new exhibit the museum is hosting, entitled “Collaborations: Two Decades of African American Art; Hearne Fine Art 1988 – 2008.” The exhibit includes 57 different artists that have shown their work in the Hearne Fine Art Gallery in Little Rock. The gallery, which opened in 1988, is located in Little Rock and promotes the work of African-American artists. The exhibit will be on display through September.  
You can check out the Helena Second Saturdays Facebook page here for more information.

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