What's New for 2020 in Central Arkansas
Little Italy Arkansas Heritage Museum
This museum highlights the rich history of Central Arkansas’s only Italian community. Nearly a century ago, in the midst of federal Prohibition, Little Italy’s immigrant wine-producers supplied the region’s consumers with clean, reliable alcohol. The community quickly gained notoriety, becoming a favorite destination of the state’s political figures. The museum’s exhibits weave a historical narrative, which follow the fifteen founding families who established four wineries and transplanted their faith, traditions and culture to what was then the Arkansas wilderness.
CONTACT: 33615 Highway 300 in Roland; (501) 539-7227; littleitalymuseum.org
Arkansas Arts Center Expansion
A renovation and expansion of the Arkansas Arts Center’s permanent location in MacArthur Park in Little Rock is taking place and is expected to be completed by 2022. In the meantime, the art center is being temporarily housed at 2510 Cantrell Road in the Riverdale Shopping Center.
Rusty Tractor Vineyards
Central Arkansas winery with tasting room. Venue for private events on site.
Barks and Rec
Dog park located between the tennis courts and softball fields in Burns Park in North Little Rock.
River Market Entertainment District
Space in the River Market area of Little Rock in which those aged 21 and older can carry alcoholic beverages in approved cups throughout all public spaces and participating commercial properties. Spans the 300-600 blocks of President Clinton Avenue, the 100 block of Ottenheimer and St. Vincent Plaza and the entirety of Ottenheimer Market Hall and the River Market pavilions.
Community space located in the Argenta Arts District of North Little Rock.