An unexpected home for arts and culture

Arkansas is a thriving community for arts, music, and culture. We are home to artists and art scenes across the state – with musicians, painters, sculptors, chefs, and performers. Our entertainment scene is every bit as creative without the big city cost. 

Art centers, museums and galleries in Eureka Springs and throughout the state display works of both the masters and up-and-coming artists. Located in the scenic Ozark Mountains, Mountain View is the "Folk Music Capital of the World," where visitors can enjoy authentic southern music traditions. If you’re looking to share a night with friends, the River Market District in Little Rock and Dickson Street in Fayetteville are prime nightlife spots to take in trendy restaurants and catch a band or two – enjoy live music across all genres – from acoustic to electric, hard rock to jazz, country and the blues.

Performances by Broadway touring companies frequently visit our cities, and The Natural State is host to several successful independent film festivals, including the world-class Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. For classical music buffs, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra performs year-round, and if the blues are your thing, historic Helena in the Arkansas Delta serves as the backdrop for the King Biscuit Blues Festival.