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  • "Pushing the Limits"

    March 2 - 31, 2015
    201 W. Fourth Street, Argenta District, North Little Rock
    10:00 AM - 1:00PM Monday -Friday

    First Presbyterian Church, 201 W. Fourth Street, Fellowship Hall Argenta Arts district “Pushing the Limits” Three eclectic artists, Amy Edgington, Michael Church and Laura Fanning stretch the limits of art March 2, through March 31. Visit daily 10:00-1:00. Come to the Open House event in Fellowship Hall from 5:00 – 7:30 on March 20. This event is in conjunction with Argenta Artwalk. Refreshments served.

  • Basic Training--Simply Searing

    March 31
    1 Rockefeller Drive, Morrilton

    Without the building blocks of good instruction, cooking can seem like a daunting task. If you're unsure of boiling water, or if you know your way around a kitchen but want to make sure you've got all the basics covered, these classes will give you the confidence to step into your kitchen with whisks held high. Executive Chef Robert Hall leads these demonstration-only classes that cover a variety of topics. Class participants will receive recipe cards.

  • Salsa Night

    600 Museum Way, Bentonville

    Come out and enjoy the Great Hall’s spectacular dance floor with a night of Salsa dancing to Latin beats by DJ Midnite. Special thanks to the Hispanic Latino Associate Resource Group. Free, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.

  • Street Performers Meet and Greet

    600 Museum Way, Bentonville

    Get a behind-the-scenes look at the life and work of street performers from the International Street Faire put on by Downtown Bentonville Inc. at this free, drop-in program. Enjoy a live performance, and stick around afterwards to meet the artists, learn how they go about their craft, and get insider tips on performing. Free, no registration required.

  • TEN >> Meet Filmmaker Bradley Beesley

    600 Museum Way, Bentonville

    Calling all teens interested in films and filmmaking! Meet Austin-based filmmaker Bradley Beesley, whose work includes an intimate documentary of the band The Flaming Lips. Hear behind-the-scenes stories from the indie film community and the world of alternative rock! Free, no registration required.

  • Discover the Grounds >> Woodland Wildflowers for the Home Garden

    600 Museum Way, Bentonville

    Learn how to integrate woodland wildflowers in your garden with this lecture and tour with Crystal Bridges Horticulturalist Cody George. Sponsored by The Coleman Company. Free with online registration, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.

  • Keynote Lecture >> Neil Shubin on Humans and Creatures

    600 Museum Way, Bentonville

    Shubin is the popular science author of two books: The Universe Within: The Deep History of the Human Body (2013) and the best-selling Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body (2008).Shubin earned his PhD in organismic and evolutionary biology at Harvard and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2011.$10, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479-657-2335.

  • Teen Night

    600 Museum Way, Bentonville

    Save the date for an amazing evening planned just for area high school students, organized by the Museum’s Teen Council. We’ll have live music, dancing, great art, and lots of surprises as we celebrate the exhibition Van Gogh to Rothko. Watch the Museum’s website for specific information as the date approaches. Free, no registration required.

  • El Dia de los Ninos

    600 Museum Way, Bentonville

    Dia Del Nino – Children’s Day – is recognized worldwide. Join us to celebrate the creativity and cultures of children in our community through music, dance, art, and fun for all ages! Plus: complimentary admission to the current exhibition: Van Gogh to Rothko: Masterworks from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Free, no registration required. Sponsored by Rockline Industries.

  • Film and Discussion with Filmmakers >> Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden

    600 Museum Way, Bentonville

    To bring this extraordinary story to life, filmmakers Goldfine and Geller nimbly interweave newly unearthed home movies of these original settlers; testimonies of modern day islanders; stunning HD footage of native flora and fauna; and powerful voice performances by Cate Blanchett, Diane Kruger, Connie Nielsen, Sebastian Koch, Thomas Kretschmann, Gustaf Skarsgård, and Josh Radnor. Macabre yet inspiring, The Galapagos Affair is a gripping parable of Robinson Crusoe adventure and utopian dreams.

  • Art Night Out >> These Times are Changing

    600 Museum Way, Bentonville

    Art Night Out: These Times are Changing relives the explosive 1960s art movements which played a major role in defining the era. Explore the Van Gogh to Rothko exhibition and enjoy a vintage liquid light show with a Grateful Dead Music Experience by The Schwag. Check out Beat poetry in the galleries, Rothko meditations, and a remake of performance art inspired by the influential 1960s Fluxus group which included artists such as Nam June Paik, Yoko Ono, and composer John Cage.

  • Art Talk >> Meditation on Rothko

    600 Museum Way, Bentonville

    Join us in an in-depth discussion of Abstract Expressionist Mark Rothko. We will talk about Rothko’s life and work, discuss the experience of looking at his mesmerizing color field paintings, and touch on the artist’s final works, which are found in the Mark Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas. Finally, meditation Instructor Erica Rockwell will guide us through a meditation experience with Rothko's painting Orange and Yellow, on view in the Van Gogh to Rothko exhibition.

  • International Showcase

    600 Museum Way, Bentonville
    2:00 pm

    Come hang out at the Museum for a Sunday afternoon of cultural exchange. Get to know our global community living in Northwest Arkansas and try a bilingual Art Talk or listen to international musicians in the galleries. Kicking off our International Showcase at 3 p.m. is a celebratory performance by three bands, featuring the University of Arkansas’s Global Music Fusion ensemble, Northwest Arkansas Community College’s Hmong Cultural Group, and John Brown University’s El Salvador Latin Mix.

  • Arts & The Park

    May 1 - May 10, 2015
    Various locations, Hot Springs, AR, Hot Springs

    Arts & The Park is a 10 day celebration of the arts in historic Hot Springs. Most events are free, some are ticketed. Visit our calendar for event details.

  • Argenta Arts Festival

    May 2, 2015
    406 Main Street, NLR, AR, North Little Rock
    Organization: Argenta Arts Foundation

    Argenta Arts Festival/NLR Maker Faire - Where Art Meets Science (North Little Rock, AR., March 2, 2015) - The 2015 Argenta Arts Festival will bring over 30 artists from across the state to 406 Main Street, downtown North Little Rock’s Argenta Arts District, May 2, 2015, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. In its fourth year the Argenta Arts Festival, formerly Thea Arts Festival, will feature artists whose works include basketry, ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, print making, metal, wood, leather and sculpt

  • Art Springs in Hot Springs

    Sunday May 3
    626 Central Ave,, Hot Springs National Park

    This event will be held at the Historical Farmers Market, 121 Orange Street, Hot Springs, Ar.Artisans will display original art, jewelry, stained glass, pottery cards, soap, lotions and fashion. Local musicians will provide music.

  • Albert Handell workshop

    May 4 to May 8, 2015
    267 osprey dr. On lake hamilton, Hot Springs National Park

    Join me and master artist, Albert Handell for a 5 day indoor/ outdoor oil and pastel workshop. The workshop will be held on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs. You may work in either medium and both will be demoed the only living artist who is a member of the hall of fame in both oil painters of America and pastel painters of America, this is an unforgettable experience. Contact Lori Lewis at loritlew@yahoo.com or 5016905674.

  • Conference on Normal Tissue Radiation Effects and Countermeasures (CONTREC)

    May 6-9
    1 Rockefeller Drive, Morrilton

    CONTREC, a Winthrop Rockefeller Conference, will address three topics in the field of radiation injury: side effects of radiation during and after cancer therapy; radiological and nuclear emergencies; and exposure to radiation in space. CONTREC will bring together top national and international researchers to share their work, while also showcasing the groundbreaking work at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ Division of Radiation Health.

  • 2015 Bentonville Art Walk

    Saturday June 13 and Sunday June 14
    E Central Ave and S Main St, Bentonville
    11AM to 6PM

    Bentonville Art Market: June 13, 11-6 pm and June 14, 11 – 6 pm 2015 If you are an artist interested in participating in this event please visit Zapplication to apply: https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=3529

  • Social Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

    July 17-19, 2015
    1 Rockefeller Drive, Morrilton

    The Social Entrepreneurship Boot Camp, presented in partnership with the Clinton School of Public Service, the University of Arkansas Office of Entrepreneurship and the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, will be held July 17-19, 2015, at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain and will provide training for new and aspiring social entrepreneurs, focusing on such topics as business skills, legal issues, scalability, measuring impact, ethics and benefit corporations.

Funding for the Arkansas Arts Council and its programs is provided by the State of Arkansas and The National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.