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  • Rocktown Slam

    2nd Saturday of every month
    501 E 9th Street, Little Rock
    7:15 p.m.
    Organization: Arkansas Arts Center

    Rocktown Slam has a brief open mic that starts at 7:30 p.m. Anyone is welcome to perform -- poets, singers, songwriters, comedians, dancers, and more. After the open mic, we have our slam, in which poets compete with their original work and are judged by five random members of the audience. Cover is only $5. Competing poets pay $10 for a chance to win cash prizes. Contact Rocktown Slam via Facebook or e-mail us at rocktownslam@gmail.com

  • Artist Showcase

    April 1-30
    333 E 9th Street, Texarkana
    All Day

    Susan Poole-Gibson of Mena Arts Gallery Mena Arkansas will be our featured artist with some of her works on display here at Artisans Gallery and Gifts of Texarkana during the month of April.

  • The Improvised Shakespeare Company

    April 23, 2014
    495 W. Dickson, Fayetteville
    7:30 PM
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    Based on audience suggestion, the Company creates a fully improvised play in Elizabethan style. Each of the players has brushed up on his “thee’s” and “thou’s” to bring you an evening of off-the-cuff comedy using the language and themes of William Shakespeare.

  • Arkansas Chamber Singers Event: Spring Garden Party at the Governor's Mansion

    April 24, 2014
    Arkansas Governor's Mansion 1800 Center Street, Little Rock
    6:30 PM

    Come and stroll the magnificent Mansion Parterre Garden while being serenaded by the Soma String Quartet with Darby BeDell, Stephen Feldman, Joe Joyner and Geoff Robson. View the long, white-columned pergolas covered with wisteria vines and New Dawn roses of springtime color as you dine on a sumptuous buffet and cocktails. Go to www.ar-chambersingers.org or call 501-377-1121 for more details on this Arkansas Chamber Singers Benefit.

  • Ramsey Lewis & John Pizzarelli: Straighten Up & Fly Right - The Nat King Cole Tribute

    April 25, 2014
    495 W. Dickson, Fayetteville
    8:00 pm
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    Nat King Cole broke the pop barrier with his smoky, smooth vocals, stringing along a huge number of solid hits right after his first “Straighten Up And Fly Right” soared up the charts in 1943. As a singer, he was called “the best friend a song ever had,” but he was essentially a jazz performer at heart. Even those later tracks crafted for the pop charts belie a piano technique, vocal phrasings, and on-the-mark orchestration that are indebted to his early roots in jazz.

  • Stephanie Birdsall Still Life Workshop

    April 28-May 1, 2014
    16722 Stagecoach Road, Gravette
    9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

    Edgmon Art presents Stephanie Birdsall Still Life Workshop with your choice of Oil or Pastel. Demo only on April 28th from 3-5:30 p.m. cost is $30.00. Workshop is April 29-May 1 from 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. cost is $400.00 (demo included). For more information on the Workshop please visit www.edgmonart.com/stephanie-birdsall/ or call 479-787-5098. For travel and accommodations please email susan@susanedgmon.com or call 479-787-5098 and ask for Susan Edgmon.

  • CARMINA BURANA

    April 29 and 30th, 2014
    Maumelle High School, Maumelle
    8:00pm

    Carmina Burana will be a staged extravaganza of 200 voices, orchestra, and dance. This will be presented by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, in conjunction with the Arkansas Festival Ballet, members of the Arkansas Symphony, and Second Presbyterian Church Choir, J.A.Fair Magnet High School, Little Rock Central High, Maumelle High School, Mount Saint Mary's Academy, and Parkview Arts and Science Magnet School.

  • Basic Training - Pastry Baking Basics

    April 30, 2014
    1 Rockefeller Drive, Morrilton
    10 a.m. to noon

    Baking is an art unto itself. On the heels of our cooking class, Basic Training: Baking contains more demonstration-only classes that will help participants tackle cakes, cookies, pies, breads and much more. Basic Training: Baking will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. Pricing is $15 per class, or buy a package of all 10 classes for $120. Advance registration is required.

  • Translating Earth, Transforming Sea: Visual Arts Exhibit

    May 1 - June 21, 2014
    Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville

    Features national artists Shawn Bitters, Joan Hall and Laura Moriarty. Curated by Andrea Packard, this exhibit features sculptures that are inspired by geological or oceanic change. May 1 – June 21 with opening reception and curator talk on May 1, 5-7pm in Joy Pratt Markham Gallery, Walton Arts Center. Free and open to the public.

  • Rhythm Safari

    May 2, 2014
    495 W. Dickson, Fayetteville
    7:00 PM
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    From Africa, through Asia, to Brazil and back, your journey around the globe will begin as you walk into the theater to discover a drum or “groove tube” on your seat. A visual and sensory celebration, this performance features an expert ensemble of percussionists, musicians and singers playing original, contemporary and world music.

  • Downtown Gallery

    Grand Opening May 10, 2014
    216 East Broad, Texarkana
    10:00 am-5:00 pm

    Grand opening of a new fine arts gallery in downtown Texarkana,Arkansas called "Downtown Gallery." The gallery will represent both local and international award winning artists. For the grand opening artists will be demonstrating all day. Reception will be 2:00-5:00 pm. It is free and a drawing for a framed piece of art will be given away. Contact info: Georgia Hubnik 903-826-3219.

  • Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) Masterworks III Concert

    May 10, 2014
    495 W. Dickson, Fayetteville
    7:30 p.m.

    After eight sold-out concerts in a row, the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) concludes its 2013-14 Season on Sat., May 10 at Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville. Under the baton of acclaimed Music Director Paul Haas, the region’s finest classical musicians will perform works including Fowler’s “Tapu’at”, Mozart's “Haffner” Symphony, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 1. Ticket holders are also invited to a Creative Conversation with Maestro Paul Haas in Starr Theatre, 45 minutes prior to the concert.

  • Glass Bead Making Intermediate to Advanced with Beau Anderson Arkansas Craft School Mnt Vw

    May 12-15th
    Main Street Downtown off square, Mountain View
    Organization: Arkansas Craft School

    International Glass artist and Beadmaker Arkansas resident Beau Anderson will lead this 4 day intensive on the many techniques involved in complex designs using flame and soft glass.The State of the Art Glass Beadmaking studio is currently the best in all of Arkansas, The budding Craft School is only 4 years old offering scholarships if needed to students who fill out a form found on the website

  • Trey McIntyre Project (TMP): SpUrban Spheres

    May 13, 2014
    Wilson Park, Fayetteville
    6:30-7:30pm

    Spontaneous group movement on May 13, 6:30-7:30pm at Wilson Park, Fayetteville. Free and open to the public.

  • Trey McIntyre Project

    May 16, 2014
    Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville

    Contemporary dance performance as part of the 10x10 Arts Series. May 16, 8pm in Baum Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center. A pre-show Creative Conversation at 7pm and post-show After Party on the plaza will be included. Tickets are $10-25.

  • 2014 Artosphere Celebration

    May 16, 2014
    Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville
    5:30 pm

    This is an opportunity for the community to get to know the Artosphere artists, hear about festival highlights and enjoy live music, specialty food and beverages. Patrons can also receive free mulch from Patrick Dougherty’s stick installations and attend the opening of the Synesthesia exhibit. May 16, 5:30pm at Walton Arts Center. Free and open to the public. The Celebration will be followed by the Trey McIntyre Project Creative Conversation at 7pm, performance at 8pm and After Party post-show.

  • Synesthesia

    May 16, 2014
    Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville

    Scent and audio installation by artist and natural perfumer, Jill McKeever. May 16-June 7. Opening reception and installation talk on May 16, 6:30pm in McBride Studio, Walton Arts Center. Free and open to the public.

  • Snow White, a storybook ballet

    May 16-18, 2014
    9th & Commerce, Little Rock
    2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
    Organization: Arkansas Festival Ballet

    Arkansas Festival Ballet presents Snow White, a storybook ballet. May 16-18, 2014 Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre May 16, 7:30 pm May 17, 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm May 18, 2:00 pm Tickets: Advance Purchase: $20 adults/$15 children and students; Purchase at the Door: $25 adults/$20 children and students Order tickets online at www.arkansasdance.org 501-227-5320 info@arkansasdance.org

  • Trey McIntyre Project

    May 16, 2014
    495 W. Dickson, Fayetteville
    8:00 PM
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    Trey McIntyre Project (TMP) returns to Walton Arts Center for a night of repertory, fun, and surprises. TMP’s innovative and notably American brand of dance was called “amazingly fresh” by The New York Times. The evening will include a new ballet choreographed by Artistic Director Trey McIntyre, set to chamber music and premiering in Spring 2014.

  • Synesthesia Workshop

    May 17, 2014
    Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville
    10am-12pm

    Artist Jill McKeever will guide participants through an exploration of sounds and smells May 17, 10am-12pm at McBride Studio, Walton Arts Center. Tickets are $10.

  • Compagnia TPO’s Bleu

    May 24, 2014
    Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville
    9:30am, 11am, and 2pm

    Interactive children’s theater that takes audiences on a journey into the deep blue abyss. May 24, 9:30am, 11am and 2pm in Starr Theater, Walton Arts Center. Tickets are $6.

  • Time for Three with the Artosphere Festival Orchestra

    May 30, 2014
    495 W. Dickson, Fayetteville
    8:00 PM
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    The Artosphere Festival Orchestra, under the direction of Corrado Rovaris, will welcome Time for Three back to Walton Arts Center. The high-energy string trio known for their assortment of bluegrass, jazz, folk and hybrid styles will perform the Arkansas premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s Concerto 4-3, a work composed especially for Time for Three.

  • Trail Mix Concert Tour

    June 1, 2014
    Crystal Bridges Trail, Bentonville and Frisco Trail, Fayetteville, Fayetteville

    Features music by Artosphere Festival Orchestra ensembles, Street Drum Corps, Candy Lee & the Sweets, Martha Redbone Trio, Carter Sampson, Smokey & The Mirror and Cry You One. June 1, 1-3pm on the Crystal Bridges Trail, Bentonville and 5-7pm on the Frisco Trail, Fayetteville. Free and open to the public.

  • Art of Wine

    June 12-14
    Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville

    Join us for the 14th Annual Art of Wine festival, featuring three days of evening events for wine novices and connoisseurs alike. Gather with your friends. Taste wines you've never tasted. Discover your new favorite vintage. And, sample cuisine from the area's finest restaurants. All proceeds support Walton Arts Center's programs.

  • Darius Rucker, special guest Pat Green, and A Thousand Horses

    June 20, 2014
    Arkansas Music Pavillion, Fayetteville
    7:00pm

    Rucker first attained multi-platinum status as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of Hootie & the Blowfish, but re-introduced himself to the world as a country artist several years ago. In 2008, he released the album Leave to Live; the album’s first single, “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It” made him the first African American with a Number One country song since Charley Pride in 1983. In addition to Rucker, Grammy Award-nominated Pat Green will perform.

  • Ron White

    June 20-21, 2014
    495 W. Dickson, Fayetteville
    7 p.m.; 7 & 9:30 p.m.
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White first rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon, but now as a chart-topping Grammy-nominated comedian and a feature film actor, has established himself as a star in his own right. His much anticipated return to Walton Arts Center is sure to be a best-seller – book early for the best seats before they’re gone!

  • Desmond O'Hagan Workshop

    June 22-25, 2014
    16722 Stagecoach Road, Gravette
    9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

    Edgmon Art presents Desmond O'Hagan Pastel Workshop. Demo only is June 22nd from 3-5:30 p.m. cost is $30.00. Workshop is June 23-25 from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. cost is $520.00 (demo included). For more information on the workshop please visit www.edgmonart.com/desmond-ohagan/ or call 479-787-5098. For travel and accommodations please email susan@susanedgmon.com or call 479-787-5098 and ask for Susan Edgmon.

  • 2014 Henderson State University Summer Intensive Workshop

    June 23-27
    1100 Henderson St., Arkadelphia
    1 week

    The Henderson State University Summer Intensive Studio Workshop is a week long, studio intensive professional development opportunity for teachers in the state of Arkansas. Participants engage in a variety of studio art workshops for 30 hours culminating in an exhibit in the Russell Fine Arts gallery. The workshop offers 30 hours of professional development approved by the Department of Education. Participants select from 12 different workshops during the week of June 23-June 27.

  • Willie Nelson & Family, Alison Krauss & Union Station feat. Jerry Douglas, and Jason Isbell

    July 7, 2014
    Arkansas Music Pavillion, Fayetteville
    7:00pm

    Willie Nelson is an iconic singer-songwriter with an unparalleled six-decade-long career. Nelson rose to prominence at the end of the '60s, spearheading the "outlaw country" subgenre. In addition, bluegrass and country singer/songwriter Alison Krauss and her band, Union Station, will perform. Krauss boasts a career that spans 25 years (although she’s only 39 years old), as well as 26 Grammy Awards, making her the most honored solo female artist in the history of the ceremony.

  • Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers feat. Edie Brickell

    August 3, 2014
    Arkansas Music Pavillion, Fayetteville
    7:00pm

    Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell recently announced upcoming spring and summer tour dates. The Grammy Award®-winning collaborators will bring their celebrated live show to major cities across the nation.

  • Jake Owen

    September 11, 2014
    Arkansas Music Pavillion, Fayetteville
    7:00pm

    For chart-topping vocalist Jake Owen, 2013 was filled with golden times; earning his fourth consecutive #1 with “Anywhere With You,” drawing a crowd of over 20,000 for a Nashville summer block party, releasing his new album Days of Gold, crossing over one million Twitter followers and touring with Jason Aldean. Since releasing the chart-topping album, Barefoot Blue Jean Night, Jake Owen has emerged as one of country music’s leading vocalists. The gold-certified RCA Nashville project delivered fo

  • Dunbar Festival

    Annually 2nd Saturday In September
    1600 South Chester St, Little Rock
    11:00 am

    Dunbar Fest is a multi-disciplinary arts festival located in at "Dunbar Park" in the Dunbar Historic District. The festival is a free family friendly public event featuring live performances, workshops, artist market place, merchandise vendors games and other activities. For more information visit www.dunbarfest.org, or send email to info@dunbarfest.org. Artist should refer to visit participation page proposals guidelines and deadlines.

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.