Digital Dialogues Family Festival at Ark. Arts Center this Saturday

This Saturday the Arkansas Arts Center will host an event to provide fun for the whole family at the Digital Dialogues Family Festival from 1pm to 4pm at the Arts Center on April 21.

Technology has always been an important part of the art world. This event will give families the chance to explore technology and art through activities involving cameras, flip book animation, illustrations, digital jewelry and shadow play.

Comic book artist, storyteller and illustrator Mitch Breitweiser will demonstrate how he digitally creates Captain America comics.  Since 2005, he has worked on dozens of Marvel comic books including Captain America, Iron Man, The Hulk, the Fantastic Four and more. He will also be available for autographs.

To make things even more fun, Dippin’ Dots ice cream and lemonade will be served.

The exhibition The New Materiality: Digital Dialogues at the Boundaries of Contemporary Craft will also be on view. Organized by the Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Mass., and curated by Fo Wilson, this exhibition explores the growing use of digital technologies as a means of expression in craft and art in the United States.

Tickets for the Family Festival are $5 per person or $20 per family. Arkansas Arts Center members attend for free. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

The Digital Dialogues Family Festival is sponsored by Arkansas Business Publishing Group and Dippin’ Dots, Inc. For more information, call 501-372-4000 or visit