Meet them at the Old State House Museum during #2ndFridayLR on Friday, Nov. 8., for a free showing of “Meet Me in St. Louis.”
This Judy Garland classic tells about the heartbreaks and triumphs of the Smith family in St. Louis as they eagerly prepare for the 1904 World’s Fair.
During the #2ndFridayLR event is a great chance to explore the new fair-themed exhibit, “80 Blue Ribbon Years: Cotton to Cattle” and their returning exhibit, “Our Fair Ladies.”
Free Admission! Snacks and alcoholic beverages are also free.
The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will be participating in 2nd Friday Art Night!
They are setting up shop in The Bookstore at Library Square where they will have a Instrument Petting Zoo and information about the upcoming Beethoven and Blue Jeans Concert!
Come say hello and maybe try an instrument out for the first time!
5pm to 8pm.
ArtWorks presents a one-night exhibit featuring the work of 120 local artists.
Experience Second Friday Art Night in a new way by attending Little Rock’s first 5×5 Event! 120 local artists have produced 120 unique, 5-inch square canvases priced at $55 each.
The Rep’s lobby bar will be open, featuring Little Rock’s own DJ Mario Luna. Plus, the delicious Katmandu Momo Food Truck will be outside. The event is free (but a $5 donation would be appreciated) so be sure to get here early and secure your favorite piece to purchase!
Doors open at 5pm with art sales beginning at 5:55 p.m.
2nd Friday Art Night at Historic Arkansas Museum will celebrate 200 years since the Arkansas Gazette, the oldest paper west of the Mississippi, printed its first paper at Arkansas Post.
They will have a special mini-exhibit for the evening that will showcase items related to the newspaper and its founder, William Woodruff.
At 6 pm, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette columnist Rex Nelson will give a talk in the Ottenheimer Theater about the newspaper’s long-running history and its impact on the state, referencing his columns on the subject.
In addition, the Woodruff Print Shop on the museum’s grounds will be open with activities happening on both floors. Upstairs, there will be a demonstration of the kind of press Woodruff used in 1819—a Ramage Press—and some background on Woodruff, printing, and the press in Arkansas. Downstairs, guests will be able to try out mini-presses with the Gazette masthead.
Plus, #ArkansasMade beer by Lost Forty Brewing, music by Charlotte Taylor and artist K. Ellyse Fraizer in the Museum Store.
This month’s musical guest for 2nd Friday Art Night at the Old State House Museum will be Runaway Planet, the 2019 Bluegrass Artist of the Year winner at the Arkansas Country Music Awards!
You’ll love the sound of the band’s unique “mix of hard-driving bluegrass, three-part harmonies, complex arrangements and original songs.”
Join Christ Church on 2nd Friday Art Night as they open their newest exhibit for the Arts at Christ Church, featuring Jane F. Hankins’s collection “Our Better Angels,” together with works by clients of Jericho Way, a homeless day center in Little Rock.
Hankins’ art will showcase her whimsical creativity. The work by Jericho Way clients ranges in a variety of styles. These exhibits will be on display and available for purchase through the end of December 2019.
The opening reception will be from 5:00pm to 7;30pm.
Join Historic Arkansas Museum for a preview of “Sleepy Hollow” presented by Ballet Arkansas.
The multimedia ballet, designed in collaboration with the creative team at Cranford Co., features projected video and photo backdrops filmed at HAM. This unique take on Washington Irving’s classic tale combines the beauty of visual art with breathtaking original choreography by Executive and Artistic Director, Michael Fothergill, and local scenery. Come experience a first look of the first production of Ballet Arkansas’ 41st season, and enjoy a Q/A with the choreographer after the preview.
In addition to the ballet performance…
🍂 Autumn activities on the Historic Grounds
🎶 Live music by The Marchese Hendricks Project
🧼 Sawmill Gap Mercantile in the Museum Store highlighting a selection of their products
The reception is sponsored by the Historic Arkansas Museum Foundation, with special thanks to 107 Liquor. Beverages and appetizers will be served in the Stella Boyle Smith Atrium including beer from Stone’s Throw Brewing. The exhibits and reception are free and open to the public.