September 2FAN at Old State House Museum – Runaway Planet

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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.”

 

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September 2FAN at CALS Library Square tonight

Image may contain: indoorIn addition to the ACANSA opening events, CALS Library Square will be hosting its own 2nd Friday Art Night events.

Opening in the Underground Gallery – Carol Corning: Reflections
Artist Carol Corning’s works seek to recreate shared memories of a simpler time when everything important seemed to happen around the kitchen table. The fused glass and textile artworks in this exhibition are reminiscent of the quilts Corning’s mother made for her family and friends, evoking the lives of the women she grew up with in the country.

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Opening in Concordia Hall – “Pass the Biscuits!”: The King Biscuit Blues Festival and Arkansas Blues
Since 1986, the annual King Biscuit Blues Festival has assembled the world’s best blues artists to perform in historic downtown Helena-West Helena, Arkansas. For this exhibition, King Biscuit Blues Festival posters and other musical artifacts provide a visual timeline to tell the festival’s story and to celebrate the past, present, and future of the blues in Arkansas.

Musical Guest: Fonky Donkey Duo (slide blues guitar & percussion vocal duo)

West Gallery: Arkansas Society of Printmakers: Big Impression Prints

Loft Gallery: Melissa Cowper-Smith – Natural Treatment, 2018–2019

The Bookstore at Library Square is proud to present new works from Arkansas Artist Carly Dahl in her show “Making Appearances” for sale at the monthly event, 2nd Friday Art Night.

Join us on the second Friday of every month for #2FAN, a free downtown art gallery walkabout from 5pm-8pm with light refreshments, art show, and late bookstore shopping.

Visit The Bookstore six days a week. Three floors of books, gifts, locally made art & jewelry, plus an art gallery. By far the best place to buy used books in central Arkansas. Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm. Gallery open during regular bookstore hours.

September 2FAN at HAM – soothSAY

Join HIstoric Arkansas Museum for the opening reception of “soothSAY” an exhibit by Culture Shock Arkansas. Shannon Boshears Band will provide the live entertainment. Kat Robinson, renowned author and food blogger, will be signing copies of her new book, “101 Things to Eat in Arkansas Before You Die,” in the Museum Store.

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. The exhibits and reception are free and open to the public.

August 2nd Friday Art Night – Old State House Museum features Rodney Block Jazz Project

Join the Old State House Museum for Second Friday Art Night, Friday, August 9, from 5 to 8 p.m.

They will present the Rodney Block Jazz Project in concert!

Led by trumpet king Rodney Block, the quartet will perform their unique blend of traditional jazz, gospel, hip-hop, bebop, funk and soul, live on the iconic lawn of the
Old State House.

August 2nd Friday Art Night – CALS Library Square

The Galleries at Library Square and The Bookstore at Library Square participate in 2nd Friday Art Night (2FAN)

On the second Friday of each month, The Galleries at Library Square and The Bookstore at Library Square participate in 2nd Friday Art Night (2FAN), a time, once-a-month, when the galleries, museums and businesses in downtown Little Rock, are open from 5-8 p.m. for an after-hours gallery walk. This event is FREE and open to the public.

The Bookstore at Library Square exhibition:

Milkdadd: Eager, Young, and Qualified

The Galleries at Library Square exhibitions and music:

  • West Gallery: Arkansas Society of Printmakers: Big Impression Prints
  • Loft Gallery: Melissa Cowper-Smith: Natural Treatment, 2018–2019
  • Concordia Hall: Patrick McFarlin –  Fifty Years of McFarlin Oil

Musical Guest: Jazz ‘R’ Us (jazz-pop trio)

Additionally, in Room 124, the Friends of Fourche Creek will be available to talk to the public about the Drain Smart program. On view will be 18 paintings that were replicated on drains around the city.

August 2nd Friday Art Night at Historic Arkansas Museum

Join Historic Arkansas Museum for 2FAN in August!

Fire & Brimstone Duo will provide the live entertainment. Phil G. and Lori Marie provide Caribbean-inspired tunes and old classics.

Slate Rock Brewing will be the evening’s featured brewery.

If the weather is nice, HAM will open their brick plaza as well as the historic grounds for a stroll.  This is a chance to see the current exhibits.  In the HAM store, there will be a trunk show by Malvern jewelry artists Rob and Cathy Feather.

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. The exhibits and reception are free and open to the public.

Still time for artists to register for 2019 Open Studios Little Rock

The Little Rock Arts+Culture Commission is proud that Open Studios Little Rock is going to take place during 2019 ACANSA Arts Festival.  It will be on Saturday, September 14.

Open Studios Little Rock is an event that gives the public an opportunity to meet Little Rock artists, see the spaces where they work, and see their creative processes first-hand.

Open Studios LR is open to all artists – visual and performing – working with the Little Rock city limits. Open Studios LR gives artists the opportunity to develop face-to-face relationships with potential buyers, gain public recognition, and be represented by the City of Little Rock’s Arts and Culture Commission.

New this year:  because Open Studios Little Rock is partnering with ACANSA, participating artists will be given the opportunity to participate in the ACANSA Opening Night Party on Friday, September 13.  It will be in the CALS Bobby Roberts Library at Library Square in downtown Little Rock.  Each Open Studios Little Rock artist will be able to showcase one piece of art that evening.  Maps and information about Open Studios Little Rock will also be available.  In addition, this is a 2nd Friday Art Night, so the preview party/Open Studios showcase will be on the 2nd Friday Art Night route. 

The public can participate in FREE, self-guided tours of art-related studios, live-in/work studios and homes, galleries, schools, and other creative spaces

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2019 – 10am until 4pm.

ALTERNATIVE SPACE
If you are unable to welcome the public into your studio, you may participate by showing your art at the alternative space, inside Cranford Co., 512 Main Street.

SALES
Sales are handled by each artist and we do not take a percentage. You may sell prints, other artistic projects and commission customized work for the future. It is suggested that you should be equipped to accept credit cards.

ARTISTS – HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Join by opening your own studio or location.

Register for 2019 Open Studios Little Rock at this link.   

Please also email a photo for publicity purposes to artsandculturelr@gmail.com
-Visual artists, please submit a photo of a representative piece of your art
-Other artists, please submit a photo that represents you and/or your artform.