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Arts, Airplanes, and Spirituals this Weekend


Celebrate the anniversary of the Little Rock Air Force Base this weekend with a military expo or learn all about the meanings and mysteries of historical spirituals. The ladies will be stepping out for a night on the town as artists open their studios across the remote areas of Northwest Arkansas. Enjoy a stage play, art auctions for charities and more this weekend only in Arkansas.


ReStore & After 2016 – Little Rock

Art auction featuring music, cocktails, and art from talented local artists and creative DIYers. Community members take items from Habitat for Humanity ReStores, turn them into works of art, and then sell them at an auction to raise funds for the organization. Artists come from across the community to give new life to our ReStore donations through this event.
September 15, 2016, 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Embassy Suites
11301 Financial Centre Parkway
Little Rock, AR 72211
Admission: $50 per ticket; $1,000 table of 10


Girls Night Out – Siloam Springs

Main Street Siloam Springs invites you to start off your evening at the Social Hour held at the Creekside Taproom Garden. While you are there learn about the evenings progressive craft: Make a Treasure Box! Spend the evening shopping and dining. All participating businesses are offering refreshments, specials and door prizes. Bring your daughters, mothers, and friends and make some memories downtown!
September 15, 2016, 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Admission: Free


J.O. Buckley “Woodruff County Portraits & Other Paintings” Solo Exhibition – Little Rock

J.O. Buckley, one of Arkansas’ most revered oil painters, guides viewers on a biographical visual tour of the life of the man behind the brush. On the journey, you will meet the friends and family with whom he has shared a life of memories, and traverse the landscapes in which those experiences would later be immortalized on canvas.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, August 26, 2016 – September 27, 2016, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
DRAWL Southern Contemporary Art Gallery
5208 Kavanaugh Blvd., Suite 5
Little Rock, AR 72207
Admission: Free


10th Annual Ozark Mountain Artist Studio Tour – Jasper

This is a self-guided driving tour to many unique artist studios in the Jasper area of Newton County. Some artists show their work together if their studios are not easily accessible. The focus is on fine art and craftsmanship in 2D and 3D.
September 16, 2016 – September 18, 2016, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Newton County
HC70 Box 364
Jasper, AR 72641
Admission: Free


Production of Twelve Angry Men – Little Rock

A 19 year old just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. It looks like an open and shut case until one of the jurors begins to open the others’ eyes. Tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and the jurors become 12 angry men.
Sundays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, September 16, 2016 – October 1, 2016, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
The Weekend Theater
1001 W. 7th St.
Little Rock, AR 72201
Admission: $16 Adults, $12 Students & Seniors / $2 Thursday Discount


Songs of Hope and Inspiration: The Hidden Meaning of Spirituals – Greenwood

The acclaimed Arise Ensemble of Wichita, Kansas performs historic spirituals and shares their history and meaning.
September 17, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center
515 East Gary Street
Greenwood, AR 72936
Admission: Free


Arkansas Military Expo – Jacksonville

Little Rock Air Force Base hosts the Arkansas Military Expo, a family friendly event. Team Little Rock will open its gates to welcome community partners on the anniversary of the U.S Air Force.
September 17, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Little Rock Air Force Base
1255 Vandenburg Blvd.
Jacksonville, AR 72099
Admission: Free

*Header Image Photo Courtesy Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

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