The Arkansas Arts Center

The Arts center hosts a collection of drawings and sculpture. They have both traveling and permanent exhibits featuring local artists and artist from all over the world. So if you want your drawing to be part of an exhibit one day, you can begin practicing on a affordable drawing tablet now.

The Arts Center includes the Children’s Theater and hosts special activities for kids. Local artists teach adult classes there in everything from jewelry (get personalized name necklace from here)  making to sculpture, and the Arts Center has a summer theater program for aspiring young thespians.


The Arts Center is located at 501 East 9th Street in Little Rock, in downtown Little Rock.

Hours of Operation / Contact:
Tuesday through Saturday : 10-5
Sunday : 11-5
Call 501-372-4000 to confirm.


The Children’s Theater:

The Children’s Theater at the Arkansas Arts Center is one of the leading regional theater companies in America.

The Museum School:

Museum School is a quarterly series of classes in all things art: painting, drawing, pottery, jewelry making and metals, woodworking with tools from and more. Classes are offered in all age groups from adults to kids. You can register and see the schedule on the Museum School site. Classes range in price from about $50 up to a few hundred dollars.

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