ACANSA Arts Festival



View our video to learn more about the ACANSA Arts Festival and see how you can get involved in Central Arkansas' “Southern Celebration of the Arts!”  (Acansa Arts Festival video from Jones Film Video on Vimeo.)

We look forward to September 2014, when ACANSA Arts Festival will welcome artists, art organizations and the public to central Arkansas to enjoy a “Southern Celebration of the Arts.”  The Festival will feature visual and performing works by established and emerging artists showcased in diverse venues throughout Little Rock and North Little Rock. Artists will exhibit their finest works for enthusiasts around the region to admire.

The festival offers multiple venues on both sides of the Arkansas River in Little Rock and North Little Rock. Artists of all types have helped make this area part of the thriving New South culture—vibrant, cosmopolitan and filled with charm, hospitality and natural beauty. 

See the season schedule on our Calendar of Events and Purchase your tickets today!  


Why "ACANSA" you ask?


Long before the state of Arkansas received its name, neighboring tribes referred to the local Quapaw as the "people of the southern place" or "Acansa" in the Siouan tongue.  ACANSA Arts Festival has adopted this name in honor of our commitment to celebrating the uniquely rich cultural vitality of our region.


Contact us to talk about bringing your artistic talents to the festival.