ACANSA Arts Festival

September 2014 has finally arrived and soon ACANSA Arts Festival will welcome artists, art organizations and the public to central Arkansas to enjoy a “Southern Celebration of the Arts!”  The Festival features visual and performing works by established and emerging artists showcased in diverse venues throughout Little Rock and North Little Rock.

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

Here's a preview of just a few of the talented artists and performers you may experience at ACANSA Arts Festival:

ACANSA Arts Festival ~ Gallery Hop
Hop on and off trolleys, visit local galleries and enjoy special exhibits and refreshments while visiting with gallery owners and participating artists about their paintings.  
Get your ACANSA Gallery Hop tickets now! 

Join us September 25th between 5pm and 9pm to experience art at these galleries:  The Art Group Gallery,  Cantrell Gallery Greg Thompson Fine Art's Best of the South,  Hearne Fine Art Gallery,  M2 Gallery,  Gallery 221L & L Beck Art Gallery,  Local Colour Gallery,  Matt McLeod Fine Art,  Stephano’s Fine Art Gallery,  The Edge Gallery, The Hot Springs Art Group, Argenta Gallery and Boswell Mourot Fine Art.   Special thanks to Stuart Cobb for sponsoring! 



Bill Bowers ~ It Goes Without Saying   Compared to the work of David Sedaris, Claudia Shear and Augustin Burroughs, IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING is a uniquely crafted autobiographical tour-de-force in which Bill Bowers shares funny, heartbreaking, and unbelievable true stories from his career as an actor and mime, and his life-long exploration of the role silence plays in all our lives.

Get your tickets now and see Bill Bowers on September 24th or 25th from 7-8:30pm at the Albert Pike Scottish Rite Temple Auditorium.






Central Arkansas's Own 

The Arkansas Chamber Singers, The Muses and Opera In The Rock team up to bring you a special performance on September 24, 2014 from 6:30-9:30 pm at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library!  Reserve your tickets today!  

This ACANSA Arts Festival event is sponsored by James B. Conner. 



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.

Join us!  Together we will make the ACANSA Arts Festival a permanent cultural institution and establish Arkansas as the next great arts and culture destination in the US.

Contact us to talk about bringing your artistic talents to the festival.  
See the full festival line up on our Calendar of Events and Purchase your tickets today!