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Programs at the AAC

Art of Fashion

Docents at CALs

Docents will be stationed at different Central Arkansas Library System branches to discuss the AAC Collection works on view and to answer questions from visitors. Saturdays and Sundays 1 – 2 p.m.

Art of Fashion

Learn more about the history of fashion, style and design with a range of programs featuring lectures and pop-up shops. Call 501-372-4000 or click here to purchase tickets to upcoming lectures.


Learn more about the history of different types of dance and music with a range of programs featuring lectures, performances and demonstrations. Call 501-372-4000 or click here to purchase tickets to upcoming lectures.

Art Start!

Art Start invites parents, grandparents, and caregivers and their toddler through preschool aged child to learn in a museum. The program includes age-appropriate stories, gallery play activities, and a make and take art project. Click here for more information and a schedule of activities.

Art Together: A Program for those with Dementia-spectrum Illnesses and their care partners

Art Together is a program designed to create positive experiences for those with Dementia-spectrum illnesses and their care-partners using the artwork and through art making. Art Together occurs on the third Monday of each month at 10 a.m. Docents lead an a themed discussion about works of art that lasts between 40 and 50 minutes. After the discussion, groups will have lunch followed by an art making lesson. To make sure everyone has a quality experience, each participant must be accompanied by a caregiver.  Call 501-372-4000 to make reservations. Click here for more information and a schedule of activities.

Art Together is made possible through a partnership with Alzheimer's Arkansas and by the Charles M. and Joan R. Taylor Foundation, Inc.

Continuing Education for Educators

The Education Department offers a range of opportunities for educators to earn Professional Development Credits. Continuing Education for Educators are a series of specialized workshops designed by art educators for educators! Discover effective and innovative techniques to enhance your classroom instruction and encourage student learning. Or sign-up for any class in the Museum School and let us know that you are an educator and receive PD credits based on the hours you are in class. To learn more, contact Rana Edgar, Director of Education and Programs, at Sponsored by The Philip R. Jonsson Foundation.

Distinguished Lecture series

The Arkansas Arts Center presents lectures designed for those who seek educational art experiences. Given by scholars, artists, teachers and curators, lectures are held in conjunction with special exhibitions and offer additional information and insight into the artwork on view. Call 501-372-4000 or click here to purchase tickets to upcoming lectures.

Family Festivals

Family Festivals are designed to create an environment for interaction between children and parents with the art in our galleries as the catalyst. Hands-on art-making, demonstrations and performances give families memorable and meaningful experiences. Family Festivals engage participants with the Arkansas Arts Center and its programs. 

Feed Your Mind Friday

Feed Your Mind Friday is an hour long program that takes place during lunch on Friday afternoons. Programs range from gallery talks, to films, to demonstrations and short lectures. All Feed Your Mind Friday programs are free and open to the public.


Engage in free art-making experiences for the whole family! Activities begin at 12 p.m. on the second Sunday of every month. Click here for more information and a schedule of activities.


Business Hours: Mon – Fri 9 AM - 5 PM    Address: 2510 Cantrell Rd., P.O. Box 2137, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-2137    Phone: 501.372.4000

Arkansas Arts Center programs are supported in part by: Arkansas Arts Center Foundation; City of Little Rock; City of North Little Rock; Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau;
and the Arkansas Arts Council, a division of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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