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Statewide ArtsReach Programs Calendar

2017–2018 Statewide ArtsReach Programs

Below are the Arkansas Arts Center 2017–2018 Statewide ArtsReach Programs.

Interested in booking a Statewide ArtsReach Program?

Contact Jessica Wright at 501-396-0350 or by email.


A Feast for the Eyes

A Feast for the Eyes presents a visual survey of the evolution of food from fuel to fine dining. This exhibition of works from the Arkansas Arts Center Collection offers a satisfying buffet of various artistic methods and techniques. Bon appétit!

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Children's Theatre on Tour

Jack Frost

by Keith Smith

November 14 – December 17, 2017

The North Pole has never known a more mischievous elf than Jack Frost, and this year his antics are more rascally than ever. In fact, he’s the number one elf on Santa’s list—and I don’t mean his good list. Yes, jolly old St. Nick is at his wits end. He’s so distracted by Jack’s bad behavior that he can’t even do his work. It’s a good thing that wise old Mrs. Claus is around to take her two high-spirited boys in hand and save the day—Christmas Day, that is.  

Humpty Dumpty

by Keith Smith

January 30 – February 25, 2018

“All the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put Humpty together again.”

Sounds like a true and terrible tragedy, huh? But that’s only because you don’t know the whole story—yet. This new farmyard fantasy from the Arkansas Arts Center’s Children’s Theatre tells the tale a little girl named Dixie Valentine Wheeler who finds and cares for a fragile, precious egg boy named Humpty. Humpty finds all the best ways to have fun on a farm, and it’s up to Dixie to make sure his fun doesn’t turn to an eggy, messy disaster. But thanks to the advice of her good friend Ophelia the mama hen, Dixie knows just what to do: “Watch him like a hawk. Love him like a treasure. And, whatever you do, keep him away from walls!”

Dorothy in Oz 

by Keith Smith, based on the stories of L. Frank Baum

April 10 – May 13, 2018

Once upon a time, a simple young lady from the plain Kansas prairie was swept away on a whirlwind adventure into a land of awesome beauty, surprising creatures, and wonderful magic. Now she’s going back to be a very special guest at the birthday party of Princess Ozma of Oz where an exciting telling of her own story is to be the highlight of the festivities. Dorothy couldn’t be more excited. The only question is: how will she get there this time? Cyclone? Sea voyage gone awry? Earthquake? An enchanted road? It seems that all ways lead to Oz if you can just find the right one for you.

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Traveling Exhibitions

For more information about our traveling exhibitions and venue requirements please email Jessica Wright, Sr. Education Specialist for State Services or 501-396-0350.

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Young Arkansas Artists on Tour

The Young Arkansas Artists (YAA) on Tour is organized by the Arkansas Arts Center with the cooperation of the Arkansas Department of Education. Selected works from the 56th annual exhibition at the AAC will tour the state in 2017–2018. Creations by the state’s young artists demonstrate a great range, from the outpouring of youthful expression to more sophisticated artwork from higher grade levels. YAA on Tour showcases the talent of Arkansas’ youth and inspires young artists to achieve—and perhaps exceed—the talent of their peers in the pursuit of a lifelong relationship with the arts. 

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