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ARTS

Artistic opportunities from theater to music to dance and more are no strangers to Pulaski and Lonoke county residents.

Argenta ArtWalk

300 to 700 block of Main Street
North Little Rock, AR 72114
501-993-1234
www.argentaartsdistrict.org

Held downtown in the arts and entertainment district of North Little Rock, Argenta ArtWalk is the third Friday of each month. Shop, dine and view participating galleries and artists. For details on specific exhibits and monthly offerings, visit www.argentaartsdistrict.org or Argenta ArtWalk’s Facebook page at www.fb.com/argentaartwalk.

Arkansas Repertory Theatre

601 Main St.
Little Rock, AR 72201

Administration 501-378-0445
Box Office 501-378-0405

www.therep.org

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre is the state’s largest nonprofit professional theater company. The theater produces seven to 10 productions each year for an annual audience of more than 70,000. Productions range from contemporary comedies and dramas to the classics of dramatic literature. The theater also maintains arts in education programs in central Arkansas and across the state, enriching more than 12,000 young people each year.

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra

2417 N. Tyler St.
Little Rock, AR 72207
501-666-1761
www.arkansassymphony.org

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra performs more than 60 concerts annually in various venues in Arkansas. The orchestra also serves central Arkansas through community outreach programs and live symphonic music education for more than 24,000 children and 200 schools.

Ballet Arkansas

520 Main St.
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-223-5150
www.balletarkansas.org

Arkansas’ only professional ballet company, Ballet Arkansas produces a variety of local and touring shows. The troupe’s annual holiday performance of “The Nutcracker” is a community favorite. Check the troupe’s website for their season schedule, ticket prices and more.

Wildwood Park for the Arts

20919 Denny Road
Little Rock, AR 72223
501-821-7275
www.wildwoodpark.org

Wildwood Park for the Arts is in Little Rock’s Chenal Valley and is home to Arkansas’ largest botanical gardens including the 10-acre Richard C. Butler Arboretum, the Asian Woodland Garden and the 625-seat Lucy Lockett Cabe Festival Theatre. Wildwood Park for the Arts welcomes over 48,000 visitors a year and holds annual events such as the Wine and Food Festival, the LANTERNS! Festival and countless concerts, summer camps and classes.

MUSEUMS

Learn about Arkansas’ history and cultural contributions by visiting the many local museums.

Arkansas Arts Center

501 E. Ninth St.
Little Rock, AR 72202
501-372-4000
www.arkarts.com

Located in historic MacArthur Park, the Arkansas Arts Center serves more than 300,000 visitors each year. The museum’s collection features drawings, paintings, photographs and contemporary crafts. Admission is free, with the exception of special ticketed exhibitions. The museum also features a children’s theater, the only professional company in Arkansas that produces children’s literary works for the stage; a school, which offers classes for every age and skill level; and a number of programs and art lectures.

Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum

120 Riverfront Park Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72114
501-371-8320
http://aimmuseum.org

The Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum is centered on the submarine USS Razorback (SS-394), which served in World War II, the Vietnam War and the Cold War. The museum also has a research library, theater and several outdoor exhibits. Hours vary by season; check the museum’s website for more information.

Jacksonville Museum of Military History

100 Veteran’s Circle
Jacksonville, AR 72076
501-241-1943
www.jaxmilitarymuseum.org

The museum explores significant war and homefront activities dating from the Civil War through the Iraq War, highlighting the rich military history of the surrounding area. Exhibits also include current and ongoing military engagements. In addition to permanent and special exhibits, there is a museum store as well as a media presentation room and research library.

Lonoke County Museum

215 E. Front St.
Lonoke, AR 72086
501-676-6750
www.fb.com/LonokeCountyMuseumFanpage

The Lonoke County Museum aims to preserve the heritage of Lonoke County by educating the public and maintaining a display of artifacts including a diorama of the Battle of the Brownsville Civil War encounter.

Museum of Discovery

500 President Clinton Ave., Suite 150
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-396-7050
www.museumofdiscovery.org

The Museum of Discovery specializes in interactive, engaging science learning through hands-on exhibits and programs. Exhibitions include Discovery Hall, Earth Journeys and the Tinkering Studio, where visitors can explore building techniques while working in a collaborative environment that encourages creativity.

William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum

1200 President Clinton Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-374-4242
www.clintonlibrary.gov

Located within the Clinton Presidential Center and Park, the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum features exhibits, special events and educational programs. The museum’s collection includes more than 100,000 items, rotated into display due to space limitations. Explore replicas of the Oval Office and the Cabinet Room, along with exhibits of documents, photographs and works of art.

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