Culture of Arkansas

Culture of Arkansas

Arkansas is culturally and artistically very refined. From arts to food people of Arkansas have distinct taste and variety. Art has always has been very important historically in Arkansas. The Quapaw, Caddo and Osage tribes, the first inhabitants of Arkansas used to make jewellery and pots to express their daily life. The Arkansas Arts Council still encourages artists with grants and programs.

The Visual Arts

Pieces of Arkansas art are collected by Arkansas Heritage Museum and have a display of them every year.

Performing Arts

Tourists can experience performing arts at a variety of special events and programs throughout the year at museums.

Folk Arts

The folk arts also constitute a major chunk of Arkansas culture and are preserved and showcased.  There is major museums/symphony in Arkansas where tourists can dive into the rich culture and heritage of the state

In the Ozarks Region

Harding University Stevens Art Center

Searcy, AR    This is a premiere art center where tourists can combine education with fun.   North Arkansas Symphony Fayetteville, AR    This is a professionally managed regional orchestra which caters to tourists who can have a perfect blend of musical night, with fun and memories.

Arkansas Music Pavilion

Fayetteville, AR   This provides excellent musical experience.

In the Central Region

Baum Gallery of Fine Art

Conway, AR   The Buam Gallery hosts exhibitions and events and is considered to be an excellent family destination which encourages creative dialogue.

Arkansas Arts Center

Little Rock, AR    This can be considered the main hub of the artist community in Arkansas. It is equally important regionally as well as nationally.

Hearne Fine Art

Little Rock, AR    This academy holds various exhibitions in the categories of painting, photography and sculpture.

In the River Valley Region

Walton Fine Arts Center

Clarksville, AR   This center is famous for rare glass and ivory collections. Also oil paintings are housed here. Fort Smith Art Center Fort Smith, AR    This is a historic museum as it is located in Vaughn-Schnapps house in Fort Smith and also a living testimony of Victorian Second Empire.

In the Ouachitas Region

Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs

Hot Springs, AR    This is one of Arkansan’s oldest art centers featuring staple of Arkansas art life.   Gallery Central Hot Springs, AR    This is the most important art center of Hot Springs which attracts both young and old alike. Apart from these there are many other centers in the Timberlands region.

Food culture

Arkansas is a great destination not only in terms of culture and heritage but also because of the culturally rich southern style cooking escapes which are very famous and the renowned southern style chefs offer varieties of culinary delights to the tourists. Also the best brews and wines are from this natural state.