In the News

Register for Arts Academy Today!! Spring Classes Begin Jan 9-13

The Arts Academy at the South Arkansas Arts Center has announced the spring schedule! According to executive director Beth Burns, the SAAC’s focus for the educational academy is on families and quality arts experiences. “We want to elevate the student and the family. In the last [...]

Stage Makeup Workshop January 21

Join Gary Hall for a six hour stage makeup workshop on January 21, 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm. Hall recently directed Frankenstein at SAAC and was responsible for the Creature's makeup. The morning session will include basic stage makeup and old age makeup. At 1pm, Hall will [...]

“Lighten Up – Loosen Up” – Richard Stephens Watercolor Workshop • April 1-2

Join Richard Stephens when he returns to SAAC for a fun two day watercolor workshop April 1-2. Lighten Up - Loosen Up is geared to all levels of painters; beginners through advanced are welcome. Richard says, "Come for two days of learning, laughter, and loose [...]

SAAC Holiday Break

The SAAC office will close for the Holiday break beginning Monday, December 19 and will open back up for business on Tuesday, January 3. Regular office hours are Monday through Friday 9am-5pm. Important 2017 Dates!!! January 3rd is the delivery deadline for artist to deliver [...]

In the Gallery

Membership Show Entry Deadline Approaching!

It's time again for the SAAC Membership Show in the Merkle and Price Galleries! Again this year – anything goes! With the exhibit being a showcase and not a competition don’t miss this opportunity to select your two favorite works, created at any time in [...]

Under Construction • Merkle and Price Galleries Closed through January 3

The Merkle and Price Galleries will be closed November 1-January 3 for repair and renovation. Our next exhibit will be the Membership Showcase, January 5-31. This annual exhibit features SAAC members' artwork - and it's one of the favorites every year. If you are a [...]

On Stage

The Santaland Diaries Tuesday, December 13

Once in a while, you do something that you enjoy so much, you want to do it again, even if it is one of the hardest things you’ve ever done. This is how it is for Brewster, who will be making an appearance as Crumpet [...]

Meet the cast!!!

We are proud to announce the newly chosen cast for the upcoming production of Disney’s Aladdin, Jr., that will be presented by the Penguin Project artists and their mentors. The production will run February 10 and 11, 2017, but rehearsals are already under way in [...]

Penguin Project Underway at SAAC

In February, a magical and touching celebration of the human spirit will unfold in the Callaway Theater. SAAC's first Penguin Project production will take the stage to perform Disney's Aladdin, Jr. This production is unique because the young artists who fill all of the roles [...]