In the News

A drive-by drop-off of "Change 'n SAAC" coin bags will be offered on the South Arkansas Arts Center parking lot on Friday, April 28, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. SAAC has been in the midst of a fundraising effort since February called “Change ’n [...]

SAAC Announces Juror for Annual Juried Art Competition

The South Arkansas Arts Center is pleased to announce the selection of Dylan Turk as juror for this year’s Annual Juried Art Competition to be held July 7-28, 2017. Turk is currently employed by Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville as a curatorial assistant. “I’m super [...]

Painting Dramatic Landscapes in Pastel With Gary Huber, PSA, PSCM, PSWC, NPS, IAPS-MC

SAAC will host a three day pastel landscape workshop with Gary Huber ( November 9-11, 9am-4pm. Cost for the workshop is $350 and must be paid in advance to guarantee participation. Participants may register/pay by phone at 870-862-5474. Oil painters are welcome - demos will [...]

Virmarie Depoyster Returns for 2 Day Pastel Workshop September 9-10

Pastel Painting by artist Virmarie DePoyster September 9 & 10 • Virmarie DePoyster, co-president of the Arkansas Pastel Society, will teach the two-day pastel workshop. Students will explore the pastel medium, drawing techniques, under-painting techniques using alcohol, value studies, color, surface applications, and effective and [...]

In the Gallery

“Inside and Out” by Sandy Bennett in Merkle & Price Galleries April 1 – May 4

Sandy Bennett's latest work, "Inside and Out", will hang in the Merkle and Price Galleries April 1 - May 4 with an artist reception Saturday, April 1, from 6-8pm. Bennett is an artist whose work is an eclectic reflection of her journey through life. She laughingly calls [...]

5×5 Art Exhibit May 1-5

You know them all! They are your friends and SAAC members! If you have enjoyed artwork by local/member artists over the last decade, the second annual 5x5 Art Dash is your opportunity to get a piece of work by your favorite artist! Most of these [...]

May 6-30 Art by Maria Botti Villegas

"Silent Interludes", a collection of paintings and drawings by Maria Botti Villgas are the artist's impressions of single moments in time and space where people have left a mark, somehow. Most of these works started at a local coffee shop in El Dorado, Arkansas, and [...]

On Stage

Summer Camps 2017 • Be Our Guest!!!

SAAC invites students of all ages to be “Be Our Guest” for a summer full of fun and learning. Now is the time to sign up to insure your child has a place for the fun that SAAC provides every summer. Since “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” is this summer’s musical, the theme of “Be Our Guest” was chosen for the summer. […]

Are you spring cleaning? If so, Belle and Beast are looking for things …

Belle and the Beast need your help rounding up some supplies for the summer musical.  If you're cleaning out your closet, the garage, or the sewing room be on the look out for... We will be updating the list as the project progresses, so check [...]

Christopher A. McCroskey Returns to SAAC for Beauty and the Beast Production

SAAC is proud to welcome Christopher A. McCroskey to his hometown stage as musical director for the summer production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Auditions for the production will take place on Friday, April 7 at 6pm and Saturday, April 8 at 10am. SAAC will [...]