In the News

Tea Party with Mrs. Potts and Friends • June 3

“Be our guest, be our guest, put our service to the test!” Book your seat now for our magically whimsical “Tea with Mrs. Potts and Friends” on Saturday, June 3 at 10:00 am, as we celebrate the summer musical “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” with [...]

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. […]

Beginners Pastel Class Saturday, June 10

Join Kelly Campbell 10am-3pm and learn the basics of using soft pastels on sanded paper. Learn to do underpainting and the basics of using different kinds of soft pastels to create an original painting. Cost for the class is $45.00 (includes pastel supplies and paper). [...]

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 [...]

In the Gallery

Washington Middle School “Beauty & the Beast” in the Lobby Gallery

On May 15-22, Washington Middle School will exhibit the props, backdrops, and costumes the students created for their production of  Disney's Beauty and the Beast JR" in the Lobby Gallery. A reception is scheduled for Tuesday, May 16, 5:30-7pm. All of the original artwork, including props [...]

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 [...]

May 1-30 Art by Maria Botti Villegas

"Silent Interludes", a collection of paintings and drawings by Maria Botti Villegas 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

Comfy Classics and Conversations • June 3

SAAC will host an entertaining evening with Christopher A. McCroskey as he presents “Comfy Classics and Conversations” on stage in the Callaway Theater, Saturday, June 3, at 7:oopm. This will be a night of onstage piano wisdom and music played on SAAC’s own Steinway B [...]

“Be Our Guest” Musical Theatre Camp – Taking Registrations Now

SAAC invites students entering grades 2-10 to be “Be Our Guest” for a week of musical theatre fun!  Now is the time to sign up to insure your child has a place for the fun that SAAC provides every summer.  “Be Our Guest” is our [...]

UPDATE! 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 [...]