In the News

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. […]

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

Selections Made for Juried Competition

From over 200 entries from around the country, juror Dylan Turk from Crystal Bridges has selected total of 69 works created by 47 artists to be on display in the Merkle and Price Galleries July 7-28. The awards reception will be July 7, 6-7:30pm in [...]

“Visual Duet – Art by Anne and Dan Thornhill” in Merkle and Price Galleries June 2-29

Anne and Dan Thornhill from Hot Springs will exhibit their acrylic paintings in the Merkle and Price Galleries June 2-29 with an artist reception on Saturday, June 3, 5-7pm. The show includes individual as well as collaborative works by the artists. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, [...]

“Colorful World – Art by Suzi Dennis” in Lobby Gallery June 2-29

Suzi Dennis will show her "Colorful World" in the Lobby Gallery June 2-29, with an artist reception June 3, 5-7pm. A self-taught working artist, Suzi Dennis works out of her studio in her hometown of Hot Springs on beautiful Lake Hamilton. When she began drawing [...]

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 [...]

On Stage

“Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” Box Office Open!

The classic love story between a bookish young woman and the beast that holds her captive, will run July 6-9 and July 12-16, with the curtain going up at 7:30pm each night and 2:30pm on Sundays. Box office hours are Monday- Friday 9:00-5:30. The smash [...]

“Beauty and the Beast” Cast Announced

Join SAAC in the Callaway Theatre July 6-9 and 12-16 as we present the stage adaptation of the enchanting and ever popular animated classic Disney's Beauty and the Beast, sponsored by Murphy USA. Be swept away into this beautiful musical where Belle feels trapped in [...]

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 [...]