2nd Friday Art Night in May
Brandi McNair, owner of Bella Vita Jewelry was on Good Afternoon Arkansas on Thursday talking about 2nd Friday Art Night in Downtown Little Rock. This month they will have Pop Up Artists & Buskers on President Clinton Ave in front of the Korean Gate and the chamber of commerce. They will also have trolley tastings by Lost Forty Brewing.
From established museums and institutions to individual galleries, every day residents and visitors are treated to a creative environment that expands the mind and warms the soul. To highlight such an amenity, several entities band together and host an after-hours art night every second Friday of the month. Regular hosts include Historic Arkansas Museum, Old State House Museum, Central Arkansas Library System’s Butler Center and Cox Creative Center, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Bella Vita Jewelry, Matt McLeod Fine Art Gallery, Nexus Coffee and Creative, Gallery 221, and Mariposa Studio.
Each month provides new themes and exhibits for people to explore, completely free of charge. As the area spans the Creative Corridor and River Market District, attendees are encouraged to visit several venues during the course of an evening - by car, by sponsored trolley, or on foot. Many locations provide refreshments, and downtown’s restaurants are equipped to satisfy any culture-seeker’s hunger. Other supporters of 2nd Friday Art Night include Rock Region METRO, Arkansas Destinations, Arkansas Times, and Downtown Little Rock Partnership.