All Art–All Weekend–All in Downtown North Little Rock’s Argenta Arts District

4th and Main in Downtown North Little Rock's Argenta Art District. The Argenta Drug Store on the corner was built in 1887. It is the oldest continuously operating pharmacy west of the Mississippi River. (Photo Credit ArkansasFunGuide.us)
4th and Main in Downtown North Little Rock's Argenta Art District. The Argenta Drug Store on the corner was built in 1887. It is the oldest continuously operating pharmacy west of the Mississippi River. (Photo Credit ArkansasFunGuide.us)4th and Main in Downtown North Little Rock’s Argenta Art District. The Argenta Drug Store on the corner was built in 1887. It is the oldest continuously operating pharmacy west of the Mississippi River. (Photo Credit ArkansasFunGuide.us)

Downtown North Little Rock is also called by its historic name of Argenta. In this area you will see signs that say Argenta and Argenta Art District. This area also is home to Verizon Arena and Dickie Stephens Park, the home of the Arkansas Travelers Minor League baseball team.

One of the advantages of “Art in Argenta” this weekend is that  most of the events are free to attend! All showings of “The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” which is pay-what-you-can, is the only event with a price. More information on other live entertainment, visit ArgentaArtsDistrict.org

Friday, June 20: Argenta Artwalk, 5-8 p.m. View artwork from local artists showcased in galleries, tents and the library on Main Street during the monthly artwalk.

Arkansas Sculpture Invitational Show and Sale: Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar at the 9th Annual Show & Sale. The show is free and correlates with the Argenta Artwalk. Open from 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Argenta Community Theater, 405 Main St.

Saturday, June 21: Argenta Farmers Market, It’s not a Saturday in Argenta without the farmers market. Come get fresh produce and veggies and check out the crafts from 7 a.m.-noon at the farmers market, located at 520 Main St.

Arkansas Sculpture Invitational Show & Sale: The show & sale reopens 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Coup de Art: Also part of the show & sale, is from 2-4 p.m. at Argenta Community Theater.

“The Two Gentlemen of Verona”: The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre brings you this outdoor play at the Argenta Branch Library, 420 Main St., North Little Rock. All  performances are pay-what-you-can. Bring a chair and cooler for some outdoor theater. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 22: Arkansas Sculpture Invitational Show & Sale The show & sale is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Argenta Community Theater. Artists’ Silent Auction: Also a part of the show sale, open 12-4 p.m.

“The Two Gentlemen of Verona”: The final outdoor showing from the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre begins at 7:30 p.m

Information courtesy of Drew Patton and the Argenta Arts District. ArgentaArtsDistrict.org

North Little Rock Verizon Arena Upcoming Events

June 20: Night of the Proms!

June 22: Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Dan + Shay and Neal McCoy

August 8: James Taylor Verizon Arena: 1 Verizon Arena Way, North Little Rock. For tickets to these events call 800-745-3000 or go online.

 

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