More than 30 artists in booths along three blocks of North Little Rock’s Main Street, open only to pedestrian traffic. Live music. Artists demonstrating techniques. Hands-on art activities, including printmaking and caricatures. A collaborative paint-by-number project for kids and adults. Local businesses catering to the crowds.
Yes, Argenta will come alive Saturday when the 3rd annual THEA Arts Festival occupies three blocks of downtown North Little Rock. The festival runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; the trolley will run in case you want to hop over to the Literary Festival on the south side of the river for a minute.
Emily Moll Wood is this year’s featured artist; her work appears on the festival webpage and Facebook account. Other participating artists include painters Robert Bean, Emily Cobb, Morgan Coven, Ken Davis, Diane Harper, Matthew Gore, Steve Horan, David Schonert, Dominique Simmons, Stephano Sutherlin, Mary Ann Stafford (drawings) and Denise White; ceramicists Heather Beckwith, Becki Dahlstedt, Janet Donnangelo, Zachary Graupner, Rebecca Livingston, Barbara Satterfield, Ryan Sniegocki and Celia Storey; sculptors Marianne Hennigar, Brian Massey and Mollie Munro, basketmaker Leon Niehues, jewelers Kate Baer, McLees Baldwin, Dietra Blackwell, Sage and Tom Holland, and Christie Young; mosaic artist Kandy Jones; fabric artist Jeannette Barry and woodworker Doug Stowe.