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Visitors who venture beyond the traditional tourist attractions in Arkansas are sure to stumble upon hidden gem art galleries scattered throughout the state. These galleries are not only home to a variety of artists and styles but also exemplify the blending of contemporary and traditional art that sets them apart. The unique combination of experimental and classic pieces creates an eclectic vibe that appeals to a diverse audience.
Arkansas is an excellent state for Art Lovers. With easy day trips or travel destinations, many towns across the state boast artists’ home studios and art galleries that are easy to explore for a few moments or hours. And don’t think this is a one-time visit. Most change out featured artists and add new collections each week. Who knows, there may be one closer to you than you know.
From the charming folk art of the Ozarks to the cutting-edge modernism of the cities, these hidden art galleries of Arkansas offer a fascinating journey through the state’s diverse artistic landscape.
Image provided by the Rosemary Adams Department of Art & Design.
Image used with permission from M2 Gallery
Art is always available around you; sometimes, you just have to stop and look for it. On any outing in any town in Arkansas, stop and look for art in hidden spots like – churches, hotels, libraries, downtown alleys, murals on Main Street walls, colleges and restaurants. I love to fill my personal spaces with art that tells stories; these always make a great souvenir to remember your travels.
Image used with permission from artist Kent Tomlinson.
Whether you’re a seasoned art collector or simply appreciate the beauty of fine art, Arkansas’s galleries offer something for everyone. So, make a summer plan to experience the state’s vibrant art scene firsthand!
Cover image provided by Northwest Arkansas cold wax artist, Kent Tomlinson.
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