On Saturday, November 5, the third annual Ouachita Arts Celebration festival will open at 10 am with the Mena High School Choir singing the national anthem. From there, it will be non-stop events until 3 pm. You can pick up a schedule of events at the Mena Art Gallery so that you will be sure not to miss the things that are most important to you.
Among the highlights will be the Vintage Tin “Making Old Cars New Again” exhibit featuring “Doc Hudson” from the Pixar movie “Cars.”
The Junior Ouachita Little Theater will be performing; the Acorn choir will sing; there will be a fashion show; belly dancers will perform; and when you need a rest from all of the activity, American Artisans will feature Donna Chrisman’s fabulous chicken pot pies for lunch.
The city will block off Mena Street between Maple and Janssen streets so you can stroll between artists’ booths and all of the other events safely.
Mena Art Gallery will have their annual Christmas sale up with lots of unique gifts for you to fill those stockings. In addition, there will be artists demonstrating several different media techniques.
The day will wind up with a drawing at 3:00 pm for a $250 cash prize, so be sure to get your name in that pot early.