Saturday, November 4, from 10 am to 4 pm, the businesses in the Mena Downtown Arts District will again host the Ouachita Arts Celebration—a time to stroll through the Arts District and join the fun. Mena Street will be free of traffic for a couple of blocks so that you can wander among the artists’ booths where they will be showing everything from paintings to pottery.
There will be a fashion show, live music, flint knapping, culinary arts, and Tommy Young will be there with some of his birds of prey and available to tell you all about them.
There will be martial arts demonstrations, and Vintage Tin will again have cars from its Fall Tour car show.
For children, there will be kids’ craft projects and face painting.
In addition to all of this going on most of the day, there will be a number of scheduled events. These include:
Mena High School Choir will perform the National Anthem
Chair Decorating Presentation
Ouachita Strings Ensemble
Excerpt from Ouachita Little Theatre’s “Hamlet”
Live Music: Logan Lind
Mena HS Drama Dept. – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Dance Performance—Next Generation Dance Academy
Live Music—Acorn Choir
Martial Arts Demonstration—Southern Impact
Live Music- Logan Lind
When you get to the Ouachita Arts Celebration, you will be able to pick up a schedule showing exactly what is going on when and where you can find it.
And if you get weary with walking and standing, come into the Mena Art Gallery. The 2017 Christmas Show and Sale will be on display; the Fiber Arts Group will be there doing all sorts of things from spinning yarn to knitting, embroidery, and almost anything else creative than can be done with fiber of one kind or another.
The gallery will also have a bake sale going on so you will have lots of choices: cookies, cupcakes, and whatever else the talented cooks (sure—didn’t you realize cooking is an art too?) can come up with. Not to mention coffee if the weather is cool.
There also may be some artists working on projects so that you can have a chance to see how some of the art work in the gallery comes to be.
If you need more information, the businesses in the Downtown Arts District can tell you more. Don’t miss it!