The 2015 Argenta Arts Festival will bring over 30 artists from across the state to 406 Main Street, (next to Argenta Branch Library) downtown North Little Rock’s Argenta Arts District, May 2, 2015, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In its fourth year the Argenta Arts Festival, formerly Thea Arts Festival, will feature artists whose works include basketry, ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, print making, metal, wood, leather and sculpture. Participating artists include Bryan Massey Sr., Allison Eastman Britt, Anita Hejtmanek, Art Connection Teen Artists, Brenda Booth, Celia Putter, Christie Young, Coco Cohen, Darcy Harris, Deitra Blackwell, Donnell Williams, Jennifer Wilson, Endia Bumgarner Price, Hannah May & Logan Hunter, Jeff Waddle, Joe Barnett, Kandy Jones, Leigh Jacobs, Lilia Hernandez, Liz Lloyd, Melisa Orsini, Morgan McMurry, Sandra Sell, Sheila Skinner, Sofia V Gonzalez, Terry Bean, Arkansas Society of Printmakers, Rosemary Parker, Dominique Simmons, Pulaski Technical College, Tony Williams, and Maria Smith. Other activities will include artist demonstrations and hands-on activities for kids to create their own art. The arts festival is FREE and open to the public.

The Argenta Arts Festival will be held in conjunction with the North Little Rock Maker Faire Festival. The Maker Faire, held adjacent to the Arts Festival, is a community based learning event that inspires everyone to become a maker. Makers include tech enthusiasts, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, students, entrepreneurs and artists.

Event attendees will be entertained with live music behind the Argenta Branch Laman Library by Conway pop/rock musician Caleb Patton, Little Rock blues/soul band Brown Soul Shoes, and Little Rock folk/rock band The Cons of Formant; and the Argenta Farmers Market will be open providing locally grown fresh produce and products. For more information, contact Donna Hardcastle at 501.993.1234