Mena Art Gallery is located in the small town of Mena, Arkansas, in the Ouachita Mountains. We support individual and community involvement in the creative arts, and we strive to inspire and serve all ages of artists.

We embrace the many artists who have moved to our area from all over the world, bringing with them new ideas and fresh interpretations of art.

We provide workshops, seminars, field trips, classes, art shows, exhibits and more. Most years we will have 12 different shows, many of which have entries open to anyone. Check our Scheduled Shows & Exhibits page for details about entry dates and themes.

Because artists often work in creative isolation, our membership meetings strive to provide that sense of connection and encouragement and a forum for ongoing art dialogue.

Southwest Artists, Inc. (SWA), is a local non-profit 501(3)C organization which has been devoted to promoting the arts in Mena since 1945.

To continue these activities and begin the many new ones we are planning to add in the coming months, we must reach out to new constituencies for support and participation. We hope you will join in our mission to bring art to the people of Polk County by giving a tax-deductible donation or becoming a member today. Call (479-394-3880) for information or come by the gallery at 607 Mena Street.
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Scheduled Shows & Exhibits
  • Open Art Show
    Wed Feb 3rd 2016 - Tue Mar 1st 2016

    This show offers work in any media and on any subject: painting, drawing, sculpture, pen and ink, pastel, watercolor, oils, acrylic, pottery, woodwork, jewelry, photography, fiber arts and much more... - More Info
  • Cherri Stanberry Member Show
    Wed Mar 2nd 2016 - Tue Mar 29th 2016

    Cherri Stanberry is an amazing artist and this show will be showcasing her art from several different medias. You will see a lot of textural and 3D, as well as items that show her love for animals... - More Info

Open Art Show
February 3rd -thru- March 1st
Mena Art Gallery

Weekly Art Day
February 9th
11:00am - 2:00pm
Mena Art Gallery

Photography Club
February 13th
Mena Art Gallery

Children's Art Classes
February 13th
Mena Art Gallery

Weekly Art Day
February 16th
11:00am - 2:00pm
Mena Art Gallery

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Gallery News
  • American Artisans Soup Fundraiser - American Artisans at 615 Mena Street will be having a soup fundraiser for the gallery on Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be several different soups to choose from: Cheddar Ale, Tomato Bisque, Smoked Chicken & Wild Rice, Smoked Chicken & Poblano Pepper, and Potato. There will also be bread and dessert.

    Please plan to join us and thank you in advance for your support of the Mena Art Gallery.