Scheduled Shows & Exhibits



Ouachita Expressions Show
Wed Aug 2nd 2017 - Sat Sep 2nd 2017

Location: Mena Art Gallery, Mena
Phone No: 479-394-3880

The Ouachita Expressions Show has been our premier judged show for local competition for over twenty years. There are four categories: works on canvas, works on paper, photography and 3-D art. The show is open to artists from Arkansas and the surrounding areas. Click here for entry form and rules.

National Small Works Juried Show
Wed Sep 6th 2017 - Sat Sep 30th 2017

Location: Mena Art Gallery, Mena
Phone No: 479-394-3880

This is our first national juried competition of small works not larger than 18". It will include oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, colored pencil, pen & ink, and graphite.

The Art of the Heartland National Juried Show
Wed Oct 4th 2017 - Sat Oct 28th 2017

Location: Mena Art Gallery, Mena
Phone No: 479-394-3880

This is our third annual national juried competition - The Art of the Heartland. It will include oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, colored pencil, pen & ink, and graphite. Find more information by clicking on Juried Competition on this website.

Christmas Gift Show
Wed Nov 1st 2017 - Sat Dec 30th 2017

Location: Mena Art Gallery, Mena
Phone No: 479-394-3880

You will find unique items from stocking stuffers to that special piece in our Christmas Gift Show. There will be paintings, drawings, photographs, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, fiber arts, and more. Most of the art is between $10 and $50.
If you are interested in putting artwork or supplies in this show, click here for entry form.

Ouachita Arts Celebration
Sat Nov 4th 2017
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Downtown Mena Arts District, Mena
Phone No: 479-394-3880

The fourth annual Ouachita Arts Celebration is going to be bigger and better than ever. You will see a car show, artists booths, belly dancers, Tommy Young's birds, flint knapping, roaming singers, local musicians, children's crafts, art demonstrations, lots of food, and more. Watch for more detailed information. Click here for a vendor application.

Artists' Garage Sale
Wed Jan 3rd 2018 - Sat Jan 27th 2018

Location: Mena Art Gallery, Mena
Phone No: 479-394-3880

Our  “Artists' Garage Sale” will incorporate almost anything related to art: canvas, sketch pads, pencils, pens, paints, framing materials, or whatever you might need to create art of any variety. There will also be completed art work for sale in lots of different media. If you are an artist, this is the time to go through your studio and gather up those things you have not used in a couple of years and bring them in on Tuesday, January 2, from 10 am to 4 pm—you have a chance to get reimbursed for some of what you spent on them and someone else finds just what he needs for inspiration at a bargain. Not an artist, but you inherited Aunt Susie's studio? Go through and decide what is usable (no dried-up paint or distressed brushes, please!) and bring it in. Throughout the month of January, the collection will be on sale. Maybe this is just the time for you to spread your wings a bit and start the new year by exploring pastels or charcoal drawing or watercolor. 
Click here for exhibit rules and entry form.

The Art of Hair
Wed Feb 28th 2018 - Sat Mar 24th 2018

Location: Mena
Phone No: 479-394-3880

This is the first year for The Art of Hair show. Hair artists will compete in several catagories with before and after pictures. There will also be a hair/head manikin competition.
Follow our website and facebook page for more information as we get closer to this exhibit.