Scheduled Shows & Exhibits



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, 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.

Arkansas The Natural State
Wed Jan 31st 2018 - Sat Feb 24th 2018

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

This is a "new" show featuring paintings, photos, drawings, pen & ink, and dimensional pieces that have an Arkansas theme. The items displayed will include an explanation, date, location and sentiments about the site.
More information will be provided later including the entry form as we get closer to the show dates.

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 categories 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.   

Young Artists Competition
Wed Mar 28th 2018 - Sat Apr 28th 2018

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

This is a judged art competition for artists ages 5 to 17. This exhibit highlights young artists in the area and includes drawing, painting, and 3-D. There are several prize awards for participants. Watch the website and our facebook page for entry form and rules as we get closer to the competition.

Fur, Fin & Feathers
Wed May 2nd 2018 - Sat May 26th 2018

Location: Mena Art Gallery, Mena

If it has fur, fins or feathers it will be in this exhibit. Come and see these critters in many different forms of artwork.

Photography Show
Wed May 30th 2018 - Sat Jun 23rd 2018

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

The 16th Annual Photography Show is one of the gallery's largest shows offering cash awards. Adults and youth (ages 12-17) display their photographs of beautiful landscapes, plants, animals, people/portraits, and general categories. 

Fiber Arts Show
Wed Jun 27th 2018 - Sat Jul 28th 2018

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

Our Fiber Arts Show has hand-crafted creations from a wide variety of fiber. All fiber arts are welcome: knitting, crocheting, twining, weaving, quilting, embroidery, sewing, macrame, lacemaking, rug hooking, felting, flocking, cross stitch and more.

Ouachita Expressions Show
Wed Aug 1st 2018 - Sat Aug 25th 2018

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 five 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.

National Small Works Juried Show
Wed Aug 29th 2018 - Sat Sep 22nd 2018

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

This is our second 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 Sep 26th 2018 - Sat Oct 27th 2018

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

This is our fourth annual national juried competition - The Art of the Heartland. It will include oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, colored pencil, pen & ink, and graphite.

Christmas Gift Show
Wed Oct 31st 2018 - Sat Dec 29th 2018

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

For the annual Christmas Gift Show at Mena Art Gallery, you will find unique items from stocking stuffers to that special piece that will make someone's eye light up on Christmas morning. There will be paintings, drawings, photographs, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, and almost anything you can imagine in the art field.  Most of the prices will be between $10 and $50 (although there will be a few “luxury” items as well).



Ouachita Arts Celebration
Sat Nov 3rd 2018 - Sat Nov 3rd 2018

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

Indoor and outdoor street festival features arts related activities such as live music, the art of falconry, vintage cars (pre-1943), belly dancing, professional face painting, live music, arts & fine arts and crafts booths, performing art, fashion show, culinary demonstrations.