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Finish Line Fun at BDB 100 Finale Fest

Finish Line Fun at BDB 100 Finale Fest

Cyclists from across the region will participate in the Sixth Annual Big Dam Bridge 100 Cycling Tour of Central Arkansas on Saturday, September 29, 2012. Crossing the longest bridge built specifically for cyclists, runners and walkers, the event is expected to draw about 2,500 riders of all ages from 25 states and throughout Arkansas.

The event offers rides from 15-100 miles. The 100 mile tour includes Little Rock, North Little Rock, Maumelle, Mayflower, Conway and Perry County, with volunteers staffing aid stations throughout the course. The start line is on LaHarpe in Little Rock and the finish line is on Main Street in the Argenta Arts District of North Little Rock.  There will be various street closures and delays during the day.

This Week in Argenta

This Week in Argenta

September 24: Crush Wine Bar hosts a Beer Tasting with Marshall Brewing.The beers for the evening include Sundown Wheat, Old Pavilion Pilsner, McNellie's Pub Ale, Atlas IPA, & Oktoberfest.  Crush Wine Bar is located at 318 Main Street, Argenta Arts District, downtown North Little Rock. Call 501-374-9463 for more information.

September 25: Tales from the South, a live taping of the radio series, is held weekly on Tuesdays at Starving Artist Cafe´. Cost: $5 admission plus dinner. Dinner begins at 5 p.m.; taping begins at 7 p.m. Seating is limited. For details, call 501-372-7976, visit www.TalesFromTheSouth.com.

Artist Works From Functional to Funky

Artist Works From Functional to Funky

The Argenta Branch of Laman Library hosts Arkansas artist Julie Holt during Argenta Artwalk this Friday, 5-8 pm.

Holt graduated from the University of North Texas in 1994, with a BFA in ceramics. Then, she moved to Little Rock and began working in clay, watercolors, and oil.

Visit Holt in front of the library to enjoy some of her functional and beautiful works.

New Argenta Gallery / Frame Shop Opens

New Argenta Gallery / Frame Shop Opens

Shop the new Paint Box Gallery and see their first exhibit by featured artist Karlyn Holloway during Argenta ArtWalk Friday, September 21, 5-8 pm.
 
Did you know Paint Box Gallery features only Arkansas artists and is also a custom frame shop? Stop in and welcome our new Argenta neighbors.

Paint Box Gallery is located at 705 Main Street, Argenta Arts District, downtown North Little Rock. For more information call 501-374-2848.

Tents Back Up for Argenta ArtWalk

Tents Back Up for Argenta ArtWalk

Visit all the participating galleries, artist tents, and businesses along Main Street for Argenta ArtWalk this Friday, September 21, from 5-8 p.m. Enjoy live music, great art, and great food!

Be sure to visit the new Paint Box Gallery and Frame Shop this Friday in the old Ketz Gallery location and stop by the Argenta Market for Raimondo Winery samples. Also check out  Argenta Branch of Laman Library, the galleries at THEA Foundation, Starving Artist Cafe, Claytime Gallery, Greg Thompson Fine Art, and First Presbyterian Church. Additional venues include Blake's Furniture, Chop Salon, Argenta Healing Arts, Argenta Bead Company, and Crush Wine Bar.

Don't Miss Southern Exhibit During Argenta ArtWalk

Don't Miss Southern Exhibit During Argenta ArtWalk

Greg Thompson Fine Art presents a new, ground breaking exhibition that will feature some of the most important artists from Arkansas, both past and current, as well as important artists from Texas, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee and Louisiana exploring their treatment of the land, architecture and people which is uniquely Southern. The show opens during Argenta ArtWalk, Friday, September 21, 5-8 pm.

Artists in exhibition include: Al Allen, Thomas Hart Benton, Darrell Berry, Gary Bolding, Adrian Brewer, J.O. Buckley, Roger Carlisle, Carroll Cloar, Shelia Cotton, William Dunlap, Louis Freund, Charles Harrington, Colette Pope Heldner, Dolores Justus, Matt McLeod, Laura Raborn, Ed Rice, Kendall Stallings, Barry Thomas, and Rebecca Thompson.

This exhibition showcases landscapes both familiar and surreal - from the urban to the abstract.  

Home Plate Heroes Opens at Thea During Argenta ArtWalk

Home Plate Heroes Opens at Thea During Argenta ArtWalk

In preparation for the upcoming Home Plate Heroes silent and live auctions, The Thea Center will play host to the Jim Elder Good Sport Fund (JEGSF)'s Home Plate Heroes exhibition during this month's Argenta ArtWalk,set for September 21, 5:30 - 8:00pm.

Home Plate Heroes is a collection of painted and/or decorated home plate-shaped wooden panels, each to be auctioned to the highest bidder. JEGSF's Executive Director, Susan Elder, will be present to field questions about the artists, the auctions, and more. This event provides the perfect opportunity for art lovers and potential bidders to view the home plates in person prior to bidding online or during the silent and live auctions on September 27.