What is 2nd Friday Art Night?
Downtown Little Rock is fortunate to be the home of an incredible breadth of art, culture, and history. From established museums and institutions to individual galleries, every day residents and visitors are treated to a creative environment that expands the mind and warms the soul. To highlight such an amenity, several entities band together and host an after-hours art night every second Friday of the month.
Regular hosts include Historic Arkansas Museum, Old State House Museum, Central Arkansas Library System’s Butler Center and Cox Creative Center, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Bella Vita Jewelry, Matt McLeod Fine Art Gallery, Nexus Coffee and Creative, Gallery 221, and Mariposa Studio.
Each month provides new themes and exhibits for people to explore, completely free of charge. As the area spans the Creative Corridor and River Market District, attendees are encouraged to visit several venues during the course of an evening - by car, by sponsored trolley, or on foot. Many locations provide refreshments, and downtown’s restaurants are equipped to satisfy any culture-seeker’s hunger.
Other supporters of 2nd Friday Art Night include Rock Region METRO, Arkansas Destinations, Arkansas Times, and Downtown Little Rock Partnership.
Do my items for sale have to be handmade?
Yes. All items to be sold at 2nd Friday Art Night Pop Ups MUST be handmade.
What are the hours of Art Night?
Art Night officially starts at 5 and is over at 8. Setup begins at 4 p.m. on the day of the event.
Where are the artist booths located?
We will be curating artist spaces on the 500 block of Main Street. The 500 block is between Capital Ave and 6th St. There wont be a need for tents for this event because you all will be set up on the sidewalk in front of Cranford Co. & The Ballet Studio. These spaces are also covered by awnings which means you don't need a tent.
How big is my booth?
Spaces will be appx 8' - 10' wide and about 5' deep.
Is there a fee to set up as an artist?
Yes, there is a $20 fee that must be prepaid and we will send that info in an email before the event. If for some reason weather is a problem and we make a call to not set up the Pop Up Artists, the fee will be refunded or credited towards our September event.
How do I handle sales?
You are responsible for your own transactions. Plan accordingly with change and/or credit card readers, bags, packaging, etc.
What happens if it rains or the weather is “iffey” for Art Night?
In the event of stormy weather we will make a call prior to 4 p.m.
What is provided at my space?
Space. That is it. You must provide your own tables and lighting. We do have some electrical hookups. If you are granted a space near electricity you will need to bring a power strip and extension cords. We only provide the outlet.
Is there security?
There are Downtown Ambassadors that walk downtown in the evenings. They will be in the general vicinity if any problems arise.
Where do we use the restroom?
There are no specific public restrooms. But, most downtown businesses will allow you to use their restrooms.
Is there free parking?
Yes, we have validated parking passes that we will give you when you arrive to set up.
Do we have a point of contact during Art Night?
Yes, we will give you contact info in the official “Art Night” email prior to the event.