1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Where are the buskers/musicians located?
We strategically place each and every artist, musician, and busker on the streets of downtown LIttle Rock and/or inside Art Night venues when possible. Most of the time you will be performing on the street but on occasion there will be opportunities for us to place you inside a participating venue. There are no stages and very limited electricity. Some locations are: 1. In front of the Korean Gate, Chamber of Commerce and/or Old State House Convention Center on President Clinton Ave & Scott St. 2. In front of the parking garage on Main St. at 2nd St. 3. Other locations to be determined.
4. Is there a fee to set up as an busker/musician?
No, you may also put out a tip jar and pass out cards to advertise if you like. You are also welcome to sell CD’s and merch if applicable.
5. What happens if it rains or the weather if “iffey” for Art Night?
We will make an official call prior to the event.
6. What is provided at my space?
We try to accommodate electricity where possible. If you need electricity to perform, you must make that clear beforehand so we can plan accordingly. We encourage acoustic performances!
7. Is there security?
There are Downtown Ambassadors that walk downtown in the evenings. They will be in the general vicinity if any problems arise.
8. Where do we use the restroom?
There are no specific public restrooms. But, most downtown businesses will allow you to use their restrooms.
9. Is there free parking?
Yes, we have validated parking passes that we will give you when you arrive to set up.
10. 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.