BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS –
This year’s Ouachita Arts Celebration (OAC) will be Saturday, November 4, 2017, and applications from vendors wishing to participate will be accepted from September 1 through October 7 at Mena Art Gallery. Booths are all located on concrete and electricity is available if needed. The primary requirement for vendors is that all work must be hand crafted.
Mena Street will be blocked off between Jansen Street and Port Arthur Street so that people from all around southwestern Arkansas can wander freely among all the exhibits. There will be a car show, Tommy Young’s birds, flint knapping, roaming singers, local musicians, children’s crafts, art demonstrations, lots of food, and more. You can pick up detailed information and an entry form with complete rules from the Mena Art Gallery website: www.MenaArtGallery.org. If you still have questions, call Julie at the gallery at 479-394-3880. Hours are 11 am to 2 pm Tuesdays and 10 am to 3 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays.
This annual festival of arts has been growing over the last three years, and 2017 promises to be even bigger and better.