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1st Annual Ouachita Arts Celebration Kicks-Off

BY MELANIE BUCK –

This Saturday, November 1, Mena will hosts its first Ouachita Arts Celebration. North Mena Street has been slowly developed into an Arts District that draws visitors from near and far.

There will be something for everyone at the event located on the 600 block of Mena Street. Music and dancing, storytelling, and a drum circle are included in the action packed day.

From 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., businesses such as Four Winds Trading Post, Mena Art Gallery, Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT), Chameleon Arts, and more will display and demonstrate various arts and crafts for event-goers.

The Fair Lady will host a fashion show; OLT plans to set up a stage and offer costumes to those who wish to try their hand at acting; Four Winds Trading Post will demonstrate Native American crafts and have a beading competition; and Mena Art Gallery will begin their annual Christmas Gift Show.

Traffic will be blocked for convenience of the event so remember to bring your lawn chairs and when you get hungry, you can step into Skyline Café or American Artisans for lunch. The Lioness Lions will serve popcorn and the RMCC Culinary Arts Department will serve treats.

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