In the News

A Day of William Dunlap – Saturday, April 30

10:00am • Enjoy coffee and spudnuts with William Dunlap Public as he reads selections from his newly released book, Short, Mean Fiction, with question and answer after. The artist will be in attendance to meet guests, discuss his art and sign copies of Short, Mean […]

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Summer Camps 2016 • New Times and New Camps!

Enjoy an wild summer of fun at SAAC! Now registering students in the SAAC office. All camps have extended hours which include a half hour opening session of group play and warm-up activities. Students can arrive anytime during the first half hour of camp, allowing families a more flexible drop-off schedule this summer. Full and partial scholarships are available for students.


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Virmarie Depoyster Returns for 2 Day Pastel Workshop May 14-15

Pastel Painting by artist
Virmarie DePoyster
May 14 & 15 •
Virmarie DePoyster, co-president of the Arkansas Pastel Society, will teach the two-day pastel workshop. Students will explore the pastel medium, drawing techniques, under-painting techniques using alcohol, value studies, color, surface applications, and effective and creative ways of […]

Upcoming Art Workshops at SAAC

Several art workshops are already scheduled through June.

In the Gallery

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SAAC hosts “Due South” Party to Honor William Dunlap • April 30

Currently hanging now and through April 30th, the South Arkansas Arts Center is thrilled to be able to share with the public the works of famed Southern artist and author, William Dunlap, whose works have been shown around the world and throughout the country to […]

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5×5 Art Dash May 5

You know them all! They are your friends and SAAC members! If you have enjoyed artwork by local/member artists over the last decade, the 5×5 Art Dash is your opportunity to get a piece of work by your favorite artist! Most of these 50 artists […]

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“The Polaroid Show” by Lisa Burton Tarver

El Dorado native Lisa Burton Tarver returns to the gallery with The Polaroid Show, a collection of 12 large format manipulated Polaroid photos. The limited edition 30″ x 36″ prints are signed and numbered. The print run of most of the photos is limited to […]

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William Dunlap • March 10 – April 30

William Dunlap, one of the most important Southern artists of this generation, will be bringing his celebrated works to the South Arkansas Art Center for a six week show. The impressive show, titled  A Southern Allegory, will open on March 10 and run through April […]

On Stage

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Emily Cole and Matt Benson to Entertain at Due South on Saturday Night

Due South will be a special evening of art and food, as well as great entertainment, provided by El Dorado’s own Emily Cole and Matt Benson. The two have been playing together for a few months and are wowing fans at performances at PJ’s […]

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Disney’s 101 Dalmatians KIDS

We are happy to present the cast for the production of “Disney’s 101 Dalmatians KIDS”, showing to the community on April 1st and 2nd in the Callaway Theater. “We have 43 of El Dorado’s most talented kids on the stage for this production […]

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Lend Me A Tenor • March 4-6 & 10-13

Thanks for coming to the show!  We hope you enjoyed it!!!

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