SECOND FRIDAY ART NIGHT
5 p.m., downtown. Free.
See art; give food. That's the theme for this Friday's 2nd Friday Art Night event at downtown galleries, to be held 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Collection boxes for canned food will be placed at each of the venues for donations to the Arkansas Foodbank Network, which distributes to relief agencies across the state.
The evening's lineup: River Market ArtSpace, 301 President Clinton Ave., will open “Baubles, Bangles, and Beads,” a holiday jewelry show and sale of work by Kathleen Bearden, Jeff and Judy Goodwin, Nancy Brillos Henderson and Burke Johnston on Friday. Hearne Fine Art, 500 Clinton Ave., will present “2007 in Retrospection,” featuring ceramic work by Chukes; mixed media sculpture by Kevin Cole; mixed media on paper and canvas by Rex Delony, Mr. Imagination, W. Earl Robinson and Artis Lane; silverpoint by Marjorie Williams-Smith; etchings, oils and watercolors by Dean Mitchell, and acrylics by Sylvester McKissack and Dianne Smith. Artists showing in the Delta Exhibition will be on hand at the Arts Center, where the Museum Shop and Best Impressions Restaurant will be also open. At the Cox Creative Gallery, 120 Commerce St., the 3rd annual Holiday Market continues with work by more than 30 artists in its second and third floor galleries. The Historic Arkansas Museum at Second and Cumberland will host its “Third Ever Nog-Off” competition of historic recipes and a reception for the exhibit “Dominique Simmons and Sammy Peters: Geography Lessons.” Ten Thousand Villages at 305 President Clinton Ave. will also be open.