Other 2nd Friday events: Lee Cowan, author of "Except for all the Snakes I Just Love it Out Here," a journal of life in Stone County, will autograph books at the Historic Arkansas Museum (200 E. Third) and the Pickoids will perform. A news release says a "summer watermelon cocktail" will be served. Hell with the art; I want a watermelon cocktail! I don't mean that, of course; there are a couple of super contemporary shows at HAM galleries: “You Fit into Me: Works by David Carpenter and Lindsey Maestri” and “John Chiaromonte and Maribeth Anders: The Responsibility of Internal Forces.”
ALSO: Christ Episcopal Church (509 Scott) holds a reception for the Arkansas Pastel Society artists in their "Summer Members Show." The Bernice Garden, at Daisy Bates and Main, is taking part in 2nd Friday events with its Art Market, featuring artists, performers, home-grown produce and food and beverage vendors. Rob Walker is the featured artist at Dizzy's Gypsy Bistro. 4Square at 405 President Clinton Ave. and Copper Grill are event sponsors.