The arts calendar is full of events this weekend.
Tonight's 2nd Friday Art Night from 5-8 p.m. adds a new venue — the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, which is showing the photographs of Ralph Armstrong — along with regulars the Butler Center Galleries, the Courtyard at the Marriott, Gallery 221, Hearne Fine Art, the Historic Arkansas Museum and the Old State House Museum. Not only will there be art — two new exhibits include artwork from the Rosalie Santine Gould Rowher Collection at the Butler Center and the exhibit at Hearne just posted here — but many venues will have live music. Guitarist Steve Davison will be at the Butler Center Galleries, Arkopolis with Stephen Koch will be at the Historic Arkansas Museum, Ed Bowman and the Rock City Players will be at Mosaic Templars and the Morange Trio featuring Dave Williams II will be at the Old State House.
Check the calendar listings for more information and note that the Mosaic Templars event closes a half hour before other 2nd Friday venues.
You'll also see on the Saturday calendar Gallery 26's new exhibit of recent works by Jennifer Bryant, V.L. Cox and David O'Brien. That show opens with a reception from 7 to 10 p.m. tomorrow night and continues through Oct. 27.
Also previously posted, the Terry House Community Arts Gallery opens Linda Palmer's much anticipated "Arkansas Champion Trees: An Artist's Journey" on Sunday with a 3-5 p.m. reception.
Friday through Sunday the Off the Beaten Path studio tour will take art lovers to 24 tucked away in the Ozarks; see earlier post.