The 8th Ever Nog-off at the Historic Arkansas Museum and the "Home(Brew) for the Holidays" at the Old State House Museum should make for some very merry art touring for 2nd Friday Art Night 5-8 p.m. tonight.
HAM's eggnog competition among noggers Bridget Farris, Drue Patton, Bill Worthen and chefs from the Capitol Hotel, Copper Grill and Loblolly Creamery. There will be a people's award and an award bestowed by guest judges. Oh yes, there's art at the HAM, as well: “Beyond the Expected: Norwood Creech, Paulette Palmer and Edward Wade Jr.”; “Jared Hogue: Mini Faces”; “Barbie Doll: The 11 ½-inch American Icon”; and “A Collective Vision,” recent acquisitions. Lark in the Morning will play acoustic Celtic to sway rosy-cheeked to.
The Old State House is serving "holiday beers" from the Central Arkansas Fermenters Club, and will have music by Mark Bileu and Cindy Woolf.
Now well lubricated, head over to other Art Night venues: Hearne Fine Art (work by Kevin Cole); the Butler Center Galleries (Susan Chambers, Louise Halsey, Arkansas League of Artists and works from the permanent collection); the Courtyard Marriott (Vickie Hendrix-Siebenmorgen), and Gallery 221 (Mel Fowler, Glen Ledford, Rae Ann Bayless).