North Little Rock Events

PopUp Argenta Launch
July 21, 2017
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Create Little Rock, the young professionals organization of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, and studioMAIN, a collective of design professionals, architect, engineers and contractors, are excited to share developments in the 2017 PopUp in the Rock planning. This year, PopUp Argenta will begin during the 3rd Friday Argenta Art Walk, July 21, 5:30 – 8 pm, with recurring events during Argenta Art Walks in August and September.
PopUp Argenta will demonstrate a newly envisioned community space in the heart of Argenta, North Little Rock. The parking lot on Main Street between Laman Library and 4th street will be transformed with a temporary performance stage to host live music and comedy acts, food trucks, seating, shade structures, and vendor space for local businesses, Etsy vendors and artists. The temporary installation will serve as a multi-use pedestrian plaza to illustrate how the site could be used to serve more purposes for more people.
PopUp in the Rock aims to demonstrate what’s possible within local city areas with underdeveloped potential. The first PopUp demonstration occurred on Little Rock’s South Main Street in 2012. Subsequent PopUps were held on Little Rock’s Seventh Street in 2013. North Little Rock’s Park Hill neighborhood along JFK Boulevard in 2014, Historic West Ninth in 2015, and the River Cities Transit Center in 2016. Through short-term demonstrations, the volunteer group works to inspire long-term change by illustrating how community spaces can be made more inviting to pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, customers and businesses. Temporary installations have allowed communities to experience how changes function in real-time.
Specific PopUp installations are inspired by community feedback and implemented through the efforts of partnering organizations, city government and PopUp in the Rock volunteers. PopUp in the Rock began generating community feedback for PopUp Argenta in May.
The growing list of partners and stakeholders in the PopUp Argenta project includes: Argenta Downtown Council, The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, Maple Leaf Canvas Awnings, McClelland Consulting Engineers, Inc., Dogtown Farmers' Market NLR, Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse, City of North Little Rock and the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Prospective partners and volunteers are encouraged to get involved by contacting PopUp in the Rock at popupintherock@gmail.com, facebook.com/PopUpintheRock or on Twitter and Instagram, @PopUpintheRock. #PopUpArgenta
Learn more about past projects and watch videos at CreateLittleRock.com/PopUpintheRock
Confirmed Food Trucks:
Katmandu MOMO
Little Ranger Fried Pies

Confirmed Local Vendors and Artists:
WoofCat
Little House of Pots
Fallad
Blackbird Soap Co.
Jessica Carter Artistry
Christopher Copeland
Berkshire Creations
WildTreats
Rock City Thumps
Boots Shirley
 

Argenta Arts District
Main Street, North Little Rock
(479)970-9387
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