North Little Rock Events

ACANSA Arts Festival
September 18, 2018 - September 23, 2018

Inspired by a 2012 visit to Spoleto Arts Festival in Charleston, South Carolina, ACANSA's Founder, Charlotte Gadberry approached the Mayors of Little Rock, North Little Rock and leaders of our arts communities about collaborating to make ACANSA Arts Festival a reality for Central Arkansas and they enthusiastically agreed.

A grass-roots movement ensued with hundreds of volunteers working together in numerous roles to bring this annual festival to Arkansas. The inaugural festival took place September 23-28, 2014. ACANSA continues to develop year after year and is working to establish Arkansas as the next great arts and culture destination in the U.S.


2018 Festival Lineup:

A Rowdy Faith


Steve Azar and the Kings Men

Jimmy Abegg

Laurence Juber


Kevin Doyle

Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company

Warriors Don't Cry, a one-woman play based off the award-winning book

Tatiana Roitman Mann

Chuchito Valdez



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