The seventh annual ACANSA Arts Festival of the South, a visual and performing arts festival scheduled for March 10 – March 25, 2022, recently announced its lineup.
The festival had originally been scheduled for September 2021 was postponed due to concerns about coronavirus. This year, proof of vaccination will be required. For the full COVID-19 statement from event organizers, visit the festival website.
Masks and proof of vaccination required for all events.
- Our Town | March 9 – March 19 | Argenta Community Theater
- Fancifool | Thursday, March 10 at 7pm | Cranford Company Studio
- Fancifool | Friday, March 11 at 7pm | Cranford Company Studio
- Las Cafeteras | Friday, March 11 at 8pm | The Rail Yard LR
- Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band | Saturday, March 12 at 7:30pm | Ron Robinson Theater
- Pierre Bensusan | Thursday, March 17 at 7:30pm | The Joint
- Jazz at the Rail Yard | Thursday, March 17 at 7:30pm | The Rail Yard LR
- Bonnie Montgomery | Friday, March 18 at 8:00pm | The Argenta Plaza | Bonnie Montgomery is presented as a free concert to the public thanks to generous support from Alessi Keyes Construction.
- Rodney Marsalis and the Philadelphia Brass Band | Friday, March 18 at 7:30pm | Ron Robinson Theater
- Collage Dance Collective | Saturday, March 19 at 8pm | Pulaski Technical College CHARTS
- The Ten-Minute Play Showcase | Tuesday, March 22 at 7:00pm | Argenta Community Theater
- Ranky Tanky | Wednesday, March 23 at 7:30pm | Ron Robinson Theater
- The Reminders | Thursday, March 24 at 7:00pm | The Rail Yard LR
- 5th Annual Charlotte Gadberry Award Gala / Louis Fouche | Friday, March 25 at 7:30pm | Ron Robinson Theater
The 2019 ACANSA Arts Festival of the South welcomed more than 7500 patrons from 50 Arkansas communities and eight states.
ACANSA Arts Festival of the South is dedicated to building a more dynamic and engaging community through the arts and enriching the cultural vitality of the region. By fostering creative collaborations among artists, patrons, businesses, and community institutions, ACANSA facilitates the creation and presentation of more compelling art that encourages public dialogue, economic innovation, provides access to a wider array of artistic experiences, and makes our community a stronger, more vibrant place to live.
Arkansans and visitors annually celebrate the ACANSA Arts Festival of the South during live performances and visual arts exhibits in multiple venues throughout September. ACANSA also provides Free Spring Break Arts camps in collaboration with professional artists to hundreds of youth. The Ten-Minute Play Showcase encourages local playwrights, directors, actors and audiences to explore new plays.