We can't help ourselves. We love the arts and this festival has its hooks in us. Now in its third year, Acansa is bringing back together another group of acclaimed performers and artists from central Arkansas and the surrounding region.

Festival events will take place Sept. 21-25 and include concerts, recitals, educational events and gallery viewings from big names like Ballet Arkansas and lesser known gems. 

Check out this preview highlighting a few of the week's happenings.

Located on both sides of the Arkansas River, Acansa features performances at 14 venues including the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library, Arkansas Arts Center, Argenta Community Theater, Samantha’s Tap Room and more.

Festival ticket are on sale now, and options include individual performance tickets starting at $15, VIP tickets starting at $40, student tickets starting at $10 and week passes starting at $250. The Silver and Gold Festival Passes enable guests to experience the full five days of festival, including access to all performances. The Gold Festival Pass also allows guests VIP privileges and access to "Meet the Artist" receptions.

To ensure you have a spot at your favorite events, click here to purchase tickets. 

Learn more about Acansa on the festival's website. For a look at all of the events taking place, you can browse the lineup by event, by venue or by performer. Be sure to stay up-to-date on the festival by following Acansa on FacebookTwitter and Instagram