When most people think of Little Rock, they often think of its lush natural features. When we at Soirée think of Little Rock, we think of a rare tapestry of art, philanthropy and community — and yes, its lush natural features.

In honor of that tapestry, we set out to explore the various venues housing visual art in our fair city. What we found goes beyond long, gleaming halls and high ceilings and dives into the intimate showrooms tucked into sleepy streets.

Sketches and sculptures, pastels and portraits, international and neighborhood artists, you'll find it all in our comprehensive guide to Little Rock art galleries.

Where’s the AAC?
The Arkansas Arts Center, the state’s leading force in the visual arts realm, is currently undergoing massive renovations and is set to reopen in 2022. Until then, you can see some of the AAC’s pieces at various Central Arkansas Library System branches. Call 501.372.4000 or visit ArkansasArtsCenter.org to learn more.

Arkansas Arts Center


Ann Maners & Alex Pappas Gallery - UA Little Rock

2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock
501.569.8977 | UALR.edu/Art/Galleries

Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday. During summer semester: Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday or by appointment. Closed on university holidays.

Argenta Gallery

413 Main St., North Little Rock
501.416.0973 |

Open during exhibition openings or by appointment.

The Art Group Gallery

11525 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
3 Statehouse Plaza, Little Rock
501.690.2193 | ArtGroupArkansas.com

Open 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Saturday, 1 - 5 p.m. Sunday.

Barry Thomas Fine Art & Studio

711 Main St., North Little Rock
501.912.6302 | BarryThomas.us

Open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday.

The Bookstore at Library Square

120 River Market Ave., Little Rock
501.918.3093 | CALS.org

Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Saturday.

Boswell Mourot Fine Art

5815 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
501.664.0030 | BoswellMourot.com

Open 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday or by appointment.

Brad Cushman Gallery - UA Little Rock

2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock
501.569.8977 | UALR.edu/Art/Galleries

Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday. During summer semester: Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday or by appointment. Closed on university holidays.

Cantrell Gallery

8208 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
501.224.1335 | CantrellGallery.com

Open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Saturday or by appointment.

Chroma Gallery

5707 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
501.664.0880 | ChromaGallery.BlogSpot.com

This Heights locale highlights everything from folk art imports to work from local up-and-comers, along with specialty and custom framing services. Open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday or by appointment.

Esse Purse Museum

1510 Main St., Little Rock
501.916.9022 | ESSEPurseMuseum.com

Open 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday.

The Galleries at Library Square

401 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
501.320.5790 | CALS.org

Open 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Saturday.

The Galleries at Library Square

Gallery 221 Original Fine Art

221 W. Second St., Little Rock
501.801.0211 | Gallery221Art.com

Open 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday or by appointment.

Gallery 26

2601 Kavanaugh Blvd., Ste. 1, Little Rock
501.664.8996 | Gallery26.com

Open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday.

Good Weather

4400 Edgemere Road, North Little Rock
501.680.3763 | GoodWeatherGallery.com

Open during exhibition openings or by appointment.

Hearne Fine Art

1001 Wright Ave., Ste. C, Little Rock
501.372.6822 | HearneFineArt.com

Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday or by appointment Sunday.

Hillcrest Gallery

2807 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
501.406.0633 | HillcrestGallery.com

Open 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday.

Historic Arkansas Museum

200 E. Third St., Little Rock
501.324.9351 | HistoricArkansas.org

Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Saturday, 1 - 5 p.m. Sunday.

House of Art

108 E. Fourth St., North Little Rock
501.366.3793 |

Open 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday, 8 p.m. - midnight Friday.

L & L Beck Art Gallery

5705 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
501.660.4006 |

Open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday.

Local Colour Gallery

5811 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
501.265.0422 | LocalColourGallery.com

Open 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Saturday or by appointment.

Local Colour Gallery

Louie’s Unique Framing and Gallery

1509 Mart Drive, Ste. A, Little Rock
501.907.6240 | LouiesFramingGallery.com

Open 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday.

M2 Gallery

1300 S. Main St., Little Rock
501.225.6257 | M2LR.com

Open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday.

Matt McLeod Fine Art

319 Clinton Ave., Ste. 203, Little Rock
501.725.8508 | MattMcLeodGallery.com

Open by appointment only.

Matthews Fine Art Gallery

909 North St., Little Rock
501.831.6200 |

Open by appointment only.

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

501 W. Ninth St., Little Rock
501.683.3593 | MosaicTemplarsCenter.com

Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday.

The New Gallery

1619 Scott St., Little Rock
TheNewGallery.net

Open 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday or by appointment.

“February February (24)” by Mathew McConnell, 11 1/2” × 8”, earthenware, bone charcoal and graphite, 2018. See McConnell’s work at The New Gallery Aug. 2-24.

New Deal Studios & Gallery

2003 S. Louisiana St., Little Rock
 

Open by appointment only.

Old State House Museum

300 W. Markham St., Little Rock
501.324.9685 | OldStateHouse.com

Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Saturday, 1 - 5 p.m. Sunday.

Red Door Gallery

3715 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock
501.753.5227 | RedDoorGalleryOnline.com

Open 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday.

The Showroom

2313 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
501.372.7373 |

Open 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday.

The Small Gallery - UA Little Rock

2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock
501.569.8977 | UALR.edu/Art/Galleries

Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday. During summer semester: Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday or by appointment. Closed on university holidays.

Stephano’s Fine Art Gallery

1813 N. Grant St., Little Rock
501.563.4218 | StephanoStudios.com

Open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Saturday.

Thea Foundation

401 Main St., Ste. 100, North Little Rock
501.379.9512 | TheaFoundation.org

Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.

Thea Foundation

Vogel Schwartz Sculpture Garden

400 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
501.960.0539 | SculptureAtTheRiverMarket.com

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Vogel Schwartz Sculpture Garden

Wildwood Park for the Arts

20919 Denny Road, Little Rock
501.821.7275 | WildwoodPark.org

Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, noon - 5 p.m. Sunday.

William J. Clinton Presidential Center

1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
501.374.4242 | ClintonPresidentialCenter.org

Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Saturday, 1 - 5 p.m. Sunday.

Clinton Presidential Center

Windgate Gallery - UA Pulaski Technical College

3000 W. Scenic Drive, North Little Rock
501.812.2715 | CHARTS.UAPTC.edu/Windgate-Gallery

Open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday.