Art is a big deal in the Heights and Hillcrest. Make friends with the gallery owners who specialize in one-of-a-kind works created by local, regional and national artists. Your house will thank you.

Galleries & Framers

BA Framer
1813 N. Grant St. | 661-0687

B.A. Framer has been providing custom picture framing in central Arkansas for over 30 years. The friendly and experienced staff can assist you in creating the perfect design to show, preserve and display your art, photographs, crafts and memorabilia. Please feel free to call, email or drop by and allow them to serve you with your framing needs. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.

Boswell Mourot Fine Art
5815 Kavanaugh Blvd. | 664-0030

Boswell Mourot sells fine art by local, national and international artists for the emerging and established collector. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Fri. and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat.

Brenda Hogan's Art Studio
3602 Foxcroft Road | 352-0032

This art studio offers showings by appointment only.

Chroma Gallery
5707 Kavanaugh Blvd. | 664-0880

Chroma Gallery offers creative custom picture framing, museum-quality archival framing and heirloom shadow-box framing. Original art by local and regional artists, as well as folk art imports. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat.

DRAWL Southern Contemporary Art
5208 Kavanaugh Blvd., Suite 5 | 240-7446

DRAWL is an art gallery dedicated to promoting the Southern aesthetic with a collection of work by both established and emerging talents from all over the South. Open 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri. and 11 a.m.-
4 p.m. Sat.

Drawl Gallery

Gallery 26
2601 Kavanaugh Blvd., Suite 1 | 664-8996

For over 22 years, Gallery 26 has been representing some of central Arkansas’ most cutting-edge and innovative artists. They also offer quality custom and do-it-yourself framing. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat.

Gallery 26

Hillcrest Gallery
2807 Kavanaugh Blvd. | 664-7900

Hillcrest Gallery offers a vast selection of conservation and museum-quality custom framing options. Open 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat.

L&L Beck Art Gallery
5705 Kavanaugh Blvd. | 660-4006

Find oil paintings and wood carvings by Louis Beck and regularly scheduled monthly features. Art classes are also available; call for details. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat.

Local Colour Gallery
5811 Kavanaugh Blvd. | 265-0422

Local Colour Gallery includes 28 of Arkansas’ finest artists. Located in the Heights, Local Colour is one of the oldest galleries in the city. Artists work in oil, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, and offer one-of-a-kind pottery. Local Colour has affordable original art and offers two major shows per year, along with several smaller events. Commissions are available, as well as a private showing with the artist. Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat.

Local Colour Gallery

Stephano’s Fine Art Gallery
1813 N. Grant St. | 563-4218

Located in the Heights, Stephano’s Fine Art Gallery has a reputation for introducing exciting contemporary works of art from national to regional-based artists. Drawing from an eclectic group of established and emerging artists, the gallery is recognized for its diversity and color. Since opening in 2007, the gallery has won several local and national awards for “best gallery” and “best artist.” Stephano’s is proud to represent sculptor and actor Tony Dow, along with offering a wide range of art mediums such as: bronze and wood sculpture, blown glass works, vintage jewelry, oil and acrylic works on canvas and watercolor. The styles of work range from Photo Realism to Abstract, Surrealistic to Impressionistic landscape. Stephano’s strives to represent artists whose unique work is both visually stunning and affordable. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Fri. and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.

Art Classes

The Painted Pig
5622 R St. | 280-0553

The Painted Pig is a do-it-yourself art studio featuring paint-your-own pottery, mosaics and glass fusing for walk-in customers, as well as clay prints and silver jewelry creation by appointment. The studio also offers birthday parties, kids’ summer art camps and monthly after-hours events and classes for adults. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 1-5 p.m. Sun.

Spirited Art
5612 R St. | 296-9903

Spirited Art is a locally owned and operated paint studio in the Heights. Knowing your shapes, letters and colors is more than you need to know to create your very own masterpiece. Bring your friends, a relaxed, fun spirit and your favorite beverage and snack. Let them provide the rest. Spirited Art’s simple step-by-step instructions from one of their local artists will help guide you through your painting. Keep them in mind for all your party needs: birthdays, corporate events, fundraisers, charity nights, baby showers, bachelorette parties, etc. Your group will have a GREAT time! Classes are nightly (including weekends) at 6:30 p.m., and reservations are recommended. Weekend classes begin at 10 a.m. Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. Classes are subject to change based on reservations.