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Celebrate Arkansas Heritage Month in May

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Friday, May 20, 2016

Heritage Month is underway, but it’s not too late to celebrate, discover and enjoy our state’s heritage during May.

Since 1982, Arkansans have celebrated Heritage Month with festivals, space studies, concerts, nature walks, tours and much more! Arkansans host scores of events in communities across the state, all proudly proclaiming the message that Arkansas Heritage is worth knowing and celebrating.

Each year we publish a free, collectible Arkansas Heritage Month poster. This year's poster uses the artwork of My'Angel Davis, who titled her work "My T Dogs," and completed it last year when she was a third-grader at Seventh Street Elementary School in North Little Rock. You can order a poster online for free!

This year’s theme is Arkansas Arts: Celebrating Our Creative Culture.

Arkansas is home to a wide array of talented artists, as well as a citizenry that appreciates art. From local arts and crafts fairs to community theater productions to the nationally recognized Crystal Bridges Museum in Northwest Arkansas, there’s something for everyone in our state.

Explore Arkansas’s heritage by visiting the Small Works on Paper exhibit, currently on tour at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith — or perhaps visit the Delta Cultural Center to see “Faces of the Delta” featuring art from Little Rock artist Aj Smith.

Other events will take place across the state throughout the month. Check out the event calendar to find one near you!