Our Mission is to sponsor, encourage, assist and promote enjoyment and understanding of the Visual Arts in Northwest Arkansas.

Celebrating the Art and Artists of Northwest Arkansas

Northwest Arkansas is rich in artistic talent and we’re proud to have so many amazing artists from diverse backgrounds and occupations from this area as part of the ANA community. We offer a welcoming and inclusive place for artists of all kinds to showcase their work, learn new skills, and be part of the growing art scene in Northwest Arkansas and the surrounding area.

We are proud to present our new face to Northwest Arkansas. We have a new logo, website, and a new home, plus we are finding more ways to participate in the arts in the area. Watch for new events and opportunities coming up in the months ahead.



ANA looking to the future.

July 2024

Looking to the future… there are many possibilities and we believe that some amazing things are ahead of us.

We had a very good time at the Rogers Experimental House , but we will move forward. We have accomplished so much in the last 3 1/2 years since we established a home at the RXH. We’ve had the opportunity to have regular quarterly membership shows which got better with each show. We created the 6×6 Silent Auction which has raised monies for our education programs. We started Christmas in July last year and are holding this years party at the Springdale Senior Center. We’ve had wonderful monthly educational artist presentations, free social paint night each month, multiple classes and workshops which we are looking for locations to continue now. We also have given multiple college scholarships to graduating high school seniors heading into the arts. We also started all of this with the creation of the ANA Gallery Group who opened the space for all of us, ran the gallery each week, and helped to raise the bar for us to be more creative and productive.

We are holding our Christmas in July in Springdale on July 20th, please RSVP – ASAP. We will also hold a September Membership Show somewhere. We’ve had offers for class room space and are working to get that finalized. We will be holding an Artists Presentation soon as well as or Social Paint Night. We are looking for locations but will let everyone know once we have more information. Please watch for details on the ANA website, the ANA email newsletter, and on social media for more information on events and locations.



Please RSVP by Wednesday July 17, 2024.

Christmas in July

Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s Christmas in July for ANA!

At the Springdale Senior Activity and Wellness Center

Saturday, July 20, 2024

5:00 – 8:00 PM

Open to all ANA members and guests (plus 1-2)

Springdale Senior Activity and Wellness Center
203 Park St • Springdale, AR 72764

• Time to meet other members, socialize, celebrate ANA!
• Food, drinks, music provided
• Secret Santa Surprise Swap (Bring an art related gift—a piece of your art or an art gift — gift-wrapped or gift-bagged)

Artist Presentation

Watch your newsletter and social media for more infomation.

July 18, 2024


ANA Social Paint Night

Cancelled this month

September 2024 Membership Show

Watch for more information on time and place.

We are planning on holding the September Membership Show but are still looking for a location.




Lighten Up, Loosen Up

Richard Stephens Watercolor Workshop

Wednesday, August 28 through Friday, August 30.
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Watch for more information on the website, email and social media

When you take a Richard Stephens workshop you will be exposed to three main things.
Informative technical information sprinkled with humor and antidotes, entertaining and educational painting demonstrations and lots of one on one time with Richard as he helps you through your individual painting process. Richard has a true passion for watercolor and enjoys the opportunity to share his knowledge and experience with students of all levels.





ANA offers several ways to be involved including opportunities to show your work in local and regional shows, being featured as our artist of the month and attending monthly membership meetings. Our goal is to support your artistic goals.


More information will be released as we take the next step with the gallery.


Whether you’re trying out a new medium or want to improve your existing skills, we can point you in the right direction with our monthly art education meetings, where member artists offer instruction, demonstrations and occasional hands-on opportunities to create art during the meeting. SEE MORE



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