The Bernice Garden Farmers' Market
Apr
22
to Oct 28

The Bernice Garden Farmers' Market

The Bernice Garden Farmers' Market
Every Sunday from April 22, 2018 through October
10:00am-2:00pm

The Bernice Garden
1401 Main St.
Little Rock, AR 72202

The Bernice Garden Farmers’ Market, a downtown Little Rock favorite, is set to be open from Sunday, April 22, 2018 through October.  Co-owner Kecia McCracken is excited about the Farmers’ Market opening because “it brings the SoMa district alive during Little Rock’s best seasons. It also shows SoMa’s commitment to supporting local and small businesses.”  All vendors are local Arkansas growers and will gather every Sunday until October to bring Little Rock fresh, local produce. This is the 5th consecutive year of the Bernice Garden Farmer’s Market and it has become a SoMa community staple. In addition to fresh produce, each week market-goers will find fresh flowers, live music, food trucks, and more. 

The Bernice Garden opened in 2007 with sustainable design principles in mind. One of the most successful and beloved projects of the Garden has been the Farmers’ Market, which opens each year from April to November and features local farmers and fresh produce. The Garden, a private space intended for public use, can also be booked for private parties, weddings, and benefits. 

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Intro To Fine Silver Clay With Marianne Hennigar
Sep
29
12:00 PM12:00

Intro To Fine Silver Clay With Marianne Hennigar

In this beginner-level class, Marianne H. Hennigar introduces basic skills for creating unique wearable treasures in fine silver clay. Students will create small items suitable for earrings, pendants and charms. Marianne will also demo basic findings assembly, so your pieces are ready to wear as soon as they are fired. $40 materials fee includes 16 grams of fine silver (price may vary with market value of fine metals), fine silver wire, double storage container, kiln firing and polishing your work. No experience necessary. Age 14 +, please.

Optional supplies will be available for purchase from Marianne.

Saturday, September 29, 2018, 12:00 PM-2:00 PM

Class fee is $67. A materials fee of $$40 will be due to teacher at time of class.

Spaces are limited; online registration & payment are required to reserve your spot.

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Painting With Mindy Lacefield
Sep
30
1:00 PM13:00

Painting With Mindy Lacefield

Join Mindy Lacefield of www.mindylacefieldart.com for this fun painting class based on her darling whimsical winged girl! Using a restricted color palette of acrylic paints, Mindy will show how to build up layers of color as a base and share tricks of shading with color to contour and give dimension to the face. If you’ve never painted with acrylics or simply want to strengthen your portrait/face work then come join us! Mindy will include a full instruction booklet with step outs in the materials fee so don’t worry if you’ve been away from painting for a bit or are new to the process. We will have fun creating darling girls and adding our own expressive touches!

$15 materials fee payable to instructor on arrival includes instruction booklet, 6 x 6 canvas panel(s), use of paints, stabilo graphite pencil, and use of different shaped brushes to play with.

Please bring your favorite brushes. Mindy really likes Dina Wakley round brushes (available on Amazon).
Also bring a water cup, paper towels, and a paint palette (paper plates are acceptable).

Sunday September 30, 2018, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM

Class fee is $60. A materials fee of $15 will be due to teacher at time of class.

Spaces are limited; online registration & payment are required to reserve your spot.

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Mount Holly Garden Series: Earths Bounty--Planning Your Pollinator Garden
Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

Mount Holly Garden Series: Earths Bounty--Planning Your Pollinator Garden

October 20, "Earths Bounty--Planning Your Pollinator Garden" by Chris Wyman, Heifer Village and Urban Farm. Chris' program will include native plant and pollinator housing techniques.

Celebrating our 10th Anniversary in 2018, the Downtown Dames sponsor the gardening lectures at 9:00 A.M. the third Saturday morning, April through October. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the beauty of Little Rock's oldest cemetery, dating to 1843. A suggested donation of $5.00 per person, benefits projects at Mount Holly Cemetery. Refreshments and door prizes provided by the Downtown Dames! Attendance may be counted as educational hours for Master Gardeners.
 

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Needle-Felted Wool Doodle Bugz
Oct
20
10:30 AM10:30

Needle-Felted Wool Doodle Bugz

Needle-Felted Wool Doodle Bugz

Who’s an adorable little buggy? Learn several wool felting techniques from Debbie of Whispering Wool while making this buzzy Doodle Bugz designed by Erin Butler! Felting techniques covered include wet-felting, armature and wrapping, needle-felting and applying curly locks and silk. Choose from a rainbow of colors for your own little cutie! No felting experience necessary.

Materials include a specially barbed needle, felting surface, armature wire, supplies for wet felting, wools, silks, and curly locks.

Age 14+

Saturday October 20, 2018, 10:30 AM-2:30 PM

Class fee is $45. A materials fee of $20 will be due to teacher at time of class.

Spaces are limited; online registration & payment are required to reserve your spot.

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The Arkansas Cornbread Festival
Oct
27
11:30 AM11:30

The Arkansas Cornbread Festival

South Main St., 13th Street all the way to 17th Street - four blocks that run in front of Bernice Garden.


The Arkansas Cornbread Festival builds community by raising awareness of the South Main in Little Rock (SoMa) community while celebrating Southern culture and heritage through food, artisan crafts, and music.  Come enjoy the music, enticing aromas, and the promise of family fun in downtown Little Rock.


A foodie competition like no other!  Teams compete for cash prizes and awards to determine who makes the best cornbread and yummy complementing side item in both Professional and Amateur categories. Cornbread winners from both categories are chosen by popular vote, you the people attending, and are awarded $1000 for first place, $500 for second place and $250 for best side item. There is also a panel of judges who give blue ribbon awards as well, sort of like a best in show! The Festival is open to the public, but the purchase of a Cornbread Tasting Ticket lets you taste the many cornbread competitors dishes and vote for your favorite – tickets will be available online and at the Green Corner Store soon.

SoMa businesses are open with specials for attendees, along with food trucks, local breweries, live music, arts and crafts vendors.  And we didn’t forget about the smaller cornbread lovers, bring them to Cosmo’s Kids Corner for interactive fun and games.  Bonding over cornbread is a southern tradition, and once you’ve had a taste of SoMa, you’ll have to come back for more.

Interested in competing?  Or bringing your foodtruck?  Or being a vendor?  How about volunteering?  Contact us about opportunities or for more information at info@arkansascornbreadfestival.com or through Facebook @ArkansasCornbreadFestival.

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Embellished Embroidery Sampler
Sep
23
1:00 PM13:00

Embellished Embroidery Sampler

Leigh of @leigh_jacobs_art leads this fun introduction to basic free-form embroidery. Participants will create a cute sampler of basic stitches surrounding a focal word of your choice. Your 5” hoop sampler will include running stitch, blanket stitch, chain stitch, back stitch, and French knots.  After learning these basics, you’ll be on your way to creative embroidery projects!

Sunday, September 23, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

Class fee is $30. A materials fee of $10 will be due to Leigh at class time. 

Spaces are limited; online registration & payment is required to reserve your spot.

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Needle-Felted Wool Mini Bear Rug
Sep
22
10:30 AM10:30

Needle-Felted Wool Mini Bear Rug

In this needle-felting class, Debbie of Whispering Wool will teach participants how to make this adorable mini bear rug designed by Felting Farmer Lady; no hunting required! Wouldn’t he make a great centerpiece or a wonderful Christmas gift? Students will learn to build the form and fashion the head, adding details for personality. The most fun part will be adding the curly locks to create the pelt! Start the pelt in class and finish at home. Debbie will have an assortment of beautiful natural locks from which to choose. Can you even bear the cuteness? No felting experience necessary.
Bring a sack lunch and beverage to have during the ½ hour break.

Saturday, September 22 10:30 AM-3:30 PM

Class cost: $45
Materials fee: $50
Materials includes a specially barbed needle, felting surface, felt, wools and curly locks.

Age 14+

Saturday September 22, 2018, 10:30 AM-3:30 PM

Class fee is $45. A materials fee of $50 will be due to teacher at time of class.

Spaces are limited; online registration & payment are required to reserve your spot.

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Macrame With Hannah
Sep
18
6:00 PM18:00

Macrame With Hannah

We heart macrame! Join local textile artist, Hannah Genevieve Lawrence, to create your own macrame wall hanging. In this beginner class, Hannah will go over the basics of macrame and teach two different knot styles to get you going. Students will create their own unique wall hanging, approximately 9” x 30”. Use your new-found macrame skills to amaze your friends with special handmade gifts! (And let’s convince Hannah to teach a planter hanger).

Materials Fee includes:
Cotton rope in black and natural, a wooden dowel rod, and both primary colored and unpainted wooden beads.

Supplies students can bring: – if you want a different look you can bring a thin copper pipe or a thin branch to hang your piece from!

Refreshments available.

Ages 12+, please.

Tuesday September 18, 2018, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Class fee is $30. A materials fee of $10 will be due to teacher at time of class.

Spaces are limited; online registration & payment are required to reserve your spot.

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Sustainable Wardrobe Workshop: Slow Fashion Refashion
Sep
16
to Sep 17

Sustainable Wardrobe Workshop: Slow Fashion Refashion

Slow fashion borrows many ideas from the world of slow food and asks that consumers think about where their garments come from and who makes them. The movement attempts to marry together three main concepts: clothing that is well-made (including taking into account the conditions of the maker), beautiful and long-lasting. The idea of slow fashion can often seem inaccessible, unaffordable, or simply too time consuming for everyday life, but this workshop will teach basic, easily adaptable skills to create a sustainable wardrobe, without having to purchase any additional clothing.

Students are encouraged to bring 5 well-loved, favorite garments that need a little sprucing. The garments can range from a worn, older sweatshirt, to a more formal dress with an unfortunate stain, to a favorite pair of jeans with lovely worn knees. Think natural fibers such as linen, cotton, and rayon or silk. These should be garments that bring you joy and that you want to continue living with.

On day one, Aaron Sanders Head of www.aaronsandershead.com will introduce workshop participants to the world of natural dye. Using indigo, along with other natural dyes, like black walnut, avocado and osage wood, he will teach techniques for using plant-based dyes to give a new life to old garments. Participants will learn how they can make dyes at home with easily accessible materials. Participants will also dye fabrics to use as patchwork materials on day two.

On day two, Aaron will guide students through the world of meditative, slow stitching, including stitching for embellishment, beading, couching and sashiko stitching for mending and reinforcing weak stress points in garments. Students will learn which mending and reinforcement techniques work for different people, and how to make clothing work for you in your every day life. Participants will begin to see their clothing as an extension of their body, and something that can grow and change, rather than having to purchase new clothing.

It is our hope that participants leave with a different viewpoint regarding fast fashion and consumerism when it comes to clothing, and will feel armed to the teeth with a skillset to continue their slow fashion at home in a sustainable, affordable way. Using their 5 renewed garments as a roadmap, this workshop aims to plant the seed for a lifestyle shift, and a long journey of slow fashion for participants.

Sunday September 16, 2018, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM AND
Monday September 17, 2018, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM

Class fee is $195. A materials fee of $35 will be due to teacher at time of class.

Spaces are limited; online registration & payment are required to reserve your spot. No refunds.

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Sustainable Wardrobe Workshop: Slow Fashion Refashion
Sep
16
10:00 AM10:00

Sustainable Wardrobe Workshop: Slow Fashion Refashion

Slow fashion borrows many ideas from the world of slow food and asks that consumers think about where their garments come from and who makes them. The movement attempts to marry together three main concepts: clothing that is well-made (including taking into account the conditions of the maker), beautiful and long-lasting. The idea of slow fashion can often seem inaccessible, unaffordable, or simply too time consuming for everyday life, but this workshop will teach basic, easily adaptable skills to create a sustainable wardrobe, without having to purchase any additional clothing.

Students are encouraged to bring 3 well-loved, favorite garments that need a little sprucing. The garments can range from a worn, older sweatshirt, to a more formal dress with an unfortunate stain, to a favorite pair of jeans with lovely worn knees. Think natural fibers such as linen, cotton, and rayon or silk. These should be garments that bring you joy and that you want to continue living with.

In the morning session, Aaron Sanders Head of www.aaronsandershead.com will introduce workshop participants to the world of natural dye. Using indigo, along with other natural dyes, like avocado and osage wood, he will teach techniques for using plant-based dyes to give a new life to old garments. Participants will learn how they can make dyes at home with easily accessible materials. Participants will also dye fabrics to use as patchwork materials.

After lunch, Aaron will guide students through the world of meditative, slow stitching, including stitching for embellishment, beading, couching and sashiko stitching for mending and reinforcing weak stress points in garments. Students will learn which mending and reinforcement techniques work for different people, and how to make clothing work for you in your every day life. Participants will begin to see their clothing as an extension of their body, and something that can grow and change, rather than having to purchase new clothing.
It is our hope that participants leave with a different viewpoint regarding fast fashion and consumerism when it comes to clothing, and will feel armed to the teeth with a skillset to continue their slow fashion at home in a sustainable, affordable way. Using their 3 renewed garments as a roadmap, this workshop aims to plant the seed for a lifestyle shift, and a long journey of slow fashion for participants.

Sunday September 16, 2018, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Class fee is $135. A materials fee of $20 will be due to teacher at time of class.

Spaces are limited; online registration & payment are required to reserve your spot.

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Watercolor 101 With Leana Of May We Fly
Sep
15
1:00 PM13:00

Watercolor 101 With Leana Of May We Fly

Join artist Leana Fischer of @mayweflydesign for a fun early fall watercolor workshop. Leana’s sweet and simple watercolors are inspiring!

This watercolor workshop is designed for the total beginner, so if you’ve never painted before, you’re in the right place! The first part of the workshop will be dedicated to learning basic watercolor technique, from mixing color to using your paintbrush. We will then dive into learning specific strokes that will help you paint a range of subjects, with a focus on botanical forms. The goal of this workshop is that you will leave feeling ready to begin watercolor painting on your own!

Saturday September 15, 2018, 1 PM-4 PM

Class fee is $55. A materials fee of $10 will be due to teacher at time of class.

Spaces are limited; online registration & payment are required to reserve your spot. No refunds.

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Watercolor 101 With Leana Of May We Fly
Sep
15
1:00 PM13:00

Watercolor 101 With Leana Of May We Fly

Join artist Leana Fischer of @mayweflydesign for a fun early fall watercolor workshop. Leana’s sweet and simple watercolors are inspiring!

This watercolor workshop is designed for the total beginner, so if you’ve never painted before, you’re in the right place! The first part of the workshop will be dedicated to learning basic watercolor technique, from mixing color to using your paintbrush. We will then dive into learning specific strokes that will help you paint a range of subjects, with a focus on botanical forms. The goal of this workshop is that you will leave feeling ready to begin watercolor painting on your own!

Saturday September 15, 2018, 1 PM-4 PM

Class fee is $55. A materials fee of $10 will be due to teacher at time of class.

Spaces are limited; online registration & payment are required to reserve your spot. No refunds.

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Mount Holly Garden Series: Ancient Botanical Wonders in Arkansas
Sep
15
9:00 AM09:00

Mount Holly Garden Series: Ancient Botanical Wonders in Arkansas

September 15, "Ancient Botanical Wonders in Arkansas" by Theo Witsell, Ecologist and Botanist, with the Department of Natural Heritage. This program will certainly be a highlight of our series! There will be something for everyone to enjoy, no matter what your interests.

Celebrating our 10th Anniversary in 2018, the Downtown Dames sponsor the gardening lectures at 9:00 A.M. the third Saturday morning, April through October. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the beauty of Little Rock's oldest cemetery, dating to 1843. A suggested donation of $5.00 per person, benefits projects at Mount Holly Cemetery. Refreshments and door prizes provided by the Downtown Dames! Attendance may be counted as educational hours for Master Gardeners.
 

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Weaving Basics Adult + Child
Sep
9
1:00 PM13:00

Weaving Basics Adult + Child

Bring your young ‘un age 5+ and you’ll learn weaving basics together in this super-fun class with Leigh of @leigh_jacobs_art! Participants will start (and hopefully complete) a small, colorful tapestry weaving incorporating basic weaving, knotting, and looping. Leigh will also demonstrate a clasped weft. Leigh will show students how to transfer their weaving to a neat stick for display, if desired.

If you have a small loom or special yarns, feel free to bring them to class. Upcycled picture-frame looms will be available along with various yarns included in the materials fee.

Recommendations for loom purchases will be available if you would like to keep on weaving!

Sunday September 9, 2018, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Class fee is $50. A materials fee of $15 will be due to teacher at time of class.

Spaces are limited; online registration & payment are required to reserve your spot.

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Mount Holly Garden Series: Propagation 101
Aug
18
9:00 AM09:00

Mount Holly Garden Series: Propagation 101

August 18, "Propagation 101" by Susan Rose. We always adore Susan! This segment will provide tips and guides for propagating your plants, roses and perennials.

Celebrating our 10th Anniversary in 2018, the Downtown Dames sponsor the gardening lectures at 9:00 A.M. the third Saturday morning, April through October. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the beauty of Little Rock's oldest cemetery, dating to 1843. A suggested donation of $5.00 per person, benefits projects at Mount Holly Cemetery. Refreshments and door prizes provided by the Downtown Dames! Attendance may be counted as educational hours for Master Gardeners.
 

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Dangly Bits And Baubles In Fine Silver
Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

Dangly Bits And Baubles In Fine Silver

Note: Previous experience in fine silver clay required for this class.

Now that you have experience in fine silver clay, you’re ready to explore more fun possibilities!
In this intermediate-level workshop with Marianne Hennigar of @mhhsculpt, you’ll learn to build interesting sculptural forms and components using combinations of fine silver clay, slip, and fine silver wire. Marianne will demo texturizing, free-hand shape forming, wire cutting and forming, and using slip to build up forms and sculptural pieces. She’ll guide you through project planning and assembling elements.

Materials fee approximately $77 (depending on fluctuating market value of precious metals), and includes 6 inches 18-gauge fine silver wire, 6 inches 16-gauge fine silver wire, 16 grams fine silver clay, and a small container of fine silver clay slip.Materials fee includes kiln firing and polishing of work completed in class, access to tools, textures, cutters and reference books. Only tools used with fine silver clay can be used (no mixing of metals).

Marianne recommends ordering a Rio PMC tool kit #111411. (these are your basic hand tools).

Thursday August 16, 2018, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Class fee is $67. A materials fee of $77 will be due to teacher at time of class.

Spaces are limited; online registration & payment are required to reserve your spot.

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Mount Holly Garden Series: Shady Characters
Jul
21
9:00 AM09:00

Mount Holly Garden Series: Shady Characters

July 21, "Shady Characters" by Rand Retzolff. Rand will share the ultimate direction for shade gardens.

Celebrating our 10th Anniversary in 2018, the Downtown Dames sponsor the gardening lectures at 9:00 A.M. the third Saturday morning, April through October. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the beauty of Little Rock's oldest cemetery, dating to 1843. A suggested donation of $5.00 per person, benefits projects at Mount Holly Cemetery. Refreshments and door prizes provided by the Downtown Dames! Attendance may be counted as educational hours for Master Gardeners.
 

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Happy 9th Birthday Celebration at The Green Corner Store!!
Jul
14
12:00 PM12:00

Happy 9th Birthday Celebration at The Green Corner Store!!

Dive under the sea and celebrate 9 years in SoMa Little Rock with The Green Corner Store!! Saturday, July 14 from 12-4pm.

We will be introducing Savoy Tea Company's new Miracle Mermaid Tea with -refreshments from our friends at Community Bakery.
-a photo booth with super cute props (make sure to wear your best beachy outfits!)
-a mermaid sighTEAng at 2pm from Moonstone Mermaids - with a magical mermaid treasure chest & more
-Mermaid Cupcakes served at 2pm!
-Mermaid coloring pages & sidewalk chalk
-Door Prizes, too!

The Green Corner Store

Phone: 501.374.1111
Mailing Address: 1423 Main Street, Suite D; Little Rock, Arkansas 72202
Website: thegreencornerstore.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thegreencornerstore
Twitter: twitter.com/GreenStoreLR

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 Music & Medicine 2018
Jun
18
6:00 PM18:00

Music & Medicine 2018

We happily invite you to Music & Medicine, an evening to lift your spirit with music, food, and fun, while supporting the Oxford American—an important arts institution that strengthens the cultural health and diversity of our region.

Tickets are available online, as well as available by calling (501) 374-0000 ext. 201.

HOSTED BY:
Dr. Susan Barr
Dr. David & Mrs. Shannon Shenker
The Drs. Catherine & Whit Robben
Dr. Byron & Mrs. Allison Wilkes
Dr. Jerri Hoskyn & Mr. Tim Jones
The Drs. John & Julie Goodwin
Dr. Aaron & Mrs. Anna Strong

We love the nonprofit Oxford American magazine and how it enhances the cultural fabric of our community through excellent writing, music, and art. Please join us for this fundraiser to help sustain their work.

MUSIC BY:
Huntertones

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Alcohol Inks: Splash Of Color, Splash Of Wow! By Diane Harper
Jun
16
1:00 PM13:00

Alcohol Inks: Splash Of Color, Splash Of Wow! By Diane Harper

In this introductory workshop, Diane teaches the basics of alcohol inks including some simple and easy techniques to create colorful works of art! Each participant will practice and play with materials. Students will complete and take home 2 colorful tile pieces and at least one work on Yupo, a plastic “paper” which will be suitable for framing! Ooooh and Ahhhh your way through this workshop designed for all levels.
Your materials fee covers everything you’ll need including inks to use during workshop, tiles, Yupo, and lots of extra goodies to experiment with!

Saturday June 16, 2018, 1:00 PM-4:30 PM

Class fee is $40. A materials fee of $20 will be due to teacher at time of class.

Spaces are limited; online registration & payment are required to reserve your spot.

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Art and Spirits!
Jun
15
6:00 PM18:00

Art and Spirits!

Join us to celebrate the debut of Rock Town Distillery in SoMa and the many wonderful local artists of South Main Creative! RTD will be serving some creative cocktails using their award-winning distilled beverages, and Marianne Hennigar will delight us with custom-made tasty treats. Here's a good opportunity to get to know some of the artists and learn about their processes and creations!

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Mount Holly Garden Series: Water Gardens
Jun
15
9:00 AM09:00

Mount Holly Garden Series: Water Gardens

June 15, "Water Gardens" by Mark Gibson. Always a favorite, Mark will delight with another water garden segment, exploring fresh ideas for your garden.

Celebrating our 10th Anniversary in 2018, the Downtown Dames sponsor the gardening lectures at 9:00 A.M. the third Saturday morning, April through October. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the beauty of Little Rock's oldest cemetery, dating to 1843. A suggested donation of $5.00 per person, benefits projects at Mount Holly Cemetery. Refreshments and door prizes provided by the Downtown Dames! Attendance may be counted as educational hours for Master Gardeners.
 

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The Jerry Douglas Band
Jun
13
7:30 PM19:30

The Jerry Douglas Band

7:30 PM—The Oxford American is excited to welcome The Jerry Douglas Band to South on Main! Doors open at 5:30 PM, with dinner and drinks available for purchase at that time. The show is made possible in part by Bill & Sally Rector.

Tickets go on sale Friday, April 6, at 11:00 AM, and are available for purchase via Metrotix.com or by calling (800) 293-5949. They are $30 (General Admission), $45 (Reserved), and $47 (Premium Reserved).

Jerry Douglas was a teenager playing in a band in Lexington, Kentucky, the first time he heard Weather Report and Chick Corea—on the same day. More than forty years later, he remembers the moment vividly.

“It blew my head off,” he says. “I loved it. And I thought, ‘Well, there’s where I could go with all this stuff runnin’ around in my head.’”

“All this stuff” is the remarkable music Douglas has made on Dobro and lap steel in a career that’s earned him world renown as the top purveyor of his craft. On his latest musical foray, What If, Douglas decisively merges those jazz inclinations with the bluegrass, country, blues, swing, rock, and soul he’s spent his life absorbing and performing, forging a sound that flies beyond the boundaries of anything he—or anyone else—has done before.

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Introduction To Indigo And Shibori With Aaron Sanders Head
Jun
10
11:00 AM11:00

Introduction To Indigo And Shibori With Aaron Sanders Head

Join us for this exciting workshop taught by artist Aaron Sanders Head (www.aaronsandershead.com) from Nashville, TN.  Students will learn basics of shibori resist dyeing, with a concentration on folded, tied and clamped resist, and will learn to dye natural fiber goods in a vat of plant-derived indigo dye. A linen scarf and small cotton tote are included in materials fee, along with a supply of cotton and muslin fabric for experimentation. Students may bring their own goods to dye, but should avoid bulky pieces (towels, jackets, bedding etc.). Cellulose fibers (cotton, linen, rayon, ramie) accept the color the best. Pre-wash in hot water before the workshop. If time and materials allow, more experimental dyeing (paper, wax-resist, yarn, hair) can be done at the end of the workshop. Students should wear old clothing and shoes that can be stained, as the dye will splash. Age 16 and up, please.

Bring a brown bag lunch and drink; a dessert will be provided.

Sunday, June 10, 2018 11 AM-4 PM

 

Class cost is $95. A materials fee of $25 will be due to Aaron at time of class. Spaces are limited, online registration/payment is required to reserve your spot!

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Brush Lettering 201
Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Brush Lettering 201

Note: This is an intermediate class. You must know cursive and have some brush lettering experience to participate.

Take the next step in your creative journey with Brush Lettering 201!  In this follow-up to Brush Lettering 101, Amy will teach shading, joining letters, bouncing and basic composition.
Bring your pens and paper from the starter kit you purchased in the 101 class or any brush pens you like. Your $10 materials fee gets you a brush pen to use for shading and paper for class practice. Amy may even pop in an extra surprise! Bring your favorite quote, saying, etc. to use in learning composition. Age 13+ please.

Saturday June 9, 2018, 10-1:00 PM

Class fee is $60. A materials fee of $10 will be due to teacher at time of class.

Spaces are limited; online registration & payment are required to reserve your spot.

BOOKINGS

Online registrations are not available for this class.

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The Bernice Garden Market
Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

The Bernice Garden Market

Whether it’s nostalgia, a love of handcrafted art or plain old fun, something will draw you to The Bernice Garden Market. And once seen it, you’ll have to come back because everything is so unique.

If you see an item at the market, you’ll know it’s special – our rules are tough! All items sold must fall into one of these categories:
• Vintage = 20 years and older
• Antique = 50 years and older
• Upcycled/Recycled = utilizing older items to make new ones
• Handmade Goods
• Original Art

In addition, all items sold must be unique, esoteric, wacky, fun, high-quality and clean. The last two are non-negotiables. We host quality events at The Bernice Garden.

Like at our Farmers’ Market, you’ll always find smiling faces and meet up with old friends – or new. The Garden just attracts a good time.

Free admission for shoppers adds to the fun and convenience.

All proceeds from the sale of the goods and produce go directly to the market’s participants. Booth rental goes to The Bernice Garden to provide electricity and other amenities to the participants.

If you need any additional impetus to come, consider this: Vintage is not only fun, funky or beautiful, it’s also good for the environment. Everything that goes ‘round more than once is one less thing that lands in a landfill. And a healthy environment, something we’re proud to promote, is what keeps this old world turning. Along with vintage items, The Bernice Garden is proud to support local artists and craftspeople.

Interested in being a vendor? Email bernicegarden@gmail.com with “Market vendor application, please” as your subject line. We will have 30 spots available this year.

Note to potential vendors: A Tax ID number is not required to sell at The Bernice Garden Market, but all vendors are required to pay 9% sales tax on all items sold. Please figure this into your pricing. If you do not have a Tax ID#, we will provide you with a tax payment form, collect your taxes due at the close of each market and remit all taxes to the Arkansas Department of Finance. We are legally bound to do so.

 

For more information, see: http://www.thebernicegarden.org/?page_id=3855

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Painting With Wool By Dani Ives
Jun
2
5:30 PM17:30

Painting With Wool By Dani Ives

Join us for this fun and super-informative needle-felting workshop taught by Dani Ives of @begoodnatured! Explore the art of Painting With Wool and learn lots of two-dimensional needle-felting techniques you’ll be able to apply to your own tastes and style.  Your materials kit (that you’ll use and take home after class) will include everything needed to finish multiple projects: felting foam pad, felting needles in two sizes, various fabric for backgrounds, a 6” embroidery hoop and lots of wool!
After an introduction to basics, Dani will dive into more specific methods to build up your felting skills. Discussion and demonstrations include getting an image onto your fabric, different techniques for blending colors, and how to achieve fine details and various textures.
You can work at your own pace and Dani will provide one-on-one assistance as needed. Come with an idea or two of something you’d like to create! Bring your reference photos on your phone or printed (approx. 5” x 7”) on paper if you’d like to transfer it directly rather than sketching it. (Dani is happy to answer any questions or help you choose the project you’d like to work on, her email is: hello@daniives.com)
You’ll also get free access to Dani’s online felting course, Felt With Me, (www.feltwithme.com, $65 value).  This course will provide you with additional projects, lessons and help you refresh what you learned in the workshop. Yay!
Age 14+, please.

Saturday June 2, 2018, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Class fee is $95. A materials fee of $25 will be due to teacher at time of class.

Spaces are limited; online registration & payment are required to reserve your spot.

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Painting With Wool By Dani Ives
Jun
2
1:00 PM13:00

Painting With Wool By Dani Ives

Join us for this fun and super-informative needle-felting workshop taught by Dani Ives of @begoodnatured! Explore the art of Painting With Wool and learn lots of two-dimensional needle-felting techniques you’ll be able to apply to your own tastes and style.  Your materials kit (that you’ll use and take home after class) will include everything needed to finish multiple projects: felting foam pad, felting needles in two sizes, various fabric for backgrounds, a 6” embroidery hoop and lots of wool!
After an introduction to basics, Dani will dive into more specific methods to build up your felting skills. Discussion and demonstrations include getting an image onto your fabric, different techniques for blending colors, and how to achieve fine details and various textures.
You can work at your own pace and Dani will provide one-on-one assistance as needed. Come with an idea or two of something you’d like to create! Bring your reference photos on your phone or printed (approx. 5” x 7”) on paper if you’d like to transfer it directly rather than sketching it. (Dani is happy to answer any questions or help you choose the project you’d like to work on, her email is: hello@daniives.com)
You’ll also get free access to Dani’s online felting course, Felt With Me, (www.feltwithme.com, $65 value).  This course will provide you with additional projects, lessons and help you refresh what you learned in the workshop. Yay!
Age 14+, please.

Saturday June 2, 2018, 1 PM-4 PM

Class fee is $95. A materials fee of $25 will be due to teacher at time of class.

Spaces are limited; online registration & payment are required to reserve your spot.

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You May Kiss the Bride
May
29
to Aug 19

You May Kiss the Bride

If you cry at weddings, you’d better bring your hankie to ESSE Purse Museum’s newest offering, “You May Kiss the Bride.” The temporary exhibit, which features eight wedding dresses from 1900 through the 1980’s – and much more – opens Tuesday, May 29, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 19.

The wedding dresses and accouterments, photos, and other nuptial paraphernalia are sure to please, but, as ESSE is more than a fashion museum, you just might learn some fascinating facts and hysterical history about that most hallowed of traditions.

There will be a special reception on Saturday, June 9, with cake and champagne included in the price of regular admission.

ESSE Purse Museum & Store is located at 1510 Main St. in Little Rock. Call (501) 916-9022 for ticket information, questions about groups, or directions. ESSE is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

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Africa Day Fest
May
26
11:00 AM11:00

Africa Day Fest

Join us for the second annual Africa Day Fest which will be held on Saturday May 26th, 2018 on South Main Street in Downtown Little Rock, from 11am – 6pm.

Africa Day Fest is a FREE street festival that brings people from across the state to Little Rock to celebrate African arts and culture through music, food, dance performances, fashion show and children’s activities.

Don’t miss this family-friendly event – “A Community Festival Like No Other”

Everyone is Welcome. FREE ADMISSION

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Brush Lettering 101 With Amy Davis
May
26
10:00 AM10:00

Brush Lettering 101 With Amy Davis

In this beginner class, Amy Davis of @lilylaneart teaches the basics of modern brush calligraphy.  You will become familiar with different tools of the trade, hand holds, paper matters, and drills as well as the alphabet.  Everything you need to get started comes in a curated starter kit you will use in class and then take home for practice. No experience necessary! Even if you think your handwriting is so bad you could never learn brush calligraphy, Amy promises with practice you CAN learn! Age 13+, please. Must know cursive!
Expect a super fun and relaxed environment.

Saturday May 26, 10-1 PM

Class cost is $40. A materials fee of $40 will be due to Amy at class time. Spaces are limited, registration is required.

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