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Mena Art Gallery

Mena Art Gallery is located in the small town of Mena, Arkansas, in the Ouachita Mountains.  The gallery supports individual and community involvement in the creative arts, and strives to inspire and serve all ages of artists. Many artists who have moved to the Mena Area from all over the world, bringing with them new ideas and fresh interpretations of art.

Mena Art Gallery provides workshops, seminars, field trips, classes, art shows, exhibits and more. Most years the gallery will host 12 different shows, many of which have entries open to all artists.

Visit the gallery every Tuesday from 10 am to 2 pm for our art day.

Website: Mena Art Gallery

607 Mena Street in downtown Mena.

Ouachita Little Theatre

Welcome to the Home Page of the Ouachita Little Theatre (OLT) the 2009-2010 and 2013-2014 Arkansas Community Theater State Champions! We are the performing arts organization in the town of Mena, Polk County, in the Western Frontier of Arkansas.
OLT’s mission is to plan productions, recruit qualified directors, perform shows for children and adults and produce workshops in the theater arts. We also bi-annually bestow the Benson Award, named after the first President of the OLT, Leda Benson, to deserving performers or contributors to the organization’s growth.

OLT encourages the development and showcasing of local talent in children and adults and provides the venue for their talent to be spotlighted in its theater at 610 Mena Street in downtown Mena. We are also a venue for performances by the Mena High School Theater Arts Program, have a road company (OLT on the Road), and are available for rental for performances by other individuals and organizations.

For more information about OLT, acting, becoming a volunteer, renting the theater for your performance or event, or costume rental, visit the other pages in this website, call our information line at 479-243-0186, or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To order tickets for any performance, online, just click on the Buy Tickets button on any page in this website. For more information about tickets, see our Advance Ticket Orders page.

Website: Ouachita Little Theatre

American Artisans

American Artisans is a gallery representing quality artisans from Polk County and across the country. The work is displayed for sale in a rejuvenated 100 year old building in historic downtown Mena, Arkansas. The high quality work includes blown glass, wood turning, wood boxes, jewelry, gourd art, paintings, kaleidoscopes, pottery and pine needle baskets.

They are located at 615 Mena Street in downtown Mena!

Website: American Artisans

Chameleon Arts

Chameleon Arts is a working arts & crafts studio – a place for kids and adults alike to explore their creative sides with paint your own pottery (PYOP) and jewelry/beading in a cool studio environment. At the studio, individuals, couples or families can come to a relaxed atmosphere and custom design an art piece—and make a memory that will last forever.

The studio also offers a varied selection of works by Arkansas artists and crafters for sale and some craft supplies such as Plymouth Yarn. Perfect for a group event, family outing or a date night, Chameleon Arts is right in the heart of downtown Mena where places to eat before or afterwards are within walking distance.

The studio is located at 623 Mena Street, Mena, Arkansas 71953. For more information call (479) 437-3933 or check out their active Facebook page by searching Chameleon Arts of Mena.

Website: Chameleon Arts

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