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Argenta ArtSpace

Argenta Art Space and Gallery leases studio space to artists and also features the fine jewelry creations of Ajit Roy.

The Argenta Community Theater (ACT) is a non profit organization committed to serving the community through education and advancement of the performing arts. Our facility offers a unique versatility unlike any other in Arkansas. ACT is the first of its kind in Arkansas. The strategic building design is such that any type of event for a maximum of 300 people* can be accommodated, and the black-box theater allows flexible staging techniques for smaller theater companies. ACT will feature local, regional, and national productions, book readings, private and business events.

Claytime Pottery

Claytime offers pottery from some of the best clay artists in the area as well as pottery classes. Whether it is Raku Art or functional dinnerware, one can find unique works in clay at our working studio/gallery.  Visit Claytime the week of any Verizon arena event and show your voucher, stub or ticket and receive 10% off any pottery item purchased.

The Creative Space

A creativity co-op in the Argenta Arts District with working artist studios, a bookstore, and an eclectic space for rent for everything from yoga classes to writing workshops to intimate dinners, and everything in between.
(501) 772-7602

Garage Sale Queen

Local art and sculpting classes from Kandy Jones.

Greg Thompson Fine Art as seen in 

Greg Thompson Fine Art is located in an historic 19th century building in the Argenta Art District of downtown North Little Rock, Arkansas. The gallery provides 3,000 square feet of both public and private viewing space with a focus on Southern Regionalism. Greg Thompson Fine Art offers an in depth representation of 20th Century Modern Art from private collections around the world as well as a select representation of some of the top artists from the South.

Infrared Studio

Infrared offers Arkansas a high-end state of the art recording studio & access to two performance venues, as well as Digidesign Certified Pro Tools Operators to handle the task of producing your next project.

Pennington Photography

Whether our assignments call for images of people, lifestyles, fashion, or products, Pennington Studios, Inc., offers an experienced, yet fresh approach to the distinctive art of photography.

Starving Artist Cafe

Starving Artist Cafe is reminiscent of a French artists’ loft in historical space with handmade wood and mosaic bars and works from local artists covering the walls and shelves. Watch artists working on pieces or playing music as you dine.

Tales from the South

“Tales From the South” is a radio show created and produced by Paula Martin Morell, who is also the show’s host, in conjuction with Temenos Publishing Company. The show is presented by The Argenta Arts Foundation with additional support provided by AY (About You) Magazine, the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, and William F. Laman Public Library.  The show is taped live on Tuesday nights at Starving Artist Cafe’ in the Argenta Arts District of North Little Rock, Arkansas. The night is a cross between a house concert and a reading/show, with incredible food and great company.

Temenos Publishing Co

Temenos Publishing Company is a division of Starving Artist Cafe’, LLC.  We were founded in 2005 by writer and writing teacher Paula Morell, MFA.

THEA: Center for the Arts

The THEA Foundation is a nonprofit, public foundation founded in 2001 by the parents of Thea Kay Leopoulos, Linda and Paul David Leopoulos. The founders and Board of Directors have adopted the mission of carrying Thea’s legacy forward through advocating the importance of art in the development of our youth through educational and promotional activities and to encourage individual participation in art through scholarship, partnership, and other programs.

Attractions

Argenta Historic District

Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum

The Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum (AIMM) features guided tours of the historic USS Razorback, the longest-serving submarine in the world. More than just a military museum, we have a research library, theater, and large exhibits.?seasonal hours, please call for information.

Arkansas River Trail

The Arkansas River Trail, a paved pedestrian and bicycle trail, begins at the downtown Junction Bridge along the Arkansas River through Emerald and Burns Park to Cook’s Landing where it meets the “Big Dam Bridge.” At this point, the trail crosses the Arkansas River over the Murray Lock and Dam, where it connects with the Little Rock portion of the river trail to complete a 17-mile loop back to the downtown Junction Bridge.

Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame

Dickey-Stephens Park

With fixed seat capacity of 5,800 people, Dickey-Stephens Park is the finest place for a ballgame and an outing for the whole family.

Junction Bridge

The Junction Bridge spans the Arkansas River between the Verizon Arena in Argenta and the Amphitheater at the River Market District in Little Rock. It is the only pedestrian bridge in the United States to include a lift span. The lift span is permanently in a raised position to allow for boat traffic on the Arkansas River. To access the lift span area pedestrians may climb the access stairs or ride on the glass elevators located on either end. (501) 975-9003

North River Landing

This modern, 60-foot wide boat launching ramp is two blocks from Verizon Arena beneath the Interstate 30 bridge. Call for reservation information.

North Shore Riverwalk

The North Shore Riverwalk features a picturesque promenade of the Arkansas River and the Trail of Tears Exhibit. The exhibit recognizes North Little Rock’s geographic importance as a significant station along the Tail of Tears. An estimated 30,000 to 40,000 Native Americans passed through the area that is now North Little Rock during tis forced relocation by the federal government. (501) 758-1424

Trail of Tears Exhibit

Located on the North Shore Riverwalk, the exhibit recognizes North Little Rocks geographic importance as a significant station along the Trail of Tears way west to Oklahoma during the relocation of Native American Tribes.  An estimated 30,000 to 40,000 Native Americans passed through the area that is now North Little Rock during this forced relocation by the federal government. (501) 758-1424

River Rail Street Cars

Trolley Barn

Verizon Arena

Situated in North Little Rock, the Arena first opened in October of 1999, as Alltel Arena and immediately became the focal point for sports and entertainment in Central Arkansas. It features a seating capacity of 18,000 and meeting and conference space of 28,000 square feet.

Businesses

Banking , Finance & CPAs

Bank of America

Centennial Bank

US Bank

First Security Bank

Argenta Wealth Management

Chris Hughes-Edward Jones Investments (501) 244-0887

CFO Network

EGP, PLLC

Priddy & Holifield

Business Services

Clement & Associates Architects

HDMS Architecture

Lewis Towing

Plumbco

Gary Bell Construction

Dr. Phillip Jaros Optometrist (501) 375-3335

Central Arkansas Transit Authority (CATA)

Davenport Contracting

Star Bolt & Screw

Arkansas Municipal League

DFI Signs

Doyne Construction

Altura Graphics

Orbea

A Test Consultants

Halbert Pipe & Steel

Horton Brothers Printing

Law Firms

Hilburn Law Firm

Hardin & Grace PA

Welch, Brewer & Hudson LLC

Zachary David Wilson

Real Estate Sales and Leasing

CityGrove Townhomes

Enclave Apartments

Grub & Ellis

Sperry Van Ness-Nabholz Properties, Inc.

Non Profits

Argenta Community Development Corporation

Argenta Arts Foundation

Argenta Arts District

United Cerebral Palsy

Junior League of North Little Rock

Stand Foundation

North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce

North Little Rock Visitors Bureau

City of North Little Rock

Churches

First Presbyterian Church

Argenta United Methodist Church

Health & Fitness

Carousel of Ministries Fit-4-Life Wellness CenterCarousel of Ministries Fit-4-Life Wellness Center is a place to help people help themselves. Make a Commitment-4-Life. Balance your life while taking vitamins or holistic herbs. Program daily exercise with proper form in your life. Personal training, nutrition, massage and nail care are also provided.

Regeneration Fitness

Regeneration Fitness is a fitness studio specializing in personalized fitness training, health and fitness consulting, sports conditioning, and injury recovery. Feel healthier and happier through our fitness technologies.

Lodging

The Baker House

The Baker House is one of the gems of the Argenta Arts District and features ornate, curly pine woodwork and elaborate oak mantels. The exterior includes a three-story tower, fountains, beautiful gardens and even a hitching post for the horse riding guest. The house is decorated with Victorian antiques and period pieces. Each bedroom has a private bath, with some featuring fireplaces and claw-foot soaking tubs. Every morning breakfast is served in the formal dining room on period china. Built in 1898-1899, the Baker House was placed on the National Register of Historic Structures in 1978.

Wyndam Riverfront Hotel

For business, relaxation or a little of both, the Wyndham Riverfront Little Rock hotel welcomes you with warm hospitality and outstanding service. Count on comfort in a spacious guest room with amenities that include a two-line phone, voice mail and high-speed Internet access. Dining is an experience at world-renowned Benihana and the Riverfront Steak House, our on-site restaurants. When it’s time to play, head to the fitness center or sparkling outdoor pool. The Wyndham is within easy access to the downtown business district and the River Rail Trolley.

Restaurants and Bars

BenihanaBenihana offers a sushi bar, hibachi-style Japanese fare prepared in a memorable performance right at your table, and is Arkansas’ premier Japanese steakhouse. Famous for its atmosphere, service, food quality, outstanding chefs and overall dining experience. Live entertainment Friday and Saturday in the lounge. Take out available and room service also available to Wyndham Riverfront Hotel guests only.

Cregeen’sCregeen’s features authentic Irish favorites, fresh salads, sandwiches, fish and chips and much more. As home to the perfect pint, Cregeen’s has unique beers on tap, bottle beer and a full bar. Live entertainment is featured weekly. Cregeen’s Irish Pub is the quintessential neighborhood bar at the gates to the Argenta Arts District. Outdoor seating is available.

Crush Wine Bar

Argenta has a new kind of bar. Joe St. Ana, with over 15 years of retail experience in the wine and liquor industry, has moved Crush Wine Bar to Argenta. The wine tasting venue offers 100 kinds of wine sold by the bottle, 50 by the glass, and appetizers to complement the wines. Wine tastings are offered on alternate Mondays. Local artists’ paintings add an artistic ambience to the tasting venue.

Reno’s Argenta Cafe

Reno’s is an eclectic dining experience, specializing in sandwiches, salads, wraps, soups and pizzas. Reno’s is known for its laid back atmosphere and exceptional service. They offer a full bar with an extensive wine list. Live music starts at 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Ristorante Capeo

Ristorante Capeo is an intimate and romantic gem of an Italian restaurant. Capeo offers dining with an extensive wine list from the onsite wine cellar. Classically trained award-winning Executive Chef Eric Isaac trained in Italy. Traditional dishes such as lasagna, osso bucco and tiramisu are complimented by house specialties duck valentine and a wonderful elk chop.

Riverfront Steakhouse

Riverfront Steakhouse serves prime steaks prepared using a special process which results in a distinctive flavor. The atmosphere is elegant and relaxed – an excellent choice for parties, entertaining business associates or a romantic dinner for two.

Trax

Experience Sidetracks, a hot spot for locals and out of towners to gather for happy hour. Sidetracks is surrounded by art gallery’s and great restaurants and only blocks from Verizon Arena with a trolley stop at the front door. Built during Prohibition, locals have long talked about the unusual phenomena and ghost sightings that have occurred in this historic building. You are on the right track at Sidetracks.

Starving Artist Café

Owned and operated by Chef Jason Morell, the Starving Artist Café features paninis, crepes, gourmet salads, and daily soup, quiche, fish and pasta specials for lunch. For dinner, try the lamb, seafood, filet mignon and prix fixe specials. Dine alfresco on the New Orleans style patio. Look for monthly wine dinners. Reservations accepted.

Shopping

Argenta Bead Company

Argenta Bead Company features fine handmade jewelry and a full selection of beads and beading supplies comes from around the world and spans the ages. Come in and make your own or select something unique from the in-house jewelry designers.

Argenta Drug Company

The Argenta Drug Company Building is an historic anchor in the Argenta Arts District. Constructed in 1877 it is one of the oldest buildings in the district. The building has been home to a pharmacy there ever since. It is one of the oldest continually run pharmacy’s west of the Mississippi River.

Argenta Farmers MarketThe Arkansas Farmers Market in Argenta is one of the first Arkansas only Farmers Markets in the state. All products are certified as coming from Arkansas family farmers. The Argenta Famers Market is located right across the street from the Argenta Market. The Argenta Farmers Market is connecting people to fresh, healthy seasonal food and the farmers who grow it. Now all residents and visitors have access to the amazing bounty produced in Arkansas.

Blake’s Furniture & Appliances

Shop at Blake’s for name brand furniture and appliances to meet your home or apartment needs. In-house financing and delivery available to accommodate your home purchase.

Firewater Liquor

Galaxy Furniture

Galaxy is not your ordinary furniture store. Find bargains galore! Shop for retro furniture and vintage clothing at Galaxy. Experience the hip, urban atmosphere. Quality, clean recycled furniture, sofas, tables, chairs, antiques, beautiful cabinets, accessories and dishes of all kinds await the savvy shopper!

Jones Brothers Pool Tables

Family owned and operated since 1924, the showroom is filled with the best selection in Arkansas for quality pool tables and games, plus accessories, art and furniture. Moving and repair services available.

Thomason’s Furniture

With over 10,000 square feet of furniture spread over two floors, Joe Thomason is ready to help. Friendly and accommodating service, name brand products and a large selection to choose from make shopping at Thomason’s a great experience. Thomason’s provides free delivery and in-house Financing. Major credit cards are accepted.

Special Events

Argenta Farmer’s Market – Beginning in March, every Saturday, 7 a.m.-noon,

Argenta ArtWalk

Big Dam Bridge 100

Arkansas Times Heritage Hog Roast

Arkansas Times Celebrate the Grape – Wine, Food, & Jazz Festival

Arkansas Times Latino Food and Music Festival

Arkansas Times Craft Beer Festival

British Invasion 50 Years Later Photo Exhibition

Thea Arts Festival

Arkansas Shakespeare Theater – June 19, 21 & 22

Arkansas Sculptors Invitational – June 20-22

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