City & County

Arkadelphia to host October arts festival

By Julie Lacy
City of Arkadelphia

For over 35 years, the Caddo River Art Guild has celebrated local artists in Clark County. This fall, the City of Arkadelphia is expanding the guild’s annual event to what organizers say will soon be, “one of the finest arts and entertainment festivals in the region.”

The two-day curated art, music and culinary event combines a respected regional art show and sale with a modern twist on food, live music and performing arts.

The festival kicks off Friday, Oct. 15, in downtown Arkadelphia with over 25 Arkansas artists exhibiting various types of arts.

Rodney Block Collective headlines the Friday night schedule of live music. Other musical acts include; The Irie Lions, Blane Howard, Dazz & Brie, Cliff & Susan and more acts to be announced soon. Local eateries, food trucks and beverage vendors will provide festival-goers with a great selection of food, drink and southern hospitality.

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City Manager Gary Brinkley said, “The city of Arkadelphia is promoting the festival to a regional audience in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. We feel we have a great setting for a premier arts festival and fall is a wonderful time to showcase the best Southwest Arkansas has to offer. Partnering with the Caddo River Art Guide is a win-win for the city and the artists.”

The festival is free to everyone and is designed with an emphasis on showcasing Arkansas talent. For a schedule of events, view the festival website at

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