Art Garden

With Downtown Little Rock’s MacArthur Park as the canvas, Art Garden is a community-built art installation celebrating AMFA's Grand Opening on April 22, 2023.

Art Garden invites all Arkansans to take part in the creation of this inaugural event by making their own origami lotus — one of thousands to be installed on the AMFA grounds to transform the surrounding landscape into a dynamic composition of color, shape, and movement.

AMFA is a Museum for everyone, and all are welcome to get involved in Art Garden!

Fold a Flower

An origami lotus is fun and easy to make with any kind of paper. Download the folding guide to make a flower for Art Garden!



Want to make your own paper print before folding an origami lotus?

The following presentations and handouts go step-by-step through the process of creating a lotus flower using prepared or paint-on cyanotype paper. As an alternative, you can also create a sun print using construction paper.

Educators can download our Educators Guide to access an overview of the project and other helpful instructions.

Tutorial Videos


Art Garden is supported in part by Judy C Thompson Rev. Trust.

Join Art Garden

Please contact us to find out how your school or organization can be part of the Art Garden installation.