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The Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts offers a diverse selection of educational programs that help students explore math, science, reading, and more through the arts.

Young Arkansas Artists

Young Arkansas Artists highlights the remarkable talent, creativity and perspective of Arkansas students.

Each year, art teachers and instructors throughout Arkansas submit their students’ work, and a panel of art professionals selects works to be included in an exhibition. The Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition showcases artwork from kindergarten through high school in a wide range of mediums and techniques – from crayon and pastel to collage and sculpture.

Submit Artwork

Are you ready to submit your students' artwork? Entries for the 62nd Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition are being accepted online through March 11, 2023.

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Art Garden

Introducing Arkansas’ largest community-made art installation: the Art Garden. Utilizing MacArthur Park as our canvas, Art Garden will become a monumental artwork on display during the Grand Opening at the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts this spring.

Join The Project

To make this monumental masterpiece come to life, AMFA needs your help. Learn how you and your students can participate in the Art Garden using our free educational resources.

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Field Trips

We are excited to welcome back educators and K-12 students for field trips after our Grand Opening on April, 22 2023. Field trips are temporarily paused as we reimagine these fun learning experiences through the visual and performing arts.

School Shows

Children's Theatre returns to the stage in our beautifully renovated Performing Arts Theater next May! Reserve your school group seats for a production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show now.

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Educator Resources

AMFA is pleased to provide educators with resources and activities that help K-12 students explore their imagination and creativity through art.

Explore the Gallery

Check out our free downloadable creative writing prompts, color book pages, art-focused games, and more that introduce the AMFA Foundation Collection in fun and engaging ways.

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Teen Advisory Board

The Teen Advisory Board at AMFA offers an opportunity for creative and motivated high school students to play a pivotal role in developing teen programming, providing cross-generational mentorship, and contributing to the vibrant arts community in Central Arkansas.

  • Teen Advisory Board 2022-2023
    • Maryn A., Junior
    • Ariel B., Sophomore
    • Blakely C., Junior
    • Alexis C., Senior
    • Sydney C., Junior
    • Simon G., Senior
    • Clarke P., Senior
    • Jackson R., Junior
    • Emory G., Sophomore
    • Ellie G., Sophomore
    • Zoya K., Junior
    • Bitna K., Junior
    • Cate M., Senior
    • Chloe N., Senior
    • Kailynn O., Junior
    • Olivia R., Sophomore
    • Avery R., Junior
    • Rebecca R., Junior
    • Katie S., Sophomore
    • Carla S., Senior
    • Natalie S., Senior
    • Emma S., Freshman
    • Eliot S., Senior
    • Sarah S., Junior
    • Anthony W., Sophomore

Educators Advisory Board

The Educators Advisory Board provides participating educators the opportunity for professional development within the museum and local art community while working to create experiences for other educators in coordination with AMFA staff.

  • Educators Advisory Board 2022-2023
    • Shelby Baker, Forrest Heights STEM Academy
    • Candace Barns, Sylvan Hills Elementary School
    • Sarah Burns, Arkansas Department of Education
    • Kelly Emerson, Landmark Elementary School
    • Anastasia Fink, Episcopal Collegiate School
    • Jamie Freyaldenhoven, Lakewood Elementary School
    • Aaron Hardin, Bryant Middle School
    • Mike Harris, Arkansas Baptist College
    • Antoria Harrison-Fitzgerald, Premier High School
    • Sarah Higgins, Episcopal Collegiate School
    • Leslie Macklin, University of Central Arkansas
    • Leron McAdoo, Little Rock Central High School
    • Jessica McSpadden, Episcopal Collegiate School
    • Madelynn Meigs, North Little Rock High School
    • Deborah Ramsey, Carver STEAM Magnet Elementary School
    • Suzanne Rogers, Lisa Academy Administration
    • Michele Snyder, Arkansas Department of Education
    • Emily Stokes, East End Elementary-Intermediate School
    • Jessica Taverna, Little Rock Central High School
    • Matt TerAvest, Parkview High School


The Teen Advisory Board is supported in part by The Schmieding Foundation.