Mena Art Gallery is located in the small town of Mena, Arkansas, in the Ouachita Mountains. We support individual and community involvement in the creative arts, and we strive to inspire and serve all ages of artists.

We embrace the many artists who have moved to our area from all over the world, bringing with them new ideas and fresh interpretations of art.

We provide workshops, seminars, field trips, classes, art shows, exhibits and more. Most years we will have 12 different shows, many of which have entries open to anyone. Check our Scheduled Shows & Exhibits page for details about entry dates and themes.

Because artists often work in creative isolation, our membership meetings strive to provide that sense of connection and encouragement and a forum for ongoing art dialogue.

Southwest Artists, Inc. (SWA), is a local non-profit 501(3)C organization which has been devoted to promoting the arts in Mena since 1945.

To continue these activities and begin the many new ones we are planning to add in the coming months, we must reach out to new constituencies for support and participation. We hope you will join in our mission to bring art to the people of Polk County by giving a tax-deductible donation or becoming a member today. Call (479-394-3880) for information or come by the gallery at 607 Mena Street.
 
  • slide0
  • slide1
  • slide2
  • slide3
  • slide4
  • slide5
  • slide6
  • slide7
  • slide8
  • slide9
  • slide10
  • slide11
  • slide12
  • slide13
  • slide14
  • slide15
Scheduled Shows & Exhibits
  • National Art of The Heartland Show
    Show Dates Oct. 2nd - Nov 2nd
    Wed Oct 2nd 2019 - Sat Nov 2nd 2019
    3:00 and after

    This is 1 of 2 Nation Shows hosted by Mena Art Gallery. They are 2-Dimensional art judged and juried. Please find your entry form and Prospectus at www... - More Info
 

NEW ART DAY
GOOD VIBES ART DAY
September 19th
12:00 to 3:00
Mena Art Gallery's Studio
Mena
4793943880
Click for More Info...

Folded Paper Workshop
September 21st -thru- September 21st
12:00 to 3:00
Mena Art Gallery's Studio
Mena
4793943880

NEW ART DAY
GOOD VIBES ART DAY
September 26th
12:00 to 3:00
Mena Art Gallery's Studio
Mena
4793943880
Click for More Info...

National Art of The Heartland Show
Show Dates Oct. 2nd - Nov 2nd
October 2nd -thru- November 2nd
3:00 and after
Mena Art Gallery
Mena
4793943880
Click for More Info...

NEW ART DAY
GOOD VIBES ART DAY
October 3rd
12:00 to 3:00
Mena Art Gallery's Studio
Mena
4793943880
Click for More Info...

Click Here For More Events

Gallery News
  • 2018 Mena Art Gallery - Show Schedule 2019 - Check our our Show Schedule for 2019/2020. Come in and pick up a Schedule. If you have any questions please call the gallery at 479-394-3880. 

    Click to download


  • Signature Membership Guidelines - Signature Member status in SouthWest Artists, Inc. (SWA) identifies those members who have achieved consistent recognition in National or Regional SWA Competitions.  Members must apply for this status by completing, signing and submitting an application. Only those awarded signature status by SWA may use the SWA logo to sign their work.  To maintain signature status, SWA membership must be kept current. To qualify for signature status, The applicant must have: received 2 awards OR been accepted in 3 SWA National Competitions, Or received 3 or more awards in any category in SWA Regional Competitions.

    Currently the SWA competitions include The Art of the Heartland National Competition, the Ouachita Expressions Regional Competition, and the Photography Regional Competition. Signature Status can be applied for retroactively for past awards back to 2011 and posthumously. Additional competitions may be added in the future.

    Click here for the application form.
  • NEW ART DAY - As of October 3rd, ART DAY will move to every Wednesday. Same time, same place.
  • Dennis McCann - Soft Pastel Workshop - Please Click for Bio

    P
    lease Click for Works By Dennis 
    2.
    3
    .

   

To see your ad here contact us at (479) 394-3880 or click here to view information on sponsorship