Mena Art Gallery is a part of SouthWest Artists (SWA), a local non-profit 501(3)C organization which has been devoted to promoting the arts in Mena since 1945. We welcome your support. Take an art class, come to see our exhibitions, attend our monthly meetings, become a member of the association.
SWA has been showing the work of local artists in the mezzanine of the First National Bank for almost two decades, but in 2002 we acquired our own building at 607 Mena Street. We now have 10 to 12 exhibits a year, most of which are open to members and non-members of all ages.
Every year SWA offers classes in a wide variety of media and styles such as painting and drawing, photography, and three dimensional work such as wood, clay, and metal. Our instructors include local and guest artists recognized for their skill and experience in these areas. For details, please see our Events schedule.
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 becoming a member today. Call (479-394-3880) for information or come by the gallery at 607 Mena Street. Also you may download the membership application form