For People with a Variety of Hobbies and Interests

This list represents a sampling of organizations around the state that host programs on a wide variety of topics, including but not limited to gardening, cooking, craft making, writing, history, and film. Many of these societies have open membership and/or lessons for students of all ages. If you would like to add your organization to the list, please fill out a submission form. Please report any old or broken links.

NOTE: You must have an active website (Facebook pages do not count) in order to be considered for inclusion on the list.


Southwest Region 

Diamond State Romance Authors, Hot Springs 

The Muses Creative Artistry Project, Hot Springs

Garvan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs 

Manataka American Indian Council, Hot Springs 

Association of Senior Arts Programs, Hot Springs 

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Hot Springs

Magnolia Arts, Magnolia 

Artisans Gallery and Gifts, Texarkana


Southeast Region 

Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, Pine Bluff

Delta Cultural Center, Helena 

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, University Museum and Cultural Center, Pine Bluff 


Northeast Region 

Ozarks Folk Center, Mountain View 

Cross County Arts Council, Wynne

Arkansas Craft School, Mountain View 

Ozark Foothills Film Festival, Locust Grove 

White County Creative Writers, Searcy


Northwest Region 

Village Art Club, Bella Vista 

Little Mountain Bindery and Printmaking Studio, Fayetteville

Ozark Folkways, Winslow

Photographic Society of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville

Seedling Film Association, Rogers 

Arkansas Craft School, Mountain View

Eureka Thyme Local Art and Fine Craft, Eureka Springs

Artifacts Gallery of American Art, Eureka Springs

Rogers Historical Museum, Rogers


Central Region 

Historic Arkansas Museum, Little Rock 

Museum of Discovery, Little Rock 

Tales From the South, North Little Rock

Blackbird Academy of the Arts, Inc., Conway 

Little Rock Film Festival, Little Rock 

Sonshine Academy, Conway 

The College of Aspiring Artists, Little Rock

Wildwood Park for the Performing Arts, Little Rock

Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, Morrilton 

Architecture and Design Network, Little Rock 

Love Letters: A Universal Sound, School of the Performing Arts, Sherwood

The Oxford American, Conway

Butler Center, Little Rock