THV11 partners with the Thea Foundation to present the Thea Arts Festival each Spring in Argenta.
The mission of the Thea Arts Festival is to create awareness throughout the arts, education, and business communities of the Mid-south region about the Thea Foundation, and therefore its initiatives to encourage creativity among Arkansas students, by offering a celebration of the arts.
A variety of artists from across Arkansas and their work were featured along the streets of North Little Rock. Musicians who performed throughout the 2013 festival include:
- Aaron Bard, Acoustic Pop
- Daniel Haney, Alternative/Folk
- Mister Morphis, Americana
- Handmade Moments, Modern Jazz
- The Pickoids, Eclectic/Blues
- Steve Bates, Acoustic
- Fire & Brimstone, Island Contemporary
- Mandy McBryde, Folk Pop
- Alisa Coffey, Harpist/Classical
- Quapaw Quartet, Classical
- Celina Bree, Country Pop
- Serious Young Musicians, Jazz
Artists provide demonstrations on how they create their work during the festival. There are also unique children's art stations set up - including an Instrumental Petting Zoo, Sidewalk Chalk, and Paint-by-Numbers, just to name a few. Dancers from area dancing schools will also perform.
For more information on the Thea Arts Festival, visit its website.