Arts, Music, Drama & Literacy in Your Community

The North Central Arkansas Foundation for the Arts and Education, located in Fairfield Bay, Arkansas, works to achieve its mission through professional development programs, advocacy projects and collaborative initiatives among artists, arts organizations and educators. We engage teachers, administrators, artists, cultural organizations and parents in strengthening quality arts education throughout a region that is known for its cultural and educational richness.

Learning and participation in music, dance, theater, and the visual arts are profitable to the development of our children and our communities. Through advocacy, partnerships, and professional development, North Central Arkansas Foundation for the Arts and Education strives to provide and secure more resources and support for arts education.

2014-2015 Concert Season Schedule! Brochure & performer information here.


What's Happening:

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NCAAL "Summertime" Exhibit & Sale
Ozark Health Medical Center, Upper Level

Photography Exhibit at 1st Service
Featuring the work of Brandi Vandygriff (Reception on Friday, Aug. 22)

North Central Arkansas Art Gallery Exhibit, Aug - Oct
New Conference Center, Lost Creek Pkwy

"Harmony" in Concert
Sunday, September 21 | Conference Center, 2pm-4pm

Oktoberfest in the Bay, October 10 & 11
Live music, storytelling, food & fun!

SPECIAL EVENT: Bob Boyd Sounds Halloween, October 31

Why are the Arts so Important?


Arts such as music, dance, drama, painting, & literature are a crucial part of every child's development.

Overwhelming evidence shows the positive impacts that artistic pursuits have on the academic growth, social awareness, and overall well-being of children from all walks of life.

By fostering imagination and self-expression in our youth, we equip them with a broadened cultural knowledge & the creative confidence to approach problem-solving with an improved skill set. Kids who participate in arts activities generally achieve higher grades in other school subjects, while enjoying a wholesome & benficial outlet.

As our educational systems are faced with ever-growing pressures to reduce arts activities, it is even more important that communities recognize the value of fine arts in our lives and provide the environment for them to thrive. NCAFA&E is devoted to bringing the best quality of arts resources to our hometowns while providing a valuable stage for talented local artists of our rich and diverse region.

Your participation makes this possible! Explore our website or contact us to find out more about upcoming arts programs and opportunities to get involved.

NCAFAE Office at athe Conference Center

Your Community

Enjoy continuously rotating visual art exhibits by the many and varied professional artist and artist groups of Arkansas. Free to the public, these exhibitions also feature annual Student Visual Art Exhibitions of area school's art students.

Support for some NCAFA&E programs is provided, in part, by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Contact Us

Address: P.O. Box 1676
Fairfield Bay, Arkansas 72088
Phone: 501-884-6288
Office:110 Lost Creek Pkwy
E-mail: Send a message

If your school is in Cleburne, Stone, or Van Buren Counties in Arkansas, and would be interested in participating in our Arts in Education Program, please Contact Us for more details.