The owners of The Painted Pig, a paint-your-own pottery and DIY studio in Little Rock, have announced the opening of a sister studio offering pottery wheel instruction. Located in west Little Rock’s Pleasant Ridge shopping center, The Muddy Pig will offer group classes and private lessons for a variety of skill levels. “We’ve always been asked if we would offer pottery wheel classes at The Painted Pig, and when we moved to a larger location in 2019, the plan was to start it there,” says co-owner Allie Nottingham….
Heights Golf opens in Little Rock
On November 11, father-son duo Chris and Casey Cerrato celebrate the opening of their specialty golf store, Heights Golf, in—where else?—Little Rock’s Heights shopping district. While the store is a full-service golf shop selling equipment and apparel, it’s also planned to be a space where golf lovers can congregate, watch golf on the store’s TVs, and even hit a few balls. “We’ll have two golf simulators, and anyone can come in individually or with a group and play a round of golf,” Casey says, noting the simulators will be open for reservations as well as walk-ins. “We’ll also have golf instruction where you can take lessons and get fitted for new clubs, plus repair and regripping. We wanted to create a place where you can get that one-on-one level of service with someone who’s knowledgeable about the sport.” Instruction and fittings will be provided by manager Jason McFarland.
Heights Golf is located at 5815 Kavanaugh Blvd. in Little Rock. Visit heightsgolf.com for more information.
A version of this post originally appeared in the November 2020 issue of At Home in Arkansas. The story has been updated to reflect new information.
Artist Spotlight: Vonda Rainey
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The Art Group was founded nearly two decades ago when several Little Rock artists came together to share an art studio. In 2013, the artists officially opened a gallery, The Art Group Gallery, in Pleasant Ridge Shopping Center. Follow along as At Home in Arkansas interviews each of the group’s artists to find out more about their inspirations and processes for creating.
At Home in Arkansas: Tell us a little about you. Are you an Arkansas native? Do you work full-time as an artist?
Vonda Rainey: I was born and raised in Little Rock. I am currently working as a full-time artist. However, I am a licensed and certified speech language pathologist, and it is a priority of mine to keep my continuing education certification current in that field.…
Caring & Carrying On During COVID-19
We love our little corner of the world, which is why we want to protect it during this time. For us, that means not only spending extra hours at home, frequent hand washing, and a bit of social distancing, but also checking on neighbors—including our neighborhood businesses. As a small business, we know it’s important to band together and support one another.
Chances are in the coming weeks you’re going to need a baby shower gift (yes, babies are still being born!), a craft or two to occupy your downtime, or takeout from your favorite local restaurant. Or, perhaps, staring at your walls has you dreaming up something bigger, like a home makeover or a few décor updates. When that time comes, we encourage you to shop local!…
Artist Spotlight: Ned Perme
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The Art Group was founded nearly two decades ago when several Little Rock artists came together to share an art studio. In 2013, the artists officially opened a gallery, The Art Group Gallery, in Pleasant Ridge Shopping Center. Follow along as At Home in Arkansas interviews each of the group’s 17 artists to find out more about their inspirations and processes for creating.…
Summer DIY + Crafting Workshops
Learn from local creatives at one of these Arkansas classes
Using Local Flowers to Create Beautiful Bouquets
Bella Vita Jewelry | Little Rock | June 13
From 3-5 p.m., join Kim Doughty-McCannon of Bell Urban Farm at Bella Vita Jewelry to learn how to combine local flowers into beautiful bouquets. Registration is $45 and includes all materials. Visit bellavitajewelry.net to register and for more information.…
M2 Gallery Reopens in SOMA
After 11 years in Little Rock’s Pleasant Ridge Town Center, M2 Gallery has moved to a storefront in the city’s South Main neighborhood. “We’ve had our eye on this spot for a long time,” says Mac Murphy, who owns the gallery with his wife, Ashley. “We’d talked about if we were to move, where would we go? And we already spend time here and have friends in the community, so we’re glad to be a part of it as it keeps growing.”
In addition to showing work from 25-plus artists and offering framing services, the new location features additional studio space (Ashley also runs a photography business); a curated collection of vintage pieces; and a special “works on paper” room with prints and drawings organized to allow shoppers to easily view 2-D pieces. M2 Gallery is located at 1300 Main St., next door to South on Main and below the Oxford American offices.
Visit m2lr.com for more information.
This post originally appeared in the December 2018 issue of At Home in Arkansas.
More to Love at Our Boho Picnic
In our May issue, we shared inspiration for a boho-inspired picnic. Here are even more local finds to help inspire your own laid-back al fresco experience this season—just add Prosecco
Table and pillows | HOWSE, Bentonville and Little Rock
Scarf | Jimmy Was tasseled scarf available at Haus Werk, Little Rock
Book | The New Bohemians by Justina Blakely available at Anthropologie, Little Rock
So Many Updates in SoMa
The growth spurt in downtown Little Rock’s South Main district doesn’t seem to be slowing anytime soon. Reinvented Vintage, which specializes in updated and repurposed furniture, announced a move from Breckenridge Village in west Little Rock to 1222 S. Main St. The new location has an opening planned for early summer, and the move will enable the shop to offer more classes and events, according to their website. Current SoMa staple The Root Café has announced the opening of a second restaurant, a Latin venture called Dos Rocas Beer & Tacos, down the street at 1220 S. Main Street, also slated for a summer opening. Rock Town Distillery and Core Brewing also have SoMa locations in the works. Finally, keep your eyes peeled for a new mixed-use development at 15th and Main, where AMR Architecture has plans for a structure that will offer pedestrian-friendly apartments and retail. Keep up with SoMa happenings at somalittlerock.com.
This post was originally published in the May 2018 issue of At Home in Arkansas
Attainable Luxury by Debi Davis: Designing Beautiful bedrooms
In your bedrooms, our goal is always to create a comfortable relaxing space…this is where we spend a third of our life. Soft colors and beautiful bedding always come to mind.
To cozy up the master bedroom we painted the walls Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore. The rooms calming color scheme takes its cue from the vanilla color on the bedding and the two Hickory chairs in the room that are covered in a Kravet Couture fabric “Cushy Life” that feels fabulous.
In this bedroom we also mixed a traditional architectural backdrop, antiques and modern pieces that join formal and informal accents to showcase the art of mixing opposites. To add further interest to the room, old candlesticks were made into lamps and straight line chest from Hickory Chair blended the two styles together. Simple drapes on one inch rods provided a more transitional pace….