Low Key Arts is embracing the unexpected opportunities created by the coronavirus quarantine, using 2020 to reinvent how we fulfill our mission to the city of Hot Springs and our roadmap for the future. As we move our classes online for the summer, while simultaneously expanding our educational programs into new areas, we’re reminded of the hands-on, do-it-yourself spirit in which Low Key Arts was originally forged a decade and a half ago. Meeting the challenges of the pandemic head-on has focused our efforts to expand on the incredible accomplishments of our founders, board members past and present, and the momentum behind Low Key Arts has never been stronger. The inability to physically gather people together, though, has compromised our ability to meet the costs of occupying a building.

Our resources could be used far more effectively for the time being developing and improving our online presence and virtual programming. As difficult as it has been to reach this decision, the time has come for us to say goodbye to Arbor Street. We do so with the utmost gratitude to everyone involved for their endless support and belief in us. Our programs and events – Valley of the Vapors, Hot Water Hills, Arkansas Shorts, KUHS and Low Key Labs - will continue as always, fresh and unpredictable. Low Key Arts’ success has always been in our family, our supporters, founders, volunteers and all the partners in our mission. We will continue to provide opportunities for all ages to experience performances and workshops by musical, cinematic and artistic innovators from around the world. It is because of your time, energy and support that Low Key Arts is able to offer as much as we do.


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Low Key Arts

Low Key Arts is a 501c3 public charity. With the help of dedicated sponsors and volunteers, Low Key Arts has been presenting original, forward-thinking and independent music and art in the town of Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas since 2005.

At Low Key Arts, we believe that artistic expression is essential to the growth and development of people of all ages. We seek to offer all individuals opportunities to experience, understand, and engage in artistic expression across a diverse range of media.

We believe that individual artistic development supports a positive community. By offering educational, experiential, and volunteer opportunities, we bring individuals together in support of a common cause and create an environment which nurtures community bonds.

Our goal in developing a community is to foster an exponential energy which we feel improves the world around us.

We believe that exposure to artistic innovation that challenges its audience to see a wider world promotes further creativity by broadening understanding and possibility. Performances from a wide variety of cultures provide people of all ages within our community encouragement to create and share their unique stories, feelings, and perspectives.

Our volunteers, donors, and sponsors are the foundation of this organization. Community members who generously share their time and resources are the lifeblood of Low Key Arts and the programs we offer.

Low Key Arts provides opportunities for all ages to experience performances and workshops by musical, cinematic and artistic innovators from around the world.

What’s Happening with LKA?

Low Key Labs

Low Key Arts Announces a New Slate of Digital Arts Creativity Workshops for Summer 2020

Thanks to the success of their recent #GivingTuesdayNow Fundraiser (the fourth highest grossing Givesource fundraiser in the entire state of Arkansas!), Low Key Arts ...
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Inception + YouTube = 😍

Stay-at-home blues got you climbing the walls? Tired of TV? Have we got the antidote! Inception to Projection now has a YouTube channel!!! HERE ...
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VOV 2020

VOV 2020 Opening Reception – Sonic Youth Rockumentary Double Feature

Low Key Arts and Superior Bathhouse Brewery welcome an international lineup of musicians to the 16th annual Valley of the Vapors Independent Music Festival ...
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Support Low Key Arts

Low Key Arts runs on the power of supporters and volunteers like you. It is only through the hard work and passionate commitment of hundreds of people like you that Low Key Arts has been able to put on programming like Arkansas Shorts, The Valley of the Vapors, KUHS community radio, and much more year after year.

Low Key Arts wants to grow. We want to grow our existing programming to be everything it can be. We want to develop new programming to meet the needs of our community. We want to make improvements to our performance space, hire new staff, bring in more artists, and cultivate and support more of the artists that live all around us in Hot Springs.


You can help Low Key Arts grow by donating just $10 a month! This donation helps us expand existing programming, make improvements to our performance space, hire new staff and bring in more artists, while we cultivate and support more of the creative people that live in our community.

Support for Low Key Arts is Provided in Part By:

Hot Springs National Park, AR
National Endowment for the Arts
Arkansas Arts Council