A NIGHT OF SHORT FILM
Arkansas Shorts is a showcase of short films created by natives and current residents of Arkansas. Shorts films are 10 minutes or less and span all genres including narrative, documentary, music video and experimental films. Sometimes called the “Jewel of January,” it is one of the most fun and anticipated events of the year. Filmmakers and film lovers often wear their Hollywood best!
The Valley of the Vapors
INDEPENDENT MUSIC FESTIVAL
The VOV is a small-venue, homespun music festival that takes place each March at Low Key Arts and other venues around town. Since 2005, The VOV has been bringing innovative performers from the global underground music and art community to Hot Springs. The VOV has hosted nearly 3,000 musicians and artists from around the world including Japan, South Korea, China, Norway, England, Germany, France, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Brazil, Mexico, Canada and the United States.
Inception to Projection
FILM MAKING PROGRAM
Inception to Projection is a 6-week intensive film class open to all ages. Every participant will write and produce a video of their own. Final videos will be screened at Arkansas Shorts. Production Lecture classes are spent learning filmmaking fundamentals such as directing, producing, casting, cinematography and editing. Participants are expected to work on small crews for one another, giving each filmmaker an opportunity not only to write and direct but also practice production roles such as cinematographer, producer, 1st assistant director, sound recorder or production designer. By the end of the course, each participant will complete their own short film.
Hot Water Hills
MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL
Held on the first weekend of October, the Hot Water Hills Music and Arts Festival is an outdoor event featuring original music and fine artists and artisans from around the country.
There is always a special activities area for kids to have some hands-on fun. Plenty of food, soda, beer and wine too. The Hot Water Hills Music and Arts Festival is located in historic downtown Hot Springs’ Hill Wheatley Plaza. The event is open to all ages.
SOLAR POWERED COMMUNITY RADIO
KUHS 102.5FM presents a wide range of programs designed to inspire, inform, and engage the community of Hot Springs.
Low Key Labs
CLASSES FOR CREATIVE MASSES
Low Key Labs ia an ongoing community-focused music and arts online/virtual workshop series. Low Key Labs recruits working musicians, artists and professional makers to mentor students of all ages and skill levels in both one-on-one and group study classes, teaching the fundamentals of various creative disciplines using fun, low-pressure methods tailored to each individual participant. Low Key Labs is designed to give newcomers the tools to become proficient, while more advanced students are provided with challenging exercises to expand their skill set.