ASC to host Tinkerfest meets Theaterfest


The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas will host Tinkerfest meets Theaterfest on Aug. 1-2 during regular operating hours.

Tinkerfest meets Theaterfest is a two-day festival that brings together makers, artisans, and tinkerers to share skills and ideas and inspire creative engineering. Through hands-on projects and engaging conversations, visitors learn tools and techniques necessary to pursue their own creations. Stations invite visitors to discover “making” using familiar objects in unfamiliar, innovative ways. From building mini robots and soldering circuits to crafting top-hat fascinators and light-up jewelry, Tinkerfest meets Theaterfest will spark everyone’s imagination. This event is free thanks to the Arkansas Discovery Network which is funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation and local sponsor Central Maloney.

ASC, located at 701 S. Main St. is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m., and closed on Sunday and Monday. Gallery admission is free.

Support for the center is provided in part by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Hands-on science exhibitions are offered through ASC’s partnership with Arkansas Discovery Network, a consortium of museums in Arkansas funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. For more information, call 870-536-3375 or email info@asc701.org. For invitations and information visit www.asc701.org and sign up for the free email list.