Arts & The Park Events

The Arts & The Park 2022 Festival was held from April 28 – May 8. HSACA is continually updating the calendar of events to reflect evolving Covid-19 guidelines. The 2022 festival utilized virtual, in-person, indoor, and outdoor events. We ask that all participants at live events practice social distancing and wear a mask. Please visit the links below to view the offerings for 2022 Arts & The Park festival.

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Don House Photography Workshop

Hosted by: Hot Springs Area Cultural Allaince

Event Type: Workshop

04/24/2022 Starting at: 12:30 PM til: 5:30 PM, Doors Open:

Hot Springs Convention Center
134 Convention Boulevard
Hot Springs, AR 71901

Arkansas portraitist Don House will lead a workshop for photographers of all levels interested in the methods of photographer Mike Disfarmer, who operated a studio in Heber Springs in the 1930s and 40s, and whose work has come to define an approach to capturing character and personality that continues with Arkansas artists like House and Andrew Kilgore.

The workshop will begin with a group discussion and an analysis of samples of Disfarmer’s images, and what makes them visually powerful. House will demonstrate his own techniques and discuss lighting, film and digital cameras, backdrops, processing, and his philosophical approach to capturing images that are honest in every important meaning of that word. Then participants will put the information to use by taking portraits themselves, with House’s guidance, using their own cameras and available light. Images taken by participants will be displayed publicly during the Disfarmer exhibition.

Who should attend and what to bring?

A deep knowledge of photographic technique is not necessary, nor is sophisticated camera equipment. An interest in humans, and in learning Disfarmer’s/House’s approach to photographing people is the most important thing to bring. Participants should also bring a camera and know it’s basic use – how to focus and set aperture and shutter speed and ISO, at the minimum. A manual setting is desirable but not mandatory. Because of time constraints and the variety of available cameras, it will be impossible for the instructor to have time to figure out the details of everyone’s individual cameras. Digital cameras will be handy for quick turnaround and on-site evaluation of images, but film cameras are certainly welcome as long as rapid processing and digitization is available to you, so the images can be included in the exhibition. If you have any questions, email the instructor beforehand at

Audience: General Public, Artists, Photographers
Audience Ages: Adults
Student Grades:
Youth Ages: 16 and older

Ticketed Event? Yes

Ticket Price or Fee:

The cost for the workshop is $50 per person.

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Contact: Mary Zunick Phone: 501-545-6960 Email:

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