Party at the Plaza – a community-oriented celebration of food, art, music and family fun – will take place Saturday, April 23, at the Argenta Arts District and Argenta Plaza on Main Street in North Little Rock. The event will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and admission is free.
The Argenta Plaza Mainstage will be the center of activity, featuring concerts, awards ceremonies and contests. Headlining the music will be American Idol winner and Arkansas native Kris Allen and Jason D. Williams. Other performers include The Rodney Block Collective, The Salty Dogs, The B-Flats and The Rocktown Sparks. Additional activities at the Plaza Mainstage will include the presentation of the first-ever Compass Award recognizing lifetime service to the mission of Arkansas Hospice. The Paw-ty at the Plaza Dogtown Dog Costume Contest offers dog owners the opportunity to dress up their pups and compete for prizes. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded for the Virtual Scavenger Challenge and online fundraising contests between music acts. Team fundraising is live now; create or join a team and win prizes for most funds raised.
Main Street between 7th and 4th streets will be blocked off to accommodate the festivities, as Artists on the Avenue, an impressive showing by up to 20 of the region’s premiere artists will be on display. Children’s and family-friendly activities includes appearances by many well-known characters in costume, story time, and a Memory Sidewalk where tributes to loved ones can be expressed in chalk. Family activities will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Attendees wearing Party at the Plaza t-shirts or those participating in the Scavenger Challenge receive specialty drinks and food from participating Argenta restaurants and bars including Four Quarter, Brood & Barley, Flyway Brewing, Cregeen’s Pub, Restaurant Capeo, Mugs and Skinny J’s.
Arkansas Hospice Chief Philanthropy Officer Shannon Boshears says, “We’re excited to partner with the Argenta Arts District to bring this wonderful community event for everyone to enjoy. We want to support the re-emergence of those areas hit the hardest by the economic impact of COVID-19 – the arts and the restaurant and hospitality industry. While we encourage the community to support these areas at the event, it will also benefit the mission of Arkansas Hospice to bring care to Arkansans in need of compassion and end-of-life care. Together, this is all very much a celebration of life and the things that bring meaning to us.” Party at the Plaza chairmen are the brother-and-sister team of Charles A. Frueauff Foundation President David Frueauff and Vice President of Communications & Programs Anna Kay Frueauff.
Produced by the Arkansas Hospice Foundation, proceeds from Party at the Plaza support the mission of Arkansas Hospice, the state’s largest nonprofit provider of hospice care.
All the details for the event including links to a map, sign-up for contests and apps to download are available at arkansashospice.org/plaza. Join the events virtually and enjoy a silent auction online April 1 through April 23.
501-748-3333 | arkansashospice.org