In October 1984, a small troupe of would-be Thespians came together at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds near Mount Ida, Arkansas. That meeting set in motion a plan for bringing to their community the opportunity to enjoy live theater. In their constitution the purpose was formally stated as being “operated exclusively for cultural, literary or educational purposes.” The new organization chose the name Montgomery County Council for the Performing Arts, but it has become more familiarly known to the community as MCCPA.
The MCCPA usually has three performances a year. They range from plays, musicals, variety or talent shows, and even dinner theaters.
414 Whittington St.
Mount Ida, Ar 71957
Hand Thrown and Sculpted Pottery – Timeless Functional Pottery for your Home.
Debbie and her husband, Mike, live in the majestic Ouachita Mountains. She is a retired educator who loves making beautiful pottery. She expresses her creativity by making both traditional and unique pottery pieces for everyday use.
Debbie also provides classes for groups up to four people.
Her studio is open by appointment. Call, text or email for appointment to visit the studio and gallery.
163 McGinnis Lane
Story, Arkansas 71970 United States
Whether you just want to look, get a special gift (perhaps for yourself), or just learn how to do it yourself, the Ouachita Artists Gallery & Studio will fit the bill. Located on the square in downtown Mount Ida, the gallery and studio features the work of local artists and craftspersons with a variety of classes and workshops held weekly.
Ouachita Artists Gallery and Studio
135 South West St.
PO BOX 1204
Mount Ida, AR 71957
The Front Porch Stage produces free “lawn chair concerts.” Concerts are scheduled regularly from the first Saturday in May through the first week in October. Because this is an outdoor event, concerts are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.
The musical genres represented include country, bluegrass, blues, folk, folk rock, and gospel, with a special emphasis on original music. Money donated in a “pass the hat” collection is given to bands that perform. Sales of souvenirs, snack bar profits, and donations make up the general revenue that is used to support the musical programs in the county’s schools.
An all-volunteer staff operates the stage, as well as the Back Porch Kitchen and the “Possum Store.” Possums Unlimited, an auxiliary of the MCFPS, organizes Possum Picnic and Parade, an annual fundraising event. The Possum Picnic takes place each September at the Front Porch Stage.
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P.O. Box 32
Norman, AR 71960