The art galleries at UA Little Rock provide opportunities for education, inspiration, and experimentation. They highlight contemporary and historical art, and traditional and nontraditional crafts. We invite you to come visit the art galleries and experience the creativity, talent, and wonder on display.

Hours and Location

Windgate Center of Art + Design
5617 West 28th Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72204

Gallery hours:
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The galleries are closed on university holidays. See this link for those recognized holidays.

If you would like to schedule a visit outside of our normal hours, please reach out to us! Email Gallery Director Brian Young at or call 501-916-5117.

The galleries are free and open to the public. To stay safe and healthy, we recommend the continued wearing of masks, but mask wearing is currently optional on campus.

Gallery Information

The School of Art + Design maintains five art galleries in the Windgate Center of Art + Design (WCAD).The largest gallery space, The Brad Cushman Gallery on Level 2, has just over 1,800 square feet of floor space. The Ann Maners and Alex Pappas Gallery on Level 1 has 1,000 square feet of floor space. The Focus Gallery, connected to the Photography Suite, is a modest-sized space intended for an in-depth look into 2D work. Most recently, the WCAD has devoted two spaces for contemporary craft and 3D work. These are the North and South Galleries that face visitors as they enter the building. Away from the WCAD, the School of Art + Design staff is also responsible for programming in Gallery One at the Fine Arts Building, which is within walking distance from the WCAD.

Each of the six galleries showcase a mix of traveling, invitational, solo and group exhibitions, and student exhibitions throughout the year.  In addition to temporary exhibitions, the gallery program maintains the UA Little Rock Permanent Art Collection with over 1,800 works of art in a variety of media. Some of these works may be found in the public spaces and offices of the WCAD.

The exhibit schedule and gallery talks are designed to cultivate a diverse audience and dialogue among students, faculty, and the community. The work exhibited in the galleries is incorporated into coursework and assignments, allowing UA Little Rock students the benefit of working directly with original art.