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2014 Pop Up in the Rock takes Park Hill

Blakely White (left), 5, and Benjamin Parker, 6, paint on a canvas outside Art outfitters during the 2013 Pop Up in the Rock event on Seventh Street in downtown Little Rock. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL

Blakely White (left), 5, and Benjamin Parker, 6, paint on a canvas outside Art Outfitters during the 2013 Pop Up in the Rock event on Seventh Street in downtown Little Rock. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL

Community development organization Pop Up in the Rock has chosen Park Hill as the location for its third event, which is held Saturday (Sept. 13) on JFK Boulevard between avenues B and E. Organizers behind the annual event select a part of town that is dominated by cars and reimagines it for a day as a bike-friendly, foot-trafficked community where outdoor activities, pop-up shops, food trucks, art vendors and more bring the area to life.… Read more >

SoMa Mardi Gras Parade: Bon Temps on South Main


This Scene was originally published in the Feb. 26, 2014, issue of Sync.

The season of Carnival comes to an end Tuesday, but not before Little Rock celebrates the season with a Mardi Gras parade on South Main Street complete with floats, beads and king cake.

The City of Little Rock, SoMa and the SoMa Business Alliance present the SoMa Mardi Gras Parade on Saturday at noon. The parade begins at Main and 24th streets and ends at Main and 12th streets, and spectators are encouraged to line the route with folding chairs and blankets to enjoy the event. The parade takes place rain or shine.… Read more >

Moxy on Main: Vintage-inspired shop to open in SoMa

Photo by Arshia Khan

Photo by Arshia Khan

This Scoop was originally published in the Jan. 8, 2014, issue of Sync.

The Southside Main Street district of downtown Little Rock continues its steady growth as another shop prepares to open on the 1400 block of Main Street.

If you’ve passed down Main Street lately, you might have noticed a window tiled with colorful logos and the promise “coming soon” between The Green Corner Store and Boulevard Bread Co. The space is going to be home to Moxy Modern Mercantile, a shop offering a mixture of authentic vintage furniture, retro home accessories, modern gifts and gourmet foods.… Read more >

Weekend full of holiday shopping and sipping

The weekend ahead is full of holiday events in downtown Little Rock, especially those which encourage finishing up your Christmas shopping with some handmade gifts by local artists and artisans.

If you’re a fan of our local Etsy merchants, head to the River Market Saturday for the Holly Trolley Handmade Holiday Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m in both pavilions. The market is in conjunction with Holly Trolley Day organized by the River Market and Argenta to offer free rides on the trolley (free rides are from 8:30 a.m. to midnight).… Read more >

2013 sculptures at Bernice Garden

The Bernice Garden unveiled six new sculptures last night at its fifth annual Sculpture Party and Fall Fest. The yearly party celebrates the sculptures and the artists who made them, and also gives the South Main community a first glimpse at the public works of art.

The deadline for artists to submit sculpture proposals is in the spring, and chosen artists (or teams of artists) are given a budget for their piece. The selected sculptures for 2013-14 will be installed for a year.… Read more >

Crossing Borders at Oxford American gallery

Today I was excited to have lunch for the first time at Oxford American‘s new restaurant and performance venue, South on Main. While the restaurant is still in its soft opening phase (and will open for lunch Monday), the service and food were excellent and the space is really something to see. Sync will have plenty of time to talk about food and beverage there soon enough. Today what I wanted to share is the OA gallery and exhibition next door.… Read more >

Syd Hayman is a beauty, entertainment and pop culture fanatic who enjoys trying different metro restaurants that satisfy picky eaters. Tweet her at @TheSydRichi.