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Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars and make plans to join us!

October 18th-19th: AHSEA Annual Conference
Wyndham Riverfront 
Little Rock, AR

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Past Events

Take a look at some of our past events below!

2023 Farmer's Market

The annual Farmer’s Market event was held on June 23, 2023 and showcases homegrown plants and produce, plus handmade arts and crafts made by residents at each of the five DHS Human Development Centers. 


Grilled hamburgers and hotdogs were available for purchase to support the HDC Resident Holiday Gift Fund.

It was a fun filled day and a great opportunity to pick up some one-of-a-kind products and meet our incredible artists and staff.


The Blue Umbrella's 4th Birthday

The Blue Umbrella's 4th birthday celebration was held on Friday, February 10, 2023.


Several artists were on hand to meet and greet close to 125 customers that came through to look at and buy hand-made crafts, eat some delicious birthday cake, chat with the artists, and just have some fun!


With your support, our mission to celebrate intellectually and developmentally disabled Arkansans will continue into another year, and we couldn’t be more excited!

We're looking forward to Year 5!

2022 Christmas Open House

The Blue Umbrella's annual Christmas Open House was held on Friday, December 2nd. This event kicks off the holiday shopping season and features beautiful handmade items from individuals across the state with developmental and intellectual disabilities.


Over 250 shoppers visited The Blue Umbrella  during the day and our artists had a very successful day.

The Blue Umbrella's next event will be held in February when they celebrate their 4th birthday.