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Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars and make plans to join us!

Past Events

Take a look at some of our past events below!

7th Annual Fall Food & Craft Fair

Thank you to everyone who came to our 7th Annual Fall Food & Craft Fair on October 6th!


This fun event featured handmade arts and crafts from artists with intellectual and development disabilities across Arkansas. Proceeds from this event directly support these artisans and provide not only a source of income, but immense pride as well.


If you missed it, you can always show your support by visiting The Blue Umbrella inside the main lobby of DHS at 700 Main Street in downtown Little Rock. We are open week days 10 AM - 2 PM or you can also shop online at

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!