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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!

6th Annual Fall Food & Craft Fair

The Division of Developmental Disabilities Services held our sixth annual fall food and craft fair on Friday, October 7, 2022. This event showcases handmade products by artists from all five Human Development Centers and numerous community providers across the state of Arkansas. Porch signs, handwoven rugs, magnets, plants, wreaths, and jewelry were just a few of the items available for purchase. The weather was perfect and our artists even received a surprise visit from Governor Asa Hutchinson and the First Lady.


Even though this event is held once a year, unique gifts from these artists can be found year-round in The Blue Umbrella.

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.