Annual Events & Programs

Each year Mosaic Templars Cultural Center hosts a variety of signature events that help engage the community in the celebration of African American history and culture in Arkansas. These events are great for both children and adults, and are all free and open to the public. For specific dates and more detailed information about a particular event listed below, please call 501.683.3593.

MLK CHALLENGE

Held annually on Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, the MLK Challenge gives youth ages 12 - 18 the opportunity to continue the legacy of Dr. King through service. Each year approximately 100 participants gather at the museum and depart to a variety of locations throughout the city where volunteers are needed. This program is designed to help youth learn the importance of giving back to the community and the importance of Dr. King's work.

Family Fun Saturdays

Family Fun Saturdays are exciting and educational programs that parents and children alike will enjoy. Held a number of times throughout the year, these programs provide a great way for families to spend an afternoon learning and engaging in history through a variety of activities.

JUNETEENTH

Known as Juneteenth Independence Day, each year, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center hosts an event to celebrate the legacy of freedom for African Americans. This community wide event provides the opportunity for all cultures to gain an understanding of the significance of Juneteenth and to participate in a family-friendly celebration.

Boo!seum

Each year, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center participates with other members of the Greater Little Rock Museum Consortium to offer this safe alternative for trick-or-treaters. Fun for families and youth of all ages, this event provides a night of games, crafts, snacks, candy and other goodies. Costumes are always welcome.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Open the holiday season at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center. This annual event is traditionally held the first Sunday in December, and provides visitors with a one-of-a-kind holiday experience. Join us each year during Holiday Open House with holiday music, cookies, decorations, and more!

K.I.D.S. Volunteer Day

Held numerous times throughout the year, K.I.D.S. Volunteer days help provide youth ages 10 -15 the opportunity to engage in a volunteer project. Activities ranging from potting plants to creating care packages teach participants the importance of community involvement and what it means to give back to those in need.

MTCC CREATIVE KIDS CAMP

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center offers camps during spring and summer that focus on a variety of topics including: dance, drumming, history, fashion, painting, sculpture and more. MTCC Creative Kids Camps are a great way for youth to learn in a fun, safe environment.

LORENZO SMITH BAND CAMP

Students in grades 6-12 learn stage presence and music fundamentals from some of Central Arkansas’s best music teachers. Inspired by the legacy of composer, educator and Arkansas native Lorenzo “Ren” Smith, the camp is designed to supplement the students’ school-based music education.