The Arkansas State Hospital’s Creative Expressions program for patients with mental illnesses hosts its 5th annual exhibition — also named “Creative Expressions” — tonight from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the hospital lobby. 

The artists in the Creative Expressions program benefit from proceeds from the sales of works, which, like outsider art, have a fresh and not self-conscious appeal. There will be refreshments, music and a chance to meet the artists who direct the program as well as some of the artists. 


The hospital is on Markham just west of UAMS; its address is 301 N. Palm.