The Arkansas Art Educators (AAE) is a statewide organization of art teachers whose focus is to advocate for art education through supporting legislation and providing quality professional development for all art instructors in the state.
AAE began as the art section of the Arkansas State Teacher’s Association (ASTA), currently Arkansas Education Association (AEA). The art group met as early as November of 1922 for the ASTA Fall Conference. Classroom teachers from across the state gathered to discuss how to incorporate picture study and art history into the classroom curriculum. The group continued to meet yearly to hold elections and to discuss ways to further art education in the Arkansas school system.