Dear Arts Center Members,
We took another giant step toward our goal of a renovated Arts Center today with the successful public vote to bond the revenue from an existing sales tax on out of town visitors for the benefit of the Arkansas Arts Center, the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History and Historic MacArthur Park.
We are incredibly grateful to all who voted and supported this measure.
More than a quarter of a million people use our facility every year, and over 50 years that has taken its toll on the building. The list of needed upgrades is long, including the mechanical systems, children’s theatre, lighting systems, and Museum School studio spaces, not to mention the tremendous need for additional space to properly house our art collection and create new educational spaces for families and kids.
Our next step will be to work with the city and the private sector to maximize the potential of these funds. With the continued support of our community, members, board and staff, we have the opportunity to create something aspirational and transformational for our community and visitors to enjoy for decades to come.
Our galleries are free and open to the public. I encourage all Arkansans to enjoy the treasures in their own backyard as we look forward to an exciting new future for the Arkansas Arts Center and Historic MacArthur Park.
Arkansas Arts Center