After 5 Years of Waiting, Ballet Arkansas to Find New Home on Main Street

After 5 Years of Waiting, Ballet Arkansas to Find New Home on Main Street
Outside the Arkansas Building, which houses Ballet Arkansas, in September 2015.

Five years after development began, Ballet Arkansas is finally moving into its new office and rehearsal space on Main Street Little Rock's "Creative Corridor."
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Employers Seek Hires With Soft Abilities Like Attitude, Teamwork

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Walton Arts Center Awarded $2M Walker Foundation Grant

The Walton Arts Center announces a $2 million grant from the Willard & Pat Walker Charitable Foundation for its $23 million capital campaign.
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