Arkansas Arts Center Will Move to Temporary Space

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 11:10 am   1 min read

(Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism)

The Arkansas Arts Center will temporarily move to 2510 Cantrell Road in the Riverdale Shopping Center for two and a half years, during its $98.9 million renovation and expansion project.

The temporary location is about three miles from the center's MacArthur Park site. It will include 15,200 SF of studio space for Museum School classes; 14,200 SF of design and rehearsal space for the Children's Theatre; and additional flexible spaces for offices, retail, facilities storage and educational programs.

The center's retail storefront will be moved into 1,500 SF.

There will be about 65,000 SF of space at the temporary location for administrative, facilities, equipment storage and flexible educational spaces.

The staff of 100 full-and part-time employees will work from offices at the Riverdale location during the renovation. Groundbreaking on the project is set for fall 2019.

The MacArthur Park facility will be available for all regular summer programming, with the new temporary Riverdale location opening in September. The renovation and expansion of the MacArthur Park building is expected to wrap up in early 2022.



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