The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas (ASC) will unveil and celebrate the convergence of all three facilities into a new, all-inclusive concept during the ARTx3 Campus Connection Event from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023 at ASC, 701 S. Main St., in Pine Bluff.
The ARTx3 Campus Connection Event will begin at 5 p.m. with drinks, light hors d’oeuvres, and information about the ARTx3 campus initiative. The evening will include guided tours of the ARTx3 campus and an opening reception for “Unattainable Forms” by artist Carly Dahl.
The new ARTx3 campus concept aims to connect all three facilities. The ARTSpace on Main and ART WORKS on Main are projects of ASC and opened in 2021. The buildings supplement ASC’s main building; the three facilities comprise the new ARTx3 campus and initiative. Each individual facility will continue with the same programming and identity.
“Since The ARTSpace and ART WORKS on Main were completed and opened in the midst of the covid pandemic, we were unable to host an official opening of the two new facilities,” says Dr. Rachel Miller, executive director of the Arts & Science Center. “Unfortunately, this led to some confusion within the community about their roles and connection to the Arts & Science Center. The ARTx3 campus concept was created to provide a clear connection between all three facilities.”
ASC partnered with Elizabeth Johnson at Zaba to assist with the campus branding. By combining the individual branding of ASC, The ARTSpace on Main, and ART WORKS on Main, Johnson created a logo for the ARTx3 campus, as well as a fresh tagline and collateral for the campus.
“By merging the strengths and resources of the Arts & Science Center, with The ARTSpace and ART WORKS on Main, we can continue providing a comprehensive and inclusive platform for artistic expression, exploration, and education,” says Miller.
The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, known for its dedication to multidisciplinary art exhibitions, high-quality community theater performances, and educational initiatives, will continue to be a cornerstone of the ARTx3 Campus. The facility features the newly renovated Creative Construction Zone, geared for kids in grades kindergarten through second to explore, learn, and tinker. The center will continue to offer a wide range of exhibitions, workshops, community outreach programs, and theater productions. Gallery admission is always free.
The ARTSpace on Main and ART WORKS on Main are the two newest facilities on the ARTx3 campus. Opened in 2021, the vibrant additions add 22,000 square feet to the campus and provide several community arts and event spaces. The facilities include a retail gallery and exhibition galleries, the Adam B. Robinson Jr. Black Box Theater complete with a ticket and concessions bar, an outdoor event and garden area, artist apartments with studios, a workshop studio, a costume shop, a computer lab, and more. Many of the spaces are available to book for private events and photoshoots.
The ARTx3 Campus represents a bold and inspiring vision for the future of Pine Bluff and its cultural landscape. By uniting the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, The ARTSpace and ART WORKS on Main, this collaborative endeavor will invigorate the community, ignite the imaginations of its residents, and nurture the artistic spirit within all who visit.
For more information and updates on the ARTx3 Campus’s exciting developments, please visit ARTx3.org. For more information on the new campus initiative, contact Dr. Rachel Miller at email@example.com or 870-536-3375.
The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas (ASC), 701 S. Main St. in Pine Bluff, is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. ASC presents programming in the visual arts, performing arts, and the sciences through exhibits, performances, classes and local partnerships. Gallery admission is free. ASC is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday–Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. In 2021, ASC opened two additional facilities as part of its “ARTx3” campus — The ARTSpace on Main and ART WORKS on Main, at 623 and 627 S. Main St. For more information, visit ARTx3.org or call 870-536- 3375.
Support for ASC is provided in part by the ASC Endowment Fund, the City of Pine Bluff, the Pine Bluff Advertising & Promotion Commission and the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Division of Arkansas Heritage and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional operating support is provided in part by the Windgate Foundation, Ben J. Altheimer Foundation, Kline Family Foundation, Relyance Bank and Simmons Bank.