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We have a place for you

Our mission is to enrich the vibrancy of the River Valley Community by providing collaborative, creative, and diverse programs furthering education and appreciation of visual and performing arts for artists and patrons of all ages and backgrounds. Our vision is to nurture the artistic nature of humanity through meaningful opportunities to experience, create, and appreciate art in our community.

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Upcoming Events

Summer Art Camps

Kids 6-12

Tues, Wed and Thursday of chosen week. Please call to schedule which class and time

Starting June 8th ending July 29th

$50 for members

$80 for non-members

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gallery opening

Sat, July 10th

River Valley Arts Center

1001 East B Street

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

The art of Janet Pitts at lake dardanelle visitors center

the Month of July 2021

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exhibit at Dardanelle Library

Month of July 2021

Car show and cruise night

Sat, August 14th

River Valley Arts Center

1001 East B Street

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

River Valley artist invitational

Sat, August 7th

River Valley Arts Center

1001 East B Street

5:30 PM to7:30 PM

Chili Bowl fundraiser and silent auction

Friday, Sept 24th, 2021

River Valley Arts Center

1001 East B Street

6:00 PM

Don't miss our Masquerade Ball!!!

New yeaR'S EVE MASQUERADE BALL!!

December 31st

All Saints Episcopal Church

7 pm until midnight

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about us

The Arkansas River Valley Arts Center Foundation, Inc. is a non profit located in Russellville, Arkansas which began in 1981 with a June planning meeting, a $5,000 grant from the Junior Auxiliary and commitments from community leaders for over $10,000. The Arts Center officially opened its doors to the public at an all day celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony on October 7th in the borrowed building on West Main Street. Articles of Incorporation prepared by Lu Hardin were signed in December 1981. A Board of Directors was formed and Richard Barton served as the first Executive Director. After three years the borrowed building was sold and the arts center needed a new home. The City of Russellville agreed to lease the rock building built by the WPA in 1936 which had formerly been the public pool bathhouse located in the City Park. 

Our Sponsors:

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Mr. Pete Grant

Jones and Lawton CPA

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our location

1001 East B Street, Post Office Box 2112, Russellville, Arkansas 72801

our Hours of operation

Tuesday, 10 am - 3 pm
Wednesday,  10 am - 3 pm
Thursday, 10 am - 3pm

contact us

Phone: 479-968-2452
Email: rvartscenter@gmail.com

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Dr. &Mrs. Stan Teeter

River Valley Signs

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