Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Arkansas Arts Center: No signs of populism yet

Posted By on Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 11:12 AM

click to enlarge THE ANNUAL REPORT

Check Leslie Newell Peacock's report
on the annual meeting of the Arkansas Arts Center.

Voters' reward for sending $37 million in tax money to the arts center for a major renovation project?

* Another slate of all-white new board members (ability to put up serious cash a requirement.)

* An off-hand reference to Country Club of Little Rock life. (What? You've never heard of Wednesday fried-chicken-at-the-club?)

* No mention yet of any specific donation of private money to match the taxpayers' contribution.

Attendance is up. Architectural plans are in the works.  Some new acquisitions were announced.

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