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INVEST. BEAUTIFY. REVITALIZE.

Projects: Programs

INVEST FORT SMITH

2023 Date TBA

Invest Fort Smith is an annual, one day conference designed to build awareness of downtown economic development opportunities. Invest Fort Smith is a partnership with UAFS Center for Economic and  AR Small Business & Technology Development Center, and is held during Global Entrepreneurship Week. Invest Fort Smith is Free!

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PROPELLING DOWNTOWN FORWARD

Propelling Downtown Forward is an area master plan to coordinate revitalization and development projects in the Downtown Fort Smith area.

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THE UNEXPECTED

Bringing urban and contemporary art to Arkansas

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GATEWAY PARK

Fort Smith, Arkansas was a pivotal location in the history of the Wild West. The park replaced a vacant service station on a triangle of land that marked the entrance to downtown. Three monumental statues stand at the park, representing figures from the areas of early civic life that had the largest impact on the positive development of the town: Schools, Healthcare, and Law and Order.

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TRANSIT SHELTERS

64.6 Downtown teamed with artist Sarah Ridgley and the city to produce transit shelters in and around the downtown area with interiors displaying the work of local artists.

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PAST PROGRAMS

GARRISON COMMONS
2016

From a burned out lot to a privately owned pocket park, Garrison Commons added much needed greenspace to Garrison Avenue.

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I AM WE
2017

An award-winning documentary features artist Ryan Starkey, a Fort Smith native who lives with a disc-kenetic movement disorder. Starkey was included in an exhibition at the Smithsonian that highlighted individual’s struggles with disability.

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BASTION GALLERY

An artist run gallery in partnership with 64.6 Downtown

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MALCOLM LONDON X ESCAPE TONES
2018

A one night engagement in the historic New Theatre with Chicago Rapper and Poet Malcolm London featuring Fort Smith band The Escape Tones. Click the image to watch the recap video.

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TODAY'S FORT SMITH
2018

Fort Smith, you're kind of wonderful. And it's only just the beginning. Click the image to watch our video.

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TACTICAL URBANISM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH UAFS
2018

3D Painted crosswalks on the UAFS Campus promoting safety and the arts.

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CONTEMPORAL IMMERSION
2019

Using combinations of sounds & visuals, each performance brings different groups of artists together creating a unique dreamscape experience

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EMBODIMENT
2020

A retrospective of historically black Fort Smith.

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PIANO DAY
2021

Composer and musician Amos Cochran celebrates Piano Day with an evening of music with cellist Christian Serrano-Torres.

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OUR TOWN CELEBRATES
2022 AND 2021

An immersive soul and culinary experience.

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HOOPS ON GARRISON
2022

A one day, 3-on-3 basketball tournament hosted by 64.6 Downtown, in partnership with First National Bank.

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HERITAGE MONTH
2022

Creating community development and education with Heritage Month celebrations, featuring local, authentic food, music and fun!

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROGRAMMING
2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Hosting panel discussions and events around important topics regarding the role of Black History in America.

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