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The Unexpected brings unexpected art to an unexpected place.  For the past four years, The Unexpected has invited world-class artists to create works of art in historic downtown Fort Smith.  The event is curated by Justkids, a global creative house that curates and promotes comprehensive art project on an international scale.

The festival setting provides an intimate experience between the spectator and artist, creating a bond to the artist, the artwork, and the environment, as a unique experience found nowhere in Arkansas.  Most importantly, The Unexpected gives the citizens of Fort Smith pride of place and a renewed dedication to building a healthy and sustainable community.