Thank you for another great year filled with awards, great arts and science, and most importantly— re-accreditation with the American Alliance of Museums. The Board of Trustees, staff, Mayor and City Council, members, sponsors, and visitors all contributed to this distinction. The site visitors were impressed by the passion that everyone feels for the Center.
We began the year with a ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion when we received the Governor’s Arts Award for Art Education. We next earned the Arkansas Museums Association’s award for conservation of artworks from the African American art aspect of the Permanent Collection and we won the Pine Bluff Chamber of Commerce’s Non-Profit Business of the Year.
As we approach fifty years, in 2018, we are stronger than ever and owe a debt of gratitude to those who made us an institution for arts AND science. They could not have foreseen the juicy intersection between arts, engineering, and technology that ignites interest in young people and keeps ASC relevant in today’s whirl of coding, Arduino, Makey Makey, Scratch, Alice, and the myriad other programs, gizmos, and gadgets that we offer.
Your participation and financial support provide a solid foundation and we especially appreciate those who have included ASC in their estate planning. Your financial support, especially larger gifts to the Endowment, will keep The Arts & Science Center as one of Arkansas’ premier educational and cultural institutions.
Thank you for your years of dedication to the Arts & Science Center and know that we are financially stable, devoted to serving this community, and we see a bright future— thanks to you.
See you at the Center,