The ARTSpace on Main & ART Works on Main

Arts and Science Center

The ARTSpace on Main & ART Works on Main

Completion Date: 2020
Location: Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Architect/Engineer: AMR Architects


Renovation is complete on ARTSpace and nearing completion on ART Works transforming this historic downtown commercial space on Main Street in Pine Bluff into a vibrant community arts and events space.  This exciting new expansion to the ASC campus, anchored by the ASC’s main building at 701 S. Main Street, will operate as a multi-purpose community arts and event space.

The two buildings feature the endowed Adam B. Robinson, Jr. Theater, a 70-seat black box theater for small, community-oriented productions (named in honor of the long-time ASC supporter and Board member); five apartments for resident artists with accompanying studios that can be used by the residents or rented to local artists; a community gallery for area artists to show and sell work; flexible workshop space for art classes, yoga classes, dance and culinary arts workshops, a tinkering makerspace, a wood shop, scene shop and costume shop; a small pottery studio and an outside “ART Yard” for large-scale projects and events.

The re-imagined buildings contribute to the Historic District and incorporate some of the original features, including an advertising mural inside for O.K. Dairy Creamery, currently ARTSpace.