Public art grants awarded to two cities in the 501

LITTLE ROCK – The Division of Arkansas Heritage recently announced that $32,160 in funds has been distributed to six Arkansas communities that applied for grants through the 2022 Public Art Grant Program.

Morgan Zimmerman receives a check for $8,250 for Main Street Morrilton.

The Public Art Grants are open to communities currently participating in the Main Street Arkansas or Downtown Network programs. The grants program assists with planning and implementation (including purchasing and commissioning works of art) of public art for places viewable by the public within the Main Street district and on gateways to Main Street districts.

Projects must be new, site-specific public art and can include murals and tile work, paintings and drawings (of a permanent nature) and sculpture. After installation, the communities host an unveiling event in coordination with the Division of Arkansas Heritage. 

The 2022 Public Art Grants recipients are: 

  • Argenta Arts Foundation for “Trail of Tears at the Argenta Library” – $5,700
  • Main Street Morrilton for “Morrilton, Small City, No Limits” – $8,250
  • Calico Rock Community Foundation, Inc. for “A Run of Trout in Calico Rock” – $2,500
  • Clarksville-Johnson County Chamber of Commerce for “Clarksville Mural” – $4,160
  • Main Street Dumas for “Art in the Park” – $3,350
  • Main Street Ozark for “Music to Ozark” – Riverfront Development – $8,200