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Let the Artmobile bring the Arkansas Arts Center’s collection to your community!

The Artmobile has been serving the state for over 50 years and is one of the nation’s very few mobile art museums. This unique gallery space features themed exhibitions of works from the Arkansas Arts Center’s permanent collection.  Works are carefully selected for their artistic integrity and educational value. The Artmobile is a perfect source of arts exposure for schools, libraries, festivals, and more!

2013 - 2014 Exhibition 

Every work of art is an exciting story just waiting to be understood! The Art of Story encourages an examination of the ways in which artists act as storytellers, creating unique interpretations of the world through visual language. This exhibition introduces the visitor to tools such as expression, props, shape, and color in an attempt to “read” the stories and reveal the artist’s power to both interpret history and create new narratives. The Art of Story not only explores the artist’s imagination, but creates an environment in which the viewer is free to look, explore, interpret, and even create their own lasting story.

Begin a new chapter today by sharing The Art of Story with your community!

Sponsored by:

  • Bank of America
  • Horace C. Cabe Foundation
  • The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston
  • Ellen and Shep Russell
  • Union Pacific Foundation
  • Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas

This program is supported in part by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment for the Arts with Special Appreciation to the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation.

View the 2013-2104 Artmobile Curriculum Guide

View the Art of Story Slide Show



  1. Here’s all you need to bring the Artmobile to your area!
  • Parking Location: a level, hard surface (preferably paved) measuring at least 35’ wide by 90’ long with a 30’ height clearance.
  • Electrical Connection: a three-wire 220/208 volt, single phase service of 100 amps minimum. There is a 75’ cord/cable that will need to be wired directly (there is no plug) into the power source at your location as soon as possible upon arrival. This wiring is to be done by someone on your maintenance or electrical staff. Your electrical power source will determine the parking location for the Artmobile. If this is not possible, the Artmobile can run on the on-board diesel generator, to be operated at the renter’s expense.
  • Driver: The Arts Center’s driver will move the Artmobile to your location over the weekend prior to your scheduled tour period, and generally is not available for mid-week moves. If you are planning a mid-week move, you must discuss this with the Arts Center in advance.

2. It’s affordable and there are ways to reduce your fees!

  • $1,000 per week
  • The Arkansas Arts Council offers up to 40% fee assistance to nonprofit Arkansas-based organizations certified as exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code (this includes public schools, institutions of higher learning, churches, and government units.)
  • Additional fee support may be available. Inquire at time of booking.

3. Here are additional resources you will receive!

  • Press information for your local publicity of the tour.
  • An online Education Guide developed to accompany the exhibition.
  • An onboard art educator to guide the exploration of the objects and facilitate discussion.

4. It’s easy to book! Simply contact the State Services Department by phone at 501-396-0350 or 1-800-264-ARTS. You may also email to schedule dates and times.


Artmobile Interest Form

Artmobile Request


Hours: Tues - Sat 10 AM - 5 PM | Sun 11 AM - 5 PM      Address: 9th & Commerce / MacArthur Park, P.O. Box 2137, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-2137      Phone: 501.372.4000

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