Preserve Arkansas’s Annual Membership Meeting was held on November 16, 2023, at The ARTSpace on Main, located at 623 S. Main Street in downtown Pine Bluff. Guests enjoyed a beer and wine reception, followed by a brief business meeting and tour of the building.
Dr. Suzzette Goldmon of Monticello, Joy Blankenship of Pine Bluff, and Dr. Matthew Rooney of Monticello were re-elected for additional terms on the board. Dr. George Betts of Camden, Gina White Jarrett of Paragould, Ruth O’Loughlin of Lake Village, and Lisa Skiles of Fayetteville were newly elected to the board. Kathy Boyette of Camden, Mandy Welch of Little Rock, Pat Carroll of Pocahontas, and Stacy Smith of Little Rock were recognized as retiring board members.
Part of The Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, The ARTSpace on Main is a multipurpose community arts and events space featuring the Windgate Community Gallery, Kline Family Foundation Event Gallery, workshop and studio spaces, the outdoor ART Yard for large-scale projects, and more. The ARTSpace and ARTWORKS on Main projects were recognized with Preserve Arkansas’s 2021 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Adaptive Reuse.