The Fine Arts Club of Arkansas
The seed for the Arkansas Arts Center was planted in 1914, when the Fine Arts Club of Arkansas was formed. Its membership formed the core of supporters and volunteers who later contributed to the creation of the Museum of Fine Arts in 1937 in Little Rock's MacArthur Park.
Today, the purpose of the Fine Arts Club is to promote and extend the activities, usefulness and enjoyment of the Arkansas Arts Center. The Fine Arts Club supports the Arkansas Arts Center by hosting programs featuring knowledgeable and dynamic speakers, providing volunteers, and, in cooperation with the Arts Center, sponsoring the biennial fundraising event, Tabriz.
The Fine Arts Club consists of both active volunteers and those who wish to take advantage of its mailings and programs and participate in its events.
Early Fine Arts Club members pose for a newspaper photo before their first meeting of the year in 1933.