Blytheville, Fort Smith first two stops for Arkansas scenic tourism photo exhibit

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Arkansas’ natural beauty will be showcased in a traveling exhibit produced by Arkansas Tourism. The Ritz Theater in Blytheville will be the first location to host “Arkansas’s Scenic Tourism Landscapes.”

An opening reception will be from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 5, and past and present photographers for Arkansas Tourism will be on hand to discuss their works and works of others with Arkansas Tourism on display in the exhibit.

“Tourism is a major economic driver in Arkansas’s economy, and photography plays an important role in inspiring visitation to the state,” said Jim Dailey, director of Arkansas Tourism. “The work of our photographers has been featured in publications across the globe, and we’re so pleased to share their images with all Arkansans through this new exhibit.”

The exhibit will run through Feb. 15 in Blytheville and then travel to various locations in Arkansas throughout 2020.

The exhibit’s second stop will be at the Fort Smith Convention center mid-February through mid-May. Details are still in the planning stages for that exhibit, according to Casey Crocker, media specialist with Arkansas Tourism.

Arkansas Tourism, a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism, strives to expand the economic impact of travel and tourism in the state and enhance the quality of life for all Arkansans. The division manages 14 Arkansas Welcome Centers and employs more than 60 staff members across the state.