The Arkansas Arts Center's Artmobile, a 40-foot mobile gallery containing original works of art from the Arts Center's permanent collection will be in the Log Cabin Democrat's parking lot in downtown Conway through Saturday. The exhibit is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Artmobile, one of the nation's only mobile galleries of its size, showcases an all-new exhibition - Faces & Places. The Artmobile attempts to be a travel-size version of the Arkansas Arts Center, bringing art to people who cannot regularly visit an art museum.

The exhibition includes works in all mediums that are always thought-provoking as well as aesthetically pleasing. This new exhibition features portraits and landscapes that are abstract and evocative, real and imagined, familiar and strange. The works are placed in the context of social studies, language arts, and visual arts. Faces & Places will allow you to explore art, culture, history, language, science, and even math through portraits and landscapes.

Drawings, contemporary crafts, paintings, photography, and prints are all included in this exhibition. Bringing the art to life and further enhancing the educational opportunity of an Artmobile visit is an on-board Art Educator, Virgil Lawrence, who serves as a guide through the mobile gallery.

"The Artmobile provides a quality visual arts experience that is great for schools, colleges/universities, festivals, special events, museums, libraries, and because it is a mobile gallery, it is a wonderful way to introduce audiences to fine art in their own communities," said Ned Metcalf, State Services Manager at the Arts Center. The Artmobile exhibition is available to be viewed on the Arts Center's website: under "Touring Programs for the Community."

The Log Cabin Democrat is the local sponsor for the visit.

For more information on the Arts Center's touring programs, call the State Services Department at 501-396-0350 or 1-800-264-ARTS.