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Fort Smith to host award-winning Arkansas Tourism photography exhibit

The Fort Smith Convention Center will host a new photography exhibit, “Arkansas’s Scenic Tourism Landscapes,” beginning Sunday, March 1, with a meet-and-greet event for the public at 2 p.m. that day. The opening coincides with the annual Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism, March 1-3.

The exhibit will run through mid-May at the convention center and then travel to various locations across Arkansas throughout 2020.

Recently recognized by AAA Southern Traveler as an “Official Southern Travel Treasure,” the exhibit highlights the scenic beauty of The Natural State as captured in decades of photography by Arkansas Tourism.

“Tourism is a major economic driver in Arkansas’s economy, and photography plays an important role in inspiring visitation to the state,” said Kristine Puckett, interim 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.”

Kirk Jordan, chief photographer, and Casey Crocker, multimedia specialist, curated the exhibit and will be sharing photography tips and insights during the event.

“I have two audiences in mind as I snap photos,” said Jordan. “Those people who will be encouraged to venture to the spots we cover, and those who, for various reasons, cannot make the trip.”

For more information, contact Leah DiPietro at or 501-682-7606.

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