Arkansas Tourism - October 31, 2019
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Thursday, October 31, 2019 02:35 PM


Arkansas Tourism images on display in a new traveling photo exhibit

Photos available here.

The Ritz Theater in Blytheville will be the first location to host a new traveling exhibit showcasing the beauty of The Natural State. Starting November 5, “Arkansas’s Scenic Tourism Landscapes” will be on display at The Ritz, with an opening reception and presentation that evening beginning at 5 p.m. The exhibit runs through February 15 in Blytheville and will then be on view at various locations across Arkansas throughout 2020.

“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 opening reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Ritz, located at 306 W. Main Street, Blytheville, AR, 72315. At 6 p.m., past and present Arkansas Tourism photographers will discuss the work on display.

Photographers scheduled to be in attendance are former Arkansas Tourism chief photographer Chuck Haralson, current chief photographer Kirk Jordan and multimedia specialist/photographer Casey Crocker. The event is hosted by The Ritz Commission.

For more information, contact Arkansas Tourism communications manager Leah DiPietro at [email protected] or 501-682-7606.

About 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 Natural State. For more information, visit