Southern Arkansas Arts Center Reveals Expansion Campaign; accept project donations | KTVE

EL DORADO, Arch. (KTVE/KARD)–The Murphy Family Foundation and the Murphy USA Charitable Foundation announced a $300,000 double donation, as a community matching challenge, and launched the South Arkansas Arts Center fundraising campaign, reach higher.

“We are thrilled that the South Arkansas Arts Center is embarking on this campaign to expand the incredible work they are doing in our community to advance the arts. We know this donation will allow SAAC to continue to grow and encourage the community to join us in helping the Southern Arkansas Center for the Arts “reach higher,” said Andrew Clyde, President of the Murphy USA Charitable Foundation.

The foundations presented their donations to the arts center when they kicked off their campaign last Thursday. Since then, SAAC has raised $1,000,000 in donations for their expansion.

The project will enhance the appearance of the facility and improve the main entrance on the west facade of the building.

The construction project will focus on accessibility and will include a parking entrance, elevator, expanded restrooms, commercial kitchen and additional classrooms for educational programs.

“This renovation is the culmination of a decades-long goal to make the SAAC building accessible, welcoming and safe for our guests, regardless of age or ability,” said Laura Allen.

The construction project is expected to last approximately nine months.

To make an online donation to the reach higher project, Click here.

William E. Bennett