I came across this photo I made on a press trip to Little Rock, AR in 2006 and thought about the pleasant memories I have of that trip and how impressed I was with the unexpected wealth of art and culture the city embraces. I say unexpected, even though the trip was sponsored by the Peabody – Little Rock Alliance for Art and Culture to spread the word that the city is home to live theatre, a symphony, a professional opera company, numerous art and history museums, the Clinton Presidential Library, the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum which houses the USS Razorback submarine, and a lot of public art and live music venues.
The LAAC flew in about a dozen travel writers and photographers from across the country and treated us to a week of first-class hospitality, while exposing us to the art and cultural spots in the sister cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock.
This photo is from one of the few free mornings we had to spend on our own. I chose to go for a walk with a few of the writers along the trail just behind the Peabody Hotel where we were staying.
Riverwalk Park runs by ten sculptures on its eleven block stretch along the south bank of the Arkansas River and provides thirty-three acres of parkland, including a pavilion, plaza and amphitheatre for outdoor concerts. As part of the Arkansas River Trail, it connects the cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock via seventeen miles of walking paths and trails.
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