EL DORADO -- The South Arkansas Arts Center kicked off their 50th anniversary in El Dorado on Saturday night.
"Arts in the Hearts for Decades" is the first exhibit of 2014. It celebrates the 'arts in education' program and features works created in classes over the last 33 years.
The arts initiative puts professionals in the classroom to help guide the next generation of young artists.
Tthey're not necessarily there to teach art, they'll teach science, or math, history, but they'll use art as the catalyst for the lesson. And tonight we're celebrating our long history with that program," said Jack Wilson, director of the South Arkansas Arts Center.
The arts center will feature student art in the main galleries starting next week.
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