October 12, 2019

We Are the River Valley: The Unexpected Project

The Unexpected Project is wrapping up just its fifth year in Fort Smith, yet the annual arts event continues to leave a long-lasting impression on the River Valley.
The event was meant to bring pride of place to Fort Smith, help establish it as a leader in the genre of urban contemporary art and create vibrant spaces and drive-to traffic to the downtown area, among other objectives. But when the The Unexpected began in 2015, organizers weren’t sure what to expect. The project’s “unwritten missio