Russelville has the educational moxy of having one of the state’s leading universities located within its borders. Arkansas Tech University (ATU) provides post-graduate opportunities for students seeking both baccalaureate and graduate degree programs. The school is notable for its degree program in Nuclear Technology. As with any university, the school attracts not only noteworthy faculty to the area, but also a diverse student body. Of course, there are the sporting events as well and residents have the opportunity to root for their favorite teams at one of the schools numerous sporting venues. ATU also attracts various social and academic events of interest to the community.
Arkansas River Valley
Russelville is known for its arts scene and this fact is on display (pun intended) at the Arkansas River Valley Arts Center. This is a non-profit organization, so you immediately realize that the center’s efforts are all about the art. You will find diverse art exhibitions on display for everyone to enjoy. The venter makes a point of offering new displays on a monthly basis in order to keep its exhibitions fresh. As a plus, it also offers workshops and classes for the community to increase art awareness and appreciation, while continuing to serve the community as a social and educational focal point.
Center for the Arts
In addition to the visual arts, Russelville has a positive reputation regarding music as well. The Center for the Arts is the place you will want to head when you feel that need to immerse yourself in some of the musical performances held in the town. This magnificent and modern venue seats upwards of 1,800 patrons. When orchestras, musicals, or general concerts are looking to perform, this is where it will happen. This is especially true when a touring Broadway musical or a superstar entertainer comes to town or a superstar entertainer.