The Fort Smith Convention Center

The Fort Smith Convention Center

We host regional and national conventions to generate taxes, individual spending, job creation and major economic impact to our local city, state and region.

We are a multipurpose events facility offering close to 100,000 square feet of meeting and events space. We specialize in hosting conventions, meetings, trade shows, performances and concerts of all varieties and private social events, such as weddings or reunions. The Arkansas Best Performing Arts Center (http://www.facebook.com/browse/admined_pages/?id=100004663964360#!/pages/Arkansas-Best-Performing-Arts-Center/336170389813904) is located inside the Fort Smith Convention Center.

Operating as usual

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Welcome the one and only, Steven Curtis Chapman - we are honored to have you in the house!

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2020 Best of the Best

2 more days left to nominate your favorite River Valley business. Thank you in advance for considering us for Special Event Venue, Wedding Venue or Concert Venue.

https://swtimes.gannettcontests.com/2020-Best-of-the-Best/gallery?group=354342

swtimes.gannettcontests.com Nominate your favorites and you'll be entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win $250! Nominations will be accepted between July 5th and July 19th as the first part of the competition. You can nominate once per day!

[07/07/20]   Thank you in advance....
face masks required for all guests over 10 yrs old

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2020 Best of the Best

It is that time of year again...time to nominate for the River Valley's Best of the Best contest! We would appreciate a nomination for Best Special Venue, Wedding Venue or Concert Venue. Thank you for your time, support and confidence in serving you.

https://swtimes.gannettcontests.com/2020-Best-of-the-Best/gallery?group=354342

swtimes.gannettcontests.com Nominate your favorites and you'll be entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win $250! Nominations will be accepted between July 5th and July 19th as the first part of the competition. You can nominate once per day!

Celebrate safely & responsibly

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Pass along a positive thought today!

Happy Flag Day!

Stay safe over the weekend! We look forward to seeing and serving you soon.

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Longtime Memphis concert promoter Jim Green has died

Jim Green was a longtime and well known concert promoter who brought us some memorable shows. RIP Jim.

https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/news/2020/06/02/memphis-concert-promoter-jim-green-dies-obituary/3127194001/

commercialappeal.com Jim Green booked concerts in Memphis for decades, from punk rock club shows to U2 at the Liberty Bowl.

We are following Governor Hutchinson's Guidelines for indoor venue events, so give us a ring @ 479-788-8933 for any party/concert/meeting needs you would like to discuss.

[06/01/20]   Fort Smith Convention Center Planning June 1st Reopening

The Fort Smith Convention Center, including the ArcBest Performing Arts Center, is planning to reopen its doors to events beginning June 1st.

We are excited about the opportunity to once again host events that fall within the guidelines and directives of the Arkansas Department of Health and we invite any and all events that fit the criteria to contact us! Currently, the Convention Center is allowed to host public or private events of up to 50 people, provided that reduced venue capacity limits aren’t exceeded. We will ask and expect our clients to ensure social and physical distancing measures are followed, and ask that face coverings are worn in accordance with current directives. We will continue monitoring changes to guidelines and directives as they are announced by the Arkansas Department of Health, and adjust our event policies accordingly.

In preparation for reopening, Convention Center staff have been deep cleaning and sanitizing all event spaces, public areas and equipment. Staff will wipe down and sanitize all high contact surfaces prior to, during and following all events. Our sanitizing regimen will include the use of an oxidizing disinfectant aerosol ‘fog’ that will be sprayed/discharged throughout all event spaces and high traffic areas before and after events. Staff will wear masks at all times while in our event spaces. Appropriate signage depicting Arkansas Dept. of Health guidelines and directives will be clearly posted at all entrances, and entrances/exits will be clearly marked on the floor.

[05/29/20]   The Fort Smith Convention Center, including the ArcBest Performing Arts Center, is planning to reopen its doors to events beginning June 1st.
We are excited about the opportunity to once again host events that fall within the guidelines and directives of the Arkansas Department of Health and we invite any and all events that fit the criteria to contact us! Currently, the Convention Ctr is allowed to host public or private events of up to 50 people, provided that reduced venue capacity limits aren’t exceeded. We will ask and expect our clients to ensure social and physical distancing measures are followed, and ask that face coverings are worn in accordance with current directives. We will continue monitoring changes to guidelines and directives as they are announced by the Arkansas Department of Health, and adjust our event policies accordingly.
In preparation for reopening, Convention Ctr staff have been deep cleaning & sanitizing all event spaces, public areas and equipment. Staff will wipe down/sanitize all high contact surfaces prior to, during and following all events. Our sanitizing regimen will include the use of an oxidizing disinfectant aerosol ‘fog’ that will be sprayed/discharged throughout all event spaces and high traffic areas before and after events. Staff will wear masks at all times while in our event spaces. Appropriate signage depicting Arkansas Dept. of Health guidelines and directives will be clearly posted at all entrances, and entrances/exits will be clearly marked on the floor.
Hope to see you soon!

[05/28/20]   Fort Smith Convention Center Planning June 1st Reopening

The Fort Smith Convention Center, including the ArcBest Performing Arts Center, is planning to reopen its doors to events beginning June 1st.

We are excited about the opportunity to once again host events that fall within the guidelines and directives of the Arkansas Department of Health and we invite any and all events that fit the criteria to contact us! Currently, the Convention Center is allowed to host public or private events of up to 50 people, provided that reduced venue capacity limits aren’t exceeded. We will ask and expect our clients to ensure social and physical distancing measures are followed, and ask that face coverings are worn in accordance with current directives. We will continue monitoring changes to guidelines and directives as they are announced by the Arkansas Department of Health, and adjust our event policies accordingly.

In preparation for reopening, Convention Center staff have been deep cleaning and sanitizing all event spaces, public areas and equipment. Staff will wipe down and sanitize all high contact surfaces prior to, during and following all events. Our sanitizing regimen will include the use of an oxidizing disinfectant aerosol ‘fog’ that will be sprayed/discharged throughout all event spaces and high traffic areas before and after events. Staff will wear masks at all times while in our event spaces. Appropriate signage depicting Arkansas Dept. of Health guidelines and directives will be clearly posted at all entrances, and entrances/exits will be clearly marked on the floor.

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As our community begins to reopen, don't forget to check in with friends, neighbors or someone you've lost touch with during these last couple months. We all need a sense of belonging, community and support.

[04/27/20]   Patience & Kindness are always appreciated.
Pass it on...

Shout out to all healthcare workers, grocery store associates and truck/delivery drivers! We appreciate your hard work through these trying times.

Please ReUse, Recycle and RePurpose! Pass it on...

Happy Easter from all of us at the Fort Smith Convention Center!

[04/07/20]   Happy thought for today...
262 days until Christmas!

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Fort Smith Leadership Series: COVID19 Response: Fort Smith Fire Department and Fort Smith EMS

COVID-19 message to River Valley residents regarding the COVID19 virus.

[04/04/20]   YOUR SAFETY AND WELL BEING ARE VERY IMPORTANT TO US.

DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS THREAT, THE FORT SMITH CONVENTION CENTER AND ARCBEST PERFORMING ARTS CENTER WILL REMAIN CLOSED THROUGH MAY 31ST.

ALL EVENTS SCHEDULED THROUGH MAY ARE RE-SCHEDULING OR CANCELLING. ACCESS TO ALL PUBLIC AREAS AND EVENT SPACES IS RESTRICTED FOR THE TIME BEING.

IF YOU NEED THE ASSISTANCE OF OUR SALES OR ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF, YOU CAN FIND US IN OUR OFFICES AT 55 S. 7TH ST. OR CALL 479-788-8932.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING DURING THIS CHALLENGING TIME. WE LOOK FORWARD TO HOPEFULLY RESUMING NORMAL OPERATION IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

[04/04/20]   YOUR SAFETY AND WELL BEING ARE VERY IMPORTANT TO US.

DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS THREAT, THE FORT SMITH CONVENTION CENTER AND ARCBEST PERFORMING ARTS CENTER WILL REMAIN CLOSED THROUGH MAY 31ST.

ALL EVENTS SCHEDULED THROUGH MAY ARE RE-SCHEDULING OR CANCELLING. ACCESS TO ALL PUBLIC AREAS AND EVENT SPACES IS RESTRICTED FOR THE TIME BEING.

IF YOU NEED THE ASSISTANCE OF OUR SALES OR ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF, YOU CAN FIND US IN OUR OFFICES AT 55 S. 7TH ST. OR CALL 479-788-8932.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING DURING THIS CHALLENGING TIME. WE LOOK FORWARD TO HOPEFULLY RESUMING NORMAL OPERATION IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

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55 S 7th St
Fort Smith, AR
72901

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
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