The “Freedom & Blues Exhibition” will be unveiled and the Explore Pine Bluff Visitor Information Center will be launched from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 27.


The event will be held at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Business Support Incubator, 615 S. Main St.


The Delta Rhythm & Bayous Alliance (DRBA) and Pine Bluff Advertising and Promotion Commission invite the community to the celebration, according to a news release.


“Coordinated by the Delta Rhythm & Bayous Alliance (DRBA), the Freedom & Blues Exhibition highlights the interconnectedness of the African-American freedom struggle and the prodigious blues legacy from Pine Bluff, Ark., to Greenville, Miss.” according to the release. “Through visual art, photographs, musical instruments and other memorabilia, the Freedom & Blues Exhibition weaves a nuanced story of human achievement, resilience, and challenge about its residents and artists living on the Delta Rhythm & Bayous Highway (U.S. 65 and 82).”


The visitor information center will provide information and support for the cultural and recreational outlets in the area.


“Whether guests are visiting Pine Bluff for the first time, have recently relocated to Pine Bluff, or are established residents, the friendly staff at Explore Pine Bluff stands ready to provide information on Pine Bluff’s attractions, tours, accommodations, dining, events and more,” according to the release.


The Visitor Information Center and the Freedom & Blues Exhibition are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Details: 870-534-2121.