Argenta Regional Innovation Hub
The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, is comprised of three primary program elements: Art Connection, Launch Pad, & Silver Mine which are housed in an existing 1900’s building constructed of load bearing masonry walls and wood framed columns and roof trusses. This building, sited just off Main & Broadway in North Little Rock, can be seen as a sustainable solution for the Argenta Innovation Center’s needs; by that, an adaptive reuse of an existing building with great history and character.
Art Connection is an after school and summer visual arts work program for NLR High School students. The space features a gallery, studios, and supports spaces for the young becoming artists and their director in a 3,763 square feet section of facility. The Launch Pad is a “Maker Space” which occupies 5,956 square feet of the center. This space includes a carpentry & metal working shop and a technology shop. This section of the center also houses the “S.T.E.A.M. Lab” which serves as a computer lab and seminar space for all three programs. The Silver Mine is a co-working space which occupies 6,185 square feet on the ground floor of the center and features a 3,465 square feet loft. The Silver Mine is a place for co-working, entrepreneurialism, continuing education, and startup incubator events.